33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

International Competition Short Films 5
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

The Courser

Österreich 2018, Farbe, 12:07 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Programmierung, Animation, Schnitt, Ton: Lisa Truttmann,
Tonmischung: Andreas Pils


We see white stone structures and hear the sound of horses at full gallop, snickering from afar. The sound volume increases rapidly and sets the large group of lithic sculptures in motion. Heavy traffic noises eventually mix with the animalistic sounds and just when they are about to take over the soundscape entirely, images and sounds introduce the actual location: Shanghai, at the intersection of “Yan’an Elevated Road” and “Inner Ring Elevated Road”, two major, multi-leveled, urban freeways.

Image of a Traitor

Schweden 2017, Farbe, 08:52 Min.
Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton, DarstellerInnen: Felice Hapetzeder


An encounter with a person with links to Nazi Germany who suddenly turned up in my hometown. How come he was not dead yet? The filming reveals a repetition from childhood of not being able to openly oppose an abhorrent ideology.


Deutschland 2018, Farbe, 09:23 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Programmierung, Animation, Schnitt, Ton: Daniel Burkhardt
DarstellerInnen: Katharina Charpey


Against the backdrop of a Mediterranean coastal landscape the video develops a complex narration about repressed memories from the intertwining of travelogue video footage and a kaleidoscopic voiceover. Underlaid by the incessant choruses of the cicadas the narrative fragments of collective war trauma and personal misfortune circle around the central image of a one-legged man sleeping on his deckchair at the waterside promenade.

3 Dreams of Horses

Kanada 2018, Farbe, 05:30 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Ton: Mike Hoolboom
Kamera: Jacques Madvo


“A triptych in which the figure of the horse becomes a medium for meditation on its various incarnations as symbol, domesticated animal for human domination, and its abstract power as spirit.” Images Festival.

Imperial Valley

Österreich/Deutschland, 2018, 14:00 Min.
Regie: Lukas Marxt
Sound: Jung an Tagen


The Imperial Valley represents one of California´s most important regions of industrial agriculture.
Corporate agricultural production interests have been able to successfully cultivate and exploit this geological part of the Sonora desert through a gigantic irrigation system fed by the Colorado River.
The system´s run-off flows through pipes, pumps and canals leading to the Salton Sea, an artificial lake that is approaching ecological as well as economic disaster.


Deutschland 2018, Farbe, 23:00 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch: Julian Luis Müller
Kamera: Diana Torimbert, Daniela del Pomar
Programmierung, Animation, Schnitt: Eren Aksu
Ton: Nils Plambeck
Musik: Andris Meinig, Steffen Roth

Columbiadamm in Berlin is a place of coming and going. There, truck drivers drop their anchor on the side of the street. Sailors tells the story of four men from Turkey, who share a life on wheels, between roads and truck cabins. They come together to eat, to laugh and to feel a little bit of home.