97%

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 19, 19:00 and Saturday, June 21, 21:00 (Monopol-Kino)
SWEET

97

Country of Origin: Netherlands
Year of Production: 2013
Duration: 8′
Category: Fiction
Language: No dialogue

Director: Ben Brand
Screenplay: Thomas van der Ree
Cinematographer: Max Maloney
Editor: Wietse de Zwart
Music: Christiaan Verbeek
Producer: Rogier Dorant
Cast: Groen Casting, Susanne Groen

Synopsis: TSJAKKE-TSJAKKE-DING-DING-WHOOP! 97% match! Via an app on his phone Bert gets a notice that the girl of his dreams is nearby. Now he only has to find her before the subway train reaches the end of the line.
Inhalt: TSJAKKE-TSJAKKE-DING-DING-WHOOP! 97% Übereinstimmung! Via App bekommt Bert eine Nachricht, dass das Mädchen seiner Träume ganz in der Nähe ist. Jetzt muss er sie nur noch finden, bevor die U-Bahn an der Endstation ankommt.

Festivals: Dutch Filmfestival (Netherlands, 2013), Asiana Filmfestival (South Korea, 2013), interfilm Berlin (Germany, 2013), Shortcutz Filmfestival (Netherlands, 2013), Shorts Attack (Germany, 2013), Cinerail Festival (France, 2013), Suikerzoet Filmfestival (Netherlands, 2013), GoShort (Netherlands, 2014), Lanzarote Film Festival (Spain, 2014), Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille (France, 2014), Kurzfilmnacht-Tour (Switzerland, 2014), Aspen Shortsfest (USA, 2014), cellu l’art (Germany, 2014), Salento International Film Festival (Italy, 2014), Salento Finibus Terrae Festival (Italy, 2014), Cinesogni – Circolo del cinema „Sogni“ (Italy, 2014)
Awards: Winner of the Month at Shortcutz Filmfestival, Audience Award at Cinerail Festival, Audience Award at cellu l’art

Weblink: vimeo.com/143233550

In Guns We Trust

German Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 20, 21:00 and Monday, June 23, 19:00 (Monopol-Kino)
SALTY

in-guns-we-trust

Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2013
Duration: 12′
Category: Documentary
Language: English without subtitles

Director: Nicolas Lévesque
Screenplay: Nicolas Lévesque
Cinematographer: Nicolas Lévesque
Editor: Guillaume Langlois
Producer: Nicolas Lévesque
Cast: Robert Jones, Dent Myers, James Amica, Dania Gallaway, Josh Lavallette

Synopsis: In Kennesaw, a small American town in the state of Georgia, a good citizen is an armed citizen. By law, since 1982, each head of household must own at least one working firearm with ammunition.
Inhalt: In Kennesaw, einer kleinen amerikanischen Stadt im Bundesstaat Georgia, ist ein guter Bürger ein bewaffneter Bürger. Seit 1982 ist es gesetzlich geregelt, dass jeder Haushaltsvorstand eine funktionierende und geladene Schusswaffe besitzen muss.

Festivals: Regard sur le court métrage (Canada, 2013), Indie Lisboa (Portugal, 2013), Talent tout Court à Cannes (France, 2013), Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, 2013), Toronto International Film Festival (Canada, 2013), OFF-Court Trouville (France, 2013), Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec (Canada, 2013), Cinéma Vérité (Iran, 2013), Festival Images en Vues (Canada, 2013), Festival de Cinéma en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Canada, 2013), Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada, 2013), Festival de Arles et les nuits photographiques de Paris (France, 2013), Belfast Photographic Film Festival (Irlande, 2013), Victoria Film Festival (Canada, 2013), Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival (Canada, 2014), Tribeca Film Festival (United States, 2014)

Weblinks:
www.vimeo.com

Recycled

German Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 20, 19:00 and Monday, June 23, 21:00 (Monopol-Kino)
UMAMI

recycled

Country of Origin: China
Year of Production: 2013
Duration: 6′
Category: Animation
Language: No dialogue

Director: Lei Lei, Thomas Sauvin
Screenplay: Lei Lei
Cinematographer: Lei Lei
Editor: Lei Lei
Music: Zafka Zhang
Producer: Lei Lei

