The Golden Nazi Vampire of Absam: Part II – The Secret of Kottlitz Castle (Der Goldene Nazivampir von Absam 2 – Das Geheimnis von Schloss Kottlitz)

Screenings: Wednesday, June 18, 19:00 (BOYFRIENDS)

Standfoto - Der Goldene Nazivampir von Absam 2

Country of Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2008
Duration: 45’41“
Category: Fiction

Director: Lasse Nolte
Screenplay: Lasse Nolte
Cinematographer: David Emmenlauer
Editor: Lasse Nolte
Music: Tuomas Kantelinen, Knorkator, Killing Noise, Leopold Kraus Wellenkapelle
Producer: Martin Blankemeyer, Cornel Schaefer, Robin Schaefer, Christl Catanzaro, Damien Donnelly, Mike Dehghan, Daniel Froehlich
Cast: Daniel Krauss, Goetz Burger, Hendrik Martz, Walter Stapper, Kim Baermann and Oliver Kalkofe

Synopsis: If things were up to General Donovan, then the Military Secret Service of the United States would take care of really important things, of which there are plenty in this Autumn of 1942. Let the Waffen-SS search for Atlantis and dance around Germanic Druid Stones – who believes in the occult of „Wunderwaffen“ or „miracle weapons“ anyway? At least no straightforward American patriot, only pathetic wimps like William Blazkowicz, the only person at the OSS who wears glasses. But then… can you dare risk to ignore explicit warnings? Secretly shot films? Evidence? What is really happening in Kottlitz Castle? Who killed Smokey Savallas? What kind of research is the „Ahnenerbe der SS“ involved in? Who stole Count Dracula’s bones from a crypt in Wallachia? And where’s the connection between a fanatic SS General, underground laboratories full of German scientists, and a huge pit filled with molten gold? Questions, questions… and of all people William Blazkowicz is being smuggled into the Austrian Alps to find answers. But no one could ever imagine in the wildest of dreams what Blazkowicz is going to unearth at Kottlitz Castle…

Festivals & Awards: „Sehsuechte“ Potsdam Germany 2008 (Nominee for Producers Award), Medienhaus Hannover Germany 2008


The Prisoner Of The Month (Der Häftling Des Monats)

Screening: Wednesday, June 18, 19:00 (BOYFRIENDS)

Standfoto "Häftling des Monats"

Country of Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2005
Duration: 23′
Category: Fiction

Director: Mario Dircks
Screenplay: Mario Dircks
Cinematographer: Edwin Krieg
Editor: Uli Schön
Music: Steffen Kaltschmid
Producer: Axel Donath
Cast: Mike Langhans, Johanna Falckner, Benjamin Koller, Daniel Bucher

Synopsis: A young man walks home when he gets stopped and arrested by two policeman. In the cellar of a police station, he is thrown into a dirty cell. After he recovered of the first fright, he assesses that there is also a young girl in this cell. First of all he thinks, she got arrested the same way, but soon he realizes, that she is part of a cruel and inhuman story, that forces the young man to change he’s world picture or to die yet in this night.

Festivals & Awards: Portobello Film Festival UK


Lightborne (Alumbramiento)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 13, 21:00 and Tuesday, June 17, 19:00 (SOUR)


Country of Origin: Spain
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 15′
Category: Fiction

Director: Eduardo Chapero-Jackson
Screenplay: Eduardo Chapero-Jackson
Cinematographer: Juan Carlos Gomez
Editor: Ivan Aledo, Quique Dominguez
Music: Pascal Gaigne
Producer: Pepe Jordana
Cast: Marivi Bilbao, Cristina Plazas, Manolo Solo, Marta Berenguer, Sara Parbole

Synopsis: A family faces the last night of its eldest member, showing their different ways of dealing with a life´s ending. In a surprising manner, overcoming fear and taboo, one of them will guide the passing.

