Films by Title

2 Or 3 Things I Knew About Her
About Socks And Love (O Ponozkach A Laske)
Black Cabinet
Cigaretta Mon Amour – Portrait Of My Father (Cigaretta Mon Amour – Portrait Meines Vaters)
Closer (APROP)
A Day’s Work
The Dinner (Le Diner)
Downstairs (Ayak Altinda)
Even Pigeons Go To Heaven (Meme Les Pigeons Vont Au Paradis)
The Fallen Woman
The Ferryman (Der Faehrmeister)
For The Love Of God
Found Objects
The Frozen Sea (Das Gefrorene Meer)
Gaining Ground (Land Gewinnen)
The Golden Nazi Vampire of Absam: Part II – The Secret of Kottlitz Castle (Der Goldene Nazivampir von Absam 2 – Das Geheimnis von Schloss Kottlitz)
A Good Day For A Swim (O Zi Buna De Plaja)
Heart’s Beating (Herz Sticht)
Honey Trap (Honigfalle)
I Met The Walrus
Keychild (Schluesselkind)
Lightborne (Alumbramiento)
Looking Glass (Spegelbarn)
Look Sharp
Macedonian Dream – A Girl And Her Accordion (Die Akkordeonspielerin)
Madame Tutli-Putli
My Love (Moya Lybov)
No. 6
The Object
One Day Trip (El Viaje)
Personal Spectator
The Pheasant (Der Fasan)
Poolside (Beckenrand)
The Prisoner Of The Month (Der Haeftling Des Monats)
Retreating (La Ritirata)
Rotten Apple
The Runt (Der Kloane)
The Sad Story Of Knave (La Pauvre Histoire Du Maraud)
Salvador (A Daily Miracle Story)
The Secret Adventures Of The Projectionist
Shift (15 Minuten Wahrheit)
Sibling’s Love (Geschwisterliebe)
Silence (Stille)
Tanghi Argentini
Time Out (Mia Zoi San Alli)
Violin Solo (Geigensolo)
The Vulnerable Ones (Les Vulnerables)
War Party (Taua)
We Have Decided Not To Die
When I’m Big (Quand Ch’rai Grand)

About Socks And Love (O Ponozkach A Laske)

Bavarian Premiere

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


Country of Origin: Slovakia
Year of Production: 2008
Duration: 6’35“
Category: Animation

Director: Michaela Copikova
Screenplay: Michaela Copikova, Katarina Uhrova
Editor: Richard Chomo
Music: Martin Hasak

Synopsis: Short movie about an usual relationship of man and woman.

Festivals & Awards: 12th International Student Film Festival Tel Aviv Israel 2008, International Competition Tricky Women Austria 2008, 17th Youthmediafestival Berlin Germany 2008, International Film Festival Huesca Spain 2008


The Vulnerable Ones (Les Vulnerables)

Bavarian Premiere

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


Country of Origin: Congo/USA
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 14’00“
Category: Fiction

Director: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Screenplay: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt
Cinematographer: Ming Kai Leung
Editor: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Paul Frank
Music: Paul Bercovitch
Producer: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Valentina Canavesio, Nelson Walker
Cast: Stewart Lunanga, Freddy Makondo, Benjamin Maneno, Pascal Bashombana

Synopsis: Set in Congo, „The Vulnerable Ones“ is a coming-of-age story about a schoolboy who tries to proof his manhood to his once-famous, now-handicapped father by helping him smuggle goods over the border Congo and Rwanda. It follows the journey of Stewart, a puny teenager who must push his father in a wheelchair through the streets of a vibrant Congolese town in order to reach the border. Along the way, they encounter many of his father’s admirers and associates, each of whom teaches Stewart a lesson about respect.

Festivals & Awards: International Film Festival Berlin Germany 2008, Tiburon International Film Festival USA 2008, AFI Dallas International Film Festival USA 2008, Vail Film Festival USA 2008, Atlanta Film Festival USA 2008, Jackson Hole Film Festival USA 2008, New York Film Festival USA 2007


Time Out (Mia Zoi San Alli)

International Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 12, 19:00 and Saturday, June 14, 21:00 (SWEET)


Country of Origin: Greece
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 11′
Category: Fiction

Director: Zafiris Haitidis
Screenplay: Zafiris Haitidis
Cinematographer: Fotis Mitsis
Music: Stamatis Kraounakis
Producer: Zafiris Haitidis
Cast: Elena Karandinou, Giorgos Psyhogios, Manolis Destounis, Adda Patrelli, Andreas Konstantinidis, Andromahi Markopoulou, Dimitris Kefseridis, Katerina Didaskalou, Sisia Koskina

Synopsis: An ordinary day at work. In a bank, that could have been any business, anywhere in the world, time passes by monotonously for the employees. With no client around, the cashier begins to sing… Until a number of her co-workers join in. Only when you dream do you truly live.