Synopsis: Over 3000 photos selected out of half a million negatives salvaged from a recycling plant in the outskirts of Beijing. The capital and the life of its inhabitants over the last thirty years, in an almost epic portrait of anonymous humanity.
Inhalt:
Aus einer Recyclinganlage in den Außenbezirken von Beijing wurden über 3000 Fotos aus über einer halben Million Negative selektiert. Sie erzählen von der Hauptstadt und dem Leben ihrer Einwohner während der letzten 30 Jahre. Ein fast episches Porträt von anonymer Menschheit.
Festivals: Holland Animation Film Festival (Netherlands, 2013), International Festival of Animated Films AniFest (Czech Republic, 2013), Annecy International Animated Film Festival (France, 2013), Countryside Animafest Cyprus (Cyprus, 2013), Fantoche – International Animation Film Festival (Switzerland, 2013), Sakhalin Screen International Film Festival (Russia, 2013), 25 FPS – International Experimental Film and Video Festival (Croatia, 2013), Cinanima – International Animated Film Festival (Portugal, 2013), Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan, 2013), Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden, 2013), Big Cartoon Festival (Russia, 2013), Animpact Animation Festival (South Korea, 2013), Sommets du cinéma d’animation (Canada, 2013), Animateka International Animated Film Festival (Slovenia, 2013)
Awards:Grand Prix for non-narrative short at Holland Animation Film Festival, Best non-narrative animation at International Festival of Animated Films AniFest, Special Mention of the Jury at Countryside Animafest Cyprus

Weblinks:
www.raydesign.cn

A Visit

German Premiere

Screenings: Sunday, June 22, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 24, 19:00 (Monopol-Kino)
BITTER

a-visit

Country of Origin: Poland
Year of Production: 2013
Duration: 12′
Category: Documentary
Language: No dialogue

Director: Matej Bobrik
Screenplay: Matej Bobrik
Cinematographer: Artur Sienicki
Editor: Grzegorz Szczepaniak
Producer: Ewa Jastrzebska, Tomasz Parnowski

Synopsis: In a care home surrounded by a magical forest deep in the middle of nowhere, the residents lead quiet, unruffled lives. Only Sundays seem to bring any variety. For Sunday is visiting day.
Inhalt: In einem Pflegeheim, verloren in Mitten eines zauberhaften Waldes, führen die Anwohner ein ruhiges und gelassenes Leben. Nur die Sonntage scheinen irgendeine Art von Abwechslung zu bringen, denn Sonntag ist Besuchstag.

Festivals: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 2013), 16th Docaviv International Film Festival (Israel, 2014), 13th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (Poland, 2013), One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2014), 19th It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival (Brazil, 2014), 24th Mediawave International Film and Music Festival (Hungary, 2014), 12th International Short Film Festival In the Palace (Bulgaria, 2014)

Weblinks:
polishshorts.pl
www.youtube.com

The Noble Stud

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 20, 21:00 and Monday, June 23, 19:00 (Monopol-Kino)
SALTY

the-noble-stud

Country of Origin: Sweden
Year of Production: 2013
Duration: 14′
Category: Animation
Language: Swedish with English subtitles

Director: Sofia Priftis, Linus Hartin
Screenplay: Sofia Priftis, Linus Hartin
Cinematographer: Sofia Priftis, Linus Hartin
Editor: Sofia Priftis, Linus Hartin
Music: Arne Forsén, Joel Bremer
Producer: Sofia Priftis, Linus Hartin
Cast: Paloma Leal, Marcus Prifts, Niki Nordeskjöld, Elin Söderquist

Synopsis: A young girl, Maria, leaves for the countryside to work as a maid for an aristocratic couple in their mansion. Inspired by her best friend’s impossible desire to have a child with her girlfriend, Maria hatches a plan to help homosexual couples while also taking revenge on the bourgeois class.
Inhalt: Das junge Mädchen Maria zieht ins Land, um für ein aristokratisches Ehepaar in ihrem Herrenhaus als Dienstmagd zu arbeiten. Inspiriert von der unmöglichen Sehnsucht ihrer besten Freundin, ein Kind mit ihrer festen Freundin zu haben, fasst Maria den Plan, homosexuellen Paaren zu helfen, indem sie Rache an der Bourgeoisie nimmt.

