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 Jannis Lenz | Germany 2016 | 9 Min. | OmeU

Monday, 08.05.2017, 6 pm tickets
Votiv Kino | votiv3
(ESSA Short Film Programme II)

Filmmaker present

This film is nominated for the ethnocineca Student Shorts Award (ESSA).

 

Originating in the Parisian suburbs, Parkour is a “kinetic” art form that involves jumping walls and other obstacles in urban environments. It also evokes the feeling of weightlessness inherent to big cities but which is gradually disappearing. Schwerelos follows a group of Parkour “tracers" from Vienna and slam artist Fatima Moumouni, who pens a poem on the city and young people’s attitude to life.

Biography

Jannis Lenz, born in Filderstadt, collected his first camera and directing experiences by filming himself and his friends doing Parkour, a performing art in urban environment. Currently he is working on a master’s in Directing and as a study assistant at the Filmakademie Wien with Michael Haneke and Wolfgang Murnberger. Here Jannis had workshops and individual courses with lecturers like Abbas Kiarostami, Christian Petzold and Jessica Hausner. In 2015 he attended the Max- Reinhardt Seminar as a guest- student for Theatre- Directing and was part of different Jurys at international film- and literature festivals. In 2016 Jannis participated at the FIPA New Talent Campus in Biarritz, France and received the START Scholarship for cinematic art of the Bundeskanzleramt Austria. Currently, he is developing his first feature Film.

Awards

  • JUMPING FRAMES INT’L DANCE VIDEO FESTIVAL 2016 (Student Section, Hong Kong, China) *WINNER OF INT’L DANCE VIDEO AWARD*
  • MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (47th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Montreal, Canada) *BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM*
  • 5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) *PRESIDENT'S AWARD*
  • METERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, NY, USA) *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
  • 2. PLATZ IN “AMAG AUSTRIA METALL FILMFÖRDERPREIS“ IN DER KATEGORIE DOKUMENTATION*
  • 8th KINODISEEA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN`S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bukarest, Romania) *SPECIAL MENTION*
  • 29th EXGROUND FILMFEST (exground youth days, Wiesbaden, Germany) *JURY AWARD BEST SUPPORTING FILM*


Screenings

  • 29th FIPA BIARRITZ, Biarritz, France (New Talent Competition)
  • 13rd VIS – VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS (Those We Love Section, Austria)
  • 20th FLICKERS’ RHODE ISLAND INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Oscar Qualifying Grand Prize for Best Documentary Short Film, Newport, RI, USA)
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)
  • 25th DOKUMENTART – EUROPEAN FILMFESTIVAL FOR DOCUEMENTARIES (Out of Comeptition, “dokART by Bike”, Neubrandenburg, Germany)
  • EUROPEAN FILM WEEK TEHERAN (Screening, Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran)
  • 18th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AUBAGNE 2017 (Short Film Competition, Category Documentary, France)
  • 14th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)