Category Archives: D-A-CH Wettbewerb

Made in Germany

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Site manager Thomas Zetzsche is proud of his large-scale construction project. Until the first defects appear and everything threatens to fail.


If on a winter’s night two travelers

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When Francesco and Elisa are stopped by a police officer, it's only the beginning of a collective magical journey through darkness, accompanied by the ghosts of the past.


On solid ground

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When Eli tries to escape the narrowness and agitation of the city, she keeps being confronted with aggression.


The Deluge

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The father has a flat tyre, the daughter has lots of rules to follow, the mother is partying as if there were no pandemic. Summer is approaching.


Vagabond

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He who is a drifter will leave his path to coincidence.


TILT

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While a paramedic works a 24-hour shift to help people, she finds herself in a spiral of violence and oppression.


The Sausage Run

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A lamb is Little Red Riding Hood. The big bad wolf, a human butcher, has a problem. He has run out of meat. The forester is a dog who loves sausages.


Dustborn

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As the Earth dries out slowly, a loner sustains his existence in a self-created biotope. When a young girl suddenly appears and steals from him, two harsh worlds collide.


Page Five

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A film student and an actor try to rehearse for a film together, but the trouble starts on page 5.


Pizza d’Amour

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Her job as a pizza delivery girl leads Suri to the house of Thomas, where she finds herself confronted with her parents' sexuality and her own double standards.


Phlegm

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Crush. Crush. Crash.


Meeting

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3 minutes before the online meeting: The welcoming joke is well though out, the bottle is neatly tucked into the underwear, and the internet connection is premium - what else can go wrong?


Martyrs of Striving

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"Martyrs of Striving" is a black-humored reckoning with the trials and tribulations of global Corona politics, and a passionate plea for solidarity in times of crisis.


Max & Anna

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Anna meets Max in her best friend's apartment. What follows is a romantic rapprochement from his point of view - a rape from hers. Who - if anyone - is telling the truth?


Darkness Makes It Hard To See

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A young and indebted artist visits his aristocrat family for the first time in years.


Between Men

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A father receives an unexpected visit from a friend of his deceased son and is confronted with truths that have remained unspoken for years.


Lullaby

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Story of the insomnia of the seventeen-year-old Eva is a journey to the otherness that lingers within each of us.


EMPTY CALORIES

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Fabian is 16, Weight Watchers every week and growing up, but he also has to give his mother love tips.


Body

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In the body of a silent laborer, a mysterious creature is summoned into a widow’s life to help out on the farm, but he soon starts to develop feelings of his own.


Light and Shadow

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The fictional 1970s documentary “Light and Shadow” introduces the blind experimental filmmaker Christoph Keller.


CLICK

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Three classmates escape from a school trip. One steps on something and freezes. Branch or landmine?


Good German Work

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The two craftspeople Uli and Didi are working on a swastika in their workshop somewhere between rural idyll and village dreariness, wondering about the strange newcomers.


Control

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A defeated young woman will have to play a strange underground game in order to achieve her most desired dream.


Flick-a-Cig

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To escape from the void and the pain of her life, Carina fights everything and everyone that comes close to her. Even Nikolas, a man lying amidst his belongings, who seems to be as alone and lost as her. Until a tender bond begins to form between them.


Klabautermann

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"I should be glad of another death"-T.S. Eliot The nursing home in which Eugen lives shouldn't be the last thing he sees before dying. He finds support in nurse Miranda.


Shit happens

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Two parents forget their child in a taxi cab.


In The End

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After a failed PR-Campaign for the premiere of "Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf" everyone is on alert because the news say the real wolf is back.


Home is where the scars are from

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Andi is a squatter - he occupys buildings. One night his sister seeks refuge with her 4-year old son. Out of one night grow many which opens up some old wounds.


BRAT

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Young single-mom Mia struggles with criticism and prejudice against her in the village. When she realizes that her son also suffers, she becomes a lioness.


GRRRL

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Sexual assault is part of everyday life. Zoe and her friends have decided to do something about it.


Goldilocks

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Lonely locksmith ‘Goldilocks' finds herself in the middle of a bizarre heist which could turn her life into a modern fairy tale.


Silent Zone

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Alice, uncommunicative and electrohypersensitive, lives in seclusion in a dead zone deep in the Northern German forest. But then her hermitage is suddenly disturbed by the sex worker Lucia, who settles on the border of Alice's safe space with her lovemobile.


Love Is In The Air

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Thomas' relationship gets into serious turbulence when Axel demands a threesome relationship - with him and a Boeing 737.


Fish Like Us

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An unusual farewell ritual in a Chinese restaurant frames the meeting of two siblings who feel guilty after the death of their mother.


Fish Fingers

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Summer is over and it's hard to let go.


It must

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On the same day, Silvia is fired from her job, fined by the police, and loses the solo part in her church choir. In an act of resistance, she just lets go.


A Small Cut

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A Jewish finance director finds himself forced to circumvent a genitalia-induced national crisis. He meets the temperamental ducal couple for an uncomfortable cup of tea.


The Simulation of Being

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A country vet is being persuaded to issue a death certificate for a painter, who allegedly died from a heart attack while painting his own daughter naked.


The Administration of the Internet

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Who is actually managing the internet? What's it like? A short film in search of answers in uncharted territory.


The Lampboy, or The Universe Between Us

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In order to convince her cynical teabag of the power of love, a young woman gets involved in a one-night stand with a medical student - even though they are worlds apart.


DÉVIER

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DÉVIER (AT) shows the life of a character-strong woman who knows how to emancipate herself from social stereotypes and prejudices.


Life is full of sunshine and beauty

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Tobias' sister lives in a home for the handicapped and today is her birthday. As a loving brother, he goes to visit her, even though he's desperate to meet a deadline.


Danzamatta

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The morning after a wild party, David and Oscar discover that their roommate Robin is still dancing. What the heck is going on?


DAMN IT!

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The ancient struggle between good and evil.


Catsitter

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When a young catsitter visits a client's mysterious apartment, she finds the cat she was supposed to feed, is not quite what she expected.


Blue Noise

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After a young apprentice turns away from his father, he seeks paternal closeness with his instructor. He crosses a boundary and gets to know himself a bit better.


Bleiches Glimmen

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A girl navigates the last hours of the day, trapped in her own world. Ecstasy and loneliness set the pace as darkness threatens to engulf her altogether.


BENZTOWN

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A town is driven mad. The city of Stuttgart fights back with heavy action against its traffic chaos. With far reaching consequences. Other cities might follow the signal.


Organic Love

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In a world in which humans are brought up to be slaughtered, Anton, a meat-factory employee, is torn between his duty and his love for his young protégé 733.


Anatomy of a Worldview

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Mr. Bulge did not water the orchid from Mr. Belly. In order to escape responsibility, he spins a confusing web of lies and conspiracy theories, in which he gets caught.


A Goat’s Spell

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A psychedelic lullaby.


Postscript

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The dissolution of the grandfatherly household brings much that has been repressed to light.