Short and Medium-length Films 8+ Programme 2
MO, 19.09., 11:30 AM
FRI, 23.09., 4 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Selection of language version via headphones – Original or German
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released 6, recommended 8
TREASURE HUNT / SCHATZSUCHE
J 2015, Regie: Takao Miyahara, 20 min., feature film, OV with English subtitles
Inside an origami rabbit Mie and Hanna find a mysterious map, which kicks off an adventurous treasure hunt through Naha.
Takako Miyahira worked as an assistant director before she released her debut film LOOKING FOR ANNE (CDN/J 2009). The film won the »Best Film« and »Best Director« Awards at Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore. In 2011 Miyahira founded her own film production company »Kukuru Vision.«
2016 Treasure Hunt / 2009 Looking for Anne
THE RED THUNDER / DER ROTE DONNER
USA/ES 2015, Director: Alvaro Ron, 6:36 min., feature film, in English
Though she is forbidden to do so, Sara borrows her mother’s car in order to go out with her crush, Danny. She experiences an adventurous drive that will change her life forever.
Alvaro Ron directed and wrote several award-winning short films. Ron studied at University of California, Los Angeles and Los Angeles Film School. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA), Film Independent (FIND) and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).
2015 The Red Thunder / 2014 Scrapbook Memories / 2014 To Kill or Not to Kill / 2011 Linus & Cors (Ten Years Later) / 2010 Summer Splendor / 2009 140 / 2005 Behind the Curtain / 2005 The Yawn Jar / 2004 Lost Railway
WATERBABY / WASSERBABY
IND 2016, Director: Pia Shah, 15 min., feature film, OV with English subtitles
As pretty Debby joins his grade at school, the shy Melvin must confront his greatest fear: water.
Pia Shah studied mass media at Jai hind college, Mumbai and subsequently completed a One-year film-making conservatory in New York. Her thesis short I’M AFRAID I AM HITLER won several prices, including the »Audience Choice Award for Best Short« at Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2010. Shah wrote scripts for various Films (i.a. WALK AWAY, USA 2010, D: Shailja Gupta).
2016 Waterbaby / 2009 I’m afraid I am Hitler
IR/FIN 2015, Director: Leevi Lemmetty, 7 min., animated film, no dialogue
An animated comedy about a group of penguins, who are too greedy for their own good.
Leevi Lemmetty has directed short films, television series and music videos for international clients. His work has screened internationally in live venues including the Royal Festival Hall London and the Forbidden City Concert Hall Beijing, at film festivals including Annecy, Sitges and Toronto (Kids), and been broadcast by MTV, Sky 3D, YLE and RTÉ among others. Leevi’s graduation film MAD WORLD of the UK’s prestigious National Film & Television School was nominated for a Royal Television Society award.
2014 Stevie Trapeazy / 2013 Forest Forest – Series 1 & 2 / 2012 Kill Your Idols / 2012 The Last Job / 2011 Papa’s Boy
DREAMSCOPE / TRAUMWELT
USA/IND 2016, Director: Anna Antonova, 7 min., feature film, in English
Inspired by her active imagination, little Vika takes a risk that pays off.
After she worked at various theatre festivals, Anna Antonova decided to study film. She graduated at the Russian All-State Cinematography University as an editor and cinematographer. Currently she studies at the New York Film Academy.
2016 Dreamscope / 2015 Inside / 2015 The Secret Forest / 2014 Yamal Fairytales
DER KLEINE LÖWE PUSTEWIND / BLOW AWAY – THE LION CUB
D 2016, Director: Jana Richtmeyer, 4:27 min., animation, in German
The little lion Blow Away discovers a treasure! As he buries it, he has no idea of the great journey before him…
Since her study at Filmhochschule »Konrad Wolf« (HFF) Jana Richtmeyer works as a freelance shortcutz Berlin and was labeled »especially worthwhile« by the deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung.animator and illustrator in Potsdam. Her animated short film REPITU won two awards at the shortcutz Berlin and was labeled »especially worthwhile« by the deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung.
2016 Blow away – the lion cub / 2010 Repitu / 2004 Whims / 2003 Trailer Desires – Studentfilmfestival Potsdam
GALOPE / GALOPP
P 2015, Director: Raquel Felgueiras, 1 min., animated film, no dialogue
A speedy gallop through the history of film.
Raquel Felgueiras finished her Master in Animation at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her graduation film WHITE was selected for several international festivals and received the »Young Portugese Filmmaker«-Award at CINANIMA festival. Currently she works as a freelance animator and illustrator. She exposed her artwork (design and video) in Portugal and England.
2015 Galope / 2012 Branco / 2012 Folders
F 2014, Director: Violaine Pasquet, 9 min., animated film, OV with English subtitles
Louis has been deaf since his early childhood. He would love to spend the whole day playing with his snails; instead Louis must face the challenges of school.
Violaine Pasquet studied 3D animation at the ESMA – Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Art in Montpellier and took part in a film-lover association in Paris that worked with underprivileged children around stop motion workshops. She tried out different animation techniques before she discovered her passion for stop Motion. She established an animation studio »La Fabule« in Loire Atlantique, France.
2016 Le Chant des Grenouilles / 2014 Louis / 2009 Hector