Gartenfiend (Garden Fiend)

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Short film from Germany, 15 minutes
German with English subtitles

Screens Friday, February 27, 2015
Screening Block 1: 12pm-3:15pm

Directed by Julia Walter
Produced by Tobias M. Huber, Helena Hufnagel, Severin Höhne, Nina Kammermeier and Jette Volland

Garden plot tyrant Gerti (Monika Baumgartner) can’t believe her eyes; her young teenage granddaughter Merci (Nadja Sabersky) is falling for the much older Berlin-bred Simon (Joshua Grothe), the hipster-hottie who recently started chilling in the neighbouring garden – often topless! This has to stop and Gerti decides that drastic measures must be taken to get rid of him.

About the Director

Julia Walter studied literature and philosophy while working as an assistant director and interning at a number of film production companies. It was not long until she began studying to be a Director at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Since, Julia’s short films have been invited to multiple film festivals all over the world and received several awards. Julia’s short film Job Interview won Best Student Film at the 2014 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival.


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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