SHORT FILM PROGRAM | LA PREMIERE
Germany (2018), 101 min. DCP Projection
German/Italian/Hebrew/English with English Subtitles
Presented by German Films and the German Federal Film Board (FFA), this beloved annual showcase premieres the most remarkable student shorts – the NEXT GENERATION of German Cinema – together with the best German shorts under 5 minutes – the winners of the FFA’s SHORT TIGER Award.
This year's expert jury includes Student Academy Award®-winner and Academy Award®-nominee Katja Benrath (WATU WOTE – ALL OF US), Daniel Ebner (Artistic Director VIS Vienna Shorts Festival) and Dr. Gregory Theile (Kinopolis/Theile Group), who have selected twelve short films representing Germany’s diversity of forms, genres and skillful filmmaking talent that international audiences have come to expect from German shorts.
These deeply personal and universal stories confirm the notion that short film is an independent art form deserving of the big screen and the awareness of audiences worldwide.
NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2018 PROGRAM BROCHURE
L’ARIA DEL MOSCERINO
Lukas von Berg (Animation, 2017, 4 min, 30 sec.)
A tiny fruit fly gets swatted. Against all odds, it defies death in its very own way.
Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld (Animation, 2017, 5 min.)
As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around her to have faces. She doesn’t even recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit in her brain. It was art, after all, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.
Jannis Alexander Kiefer (Fiction, 2017, 4 min, 48 sec.)
A short view of the German digital legacy of our society in four chapters.
Lukas Baier (Fiction, 2018, 13 min, 32 sec.)
A woman has a car accident and is trapped next to a busy highway in the car wreck. Her serious injuries are causing her to gradually bleed to death, and the cold turns into one of her biggest enemies during her desperate search for help. With all her strength she tries to attract attention and not lose her hope for salvation, but finally she finds a note that portrays her fate in a completely different light.
Rebecca Zehr (Documentary, 2018, 9 min, 14 sec.)
Is it possible to regain one’s natural appearance using an artificial object? Can a face be completed by the use of an inanimate object – an eye that does not blink or a nose that cannot be wrinkled? And will this object become a natural extension of a person’s body some day? A synthetic illusion that connects three women and explores the desire to be whole again.
HIM AND HER
Natlie Lamb (Animation, 2018, 7 min, 48 sec.)
A film about a long distance relationship and the power of imagination.
Max Mörtl, Robert Löbel (Animation, 2017, 2 min, 30 sec.)
On a small island a bunch of exotic creatures run across each other.
MEGATRICK (MEGA TRICK)
Anna Isensee (Animation, 2017, 1 min, 46 sec.)
A little metaphor about life.
MIT IM BUND (MORALE)
Lukas Nathrath (Fiction, 2017, 13 min, 06 sec.)
Mara takes part in a highly demanding training course of the German armed forces. When her fellow soldier Weber humiliates her in front of her troop, Mara understands that she has to defend herself – even if she puts her integrity to the test.
RIEN NE VA PLUS
Sophie Linnenbaum (Fiction, 2017, 15 min.)
Bodo is standing on the top of a roof and ready to jump, when suddenly his phone rings. It’s Evi, telling Bodo he won a prize in a competition he never took part in. While Bodo tries to get rid of Evi, all of a sudden the casino where Evi is calling from is attacked by robbers… And now not only his life, but the lives of all the hostages are in danger.
UNBARMHERZIG (WITHOUT MERCY)
Julia Charakter (Animation, Documentary, 2017, 11min, 08 sec.)
In animated flashbacks the anonymous protagonist tells of the brutal everyday life in a Christian orphanage of the 1970s and her personal struggle against the arbitrariness of the nuns and their ruthless authority. 40 years later, when she is to be financially compensated by the authorities, she encounters incomprehension and renewed ruthlessness.
WIR SIND WIEDER DA (WE’RE BACK AGAIN)
Shirel Peleg (Fiction, 2018, 7 min, 45 sec.)
The current generation is trying to live life surrounded by ruins of the past. WE’RE BACK AGAIN depicts one exemplary situation the new generation of Jews experience when trying to build a new life in Germany.
$12- / General Audiences
$10- / Seniors, Students
$8- / Cinematheque Members
$9.- / FoG Members (box office only, must present membership card)
NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2018
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