Kurzfilmabende / Short Films Evenings

Food & Films

Ein Abend voller Leckerbissen /
A Night of Bites and Delights

Freitag, 9. und Samstag 10. August 2024
18.30 – 23 Uhr

Food & Film

In diesem Jahr finden die beliebten Kurzfilmabende unter dem Motto „Ein Abend voller Leckerbissen“ statt. Und das ist durchaus doppeldeutig gemeint. Neben insgesamt 20 internationalen filmischen Leckerbissen haben wir erstmalig auch ein kulinarische Programm. Noch steht das Programm nicht ganz, aber schon jetzt reuen wir uns, dass Sabai Sabai Thai Cuisine für das Filmfest nach Oberursel zurückkehrt. Weitere Caterer sind angefragt.

Musik & Gespräche

Der Rushmoor-Park lädt zum Verweilen ein. Im Hintergrund Live-Musik und erste Gespräch mit Filmemachern. Dazu ein kühles Getränk. Und wenn es dunkel wird, ist großes Kino angesagt. Ein Event für die ganze Familie. Und wer sich selbst versorgen möchte, ist herzlich willkommen.

Der Eintritt ist frei!

 

Food & Film

This year, the popular short film evenings are taking place under the motto „An evening full of delicacies“. And that is meant quite ambiguously. In addition to a total of 20 international cinematic delicacies, we also have a culinary program for the first time. The program has not yet been finalized, but we are already delighted that Sabai Sabai Thai Cuisine is returning to Oberursel for the film festival. Further caterers have been requested.

Music & Talks

The Rushmoor Park invites you to linger. Live music and initial discussions with filmmakers in the background. With a cool drink. And when it gets dark, it’s time for the big screen. An event for the whole family. And anyone who wants to cater for themselves is very welcome.

Entry is free

Filme
Freitag, 9. August

Änderungen vorbehalten / Subject to change

Eina

Kategorie: Narrative      
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Germany    
Regie: Michael Vella, Tommy Vella  
Länge: 21:46 Minuten
Synopsis: Her kayak, a cold river and the wilderness. Will she live up to her high expectations and overcome her doubts? A young woman on a turbulent journey.

Six Roasted Chickens – Six Poulets Rôtis

Kategorie: Music Video
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Ja
Land: France
Regie: Jeremias Nussbaum
Länge: 3:35 Minuten
Synopsis: Sasha sings about the sadness of roasted chickens. But is he really talking about our feathered friends? And what is he doing, in a pink suit and silver cowboy boots, in this muddy chicken coop?

And that’s for this Christmas

Kategorie: Narrative
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Bulgaria 
Regie: Peter Vulchev
Länge: 14:40 Minuten
Synopsis: While preparing the details for his own funeral, an elderly man realises that he will be celebrating Christmas alone. Unable to fall asleep, he decides to spend the holiday at the grave of his deceased wife.

To Dear Me

Kategorie: AI generated
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: China
Regie: Gisele Tong, Liufang Chen, Xiaoxuan Yan
Länge: 5:27 Minuten      
Synopsis: While preparing the details for his own funeral, an elderly man realises that he will be celebrating Christmas alone. Unable to fall asleep, he decides to spend the holiday at the grave of his deceased wife.

Vortex

Kategorie: Documentary
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Australia
Regie: Chris Tangey
Länge: 2:17 Minuten      
Synopsis: Driven by relentless heat, these desert wanderers hurl whatever gets in their way high into the sky. Dirt, sand, ash … and even fire! Music composer Quinten Coblentz  „Zaphenath-Paneah“ through Artlist.

Lunchbox

Kategorie: Narrative
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Ja
Land: United States
Regie: Anne Hu
Länge: 16:15 Minuten      
Synopsis: When a Taiwanese American woman prepares lunches from her childhood, she struggles to forgive herself for pushing away her immigrant mother.

Grown Up

Kategorie: Animation
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: United States
Regie: Jee Kim
Länge: 5:19 Minuten      
Synopsis: „GrownUp” is a 2.5D animated short about a peculiarly precocious boy whose perfectly well-adjusted life comes to a halt when his long-lost father returns to make amends. The film examines how being grown-up does not necessarily mean being mature. This personal story is a visual metaphor for how unresolved trauma stunts emotional maturation.

Skewered

Kategorie: Narrative 
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Ja
Land: United Kingdom
Regie: Nick Ray Rutter
Länge: 16:36 Minuten      
Synopsis: Opposing sexual appetites and dietary ethics bring a stagnant relationship to a theatrical and surprising crescendo as a heartfelt revelation confronts the elephant in the room.

Catalyst – Weight Of The Wind

Kategorie: Animation, Music Video
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Germany 
Regie: Lena Reidt, Dominic Curseri
Länge: 4:27 Minuten      
Synopsis: „Weight Oft The Wind“ is an animated music-video for the song of the same title by Swiss rock duo Catalyst, using the technique of rotoscopy. The protagonist: The city pigeon and its fate as underdog of the urban jungle. „Weight Of The Wind“ uses its melancholic, yet powerful music and expressive drawings to condense the pigeon’s daily struggle to survive amid concrete and human waste into a hymn to the outcast and misunderstood.