Festivals & Awards: Short Film Festival in Drama Greece 2006 (Special Jury Award), Small Premieres Festival Greece 2006 (Best Production, Leading Actress, Editing & Costumes), Fantastic Film Festival Greece 2006 (Best Leading Actress), 30th Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier France 2008, Greek Ministery Of Culture – Greek State Award 2006


The Dinner (Le Diner)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 12, 19:00 and Saturday, June 14, 21:00 (SWEET)


Country of Origin: France
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 13’25“
Category: Fiction

Director: Cecile Vernant
Screenplay: Cecile Vernant
Cinematographer: Yohann Charrin
Editor: Xavier Marsais
Music: Erwann Kermorvant
Producer: Eric Pattedoie, Caroline Perchaud
Cast: Julie Dray, Guillaume Cramoisan

Synopsis: Clara and Julien have their first date at a restaurant. She, a lovely secretary, tries hard to seduce him, especially as she feels ill at ease in this environment, hoping to see him again. He, young diplomat, is restless and tries everything to cut the evening short…

Festivals & Awards: Valladolid International Film Festival Spain 2006 (Prix UIP), International Film Festival Larissa Greece 2007 (Acting Award – Julie Dray), Film Festival Cyprus 2007, RIFF Rome Italy 2007 (Prix International Short Film Category), Granada International short film festival Spain 2007 (Audience Award), Festival de Huesca Spain 2007 (Spacial Mention), 10eme nuit du court de Lausanne Switzerland 2007 (Public Award), Short Shorts Film Festival Tokyo Japan 2008, College Film Tour Cleveland USA 2007-2010, Cleveland International Film Festival USA 2007, NEFF Vitoria Gasteiz Spain 2007, Almeria en Corto Spain 2007, Corti da Sogny Italy 2007, BiancoFilmFestival Italy 2007, Short Shorts Film Festival Tokyo Japan 2007, Festival Maremetraggio de Trieste Italy 2007, Comedia Juste pour rire Canada 2007, Independent Producers‘ International Film Festival Bucarest Romania 2007, Motovun Film Festival Croatia 2007, Salento Internatnional Film Festival Italy 2007, Sarajevo Film Festival 2007, Flanders International Film Festival Belgium 2007, Sevilla Festival de Cine Spain 2007, Interfilm Berlin Germany 2007, Sleepwalkers International Student Film Festival Tallin Estonia 2007, Toffifest Torun Film Festival Poland 2007, Festival de Tbilisi Georgia 2007, Alpinale Film Festival Austria 2006, Palm Springs International Film Festival USA 2006, Sao Paulo International Short Film Fest Barazil 2006, Festival des Films du Monde Montreal Canada 2006, Ismailia International Festival Egypt 2006, Festival Pegasus Athenes Greece 2006, Hull International Film Festival UK 2006, Independent Film Festival Osnabrueck Germany 2006, Curto circuito San Tiago de Compostella Spain 2006, London Film Festival UK 2006, Festival Cinenygma Luxemburg 2006, Festival du Cinema International Rouyn-Noranda Canada 2006, Festival du Cinema en Atibi-Temiscamingue Canada 2006, The Magic Lantern UK 2006, Groningue Pays Bas France 2006, Interfilm Berlin Germany 2006, Braunschweig International Film Festival Germany 2006, New-York/Avignon Film Festival USA 2006, DaKino Bucarest Romania 2006, Schwenninger Short Film Festival Germany 2006, International Short Film Festival Leuven Belgium 2006


Black Cabinet

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Saturday, June 14, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 17, 21:00 (UMAMI)


Country of Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 5’00“
Category: Animation

Directing and Animation: Christine Rebet
Screenplay: Christine Rebet
Cinematographer: Larry Quartararo
Editor: Jennifer Basnyat
Music: George Philip
Producer: Kamel Mennour

Synopsis: The Black Cabinet is inspired by the techniques of “Spirit Painting” performed at the end of XIX century. Introduced by mediums during the heydays of spiritualism, these works, usually painted in oil, were portraits of deceased from a distant past. However, unlike the “Spirit Paintings” process, the apparition in The Black Cabinet is a prediction of what is to come, a vision of the 1920s.

