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“Hello,” We Lied

“Hello,” We Lied
Laura Gamse
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
USA
2020
12 minutes
English
subtitles: 
English

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Laura Gamse
Daydream Reels
Mike Diva
Bernard Myburgh
Mike Diva
Steven O’Brien
Lostboyevsky
Sony Cleveland
Greg Sinibaldi
Jesse Canterbury

Journalism in the U.S. is in crisis. Jestin Coler, also known as the “fake news king”, most likely contributed to this when headlines from his satirical web page were picked up and believed by the mainstream. Coler describes fake news as a gateway drug and, ironically, as an antidote at the same time. In her film, director Laura Gamse scrolls through news and memes and thereby impressively comments on the state of Western societies.

Kim Busch
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Umverteilen und Mitreden
Zustand der Welt
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0.2 Milligrams of Gold

0,2 miligramas de ouro
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Belgium,
Brazil,
Portugal,
Hungary
2021
24 minutes
Portuguese (Brazil),
French,
English
subtitles: 
English

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Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Frederik Nicolai
André Mielnik
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Leo Foulet
Sébastien Lheureux
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Sébastien Lheureux

8,500 kilometres lie between the Amazon and the Ardennes. In his home country of Brazil, Diego Quinderé de Carvalho only looks at the inaccessible and menacing forest from the outside. Its Belgian counter piece, however, is easy to explore. Here, everything is laid out by people, neatly ordered and reduced to the essentials. A geologist, a gold miner and an astronomer provide insights for a philosophical exploration of the origin of existence and the future of our planet.

Kim Busch
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Intervening Nature
Redistribution and Having a Say
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98 kg

98 kg
Izabela Plucińska
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Animated Film
Poland,
Germany
2021
5 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Izabela Plucińska
Paulina Ratajczak
Izabela Plucińska
Maciej Reguła
Izabela Plucińska
Daniela Kinateder
Andrea Martignoni
Andrea Martignoni

The cycle of domestic violence: tension, escalation, remorse, and then all over again. The woman in Izabela Plucińska’s film shares the fate of many sufferers: She can’t manage to break out. The metaphorical dumbbells she would have to lift to do it weigh 98 kilograms – like the man who does this to her. All she can do is dissolve, disappear and breathe silently into her individual parts. The animations keep erasing themselves, but painful marks are left behind.

Kim Busch
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Love/Without Love
Family Ties
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Bless You!

Zdrastvuyte!
Tatiana Chistova
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Poland
2020
30 minutes
Russian
subtitles: 
English

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Tatiana Chistova
Maciek Hamela
Georg Gruber
Marina Levashova
Maciek Hamela
Tatiana Chistova
Patryk Zakrocki

Against the backdrop of Saint Petersburg’s back courtyards during the Corona lockdown, Tatyana Chistova fuses recordings of the almost empty city and calls to a municipal hotline tasked with offering help and advice, but topics range from the banal to existential questions. Elderly people in particular are affected by poverty, hunger and loneliness. Chistova highlights that in a system that neglects its weakest members, the virus is not the only threat.

Kim Busch
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Umverteilen und Mitreden
Rural vs. Urban
Zustand der Welt
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Burp

Burp
Ethan Barrett
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Animated Film
USA
2019
10 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett
Ethan Barrett

Eating dirt and burping with relish – an earthworm refuses to be satisfied with this embarrassing evolutionary outcome for his species and sets out to learn better things. But imitating many-legged and winged insects does not result in distinguished behaviour but rather leads to mortal danger. Ethan Barrett demonstrates magnificently that clay is the pinnacle of the evolutionary pyramid of animation, especially when it is set to such a light and poignant score.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Umverteilen und Mitreden
Natur in Bearbeitung
Witty
Family Ties
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Audience Award Competition Short Film 2021
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Es ist genau genug Zeit Virgil Widrich, Oskar Salomonowitz
The filmmaker’s son was killed in an accident. He was working on a flip book that his father finishes. The proximity of happiness and loss in the most succinct form.
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There Is Exactely Enough Time

Es ist genau genug Zeit
Virgil Widrich, Oskar Salomonowitz
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Animated Film
Austria
2021
2 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Virgil Widrich
Oskar Salomonowitz
Virgil Widrich
Gerald Weber
Oskar Salomonowitz
Oskar Salomonowitz
Virgil Widrich
Virgil Widrich
Siegfried Friedrich
Siegfried Friedrich
Virgil Widrich
Virgil Widrich

A very short film, infinitely sad and at the same time mischievous and playful. The opening credits tell us the devastating news: The filmmaker’s son was killed in an accident and left behind an unfinished flip book. The father resumes work on it and continues drawing the superhero tale, creating an animated film between deep mourning and carefree children’s logic. Capturing the proximity of happiness and loss in the most succinct form.

