Steppingstone / Best Live Action Short Film

Jury Preis 1.000 Euro

Sponsored by:
Bulthaup Darlapp Küchenhaus

In the category Steppingstone a prize for the best short film will be awarded. It is a jury award. The Steppingstone is announced internationally. In the competition for the best short fiction are 19 short films from 5 countries.


Joy von Abini Gold / Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Begründung der Jury:

Fesselnd zeigt Joy die destruktive Beziehung zwischen einem jungen, sich nach Normalität sehnenden Mädchen und ihrer egozentrischen, verantwortungslosen Mutter. Bis zum Schluss hofft man, dass sich die Geschichte in eine positive Richtung wendet, bis sie dann in einer tödlichen Tragödie endete. Die Hauptdarstellerin ist eine Entdeckung.

Nominierung: Wartezeit und How Tommy Lemmenchick became a 7 Grade Legend
Lobende Erwähnung: Alphamädchen

Christoph Meiser

Christoph Meiser studied Media Management in Saarbrücken and Marseille and Film Production at the BAF in Munich. He started out with the Cologne based distributor Legend Films, where he worked in Acquisitions and Distribution on films by Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, Larry Clark and Gaspar Noe. He then joined Bavaria Film Group’s distribution company Bavaria Media and held various positions until he headed the Theatrical and Home Entertainment department and released films like “We need to talk about Kevin” and “Tyrannosaur” theatrically in Germany. In this position as a distributor, he participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus 2012. After leaving Bavaria Media, he set up the distribution company Meteor Film in Cologne to acquire and distribute films on the German market. As a freelancer, he started developing some of his own production projects before he joined Munich based production company maze pictures in 2016, where he is currently working as a producer. At the moment, he is involved in the preparation of the action comedy “Guns Akimbo” starring Daniel Radcliffe, which is shooting soon.

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Ewa Szurogajlo

Ewa Szurogajlo is funding consultant for films and games at Creative Europe Desk Munich. After graduating in International Relations at the University of Economics in Poznan (Poland) and the Aalborg University (Denmark) she worked as Project Manager in various industries (CCR Logistics Systems, Wirecard Technologies). In 2011 she co-founded the Polish film days in Munich and managed the event for three years. In 2012 she received a scholarship by the screenwriting programme Drehbuchwerkstatt München. At the same time she started working as funding consultant at Creative Europe Desk Munich, an information office of the European film funding programme Creative Europe MEDIA.

Magdalena Steffenhagen

After finishing her Masters in Cinema Studies at New York University Magdalena Steffenhagen worked as a script developer, 1st AD and unit manager in America, England, Sweden and Germany. 2014 she joined the team of Bavaria Fiction as a producer. Currently she is working on the project DAS BOOT for Sky Germany.