Festivals & Awards: 64. Mostra Cinematografica di Venecia (Prix UIP), European Film Academy Awards 2007 (Prix UIP), 22. Brest European Short Film Festival France (Prix des „Passeurs de Courts“), 21. Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo Valladolid (Press Award for Best Short Film, Best Director), Afia Film Festival Dinamarca Best Short Fiction, Festival de Cine de Guadalajara Spain (Press Award for Best Short Film), Festival de Cine de Catagena (Best Short Film), Fundacion Bancaja al Mejor proyecto de cortometraje (First Prize), 10. Festival Europeo de Cortometrajes FEC Cambrils-Reus (Premi del Public del Concurs Europeu de Curtmetratges), Gijon International Film Festival Spain, VI Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de San Sebastian Spain, 15. Festival Internacional de Jovenes Realizadores de Granada Spain, 8. Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote Spain, 11. Festival de Cine Espanol de Malaga Spain, Festival Contraplano de Segovia Spain, VIVA Film Festival UK, International Human Right Film Festival Albania, Festival de Cine Mediterraneo de Larissa Greece, 18. Festival de Cine Espanol de Nantes France, Atlanta Film Festival USA, International Film Festival Dresden Germany


Look Sharp

German Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 13, 19:00 and Monday, June 16, 21:00 (SATLY)


Country of Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 9’00“
Category: Fiction

Director: Amy Gebhardt
Screenplay: Amy Gebhardt
Cinematographer: Denson Baker
Editor: Granaz Moussavi
Music: Greg Wise
Producer: Ben Commens
Cast: Rhondda Findleton, Dave Lyons, Charlie Garber

Synopsis: After spending a drunken night together, Jo, a photographer, is compelled to capture the emotional truth beneath the rough exteriors of Sharpie gang members, Darren and Jason. But to what lengths will she go in the name of art? Inspired by the art of Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus and Carol Jerrems, Look Sharp is a gripping one-scene psychological drama set in 1970s Melbourne.

Festivals & Awards: Melbourne International Film Festival Australia 2006 (Best Student Production), Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Australia 2007 (Best Direction), My Queer Career Mardi Gras Film Festival Australia 2007 (Best Film), St Kilda Film Festival Australia 2007 (Best Actor – Rhonnda Findleton), Seattle International Film Festival USA 2007 (Special Jury Prize, Best Narrative Short), Post Alley Film Festival USA 2008 (Jury Prize), Midsummer Shorts ACMI Australia 2008, “G’Day USA” program USA 2008, Melbourne Queer Film Festival Australia 2008, Method Fest El SegundoUSA 2008, Nashville Film Festival USA 2008, Inside Out: Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival Canada 2008, New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Film Festival USA 2007, Huesca International Film Festival Spain 2007, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival USA 2007, Fitzroy Shorts Melbourne Australia 2007, Temecula Valley International Festival of Film & Music USA 2007, Hatchfest Bozeman USA 2007, Stockholm International Film Festival Sweden 2007, Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film Spain 2007, “Pulse” Austalian Showcase Sydney Australia 2007, Revelation Film Festival Australia 2006, Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film USA 2006, Shorts Film Festival Adelaide Australia 2006


Shift (15 Minuten Wahrheit)

Screening: Saturday, June 14, 23:00 (BEST OF GERMANY II)


Country of Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 18′
Category: Fiction

Director: Nico Zingelmann
Screenplay: Nico Zingelmann
Cinematographer: Felix Poplawsky
Editor: Marco Baumhof
Music: Christopher Bremus
Producers: Birke Birkner, Jean-Young Kwak
Cast: Herbert Knaup, Christoph Bach

Synopsis: 50-year-old Georg Komann and his colleagues surprisingly get laid off by their company, without even any decent severance pay. Knowing that no-one will rehire fifty-years-olds, they need a good plan to avert their personal and financial ruin. Komann risks everything by asking his boss for a meeting that could change his life in any direction – a personal 15 minute meeting.

