33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

International Competition Short Films 2

International Competition Short Films 2
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

Sat 18.01.20, 11:00
tri-bühne, Cinema 1

Trees Down Here

Vereinigtes Königreich 2018, Farbe, 16mm,
13:57 Min.
Regie: Ben Rivers


Trees are the silent characters, narrating the architecture and life of Churchill College (1960). The analogue materiality of Churchill College is matched by the film which leaves traces of its own
development. The human habitat is seen through nature to create a new dreamlike environment in which any distinction between human life, architecture and nature is erased.


Deutschland 2019, Farbe, 16 mm, 20:48 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt: Miriam Gossing,
Lina Sieckmann
Kamera: Christian Kochmann
Ton: Robert Kroos, Tim Gorinski
Musik: Simon Waskow


Souvenir explores the deserted inside of contemporary 36-hour-minicruise ferry ships between the Netherlands, Germany, Norway and the UK. On board settings and décor bear reference to a European history of seafaring and trade while the actual ocean remains distant. It’s about topics of distant love, memory, fury and a departure from society’s expectation.

Kuchenstein. A Symphony of Horror

Vereinigtes Königreich 2019, S/W, Super 8,
04:32 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Animation:
Magnus Irvin
Schnitt: Colin Minchin
Ton, Musik: Ranger Radley
DarstellerInnen: Ray McNeill,
Louise Constad, Steve Parnell


A deranged professor and his glamorous assistant create a new being which is half man, half cake. The results are predictably disastrous.

The Wind Phone

Vereinigte Staaten 2019, Farbe, 15:52 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch: Kristen Gerweck
Kamera: Jon Keng
Schnitt: Minh Hieu Bui
Ton: Destiny Farrant


Inspired by true events, The Wind Phone intimately follows the emotional journeys of seven strangers. Each is drawn to the same remote and eerie phone booth on a Japanese cliffside, although their conversations couldn’t seem more different. Whereas one caller seeks forgiveness for a fatal transgression and another grapples with a twisted betrayal, others’ motivations are not clear at first.

Welt an Bord
World on Board

Deutschland 2019, Farbe, 28:56 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Ton:
Eva Könnemann
Kamera: Alexander Gheorghiu
Musik: Joachim Schütz
DarstellerInnen: Kathrin Resetarits,
Kai Wöhlke, Ron Van der Putten


Germany, as seen from the water. Welt an Bord is a hybrid of documentary and narrative film. The basic conditions are set by the limited space on the barge and the work that must be done. Kathrin Resetarits embodies the alter ego of director Eva Könnemann. Together they accepted the captain’s invitation to join in this other life.