The Sunset Special
2021 // short film, 17min., animation
Premiere: Locarno Film Festival
Wins 33. Hessischer Filmpreis 2022 (Hessian Film Award) "Best Short"
FBW - Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll
A secluded beach location, the perfect partner, the most exclusive Hotel: It is the life of your dreams. Join an eerie trip to a luxurious place of unfulfilled desire, nostalgia and endless longing. Catch a unique glimpse through the polished facades of a world shaped by abundance and the reality distorting imagery of social media.
The Sunset Special is an interdisciplinary, multimedia project centered around an animated short film. The project deals with the effects of reality distorting imagery and narrative spread by social media and advertisement through new technologies. It examines their connection to nostalgia, desires, and wanderlust and deconstructs the perfectly customized, digital products: The idea of the unique trip, the perfect partner, the ideal life...
The Sunset Special - Trailer
The Sunset Special - Full Film (Password Needed)
Awards and Festivals:
Hessian Film Funding (Hessische Filmförderung)
Receives production funding for short film project "The Sunset Special 2"
Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien "Phantom Horizons"
The Sunset Special Exhibition Screening
Online Exhibition "Deconstructed Projections"
Ongoing exhibition at The Wrong TV
Fest Anča - International Competition of Animated Shorts
Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Emerging Artists program
Die Seriale - Official Selection
Annecy International Animation Film Festival: WTF screening
Athens International Film + Video Festival Ohio
Animateka Ljubljana International Animated Film Festival - Shorts for adults
Motovun Film Festival - Official Competition
Lago Filmfest - Official Selection
Vilnius Film Festival (out of competition)
Filmfest Dresden: Open Air Screening
Flickers' Rhode Island Int. Film Festival - Selection Semi-Finalist
Locarno Film Festival - Pardi di domani - International competition
Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma - Les Nouveaux Alchimistes Competition
KFFK Short Film Festival Cologne