SHORT FILM COMPETITION 13+ PROGRAM 4 | 15+

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 13+ PROGRAM 4 | 15+

MON, 24.9. | 9 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Co-Director DARÍO Jorge A. Trujillo

WED, 26.9. | 11 am | CineStar Metropolis
Film program suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 15. With Eng. Subtitles or in Eng. OV (no German voice-over)

German premiere for all films.

ÚLTIMA ESTACIÓN | LAST STOP
MX 2017. D: Héctor Dávila Cabrera. 6 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST.

In a dark, bleak city, a man collides with the wrong bus driver on his way home. A dystopian scenario referencing BLADE RUNNER. (MW)


DIRECTOR
Héctor Dàvila studied film in Mexico City. He creates fictive and animated short films that are screened in Rotterdam, Ecuador and Cannes. In addition to his work as a director, he also works as an actor, painter and graphic designer.

Filmography (Selection)
2016 ULTIMA ESTACIÓN (short film) | 2010 EL GATO CON BOTOX (short film) | 2009 SILENCE AT SAD HILL | 2007 SEE HOW THAT FEELS | 2005 POLILUNGOS

LA VIE SUR MARS | LIFE ON MARS
FR 2018. D: Marie Léa Regales. 17 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST.

Maria is left alone with her pain after losing her older brother, who has died far too young. At a lake they used to visit together, time seems to stand still for a moment. But life on earth goes on. (DF)

DIRECTOR

Marie Léa Regales was born in Paris in 1993. After studying Editing, she made her first short film LES SIRÈNES, revolving around the topic of abortion, that has been screened at festivals in the USA and Europe. Her second short film LA VIE SUR MARS has been acquired by the French television channel France 2.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 LA VIE SUR MARS (short film) | 2016 LES SIRÈNES (short film)

NENN MICH NICHT BRUDER | DON’T CALL ME BRO
DE 2018. D: Gina Wenzel. 18 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST.

Cheyenne plays football and hangs around her boyfriend’s gang, in which drinking and bullying are on the daily order. One day, Dany shows up at training. When Cheyenne finds out his secret, she acts without thinking. (ES)

DIRECTOR

Gina Wenzel currently studies in the postgraduate program Media Arts at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her short films have been screened at more than 130 national and international film festivals and won numerous film awards.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 NENN MICH NICHT BRUDER (short film) | 2017 Y (short film) | 2016 DER HIMMEL IST ÜBERALL BLAU (short film) | 2015 LILLY (short film) | 2014 COMING OUT (short film)

THE SOUND
GB 2017. D: Antony Petrou. 15 min. Fiction. Eng. OV

The idyllic country life that Beth and her family lead becomes tarnished as Beth’s mother begins to hear mysterious noises from the woods, that no one else seems to hear. Beth wants to believe her mother and sets out to explore the phenomenon. (AK)

DIRECTOR
Antony Petrou is an award-winning filmmaker. He studied at the Central St. Martins College of Arts and Design. His debut feature film WE ARE MONSTERS was nominated for the »Michael Powell Award« at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film was screened in Great Britain and the USA and was acquired by Netflix in 2016.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 THE SOUND (short film) | 2014 WE ARE MONSTER | 2004 CHIP (short film)

DARÍO
DE 2018. D: Manuel Kinzer, Jorge A. Trujillo. 15 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST.

Darío is 17, loves carnival and really wants to be a dancer at the parade in his hometown Baranquilla. But his mother wants a man in the house who brings in money. Darío will have to choose. (JE)

DIRECTOR

Manuel Kinzer was born in 1977 in Kassel. He studied Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and Camera at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin. In 2007 he co-founded the production company »FILMGESTALTEN« with Florian Gerstenberg – the production company through which he has produced numerous short films since. DARÍO is his directing debut.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 DARÍO

 

Jorge A. Trujillo Gil was born in Colombia in 1987 and grew up in Spain. He studied Audiovisual Communication in Salamanca and Film/Politics in Barcelona. He also participated in a number of social and journalistic projects in Spain and Colombia. In addition, he worked as an assistant director on a number of films. DARÍO is his directing debut.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 DARÍO

 

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 10+ PROGRAM 2

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 8+ PROGRAM 2 | 10+

MON, 24.9. | 10.30 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director of LENNO EN DE MAANVIS Shamira Raphaëla
WED, 26.9. | 2 pm | Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Film program suitable from age 6. Recommended from age 10. With Eng. ST. and German voice-over

German premiere for all films.

