PUNCHED (ABGESTEMPELT) @ 23rd Cinequest Film Festival
ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) Short Film was part of Maverick Short Film Competition @ 23rd Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose. Thanks to the Austrian Cultural Forum in California we were able to represent our movie at this wonderful festival!
Find more impressions here!
Festival-Tour across America – Spring 2013
ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) Short Film tours across America in spring! 23rd Cinequest Film Festival California, 37th Cleveland Film Festival Ohio and 22nd Florida Film Festival – three more Oscar qualifiers!
Voted Best Short Film of the Year 2012
ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) Short Film was voted Best Short of the year 2012 by the French short film platform Format Court!
ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) closes an incredible first year 2012
with more than 50 festival selections and 20 awards all over the world, including the qualification for the 2014 Academy Awards – and we look forward to a great start into 2013 with selections at 26th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, 24th Trieste Film Festival and Oscar qualifying 23rd Cinequest Film Festival, California!
Our hugest gratitude and congratulations go to our great crew, amazing actors, funders and everybody else who made the film possible! You all did a great job that made ABGESTEMPELT look, sound and feel the way it does and that has been so appreciated by audiences worldwide.
A wonderful Christmas to all of you!
We are happy to announce the first 2013 screenings for ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) Short Film:
24th Trieste International Film Festival Italy, 26th Stuttgarter Filmwinter Germany – and 23rd CINEQUEST Film Festival in San Jose, USA!
Another award for ABGESTEMPELT ( PUNCHED) short film
Wow – we just found out that ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) Short Film also won BEST SHORT FICTION this weekend at 19th Corto Imola Film Festival, Italy! Award number 20 since our premiere in January… grazie mille, Imola!
mola Film Festival
Special Mention of the Young Jury for ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) Short Film at 30th Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence, France! Merci!
BEST DIRECTOR Award for ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) Short Film at Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards, Poland! Dziękuję Warsaw!
ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) wins Best Short Film
ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) wins Best Short Film AND Best Short Film (Young Jury) at the 50th Gijon International Film Festival (Official Site) and is now qualified for the 2014 Academy Awards!!! Muchas muchas gracias, Gijón!
Unbelievable weekend for ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED)
four awards in two days! Best Film & Best Cinematography at Newport International Film Festival Wales, Special Jury Mention at Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest and 2nd Prize in the Confrontations Competition at interfilm Berlin!! We are speechless – thank you Newport, merci Brest, danke Berlin!
November update for ABGESTEMPELT:
Nominated for Best Director, Best Film & Best Cinematography at Newport International Film Festival (UK), nominated for Best Director at Grand OFF Film Awards Warsaw (POL) – and with the upcoming new festival selections, we reach the number of 40 festivals this year!
10th Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest (ITA)
15th California Independent Film Festival (USA)
27th Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest (FRA)
28th interfilm Berlin Short Film Festival (GER)
50th Gijon International Film Festival (Official Site) (ESP, Oscar qualifying)
24th Istanbul International Film Festival (TUR)
26th International Film Festival Braunschweig (GER)
30th Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence (FRA)
18th Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BEL)
ABGESTEMPELT received a Special Mention by the young jury of Rencontres Audiovisuelles Film Festival Lille, France! Merci beaucoup!
And the next one:
ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) won the Special Jury Award at SAPPORO Short Fest in Japan!
After winning the Méliès Short Film Competition at Espoo Ciné International Film Festival in Finland, ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) is now nominated for the Méliès D’Or – the world’s most important award in the thriller/horror/fantasy genre! The ceremony will be held as part of the SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya on Oct 4th – fingers crossed!
The official jury statement on giving the Méliès D’Argent Short Film Award to ABGESTEMPELT at Espoo Ciné International Film Festival:
“Two themes emerge from this short film, with the first one dealing with otherness. If you are foreign, you are always a suspect and have to prove your innocence. The stronger of the two is that of caring and indifference. A good deed can, nonetheless, bring out mercy even from the deepest abyss.
This image of German, and why not even Finnish, society where people are near but so far away is almost agonisingly true. The story, told in an intensely cinematic fashion, gets started straight away, holds the audience in its grip, rewards the perceptive viewer, and leaves plenty of food for thought.”
ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) rocks Scandinavia!
Best Mélièr d’Or Short Film at 23rd Espoo Ciné International Film Festival Finland AND Best Storyteller Award at 27th Odense International Film Festival Denmark! Kiitos Espoo, tak Odense!
Voilà: ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) goes to France in Autumn
27th Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest, 13th Off-Courts Film Festival Trouville, 12th Rencontres Audiovisuelles Lille!
And new selections by 4th Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (USA), 2nd Film Forum Zadar (CRO), and 4th International Film Festival Ostrava Kamera (CZE)…
Another big selection for ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) International Competition at the 31st Vancouver International Film Festival, September 27 – October 12!
ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) official Selection
Abgestempelt (Punched) screening tonight at the Oscar qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival!
ABGESTEMPELT gewinnt “Bester Österreichischer Film” bei der 4. Shortynale Klosterneuburg! Und ist damit im Rennen um den Österreichischen Kurzfilmpreis im Jänner! Vielen Dank and die Jury – Danny Krausz, Harald Sicheritz und Johannes Schiehsl – und die natürlich die großartige Shortynale!
Cosma Shiva Hagen ueber ABGESTEMPELT …
Ich habe selten einen so aussergewöhnlich guten Kurzfilm gesehen und würde ihn sehr gerne in einer unserer Kurzfilmnächte in der Sichtbar zeigen.
Wir sagen danke und fuehlen uns geehrt!
29. Juni 2012
Sichtbar – Hamburg
New festival selections for ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) short film:
Italian premiere at 42nd GIFFONI Film Festival, Danish premiere at the 27th ODENSE Film Festival, and screening at BIG SUR International Short Film Screening Series in California!
First award for ABGESTEMPELT(PUNCHED):
BEST SHORT FILM of the Generator +16 section at the 42nd Giffoni Film Festival in Italy!! Yeah yeah! Thank you Giffoni!