Kurzfilme 8

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


Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 2, 70173 Stuttgart

U-Bahn, Bus: Haltestelle Charlottenplatz


Portugal 2016, Colour, HD, 8:36 Min.
Regie, Script: Eduardo Brito
Camera: Jorge Quintela
Editing: Eduardo Brito, Rodrigo Areias
Sound: Pedro Marinho
Music: Joana Gama, Luís Fernandes

The dystopian city of Penúmbria was founded two hundred years ago, in a distant isthmus – a place of arctic soils, angry seas and violent weather. Penúmbria’s name hails from the almost permanent shadow, caused by a southern mountain. One day, its inhabitants decided to leave, offering the city to time. This is the story of an uninhabitable place.

Life In Boxes

Spain 2017, Colour, HD, 4:55 Min.
Regie, Script, Camera, Editing: Alexander Lemus
Sound: Xavi Valero
Music: Mario Pina
Actors: Edward Lachman, Jr

The life in boxes, the objects as a form of memory. Edward Lachman shows us his loft in New York where he lives surrounded by boxes which contents 70 years of history.


Finnland 2017, Colour, HD, 4:34 Min.
Regie, Script: Timo Wright
Camera: Jarkko Virtanen
Editing: Liisa Vääriskoski
Sound: Taneli Bruun
Music: Katri Onnela

An empty, abandoned house. Slowly it fills with a red smoke, embracing the whole building. This film is about death, about what will be left of us. Are we just memories, or whispers in an empty space?

The lonely unit
De Eenzame Eenheid

Netherlands 2016, Colour, HD, 10:45 Min.
Regie, Script, Editing, Production: Carlijn Fransen
Camera: Casper Brink

The coffee table smokes a cigarette, the floor lamp looks over the shoulder of the lonesome boss laying on her sofa. In a series of surrealistic vignettes, the viewer is invited into an inward-facing world. The scenes create one storyline; a glimpse of an absurd yet maybe ordinary day in the life of main character Carlijn Fransen.


Mexico 2016, Colour, HD, 5:40 Min.
Regie, Editing: Mauricio Saenz
Camera: Guillermo Villa
Music: Le Trio Joubran
Actors: Belen Scaglia

“Dakhla” reflects on the concept of uncertainty and the imprecision of a changing reality as an ever-present confrontation. A narrative that describes a metaphoric trip to the middle of the sea between two distant points on the same latitude emphasizes on the idea of a future that feeds off chance and speculation.

This Was Home

Egypt, Israel, Poland, USA 2016, Colour, HD, 17:44 Min.
Regie: Dana Levy

The depiction of three generations of the artist’s family emphasizes the differences between their personal stories, which are related to different times and places. At the same time, however, presented side by side they turn into a multi-generational journey of identity, each becoming a chapter in the age-old history of Jewish wanderings.

my castle your castle

Germany 2017, Colour, HD, 14:47
Regie: Kerstin Honeit
Camera: Ljupcho Temelkovski, Annette Hollywood
Sound: Philipp Fröhlich, Jochen Jezussek
Music: Damian Rebgetz, Paul Hankinson
Actors: Peter Friedrich, Gunter Teichert, Damian Rebgetz, Paul Hankinson

The video tackles the debate about rebuilding the Berliner Stadtschloss on the foundations of the Palace of the Republic. Kerstin Honeit invites two building workers to take part in a discussion resembling a TV chat show held on the site. This reference is undermined and caricatured by a musical interlude performed by two queer cowboys.


Japan 2016, Super 8, 3:10 Min.
Regie, Camera, Animation, Editing: Michael Lyons

This stop-motion animation was made by-photographing and re-photographing antique kimono resist-dyeing stencils in positive and negative. A joyful play with optical illusions, small variations in the repeating pattern elements generate apparent motion. Photographed on Super 8 and hand-developed using matcha (powdered green tea).