fiction

Invisible Border

A film by Mark Gerstorfer
Country: Austria
Year: 2022
Length: 27'

EPK
Stills/Poster/Portrait director

Synopsis
A deportation in Vienna in the middle of the night. Police officer Nancy and her colleague Albert have the task of evicting a family. Together with a police unit, they ambush an Albanian family without a valid residence permit. The situation escalates and the events of the night leave everyone involved traumatized.

Festivals
1. Go Short - International Short Film Fesitval Nijmegen (Netherlands, April 2022)
2. Huesca International Film Festival (Spain, June 2022) - ‘Francisco García De Paso’ Human Values Mention
3. BARCIFF - Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival (Spain, July 2022) - Best Director
4. Alpinale (Austria, August 2022)
5. Shortynale (Austria, August 2022)
6. Filmfestival Kitzbühel (Austria, August 2022) - Österreichischer Nachwuchspreis
7. Bengaluru International Short FIlm Festival (India, August 2022)
8. DC Shorts (USA, September 2022)
9. Montreal International Black Film Festival (Canada, September 2022)
10. Tirana International Film Festival (Albania, September 2022) - Best Reflecting Albanian Award
11. Tehran International Short Film Festival (Iran, September 2022)
12. Cannes Indie Short Award (France, October 2022) - WINNER BEST MALE STUDENT DIRECTOR
13. Cinema Next Tour (Austria, October 2022) - Jury Favorit
14. Aesthetica Short Film Festival (England, November 2022) - Best Drama
15. Leeds International Film Festival (England, November 2022)
16. SCANORAMA - Section GLIMSES OF EUROPE (Lithuania, November 2022) - Best Shortfilm
17. Usak Film Festival (Turkey, December 2022) - Best Leading Act
18. Oaxaca FilmFest (Mexico, December 2022)
19. Beirut Shorts (Lebanon, December 2022)
20. Halifax Black Film Festival (Canada, February 2023)
21. ONE Country ONE Film International Festival (France, March 2023) - Honorable Mention
22. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival (Germany, March 2023) - DaHome Award
23. IFF ZOOM-ZBLIZENIA 2023 (Poland, March 2023)
24. Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival (Italy, March 2023) - First Price International Competition
25. Julian Dubuque Festival (USA, April 2023)
26. South Italy International Film Festival (Italy, June 2023) - Honorable Mention
27. Shots Film Festival (Slovenia, August 2023) - Best Student Film + Best Cinematography
28. Dokufest (Kosovo, August 2023)
29. Fünf Seen Kurzfilmfestival (Germany, August 2023)
30. Festival of Nations (Austria, September 2023) - Best Editing
31. Portobello Film Festival (United Kingdom, September 2023)
32. International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania (Albania, September 2023)
33. Prifest (Kosovo, September 2023)
34. Monterrey International Film Festival (Mexico, September 2023)
35. Bolton International Film Festival (United Kingdom, October 2023)
36. European Film Forum Scanorama, MIOB Short Film Audience Award (Italy, October 2023)
37. Festival of Tolerance JFF Zagreb (Croatia, October 2023)
38. Juvinale (Austria, October 2023) - Honorable Mention
39. Tangier Film Festival (France, November 2023)
40. OUAGA CÔTÉ COURT - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE COURT MÉTRAGE DE OUAGADOUGOU (Burkina Faso, November 2023)
41. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Germany, November 2023)

Nominated for Deutschen Menschenrechts-Filmpreis 2022
Gold-Winner of the Student Academy Award 2023.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 96. ACADEMY AWARDS

Cast
Temiloluwa Obiyemi, Tommy Leonardelli, Vjosa Breiteneder-Lubeniqi, Alexander Sladek Nathalie Sollak, Labinot Morina, Roswitha Soukup, Elfriede Schatz

Crew
Writer + Director: Mark Gerstorfer
Cinematographer: Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel
Producer: Lukas Rosatti, Mark Gerstorfer, Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel
Executive Producer/ First AD: Maximilian Demets
Sound recording: Lara Zill, Lisa Puchner
Make up: Jenny Bladek
Production design: Leonie Kohut, Martina Pöll, Silvia Aguilar Riveroll, Anna Wäger, Linn Ziegelmeyer
Costume design: Veronika Harb
Sound design: Matthias Hafner, Lisa Hollaus
Editor: Alexander Rauscher
Color correction: Lee Niederkofler
Title design: Alexander Rauscher