Slow Dating

Kategorie: Narrative
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Australia
Regie: Adam Szudrich
Länge: 7:51 Minuten      
Synopsis: When an elderly lady tries speed dating it leads to a night with a charming stranger and a heartbreaking revelation.

 

Filme
Samstag, 10. August

Änderungen vorbehalten / Subject to change

ILSE

Kategorie: Narrative
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Germany
Regie: Claudia Engl, Judith Hoersch
Länge: 18:52 Minuten      
Synopsis: 1945 in a German war hospital. Only one more day until the nurse Ilse is allowed to start her long-desired home vacation. If only there wasn‘t this one event that, despite the unexpected end of the war, suddenly changed her whole life. Ilse is a film based on a true story which demonstrates how close joy and suffering in life can be. It reminds us how important friendship and family are and how women experienced World War II. It is the heroic journey of a strong woman and a story about the survival instinct of our grandmothers.

Cat Chaser

Kategorie: AI generated
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: United States
Regie: SiJia Zheng
Länge: 5:00 Minuten      
Synopsis: A little boy accidentally spots a cat fishing in the sky, but his parents don’t believe him, so he wants to prove that what he says is true and is willing to spend everything he has to search for it, including his whole life.

The Christmas On Christmas

Kategorie: Experimental / Arthouse
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Canada
Regie: David & Me
Länge: 4:38 Minuten      
Synopsis: Writer/Comedian, Keaton Patti played a social media prank about an AI Bot that was forced to watch 1000 hours of generic Christmas movies, then write a script of its own.   This is a dramatization of that script, created by real humans with help and advice from Artificial Intelligence.

BFFR

Kategorie: Narrative
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Not Specified
Regie: Erika Apelgren
Länge: 15:00 Minuten      
Synopsis: The story unfolds as Angelica and Patricia navigate a night of wine, food, and conversation. Patricia’s detached and cold approach to the interaction becomes evident, but Angelica, desperate for connection, overlooks her flaws.

Ginjo: The Journey of Saké

Kategorie: Documentary
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Ja
Land: United States
Regie: Tina Termsomket
Länge: 14:48 Minuten      
Synopsis: Fascinated by the mystique of Japanese saké, US-Thai filmmaker Tina Termsomket sets out on a cultural odyssey to discover its soul. Along the way, we learn the ancient way of Ginjo and realizes that what’s in the bottle is in essence a distillation of Japan and its people.

In Absentia

Kategorie: Narrative
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: United Kingdom
Regie: Rory 
Länge: 8:20 Minuten      
Synopsis: When a forgetful mother tells her daughter and son-in-law about a chance encounter with a mysterious schoolgirl, she questions her own desire to become a grandmother.

 

Overlooked – Übersehen

Kategorie: Narrative
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Germany
Regie: Lukas Treudler 
Länge: 6:23 Minuten      
Synopsis: Her best friend’s birthday party turns out to be a bitter disappointment for Julia. Everyone seems to overlook her. Resigned, she leaves the party, but on her way home makes an encounter that gives her a new perspective.

 

Garden of Eden

Kategorie: Music Video
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Ja
Land: Germany
Regie: Mona Schmauß 
Länge: 3:30  Minuten      
Synopsis: The song „Garden of Eden“ is visually realized through metaphors from the Old Testament, employing a tropical garden, a snake, an apple, and a church. The premise is „Stay true to yourself.“ The artist and protagonist find themselves torn between societal norms and their own identity. In this dilemma, they must choose between the apple and the snake. However, the snake here represents not the devil, but rather the path one can and should take on their own. Initially, the artist chooses the apple.  The artist finds themselves in what seems like paradise, visually represented by a tropical setting. However, an industrial street, symbolizing reality, hints that this paradise is merely a facade. The individuals in paradise represent our society. Society consists of sinners who believe they are doing what is right but in reality, succumb to pressure and norms. This is illustrated through the act of eating apples. The protagonist himself wants to belong, but fails in the attempt. Similarly, he feels the urge to bite into the apple rather than eat it with a knife and fork like the others.  By gaining self-confidence and remaining true to himself, the protagonist bites into the apple at the end of the video. In a world where everyone is alike, he stands out to fulfill his own potential.

 

Through children’s eyes – Les yeux d’enfants

Kategorie: Narrative
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Nein
Land: Germany
Regie: Alexander Marcel Hövel 
Länge: 10:00  Minuten      
Synopsis: After enduring extreme boredom in the car, 8-year-old Alice decides to defy her father’s instructions and follow him into a mysterious building, which turns out to be a brothel. Through the perspective of a prepubescent child, we are exposed to the complex and unfamiliar realm of adult sexuality.

 

The Heaviest Order

Kategorie: Animation
Themenfilm (V.E.L.L.): Ja
Land: Germany
Regie: Peter Böving
Länge: 10:00  Minuten      
Synopsis: Greta Thunberg places a significant order at a bakery…