Episode - Germany during the European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna

Soon, on August 2nd at 10:00 PM 22:00 at the Pomeranian Dukes Castle in Szczecin there will be held another instalment of European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna - Polish premieres of European films in Szczecin. It is organised by the OFFicyna Association and co-organised by the Pomeranian Dukes Castle.
The Tuesday screening will take place as part of the "Festivals in touch" project for the 25th anniversary of the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation. The special guests will be artistic director of FILMKUNSTFEST M-V - Volker Kufahl, and the "Festivals in touch" project coordinator - Andreas Utta; the SEFF team were guests at the Schwerin festival as part of this very project not long ago.
Volker Kufahl -  born in 1969 in Lüneburg. Studied administration in Konstanz and Leipzig. In 2001-2013 he was artistic director and chairman of the international film festival Filmfest in Brunswick, and in 2008 he became chairman of the Universum Filmtheater in Brunswick. Since 2014 he has been chairman of Filmland MV GmbH and artistic director of FILMKUNSTFEST M-V in Schwerin.
There will be 8 German-produced films presented at the screening.
Die Weite suchen / Wider horizons (DE 2015, director: Falk Schuster, 29 min)
In the Summer of 1987 a young family from Saxony goes on vacation by the Baltic Sea, near the border with West Germany. In the form of a journal, the animated film documents their trip and observes the bizarre - from today's point of view - holiday normality on the GDR borderland. The film received the Filmförderpreis at the International Shortfilm Festival Dresden in 2016.
Falk Schuster was born in 1980 in Oschatz, studied 2003-2009 at Kunsthochschule in Halle (Saale), and since graduation he has been an independent filmmaker working with animation. He has been in many festival juries.
A Sense of Warmth (DE 2015, director: Sven Johne, 15 min)
We only hear her voice: Mindy tells about her apparent resignation from work and a new beginning on a lonely island. The film catapults us into a seemingly "real" life. Escapism, however, comes with a price...
Sven Johne was born in 1976 in Bergen, started studying German and journalism in 1996, and in 1998 he took up photography studies in Leipzig. In 2005 he received the Marion-Ermer-Preis, was granted the Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff-Stipendium, and in 2016 the Kunstpreis of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Has worked, among other collaborations, in ISCP NY and Villa Massimo.
Bollyworld (DE 2015, director: Monira Kamal, 7 min)
Through kathak, a Hindu dance that requires complete dedication, Radha gains access to the vibrant and fantastical world of Bollywood. Enchanted by the flute-playing Krishna, Radha feels as if in paradise. In this perfect world, is all that glitters in fact gold? In 2016 the film won the Fiver Creation Award at the Fiver International Screendance Movement.
Monira Kamal was born in 1986 in Berlin, 2008-2014 she studied animation at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg, where she got her diploma. Since then she has been working independently with animation, film, and design. In her free time she pursues her passion of dancing the classical Hindu dance of kathak.
Urban Audio Spectrum (DE 2016, director: Marina Schnider, 4 min)
Audiovisualisation through object animation. Some objects move or appear in accordance with sounds, others react to music volume or behave like bars of a graphic equaliser. The animation breathes new life into nondescript sites throughout Berlin.
Marina Schnider was born in 1990, brought up in Vals (Switzerland); after finishing a design course in Zurich she moved to Berlin, where she obtained her master's degree in visual communication from the Universität der Künste. "Urban Audio Spectrum" is her diploma film.
Spoon (DE 2016, director: Markus Kempken, 4 min)
Not all childhood memories are beautiful. Some affect the present regardless of the amount of time that has passed.
Markus Kempken was born in 1962 in Osnabrück; has been living in Berlin since 1990. He has worked as an offset and silk-screen printer, advertising graphic artist, computer editor, typographer, filmmaker, camera operator, photographer, animator, and composer; for 5 years he has worked at the Hahn Film studio and for 7 years he was art director at Pixelpark in Berlin.
Die Badewanne / The Bathtub (DE/AT 2015, director: Tim Ellrich, 13 min)
Three brothers are preparing a present for their mother. The eldest one considers the idea of a photographic re-enactment of their childhood bath to be complete nonsense. The film tells the story of siblings who seem to have grown apart over the years. The film was awarded at several festivals in 2015 and 2016.
Tim Ellrich was born in Osnabrück, has studied philosophy, theatre, film, and media in Vienna. Currently he is studying theatre direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. His films have been presented at over 100 international festivals.
Die Prinzessin und der Frosch / The Princess and the Frog (DE 2016, directors: Martina Spitzner, Barbara Voss, 3 min)
A modern fairytale told through the traditional cut-out technique. The princess takes matters into her own hands and takes the story into a totally new direction.
Barbara Voss was born in Rostock, in 2010 she studied film and history of art in Berlin. Martina Spitzner was born in Saxony, she is a graphic designer and illustrator. They are both currently studying animation at the Konrad Wolf Filmuniversität Babelsberg.
Fun Ambule (DE 2016, director: Lennart Langanki, 5 min)
Concentration, calmness, and balance decide whether the ropewalker will succeed or fail. The slightest distraction can cause a fall...
Lennart Langanki graduated communication design from the FH Wismar and studied animation, poster design, and wood engraving at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.
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Join us!
All screenings are admission-free. 
Project co-financed by the City of  Szczecin
Project co-financed by the Polish Film Institute as part of the "Edukacja i upowszechnianie kultury filmowej - Priorytet III Filmowe inicjatywy lokalne" project.
Co-financed by the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation as part of the project: 25x25 'Kontakt festiwali filmowych'.
Organised by: the OFFicyna Association
Project partners: FILMKUNSTFEST M-V
added:: 2016-07-27
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