Fish Like Us

a film by Raphaela Schmid
Country: Austria
Year: 2020
Length: 17'

Stills/Portrait Regie

As part of an unusual farewell ritual, two siblings end up at a Chinese restaurant. Both feel guilty after the recent death of their mother and find it difficult to broach the subject. At another table a father improves his daughter's homework, at the next a date goes wrong, and somewhere in between, the server's collar bursts. Though the tables are close together, the siblings hardly notice the little dramas taking place.

1. Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (Austria, March 2020)* - Best Fiction Short Film
2. Crossing Europe (Austria, October 2020)
3. Vienna Shorts (Austria, Mai 2020) - Jury Award Austrian Competition & Vienna Shorts Audience Award
4. Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia-Herzegovina, August 2020)
5. Concorto Film Festival (Italy, August 2020)
6. Filmfest Gent (Belgium, October 2020)
7. VIENNALE (Austria, October 2020)
8. Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival (Greece, October 2020)
9. Blue Danube Film Festival (Hungary/Austria, November 2020)
10. London Short Film Festival (UK, January 2021)
11. Filmfestival Max Ophüls (Germany, January 2021) - Best Short Film
12. Akbank Short Film Festival (Turkey, March 2021)
13. Vilnius International Film Festival (Lithuania, March 2021)
14. Filmfest Dresden (Germany, July 2021)

Roman Binder, Julia Richter, Marlene Hauser,
Marie-Christine Ablöscher, Peter Pertussini,
Lucia Campos, Lukas Weiss, Felix Kreutzer, Regis Mainka

Direction/scriptwriting: Raphaela Schmid
Production: Claudia Joldes
Cinematography: Simone Hart
Sound recording: Theda Schifferdecker, Jón Geirfinnson, Ken Rischard
Sound design: Luzia Johow, Jón Geirfinnson
Editing: Philipp Mayer
Production design: Andrej Rutar, Lisa Ulrich
Color correction: Manuel Portschy
Title design & VFX: Gerd Zimmermann

* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the festival was postponed or cancel