Festivals & Awards: 58th Berlin International Film Festival Germany 2008


The Runt (Der Kloane)

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


Country of Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 10′
Category: Animation

Director: Andreas Hykade
Screenplay: Andreas Hykade
Animators: Andreas Hykade, Ralf Bohde
Editors: Andreas Hykade, Ralf Bohde
Music: Ulrich Reuter

Synopsis: „Alright, I’ll give you the runt. But you take care of it, and you kill it in one year,“ my uncle said.

Festivals & Awards: German Short Film Prize Potsdam Germany 2007, Nominee For World Short Film Award 2008 New York USA 2007, International Festival of Animation Arts „Multivision“ St. Petersburg Russia 2007 (Best Story), Kalamazoo Animation Festival International USA 2007 (First Prize For Independent Works), AniFest Prague Czech Republic 2007 (Grand Prix), International Animated Film Festival Annecy France 2007 (FIPRESCI Award), „Anima“ Argentinia 2007 (Grand Jury Price), RICA Wissembourg France 2007 (Grand Prix des Rencontres), 10th Tallinn Black Night Festival Estonia 2006, 8th Animated Dreams Tallinn Estonia 2006 (Wooden Wolf GRAND PRIX), Riofan Brazil 2008, 47th Krakow Film Festival Poland 2007, Platform International Animation Festival USA 2007, Lenolafilmfestival Italy 2007, CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival Canada 2007, „In the Palace“ International Short Film Festival Bulgaria 2007, Kinofest Romania 2007, Aye Aye Filmfestival France 2007, Fantoche – Internationales Festival für Animationsfilm Switzerland 2007, London International Animation Festival UK 2007, 29th International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2007, Slow Film Festival Hungary 2007, 27. Atlantic Film Festival Canada 2007, 8th International Animation Festival Madrid Spain 2007, „Animanima“ International Animation Festival Serbia 2007, Eksjoe Animation Festival Sweden 2007, Milano Film Festival Italy 2007, Akbank Shortfilm Festival Turkey 2007, Animpact Korea 2007, Uppsala International Short Film Festival Sweden 2007, Cinanima International Animated Film Festival Portugal 2007, Valsusa Filmfest Italy 2007, 25th International Young Audience Film Festival ALE KINO Poland 2007, PLATFORMA VIDEO 7 International Film Festival Greece 2007, Kurz und Knapp Switzerland 2007, Aubagne International Film Festival France 2007, „The Magic Lantern“ Film Festival Glasgow UK 2007, „Animabasauri“ Spain 2007, „Anima“ Belgium 2007, Granada International Young Filmmakers Festival Spain 2007, Short Film Festival Landshut Germany 2007, International Film Festival Dresden Germany 2007, International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart Germany 2007, International Short Film Festival Hamburg Germany 2007, Shorts at Moonlight Hofheim Germany 2007, International Short Film Festival Detmold Germany 2007, Open Air Film Festival Weiterstadt Germany 2007, DokFestival Leipzig Germany 2007, Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival Germany 2007, „zwergWERK“ Short Film Days Oldenburg Germany 2007, Short Film Week Regensburg Germany 2007, Ottawa International Animation Festival Canada 2006, Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya Spain 2006, London Film Festival UK 2006, Bradford Animation Festival UK 2006, Cinematheque Quebequoise Montreal Canada 2006, Tampere 36th Short Film Festival Finland 2006, Brest European Short Film Festival France 2006


Gaining ground (Land gewinnen)

Screening: Friday, June 13, 23:00 (BEST OF GERMANY I)


Country of Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 20’30“
Category: Fiction

Director: Marc Brummund
Screenplay: Fabian Wiemker
Cinematographer: Bettina Herzner
Editors: Ulf Albert, Magdolna Rokob
Music: Carsten Rocker
Producer: Yildiz Ozcan
Cast: Radik Golovkov, Olga Kolb, Andreas Schust, Hedi Kriegeskotte, Jan Peter Heyne

Synopsis: Andrej and his family have been living in Germany illegally for years. When his son reaches school age, he can´t hide any longer. Mischa´s future is at stake.

