Kurzfilme 4

Short Films International Competition
Short Films International Competition
Filmwinter-Palais – Saal Valie


Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 2, 70173 Stuttgart

U-Bahn, Bus: Haltestelle Charlottenplatz

Reversible representation: swamp hills
Representación reversible: cerros del pantano

Spain 2017, Farbe, HD, 1:00 Min.
Regie, Script, Camera, Animation, Editing, Actors: Serafín Mesa García

A dance-animation with skin and paper in a chain reaction.

The Greenhouse
El Invernadero

Spain 2017, Colour, HD, 8:00 Min.
Regie, Script, Animation: Ramón Alòs
Camera: Marinella Senatore
Editing: Luca Manes
Music: Andreu Alòs

Two children tear down some plants and flowers while playing in a greenhouse until an ominous presence draws them into a dark storage room where something macabre is about to happen.

The Hunchback
O Corcunda

Portugal, France 2016, Colour, 16 mm, 29:00 Min.
Regie, Script: Gabriel Abrantes, Ben Rivers
Camera: Jorge Quintela
Editing: Margarida Lucas
Sound: Pedro Melo, Carlos Abreu
Actors: Carloto Cotta, Gustavo Sumpta, Anton Skrzypiciel, Norman MacCallum, Mariana Mourato, u.a.

A delirious sci-fi riff on the Arabian Nights’ “Tale of the Hunchback”, that submerges us in a technological dystopia reigned by Dalaya.com, a mega-corporation that forces its employees to “relax” at companyrun medieval reenactments


Germany 2017, B/W, Super 8, 2:46 Min.
Regie, Script, Camera, Editing: Dagie Brundert

Resistance. A hunter’s stance. Trickling sands. A knee’s band. Don’t understand. Ida’s strand. Etcetera


Portugal 2016, Colour, HD, 20:00 Min.
Regie, Script, Editing: André Santos, Marco Leão
Camera: Hugo Azevedo
Sound: Marco Leão, Pedro Góis
Actors: Filipe Abreu, Rita Durão, João Villas-Boas, Marcello Urgeghe

Pedro gets home at dawn. Before the young boy falls asleep, his lonely mother drags him to the beach.

The Chorus of Passing Footsteps

Germany 2017, Colour, HD, 7:12 Min.
Regie, Camera, Editing, Sound: Daniel Burkhardt

The increasing staccato of numerous steps is leading us through an anonymous office building. The workers’ activities as well as the protagonist’s identity both remain hidden. Step by step, the exchangeable spaces of this administration building accumulate throwing the architecture successively into a kinetic stagger.


Germany 2017, Colour, Super 8, 1:03 Min.
Regie, Script, Camera, Programming, Animation, Editing, Sound: Stefan Möckel
Music: Wilhelm Sauer/Roland Pflüger

Two stick figures drawn on the film strip are dancing to the music.

Keep that Dream Burning

Austria, Germany 2017, B/W, Digital, 8:00 Min.
Regie: Rainer Kohlberger

Concrete object and events continually materialize from the active particles: dispersing debris, fireballs, and smoke barely evoke images of explosions familiar from action films, before disappearing again in static.