internationales Kurzfilmfestival 3. - 7. April 2019 in Halle/Saale
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20. April 2017
8pm - 10pm
Puschkino, Kardinal-Albrecht-Str. 6, 06108 Halle (Saale)

The new launched competition "Shortdocs" is going to celebrate their premiere in the Puschkino. Shortdocs provides filmmakers a new platform to present their documentary short films. It does not matter if it is a realfilm or a animationfilm. The goal is to include the documentary short films in the festival context. The first prize is chosen by a jury of filmmakers and artists. The cash prizes are: first prize 600,-€ and the audience prize 400,- €.

These are the Nominees:

No-Go Zone

L’Atelier Collectif

‘No-go zone’ chronicles the daily life of the last man remained in the red zone after the evacuation of the Fukushima area and the nuclear power plant accident.

Belgium | 2016 | 10:00 min

Sound Magician

Zhou Yizhe

People who understand the mystery of voice are all the artists of life. The foley art pushes the drama forward without a trace and touches people’s heart deeply.

China | 2016 | 4:40 min

Even if the lights go out, there is still light.

Veronika Burger

Even if the lights go out, there is still light’ is a performative video – performing documentary, which reconstructs the life of lamp designer Elisabeth Kemeter, who produced two light blue lampshades for the James Bond movie „The Living Daylights“ in 1989.

Austria | 2016 | 14:30 Min

At the Edge of the World

Anastasia Osipova

Not far from Dalnye Zelentsy lies a string of natural reserve islands, which ordinary people rarely set foot on, due to a huge amount of different birds nesting there during a short Northern summer.

Russia | 2017 | 13:36 Min

Blueberry Spirits

Astra Zoldnere

Blueberry Spirits is a poetic movie about a Roma family that gathers Blueberrys for living. Every summer they come to a forest in Latvia and while they gather the fruits all the spirits and ghosts of their life are with them

2016 | 12:40 Min

Who the hell is Satan

Leo Ferri

„5grs“ is a trash metal band from Teheran. Here heavy metal is seen as a satanic cult. The band members where menaced, beaten and put in jail but they still play there songs.

Iran | 2016 | 10:51 Min

In Darkness

Alina Cyranek

Before Sultan came to Germany his journey went from his homeland Pakistan to Turkey. There he had an accident at a copper mine where he worked and suffered a severe eye injury. Until his sight saving transplantation he had to wait a whole year in darkness.

Germany | 2016 | 3:28 Min

Still Alive

Leire Barturen

Alive, a well-known Basque graffiti artist, was forced to retire in 2006 after suffering a cerebral stroke. Now, 10 years on, he is returning to the streets to get back into his passion.

Spain | 2016 | 12:22 min

Beautiful woman

Diëgo Nurse

A poetic portrait of the moment that Beyong , a 30-year old transgender who was learned to suppress her true self growing up, gives in to her subconsciousness and starts her transformation to the woman she is today.

Belgium | 2016 | 9:00 min