First-Time Filmmakers Collection

Monday 4th February, 7.45pm - 10.00pm
@ IL KINO, Nansenstraße 22, 12047 Berlin, Germany


Dir. Frederic Kau
Germany, UK | 25 mins
Synopsis: When Hannah, a British truck driver passing through Germany, decides to pick up two male refugees from the side of the road, the encounter takes an unexpected turn of events that is nothing like what it seemed at first.


Dir. Sandra Dettki
Germany | 17 mins
Synopsis: Since 1991 the emergency number 112 stands for help all over Europe. However, there is no divine entity with a solution for everything at the other end of the phone but a human being. And humans make mistakes. As a dispatcher in a public-safety answering point, Erik Külper answers countless emergency calls every day. Working under stress is part of his occupation. When Hanna Schuler calls because of a car accident one night, Erik’s life changes abruptly. And nothing will be as it once was… The movie Schatten deals with the subject of guilt – how it paralyzes, how restrictive it can be and how it isolates us from the people we live with.


Ben Stitt - Fade
Dir. Leonard Carow
Germany | 4 mins
Synopsis: Fade follows a young couple, in the beginning of their relationship, where everything feels like its moving, even though you are just by yourself.


Dir. Florian Schmitz
German | 20 mins
Synopsis: After his popular classmate Benny died of on accident, Lasse finds himself in the middle grief and mourning. But, beeing in love with Bennys former girlfriend, Lasse is fully occupied by teenage craving and dreaming of taking Bennys place. A film about selfishness and false emotions.


The Last of His Kind
Dir. Jánik von Wilmsdorff
Germany | 9 mins
Synopsis: This is the story of Paul, a broken man. A man who has lost everything. A man whose home is now like a ghost town, attracting rubberneckers every day, from all over the world. Since his birth, Paul himself has never gone farther than a few kilometres from this place, because his heart belongs here.


After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.

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