33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

International Competition Short Films 1

International Competition Short Films 1
Kurzfilme Internationaler Wettbewerb
FITZ! Cinema

Eberhardstraße 61
Kulturareal „Unterm Turm“
70173 Stuttgart

U-/ S-Bahn / Bus: Stadtmitte / Rotebühlplatz / Wilhelmsbau

FITZ! Cinema

Eberhardstraße 61
Kulturareal „Unterm Turm“
70173 Stuttgart

U-/ S-Bahn / Bus: Stadtmitte / Rotebühlplatz / Wilhelmsbau

Au! Au! Shark Something ist very Heavy

Russische Föderation, 2018, Farbe, 8:30 Min.
Regie: Elizaveta Ostapenko, Daria Kochetkova, Marina Shtyk, Anastasia Prakhova


This film is a drawing, which constitutes a report of our time about what is a modern ruin.


Deutschland 2017, Farbe, 04:58 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch: Jannis Alexander Kiefer
Kamera: Adam Graf
Schnitt: Kathrin Unger
Ton: Clemens Ruh


One glance at the German digital legacy of our society: genuine commentaries on YouTube are being interpreted and ‘re-enacted’ in various chapters. (Amateur) actors personify the protagonists of these virtual conversations, and by way of a semi-documentary representation, bestow a human shape on it. In this way, the true but disembodied events are brought to a tangible space for the camera.

Panda Moonwalk or Why Meng Meng Walks Backwards

Deutschland 2018, 08:00 Min.
Regie: Kerstin Honeit


Since 2017 the Giant Panda Bears Meng Meng and Jiao Qing were hired out to the Berlin Zoo from China to attract more visitors and to therefore increase profit. Unfortunately for the Berlin Zoo this PR campaign did not work out as planned – in fact it worked backwards. Meng Meng, the female Panda will only walk backwards – possibly protesting the fact that she was abducted and is kept in captivity. But instead of rethinking the problematic concepts of zoos in general, international media is taking on a different debate: blaming Meng Meng’s behaviour on the fact that she has not bred yet and is just looking for attention. Kerstin Honeit’s video aligns Meng Meng’s protest with other performances of protesting bodies using movement in public space to address grievances.

Unerasable Images

Dänemark 2018, 02:38 Min.
Regie: Winnie Soon


The project Unerasable Images is a collection of my screenshots that are taken over a year in 2017 from Google search engine with the Chinese characters “六四” as the image keyword search. The keyword is equivalent to the numerical values of 6 and 4, refers to the student-led Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989, around the date of June Fourth, in Beijing, China. The collected screenshots are re-appropriated to remove all the resulted images as negative white space except the colored Lego “Tank Man”.

When I was Little I Found a Cave
När jag var liten hittade jag en grotta

Schweden 2018, Farbe, 08:30 Min.
Kamera, Schnitt: Mikael Lindahl
Ton: Jan Alvermark
DarstellerInnen: Inger Waern


An image of a girl in a cave. Over 40 years later, she's wandering in the same forest looking for it. The search brings back the memory of a story she's written. A meditative and metaphoric contemplation on memory, their physical connection and finding your childhood again.

Emotional Weather Report

Vereinigte Staaten 2018, Farbe, 01:00 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch, Animation, Schnitt: Cait Davis
Kamera, Visuelle Effekte: Jimmy McCoy
Ton: Abe Dolinger, Cait Davis
Musik: Inokentiy Aksentiev
DarstellerInnen: Plante semillas Buenas


An ancient ritual.

Rear Window

Vereinigtes Königreich, 2018, Farbe, 3:03 Min.
Regie: Florian Luthi


A short love story between a car, a horse and some fragments of cinema.

Cat Days
Neko No Hi

Deutschland 2018, 11:09 Min.
Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt: Jon Frickey
Ton: David Kamp, Tobi Taskin, Steven Hofmann, Adriana Espina
Musik: Gofish and Satoko Shibata
DarstellerInnen: Kanon Yamamoto, Yusuke Yamasaki, Iroha Sato, Shinobu Sawada, Fumio Okura, Yuna Fujiwara


Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless condition. But it shakes the core of the boy's identity.

Esmark – Husby-klit Bk.

Deutschland 2017, S/W, 05:00 Min.
Regie, Kamera, Animation: Robert Seidel
Musik: Esmark (Nikolai von Sallwitz, Alsen Rau)


“Esmark” is a collaboration between the sound architect Nikolai von Sallwitz (Taprikk Sweezee) and the artist Alsen Rau (Scheich in China, On+Brr). The track Husby-klit Bk. is taken from their double album “Māra I & II”, which was released on Bureau B. The music video by Robert Seidel is based on a live video performance, in which a modular video synthesizer generates mental spaces between floating and overwriting realities. The visual material is based on a convolute of geographical impressions that are fused by the cinematic soundscape into a continuous stream of dissolving memories.

Lines of Force

Kanada 2018, Farbe, 2:10 Min.
Regie: Dan Browne


E=mc^2 means that all matter is condensed energy. In its purest form, energy is light. Perhaps matter cannot go faster than light because all matter consists of light.