Poolside (Beckenrand)

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


Country of Origin: Germany/Switzerland
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 19′
Category: Fiction

Director: Michael Koch
Screenplay: Michael Koch
Cinematographer: Benedikt Ritter
Editor: Rosa Albrecht
Music: Frank Boehle, Johann Laeschke
Producer: Michael Koch
Cast: Hansjuerg Mueller, Luca Zindel, Lea Baur

Synopsis: The setting is a packed swimming pool at the height of summer. A group of teenagers catch the pool attendant’s attention and a confrontation leads to a tragic misunderstanding…

Festivals & Awards: Nominee for Best German Short Film Potsdam Germany 2007, Nominee for Swiss Film Prize in category Best Short Film 2007, Festival du film court de Lille France 2007 (Special Prize), Young Filmmaker’s Festival Luzern Switzerland 2006 (Best Direction), International Short Film Days Winterthur Switzerland 2006 (Special Mention), International Short Film Festival Hamburg Germany 2007 (Special Mention), Festival Signes de Nuit Paris France 2007 (First Prize), Festival International des Ecoles de Cinema FIDEC Belgium 2007 (Special Mention), Berlin&Beyond Festival San Francisco USA 2007, International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2007, Solothurner Short Film Days Switzerland 2007, Festival Premiers Plans Anger France 2007, Mediawave International Film Festival Hungary 2007, Befilm The Underground Film Festival New York USA 2007, Sonar International Short Film Festival Italy 2007, „Sehsuechte“ International Student Film Festival Berlin Germany 2007, VIS Vienna Independent Shorts Viena Austria 2007, Courtisane Festival of Short Film Ghent Belgium 2007, Seattle International Film Festival USA 2007, „La Cittadella del Corto“ International Short Film Festival Roma Italy 2007, Cinema Jove International Film Festival Valencia Spain 2007, Mostra Independent de Curtmetratges „MIC07“ Barcelona Spain 2007, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche Spain 2007, Monterrrey International Film Festival Mexico 2007, Tinklai International Short Film Festival Lithuania 2007, Cork Film Festival Ireland 2007, International Short Film Festival Santiago de Compostela Spain 2007, Kolkata Film Festival India 2007, Short Film Festival of Lyon-Villeurbanne France 2007, Cucalorus Film Festival North Carolina USA 2007, International Film Festival Locarno Switzerland 2006, Leeds International Film Festival UK 2006, Regensburg Short Film Week Germany 2006, Une Nuit Trop Courte Grenoble France 2006, International Short Film Festival Leuven Belgium 2006

Weblink: http://www.kurzfilmtournee.de/poolside