Eisen

A foggy landscape with new buildings in Eisenhüttenstadt at the German-Polish border: „Eisen“, Iron, that’s how they call the town here. Portraits of asylum seekers from all over the world are set among impressions of a dreary life in a strictly composed sequence of images. A snapshot of a life on hold, somewhere in between hope and uncertainty.

Germany 2015, 18:19min, HD
English & German subtitles available

Writer, Editor, Director: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Cinematography: Stefan Neuberger
Composer: John Gürtler
Sound & Mixer: Jonathan Schorr
Producer: Felix Eisele

Awards & Nominations:
Golden Dove – DOK Leipzig 2015
Miglior Film – Other Movie Lugano 2016
A38 Stipendium – Kasseler Dokfest 2016
Best Documentary- FILMZ Mainz 2016
Best Short Film – Humans FF Valencia 2016

Festivals & Screenings:

DOK Leipzig 2015
IKFF Landshut 2016
Int’l Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg 2016
Achtung Berlin 2016
Open Ohr Festival 2016, Mainz
EMAF Osnabrück 2016
Cellu l’art Jena 2016
Neiße Filmfestival 2016
Changing Perspectives 2016, Istanbul
OstAnders FF 2016, Nuremberg
Other Movie Filmfestival 2016, Lugano
Cinema Jove 2016, Valencia

Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2016
Clermont-Ferrand ISFF 2016
8. Solanin Film Festival 2016
Guimarães Cinema Som 2016
FILMZ Festival des Deutschen Films 2016, Mainz
5th Dublin Doc Fest, 2016
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival 2016
33. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest
Exground Filmfest 2016, Wiesbaden
40. Filmfest Weiterstadt 2017
Humans Fest VI 2017, Valencia
Lichter Filmfest 2017, Frankfurt

Mann im Fahrstuhl

Experimental short film, loosely based on a theater monologue by Heiner Müller.

Germany 2007, 16min, 16mm

Directed by: Benjamin Kahlmeyer & Moritz Stumm
DoP: Stefan Neuberger
Producer: David Skrotzki
Composer: John Gürtler

Actors:
Jonas Fürstenau, Reinhold Ohngemach, G.A.W., Anselm Roser

Spy vs. Spy

Die Geschichte spielt in einer namenlosen Stadt in den frühen 70er Jahren. Die Atmosphäre ist verpestet, überall treiben marodierende Agenten und deren Seilschaften ihr Unwesen. In das allgemeine Klima politischer Korruption und nebulöser wirtschaftlicher Verstrickung platzt unversehens das Gerücht von der Wiederentdeckung einer lang vernichtet geglaubten Fotographie. Diese Fotographie birgt zweifelsohne genug Sprengkraft, die dunklen Machenschaften des Establishments aufzudecken und das fragile Gleichgewicht des status quo empfindlich zu stören. Um zu verhindern, dass der Abzug in die falschen Hände gerät, senden die Mächtigen ihre Privatarmeen: Die Agenten.

Germany 2006, 15min, 16mm

Director: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Screenplay: Dominik Kauss
DoP: Clemens Baumeister
Producer: Janine Baumeister
Score Samples: Don Ellis

Actors: Jonas Fürstenau, Lola Göller, G.A.W, Reinhold Ohngemach, Anselm Roser

Hotball of Fire

A Ball is brought to life à ‚la linea‘. As the master uses his powers to push his questionable moral standards, things turn out worse for the young fella.

Germany 2005, 1min, HDV

Written and directed by: Sascha Geddert, Peter Hecker & Benjamin Kahlmeyer

Peter's Theme

Short portrait of a worker at the now historical main station in Stuttgart.

Shot in 2005 with one reel of 16mm film only

Director: Benjamin Kahlmeyer
DoP: Max v. Matthiessen
Editor: Benjamin Entrup

60:00

Back in the days, when we were film students. Just one reel of b/w 16mm stock and a loose idea of a plot.

2006, 2:54min, 16mm