Student films competition programme II: Blue (14th November at 18.00 in Von Krahl Theater)

2007, 20 min

DIR: Hanno OldeRdissen

Home is where the hurt is. 8-year-old Robin comes back into his family after 3 months in a foster home and finds himself lost. When his parents accidentally hurt his newborn baby sister in a quarrel, Robin is forced to make a very difficult decision.

Prod: Katrin Hohendahl
DoP: Ralph Mendle
Production: IFS - International Film School Cologne
Language: German

Hanno Olderdissen has studied film at FU Berlin. He has worked as a freelancer in the German film industry as an assistant dolly grip, location manager and 1st assistant director. In 2007 he graduated from IFS International Film School Cologne in film directing.

2007, 15 min

DIR: Markus Sehr

Thomas calls a Christian helpline. He tells the woman, Susanne, that his wife got sick with cancer. Then he confesses that he killed her in order to release her from her suffering. Susanne is shocked. Even more when she realizes that she knew Thomas' wife.

Prod: Moritz Grenzebach
DoP: Jens Volte
Production: IFS - International Film School Cologne
Language: German

Before Markus Sehr took up studies of film directing at the Internationale Filmschule (IFS) he had already studied political science, English literature, philosophy and done theatre, film and TV studies at the University of Cologne. His works have won several awards.

Under My Garden

Sotto Il Mio Giardino
2007, 17 min

DIR: Andrea Lodovichetti

Little Marco examines a large ant-nest and comes to a conclusion that his neighbour has killed his wife. He starts an investigation.

Prod: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
DoP: Giancarlo Lancioni
Production: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Language: Italian

Since graduating from the National School of Cinema in Rome, Andrea Lodovichetti has been assistant director of P. Sorrentino, written and directed several shorts and won international awards. „Sotto il mio giardino” is his graduation work.

Paper City Architects
Paper City Architects
2007, 7 min


One man's dealing with a bureaucratic figure head leaves him feeling completely hopeless.

Prod: Daniel Agdag
Production: University of Melbourne (Victorian College of the Arts)
Language: -

Daniel Agdag was born in 1976 in Melbourne. His academic career began at Box Hill Institute, where he studied painting and photography. Later he was accepted in Footscray City College in film department. During his studies he directed his first short film „Sleepers” and participated in making two more short films. He completed his first animated short “Machine” in 2001.

Austria, Germany
2008, 12 min

DIR: Hüseyin Tabak

During the Iraq War, a Kurdish family is waiting for the help of the American troops in their collapsed basement. Bombs are falling but in their small world they still have their own small problems.

Prod: Hüseyin Tabak, Gamze Tabak
DoP: Felix Striegel
Production: MarangozFilm
Language: Kurdish, English

Hüseyin Tabak started to work in the film industry in 2003 as a Production volunteer and worked his way up to first assistant of director. Since 2006 he is studying film directing at the Film Academy Vienna. At the moment he is working on his first documentary feature with Academy award winning Producer Josef Aichholzer.

How To Kiss A Dead Girl

How To Kiss A Dead Girl
Estonia, UK
2008, 26 min

DIR: Monica Bravo

Tallinn in mid-1990´s. Winter. Carlos, a Colombian in his mid-30´s, comes to Tallinn to visit his old girlfriend, Sonia who's been living in Estonia for some time. In his luggage he brings a small amount of cocaine... „How To Kiss A Dead Girl“ is a story of displacement, failed attempts of reunion and gaps in human communication.

Prod: Terje Kissa
DoP: Ants Martin Vahur
Production: Kuukulgur Film, The London National Film School
Language: Estonian, Spanish

Mónica Bravo (1976, Colombia) is a social communications and journalism graduate. She has worked as a documentary filmmaker in Colombia. Later moved to London for her MA in filmmaking at the London Film School. Mónica currently lives in Estonia and continues to work in different areas of filmmaking while working on own future projects.

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