Pikku-Kalle?

Screening: Saturday, June 23, 23:00 (City Kinos)
CINE-BOAT BY NISI MASA

Country of Origin: New Zealand/UK, Hungary, Bulgaria
Year of Production: 2012
Duration: 12´
Category: Documentary

Director: Alastair Cole, Daniel Szöllosi, Anna Dmitrieva

Synopsis: Are you Pikku-Kalle? This short documentary is about just what it means to grow up, to tell a joke, and to be Finnish. The film scours the beautiful Finnish archipelago of Turku for the mischievous character of Pikku-Kalle, giving an insight into the satirical world of Finland, and reminding us of the naughty child that is inside every one of us
Inhalt: Bist du Pikku-Kalle? Diese Dokumentation erzählt, wie es ist, aufzuwachsen, einen Witz zu erzählen und finnisch zu sein. Der Film sucht im wunderschönen Archipel der Turku-Inseln nach Pikku-Kalle und gibt uns eine Einsicht in das satirische Finnland, indem er uns an das schelmische Kind, das in jedem von uns wohnt, erinnert.

Weblinks:
www.nisimasa.com
www.turku2011.fi

For Cultural Purposes Only

Screenings: Sunday, June 19, 19:00 and Monday, June 20,21:00 (UMAMI)

cultural-purposes

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2009
Duration: 9′
Category: Fiction

Director: Sarah Wood
Editor: Rogier Klomp
Music: Basel Abbas
Producer: Rogier Klomp

Synopsis: An experimental film essay investigating the cultural importance of cinema. In an age dominated by the moving image what would it feel like to never see an image of the place that you came from?
Inhalt: Ein experimenteller Filmessay, der die kulturelle Wichtigkeit der Filmkunst erforscht. Wie würde es sich im Zeitalter des bewegten Bildes anfühlen, wenn man niemals ein Bild des Ortes sehen würde, von dem man abstammt? Dies ist ein Film über Rekonstruktion und über die Ansicht , dass Filmkunst ein Ausdruck kultureller Identität ist… dass Film der Erinnerung erst Gestalt gibt.

Festivals: animateprojects.org, online exhibition, 2009; Tate Modern, London, UK, 2009; Channel 4, UK broadcast; International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2010; BAMcinematek, New York, 2010; Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, 2010; London Palestine Film Festival, London, 2010; Riversides, Kazimierz Dolny/Janowiec, Poland, 2010; Cortpotere, Bergamo, Italy, 2010; OFFMOSTOLES, Madrid, Spain, 2010; Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA, 2010; 25FPS, Zagreb, Croatia, 2010; Janela Internationale de Cinema do Recife, Brazil, 2010; Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Spain, 2010; Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania, 2010; Palestinian Film Festival, North Ryde, Australia, 2010; Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Prague; Tampere International Sort Film Festival, 2011; British Palestinian Film Festival, Palestine, 2011; Britspotting, Berlin, Germany, 2011
Awards: Special Mention from the Jury of the Shortfilm Section, L’Alternativa, Barcelona, Spain, 2010; Special Mention, 6th 25 FPS: International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Croatia, 2010

Weblink: www.animateprojects.org

My Name is Mohammed

German Premiere

Screenings: Monday, June 20, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 21, 21:00 (BITTER)

my-name-is-mohammed

Country of Origin: U.K, Netherlands, Iraq, Jordan
Year of Production: 2009
Duration: 10′
Category: Fiction

Director: Sinan Najm Abdullah, Yahya T Hassan, Baan S Shibab, Rania Okla Yacoub Haddad
Producer: Mohamed Al-Daradji, Isabelle Stead

Synopsis: A young refugee boy from Iraq living in Jordan is forced to clean shoes in order to support his widowed mother and little sister.
Inhalt: Ein aus dem Irak stammender Flüchtlingsjunge, der nun in Jordanien lebt,ist gezwungen Schuhe zu putzen, um für seine verwitwete Mutter und seine kleine Schwester den täglichen Lebensunterhalt zu finanzieren.

Awards: Best Short Film, Aleph 2009 (Gold) Beirut International Film Festival; Jury Award at Rotterdam Arab Film Festival 2009

Weblink: www.facebook.com

Can We Talk?

German Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 18, 21:00 and Tuesday, June 22, 19:00 (SOUR)

can-we-talk

Country of Origin / Land: UK
Year of Production / Jahr: 2009
Duration / Länge: 11’00“
Category / Kategorie: Fiction

Director / Regie: Jim Owen
Screenplay / Drehbuch: Jim Owen
Cinematographer / Kamera: Paul Bamford
Editor / Schnitt: Jim Owen
Music / Musik: Sam Evenden
Producer / Produktion: Jim Owen, Ben Gallop
Cast / Darsteller: Sam Pamphilon, Rach Stubbings

Synopsis: Vince gets more than he bargains for when he dumps his girlfriend. Again.
Inhalt: Vince hat nicht mit den Folgen gerechnet, als er seine Freundin (wieder mal) abserviert.

