The University of fine Arts in Hamburg consists of different departments, one of them being Film. In the first year of study, students are given one roll of 16mm b/w film (ca. 11 minutes material), which they are encouraged to use in creative ways to create a film. We will present to you a selection of 6 short films that range from Comedy, Documentary, Visual Experiments and Conceptual filmmaking.
Roxana is a filmmaker and Director of Photography from Berlin, Germany. She started photographing at the age of 15 and did her first Photo Workshop at the OBSCURA Festival in 2013. She began with the moving image at the European Film College in Denmark. Currently she is finishing her Bachelor at the University of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and will soon start her specialisation in Cinematography at the National Film School of Denmark, in Copenhagen. She has received the Karl H. Dietze Scholarship, which allowed her to spend one semester at the Filmschool FUC in Buenos Aires. Her experiences reach from numerous 16mm black and white and colour short films, to digital short films and one feature film. Roxana shot her Bachelor-Film in the Peruvian Andes, a documentary which will be released at the end of this year.
Le passé d’aujourd’hui
A beam of light is the starting point for a search of clues in the fog of volatile memories. The only reliable hints are the traces that endure. Emotions conserved in the body, fossilised footprints in the rocks, a wreck by the sea, the pattern of light on a 16mm reel.
Adrian Stölzle was born in 1991 in southern Germany and studied psychology in Würzburg, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon, while he simultaneously experimented with various forms of artistic expression. In 2016/17 he participated in videoart and film lessons taught by Alexandre Estrela and Susana de Sousa Dias at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. Since october 2017, after earning his master degree in psychology, he is studying film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg under supervision of Angela Schanelec, Pepe Danquart and Robert Bramkamp.
Mother Mary was so passive conceiving Jesus that she was still a virgin afterwards. So let's talk about passivity and female desire. Talking as a form of thinking. We talk to verbally occupy space for ourselves, to translate our state of mind , to be elevated.
MARTHA VON MECHOW
Martha von Mechow is 22 years old and studies Film at the University of Fine Art in Hamburg since 2017. She is part of the young theatre group, Volksbühne am Rosaluxenburg-Platz Berlin, where she performs, writes and directs. She has worked together with René Pollesch, Melanie Kretschmann, Jan Koslowsky, Bonn Park and Luis Krawen. At 16 years of age, she founded her own theatre collective Bäckerei Harmony with Leonie Jenning. Together they directed three theater plays at Volksbühne and Ringtheater Berlin.
A young woman falls on an ice-skating rank. A visual experiment on 6fps.
Roxana Reiss is a Berlin and Hamburg based Director of Photography and filmmaker. She shoots for a variety of directors on 16mm and digital cameras, including numerous short films and one feature film.
STUDIO examines facets of surfaces, materiality, traces and marks. Confronting film studio and the gym, the film deals with emotional as well as physical expression and exposure. The question remains: what are these people actually preparing themselves for?
Marian Freistühler is a filmmaker based in Hamburg, Germany. He graduated in art history, theatre and media studies in 2015. Since then he is a film student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg (HFBK) with professors Angela Schanelec, Jeanne Faust and Robert Bramkamp. Exchange semesters took him to Aix-en-Provence, France and Reykjavik, Iceland.
A mythologically inspired story about the exuberance of a human being.
Maximilian Mundt is a film artist and director from Hamburg, Germany and a student at the HfbK. He’s made several sort films including this one and will also star in a leading role in the upcoming Netflix series, How To Sell Drugs Online Fast.
A park in summer. Every day a woman comes with her children to call her husband. In the park she is well, for one or two hours. She may not be able to see her husband, but she can hear him. A wall separates the two.
Katharina Bintz is a Luxembourgish film maker, writer and actress. After completing her classical acting studies in Hamburg, she worked with Katie Mitchell and Martin Crimp at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus. She has also acted at the Thalia Gaußstraße, Staatstheater Mainz, Grand Théâtre Luxembourg and in several short films. Besides her work as a freelance artist, she is studying Fine Art with a focus on film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg.
MARTHA VON MECHOW