The Birthmark

a film by Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen & Bernhard Hetzenauer
Country: Mexico/Denmark/Norway/Austria/Germany
Year: 2019
Length: 11'

Stills/ Portrait Regie

Mexico City. August 31st was Victoria Sala’s birthday. Her mother Consuelo was waiting for her daughter to return home to celebrate. At that time she could not imagine how that very day would change her life forever.

1. 17th Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia (Mexico, October 2019)
2. 41st Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
(Germany, January 2020)
3. HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival (Norway, February 2020)
4. Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (Germany, March 2020)
5. Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film
(Austria, March 2020)*
6. Crossing Europe (Austria, autumn 2020)
7. Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Netherlands, April 2020)
8. Vienna Shorts (Austria, May 2020)
9. Kortfilmfestivalen Grimstad (The Norwegian Short Film Festival) (Norway, June 2020)
10. dotdotdot Open Air Short Film Festival
(Austria, August 2020)
11. Shorts Mexico International Mexican Short Film Festival (Mexico, September 2020)
11. Dresden Film Festival (Germany, September 2020)
12. FIDBA, International Documentary Film Festival Buenos Aires (Argentina, 2020)
13. Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (South Korea, September 2020)

Direction: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen, Bernhard Hetzenauer
Scriptwriting: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen, Bernhard Hetzenauer
Production: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen und Bernhard Hetzenauer (in Kooperation mit CPH:LAB)
Cinematography: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen, Bernhard Hetzenauer
Sound recording: Iván Ramos
Sound design: Daniela López Guerrero
Sound mix: Francisco Hernández
Audio post production: 24 / 48 Post, Coyoacán, Mexico
Composition: (Music and additional sounds) Marco Antonio Luján
Editing: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen, Bernhard Hetzenauer
Color correction: (Image post-production) Antonio Ruiz, Pierrot Films, Coyoacán, Mexico

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