Teaching the Alphabet

film type experimental film Production Country Germany production year 2007 runtime 4'00 colour
screening format Beta SP aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3) sound format Stereo

Its not a simple ABC, this found footage alphabet by Volker Schreiner. Schreiner reveals his qualities in collecting and choreographing footage from classic (Hollywood) films. The concept of alphabetical ordering is loosely maintained so theres room for a playful contribution from the subconscious. (catalogue International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008)

director Volker Schreiner Schnitt / Editing Volker Schreiner Tongestaltung / Sound Design Volker Schreiner
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France
Viennale Vienna International Film Festival, Wien, Austria
Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Germany
Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany
IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Volker Schreiner
  • Sallstr. 82
  • 30171 Hannover
  • +49 511 5422090
  • Volker Schreiner
  • Sallstr. 82
  • 30171 Hannover
  • +49 511 5422090
  • Volker Schreiner
  • Sallstr. 82
  • 30171 Hannover
  • +49 511 5422090

Volker Schreiner

Several grants, lectureships and guest professorships;
works collected by NBK Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ludwig Museum Cologne, Museum für Neue Kunst Karlsruhe, Amsterdam Film Museum, etc.

2004 Counter
2006 Radar
2006 Cell
2007 From Afar
2007 Teaching the Alphabet
2008 Scope
2009 GRID
2010 CYCLE
2011 AHEAD
2011 PAIR OF