18.04. ‐ 23.04.2023

Regional Short Film Program

REGIONAL SHORTS I

Length: 01:40:17
Venue: Pupille // Friday, May 13th - 18:00 h
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FUGUE

Germany 2021
Length: 42:50 Min.
Director: Jonas Daniels

A visibly confused Mia meets Ben on the country road, who almost hits her with his car. He offers to drive her home and tries to help her find out why she cannot remember what happened shortly before and what made her run away.


A ROOM OF OUR OWN

Germany 2021
Length: 34:13 Min.
Director: SWOOSH LIEU

What must a space look like that is available to all and in which all are seen and heard? How can such space be created, how must it be described so that emancipation and self-realisation are possible?


NEMESIS

Germany 2022
Length: 23:14 Min.
Director: Philipp Mehler & Dominik Hilfenhaus

A moving picture in three acts. Two undertakers are on their way to pick up a corpse, more or less their daily routine. But one of them knows the deceased and has no good associations with him from old school days.


REGIONAL SHORTS II

Length: 01:37:11
Venue: Pupille // Thursday, May 12th - 20:30 h
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ZOOMS FROM MY BALCONY

PR/D 2021
Length: 10:53 Min.
Director: Paul Pietrek

During a semester abroad in Lisbon, the camera is used to create an extraordinary view of the new living environment. Confined to the smallest of spaces by the pandemic, the filmmakers give a stage to their unfiltered, everyday observations.


DER LOKFÜHRER

D 2021
Length: 05:45 Min.
Director: Christian Wittmoser & Zuniel Kim

Six people have thrown themselves in front of Bernd Ziegler’s train since he started his job. During a fishing trip, the train driver talks about his experiences.


KLABAUTERMANN

D 2021
Length: 17:02 Min.
Director: Anke Sevenich

How do you deal with an old person who no longer wants to live? Anke Sevenich depicts the conflict of a caregiver in a retirement home who copes with her everyday life and unforeseen strokes of fate.


MAHLZEIT!

KR 2021
Length: 2:00 Min.
Director: Youngbin Noh

Back in the day, you might have waited for somebody to say grace before you were told: “Dig in!”. In the age of social media, however, it’s a different story. The hungry family has to wait for perfect Instagram shots.


IRGENDWANN–UMA HORA OU OUTRA

D 2022
Length: 22:20 Min.
Director: Christiane Muñoz

In her new job in Germany, the young Brazilian engineer Isabella fights against prejudices and microaggressions of her colleagues, against loneliness, and against her mother’s wish that she come back home.


FRACHT

D 2022
Length: 09:40 Min.
Director: Finn Ole Weigt

While fleeing, she was locked in a freight container with numerous other people. A trauma that reverberates. Especially when travelling by train.


MÜHLROSE – EIN SONNTAG AUF DEM MOND

D 2022
Length: 3:33 Min.
Director: Finn Ole Weigt

Mühlrose was a lively village. Now it is the last village in the Lausitz region to be resettled as part of lignite open-cast mining.


LUKE_LONG

D 2021
Length: 05:00 Min.
Director: Leonard Mink

What does the unsparing articulation of one’s own sexual needs do to the recipient? Especially when all of it happens in the anonymity of the internet. A fatal game of dependencies in a supposedly safe space.


MAIN CHARACTER

D 2021
Length: 03:10Min.
Director: Marie Bauer

In this music video, everyone is a main chara cter!


WEIL ICH LEO BIN

D 2021
Dauer: 17:48 Min.
Director: Tajo Hurrle

Holidays at grandma’s are great: romping around in the forest with cousin Emil and annoying sister Noémi and her boyfriend Lukas. Until Leo’s first period starts. Does this mean that Leo must now be a woman?


REGIONAL SHORTS III

Length: 01:39:02
Venue: Pupille // Friday, 13th May - 20:30 h
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SALUTE

D 2021
Length: 1:57 Min.
Director: Michael Schwarz

26 September 2020: More than 100 people gather in the White House garden at the invitation of Donald Trump.


90 DAYS

D 2022
Length: 05:05 Min.
Director: Lisa Martin

The consequences of climate change have spread inexorably across the Earth. A father and his child make their way through the deserted cities in search of something to eat. They don’t have much time left.


AM TAG SEH ICH STERNE

D 2020
Length: 06:17 Min.
Director: Mila Elois Holl

Two sisters: One of them moves between rejoicing to high heavens and plunging to the depths of despair, the other tries to be there for her sister and not to forget herself.


21:71 UHR

D 2021
Length: 11:16 Min.
Director: Joey Arand

Memories of a whole lifetime in one place – of life itself. This is what ageing people perceive in their homes, in their familiar living space. But all this disintegrates into more and more fragments when the forgetting begins.


KÖNIG

D 2021
Length: 04:59 Min.
Director: Emily Ufken & Alexander Conrads

In a therapy session, a young man tells the group his addiction story. He is addicted to gambling and does everything he can to stop throwing his money into a gaming machine, because then he lives like a king.


PAPA ANRUF

D 2020
Length: 05:11 Min.
Director: Veronika Bolotina

In Papa Anruf, the way a young woman and her father deal with the pandemic is juxtaposed. Veronika Bolotina shows with a wink how differently people behave in a new situation


FUCHSKIND

D 2021
Length: 12:57 Min.
Director: Jan Čapar

A young girl with Tourette’s syndrome suffers from the ridicule of her peers and trouble with her mother. One night she meets a fox who leads her into a lovingly designed dream world...


UNTER DIE HAUT

D 2021
Length: 03:42 Min.
Director: Leve Kühl

How victims of sexual violence feel afterwards, what scars stay remain – that’s what Taale Frese talks about in this film. The topic is above all the public discourse on sexual harassment.


RUMREBELLIEREN

D 2021
Length: 16:51 Min.
Director: Janina Lutter

Alex demonstrates for a women’s quota at her university. However, she didn’t reckon with her ex-girlfriend Micky. Micky has registered a counterdemonstration and asks whether men are not better trusted. But her real motivation soon becomes clear.


GETRENNTE GEWALTEN

D 2022
Length: 25:00 Min.
Director: Joschua Keßler

A Hessian politician receives threatening letters and consults the police. In the course of their cooperation, however, there are increasing indications that the threatening letters may have come from police circles.


WEISSE AUF DEM MOND

D 2021
Length: 05:47 Min.
Director: Daniel Knußmann & Daniel Sax

In the music video for Nepomuk’s song of the same name, the chaos is completely in order.