Sound Design / Music



WILDNIS (The Wild)

A film by Helena Wittmann



Potatoes have to be peeled, withered orchid blossoms must be plucked. Then everything is in order.


ABOUT THE FILM Besides the theme of unexpected complexity of individual life paths, the film particularly points out the possibility of “cinematic space” in form of a “third space”. The construction is based on the merging of two spaces that are seemingly in contrast to each other. The first space is the specific living space of a retired couple. The second space is embodied in film recordings by the man, which were shot on Super 8 between the sixties and nineties during numerous travels to Africa and Asia. The pictures show animals, which over the course of the film are projected into the living space. The specific of this construction is that no frontiers but a verge is formed between the spaces mentioned above. Therefore in the moment of the third space  – as it is limited in time – a new cinematic reality is formed.


Screenings / Awards


59th International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, 2013

26th European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, 2013

29th International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, 2013

02.05.13    3Sat, TV broadcast

10th Documentary Film Festival, Hamburg, 2013

10th FEMINA – Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino, Rio de Janeiro, 2013

7th Int. Short and Animation Film Festival OPEN CINEMA, St. Petersburg, 2013 // Special Jury Mention

37th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, 2013

Unten am Havn – Copenhagen meets Hamburg, 2013

In the programme „Four walls“ at the Symposium „Schutzraum“, Bremen, 2013

Filmfestival Münster, 2013

Museum Vostell Malpartida, Spain in a programme of video art by Berta Sichel, 2013

55th Nordische Filmtage, Lübeck, 2013

23rd Curta Cinema Filmfestival, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2013

13th Flensburger Kurzfilmtage, 2013 // Award „Hauptpreis Wagnis; Förderpreis der Stadt Flensburg“

30th Kasseler Dokfest, 2013

21th OZU Filmfestival, Italy, 2013

26th Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, 2013

13th Oldenburger Kurzfilmtage, 2013

25th Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2014

Fullframe Artfilmfestival, Vienna, 2014

New Directors-New Films 2014 / Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA, New York, USA

52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, 2014