CHAIN

TRAILER

SHORT FICTION | GER/FRA/BUL | 22″
Funded by CNC, France Télévisions & nordmedia
Written & Directed by Eicke Bettinga

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  • Awarded the Grand Prize at the 2015 Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF), Seoul
  • Awarded the NISI MASA European Short Pitch Award
  • Awarded the Engelke Award for Best Short Film
  • Nominated for the Robert Bosch Filmprize for International Cooperation

“Through the magic of a brief encounter, full of hopes and fears, the film manages to explore the complexity of an historical conflict. An emotional as well as physical journey, this film is a modern fable that tragically echoes with today’s world.”
— JURY STATEMENT, INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AISFF, KOREA 2015

“Ein spannendes, berührendes Drama.”
— PFÄLZISCHER MERKUR, GERMANY 2015

“Girato in ricordo delle migliaia di vittime senza nome ammazzate nel tentativo di attraversare il confine tra l’Europa dell’Est e quella dell’Ovest, il cortometraggio induce a riflettere, attraverso immagini e dialoghi essenziali, sull’assurdità dell’obbedienza e l’ineluttabilità della scelta.
— RADIO VERONA, ITALY 2016

FESTIVALS

  • 52nd Gijón International Film Festival – in Competition
  • 21st Palm Springs International ShortFest – in Competition
  • 46th Nashville Film Festival, USA – in Competition
  • 36th Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis – in Competition
  • 27th Dresden International Filmfest – in Competition
  • 30th Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove – in Competition
  • 26th Trieste International Film Festival – in Competition
  • 21st Regensburg International Short Film Week – in Competition
  • 26th Emden International Filmfest – in Competition
  • 38th Festival du film court de Grenoble – in Competition
  • 31st Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Berlin – in Competition
  • 13th In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Sofia – in Competition
  • 13th Asiana International Short Film Festival – in Competition
  • 17th Landshut International Short Film Festival – in Competition
  • 11th South East European Film Festival Los Angeles – in Competition
  • 18th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Tokyo – in Competition
  • 22nd Film Festival della Lessinia, Italy – in Competition
  • 13th Human Rights Film Festival, Barcelona/New York/Paris – in Competition
    more tbc.

BROADCAST DATES

  • France 2 Télévision on 28th March 2016
  • NDR German TV on 14th November 2016
  • MDR German TV on 19th November 2016
  • MDR German TV on 15th July 2017