Festivals & Awards: Shooting People Film of the Month UK 2009, Sundance Film Festival USA 2010 (Honourable Mention in Short Film-making), Florida Film Festival USA 2010, Chester International Film Festival Canada 2010

Weblink: www.jamesowen.tv

Unicycle Film

German Premiere

Screenings: Saturday, June 19, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 22, 21:00 (UMAMI)

unicycle-film

Country of Origin / Land: UK
Year of Production / Jahr: 2009
Duration / Länge: 6’00“
Category / Kategorie: Animation

Director / Regie: Thomas Hicks
Screenplay / Drehbuch: Thomas Hicks
Cinematographer / Kamera: Thomas Hicks, Nick White
Editor / Schnitt: Paddy Molloy, Aaron Lampert
Producer / Produktion: Thomas Hicks
Cast / Darsteller: Julie Bower, Glen Sheppard

Synopsis: In a dark forest two unicyclists find each other and fall in love. The man’s heart beats and the women’s lungs inhale and exhale. They dance together as they cycle through the forest. The unicycles join and the mechanical workings of the unicycles work together as with the hearts and lungs which join together and work in harmony. The solitary unicyclists find each other and fall in love. Their unicycles work together in harmony.
Inhalt: In einem dunklen Wald treffen sich zwei Einrad-Fahrer und verlieben sich. Das Herz des Mannes rast und die Lunge der Frau pumpt. Sie tanzen gemeinsam, während sie durch den Wald fahren. Ihre Räder und deren Teile stimmen in den Rhythmus von Herz und Lungen mit ein.

Festivals & Awards: British Animation Awards UK 2010, Zagreb Animation Festival Croatia 2010, London Animation Festival UK 2010, Melbourne Animation Festival Australia 2010

Weblink: www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2009/unicycle

Peter in Radioland

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 18, 21:00 and Tuesday, June 22, 19:00 (SOUR)

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Country of Origin / Land: UK
Year of Production / Jahr: 2009
Duration / Länge: 10’00“
Category / Kategorie: Documentary

Director / Regie: Johanna Wagner
Cinematographer / Kamera: Johanna Wagner
Editor / Schnitt: Mark Jenkins
Sound designer / Sounddesigner: Matt Hulse
Producer / Produktion: Rebecca Day

Synopsis: Peter is on sick leave and spends most of his time alone in his house, contemplating his past. Little makes sense to him anymore. Comforted by his analogue radios, his memories and his loving wife, Peter is left yearning for the old days. This film shares with us a common fear of change portrayed through Peter’s struggle to find his place in the modern world.
Inhalt: Ein verschrobener schottischer Einsiedler in einem Haus voller alter Radios. Reminiszenz an das Dampfradio.

Festivals & Awards: Edinburgh International Film Festival Scotland 2009 (Best Scottish Short Film), Leipzig Documentary Festival Germany 2009 (International Young Documentary Competition Nominee), Sheffield DocFest UK 2009, Inverness Film Festival Scotland 2009, BAFTA Scotland 2009 (Best Short Film Nominee), European Academy Short Film Award 2009 (Nominee), Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival Denmark 2009 (Short DOX Award Nominee), Glasgow Short Film Festival UK 2010 (Best Film), Gdansk Film Festival Poland 2010, Tiburon Film Festival USA 2010, Cinema Du Reel France 2010 (Special Mention), ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival Croatia 2010, South by South West USA 2010, Hotdocs Canada 2010 (Best Short Film Nominee), Hull International Short Film Festival 2010 (Winner of Anthony Minghella Award for Best UK Short), Nantucket Film Festival USA 2010, Timishort Film Festival Romania 2010, Seattle Film Festival 2010

Weblink: www.johannawagner.com

A Family Portrait

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 18, 21:00 and Tuesday, June 22, 19:00 (SOUR)

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Country of Origin / Land: UK
Year of Production / Jahr: 2009
Duration / Länge: 4’44“
Category / Kategorie: Animation

Director / Regie: Joseph Pierce
Screenplay / Drehbuch: Joseph Pierce
Cinematographer / Kamera: Liam Iandoli
Editor / Schnitt: Robbie Morrison
Music / Musik: Dominic Fitzgerald
Producer / Produktion: Mark Grimmer, Aneil Karia
Cast / Darsteller: Danica Moore, Sarah McVicar, Robert Bathurst, Mitchell Turner, Jack Laskey

Synopsis: A family portrait session goes horribly wrong as secrets and jealousies bubble to the surface.
Inhalt: Eine Sitzung für ein Familienportrait geht völlig daneben, als Geheimnisse und Eifersüchteleien ins Blickfeld geraten.

