Novemberlights

Director: Jürgen Karasek
Englisht title:  Novemberlights
Original title:   Novemberlichter
2012/ Austria/ HD/ 30’/ Fiction/ Colour



CREDITS
Script:  Jürgen Karasek;  Photography:  Roman Chalupnik;  Editing:  Julia Pontiller; Music: Oliver Linus; Sound:  Norbert Bichler;    Leading actors:  Stefan Matousch, Markus Urban, Barbara Horvath, Karin Lischka, Erol Nowak, Martin Oberhauser, Astrit Alihajdaraj;  Producer:  Jürgen Karasek; 

SYNOPSIS

Manuel is nine years old. His parents are divorced and he mostly lives with his mother. But she prefers to take care of her new boyfriend and also his older sister takes every chance to jump on him. With his father all would be much better, but he is always out of time. One night Manuel misses the last bus and an older stranger offers him to give him a ride - the beginning of a dangerous friendship....


FILMOGRAPHY
Jürgen Karasek was born 1982 in Kulmbach, Germany. Master´s degree in Theatre-, Film- and Media Science. Currently studies Psychology in Vienna. First Feature Film WAITING FOR THE MOON (2007). Foundation of the film production company SOLEIL FILM GmbH (2008) with focus on (cross-border) documentaries for TV and cinema. Works as producer, director and script­writer in Vienna and currently develops his 2nd feature film.

AWARDS

World Premiere: Max Ophüls Filmfestival, Saarbrücken (GER) 2013
Life Fest Filmfestival, Los Angeles (USA) 2013
Colortape International Filmfestival, Brisbane (AUS) 2013
FEST New Films / New Directors, Espinho (POR) 2013
CGIFF Angaelica, Washougal (USA) 2013
International Filmfestival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality, Jakarta (IDN) 2013
Cinncinati Filmfestival, Cinncinati (USA) 2013
International Film Awards Berlin, Berlin (GER) 2013
Prifilm Festival, Pristina (KOS) 2013
Tashkinofest, Tashkent (UZB) 2013
Festival Internacional de Cinema e Saúde Mental, Faro (POR) 2013
Tirana International Filmfestival, Tirana (ALB) 2013

Awards:

Thomas Pluch Scriptwriting Appreciation Award, Diagonale 2013
Junior Performance Award for Markus Urban – International Film Awards Berlin 2013
Best International Short Film – Festival Internacional de Cinema e Saúde Mental Faro (POR) 2013

 

 

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