Lina Dinkla
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Family Ties
Small Worlds, Big People
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The Zillas Have a Picnic

Familie Zilla macht Picknick
Christian Franz Schmidt
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2019
4 minutes
German,
English
subtitles: 
English

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Christian Franz Schmidt
Christian Franz Schmidt
Georg Gruber
Christian Franz Schmidt
Christian Franz Schmidt
Christian Franz Schmidt
Christian Franz Schmidt
Alexander Oberrader
Christian Franz Schmidt

A cosy family picnic at the place they have been visiting since the Cretaceous period is what Mom, Dad and Go Zilla want. But first the big city that has annoyingly sprung up there must be flattened. In the father’s opinion, the performance of his offspring unfortunately leaves a lot to be desired: Too dreamy and still sucking on a pacifier, the little one just doesn’t wreak enough havoc. It’s an entertaining story in the almost normal everyday life of a family.

Kim Busch
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award, mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Witty
Family Ties
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Fluid Life

Život na vodě
Zora Čápová
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Czech Republic
2020
6 minutes
Czech
subtitles: 
English

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Zora Čápová
Ondřej Šejnoha
Tomáš Šťastný
Ondřej Nuslauer
Jáchym Vanc
Daniel Habart
Anna Petruželová

Everything splashes in this poetic portrait sketch: the rain on the roof, the dog in the puddle, the grandchildren in the kiddie pool and the protagonist in the river Vltava. A middle-aged woman has lovingly converted a freighter into a house boat. The film captures her daily life in impressionistic, analogue aesthetics, from morning coffee in her bathrobe to the last cigarette on deck at dusk. She seems to have fulfilled a wish – a life by and in the river.

Jan-Philipp Kohlmann
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Small Worlds, Big People
Family Ties
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Hotel Astoria

Hotel Astoria
Falk Schuster, Alina Cyranek
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2020
28 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Falk Schuster
Alina Cyranek
Alina Cyranek
Falk Schuster
MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
Alina Cyranek
Falk Schuster
Tim Romanowsky
Alexander Schmidt
Julian Quitsch
Alina Cyranek
Falk Schuster
Florian Marquardt
Florian Marquardt

Everyone in Leipzig is familiar with the Hotel Astoria, which has stood vacant since 1996. This film takes a look back to the time when the hotel was the hotspot of the trade fair city, where professionals, politicians and guests from all over the world were entertained with the greatest possible GDR pomp. But the Stasi also came and went in the hotel. The story of an exciting chapter in the city’s history is told with archive material, staff reports, and the distinctive animations by Falk Schuster.

Kim Busch
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award, Gedanken Aufschluss Prize
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Regional (Heeme)
Umverteilen und Mitreden
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In Nature

Dans la nature
Marcel Barelli
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Animated Film
Switzerland
2021
5 minutes
French
subtitles: 
English

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Marcel Barelli
Nicolas Burlet
Marcel Barelli
Marcel Barelli
Jérôme Vittoz

Animals have no “LGBTQIA*”, they simply are and do, practicing gender, sexuality and family constellations according to desire and necessity. There is still a lot to discover here, as Marcel Barelli reports. He went stalking, observing and listening closely. Briskly animated and wittily narrated, he tells of fantastic zoological caprices and miraculous relationships.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Love/Without Love
Witty
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In Shallow Water

V plytkej vode
Marek Moučka
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Slovakia
2020
10 minutes
Slovak
subtitles: 
English

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Marek Moučka
Tomáš Gič
Roman Vojtek
Maroš Oláh
Marek Moučka
Marek Bihúň

Standing in the water in fishing gear, catching fish and taking in the rugged winter landscape. What at first sounds like a dream for outdoor fans is part of the working routine of prison inmates in the East Slovakian town of Perín-Chym. Their job is to breed carp, which are primarily consumed at Christmas dinners. Marek Moučka anonymizes the prisoners by erasing their eyes in his artful black and white film. He talks to them about freedom and missed holidays.

