A Father's Job

A Father’s Job

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A Father’s Job

Directed by Frank Christian Wagner
Narrative Short
Germany | 20 min | 2021


In 1940’s Germany, Johann’s role in the war separates him from his Jewish wife and child. When her letters stop arriving he fears a previous flirtation has distracted her, and nothing will be the same again.



I’m not to blame for the crimes the generation of my grandparents caused, but it is my duty to do absolutely everything so that this can never happen again. The fictional character “Anna Friedrich” gives me the freedom to tell the story in a completely free way that hopefully helps to bring remembrance in film to a new level. People sadly start to get tired, but we should be more awake than ever before.

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Frank Christian Wagner, Director | A Father's JobFrank Christian Wagner
Director

Frank founded his production company ECHOFABRIK in 2010 after graduation in Media Management and mainly directed and produced industrial product movies in the beginning.

He got first publicly noticed with his nomination for the DEUTSCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFILMPREIS for his production of “MOODFILM | BOLSHOI” in 2013, hosted by the federal ministry for economics and energy. In 2019 he reached the 2nd place as a producer for his production of “TEASER | ACTICE SHUTTLE

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Director: Frank Christian Wagner
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
Language: German
Runtime: 20 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Frank Christian Wagner
Producer: Frank Christian Wagner
Director of Photography: Jens Schaffner
Editor: Carmen A. Schaffner
Composer: Robin Hoffmann

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The Daughter

Daughter, The

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The Daughter

Directed by Soon-a Nam
Narrative Short
Republic of Korea | 21 min | 2021


After taking care of her mother for a long time, Hyo-eun inherits her mother’s home after she passed away. She tries to escape her mother’s shadow by removing any trace of her in the house. But as she is doing so, she hears whispers of her mother’s voice and strange things begin to happen.



The idea for Chopping Block came from thinking about that feeling you get in your gut when you really need to tell someone something important but you’re terrified about how they may react. From there it slowly evolved into a dramedy about anxiety and gnarliness of what is often said in the heat of the moment.

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The Daughter - Soon-a NamSoon-a Nam
Director

Born in Seoul, in 1991
2009 Drop out of Ewoo high school
2009 Completed production training courses at the Media Center MEDIACT

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Director:  Soon-a Nam
Country: Republic of Korea
Year: 2021
Language: Korean
Runtime: 21 min.
Rated: PG-13

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Writer: Soon-a Nam
Producer: Jae-in Yoo

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Kafkas | Nick Blake, Director

Kafkas

Sat Feb 26, 2022 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s #1
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Kafkas

Directed by Nick Blake
Narrative Short
United Kingdom | 17 min | 2021


Massachusetts, 1987. Fran is a college-educated bag of nerves with a head full of philosophy and an unhealthy obsession with Franz Kafka. In the late hours of the night she cold-calls men across America who have the surname Kafka in hope of finding her soul mate.



I discovered Marianne Wiggins’s out-of-print short story “Kafkas” in a dusty old literary magazine from 1987. It was like finding a rare fossil in the sand. It seemed natural for adaptation as a short film which couples humour with dark anxiety. The character, Fran, is lost. Trapped in a disappointing existence, she devises a weird means of escape. As bizarre as Fran’s goal is, however, the character had to be completely believable and empathetic. I cast the wonderful Patsy Ferran who stepped into the role with complete dedication and focus and she delivers a compelling performance. We are not left questioning Fran’s choices, but rather contemplating the plight of a lonely soul.

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Kafkas - Nick BlakeNick Blake
Director

Nick Blake is a writer/director from London, England and Kafkas is his first narrative short film. He cut his teeth assisting on feature films for Richard Curtis, Kevin MacDonald and Ridley Scott, before directing in the commercials world. He has worked for brands such as Guinness, Hewlett Packard, John Lewis, FedEx, Pepsi and many more.

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Director: Nick Blake
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2021
Language: English
Runtime: 17 min.
Rated: R

Credits


Writer: Robin Blake, Nick Blake, Marianne Wiggins
Producer: Caroline Dreesmann
Director of Photography: Charlie Goodger
Composer: Erik Friedlander
Editor: Fin Oates

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Manasanamaha

Manasanamaha

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Manasanamaha – Salutations to Mind

Directed by Deepak Reddy
Narrative Short
India | 15 min | 2020


A young man muses on the nature of love, recounting three relationships from his past. The girls in his life resemble three different seasons, namely Chaitra (Spring), Varsha (Monsoon) & Seeta (Winter).



“Manasanamaha” roughly translates to ‘Salutations to the mind’ in Sanskrit. The film is an ode to the process of making memories and how they define our perspective. In order to communicate this to the audience, I chose to narrate this story in the first person perspective over the usual third person perspective. Of course it would be biased, but I felt it would also make it more human, full of errors and emotions.

When I started visualizing the film, I wanted it to have its own language, be it the structure, compositions, colours, cinematography, editing or even the narrative. A lot of work went into the cinematographic and sound editing techniques to evoke the sense of nostalgia the character feels while reminiscing. Use of a custom-made helmet rig for the POV shots helped set the tone, as did the fluid watercolour shots to bookend the different chapters of the story.

The idea at the heart of this film is that the endings of love stories can be happy or sad but the beginnings are always happy. With this in mind, I decided to literally narrate a story in backwards to end it on a happy note.

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Manasanamaha - Deepak ReddyDeepak Reddy
Director

Deepak Reddy is a multiple award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer best known for his short films, Hide & Seek and Manasanamaha, a romantic comedy. Graduated from University of Houston, Tx. But decided to take filmmaking as his fulltime profession as he felt storytelling is his strength and passion.

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Director: Deepak Reddy
Country: India
Year: 2016
Language:Telugu
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated: PG-13

Credits


Writer: Deepak Reddy
Producer:  Shilpa Gajjala
Cinematography: Edurolu Raju
Music: Syed Kamran
Editor: Harikanth Gungamari
Key Cast: Viraj Ashwin, Drishika Chander, Valli Raghavender, Prithvi Sharma

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Synthetic Love

Synthetic Love

Sat Feb 26, 2022 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s #1
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Synthetic Love

Directed by Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix
Narrative Short
France | 24 min | 2020


Diane realizes that the man she fantasizes about shares his life with someone very peculiar… Diane, in her fifties, fantasizes about the enigmatic Pierre, who works with her at the gas station. When she wins a trip for two around France, she decides to invite him along. But she wasn’t aware that Pierre already has someone quite special in his life…



The opportunity to make films that actually look good is something for which I am extremely grateful. My heartfelt thanks go to my cast, crew, and family who were willing to put up with the whims of a new 19-year-old director.

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Synthetic Love - Sarah Heitz de ChabaneixSarah Heitz de Chabaneix
Director

Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix, a graduate from The National Theater School of Canada, started her cinema career as an assistant director, before launching into script writing and film directing. She has since written and directed several award-winner short movies. Among them: “Spooning” (2020), “Under Mom’s Skirt” (2017), “The Whispers” (2015), and “I’m A Blank Page” (2012). She is currently writing feature-length fictions, short films, TV shows, produced in France.

Film Information


Director: Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix,
Country: France
Year: 2020
Language: French
Runtime: 24 min.
Rated: R

Credits


Writer:Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix
Producer: Louison Blaizot, Suzanne Colin
Cinematography:  Martin De Chabaneix

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