Regional Short Film Program
REGIONAL SHORTS I
Venue: Pupille // Friday, May 13th - 18:00 h
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
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?
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
Venue: Pupille // Thursday, May 12th - 20:30 h
ZOOMS FROM MY BALCONY
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Director: Marie Bauer
In this music video, everyone is a main chara cter!
WEIL ICH LEO BIN
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
Venue: Pupille // Friday, 13th May - 20:30 h
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.