Carolina Hellsgård     LÄUFER (RUNNER)
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Synopsis

Amal, a 13-year-old refugee from Lebanon, deals drugs in the
Hannover subway system. He lives an isolated life in an asylum home
outside the city. One day he meets a young German girl called Clara,
who might be his savior. 


Director's Statement

The story of LÄUFER, is inspired by real events that happened in Berlin,
not far away from where I live. The police repeatedly arrested very young
drug dealers in the subway, sometimes they were not more than 12-13 years old.
Often they were asylum seekers from Lebanon, without any family in Germany.
If they were found to be above the age of 14, they were to be immediately deported.
I imagined how it must feel being one of the kids, perhaps just longing for a
normal teenage life, and made LÄUFER.

 

News!


Receives a Special Jury Mention @ Fano International Film Festival, Italy, 2014

Nominated for the German Film Critics Prize 2013
Award Cermony on the 10th of February 2014 @ the Berlinale International Film Festival
http://www.vdfk.de/

Nominated for Startsladden – the biggest short film award in Sweden!
Screening on the 26th of January, 2014
Göteborg International Film Festival
Best Swedish Short
http://www.giff.se



Awards

Wins best short film "Youth Days" @ the exground filmfest, Wiesbaden!


Wins 1st Prize at Mostra de Cinema de frontera, Spain
Award screening on the 22nd of June in Portbou
http://www.mostracinemafrontera.com/



Screenings 2013 – 2015

27. FILMFEST DRESDEN 
14 – 19 April, 2015
http://www.filmfest-dresden.de/


Cairo Video Festival, Egypt
"Present & Future / Reality & Fantasy" 
11 March, 2015 
http://www.medrar.org



Bangladesh International Short & Independent Film Festival, 2014
4 – 11 December, 2014
http://isiff-bd.org/festival/



Filmfest Osnabrück "Nord Shorts - Awardwinning Short Films"
Sunday 19th October at 11.30 am, Cinema-Arthouse
http://www.filmfest-osnabrueck.de/?portfolio=nord-shorts-preisgekronte-kurzfilme



Fano International Film Festival, Italien
21 – 24 Oktober, 2014
http://www.fanofilmfestival.it/?lang=en



Cairo Video Festival, Egypt
http://www.medrar.org/projects/cairo-video-festival/
5th to 19th November 2014



Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, UK
http://www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com/events-and-films/132/136/inntravel-short-film-awards#.U_HaarySzj9
Wednesday 17 - Sunday 21 September 2014



Young Nordics at Nordisk Panorama, Malmö, Sweden
19-24th September 2014



Buff Filmfestival, Malmö
10 – 15th of March, 2014
http://buff.se/



15. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Germany
26 – 31st of March, 2014 
http://www.landshuter-kurzfilmfestival.de



Vera Filmfestival Åland, Finland
12 – 16th of March, 2014
http://www.verafilmfestival.ax/sv/



Göteborg International Film Festival
Best Swedish Short "Startsladden"
http://www.giff.se



18th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco
Program "Sensational Seven" on Wednesday, January 15th 2014
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/enindex.htm?wt_sc=berlinbeyond

 

Coups de coeur allemands
mardi 26 novembre // 20h30
Goethe Institut
4bis, rue Clémence Isaure
31000 Toulouse
http://creative.arte.tv/fr/community/coups-de-coeur-allemands




exground filmfest, Wiesbaden
15–24th November
"Youth Days" 
Screening:
Saturday 16th of November at 17.30 Caligari Filmbühne
http://www.exground.com/2013/programm/programm-kurze-vorfilme.html



11th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, India
Soirée Allemande 
at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan kolkata
Tuesday, 5 November 2013, at 6:45
http://www.kalpanirjhar.com/current_festivals2013.html



Geneva International Film Festival, Festival Tous Ecrans
31st October to 7th November
http://www.tous-ecrans.com



Girona Filmfestival, Spain
5 – 7th of September
http://www.gironafilmfestival.com/



Klappe Auf! Kurzfilmfestival, Hamburg
25-27 October
http://www.klappe-auf.com/



Rencontres Cinématographiques Cerbère, France
3 – 6th of October
http://www.rencontrescerbere.org/



Festival Silhouette, Paris
August 31 – September 8
http://www.association-silhouette.com



Inventa un Film, Italy
July 31 – August 4  
http://www.inventaunfilm.it/public/



EuroAsia Shorts - Short Films from Europe, Asia and the United States
China-Germany: Monday, June 10, 6:30 pm, Goethe-Institut Washington 
http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__events/Wash/2013/06/10-EuroAsiaShorts.html



Berliner Kurzfilmrolle 2013 im Radioeins Freiluftkino Friedrichshain
14th of June 2013, 09.30 pm 
http://www.freiluftkino-berlin.de/kinoinfo.php



achtung berlin - new berlin film award
April 17th – 24th, 2013
http://achtungberlin.de/




European Film Market / Berlinale 2013
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Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
@"Soirée Allemande • Coup de cœur - Le court métrage allemand"

 

FILM DATA

Main cast
Artem Klevansky (Lead)
Rebecca Stein (Lead)

Crew
Writer/Director/Editor: Carolina Hellsgård
DP: Kathrin Krottenthaler
1st A.C.: Simon Hamann
Sound recorder: Robert Fuhrmann
Production manager: Andrea Giesel 
Assistant director: Christian Kelm
UPM: Julika Martin 
Light: Carsten Brand, Florian Hoff
DIT: Andreas Melcher 
Scenography: Nadine Meister
Costume design: Nadine Meister, Elena Neuthinger
Make-up: Henrike Huppertsberg 
Production assistants: Helen Werner, Valerie Hellman
Production interns: Bente Ehrig (director's assistant), Magdalena Tucka (light)
Child supervision: Heidi Pettit
Costume design assistant: Anne Makarov
Music: Steffen Scholz  
Sound designer: Christian Obermaier
Color correction: Chroma TV, Hamburg 

Technical info: HD, 14 minutes
Produced by FLICKFILM GbR
Producer: Johanna Aust 
Co-producer: Florian Gerstenberg / filmgestalten

 

With generous support by

CHROMA TV

FILMBLICK Hannover

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Equipment sponsoring: Braunschweig University of Art



Funded by nordmedia – Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH
the cast&cut Short Film Grant
FFA, German Federal Film Board