Shortfilms 4: Schräge Typen in einer schrägen Welt


Private Waltz

United Kingdom, Duration: 5 min

Director: Marina Waltz

Cast: George Potts, Leander Deeny


A lonely doll maker discovers his latest creation has come to life. He can finally have the perfect woman who can be everything he has been dreaming of: mother, lover, confidant....    But his joy turns to fear as he realizes that his doll is a feminist who is hell bent on destroying her creator. Be careful what you wish for.


France, Duration: 14 min

Director: Paul Menville

Cast: Sylvain Monzat, Delia Espinat-Dief, Cécile Carles


At the end of his working week, Victor gets away at night in his 60's Mustang, listening to agressive punk rock music, he wanders across the streets of a small deserted  town. Victor devotes his time to a mysterious passion that seems to scatter women dead bodies everywhere ...


Germany, Duration: 8 min

Director: Daniela Schramm Moura

Cast: Gerhard Polacek


Someday George has breakfast, towards him some frames hang on the wall, which include pictures of his last travels. In on picture he stands in front of the Eiffel Tower, in the other one in front of the Tower Bridge in London. Next to him on the table lays a picture of his last travel. After he finished breakfast, he went to his bedroom in order so look out for another frame. As he is looking into a box, he discovers a colorful baloon, which is going to change his whole life.


Ripples on the Water

United States, Duration: 14 min

Director: Alexander Falcon

Cast: Ruty Rutenberg, Paulina Michaels, Marlon Aquino


After losing his wife and contemplating suicide, Leo has a life-changing encounter with a young man who tries to rob him.


Australia, Duration: 20 min

Director: Antonis Tsonis

Cast: Panos Natsis , Yiannis Papadopoulos, Daphne Patakia


When Leon’s best friend Ari shares tragic news about his battle with cancer, unemployed and desperate to help, Leon secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for more cancer treatments. Against the backdrop of contemporary Athens, Greece, Leon’s actions to save his best friend have irreversible consequences.


Three Score and Ten

United Kingdom, Duration: 2 min

Director: Richard Jacobs


'Three Score and Ten' touches on the trawler disasters that shook the East Coast fishing towns and cities in the 1960's. With music from the Ballina Whalers, Three Score and Ten delivers a simple and honest look at a dangerous era of maritime history.



Portugal, Duration: 5 min

Director: Pablo Blanco


It all began by fleeing the noise. Then Fisterra's open sea brought her back the silence. In the old days, was believed to be the end of the world. It is perhaps because of this that the sea is like a sort of end point, an unmapped island where the vast horizon bring us the promise of peace.    Yet is here where the ocean becomes stone, over which the future is projected. Or is it the past? The stone brings back images of Goya's The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, ignoring whether it is a dream or the sleep what destroys the myth of progress. Collective insomnia, irrational storm. Where does it go?    On the way back, she wakes up. It has been a long time since she played on someone else's hands. 


United Kingdom, Duration: 19 min

Director: David Gilbank

Cast: Kathryn Hanke, Jamie Smelt, Sid Akbar Ali


Two small time criminals kidnap a psychic medium and force her to contact the gang boss they murdered. The pair are desperate to discover where their recently deceased boss buried a stash of cash, but only succeed in unleashing a demon, bent on revenge.


'Our Place' – Verge Collection

Australia, Duration: 3 min

Director: John McGovarin

Cast: Ben Morris, Blake Hayt

A friendly hitch-hiking giant bails out a driver and hitches a ride to his place, fitting into the car thanks to his shrinking pills.

Salutami Damasco

Italy, Duration: 5 min

Director: Pino Maio


Three instruments and one voice, Naga showcase their rock made of surprising melodies, overwhelming power and cuddling softness, distorted guitar, strong drums, psycho basses but overall an unexpectedly strong voice that rises from the wall of sound. They sing in Italian and their sound gets inspiration from the most different sources: alternative rock, psychedelic music, pop, noise. Naga’s songs go straight to the point, alternating different moods like it happens in the urban life of the years 2010′. Music built around the tension and release, like an unavoidable anxiety followed by the moment of calm, to review it all.