Black Summer

film type animated film, documentary film, experimental film Production Country Germany production year 2022 runtime 11'40 animation technique 2D computer animation
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround
screening format Media File (ProRes, mp4, mov) aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround

In the Black Summer of 2019-2020, Australia had some of the worst bushfires in its history, observed by the meteorological satellite Himawari-8 from the far distance. For this experimental animated documentary, terabytes of satellite data were processed with specially developed algorithms, combining visible light and infrared measurements with heat detection into a unique hypnotic stream of images.

director Felix Dierich Produktion / Production Felix Dierich Drehbuch / Script Felix Dierich Schnitt / Editing Felix Dierich Bildgestaltung / DOP Felix Dierich Animation Felix Dierich Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Roman Vehlken Tongestaltung / Sound Design Roman Vehlken
2022 CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival, Torino, Italy
2022 Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany
2022 Cine Eco, Seia, Portugal
2022 Lucca Film Festival, Italy
2022 INFF Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, Austria
2022 Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany
2022 IndieCork, Ireland
2022 Cinema Planeta, Mexico City, Mexico
2022 SEFF - Smaragdni Eco Film Festival, Croatia
  • Felix Dierich
  • Felix Dierich
  • Felix Dierich

Felix Dierich

Born 1980;
grew up in Lübeck;
he studied computer science, as well as arts and media at Oldenburg University;
works in the renewable energy sector, and occupies himself with short films, photography and installations;
he undertook organisation and film selection for zwergWERK short film festival

2018 A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit
2022 Black Summer