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The Dam

MEDIUM LENGTH FILM
Austria, 2015, approx 40min
director: Nikolaus Müller
status: pre-production/shooting
German title: Der Damm

logline:
On a hike the long-term pair Catherine and Chris encounter a small, abandoned girl. The excursion becomes a sample for their relationship.

Catherine and Chris are a couple for years. To escape the city and the routines of everyday life, they make a trip to a dam surrounded by the landscape of the Alps. Soon tensions between the two are noticeable. But all discrepancies are forgotten when the two meet during the hike on an abandoned, 7-year old girl. When asked where her parents are, she does not answer. The events of the next few hours will show Catherine her true feelings about Chris.

cast:
Sami Loris
Julia Schranz

team:
written/directed: Nikolaus Müller
director of photography: Roman Chalupnik (aac)
production manager: Daniela Scheidbach
producers: Nikolaus Müller, Filip Antoni Malinowski, Jürgen Karasek

shooting format: Epic 5K, Hawk Anamorphic
funding: BKA, Wien Kultur, Vorarlberg Kultur

Festivals (13):

National premiere: Diagonale 2015
World Premiere: Festival de Cinema du Brive 2015

Portobello Filmfestival London
World Fest Houston
Istanbul International Shortfilmfestival
Mumbai Shorts Int. Filmfestival
Izimir Kisa Filmfestival
Filmfest Gent
Oda Tetova International Filmfestival
Filmfestival Münster
Shortini Filmfestival
Festival Internacional de Cine Valencia
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts

Festivals:
18th DIAGONALE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Graz, Austria)March 19, 2015
12th FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA DE BRIVE (Competition Medium-length film, France)April 14, 2015
12th VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS (Competition, Austria)May 27, 2015
30th INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL OF VALENCIA CINEMA JOVE (Competition, Spain)June 19, 2015
9th SHORTINI FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Italy)July 30, 2015
*PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) September 5, 2016
4th TETOVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ODA (Competition, Macedonia)September 21, 2015
FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER 2015 (Competition, Germany)September 23, 2015
2nd MEETINGS OF YOUNG EUROPEAN CINEMA (Competition, Bulgaria)October 1, 2015
42rd FILM FEST GENT (Official Selection, Belgium)October 13, 2015
16th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Off-Competition, Turkey)November 17, 2015
18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
4th MUMBAI SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 12, 2015
27th ISTANBUL INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)February 3, 2016
32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
*PLATINUM REMI AWARD*
49th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Nominated for Remi Award (no Screening), Texas, USA) April 8, 2016
10th HIGH DESERT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nevada, USA)May 27, 2016
4th SOTTO LE STELLE DELL’AUSTRIA (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)June 30, 2016
21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
*PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)

Nikolaus Müller & Roman Chalupnik at the set of the director’s last film GROLL (2010) (link to vimeo)

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