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SCHICHT / SHIFT wins 'Best Short Film' at L'Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona

"... for its powerful message that there can be no future without the past and its original exploration of the nature of self-portraits in film." more info...

SCHICHT / SHIFT was awarded 'The Best Document Film' at Moscow International Experimental Film Festival!

Jury statement: SCHICHT/SHIFT is awarded the prize for its multi-layered artistic statement, bold intake of autobiographical material and its application within a historical context. more info...

SHIFT wins the Jury Award of the German Competition at International Short Film Festival Hamburg

Jury statement:
„Shift, shaft, gorge. Based on the biography of his own family of mine workers, Alex Gerbaulet paints an impressive picture of Western German post war history in his film ›Shift‹. Layer for layer, she undresses the functionalized societal standardization until the bare smug narrowed-mindedness of German front gardens becomes visible. … The film finds a distinct rhythm for every protagonist in a virtuous montage of private and public archive material, family albums and diaries from two generations. The precision, which is also reflected in Gerbaulet’s lyrical off-text, makes ›Shift‹ a cinematic masterpiece.“ read more...

'Best Female Director' Award for Alex Gerbaulet and her film SCHICHT at Vienna Independent Shorts Festival

The prize is donated by the Elfi Dassanowsky Foundation.
Jury statement:
"This powerful and personal documentary ties together archival material from diverse sources to narrate a family's history that is deeply linked to a nation's forgotten past. We were equally shaken and fascinated by what connections are drawn but also by the urgency to come to terms with one's own history knowing that there is no resolution, no closure." read more...
 

Austrian premiere of SHIFT at Vienna Independent Shorts 2016

International Competition / screening date: May 30 at 4:30 pm at Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus in Vienna, more infos...

Spanish premiere of SHIFT at DOCUMENTAMADRID 2016

International Competition / screening dates: 5.5. at 7:30 pm Cineteca Plató and 6.5. at 7 pm Cineteca Sala Borau, more infos...

SCHICHT / SHIFT wins German Film Critics Award for best experimental film in 2015

Excerpt from the jury statement (available only in German): "Ein autobiografischer Versuch – Film als Mittel, sich der familialen und gesellschaftlichen Herkunft anzunehmen. Ein Versuch, der „Schicht“ in bemerkenswerter, eigener Weise gelingt. Er weicht entschieden ab vom Muster der Chronologie, in dem Privates und Öffentliches quasi parallel montiert werden. Stattdessen entfaltet sich in der Filmzeit eine Art Mosaik – Puzzlestücke, die sich doch nie zu einem lückenlosen Bild schließen. Wie um die Lücken zu betonen, setzt Schwarzfilm ein. Oder die Einblendung von Schrift, wo die Bilder versagen. ..." mehr infos...

SCHICHT / SHIFT is nominated for the prize for the best German experimental film awarded by the German Federal Association of Film Journalists

SCHICHT / SHIFT takes part in the International Competition of FILMMAKER Festival in Milano

2.12., 7pm at Spazio Oberdan, via Vittorio Veneto 2, more info...

SCHICHT / SHIFT takes part in the International Competition at Doclisboa

Screening dates: 25.10., 7.30 pm at Culturgest – Large Aud. // 26.10., 7.15 pm at C. City Campo Pequeno 1 read more...

SCHICHT / SHIFT by Alex Gerbaulet wins First Film Competition at FID Marseille

Jury Statement:
The first film prize goes to a film that seized us for its precision and the high articulation between sound and text, and sometimes its own absence, with the images, revealing an intimate, ordinary yet historical account. A striking and radical short film. We are extremely glad to aware the first film prize to « SCHICHT » by Alex Gerbaulet.
FID Marseille

SCHICHT bei FID Marseille

SCHICHT von Alex Gerbaulet feiert seine internationale Premiere in der offiziellen Auswahl (first film competition) von FID Marseille
Screening dates:
1.7., 18:30 Villa Mediterranée
3.7.,13:15 Cinema la Variété

SCHICHT gewinnt deutschen Wettbewerb in Oberhausen

SCHICHT von Alex Gerbaulet (produziert von pong) gewinnt den Hauptpreis des deutschen Wettbewerbs bei den 61. Internationalen Kurzfilmtagen Oberhausen.
Die Jurybegründung:
Architektur, persönlicher Wohnraum, persönliche Geschichte, deutsche Geschichte, Geschichte einer Stadt, eine Stadt, die sich aus der Arbeit speist. Ein Herr putzt seinem Hund die Pfoten ab. Eine Frau liebt eine andere. Und der Mutter legt sie keine Blumen aufs Grab. Der Preis des deutschen Wettbewerbs geht an einen Film, der uns einen bewussten Umgang mit Geschichte und Geschichten aufdrängt. Wir waren in Salzgitter. Von Mikro zu Makro entsteht ein schwerer, schöner Klumpen. Er stammt von Alex Gerbaulet und heißt: Schicht. Wir werden ihn nicht mehr los.