© Patrick Wally



A film by Leni Gruber & Alex Reinberg
Country: Austria
Year: 2022
Length: 27'

Stills/Poster/Portrait Director

Breakthroughs don’t come easy. Especially for up-and-coming actress Anna. Rejected from her most recent audition, Anna returns home to find that her dad has already made other plans for her life. Her last chance: playing the victim in training exercises for the local fire department. Whether she is rescued from car wrecks or placed under toppled trees, Anna gives it everything she’s got, because a job at the local bank seems utterly unthinkable.

1. Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (Austria, April 2022)
2. Crossing Europe Film Festival (Austria, April 2022)- Local Artist Award
3. Vienna Shorts (Austria, May 2022) - Special Mention & Audience Award
4. Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegowina, August 2022)
5. Filmfestival Kitzbuehel (Austria, August 2022) - Best Short Film
6. Shortynale (Austria, August 2022) - Best Austrian Film, Best actress & Audience Award
7. Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA, August 2022)
8. Festival of Nations (Austria, September 2022) - Bester Oberösterreichischer Kurzfilm
9. Calgary IFF (Kanada, September 2022) - Student Short Film Award
10. Linz International Short Film Festival (Österreich, Oktober 2022)
11. Kurz.Film.Zuckerl (Österreich, Oktober 2022) - Jurypreis
12. International Children's and Youth Film Festival (Finnland, November 2022)
13. Poitiers Film Festival’s 45th (Frankreich, November 2022)
14. Aesthetica Short Film Festival (England, November 2022)
15. PÖFF Shorts (Estonia, November 2022)
16. Festival Cortos en Grande (Chile, November 2022)
17. Duhok International Film Festival (Kurdistan, December 2022)
18. Usak Film Festival (Turkey, December 2022)
19. Max Ophüls Preis (Germany, Janurary 2023)
20. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival (Germany, March 2023) - Großer BMW Kurzfilm Preis
21. Busan International Short Film Festival (South Korea, April 2023)
22. 52nd Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival (Germany, April 2023)
23. Julian Dubuque Festival (USA, April 2023)
24. Cinema Talks (Austria, May 2023)

Marlene Hauser, Günther Lainer, Franz Solar, Michaela Schausberger, Ingrid Schiller

Director: Leni Gruber, Alex Reinberg
Screenplay: Alex Reinberg, Leni Gruber
Producer: Provinzfilm GmbH
Camera: Patrick Wally
Sound Recording: Markus Ortner, Lukas Benedicic, Alex Siegl, Cristi Iorga
Sound Design: Maria Lisa Pichler, Alex Siegl
Editing: Daniel Rutz
Production Design: Flora Besenbäck
Color Correction: Daniel Hollerweger