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