Superheroes

Short Film
2016/2017

Production: Lieblingsfilm GmbH
Film Funding: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
Director/Script: Volker Petters
Producer: Thomas Blieninger
Producer: Ole Wilken

Main Cast: Juri Winkler, Jamica Blackett, Quirin Oettl, Nino Böhlau, Heinz-Josef Braun u.a.

Production Management: Bayram Yildiz
Camera: Daniel Schönauer
Set Design: Franziska Ganzer
Wardrobe: Anisha Koebner
Make-Up: Anna-Laura Peters
Editing: Maximilian Raible
Sound: Michael Vetter
Music: Florian Kreier, Cico Beck

Phil is too small for his age. This makes him the target of provocations by Samuel and his friends. When Phil unexpectedly receives support from lesbian girl Jo, Samuel isn’t happy. Phil is impressed by the somehow different Jo. However, they are not the only outsiders.

SUPERHEROES is a film about friendship, courage and tolerance.

It is a story about teenage outsiders who are searching for their place in life.

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Festivals and screenings of SUPERHEROES:

- Bamberger Kurzfilmtage / January 2017

- Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival / March 2017

- qFLIX Film Festival Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) / March 2017

- internationales Filmfest Dresden – in the section youth 1 / April 2017

- Bolzano Film Festival Bozen (Südtirol) / April 2017

- Carmarthen Bay Film Festival – Wales, UK / official selection: best foreign short film / May 2017  -  WON

- KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – Mumbai, Indien / official selection: best foreign short film / May 2017

- International Film Festival FICAIJ – Mérida, Venezuela / official selection / May & June 2017

- DIGO International Film Festival – Goiânia, Brasilien / Official Selection / June 2017

- Buddha International Film Festival – Pune, Maharashtra, Indien / Official Selection / June 2017

- Frameline – San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival – San Francisco, USA / Official Selection / June 2017

- Frederick Film Festival – Frederick, Maryland, USA / Official Selection / June 2017

- Indy Film Fest 2017 – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA / Selection: World Cinema Shorts / July 2017

- 22° Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños – Mexico / Official Selection / August 2017

- Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt / Official Selection / August 2017

- 1st Great Message International Film Festival – Pune, India / Official Selection / September 2017

- International SCHLINGEL Filmfestival, Chemnitz / Competition / September 2017

- Filmfestival filmzeitkaufbeuren, Allgäu / October 2017

- CMG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – West Hollywood, USA / Official Selection / October 2017

- TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL – Wichita, KS, USA / Official Selection / October 2017

- SOUTHWEST GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL – Albuquerque, USA / October 2017

- TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival – Seattle, USA / Official Selection /  October 2017

- International Queer Film Festival Hamburg / Official Selection Germany / October 2017 | audience award “Made in Germany” – WON

- International Film Festival For Children and Youth – Yerevan, Armenien / Section „I have rights“ / November 2017

- Cucalorus Film Festival – Wilmington, NC, USA / Official Selection / November 2017

- Red Rock Film Festival – Cedar City, Utah, USA / Fiction Short Competition / November 2017

- All Lights India International Film Festival – Kakkanad, Kerala, Indien / Official Selection / December 2017

- Amarcort Film Festival – Rimini, Italien / Official Selection / December 2017

- Kontrast Filmfest – Bayreuth / Official Selection / March 2018 / “Kinderfilmpreis 2018″ - WON

- Melbourne Queer Film Festival – Australia / Official Selection / March 2018

- Schulkinowochen – Dresden / Best of Filmfest Dresden / March 2018

- Pink Apple Filmfestival – Zürich, Schweiz / Official Selection / May 2018

- Busan Int’l Kids and Youth Film Festival – Busan, Korea / Official Selection / July 2018

- Creation International Film Festival – Canada / “BEST COMING OF AGE FILM” & “JUDGE’S CHOICE” / August 2018 – WON

- IRIS PRIZE – Cardif, Wales / Competition, Short List / Screening: Shorts Programme 4, Cineworl / October 2018

- Perlen Queer Film Festival – Hannover / Official Selection / October 2018

- Cinema World Fest Awards – Canada / Official Selection / December 2018 / „BEST IN SHOW“ & „Award Of Excellence Ensemble Cast“ & „Award Of Excellence Produced Screenplay“ – WON

- New York International Children`s Film Festival – USA / Competition / March 2019 / Nomination Grand Prize / Audience Award - WON

- Cinema World Fest Awards Annual Gala – Canada / Short List “Best In Show 2018″ / Mai 2019 – WON

- Kyoto International Children’s Film Festival – Japan / Nomination “Best Short Live Action Film” / 01. bis 04.08.2019

Further dates will follow.

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