Festival Tour 2005
On a Train
Hungary | 2004 | 11'
Fiction | 35 mm
Director: Barnabás Tôth
Producer: Guillaume Desmartin
Two travellers on a night train feel the urge to communicate. Will they be able to find a common language?
Barnabás Tôth (*1977) graduated in producing and directing from the Film and TV Academy of Budapest. He has made several shorts and has also worked for television.
Netherlands | 2002 | 3'
Surreal documentary | Mini-DV
Director/Producer: Jean Counet
A father's phone call awakens the longing for a distant yet familiar place.
Jean Counet (*1979) is currently studying at the Sint-Lukas Institute in Brussels. At the moment he is working on a film examining the consequences of the closed border between Latvia and Russia.
Road to Happiness
Poland | 2004 | 8'
Comedy | 16 mm
Director: Tomasz Szafranski
Producer: Iga Mikler
An elderly man passionately defends the right to his roots: For him, home is the road to happiness.
Tomasz Szafranski (*1977) graduated in directing from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Department of Radio and Television. At the moment he is working on his first feature film as well as working on screenplays for several other projects.
Doll No. 639
Hungary | 2005 | 15'
Science fiction | HD
Director: András György Dési/Gábor Móray
Producer: Oláh Kata
Even in the distant future a seemingly perfect system and high-tech home cannot do away with human loneliness and the longing for companionship.
András György Dési (*1967) lives in Budapest. He works for a film distribution company, writes theater reviews and translates books.
Gábor Móray (*1959) studied at the Budapest Academy of Drama and Film from 1988 to 1993. He currently lives in Budapest and works as a freelance screenwriter and director, mostly in collaboration with András György Dési.
Ego Sum Alpha et Omega
Germany | 2005 | 7'
Animation | 35 mm
Director/Producer: Jan-Peter Meier
Out of nowhere Ego Sum is dropped into a world were he must forge his own way. Relentlessly following what seems to him to be the only possible path, he loses his identity and becomes part of the indistinct herd of humans.
Jan-Peter Meier (*1975) studied animation at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. Ego Sum Alpha et Omega is his diploma piece for the art school. Besides his own work Jan-Peter Meier works freelance for various animation and illustration companies.
Spain | 2004| 21'
Drama | 35 mm
Director: Alan Griffin
Producer: Carlos Juárez, Esteban Ibarretxe
In the arid African desert a family scraps a living collecting shrapnel from a bloody war that will forever mark their lives.
Alan Griffin (*1945) graduated in directing and screenwriting from the National Film and TV School in the UK. His previous films include "A Nasty Story" (1985) and "Storm" (1986).
Bob Log III's Electric Fence Story
France | 2004 | 2'12''
Animation | Super 8
Director: Sébastien Wolf
Producer: stock'n'wolf (Sébastien Wolf/Tinka Stock)
Cowtipping and the consequences on Bob Log's first trip to the Black Forest.
Sébastien Wolf (*1976) graduated in 2004 from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Tinka Stock (*1976) graduated from the Kunsthochschule Karlsruhe. Currently, stock'n'wolf are producing "Pony's Dick", the successor of "Bog Log III's Electric Fence Story" as well as various videoclips for musicians and bands.
Germany | 2004 | ca. 15'
Documentary | Super 8
Director: Tobias Müller
Producer: Katharina Jakobs
This film is the result of an experiment: Super 8 cameras and dictaphones were sent to people all over the world who were asked to film themselves and answer questions regarding their attitudes towards life and happiness.
Tobias Müller (*1979) studies documentary film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He is cinematographer and director of a youth television program.
The Legend of the Scarecrow
Spain | 2005 | 11'
Animation | 35 mm
Director: Marco Besas
Producer: Juan Manuel Díaz
A scarecrow refuses to accept the lonely role that society has defined for him. He takes fate into his own hands but pays a high price for his freedom.
Marco Besas (*1969) studied film at the New York Tisch School of the Arts. In the past, he has worked in Spain and the US as a cinematographer and director, together with film-makers such as Almodóvar and Borau. He is currently working for a Spanish radio station.
Spain | 2003 | 9'
Drama/Comedy | 35 mm
Director: Toni Bestard
Producer: Arturo Ruiz Serrano/Toni Bestard
A rubbish dump in Spain, two boys and a dead drug-addict. Brazil is much closer than you previously imagined.
Toni Bestard (*1973) graduated from the Film and Visual Arts School of Madrid. He has won numerous prizes for his shorts and is currently writing the script for his first feature film.
Poland | 2003 | 6'20''
Fiction | 35 mm
Director: Grzegorz Korczak
Nostalgic memories of a summer long gone.
Grzegorz Korczak works as a photographer, cinematographer, editor and director. He is a member of Frank Zappa's artistic group and studies at the PWSTviT Film School in Lodz.