Festivals: Folkets Bio (Sweden, 2014), Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media (Germany, 2014), The Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l’Alternativa (Spain, 2013), Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes FENACO (Peru, 2013), Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de Soria (Spain, 2013), Fredrikstad Animation Festival (Norway, 2013), Golden Orchid International Animation Festival (USA, 2013), Bideodromo (Spain, 2013), Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden, 2013), Riga International Short Film Festival (Latvia, 2013), Shortcutz Express Caldas da Rainha (Portugal, 2013), Festival Internacional de Animación Val Paraiso (Chile, 2013), Anima-São – International Animation Festival (Brazil, 2013), Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife (Brazil, 2013), Indiana Short Film Festival (USA, 2013), Se-Ma-For Film Festival (Poland, 2013), FIC Puebla International Film Festival (Mexico, 2013), Animasyros 6.0 International Animation Festival & Forum (Greece, 2013), KratkofilPlus (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013), Uruguay International Short Film Festival (Uruguay, 2013), Short Cutz Lisboa (Portugal, 2013), Leiden International Short Film Festival (The Netherlands, 2013), Umea Film Festival (Sweden, 2013), Cinema Queer International Film Festival (Sweden, 2013), IndieLisboa (Portugal, 2013), MashRome (Italie, 2013), Syndikalistiskt Forum Film Festival (Sweden, 2013), Gothenburg International Film Festival (Sweden, 2013)
Awards: Mejor Aportación Artística at Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de Soria, Grand Prix at KratkofilPlus, Best Animation at Uruguay International Short Film Festival

Weblinks:
www.kompiskompis.com
www.facebook.com
www.vimeo.com
www.vimeo.com

Silvio – Here I Am

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Saturday, June 21, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 24, 21:00 (Monopol-Kino)
SOUR

silvio-here-i-am

Country of Origin: Italy
Year of Production: 2013
Duration: 15′
Category: Documentary
Language: Italian with English subtitles

Director: Carlo Migotto, Mattia Coletti
Screenplay: Carlo Migotto, Mattia Coletti
Cinematographer: Nevio De Conti
Editor: Nevio De Conti
Music: Job Roggeven
Producer: Carlo Migotto, Mattia Coletti
Cast: Silvio V.

Synopsis: Silvio has deep, sad eyes that struggle to stay focused. He is soft, gentle, frightened, all-Italian. It wasn’t difficult to persuade him to sit down and express himself. He brought to the table his story – a little, shocking, allegorical fairy-tale of liberation and ruin.
Inhalt: Silvio hat tiefe, traurige Augen, die sich abmühen, konzentriert zu bleiben. Er ist sanft, behutsam, ängstlich und Vollblut-Italiener. Es war nicht schwer, ihn zu überreden, sich zu setzen und über sich selbst zu erzählen. Das ist seine Geschichte – ein kleines schockierendes, allegorisches Märchen von Befreiung und Untergang.

Festivals: Bif&st Bari International Film Festival (Italy, 2013), Milano Film Festival (Italy, 2013), Pornfilmfestival Berlin (Germany, 2013), Muestra Marrana (Spain, 2013), Corto Dorico (Italy, 2013), Ozu Film Festival (Italy, 2013)

Weblinks:
www.vimeo.com
www.facebook.com

Portrait of a Fair

World Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 20, 19:00 and Monday, June 23, 21:00 (Monopol-Kino)
UMAMI

portrait-of-a-fair

Country of Origin: India
Year of Production: 2013
Duration: 11′
Category: Documentary
Language: Gujarati with English subtitles

Director: Mustaqeem Khan
Cinematographer: Mustaqeem Khan, Hansil Dabhi
Editor: Mustaqeem Khan
Producer: Hansil Dabhi

Synopsis: A tour through a fair, in a village many kilometers away from the city.
Inhalt: Eine Tour durch ein Volksfest in einem Dorf, viele Kilometer von der Stadt entfernt.

