The gaping wound – Jovana Reisinger’s humoristic exposures of current role inscriptions

“Everyone can see that your body is high-class. You have to make something out of it. Why are you so sad? You haven’t been sitting in front of the TV of life, you have been active. What a guy!” – an off-screen male voice accompanies Max the model as he rambles around looking for a hotel in a city where a male-model killer is up to mischief. The video piece “pretty boyz don’t die” (2016) forms the beginning to the “pretty pretty mad sad” (2016-18) four-part short film series and is the first filmic work by the writer and filmmaker Jovana Reisinger. Read More


Awards May 2021

Fastnet Short Film Festival, Schull (Ireland) || 30.05.2021 Best International Film: UN SŒUR, Delphine Girard, B Best Irish Film: SISTER THIS, Claire Byrne, Ireland Best Irish Language Film: AN GADHAR… Read More


Awards April 2021

European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück (D) || 25.04.2021 EMAF Award: NIGHT FOR DAY, Emily Wardill, UK Dialog-Preis zur Förderung des interkulturellen Austausches: 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD (13… Read More


Awards March 2021

  Women’s Voices Now Online Festival, Los Angeles (USA) || 31.03.2021 Best Documentary Short: RITU GOES ONLINE, Vrinda Samartha, India Best Social-Change Documentary Short: LUPITA, Monica Wise Robles, Mex /… Read More


Awards January 2021

Premiers Plans, Festival d’Angers (F) || 31.01.2021 Grand Prix Européen: STAYING (Aros Mae), Zillah Bowes, UK Grand Prix français: TRONA PINNACLES, Mathilde Parquet, F Grand Prix films d’ecoles: I WANT… Read More


Awards December 2020

FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema (D) || 31.12.2020 Main Prize: GREETINGS FROM NIGERIA, Peter Hoferica, Slovakia Special Prize: EGGSHELLS, Slava Doytcheva, BG     DOCUMENTA MADRID (ES)… Read More


Awards November 2020

Foyle Film Festival (Northern Ireland) || 29.11.2020 Best Irish Short Film: HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID, Michael Lennox, Northern Ireland Best Animated Short Film: KAPAEMAHU, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer &… Read More


Awards Septemer 2020

25 FPS – International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Zagreb (HR) || 27.09.2020 Grand Prix: HOW TO DISAPPEAR, Total Refusal (Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf), A Grand Prix: APIYEMIYEKÎ?,… Read More


Experience with online festivals – individual experience reports

Not only has the film festival world turned around itself several times since the spring and still hasn’t come to a standstill. The Corona pandemic has created new festival models and variations in a very short time. At, Reinhard Wolf has already looked at the development of international film festivals in regular intervals in the four-part article series “Waiting for the Wave”.

Now we would like to give the filmmakers who are directly affected by the situation a chance to have their say. All in all, we examine the topic from various individual perspectives: Read More


Awards August 2020

  Festival Internacional de curtas-metragens de São Paulo (BR) || 30.08.2020 Best film in the Brazilian Competitive Exhibition: PERIFERICU, Nay Mendl, Vita Pereira, Rosa Caldeira & Stheffany Fernanda, BR Brazilian… Read More