Thanks anyway (Trotzdem danke)

Screening: Friday, June 19, 23:00 (BEST OF GERMANY I)


Country of Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 7′
Category: Documentary

Director: Mischa Leinkauf, Matthias Wermke
Screenplay: Matthias Wermke
Cinematographer: Mischa Leinkauf
Editor: Mischa Leinkauf
Producer: Mischa Leinkauf, Matthias Wermke
Cast: Matthias Wermke

Synopsis: Berlin: Cleaning a windowpane without being asked, a young man’s act of friendship, whether at the metro station or at an urban bus at a red traffic light. It is all free of charge, nevertheless people are irritated, uncomprehending or even annoyed. But every now and then they are even thankful.

Festivals & Awards: Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis 2008, Nomination (German Shortfilm Award), Audience Award, International Shortfilmfestival Hamburg, Audience Award, International Shortfilmfestival Interfilm Berlin, Best Experimental Short, International Filmfestival „Ohne Kohle“ Vienna, Audience Award, „Betting On Shorts“ The London Consortium, UK, Best Performance, International Filmfest La.MeKo, Landau, Best Shortfilm, Contravision Shortfilmfestival Berlin, Best German Upcoming Filmmaker Nomination, Filmfest Hannover, Special Mention for Best Short Documentary, Tabor Film Festival, Croatia, International World Wide Shortfilm Festival Toronto, Canada, International London Film Festival, UK, International Fresh Film Fest, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republik, 14. Independent Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 20. exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, 24. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Zeitgeist International Film Festival, San Francisco, USA, Bianco FilmFestival, Perugia, Italien, MIT Short Film Festival, Cambridge, USA, „Open City“, Gallery „Eyebeam“ New York, USA.