Student Award

Block 4: Wachsen

“Human beings are human insofar as they bear witness to the inhuman.” This sentence by Giorgio Agamben indicates how the films in the programme of the Student Award are meant to be watched. The films portray bitter stories and moreover prove the feather light line, the personal and the peculiar side of life in the world that we live in.


Italien, Deutschland 2018 – Director: Francesca Bertin – Original language: Italian – Subtitles: English

The garden is the hidden retreat of two men. Here, for a little while, they can escape the heat that overwhelms them during their work on the building site. In the garden time becomes blurred, a friendship grows while the summer seeps in around them like sticky honey.

English/Original Title: THE GARDEN. Camera: Leohnahrd Kaufmann. Sound: Julius Kaufmann. Editing: Francesca Bertin, Moritz Poth, Leohnahrd Kaufmann. Production: Francesca Bertin. Producer: Francesca Bertin. Length: 20 min.


Deutschland 2017 – Director: Ilja Stahl – Original language: English, Zulu – Subtitles: English, German

It is all about music; it is all about dancing until the girls scream. There is nothing more important than that – not when you are 16. Then follows another day. Everyday life. In Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Writer: Ilja Stahl. Camera: Nicclas Reed Middleton. Sound: Ilja Stahl. Editing: Florian Riegel. Production: Weydemann Bros. GmbH. Producer: Jakob D. Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann, Ute Dilger. Length: 58 min. International Sales: Weydemann Bros. GmbH.

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