POLVO DE ESTRELLAS | STARDUST
MX 2017. D: Aldo Sotelo Lázaro. 14 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

Instead of going to school, Adán works for the waste collection services. When he empties the waste in a classroom, he stumbles right into an astronomy lesson. His curiosity is awakened; Adán wants to reach for the stars. (MW)


DIRECTOR

Aldo Sotelo Lázaro was born in Mexico City. He has graduated in communication studies at the Tecnológico de Monterrey and took part in a number of film workshops in Mexico and Cuba. He mainly worked as a journalist for international media and produced documentary films. POLVO DE ESTRELLAS is his first fictive short film.

Filmography (Selection)
2016 POLVO DE ESTRELLAS (short film)

YĪZHÍ QÍ YA YĪZHÍ QÍ | KEEP GOING
TW 2016. D: Ya-yu Lin. 20 min. Fiction. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

The brothers Shan and Jia are crazy about Baseball. Shan wants to impress a girl with an autographed ball, but Jia loses it. Can Shan and Jia find it again before it is too late and Shan’s crush moves to another city? (AK)

DIRECTOR

Ya-Yu Lin was born in Taiwan. After graduating school, he studied at the faculty of radio and television at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Currently he is completing his master degree in Directing at the Taipei National University of the Arts.

Filmography (Selection)
2015 BÙ TÍNG DE, PǍO BA (short film) | 2015 WĒN DÌ DE WǓ YUÈ SĀNSHÍ’È (short film) | 2014 DIŪ LÈSÈ (short film)

LENNO EN DE MAANVIS | LENNO AND THE ANGELFISH
NL 2017. D: Shamira Raphaëla. 18 min. Documentary. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

Lenno is mad. At everyone and everything, but mostly at himself. Because of a “behavioral disorder”, he can’t control his anger. Because of this, finding friends is quite hard for him. (MW)

DIRECTOR

Shamira Raphaëla, who grew up on Aruba has begun a successful career as an independent television director after completing her studies in Audiovisual Arts. Her debut film DEAL WITH IT has won a number of awards, i.a. at the Los Angeles Urban Film Festival. Today she lives and works in Amsterdam.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 DADDY’S GIRL | 2017 LENNO & DE MAANVIS (short film) | 2014 DEAL WITH IT

KIDS ON THE SILK ROAD: GIRL AGAINST GRAVITY
DK 2017. D: Jens Pedersen. 20 Min. Documentary. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over.

Eleven-year old Erdenchimeg wants to become a successful contortionist to free her family from poverty, who live in a yurt on the outskirts of the Mongolian capital. She patiently keeps her goal in sight. (DF)

DIRECTOR

Jens Pedersen studied at the Roskilde University and the San Francisco State University and directed a number of documentaries. One episode of his documentary series FAITH HOPE AFGHANISTAN won the audience award as well as the award for Best Documentary at the Buster Film Festival 2014.

Filmography (Selection)
2014 SEEDS OF DEBT | 2013 FAITH HOPE AFGHANISTAN | 2010 AFGHANISTAN AT WORK & EDUCATING AFGHANISTAN

A GRUTA DE DARWIN | DARWINS CAVE
PT 2017. D: Joana Toste. 13 min. Animated film. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

When a young girl finds someone else’s diary, the thoughts of the unknown person help her to orient herself in a difficult situation. A plea for the exchange between generations. (MM)

DIRECTOR

Joana Toste, born in 1970, studied Industry Design and Fine Arts. She worked as a web designer, graphic designer and is active in the animation field. In 2004 she founded her own production company »Gomtch Gomtch«.

Filmography (Selection)
2017 A GRUTA DE DARWIN (short film) | 2013 ANA-UM PALÍNDROMO (short film) | 2010 R-XYZ (short film) | 2008 GUISADO DE GALINHA (short film) | 2004 PIU-TOC-NHAM