Festivals & Awards: London International Film Festival UK 2009, Encounters Film Festival UK 2009, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival France 2010 (Telerama Prix de la Presse and Prix Audi Labo), Angers Premier Plans Film Festival France 2010, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film Germany 2010, Film Festival Breda Netherlands 2010, IndieLisboa Film Festival Portugal 2010

Weblink: www.fiftynineproductions.co.uk

Son

Bavarian Premiere

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

son

Country of Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 17’30“
Category: Fiction

Director: Daniel Mulloy
Screenplay: Daniel Mulloy
Cinematographer: Robbie Ryan
Editor: Dan Robinson
Music: Adrian Sical
Producer: Ohna Falby
Cast: Natalie Press, James Wilson, Glenn Doherty

Synopsis: „Son“ tells the story of an underground theatre director and the possessive grip he holds over his female colleague, and her young son James. James‘ unhappy world unfolds in the confines of the theatre’s vaults where soon reality and fiction become indistinguishable.

Festivals & Awards: Slamdance Film Festival USA 2008 (Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short Film), 11th NYC Picturestart Film Festival USA (Grand Jury Award for Best Film), The 3rd Annual SoCal Independent Film Festival UK, 36th Festival du Nouveau Cinema de Montreal Canada, Small Town Film Festival Canada 2007, 30th Starz Denver Film Festival USA, Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival USA 2007, 13th Cucalorus Film Festival USA, Cortopotere ShortFilmFestival Italy 2007, 20th Foyle Film Festival Ireland, Barbados International Film Festival 2007, 2nd Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival USA, 5th London Short Film Festival UK, 2nd Trail Dance Film Festival USA, 1st Festivus Film Festival USA, British Film Festival Israel 2007, 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival Netherland, 23rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival USA, 30th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival France, 3rd NYC Dowtown Short Film Festival USA, 20th Minimalen Short Film Festival Norway, Tampere International Film Festival Finland 2008, 7th Tiburon International Film Festival USA, California Independent Film Festival USA 2008, Syracuse International Film and Video Festival USA 2008, Britspotting British and Irish Film Festival Berlin Germany 2008

Weblink: www.imdb.com/son

Rotten Apple

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, June 13, 21:00 and Tuesday, June 17, 19:00 (SOUR)

rotten-apple

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

Director: Ralitza Petrova
Screenplay: Ralitza Petrova
Cinematographer: Nemone Mercer
Editor: Ralitza Petrova
Music: Birger Clausen
Producer: Paul Zabihi, Zara Balfour
Cast: Nathaniel Gleed, Glenn Conroy, Tania Kereishi, Gregg Sulkin

Synopsis: Growing up on a deserted farm a precocious boy spends his days contemplating the ironies of his austere life with his father. Lost in despair and frustration his father has no time for affection and the two hardly ever speak. One day a mysterious woman visits the farm and the men’s estrangement spirals into a rivalry for mother’s love. Her transient passing makes them realize something about themselves.

Festivals & Awards: 57th Berlin International Film Festival Germany 2007 (Prix UIP, Nominee for Best European Short Film), Telluride Film Festival USA 2007, London International Film Festival UK 2007, Sarajevo Film Festival Bosnia 2007, Flanders International Film Festival Belgium 2007, Seville International Film Festival Spain 2007, Barcelona International Film Festival Spain 2007, Sao Paulo International Film Festival Brazil 2007, Ofensiva International Film Festival Poland 2007, Femina International Women Film Festival Brazil 2007, Molodist International Film Festival Ukraine 2007

Weblink: https://vimeo.com/rotten-apple

For The Love Of God

Bavarian Premiere

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

for-the-love-of-god

Country of Origin: UK
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 11’11“
Category: Animation

Director: Joe Tucker
Screenplay: Joe Tucker, Raphael Warner
Cinematographer: Liam Landoli
Editor: Miikka Leskinen
Music: Miguel D’Oliveira
Producer: Raphael Warner

Synopsis: Graham lives with his overbearing Mother and their pet Jackdaw in a Christian bookshop, trapped in the seedy outskirts of a decaying nowhere town. He and his Mother both love God… but in very different ways. Will Graham consummate his unholy fantasy and can it live up to his expectations?

Festivals & Awards: Santa Barbara International Film Festival USA 2008 (Best Animation), Chicago International Film Festival USA 2007 (Best Animation), Rhode Island International Film Festival USA 2007 (Best Animation), Festival de Cannes France 2007, Sundance Film Festival USA 2008, Cinequest Film Festival USA 2008, Florida Film Festival USA 2008, Indianapolis International Film Festival USA 2008, International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart Germany 2008, Telluride Film Festival USA 2007, London International Animation Film Festival UK 2007, Ottawa International Animation Festival Canada 2007, Austin Film Festival USA 2007, Cinanima – Espinho International Animation Film Festival Porutgal 2007, Bristol International Short Film Festival UK 2007, St. Louis Film Festival USA 2007

Weblink: www.colonelblimp.com/directors/joetucker/