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Umbra

#2019/094
film type documentary Production Country Germany production year 2019 runtime 20' 17"
screening format DCP ratio 1.85:1 colour colour sound Dolby Surround screening format languages no dialogue

The film UMBRA deals with rare and common optical phenomena that occur in nature. These phenomena evoke familiar images such as shadows or reflections on a water surface, but also unusual ones like the Brocken spectre or the pinhole effect during a solar eclipse. These ancient and natural projections can be considered as pre-cultural and independent of any apparatus. They occured even before mankind and are united by their intangible, ephemeral presence. UMBRA develops a visual dialogue between phenomenon and apparatus, archetype and image, self and self-perception.

director Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell producer Stephan Helmut Beier, Ray Peter Maletzki screenwriter Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell editor Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell Director of Photography Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell composer Alexander Schmidt animation Sebastian Thewes Other Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Johannes Krell film school Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
fsk FSK ab 0 freigegeben festivals Berlin, Berlinale, Germany (2019)
director
  • Florian Fischer
production
  • Stephan Helmut Beier
  • RosenPictures GbR
  • Rosenstr. 11
  • 06114 Halle (Saale)
  • +49.(0)345.2396725
distribution
  • Ute Dilger
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • +49.(0)221.20189330
  • www.khm.de
sales
  • Stephan Helmut Beier
  • RosenPictures GbR
  • Rosenstr. 11
  • 06114 Halle (Saale)
  • +49.(0)345.2396725

Florian Fischer

Born 1981 in Tübingen;
2009 diploma in communication design from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam;
2011-2016 artistic assistant at the Harz University of Applied Sciences;
2013 participant in the Professional Media Masterclass/Werkleitz;
2017 master's degree in visual culture from the Danube University Krems;
2018 participant Berlinale Talents

Filmography
2014 Still Life
2016 Kaltes Tal
2017 No Sex Please

Johannes Krell

Born 1982 in Halle (Saale);
2006-2011 BA in audiovisual media/camera from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences;
2013 participant in the Professional Media Masterclass/Werkleitz;
2014-2018 postgraduate studies in media art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, diploma in 2018

Filmography
2009 Saal Eins
2010 Station
2014 Still Life
2016 Kaltes Tal