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Exit from the surface 4 short films by Donald Saischowa Multifaceted evening with short films by Donald Saischowa, cameraman of the TV series "Schätze der Welt - Erbe der Menschheit" about the UNESCO World Heritage. The film series is devoted to early portraits of artist friends such as Hans Scheuerecker. The sorbian artist Fred Pötschke lives and works in the Spreewald. An international workshop on monument protection in the UNESCO biosphere reserve Spreewald was the occasion for this film.
A heartbroken Claudia hooks up with a hipster as a rebound fling. Eager to leave her previous love behind her, she follows him to an artists' retreat in France. When they encounter a wild European couple one night, Claudia becomes an unwitting participant in a hedonistic romp.
A woman who can’t have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret from her husband. While the woman enjoys life with her imaginary child the gap between her and her husband grows bigger. When the little girl comes to claim back her imaginary friend, it’s the power of imagination that brings everyone together.
In an interview with Stefan Gööck, Manfred Köhler, cameraman and television producer Manfred Köhler, who died in 2013 and was head of the "Bezirksfilmstudio Leipzig" in the 1960s, explains the circumstances of the filming of the demolition of the Leipzig University Church in 1968. Rudolf Etzold, a master baker from Schmölln, is mentioned as a co-worker, and Klaus Büttner, a vocational school teacher and member of the "Bezirksarbeitsgemeinschaft Amateurfilm Leipzig", took over the development of the 16 mm material, bypassing the DEFA copying plant. Köhler cites the production of these photographs as proof that it was possible not to be captured. Stefan Gööck
Landscape painting with creative pixel disturbances. José Miguel Biscaya explores a nature scene with his camera and rediscovers it with manipulated MPEG algorithms and wanton encoding errors. Familiar natural phenomena liquefy into surprising forms and colours from the hidden of perception. Ines Seifert
France hasn't had normal tomatoes in ten years. Périot reveals the truth behind large-scale cultivation, genetic manipulation, price pressure and false bio-declarations and comes to the conclusion that nobody cares. And he points out the parallels to other phenomena, such as the elections in France, in which the population is no longer questioned, but dazzled by beautiful appearances. Annegret Judge
Belle, a happy-go-lucky narcissist is consumed by the idea of fame and devoted to internet culture. Eating, sleeping and breathing all come as distant seconds to her desire to gain a significant online presence. Despite her initial chipper demeanor, Belle is relentless at achieving her goals and becomes hostile when she thinks someone is trying to halt her progress. Martin, who’s having a terrible day, will come to find this out all to well when the two interact.
If one asks oneself the question about the meaning of life and sees the world as God's work, the matter suddenly becomes very serious - or simply absurd. Especially if you want to meet the challenge with rational analysis at the same time. After such a serious beginning one expects a profound treatise on the subject of faith. Instead, we experience a married couple in the car. He is a materialist and wheelchair-bound, she is a romantic and a wife practiced in patience. The question of faith is quickly overshadowed by the usual image of a marriage while driving - only that she drives the vehicle and he only operates the board computer, often even wrong. This road movie lives from the quarrel of the love of the two protagonists and renounces any showmanship. At the end of the journey the two of them look at a deserted mountain landscape, which is as raptured as the question of the meaning of life and the dear God. KM
Once upon a time there was a life full of surprises, treasures, banalities, pain and joys ... But taking stock of a CV can also develop into waste disposal and disposal work - official, factual and soulless. An ambulance makes its way through a congested street. It lasts and lasts ... We fear for the life of the human being who needs help. The other vehicles are evading. Then death wins the race against time and leaves its traces: a nameless corpse and all the belongings that were collected in life and must now be removed. The document, filmed with protocol sharpness and pathos-free, tells the story of a life after death. KM
There are films that have a pulling effect on us, that lead us into a strange world with the power of images and tell stories that we cannot escape - and that put us in a state of suspension that is known as the "pure cinema experience". Kuba Czekaj, today a star of the young Polish directing scene, shows moments from the life of a young woman with great finesse and pictorial refinement. We are in a swimming pool in which the atmosphere, not the history, directs our perception. Only the repeatedly displayed time data lend the place a tangible framework. In this way, the director builds up the tension that puts the viewer in a kind of lurking position, at the same time hoping to solve the riddle of the images. Gradually the picture narrows in the course of the narrative until the story dissolves before our eyes in the black nothingness as a foretaste of death. The short portrait of loneliness is an exciting game with cinematic means and a grandiose proof that aesthetic emptiness can be a force field full of emotions and beauty. KM
Blues music, a highway somewhere in America. The feeling of freedom rises and promises the heart the adventure of an exciting road movie. Soon the mood changes. We literally land in Poland, we land in a grey village somewhere in nowhere. After years abroad Marcin returns to Poland and has big plans. He wants to realize this together with his great love of that time. But the time in the village went on even without Marcin and has left its traces. Gradually it becomes clear to him that he has become a stranger in his old homeland and the connection to the old life becomes a feat of strength. TRAUTES HEIM CZYŻEWO is a subtle ballad about life and loving - and about the facts that are there and not to be imagined without. KM TRAUTES HEIM CZYŻEWO is presented at the Solanin Film Festival in Nowa Sól.
In #bullyingstory we immerse into Rosalie's (13) desktop. She has been bulliedonline offline the last couple of years. Because of the cyber bullying she even didn’tfeel safe in her own bedroom. The bullying has had serious consequences: she findsit hard to trust her peers and that's why it’s also difficult to make friends for her.Together with Rosalie we find hundreds of bullying stories of other young people onYouTube, where they tell their stories and how the bullying affected them. Rosalierecognizes herself in the stories and she decides to leave a reaction under the videoof Sterre (12). It is a bit of a shock when she receives a response. Through thecomputer screen of Rosalie we meet Sterre, and others who have been bullied whenthey Skype with each other. Rosalie opens up when she notices that she is not theonly one who struggles with the same problems. Could the internet change from her'worst enemy' into a 'buddy'?
The film is inspired by real stories from Russia. Oleg and Vadim are the best-known rooftoppers on the Internet. With cameras on their heads, and without safety equipment they illegally climb high-rise buildings. Joined by the famous and beautiful Angela, they hack entry to the atomic power plant. They take risks shooting the most beautiful pictures, for attaining the highest number of ‘likes’, but at the same time they seek her heart.