Festivals & Awards: Salento Finibus Terrae International Short Film Festival Italy 2008 (Best Short Film & Best Actor Herbert Knaup), Festival de Cannes France 2008 (Short Film Market), 13th Street NBC Universal Film Festival USA 2008 (Nominee for Shocking Shorts Award), Festival du Court-Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand France 2008 (Short Film Market), International Short Film Festival Clergy-Pontoise France 2008 (1st Prize: Communauté d’agglomération de Cergy-Pontoise), FEC European Short Film Festival Reus Spain 2008 (Special Mention), Studio Hamburg Prize for Young Filmmaker 2008 (Best Short Film, Audience Award), Nominee for Best German Short Film Potsdam Germany 2007, Shorts at Moonlight Hofheim Germany 2007 (Skoda – Short Film Prize), German Short Film Prize Bonn Germany 2007 (Nominee for Best German Short Film), Tatort Eifel Daun Germany 2007 (Winner of Short Film Competition), Unlimited Cologne 2007 (Jury Award – Local Competition), International Festival Of Student Film Belgrade Serbia 2007 (Best Fiction Film Award), Kustendorf Film Festival Mokra Gora Serbia 2008 (Nominee for Short Film Competition), Tribeca Film Festival New York USA 2008 (Nominee for Short Film Competition), “Shorts At Moonlight” Germany 2007 (1st Prize, Audience Award), “Tatort Eifel” Germany 2007 (1st Jury Prize), „Unlimited“ 2nd International Film Festival Cologne Germany 2007 (1st Jury Prize), 9th International Student Film Festival Belgrade Serbia 2007 (Best Fiction Film Award), Kinofest Luenen Germany 2007 (Best Short Film, Audience Award), Filmfestival Münster Germany 2007 (Audoence Award), Kurzfilmtage Bamberg Germany 2008, Berlin&Beyond Film Festival San Francisco USA 2008, Filmfest Landshut Germany 2008, Kurzfilmtage Guetersloh Germany 2008, International Short Film Festival Dresden Germany 2008, Oskariada 7. IIFFF Warsaw Poland 2008, Week Of The European Film Panevezys Lithuania 2008, Kurzfilmtage Thalmaessing Germany 2008, International Student Film Festival Tel Aviv Israel 2008, Kurze Nacht der noch kuerzeren Filme Pfaffenhofen Germany 2008, Salento Finibus Terrae International Film Festival Italy 2008, Max-Ophuels-Prize Saarbruecken Germany 2007, „Sehsuechte“ Film Festival Potsdam Germany 2007, Filmfest Emden Germany 2007, European Short Film Biennale Ludwigsburg Germany 2007, Open Eyes Film Fest Marburg Germany 2007, Short Film Festival Luechow Germany 2007, Filmfest Muenster Germany 2007, Kurzfilmfestival Flensburg Germany 2007, „interfilm“ International Short Film Festival Berlin Germany 2007, Kinofest Luenen Germany 2007, Filofest Ljubljana Slovenia 2007, Goethe-Institut Los Angeles USA 2007, FILMZ Festival Of German Film Mainz Germany 2007


Salvador (A Daily Miracle Story)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 13, 19:00 and Monday, June 16, 21:00 (SALTY)


Country of Origin: Spain
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 11’00“
Category: Fiction

Director: Abdalatif Hwidar
Screenplay: Abdalatif Hwidar
Cinematographer: Gabriel Guerra
Editor: Eloy Gonzalez, Goyo Villasevil
Music: Solaz Caldo
Producer: Eneko Lizarraga
Cast: Nacho Fresneda, Orlin Moran, Carlos Merchan

Synopsis: One morning in March. A train wagon. A child plays with his father to the hiding place.

