Still Zufall & Notwendigkeit
Still Zufall & Notwendigkeit
Still Zufall & Notwendigkeit


Life Between the Exit Signs

a film by Nicolas Pindeus
Country: Austria
Year: 2019
Length: 18'

A young man is standing in a hospital room inhabited by his mentally ill mother. She is asleep and instead of waking her, he leaves the room. In search for distraction he drifts through day and night. He embarks on a series of events that bring light into his fears, identity conflicts and his desire for a sense of belonging in this world. 

1. Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (Austria, March 2019) - Diagonale Youth Jury Award - "Bester Nachwusfilm"
2. VIS Vienna Shorts (Austria, May/June 2019)
3. Sarajevo Film Festival
(Bosnia and Hercegovina, August 2019)
4. YOUKI International Youth Media Festival (Austria, November 2019)
5. Silk Road Film Festival (Ireland, January 2020)
6. International Film Festival of Rennes, 7èmeLune (France, March 2020)*
7. Motovun Film Festival (Kroatien, August 2020)
8. 20th International Film Schools Festival (Uruguay, August 2020)
9. Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hong Kong, September 2020)
10. KO:SH Film Fest (Albania, September 2020)
11. International Usak Winged Seahorse Short Film Festival (Turkey, December 2020)

Franz: Laurin Saied 
Cosi: Maya Unger 
Mutter: Marisa Growaldt
Isabel Silva 
Michaela Schausberger 

Direction: Nicolas Pindeus
Scriptwriting: Nicolas Pindeus
Production: Clara König                       
Cinematography: Lukas Allmaier
Sound recording: Nora Czamler, Jón Geirfinnson, Benedict Palier
Sound design: Philipp Mayer
Editing: Philipp Mayer
Production design: Imelda Fuchs
Make up: Thomas Mayer
Costume Design: Anna Fastnacht
Color correction: Dimitri Aschwanden

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