A “beautifully directed short-film, and well-executed storyline.”
Director Patrick Vollrath‘s emotionally charged short film EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (Alles wird gut) (2015) has made the Oscar® 2016 list for “live-action” short of The Year*. Nominations will be announced on January 14th. After premiering and winning the Rail D’Or in Cannes Critics’ week, earlier this year, the heartbreaking film has won numerous prestigious film awards and has been shown in over 60 film festivals around the world.
Austrian actors Simon Schwarz as “Michael Baumgartner,” and Julia Pointer as “Lea,” brings intense and evocative performances to an already beautifully directed and well-executed storyline.
A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while, Lea can’t help feeling that something isn’t right. So begins a fateful journey.
Directed and produced by: Patrick Vollrath
Winner: Student Academy Awards (2015) La Semaine de la Critique, Film Festival Cannes (2015) – Official Selection – Winner Rail D’Or; Max Ophüls Preis (2015) – Winner Best Mid-Length Film; Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis – Winner Best Director; 43rd Huesca International Film Festival – Winner Alberto Sánchez Special Award; 9th Wendland Shorts Kurzfilmfestival – Winner Best Shortfilm.
Festival: New Directors/New Films, Portugal – Winner Best Short Film Fiction.
Best Short Film – Manchester International Film Festival and Yerevan International Film Festival Armenia.
Best Actress – Manchester International Film Festival
Special Mention – Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2015
*Here are the Live Action Short films in contention, listed in alphabetical order by title, along with their production company:
- “Ave Maria,” Basil Khalil, director, and Eric Dupont, producer (Incognito Films)
- “Bad Hunter,” Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Dries Phlypo, producer (A Private View)
- “Bis Gleich (Till Then),” Philippe Brenninkmeyer, producer, and Tara Lynn Orr, writer (avenueROAD Films)
- “Contrapelo (Against the Grain),” Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, director, and Pin-Chun Liu, producer (Ochenta y Cinco Films)
- “Day One,” Henry Hughes, director (American Film Institute)
- “Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut),” Patrick Vollrath, director (Filmakademie Wien)
- “The Free Man (Zi You Ren),” Quah Boon-Lip, director (Taipei National University of the Arts)
- “Shok,” Jamie Donoughue, director (Eagle Eye Films)
- “Stutterer,” Benjamin Cleary, director (Bare Golly Films)
- “Winter Light,” Julian Higgins, director, and Josh Pence, producer (Innerlight Films and Prelude Pictures)
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