Weblinks:
www.facebook.com
www.vimeo.com

Father

Screening: Wednesday, June 25, 19:00 (Monopol-Kino)
BEST OF GERMANY

father

Country of Origin: Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia
Year of Production: 2012
Duration: 16′
Category: Animation
Language: English without subtitles

Directors: Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Veljko Popovic, Rosita Raleva, Dim Yagodin
Screenplay: Ivan Bogdanov, Phil Mulloy
Cinematographer: Vessela Dantcheva, Kristijan Dulic, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Dmitry Yagodin
Editor: Ivan Bogdanov
Producer: Maria Stanisheva, Vanja Andrijevic, Christian Müller
Cast: Harry Anichkin, Ivana Gavrailova, Eltimir Aleksandrov, Deliana Hristova, Boris Deliradev, Katrin Toneva

Synopsis: When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you? In „Father“ the reality of life is turned upside down to create an impossible dialogue – the dialogue between a child and a father that never happens.
Inhalt: Wann habt ihr zuletzt mit eurem Vater gesprochen? Werdet ihr jemals mit ihm über die Dinge sprechen, die euch verletzt haben? In „Father“ wird das reale Leben auf den Kopf gestellt, um einen unmöglichen Dialog zu ermöglichen – den Dialog zwischen Kind und Vater, den es eigentlich so niemals gibt.

Nominierung beim Deutschen Kurzfilmpreis für Animationsfilme bis 30 Minuten

Weblink: www.kurzfilmtournee.de

Ismael

German Premiere

Screenings: Sunday, June 22, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 24, 19:00 (Monopol-Kino)
BITTER

ismael

Country of Origin: Mexico
Year of Production: 2012
Duration: 7′
Category: Fiction
Language: No dialogue

Director: Sebastián Hofmann
Screenplay: Sebastián Hofmann
Cinematographer: Eva Villaseñor
Editor: Sebastián Hofmann
Music: Rafael Pérez, Martín Delgado
Producer: Alberto Trujillo
Cast: Arturo López, Monserrat Medina, Teresa García, Rodolfo Galindo

Synopsis: Ismael and his little sister wake up, like every Sunday, to watch the children’s show on television, their only escape to survive the neglect and abuse that surround them.
Inhalt: Ismael und seine kleine Schwester wachen wie jeden Sonntag auf, um sich die Kindersendung im Fernsehen anzusehen. Es ist ihr einziger Ausweg, um der Vernachlässigung und dem Missbrauch, der sie umgibt, zu entkommen.

Festivals: Film Festival Locarno (Switzerland, 2012), Domino Mexican Independent Film Tour (United States, 2013), London MexFest (United Kingdom, 2013), Lima Short Film Festival (Peru, 2013), Cork Film Festival (Ireland, 2013), Tampere International Film Festival (Finland, 2014)

La femme de Rio

German Premiere

SECOND PRIZE

Screenings: Friday, June 20, 19:00 and Monday, June 23, 21:00 (Monopol-Kino)
UMAMI

la-femme-de-rio

Country of Origin: France
Year of Production: 2013
Duration: 21′
Category: Fiction
Language: French with English subtitles

Director: Emma Luchini
Cinematographer: Prune Brenguier
Editor: Matthieu Blanchard
Producer: Maxime Delauney, Romain Rousseau

Synopsis: Gabriel, a reformed alcoholic since three months, has locked himself in his flat and refuses to set foot outside. But one day Audrey, a young woman looking for her cell phone, succeeds in breaking into Alcatraz. The two get on immediately, but they are also unable to start anything serious. What if they decide to live their entire love story in one night?
Inhalt: Gabriel, ein seit drei Monaten geläuterter Alkoholiker, hat sich in seiner Wohnung eingeschlossen und weigert sich, ein Fuß vor die Tür zu setzen. Doch eines Tages gelingt es Audrey, einer jungen Frau auf der Suche nach ihrem Handy, in Alcatraz einzubrechen. Die zwei gefallen einander sofort, sind aber unfähig Etwas ernstes anzufangen. Was wäre, wenn sie sich entschieden, ihre ganze Liebesgeschichte in einer Nacht zu leben?

Festivals: Festival du Cinéma Européen de Bordeaux (France, 2013), Brussels Short Film Festival (France, 2013), Festival Court en Champagne (France, 2013), Festival Tous Courts (France, 2013), Festival premiers plans (France, 2014), Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France, 2014), Festival Honfleur Tout Court (France, 2014), Festival International du film court d’Altrkirch (France, 2014), Vienna Independent Shorts (Austria, 2014), Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (Japan, 2014), Côté Court (France, 2014), Festival du film court en Seine-Saint-Denis/Pantin (France, 2014)
Awards: Audience Award Festival du Cinéma Européen de Bordeaux, Award to the Best Actress at Brussels Short Film Festival, Audience Award at Festival Court en Champagne

Weblinks:
nolitacinema.com
www.vimeo.com