Kim Busch
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Redistribution and Having a Say
Intervening Nature
Audience Award Competition Short Film 2020
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It’s All the Salt’s Fault María Cristina Pérez
Picture by picture a daughter looks through the family album, encountering parents, siblings, parties and excursions. In her commentary one can taste the salt and poison behind that normalcy.
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It’s All the Salt’s Fault

Todo es culpa de la sal
María Cristina Pérez
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Colombia
2020
10 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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María Cristina Pérez
Mauricio Cuervo
María Cristina Pérez
María Cristina Pérez
Mauricio Cuervo
Daniel Jones Cozzarelli
Jose Moreno
Daniel Jones Cozzarelli
Sara Isabella Martínez Rey

Click, frame change, click, frame change. The narrator presents her family in snapshots: the father in his youth, the mother posing in an armchair, siblings, birthdays, excursions, the usual. But the commentary by the daughter looking back adds something profoundly salty, perhaps even poisoned, to the unfolded normalcy. Tiny insults accumulate into sadness. It (almost) doesn’t matter that the family members in question are sloths.

Sylvia Görke
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award, mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Family Ties
Small Worlds, Big People
Sinn und Sein
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Love, Dad

Love, Dad
Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Animated Film
Czech Republic,
Slovakia
2021
13 minutes
Czech
subtitles: 
English

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Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Karolína Davidová
Jakub Viktorín
Tomáš Šimon
Luce Grosjean
Viera Marinová
Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Vojtěch Domlátil
Viera Marinová
David Štumpf
Lukáš Janičík
Matěj Piňos
Kryštof Melka
Barbora Halířová
Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Lukáš Janičík

After a long time, a young woman once again holds letters in her hand that her father wrote her fifteen years ago when he was in prison. His words are full of love and affection: Never again were they to be that close, the daughter sums up today. What happened? This is what she tries to answer in a letter to him, writing down what couldn’t be said until now. The complex relationship between father and daughter in the form of a fragmentary animation.

Lina Dinkla
Winner of Silver Dove (Competition for the Audience Award Short Film)
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Family Ties
Sense and Being
Audience Award Competition Short Film 2021
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Madrid, Bad Life Isabela Bianchi , Ignacio Ruiz Gómez, Pablo Adiego Almudevar, María Gómez
Madrid today, seen from the point of view of a 1901 sociological study: criminal, tattooed, queer life everywhere. A humorous and playful praise of disobedience.
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Madrid, Bad Life

Madrid, mala vida
Isabela Bianchi , Ignacio Ruiz Gómez, Pablo Adiego Almudevar, María Gómez
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Spain
2021
13 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English, German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing

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Isabela Bianchi
Ignacio Ruiz Gómez
Pablo Adiego Almudevar
María Gómez
María Gómez
Rafael de los Reyes
João Villaça
Miguel Salas
Daniel Cañizarez
Isabela Bianchi
Ignacio Ruiz Gómez
Carlos Mármol
Pablo Adiego Almudevar
Ignacio Ruiz Gómez
María Gómez
Luciana Maia dos Santos

Madrid 2020 seen from over a hundred years ago. A “Psycho-Sociological Study with Drawings and Photographs from Real Life” from 1901 sheds light on the various kinds of “lowlifes”: Criminals, parasites, outcasts and homosexuals populate the city. Both humorously and critically, the film examines the architecture, social structure and categories of outsiderdom. The result is a playful praise of disobedience.

Marie Kloos
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Sense and Being
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Me

Yo
Begoña Arostegui
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Spain
2020
13 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English

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Begoña Arostegui
Fernando Franco
Fernando Franco
Fernando Franco
Nacho Arenas
Maite Arroitajauregi

As a happily married manager of a department store, everything in the protagonist’s life is peaceful and orderly. But on his customary walk through the park one Sunday, he is suddenly confused by a sign marked with just one word: “Park”. The disturbance is so great that his everyday routine is thrown into chaos. Freely adapted from a story by Arthur Schnitzler.

Annina Wettstein
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Small Worlds, Big People
Sinn und Sein
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Out of Bounds Franz Impler
A video game takes some entertaining and philosophical wrong turns: the tennis player slides from the centre court into a parallel world. A search for identity outside the rules of the game begins.
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Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds
Franz Impler
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2020
15 minutes
English
subtitles: 
English

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Franz Impler
Franz Impler

A video game takes some entertaining and philosophical wrong turns: the tennis player figure slides from the centre court into a parallel world and is robbed of his racket. The quirky “Pong” setting gradually evolves into the course of a desperate search for identity outside the rules of the game. The pathetic polygonal Roger Federer stumbles over glitches. Rowdy supporting characters offer first harassment, then help. The design, this undead relic from the past of games, is a subversive fellow player.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Small Worlds, Big People
Witty
Poesie und Grenzgänge
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