Endless Day

Germany 2012, 16mm, black and white, 10min, experimental documentary
Producer: Isabelle Bertolone, DoP: Pius Neumaier

Synopsis

For most people, sleep comes naturally, but for some, the night turns into an ongoing struggle to drift off into oblivion. This film explores what it’s like to be awake against one’s will and the feelings of despair and loneliness that accompany the passing of time. The story is told through the protagonist’s eyes as we drift in a state between wakefulness and sleep through the city at night. The abstract and poetic imagery takes us deeper into the vicious circle of someone's struggle with sleeplessness.

Awards

  • Dioraphte Encouragement Award for best short student film – Go Shorts Nijmegen 2013
  • Starter Film prize for newcoming directors 2013 – City of Munich
  • Special Mention – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

Festivals

  • Sundance Film Festival 2013
  • SXSW 2013
  • Next Generation Short Tiger - German Films Program, Cannes 2013
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013
  • Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2013
  • Huesca International Short Film Festival 2013
  • Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2013
  • Go East - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film 2013
  • Rooftop Films 2013
  • Euganea Festival 2013
  • European Short Film Festival 2013
  • European Media Art Festival 2013
  • Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München 2013
  • 30. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest 2013
  • Kung Fu Shorts – Pravo Ljudski Film Festival 2013
  • UnderDox Film Festival München 2013
  • Cine Tapis Rouge Festival Montreal 2013
  • International Film Festival Novi Sad 2013
  • Kunstarealfest München 2013
  • 61. Münchner Filmkunstwochen 2013
  • Oder Kurz Filmspektakel 2013
  • Bozner Filmtage 2013