© Chmielewska & Prett



A film by Magdalena Chmielewska
Country: Austria
Year: 2022
Length: 21'

Stills/ poster/ portrait director

In her desperate search for sleep seventeen-year-old Eva does everything to stay the night at other peoples houses where she watches others sleep. When Eva is awake at night, she takes us to the darker side of normal life while forcing her family and friends to develop a different perspective on what they consider "normal"

1. Filmfestival Max Ophüls (Germany, January 2022) - Max Ophüls Award: Best Short Film
2. Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (Austria, April 2022)
3. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival (Germany, April 2022)
4. Vienna Shorts (Austria, May 2022)
5. Palm Springs Shortsfest (USA, June 2022)
6. Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival (Hungary, June 2022)
7. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, July 2022)
8. Pula Film Festival (Croatia, July 2022)
9. KO:SH International Short Film Festival (Albania, July 2022)
10. Palic European Film Festival (Serbia, July 2022)
11. Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA, August 2022)
12. Festivals of Nations (Austria, September 2022)
13. Off-Courts Trouville (France, September 2022)
14. Seoul Yeongdeugpo International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (Korea, October 2022)
15. Filmschoolfest Munich (Germany, November 2022)
16. Beijing International Short Film Festival (China, November 2022)
17. Kortfilmfestival Leuven (Beligum, December 2022)
18. Kino Otok (Slovenia, June 2023)
19. Blue Danube Film Festival (Austria/Hungary/Slovakia, September 2023)
20. Portobello Film Festival (United Kingdom, September 2023)

Magdalena Żak, Laurin Saied, Markus Zett, Christel Wieser, Katharina Meves, Safira Robens 

Director: Magdalena Chmielewska
Screenplay: Magdalena Chmielewska & Andreas Schiessler
Producer: Saskia Arth
Cinematographer: Manuel Prett
Sound recording: Sophie Wasserburger, Luzia Johow
Sound design: Lisa-Maria Hollaus
Editor: Luzia Johow
Music: Youth Novels
Production design: Tamara Kanfer, Rosay Dreyer
Costume design: Avelina Götz
Styling: Franziska Fröhlich
Artistic Mentor: Jessica Hausner
Color correction: Bernhard Schlick