Point of No Return (Schluss punkt)

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Short film from Germany, 15 minutes
German with English subtitles

Screens Friday, February 27, 2015
Screening Block 2: 4pm-7:15pm

Directed by Stephanie Olthoff
Produced by Daniela Hoefele

Late one night in Munich, Germany. Sara Felber, 27, enters a police station. She wants to press charges. But while the policeman is reporting her testimony, the tide is turning… Point of No Return is a deceptively simple drama about domestic violence anchored by a remarkable performance from its leading actress, Stefanie von Poser.

About the Director

Stephanie Olthoff was born in The Netherlands in 1989 and grew up in Munich. After high school graduation, she followed a year of preparation for a study in film at Open Studio in Amsterdam. In 2008 she started her studies in Film Direction at the Macromedia University for Media and Communication in Munich. She graduated in 2012 with the film Point of No Return.


2014 Festival of Nations, Lenzing (Austria) – Lenzing Award Silver
2013 STEPS International Film Festival, Kharkiv (Ukraine) – Best short film
2013 Shorts at Moonlight, Frankfurt (Germany) – Jury Prize
2013 Filmfestival ContraVision, Berlin – Finalist
2013 TAU Tel Aviv Int. Student Film Festival – Official Selection
2013 Fresh Wave Hong Kong Int. Short Film Festival – Official Selection


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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