Festivals & Awards: Art Film Festival Bratislava Slovakia 2008, Festival Les Lutins du Court-Metrage France 2008, Aspen Short Film Festival USA 2008, Festival de Cortometrajes de Segovia Contraplano Spain 2008, Festival Creatrivas Spain 2008, Festival de Jovenes Realizadores de Granada Spain 2008, Mostra de Cine Latinoamericano de Lleida Spain 2008, Festival de Cine del Mediterraneo de Tetuan Morocco 2008, „Proyecciones“ Aranda del Duero Spain 2008, Festival International du Film d´Aubagne France 2008, Muestra de Cine Iberoamericano de Guadalajara Mexico 2008, Muestra de Cine Internacional de Palencia Spain 2008, Semana del Cortometraje de San Roque Spain 2008, International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2008, „Cortogenia“ Pase Especial Premios Goya Spain 2008, Curt Ficcions Spain 2008, Concurso Fotogramas en Corto Spain 2008, Festival Cortos Flickerfest Australia 2008, International Film Festival Ofensiva Poland 2007, Semana de Cine Espanol de Aguilar de Campoo Spain 2007, Festival Festicurts Spain 2007, European Film Awards Germany 2007, Festival de Cortometrajes de Nerva Spain 2007, Festival de Cortometrajes de Tirana TIFF Albania 2007, Mostra de Cortometrajes Vila de Noia Spain 2007, Reino Unido Muestra de Cortometrajes Cusco Peru 2007, Festival de Cine de Arouca Portugal 2007, Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid Spain 2007, Festival Inter de Cine de Badalona Filmets Spain 2007, Sleepwalkers’ Students Film Festival Tallin Estonia 2007, Festival de Cortos Ciudad de Chinchilla Spain 2007, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest Germany 2007, Festival Audiovisual Asier Errasti Eibar Spain 2007, Concurso de Cine Amateur Ciudad de Valls Spain 2007, Festival de Cine de Quito Cero Latitud Ecuador 2007, Festival Interfilm Berlin Germany 2007, Certamen de Cortometrajes Parla en Corto Spain 2007, Festival Cine Europeo de Sevilla Spain 2007, Festival de Cortometrajes Silence Saturn Belgium 2007, Leicester International Short Film Festival UK 2007, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Taiwan 2007, Asiana International Short Film Festival South Korea 2007, Festival International du Cinema en Abitibi Canada 2007, Festival de Cortos „Villa de Orotava“ Spain 2007, Certamen Nacional de Cortometrajes Aula 18 Spain 2007, Certamen de Documental y Video Secuencia Cero Spain 2007, „Mostra de Valencia“ Cinema del Mediterrani Spain 2007, Festival MadridImagen Spain 2007, Mercado de Cortometrajes Compostela CurtoCircuito Spain 2007, Certamen Nacional de Cortos Villa de Caudete Spain 2007, Flanders International Film Festival Ghent Belgium 2007, Festival Internacional Villa de Espartinas Spain 2007, Concurso de Cortometrajes 35 mm Abycine Spain 2007, Festival de Cine Espanol CineSpana de Toulouse France 2007, Manaki Brothers Macedonia 2007, Drama International Short Film Festival Greece 2007, International Festival of Young Filmmakers CineFest Hungria 2007, Split International Film festival Croacia 2007, Jornadas de Cine de Bahia Brasil 2007, Certamen Audiovisual de Cabra Spain 2007, Almaty International Film Festival Kazachstan 2007, Certamen de Cortos de Videos Sociales Astorga Spain 2007, Trouville Off-Courts Short Film Festival France 2007, Festival de Montalbanejo Spain 2007, Festival des Films du Monde de Montreal Canada 2007, Festival de Cortos de Puerto Rico CineFiesta Puerto Rico 2007, Festival Vivir de cine Spain 2007, Festival de Cortometrajes Platges de Monfoca Spain 2007, OFF/ON Warszawa European Film Week Poland 2007, Lucania Film Festival Italia 2007, Portobello Film Festival UK 2007, Festival Internacional de Cinema Jove Spain 2007, Festival Internacional de Cine Indep de Elche Spain 2007



Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Sunday, June 15, 21:00 and Monday, June 16, 19:00 (BITTER)


Country of Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 17’30“
Category: Fiction

Director: Daniel Mulloy
Screenplay: Daniel Mulloy
Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan
Editor: Dan Robinson
Music: Adrian Sical
Producer: Ohna Falby
Cast: Natalie Press, James Wilson, Glenn Doherty

Synopsis: „Son“ tells the story of an underground theatre director and the possessive grip he holds over his female colleague, and her young son James. James‘ unhappy world unfolds in the confines of the theatre’s vaults where soon reality and fiction become indistinguishable.

