Keeping Balance

 

Keeping Balance

Keeping Balance

 

Denise, a 20 year old girl visits nearly every day the Viennese ‘Prater’ amusement park to take some rides with the electronic ‘Tagada’ carousel because it helps her to get over her past.

KEEPING BALANCE is a story about finding balance in life. Whatever happens, there is always a way to get through difficult times.

2015 | 5′ | short documentary | HD | 16:9 | Austria | color

director & editor BERNHARD WENGER
director of photography RUPERT HÖLLER
sound ÖZGÜR ANIL
assistant camera SOPHIA WIEGELE
music DJ WEBBY & KILLERBEE (with kind approval)

contacts:
m – gleichgewicht.film@gmail.com
w – facebook.com/gleichgewicht.film/

WINNER
BEST STUDENT SHORT & HONORABLE MENTION DOCU SHORT – 47th Nashville Film Festival – 2016 Nashville, US
BEST FILM – 26. Bilderbeben Bielefeld – 2015 Bielefeld, DE
BEST FILM – 23rd Febiofest Bratislava – 2016 Bratislava, SK
BEST FILM – SHORTS Filmfestival – 2015 Offenburg, DE
2nd PRIZE – 23rd Int. Film Festival PUBLICYSTYKA – 2016 PL
JURY AWARD – 10th Short Short Film Festival – 2016 Worcester, US
BEST YOUTH FILM – 43rd Festival of Nations – 2015 Lenzing, AT
BEST SOUNDTRACK – 6th Ca’ Foscari Film Festival – 2016 Venice, IT
BEST FILM – 9th Int. Film Festival Kratovil Plus – 2015 Banjaluka, BA
BEST INT. DOC – 11th Kinoki Int. Film Festival – 2016 Mexico City, MX
BEST DOC – Croydon Int. Film Festival – 2015 Croydon, GB
1st PRIZE – 11th Los Gurkos Short Film Festival – 2015 Innsbruck, AT
BEST FILM 2. Kurzfilmfestival KLAPPE AUF – 2015 Hamburg, DE
FOUNDERS AWARD – 4. North Carolina Film Awards – 2016 Raleigh, US
BEST DOC – Skepto Int. Film Festival – 2016 Cagliari, IT
BEST STUDENTS DOC 4th BioBioCine Int. Film Festival – 2016 CL
BEST DOC – 1. Inn Kurzfilmfestival – 2016 Braunau, AT
2nd PRIZE BEST DOC – 4. Uni Shorts Film Festival – 2016 Auckland, NZ

HONORABLE MENTIONS
39. Duisburger Filmwoche GROßE KLAPPE – 2016 Duisburg, DE
9th SHORTYNALE Film Festival – 2017 Klosterneuburg, AT
12th Węgiel Film Festival – 2015 Katowice, PL
Filmtage Friedrichshafen – 2016 Friedrichshafen, DE
Int. Film Festival Alive Doc Fest – 2016 Los Angeles, US
2nd Diseases Int. Short Film & Art Festival FICAE – 2016 Valencia, ES

NOMINATIONS
Best „Short Short“ 11th shnit Int. Short Film Festival – 2015 CH
Salzburger Filmpreis „Simon S.“ – 2016 Salzburg, AT
Best Film 3rd PiGrecoZen FilmFest – 2016 Ancona, IT
Best Documentary Short 1st Lyon Int. Film Festival – 2016 Lyon, FR

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
34th Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival – 2015 Uppsala, SE
30th Odense Int. Film Festival – 2015 Odense, DK
51st Chicago Int. Film Festival – 2015 Chicago, US
24th Heartland Film Festival – 2015 Heartland, US
18th Guanjuato Int. Film Festival – 2015 Guanjuato, MX
30th DOK.fest Munich – 2015 Munich, DE
19th Bucheon Int. Fantastic Film Festival – 2015 Bucheon, KR
35th Filmschoolfest Munich – 2015 Munich, DE
28. exground Filmfest – 2015 Wiesbaden, DE
22nd International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima – 2015 Krakow, PL
32. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest – 2015 Kassel, DE
11th FEST – New Directors I New Films Festival – 2015 Espinho, PT
55th Zlín Film Festival – 2015 Zlín, CZ
25. Filmkunstfest M-V – 2015 Schwerin, DE
12th VIS Vienna Independent Shorts – 2015 Vienna, AT
18th Brussels Short Film Festival – 2015 Brussels, BE
13. Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – 2016 Missoula, US
21st Milano Film Festival – 2016 Milano, IT
7th DOC NYC Film Festival – 2016 New York, US
25th St. Louis Film Festival – 2016 St. Louis, US
29. Stuttgarter Filmwinter – 2016 Stuttgart, DE
32nd Sarajevo Winter Film Festival – 2016 Sarajevo, BA
17. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival – 2016 Landshut, DE
17th Festival International du Film d’Aubagne – 2016 Aubagne, DR
18. Independent Days International Filmfestival – 2016 Karlsruhe, DE
13th Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival – 2016 Amsterdam, NL
8th Go Short – Int. Short Film Festival Nijmegen – 2016 Nijmegen, NL
29th Filmfest Dresden – 2017 Dresden, DE

185 festival selections in total

(c) 2015

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