For the seventh time, Filmwinter Stuttgart has called for submissions from emerging artists up to the age of 35 to take part in this new international short film competition for films of up to 2 minutes. The jury, comprising Stefanie Oberhoff, Marko Schacher and Anna Vasof, will assess works that realize the format in a creative and innovative way. All films will be screened at Saturday, 19th of January 2019 at 21:30 at FITZ! Cinema.
2 Minutes Short Film Award
The jury prize with an amount of 1,500 euros for a work up to a maximum of 2 minutes is sponsored by SAE Institute Stuttgart.
Stefanie Oberhoff is a stage designer, puppeteer and director. Under the label "Gütesiegel Kultur*" ("Cultural Seal of Approval*") she organises international culture projects at the interface of visual arts, puppet theatre, animation, and social interventions in Europe, Asia, and Africa. With „Die Goldige Lilith“ and „Die Gräfin“ ("The Countess"), Stuttgart's chain-smoking iconic granny - she explores new strategies for the further development of humankind on the world stage.
Her production "Punch Agathe" in co-operation with Snuff Puppets (AU), Espace Masolo (CD), FIDENA, Moers Festival and HMDK Stuttgart has received an award at „6 Tage frei“ (Award for dance and theatre productions of the City of Stuttgart and the Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg 2019).
Marko Schacher, born in 1970 in Böblingen, Germany, studied sociology, German language and literature studies and art history at the University of Stuttgart. In 2003, he was one of the first graduates of the Master degree programme “Media Author – Master of Media” at Stuttgart’s Hochschule der Medien. In 2008/2009, he ran the legendary project space “Tresor – Raum für flüchtige Kunst” which was located in a building opposite the main station in Stuttgart in a collaboration with Winfried Stürzl and Laurenz Theinert. Since 2011, he is the director of “Schacher – Raum für Kunst”, an exhibition space for young contemporary art at Galerienhaus Stuttgart. Here, exhibits are displayed in a dialogue and boundary transcending way as a spatial experience. He is among the few gallery owners to frequently exhibit photographs and films. With Peter Franck, Josh von Staudach, Jim Avignon and Jürgen Palmer, he presents exciting positions from the borderline area of fine and filmic art in his programme.
Anna Vasof is an architect and media artist. Born in 1985, she studied architecture at the University of Thessaly (2010) in Greece and Transmedia Art (2014) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2004 her videos and short movies have been presented in several festivals, some of them winning distinctions. She’s currently writing a Ph.D. thesis about an animation technique that she develops and at the same time working on designing and building innovative mechanisms for producing critical and narrative videos, actions and installations.
Workshop with Anna Vasof: The Mechanics of Motion: Non-Stop Stop-Motion Animation
19.01.19, 11:00 at Fitz! Studio Room.
Retrospective by and with Anna Vasof
18.01.2019, 17:30 at FITZ! Cinema