Gisberta 2009

Four boys grimace back at him as he receives a hard blow to the rib, and his eyes start burning from the shampoo poured over his face. Elischa is one of the more fragile, introverted kind of boys in the boysasylum and has to resist violations by the others again and again. When beautiful Gisberta starts working at the asylum and gets along very well with Elischa, jealousy and resentment take over and the situation threatens to escalate.


Cast Moritz Michels, Ferdinand Lehmann, Jakob Grin, Niklas Weber, Fabio Seyding 

Scriptwriter Matthias vom Schemm

Cinematographer Max Hüttermann

Editor Heike Gnida

Producer Roshanak Khodabakhsh 

ifs internationale filmschule köln

24 minutes 


awards and nominations

Seal Of Approval: Highly Recommended by German Film and Media Evaluation Board, Best Short Film Of The Month January 2011 (Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden), FEC Cambrils-Reus XIII European Short Film Festival (contest participation), Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, Skena Up Festival in Pristina, Kosovo (contest participation) | 25e Festival Européen Du Film Court De Brest (contest participation) | Molodist Kyiv International Film festival 2010 | The 9th International Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy 2010 Publikumspreis | Hong Kong Independent Film Festival 2010 | 26. interfilm festival berlin Best German Film | exground filmfest Wiesbaden Spezial - audience award | Vilnius Film Shorts (contest participation) | Belgisch Niederländisch Deutsche Filmtage Hückelhoven | Nomination First Steps Award | Cambridge Film Festival (contest participation) | Odense International Film Festival (contest participation) | Shorts at Moonlight (contest participation) | Palm Springs International ShortFest and Film Market | Wendland Shorts 2010 (contest participation) | Short Film Corner - Festival de Cannes 2010 | »new talents« - junge biennale köln 2010 | 13th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival Best Script Award | Sehsüchte 2010 (Nomination Preis gegen Ausgrenzung) | Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2010 (contest participation) | Berlinale-Empfang der deutschen Filmhochschulen 2010 | Max Ophüls Preis 2010, medium-lenght film competition | Nomination »Westfälischen Kurzfilmpreis« Kinofest Lünen 2009