The Washing Machine

A film by Dominik Hartl
Country: Austria
Year: 2020
Length: 24' 30"

„No guarantee. No delivery.” Simon and Lea, a young couple, need to get rid of their broken washing machine. Instead of bringing it to the dump, they decide to sell it online. Hassan replies and actually picks it up. Mission accomplished? Not quite. When Hassan’s apartment is flooded, the story really takes off. An entertaining observational study about prejudice, false pride, and a hodgepodge of guilty conscience.

1. Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film
(Austria, March 2020)*
2. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival (Germany, March 2020)*
3. Vienna Shorts (Austria, May 2020)
4. Shortynale Film Festival (Austria, August 2020) - Audience Award & Award for Best Austrian Short Film
5. Kitzbühel Film Festival (Austria, August 2020)
6. Festival of Nations (Austria, September 2020)
7. Edmonton International Film Festival (Canada, October 2020)
8. Hofer Filmtage (Germany, October 2020)
9. International Usak Winged Seahorse Short Film Festival (Turkey, December 2020)
10. Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (USA, April 2021)
11. Landshuter Kurzfilmtage (Germany, April 2021)
12. River Run Film Festival (USA, May 2021) - Best Narrative Student Short
13. Friss Hús Budapest Short Film Festival (Hungary, June 2021)
14. Huesca International Film Festival (Spain, June 2021)
15. Desertscape International Film Festival (USA, June 2021)
16. KinoFest - German language Film Festival (Greece, June 2021)
17. KO:SH Film Fest (Albania, July 2021)
18. Fünf Seen Filmfestival (Germany, August 2021)
19. Associazione Italiana Amici del Cinema d’Essai (Italy, August 2021)
20. Minikino Filmweek (Bali, September 2021)
21. DC Shorts (USA, September 2021)
22. International Human Rights Film Festival Albania (Albania, September 2021)
23. Filmfest Münster (Germany, September 2021)
24. NEXXT Fest New Directors (Portugal, September 2021) - NEXXT - Award for Best Academic Movie
25. Portobello Film Festival (UK, September 2021)
26. Kurzfilmzuckerl (Austria, October 2021)
27. Flensburger Kurzfilmtage (Germany, November 2021)
28. International Short Film Festival Dhaka (Bangladesh, March 2022)
29. Pendance Film Festival (Canada, March 2022)
30. Lviv International Short Film festival Wiz-Art (Ukraine, ?? 2022)

Thomas Schubert, Brigitta Kanyaro, Aziz Çapkurt, Adem Karaduman, Aladdin Jameel

Direction/scriptwriting: Dominik Hartl
Production: Chris Dohr
Cinematography: Anna Hawliczek
Sound recording: Ken Rischard
Sound design: Tobias Schreiber
Editing: Rupert Höller
Casting: Madeleine Massmann
Set design: Lisa Ulrich
Color correction: Lee Niederkofler
Costume design: Monika Buttinger
Make up: Tom Mayr

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