New Short Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland
With an introduction by Joe Bilancio, Director of Programming for DC Shorts
Switzerland, 2016, Drama, 20 min., Director / Screenplay: Marc Reymond Wilkins
During a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea, a Swiss couple discovers a sinking boat overloaded with refugees. Instead of helping, they call the Coast Guard and lose sight of the boat.
The Bridge over the River (Die Brücke über den Fluss)
Switzerland, 2016, Animation / Drama, 6 min., Director / Screenplay: Jadwiga Kowalska
A man on a bridge, separated from the love of his life. Wanting to be with her one last time, he decides to seek her in the hereafter.
Germany, 2016, Drama, 15 min., Director / Screenplay: Erik Schmitt
While all Berlin citizens go about their absurd everyday activities, Tore is haunted by dark shadows she can’t get rid of. And as a bear escapes from its kennel, Tore has to face her most gruesome fear.
The Exchange (Der Wechsel)
Germany, 2016, Black & White, 6 min., Director / Screenplay: Kai Maria Steinkühler
A loaned 50 Euros bank note goes full circle and pays the debts of all its temporary owners – a parable on the financial crisis and the theory of money circulation.
[Out of Fra]me
Germany, 2016, Comedy, 19 min., Director / Screenplay: Sophie Linnenbaum
Out of sheer loneliness, Paul falls out of his frame and can’t get back in. Struggling to be seen again, he joins a support group for people with film defects.
Austria / United Kingdom, 2015, animation, 6 min., Director / Screenplay: Gudrun Krebitz
Because she has been alone for a really long time and there’s just no one else, she might as well live on the moon.
MeTube 2: August Sings Carmina Burana
Austria, 2016, drama, 5 min., Director / Screenplay: Daniel Moshel
After Elfie and her son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest and sexiest flash mob the internet has ever seen!
Seas of Pearls (Perlenmeere)
Austria, 2016, avant-garde, 9 min., Director / Screenplay: Katrina Daschner
Jellyfish drifting through the water, details of a naked person, close-ups of deep-sea creatures. Small, precise picture waves set Seas of Pearls in motion.
Austria, 2015, 13 min., Director / Screenplay: Siegfried A. Fruhauf
The delirious beauty of Vintage Print arises from a trinity of photography, film and digital image. A medial triptych through time as a stunning journey of discovery.