Leben! (Touching Life)

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Short film from Germany, 18 minutes
German with English subtitles

Screens Thursday, February 26, 2015
Screening Block 1: 12pm-3:15pm

Directed by Carolin Färber
Produced by Oliver Boy

Ben suffers from anxieties and an obsessive-compulsive disorder which he can’t stand any longer. Medication and therapy have had no positive effects so far, and his girlfriend left him because she couldn’t cope with the situation. Ben’s most burning desire is to be normal again, but even having a job again would be a big step into the right direction. When he’s invited for a job interview, he decides to risk it all and to face his fears for one — long — day.

About the Director

Carolin Färber was born in Wertingen, Germany in 1981. She studied directing for theater at the renowned drama school Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna from which she graduated with distinction. She became the first ever accepted guest student in Michael Haneke’s directing master class at the Film Academy Vienna and was trained as a Creative Producer for Film/TV at the ISFF in Berlin. Leben! is her first short film.


2013 Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival (Greece) – Cinematic Achievement Award
2014 Festival Internacional del Cortometraje (Argentina) – Great ESMI Award
2014 Festival Internacional del Cortometraje (Argentina) – Special Mention for the Best Actor (Mirco Kreibich)
2014 Festival Internacional del Cortometraje (Argentina) – Special Mention for the Approach to Disorders that affect Human Beings


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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