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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

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