Festivals & Awards: Slamdance Film Festival USA 2008 (Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short Film), 11th NYC Picturestart Film Festival USA (Grand Jury Award for Best Film), The 3rd Annual SoCal Independent Film Festival UK, 36th Festival du Nouveau Cinema de Montreal Canada, Small Town Film Festival Canada 2007, 30th Starz Denver Film Festival USA, Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival USA 2007, 13th Cucalorus Film Festival USA, Cortopotere ShortFilmFestival Italy 2007, 20th Foyle Film Festival Ireland, Barbados International Film Festival 2007, 2nd Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival USA, 5th London Short Film Festival UK, 2nd Trail Dance Film Festival USA, 1st Festivus Film Festival USA, British Film Festival Israel 2007, 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival Netherland, 23rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival USA, 30th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival France, 3rd NYC Dowtown Short Film Festival USA, 20th Minimalen Short Film Festival Norway, Tampere International Film Festival Finland 2008, 7th Tiburon International Film Festival USA, California Independent Film Festival USA 2008, Syracuse International Film and Video Festival USA 2008, Britspotting British and Irish Film Festival Berlin Germany 2008


We Have Decided Not To Die

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Saturday, 20:30 and Tuesday, 18:00 (Umami)


Country of Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 2004
Duration: 11’30“
Category: Experimental

Director: Daniel Askill
Screenplay: Daniel Askill
Cinematographer: Denson Baker
Editor: Daniel Askill
Music: Michael Askill
Producers: Christopher Seeto, Daniel Askill
Cast: Jordan Askill, Kasia Werstak, Daniel Askill

Synopsis: Three rituals. Three figures. Three modern day journeys of transcendence.

Festivals & Awards: Flickerfest Sydney 2005 (Jameson Award), Braunschweig International Film Festival 2004, Interfilm Berlin 2004, Cinema Tout Ecran 2004, Leeds International Film Festival 2004, Calgary International Film Festival 2004, Resfest Digitasl Film Festival & Tour 2004, Locarno International Film Festival 2004, Rushes Soho Shorts 2004, Melbourne International Film Festival 2004 (Kino Dendy Cinema Award for Creative Excellence), Expression In Corto 2004 (Best Experimental Film / Special Mention for Best Cinematography), Sydney Film Festival 2004, Brooklyn International Film Festival 2004 (Best Experimental Film), Worldwide Short Film Festival 2004 (Honourable Mention / Best Experimental Short), Commonwealth Film Festival 2004 (Audience Award for Best Short Film), Granada International Short Film Festival 2004 (Premio al Mejor Corto Experimental / Special Mention), South By Southwest 2004 (BAFTA Award), Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2004 (Prix du Public Lab Competition)


A Day’s Work

European Premiere
Screenings: Friday, June 13, 19:00 and Monday, June 16, 21:00 (SALTY)


Country of Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 14’33“
Category: Fiction

Director: Rajeev Dassani
Screenplay: Rajeev Dassani, Elan Dassani
Cinematographer: Nicola Marsh
Music: Toby Chu
Producer: Julie Sifuentes, Charles Uy, Micheal Tringe
Cast: Carter Jenkins, Eddie Martinez, Higo Garcia, Leigh Hill, Jack Brand

Synopsis: Alone in Los Angeles, Enrique doesn’t speak a word of English. Forced to work as a day laborer to earn money for loved ones back home, his loyalties are put to the test when a simple job escalates into a matter of life and death.

Festivals & Awards: Kodak Filmmaker Award, Fotokem Grant, Causus Foundation Grant, Film Grant from Clint Eastwood – Dreamworks, James Bridges Direction Award, Barbara Corday Award, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award, Method Fest Independent Film Festival USA (Best Student Film), Gen Art New York Film Festival USA (Stargazer Award – Luis Chavez- for Best New Talent, Audience Award for Best Short Film), Byron Bay Film Festival Australia (Nominated for Best Short), AFI Dallas International Film Festival USA (Audience Award for Best Short Film), Florida Film Festival USA (Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast), Vail Film Festival USA (Best Student Film), Sacramento International Film Festival USA, Omaha Film Festival USA, Sedona International Film Festival USA, Beverly Hills Film Festival USA, Phoenix Film Festival USA, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival USA, FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood USA, Carolina Film and Video USA, Santa Barbara Film Festival USA, Beverly Hills Shorts Film Festval, Gen Art Film Festival USA, Newport Beach Festival USA, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival USA, Santa Cruz Film Festival USA, Short Shorts Film Festival Japan, Palm Beach International Film Festival USA, Indianapolis International Film Festival USA, Nashville Film Festival USA, Big Island Film Festival Hawaii USA, Fallbrook Film Festival USA, Jackson Hole Film Festival USA, Maryland Film Festival USA