Director: Sarah Winkenstette

Englisht title:   Kidnapped
Original title:   Gekidnapped

2011/ Germany/ HD/ 20’/ Fiction/ Colour

Script:  Sarah Winkenstette;   Photography:   Sin Huh;  Editing:  Juliane Engelmann; Animation:  Markus P. Hammer;   Music:   Matthias Hornschuh;  Sound:   Robert Keilbar;  Leading actors:   Marie Jeanne Gierden, Tom Hoßbach;  Producer:   Academy of Media Arts

11-year-old Ida has abducted her classmate Hannes because she wants him to kiss her. Unconventional and unaccepted, she’s searching for love and affection and a kiss, of course, would be a good place to start.

Sarah Winkenstette, born 1980 in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. 2000-2001 trainee for print media at Medienfabrik, Guetersloh, Germany. 2003-2004 completed journalist study program at RTL Journalistenschule, Cologne, Germany. Freelance writer and director for various childrens’ TV programs broadcasted on national TV stations such as WDR, ZDF and Disney Channel since 2005. 2007-2011 advanced studies in film at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. “Gekidnapped” (Kidnapped) | Short film | 20 min | 2011 „Sturmfrei“ (Free rein) | Short film | 10 min | 2010 “Eine Schule für alle “ Das Orchester” | Socialspot | 1 min | 2010 “Entschleunigt” | Short film | 6 min | 2009 “Bienenstich”.

»Gryphon Award« for best Short Film “ International Film Festival Giffoni, Italy »Audience Award« & Special Mention “Filmsalat, Verden, Germany »Best Actress Award« for Marie-Jeanne Gierden “Cellu l'art, Jena, Germany »Audience Award« “ European Film Festival of Lille, France »Audience Award Children's Film« “ Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Germany Nomination »Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2012« – Hamburg, Germany Nomination »Goldener Spatz« “Erfurt, Germany Participation further International Festivals LUCAS “ International Childen's Film Festival, Frankfurt, Germany Max-Ophüls-Preis, Saarbrücken, Germany BUFF Festival, Malmö, Sweden Filmfest Dresden, Germany Sehsüchte “ International Student Film Festival, Potsdam, Germany BUSTER” Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Denmark Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski, Canada Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada Aye Aye Film Festival, Nancy, Frankreich Kyiv International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine Bunter Hund - Internationales Kurzfilmfest München Filmzeit Kaufbeuren Reel Shorts Film Festival, Canada Filmfest Eberswalde Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA.


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