a film by Fabian Möhrke
Germany, 2010, 40 Minutes, HD, cinemascope
Philipp is fifteen. Bernd, Philipp’s dad, does what he can to be a good buddy to his son. He’s hospitable to his friends. He organizes Philipp’s birthday party. He’s even full of understanding when Philipp steals from him. And it’s not just Philipp’s friends that think Bernd’s a really cool dad; even Caro, Philipp’s new girlfriend, takes a shine to him. Whatever Philipp does or wherever he goes, Bernd is already there waiting with a benevolent smile. Without meaning any harm, Bernd is smothering his son.
Starring: Max Hegewald, Hans Jochen Wagner, Vanessa Krüger, Anna Bolk
director, writer, editor: Fabian Möhrke
director of photography / co-writer: Marco Armborst
production design: Solveigh Sprengel costume design: Jeanette Jürgens
make up design: Jessica Müller sound recordist: Robert Fuhrmann
sound design: Niklas Kammertöns production manager: Knuth Sorgers
producers: Maxim Juretzka, Jost Hering
- FIRST STEPS AWARD 2010
(best middle length feature under 60 mins.)
- Audience Award (Prix du Public)
competition Courts Metrages Europeens at the
Festival Premiers Plans D´Angers, France, 2011
- Audience Award (Prix du Public) and
Mention pour L´ensemble des acteurs (special mention for the ensemble)
Festival du Cinema de Brive, France 2011
- Newcomer Award/ Deutschen Kamerapreis 2011 (Marco Armborst)
- Festival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2010,
- ACHTUNG BERLIN! New Berlin Film Award 2010,
- Filmfestival Cottbus, 2010
- Festival Premiers Plans D´Angers, 2011
- Festival du Cinema de Brive, 2011
- 1. Favourites Film Festival, Berlin, 2011
audience award competition
- 14. Filmfestival Münster, 2011
- 31. Cambridge Film Festival, 2011
Contemporary German Cinema
- 4. International Medium Length Film Festival of Valencia, 2011
„Philipp“ had its television premiere on 05.09.2011, on german/french public broadcaster ARTE. The next airing is scheduled for 12.10.2012 on ARTE.
BuntFilm and Lighthouse Home Entertainment released „Philipp“ on DVD (Region 2) on 20.04.2012 . The disc also includes english subtiles and is available via Amazon and others.
„Philipp“ represents the graduation film of writer/director Fabian Möhrke, yet it was produced without any participation of film school HFF Potsdam Babelsberg and was the first solo project of production company BuntFilm.
After the premiere at the Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis in Saarbrücken and the win of two audience awards in France, the film got much recognition at home with the win of the First Steps Award 2010 for Best Middle-length-feature. The First Steps Award is given annually to graduates of German film schools and is donated by the German Film Academy, TV-conglomerate ProSieben.Sat1.Media AG, and mega production company Teamworx/ UFA.
„Philipp“´s young star Max Hegewald and cinematographer Marco Armborst also collected prestigious up-and-coming awards later on, at the Goldene Kamera 2011 and the Deutscher Kamerapreis 2011 awards, respectivly.
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