Festivals & Awards: International Creativ Award Of The Senate Of Hamburg Germany 2008, Mediterranean Festival of New Filmmakers Larissa Greece 2008 (Second Prize: Silverhorse), 18. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage Germany 2008 (Third Audience Award), 30. International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2008 (Kodak Showcase), 34th Annual Student Academy Awards USA 2007 (Nomination For Student Oscar), Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis Germany 2007 (Best Directing), International Women Film Festival Cologne Germany 2007(Best Cinematography, Special Mention), 57th Berlin International Film Festival Germany 2007 (Best Short Film, Special Mention), Golden Knight International Film Festival Moskau Russia 2007 (Silver Knight XVI), Vilnius Film Shorts Lithuania 2007 (Special Mention), Wendland Short Luechow Germany 2007 (Best Script), 37th International Children Film Festival Giffoni Italy 2007 ( Best Short Film, Special Prize), Nomination for First Steps Award 2007 (Best Short Film), International Competition VGIK International Filmschool Festival Moskau Russia 2007 (Audience Award), Konstanzer Kurzfilmspiele Germany 2007 (Best Short Film), CILECT Prize Competition Bulgaria 2007 (Fifth Prize), „My Europe“ Film Festival Germany 2007 (Audience Award), Nomination for Best German Short Film 2007


Downstairs (Ayak Altinda)

German Premiere

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


Country of Origin: Turkey
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 18’52“
Category: Fiction

Director: M. Cem Oztufekci
Screenplay: M. Cem Oztufekci
Cinematographer: Meryem Yavuz
Editor: Natalin Solakoglu
Music: Ismail Karadas
Producer: M. Cem Oztufekci, Can Oztufekci
Cast: Tarik Koksal, Kanbolat Gorkem Arslan, Gozde Sinem Ozturk, Aykut Oray

Synopsis: Ibrahim is a worker living with his two little children and a wife. Everyday he lives the same day, he goes to work, pub, coffehouse, mosque and he comes back home. When he works in early morning shift, he has to wake up at night. And he has to sleep in the day time, when he works in the late night shift.

Festivals & Awards: Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival Turkey 2008 (Special Jury Prize), Konya Selcuk University Kisa-ca National Student Films Festival Turkey 2008 (Best Fiction Prize), Malatya Inonu University Short Film Festival Turkey 2008 (Special Jury Prize), Bursa Pembe Carsi Short Film Week Turkey 2008 (People’s Choice Award), Aubagne International Film Festival France 2008, International Salerno Shadowline Film Festival Italy 2008, “La Cittadella del Corto” International Festival of Short Fiction Rome Italy 2008, Tanger International Meditarrean Short Film Morocco 2008, Yilmaz Guney Culture & Arts Festival National Short Film Turkey 2008, Bahcelievler Short Film Days Turkey 2008, Ankara International Film Festival Turkey 2008, Hisar Short Film Festival Turkey 2008, Yildiz University Short Film Festival Turkey 2008, Konya Selcuk University Short Film Festival Turkey 2008, Middle East Technical University Short Film Days Turkey 2008, Istanbul Technical University Short Film Week Turkey 2008, Pasofest Student Films Festival Turkey 2008, Malatya Inonu University Short Film Festival Turkey 2008, Laborfest International Film and Video Festival Istanbul Turkey 2008, Pembe Carsi Short Film Week Bursa Turkey 2008, Balikesir Cinema Days Turkey 2008, Galatasaray University Sinepark Short Film Festival Istanbul Turkey 2008, Eskisehir Film Festival Turkey 2008, Koc University Short Film Days Istanbul Turkey 2008, Aksaray University Spring Fest Turkey 2008, Istanbul American Robert College Fine Arts Festival Turkey 2008, Kartal Municipality Short Film Festival Istanbul 2008, Adana Golden Boll Film Festival Turkey 2008, International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Turkey 2007, International Izmir Short Film Festival Turkey 2007, Pam Short Film Festival Istanbul Turkey 2007, International Istanbul Short Film Festival Turkey 2007, International Akbank Short Film Festival Turkey 2007, International Bursa Silk Road Film Festival Turkey 2007


The Ferryman (Der Fährmeister)

Screening: Friday, June 13, at 23:00 (BEST OF GERMANY I)


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

Director: Joerg Bruhn
Screenplay: Joerg Bruhn
Cinematographer: Franz Rath
Editor: Jessica Ehlebracht
Music: Andre Feldhaus
Producer: Saskia Wegelein
Cast: Guenter Lamprecht, Radik Golovkov, Marie-Christine Friedrich

Synopsis: The countryside at night, a lonely road and a hearse. This is the story of the old ferryman who guides the souls of the deceased from the world of the living to the world of the dead. And of Andrew who is entangled in his memories and his belief that death holds some kind of truth.

Festivals & Awards: Nominee for Best German Short Film Potsdam Germany 2007, International Short Film Festival zwergWERK Oldenburg Germany 2007 (Audience Award), International Vilnius Short Film Festival Lithunia 2008, Filmfest Weiterstadt Germany 2007, Filmfest Eberswalde Germany 2007, Short Film Festival Biberach Germany 2007, Short Film Festival Braunschweig Germany 2007