33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

Wake me Up Short Film Programme
Fokus Wake me Up
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

Love goes through the Stomach

Deutschland 2017, Farbe, 14:48 Min.
Regie: Michaela Metzger, Drehbuch: NEOZOON, Kamera: Found Footage, Schnitt, Ton: NEOZOON


The found footage film Love goes through the Stomach is dedicated to the subject of nutrition and people’s relationship with the so-called production animals. The film collage gives an insight into the behavior of the Western affluent society and its lack of appreciating the origins of food from animals. The original material was taken from YouTube and employs various internet phenomena such as ASMR, Mukbang or Let´s Play videos among other things. Love goes through the Stomach demonstrates the destructive aspects of the global consumerism.

Binary Love

Frankreich 2017, Farbe, 12:49 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch: Ewan Golder, Kamera: Noe Bach, Animation: Pierre Yves Biosrame, Schnitt: Ewan Golder, Ton:Yannick Delmaire, Musik: Ewan Golder, Stanilav Mackofsky; DarstellerInnen: Ewan Golder, Ina Milacahe, Félix Verhaverbeke, Nicolette Picheral


Binary Love. Algorithm Blues. A convulsive love, impossible dreams, burning and whirring like an overheating hard drive, corrupting your senses. Every adventure starts with a Wifi connection. But where do we go? Does it matter? Where is our narrative drive? Anything to distract us from our planned obsolescence. An intangible mystery of the mind vibrating in my hand. Downloaded straight from heaven. It’s no longer yours. Our secret selves, the strange rhythms of our subconscious, hidden from ourselves, etched into a hard drive somewhere in Greenland. Your dreams flow through the stratosphere, and with that familiar vibration, flows into my life through a handheld device. Every half-thought thought, every half-said remark is absorbed by the stratosphere. Share you drive with me, let our data streams merge, and whatever you do, never log off.

Life on Trial

Vereinigte Staaten 2018, 14:00 Min.
Regie, Drehbuch: Carol Jacobsen, Kamera: Susan Gardner; Schnitt, Ton: Carol Jacobsen, Karen Sanders


Narrated by Stacy Barker, a young woman who served over 23 years in prison for killing her rapist in self-defense this film spans her entire incarceration as she narrates a powerful indictment of the American criminal/penal system and describes women prisoners' acts of resistance on behalf of their human and civil rights.

Morning Cowboy

Spanien 2017, S/W, 15:00 Min.
Drehbuch, Kamera: Fernando Pomares, Animation: Elena Pomares, Schnitt: Fernando Pomares, Ton: Enrique G. Bermejo, Musik: Jimmy Rodgers


A man dressed as a cowboy rides his horse down the path of his dreams.

Power Trip

Vereinigte Staaten 2018, Farbe,10:00
Regie: Christopher Boulton


A nostalgic voyage through interstellar and subatomic space spanning half a century of scientific knowledge and imagination. Who are we? For millennia, humans looked to the heavens for answers. But in 1968, amidst social upheaval across the globe, we began to look down. The “Whole Earth Catalog” published NASA's first color image of the entire planet. The Apollo 8 mission captured the earth rising over the moon. And the Office of Charles and Ray Eames and the National Film Board of Canada produced the first two film adaptations of Kees Boeke's “Cosmic View: The Universe in 40 Jumps”, a book exploring outer space and our inner selves through orders of magnitude. The Eames team would later remake their "rough sketch" as Powers of Ten to worldwide acclaim. Today, the visualization of scale is part of our everyday lives, whether seen through a doctor's microscope, the Hubble telescope, or Google Maps. But it wasn't always this way. Power Trip takes us back to the beginning to track how Boeke's ideas have evolved over time and recall the awe and wonder of seeing ourselves from afar and within for the very first time.