“Festival of Nations” Impressionen

Hier meine Impressionen zur Woche beim “Festival of Nations” in Österreich bei dem ich meinen Film “Paris you got me” vorstellte und den Festivalpreis “LENZ” bekam. Das im Video angegebene Makingof findet ihr hier  FestivalTrailer Impressionen zum Attersee selbst: Festivalwoche mit 109 “Official Selections” aus der ganzen Welt: Der LENZ Festival Preis Meine Eltern waren …

Bokeh South Africa Fashion Film Festival presenting my spec spot “BLACK WIDOW”

Ich fand einige Fotos von meiner Reise nach Südafrika mit der Tänzerin Alina Ruppel im Jahr 2016, die meinen 2. Jahrgang Film in der Filmakademie BLACK WIDOW präsentierte – gute Erinnerungen. Sie hatte auch eine Show bei der Preisverleihung des Festivals während der Vorführung des Films. I found some photos of my trip to South …

LiveShow “Best VFX Short Film” Kingbonn Awards “China International New Media and Short Film Festival”

Ich bin gerade aus China zurückgekommen mit dieser tollen Nachricht für meinen Abschlussfilm “Paris you got me”. Wir haben die “Best VFX Short Film” Kingbonn Awards gewonnen. Artikel in englisch – zur Übersetzung bitte runterscrollen und google translate -> deutsch einstellen

I just came back from China with this great news for my graduation film “Paris you got me” We won “Best VFX Short Film” Kingbonn Awards ”
Here is an extract video of the live show on TV



Interview at the Red Carpet Opening Ceremony:

  1. Your short film’s name Paris You Got Me may make people think you’re a French, but actually you’re a German. Why do you choose Paris rather than a place in Germany as the background of your short film?

I am In love with french art history. The french painters showed for the first time of european art history that creating art is all about imagination. The impressionists only painted what they saw in that special moment. It was kind of an emancipation from the real world. Art as the power of imagination. ‚Paris you got me‘ is about finding your own artistic way expressing and creating yourself

2. You’re a crossover artist and your works contain elements such as color-painting, music, dancing and 3D. So, these elements are created by you? How long did they take you to produce?

The whole production took 1,5 years. But it’s spirit is a cross-over of my past 10 years of studies in art. From dancing and classic arts to animation and film. We had a great team of strong “head ofs” bringing in additional ideas, so as a director you also have to be open with your concept. The DoP, Production Designer, VFX Supervisior and me – we met almost every week before the shooting. Paris,you got me TEAM

We are nominated for ‚Best VFX‘ – and this aspect was also the heart of the whole production, keeping it all together. Everything was planned right from the beginning from concepts, storyboarding, animatic, rehearsals, shooting to the post production. Since it is my graduation film I was involved in all challenges but I also had a strong team to make

3.What was the inspiration behind ” Paris you got me”?
It’s spirit is a cross-over of my past 10 years of studies in art. From dancing and classic arts to animation and film. We had a great team of strong “head ofs” bringing in additional ideas, so as a director you also have to be open with your concept. The DoP, Production Designer, VFX Supervisior and me – we met almost every week before the shooting.

4. The film seem to take a little inspiration from Mary Poppins. Was that intentional?
Yes, I am a big fan of vintage and classic movies.
Mary Poppins was definitefly one of them but also The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the “Magic Broom” of Fantasia, some films of Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly,…
As it is a story dancing through the history of art I feel it get connected better when you refer on the classic films.
“Paris you got me” is a mix of modern and vintage aesthetics all in an dreamy movie.”

5. How can people find out more information about your film including where it might be screened in the future

For 2019 you can find all informations about screenings on the button “festivals” on our website
Next year we will see how it goes and if there will be a screening on TV.
This will be announced on our social media channels

one of my friends was sitting in the row and filmed it too

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China International New Media Short Film Festival („CSFF“), sponsored by State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, and organized by Culture, Sports & Tourism Administration of Shenzhen Municipality, Guangming  District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, and Shenzhen Media Group, is the only nationally-recognized international short film festival in China at present.

At the Film Market in Shenzen. During the week there is a market place with speeches for technical innovations and talks of the filmmakers. This year it was “Focus on Turkey”. Inspiring talks and great networking beside the presentations at the university of Shenzen.

I also did a bodypainting for the opening ceremony as you can see here. Check out this article to see more pictures of the first big evening of the filmfestival

CSFF Website 

 

‚Best International Short Film‘ at the ‚FICVI’ – ,Festival International de Curtmetrages Vila-Seca‘

My diploma film Paris, you got me won ‚Best International Short Film‘ at the ‚FICVI’ – ,Festival International de Curtmetrages Vila-Seca‘! Thanks to the jury, Vila-Seca, the Sponsors and the director of the festival Josep Varo for the invitation & warm welcome. It was a great evening with fabulous films! Press article Die deutsche Produktion …

“BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY” at Bokeh Fashion Film Festival for “Paris you got me”

Just coming back from a very cool Filmfestival: Bokeh Fashion Film Festival in South Africa BOKEHFFF18 I presented my diploma film “Paris you got me” – We won “BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY”   All started with the directors panel in the AFDA – the south african school of motion picture and performance I talked about our production , …