Shortlist: Boiling Point

25. July 12:00h until 14:00h at Kino 1

Escape, prosecution, racism, climate change, over consumption – these crises which appear in most aspects of our society have long become part of our everyday lives. The films shortlisted in ‘Boiling point’ explore their impact on individuals and their personal lives and experiences.

Handbook for a Privileged European Woman

Germany | 2021 | Short Film | 10 Min. | English
Handbook for a Privileged European Woman

Whether it’s sexual harassment or the glass ceiling: Jackie is aware of how bad and also how good she has it as a white European woman. With a decent amount of pussy power and the efficacy of postmodern Hollywood aesthetics, Jackie offers tips for the privileged and sometimes not-so-privileged life in the postfeminist patriarchy.

Whether it’s sexual harassment or the glass ceiling: Jackie is aware of how bad and also how good she has it as a white European woman. With a decent amount of pussy power and the efficacy of postmodern Hollywood aesthetics, Jackie offers tips for the privileged and sometimes not-so-privileged life in the postfeminist patriarchy.

Director:
Alma Buddecke
Camera:
Sebastian Ganschow
Cast:
Aggy K. Adams
Editing:
Vreni Sarnes
Sound mixer:
Johann Meis
Production designer:
Hannah Siegfried

Megamall

Switzerland | 2020 | Animated Film | 4 Min. | Without Dialogue
Megamall

A world of escalators, where remote-controlled figures follow their longing for consumption. Everything’s flowing in its predetermined rhythm, until one of the figures is pulled into a weightless room through the escalator, and a dog disturbs the megamall’s monotony.

A world of escalators, where remote-controlled figures follow their longing for consumption. Everything’s flowing in its predetermined rhythm, until one of the figures is pulled into a weightless room through the escalator, and a dog disturbs the megamall’s monotony.

Director:
Aline Schoch
Animation:
Aline Schoch
Music:
Serafin Aebli
Sound designer:
Loïc Kreyden

A Letter from Raqqa

Germany, Syria | 2020 | Documentary Short | 9 Min. | English, Arabic (English Subtitles)
A Letter from Raqqa

An essay on war, loss, and what remains – silent images of deserted, war-torn Raqqa impressively remind us of how valuable our everyday life is, and how it hurts when it’s gone.

An essay on war, loss, and what remains – silent images of deserted, war-torn Raqqa impressively remind us of how valuable our everyday life is, and how it hurts when it’s gone.

Director:
Arash Asadi
Producers:
Antonia Kilian, Azad Evdike
Cinematographer:
Antonia Kilian
Sound designer:
Gerald Mandl

Swelling

South Korea | 2021 | Short Film | 24 Min. | Korean (English Subtitles)
Swelling

North-Korean refugee Mu Taek works as a boxing coach in South Korea. At the same time he is still looking for his wife who disappeared during their flight. But help is not for free. A sparring fight against the boxing world’s rising star could help him solve all his financial problems – but he never wanted to be back inside the ring.

North-Korean refugee Mu Taek works as a boxing coach in South Korea. At the same time he is still looking for his wife who disappeared during their flight. But help is not for free. A sparring fight against the boxing world’s rising star could help him solve all his financial problems – but he never wanted to be back inside the ring.

Director:
Sangkyu KIM
Producer:
Tacksu SHIN
Screenplay:
Sangkyu KIM
Cast:
Youngwook JIN, Seho LEE, Jaeseong RYU
Cinematographer:
Dongik KIM
Editing:
Wonjun JEONG
Music:
Kwangho CHO
Sound designer:
Jungu JANG

The battle for our voices

Germany, Poland | 2020 | Documentary Short | 13 Min. | Polish (English Subtitles)
The battle for our voices

Natalia is the founder of the Polish women’s strike and one of many activists who fight against the strict abortion ban in Poland. The film accompanies the union and gives an insight into the structures of socio-political involvement, and the worldwide network of women who fight for their right to have autonomy over their bodies.

Natalia is the founder of the Polish women’s strike and one of many activists who fight against the strict abortion ban in Poland. The film accompanies the union and gives an insight into the structures of socio-political involvement, and the worldwide network of women who fight for their right to have autonomy over their bodies.

Director:
Jennifer Mallmann
Producer:
Fabienne Priess
Camera:
Markus Ott
Cast:
Marta Lempart, Natalia Pancewicz
Editing:
Wolfgang Purkhauser
Music:
Victoria Hillestad
Sound designer:
Marius Bohnhardt
Sound mixer:
Marius Bohnhardt

Obervogelgesang

Germany | 2020 | Animated Film | 6 Min. | German (English Subtitles)
Obervogelgesang

“Those freaking 33 percent, where were they?” Lovis asks herself as she discovers a clearly right radical slogan on the regional train. She starts counting: “One, two, Nazi. One, two, Nazi.” In anger, she exits the train at the next stop. Stranded on the platform, she is confronted with the question: What now?

“Those freaking 33 percent, where were they?” Lovis asks herself as she discovers a clearly right radical slogan on the regional train. She starts counting: “One, two, Nazi. One, two, Nazi.” In anger, she exits the train at the next stop. Stranded on the platform, she is confronted with the question: What now?

Directors:
Ferdinand Ehrhardt, Elisabeth Weinberger
Producer:
Malin Krüger
Screenplay:
Ferdinand Ehrhardt, Elisabeth Weinberger
Animation:
Ferdinand Ehrhardt, Elisabeth Weinberger, Paula Wittich
Editing:
Andreas Bothe
Music:
Hannes Bieber
Sound designer:
Henrike Sommer
Voice:
Ronja Peters

Deutschland ist ein Trampolin / Germany is a Trampoline

Germany | 2021 | Documentary Short | 28 Min. | German (English Subtitles)
Deutschland ist ein Trampolin

Romeo got a major in philosophy in Germany and misses his home country Cameroon. Demian was deported back there after graduation and has been selling second hand products at the market ever since. It’s his biggest wish to return to Germany. Both of them want to live an autonomous life, but simply can’t.

Romeo got a major in philosophy in Germany and misses his home country Cameroon. Demian was deported back there after graduation and has been selling second hand products at the market ever since. It’s his biggest wish to return to Germany. Both of them want to live an autonomous life, but simply can’t.

Director:
Marc Sebastian Eils
Cinematographer:
Hannes Schulze
Editing:
Marc Sebastian Eils
Sound designer:
Nils Plambeck

Tickets

Due to the applicable Corona regulations, we expressly refer to our hygiene measures.

Contact us

50th International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte
Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
GERMANY

  +49 (0)331 6202 780

 

Wir benutzen Cookies um die Nutzerfreundlichkeit der Webseite zu verbessen. Durch Deinen Besuch stimmst Du dem zu.