33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

International Competition Short Films 3
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

Confluence

Deutschland 2018, Farbe, 20:45 Min.
Regie: Stefan Ramirez Perez
Drehbuch, Schnitt: Benjamin & Stefan Ramírez Pérez
Kamera: Mahmoud Belakhel
Animation: Patrick Buhr, Luca Kawe
Ton: Jonathan Kastl
Musik, DarstellerInnen: Doris Bizetic-Nygrin

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Confluence centers on Serbian pop singer and former child star Doris Bizetić. In a mixture between pop and lecture performance Doris’ biography is conflated with histories of architectures in Belgrade.

Burkina Brandenburg Komplex

Deutschland 2018, Farbe, 19:19 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch, Animation, Schnitt: Ulu Braun
Kamera Ulu Braun, Valentin Lorenz
Ton: Valentin Lorenz
Musik: Max Knoth
DarstellerInnen: Joachim Stargard, Evyonne Muhuri, Katja Franziska Müller, Valentin Lorenz, Hans Drews

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A presumably African village, inhabited by Germans. The film Burkina Brandenburg Komplex describes a geographical construction that makes use of “our” medial and collective image of Africa and puts it to the test through inaccuracies. An archaeological find is made in a mine: a Ferrari®. We tag along with Joachim on his everyday rounds. He has his heart set on realising a common energy project. The Museum of Prussian Cultural Heritage is run by a black woman. She presents artefacts from Western consumer culture with a special emphasis on German products. Joachim is involved in the ritualistic production of energy in the village, but gets excluded when the ceremony is nearing its finale, finally catapulting himself out of the ‘story/history’.

Searching for the European Roller

Schweden 2017, Farbe, 16:36 Min.

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Searching for the European Roller takes place in several public and private institutions across Sweden. It targets to mimic the purpose of educational videos and playfully applies an academic voice whilst exploring strategies of storytelling. The video weaves in and out of the history of a disappearing blue bird whilst re-tracing its memories and emotions. It excavates the many layers surrounding the birds' need for departure and the strong national desire for its return. In doing so, concepts of migration and identity are connected to a larger political understanding of belonging.

All my phone numbers drowned in...
Deine Telefonnummern ertrinken

Nigeria 2017, 11:00 Min.
Regie: Michel Klöfkorn
Kamera: Osola Otori
Ton: Marie Gavois, Michel Klöfkorn
DarstellerInnen: Jelili Atiku, Chief Aboré, Marcellina Oseghale, Marie Gavois, Olanrewaju Tejuoso

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In sort of a performative live collage, the actors dressed in costumes made of advertising banners move through the Nigerian mega-city of Lagos and New York. This is how the film explores the poles at the extreme ends of urban civilisation.

To My Carrier
Till den som bär mig

Schweden 2018, Farbe, 05:53 Min.
Regie: Elbe Wallin

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To my carrier starts and ends as a love letter written to a wheelchair. The spoken letter, accompanied by a silent dance, reflects on personhood in relation to disability.

Things and Wonders 2022

Österreich 2017, 4:00 Min
Regie: Anna Vasof

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Things and Wonders 2022 is a series of six episodes in which video artist Anna Vasof toys with our perceptions. As the title forecasts, it is all about small wonders, conjured by Vasof with the help of everyday objects in a most joyously playful and humorous way. On switching her windshield wipers on, God´s index-finger summons the first human to life, loosely based on Adam´s encounter depicted by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. What windshield wipers exactly have to do with Michelangelo should not be divulged in advance: Vasof´s film moments are ultimately also about "wondering" in the sense of being amazed, and every episode includes an "aha!" instant of smiling recognition.

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Deutschland 2018, Farbe, 00:48 Min.
Regie: Stefan Möckel

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Godzilla’s dance.