DEAD FISH FROM BERLIN
GERMANY 9 MIN
Everyday life of dead fish - and vice versa. Dead Fish from Berlin is an ambigram in sight and sound and a tribute to landmark short films, underscored by Erik Satie's classical musical piece Gnossienne № 1.
MARCEL ALEXANDER BACK
Born in Heidelberg, Germany. After his A-levels and alternative military service first film internship in Munich. 2002 - 2007: MFA Film studies (major), Social and Cultural Anthropology studies (minors) at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany. At the same time first camera and film editing workshops, jobs in video stores, movie theatres, worked as a freelance film-critic, for the German branch of 20th Century Fox and for the TV network ZDF (Second German Television). Fall 2007 - present: Training and Studies in Film Directing and Cinematography at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (German Film and Television Academy Berlin). Sep 2013 - Sep 2014: Visiting Research Scholar at the California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita, USA.
- Moonrise Film Festival, Canada 2014
- Making Waves Film Festival, UK 2014
- Catalina Film Festival, USA 2014
- Flatpack Film Festival, UK 2015
"Dead Fish from Berlin" was developed and shot during a filmmaking workshop titled "From the interior" at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin in 2013. The approach was to portrait a certain place, person or event with limited time and technical equipment in the Berlin area, transporting the idea in the final film only through images, sounds and music. A Bolex H-16 RX5 (16mm) Camera with 2x30m rolls of 16mm film, and a Panasonic GH2 camera were given for 2 shooting days with no sound device.
Short Competition 2015