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Deine Fremde

Animated Film
Germany
2017
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Matthias Stoll
Matthias Stoll
Matthias Stoll
Ivan Morales Jr.
Theo Huber, Matthias Stoll
Matthias Stoll
Jascha Viehl
What a fantastic bundle of coincidences this thing called life is! It can only be lived forward. It will only form a consistent narrative in hindsight. Matthias Stoll conjures the preciousness of this fleeting moment of the no-longer-the-one but not-quite-the-other-yet up on the screen: Imagine that all of a sudden someone is lying beside you again. But it means nothing. You are just the only person in your flatshare with a wide bed … A film like a pop song. Sophisticatedly simple.

Ralph Eue
German Competition Short Film 2017
F32.2 Annelie Boros

“Something happened to me,” Vera writes to her friend, the filmmaker Annelie. What happened is F32.2, the professional shorthand for depressive episodes without psychotic symptoms.

F32.2

Documentary Film
Germany
2017
40 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Florian Kamhuber, Fabian Halbig
Annelie Boros
Cico Beck, Florian Kreier
Julian Krubasik
Nina Ergang
Annelie Boros
Annika Sehn, Anja Scharf, Tuna Kaptan, Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez
“Something happened to me,” Vera writes to her friend, the filmmaker Annelie. What happened is F32.2, the professional shorthand for depressive episodes without psychotic symptoms. Experts are arguing over diagnoses and therapies, but (like Vera) are still puzzled. Medical jargon intrudes into the intimate epistolary trialogue between the protagonist, the director and the camera. MRT brain sections and subjective speech patterns, analysis and emphasis: a struggle for valid metaphors for a disease that comes “out of the blue”.

Sylvia Görke



Award winner of the Young Eyes Film Award 2017

Gott kommt: Solum

Animated Film
Germany
2017
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Lukas Thiele
Stefan Vogt
Sebastian Vogt
Stefan Vogt
Stefan Vogt
Stefan Vogt
Tobias Böhm, Christian Wittmoser
God is coming, but everyone else is gone. The work of the parish priest is trying when his flock has decamped. The spiritual shepherd is left with desperation and finally gallows humour. The latter acquires a reputation. The lonely caller finds a new flock, but they require more nourishment than his sermons. Black humour in sparse lines and with perfect timing.

André Eckardt

Halmaspiel

Animadoc
Germany
2017
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Betina Kuntzsch
Betina Kuntzsch
Joachim Gies
Betina Kuntzsch
Betina Kuntzsch
Betina Kuntzsch
Betina Kuntzsch
Betina Kuntzsch
A collage of associations evoked by finds. One’s family, three different Germanys including their insidious subchapters, the taste of life. The mother used to be a passionate Chinese checkers player. On the one hand. On the other she was a tailor and fashion designer in the GDR. Her journeyman’s piece: a showpiece with piping, cording, tabs and embroidery around the neckline. One has to love this film, if only for the tender re-animation of these words we presumed obsolete. And for everything else!

Ralph Eue
German Competition Short Film 2017
Making Off (Germania Dreamland) Istvan Gyöngyösi

Berlin-Tempelhof airport: built by the Nazis, defended as a free space against commercial interests after it was shut down, turned into one of the biggest emergency shelters in Berlin during the refugee crisis.

Making Off (Germania Dreamland)

Documentary Film
Austria,
Germany
2017
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Istvan Gyöngyösi
Istvan Gyöngyösi
René Feldmann, Marcus Bronst, Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher, Oscar von Hoffmann, Istvan Gyöngyösi
Istvan Gyöngyösi
Istvan Gyöngyösi
Istvan Gyöngyösi
Berlin-Tempelhof airport: built by the Nazis, defended as a free space against commercial interests after it was shut down, turned into one of the biggest emergency shelters in Berlin during the refugee crisis. It’s the starting point of a few loosely connected stories, narrated from off-screen by the director as a script-reading that automatically pushes its way into the images in the viewer’s head. An associative contemplation of the history of present-day Germany.

Frederik Lang

Schildkröten Panzer

Documentary Film
Germany
2017
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Tuna Kaptan
Tuna Kaptan
Rebecca Meining
Sophie Oldenbourg
Tuna Kaptan
Viktor Schimpf, Annika Sehn, Jonas Heldt
The European regulations on species protection, escape from Syria, foreign missions of the German army and a small turtle whose carapace was once painted with the flag of the Syrian rebels … A rescue centre for reptiles in Munich, managed by Markus Baur, is the hub of all these encounters. Baur talks about the German mania for control and teaches soldiers how to behave when they see a snake. The film has spider’s eyes – meaning many.

Carolin Weidner



Healthy Workplaces Film Award 2017

German Competition Short Film 2017
Sog Jonatan Schwenk

The creatures in a dismal apocalyptic landscape are at the mercy of the forces of nature. When the fish are stuck in the trees after a flood, things grow from bad to worse.

Sog

Animated Film
Germany
2017
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Jonatan Schwenk
Jonatan Schwenk
Iván Robles Mendoza
Jonatan Schwenk
Jonatan Schwenk, Florian Maubach, Marc Rühl
Jonatan Schwenk, Merlin Flügel
Jonatan Schwenk
The creatures in a dismal apocalyptic landscape are at the mercy of the forces of nature. When the fish are stuck in the trees after a flood, things grow from bad to worse. The cries of the helpless animals infuriate the furry cave dwellers nearby. Soon nerves are frayed. Indifference turns to anger, then violence. With slightly absurd images this 3D animation tells a pointed parable about the pull of the crowd and the courage to resist it.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann

The Train, the Forest

Animated Film
Germany
2017
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Patrick Buhr
Patrick Buhr
Patrick Buhr
Patrick Buhr
A train journey. Looking out of the window at the fleeting landscape. A walk through the forest. Attempts to bring the near and distant branches into optical order. The thrill of speed and the chaos of lines are confusing. They leave behind sketches of what is and paint sketches of what imagination can combine from its sensual residues. With an electronic crack Patrick Buhr pushes hand-drawn lines into the third dimension. An electricity pylon waves its tentacles.

André Eckardt



Honorary Mention German Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film

Vertraut

Documentary Film
Germany
2016
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Jonatan Geller-Hartung (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
Massih Parsaei
Fee Strothmann
Róbert Sági
Till Aldinger
When the organ speaks it speaks with all voices. It’s an integral instrument, a machine that creates syntheses. In “Trusted” figurations of human trust merge in one sound. The creator, the mother, the S/M partner: a tonal magnetism – and the experimental re-vision of Lars von Trier’s orgasm drama “Nymphomaniac”.

Lukas Stern