Veronika

„Bebildert von märchenhaft anmutenden Sandmalereien, taucht der Film ein in die verborgene Welt von Veronika. Als Kind wurde ihr ein IQ von Null attestiert, sie ist autistisch, dazu mehrfach körperlich behindert. Niemand konnte sich vorstellen, dass Veronika über einen hellwachen Geist verfügt. Nun, als Erwachsene, hat sie gelernt, sich über ein ausgeklügeltes Zeichensystem verständlich zu machen. Sie studiert und schreibt Geschichten. Das einfühlsame Porträt eines außergewöhnlichen Menschen und der Einblick in eine Welt, die der Umwelt normalerweise verschlossen bleibt.“ (Katalog DOK Leipzig 2011)

english:

“Sand is an obvious metaphor since I am not stable; it takes only a tiny impulse and my sense of being crumbles. Sometimes I feel just like that, as though I’ve fallen into a thousand bits”. A perceptive and compassionate incursion into the hidden world of a teenage girl suffering from autism and multiple disabilities. A piece of imaginative film-making with an ethereal quality provided by the incorporation of sand animation within the documentary footage. A plea for documentary film as the courage to go beyond the surface of lives and things. (OneWorld Romania 2012)

As a child Veronika was certified to have an IQ of zero; she has multiple physical disabilities. Nobody could imagine that she might have an alert mind … The film immerses itself in Veronika’s hidden world, visualised in fairytale-like sand paintings. As a child she was certified to have an IQ of zero; she is autistic and has multiple physical disabilities. Nobody could imagine that Veronika might have an alert mind. The perceptive portrait of an extraordinary human being and a look into a world usually closed to the outside. (DOK Leipzig 2012)

 

4th Look & Roll International Film Festival Basel – Switzerland  – preview

 

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Kamera, Schnitt, Regie, Produktion: Mark Michel

Sand-Kunst: Anne Löper

Text: Veronika Raila

Tonmischung: Olaf Mehl

 

Links:

Sand-Art: Anne Löper

Text: Veronika Raila  Buch: “Vronis Wunder – sprachlos wortreich” von Veronika Raila

 

Auszeichnungen/Awards:

Nominierung Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis 2011 / Nomination German Short Film Award 2011

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Kurzfilmpreis 2012 / Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Short-Film-Award 2012

Goldener Spatz 2012 – Sonderpreis für Innovation – Kinder-Medien-Festival Gera-Erfurt / Golden Sparrow – Special Price for Innovation Children-Media-Festival Gera-Erfurt, Germany

FBW-Prädikat  “besonders wertvoll” / Rating “Highly Recommended” by the German Film Rating Commission

Kunstgriffrolle 2012 – Das Dithmarscher Kurzfilmfest 2012 – 1.Jurypreis – Germany / First Jury Price Kunstgriffrolle Shortfilmfest Dithmarschen 

Dokumentarfilmpreis Diessener KurzFilmFestival 2012 / Documentary Award Diessener ShorfilmFestival 2012

Best Short Documentary – Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People Pyrgos, Greece – Unanimously to the film Veronika by Mark Michel

Bester Dokumentarfilm “Bamberger Reiter” – Bamberger Kurzfilmtage 2013 – Best Documentary “Bamberger Reiter” -  Bamberger Kurzfilmtage 2013

Lobende Erwähnung Dokumentarfilm / Honorable Mention in Documentary at the 43rd Annual Marin County International Short Film Festival, USA

TP2 Talentpool Filmpreis 2014

 

 

 

Festivals:

DOK Leipzig International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2011 – Germany

Kasseler Dokumentarfilm und Videofest 2011 – Germany

One World Romania 2012 Human Rights Film Festival – Romania

Goldener Spatz 2012 Youth and Media Film Festival- Nomination – Germany

20th Aspen Shortsfest 2012 – International Competition – USA

Filmfest Dresden 2012 International Short Film Festival – Germany

kurzsuechtig 2012 – Das Leipziger Kurzfilmfestival – Germany

Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2012 – Germany

14th Human Rights International Film Festival Buenos Aires – Argentina

International Short Film Festival Detmold 2012 – Germany

10th In the Palace International Short Film Festival 2012 – Bulgaria

Giffoni Film Festival GFF 2012 – Amnesty in Shorts Special Programme – Italy

4th Look & Roll International Film Festival Basel – Switzerland

Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt 2012 – Germany

Shorts at Moonlight 2012 Open Air Short Film Festival- Germany

Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival 2012 Waterville – Ireland

The International Human Rights Film Festival 2012 – Albania

The Other Film Festival 2012 Melbourne – Australia 

Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival Austin, Texas – USA

Diessener Short Film Festival 2012 Diessen – Germany

Kunstgriffrolle 2012 – Das Dithmarscher Kurzfilmfest 2012 – Germany

Paris Courts Devant International Short Film Festival 2012 – France

DOCartoon 2nd International Animated Documentary Film Festival 2012 – Italy

Ozu Film Festival 2012 – Italy

The Junior Galway Film Fleadh 2012 Galway – Ireland

European Film Festival for Documentaries dokumentART 2012 Neubrandenburg – Germany

Filmfestival Cottbus 2012 – Festival of East European Cinema – Germany

Flensburger Kurzfilmtage 2012 – Germany

Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Athens – Greece

Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2013 – Festival for Expanded Media – Germanv

Bamberger Kurffilmtage 2012 – Festival des deutschsprachigen Kurzfilms – Germany

Byron Bay International Film Festival 2013 – Byron Bay – Australia

Seen&Heard Film Festival 2013 – Celebrating Woman in Film – Sydney – Australia

Memminger Kurzfilmnacht 2013 – Germany

Nashville Film Festival 2013 – USA

Sprout Film Festival New York 2013 – USA

Entr’2 Marches International Short FIlm Festival 2013 – Cannes, France

Landau International Short FIlm Festival 2013 – Germany

European Film Festival Integration You and Me Koszalin 2013, Poland

Kurzfilmfestival “Rendez-Vous” Füssen, 21. -22. October  2013, Germany

EOP – International Film Festival  – 29th November to 3rd December 2013, Namur, Belgium

Roshd International Film Festival  – October 2013, Theran, Iran

Klappe Auf! – Kurzfilmfestival  – 25th to 27th October 2013, Hamburg, Germany

Uppsala International Shortfilmfestival  – 21th to 27th October 2013, Uppsala, Sweden

Abloom Filmfestival  – 21st to 23rd November 2013, Oslo, Norway

Ability Filmfest 2013 – International Disability Film Festival, Chennai, India

Neural Imaging: The Brain seen through Film – Columbia University New York

CineGlobe International Film Festival at CERN 2014 – Geneva, Switzerland