Private Project

LAMPEDUSA

A woman, a man. The island of Lampedusa, where their escape
routes intersect. Zakaria, in his late twenties, from Somalia, who has risked his life coming to the island on a small boat when fleeing civil war in his country. Giulia, in her mid-fifties, a tourist from Northern Italy, on the run from deep personal crises. Both have returned to the island. Giulia, recovered but facing a life-threatening illness, and Zakaria, as a journalist now living in Rome.

  • Peter Schreiner
    Director
  • Peter Schreiner
    Writer
  • Peter Schreiner
    Producer
  • Peter Schreiner
    Cinematography
  • Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
    Sound recording, -mixing, Sounddesign
  • Peter Schreiner
    Editing
  • Maria Schreiner
    Crew
  • Isabella Schreiner
    Crew
  • Awad Elkish
    Crew
  • Giuliana Pachner
    Key Cast
  • Zakaria Mohamed Ali
    Key Cast
  • Pasquale De Rubeis
    Key Cast
  • Anna Matina
    Key Cast
  • Awad Elkish
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 10 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Film Language:
    Arabic, German, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    HD XDCAMEX
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • DIAGONALE - Festival of Austrian Film, Austria
    Graz
    Austria
    March 18, 2015
    World Premiere
  • IFFR - International Filmfestival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    February 3, 2016
    International Premiere
  • IFFI - International Filmfestival Innsbruck, Austria
    Innsbruck
    Austria
    May 26, 2016
    IFFI-Award for Best Documentary, Prize of the Town of Innsbruck
  • Cinema Isola - International Filmfestival, Slovenia
    Izola
    Slovenia
    June 3, 2016
  • Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival, Czech Republic
    Karlovy Vary
    Czech Republic
    July 1, 2016
  • Human District International Filmfestival, Serbia
    Beograd
    Serbia
    June 21, 2016
    Human Time Award for Best Featurefilm
  • Mirabile Dictu - International Catholic Filmfestival, Italy
    Rome, Vatican City
    Italy
    June 23, 2016
    Mirabile Dictu - Award, "The Silver Fish" for Best Director
  • A Film for Peace - International Filmfestival, Italy
    Udine
    Italy
    September 20, 2016
  • Indie International Film Festival Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Belo Horizonte
    Brazil
    September 1, 2016
  • Cinemigrante International Filmfestival, Argentina
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    October 11, 2016
    as part of FOCUS PETER SCHREINER
  • Sose International Filmfestival, Armenia
    Yerevan
    Armenia
    October 15, 2016
  • Festival Int. du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada
    Montreal
    Canada
    October 5, 2016
  • International Filmfestival Carthago, Tunisia
    Tunis
    Tunisia
    November 1, 2016
    as part of CINEMA OF THE WORLD
  • Scandinavian International Filmfestival, Finland
    Helsinki
    Finland
  • European Filmfestival - Mainstream & Underground, Russian Federation
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
  • Wolves Independent International Film Awards, Lithuania
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
    Finalist
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor, Mexico
    Guadalajara
    Mexico
  • El Ojo Cojo International Film Fest, Spain
    Madrid
    Spain
    November 20, 2016
    Guino Award for Best Feature Fiction Film
  • Eindhoven Film Festival, The Netherlands
    Eindhoven
    Netherlands
    December 10, 2016
  • This Human World International Film Festival, Austria
    Vienna
    Austria
    December 3, 2016
  • Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus 2017, Austria
    Vienna
    Austria
  • 7th Philosophical Film Festival 2017, Macedonia
    Skopje
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    February 26, 2017
  • Festival Festival Internacional de Cine por los Derechos Humanos 2017, Colombia
    Bogota
    Colombia
    August 1, 2017
    Best Feature Film
  • Cinemigrante International Filmfestival 2017, Spain
    Barcelona
    Spain
    October 3, 2017
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor 2017, Mexico
    Guadalajara
    Mexico
Distributor Information
  • echtzeitfilm - Peter Schreiner Filmproduktion
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • sixpackfilm
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Peter Schreiner

born 1957 in Vienna
studies at University of Music and Performing Arts,
Department Film and Television, Vienna

films since
1982

1982 Glaring Light (16mm, bw, 120 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1983 First Love (16mm, bw, 100 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1985 Children Film (16mm, bw, 110 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1986-88 On The Way (16mm, bw/col, 120 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1988-91 The Cimbers (16mm, bw, 116 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
1993-95 Blue Distance (16mm, bw, 95 min., sc, dir, ed)
2004-06 Bellavista (DV-35mm, bw, 117 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
2007-09 Totó (DV-35mm, bw, 128 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
2010-12 Fata Morgana (HD-DCP, bw, 140 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)
2013-15 Lampedusa (HD-DCP, bw, 130 min., sc, dir, cam, ed)

Awards:
Main Diagonale Award (Best Austrian Documentary 2006/07)
Advancement Award for Cinematic Art 2009
Diagonale Award (Best Cinematography, Documentary Film 2009/10)
"Big Stamp" for the best regional film 2010, Int. Filmfestival ZagrebDOX, Croatia 2009
IFFI-Award 2016 for Best Documentary, Prize of the Town of Innsbruck, Austria 2016
Mirabile Dictu ICFF - Award, "The Silver Fish" for best director, Rome 2016
Guino-Award for best feature fiction film, IFF El Ojo Cojo, Madrid 2016
Human Time - Award for Best Featurefilm, Human District IFF, Belgrade 2016
Winner of the "Critical Eye-­‐screening", Lume Int. Filmfestival, Brazil 2011
best cinematography, 4. Int. Documentary Drama Filmfestival, Saratov, Russia 2007

'Personale' (retrospective),
Diagonale 2010

festivals and screenings:

Int. Forum des Jungen Films - Berlin, Mostra Int. d'Arte Cinematografica - Venezia , Karlovy Vary Int. Filmfestival, Int. Filmfestival Rotterdam, São Paulo Int. Filmfestival, Buenos Aires Int. Filmfestival, DocLisboa Filmfestival, Denver Film Festival, Bradford Int. Filmfestival, Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Films, Documenta-Madrid, Era New Horizons - Wroclaw, Split Int. Festival of New Film, Duisburger Filmwoche, Saratov Sufferings Int. Filmfestival, DocPoint Helsinki, Full Length Festival Lublin, Austrian Cultural Forum - New York, Mediterranean Experience - Reggio/Calabria, ZagrebDox Int. Documentary Film Festival, Jeonju Int. Filmfestival - South Korea, European Film Week Tehran, Transilvania Int. Filmfestival, Cinédécouvertes Competition - Belgium, dfi-Symposium "Töne sehen - Bilder hören" - Köln, Italian American Institute - New York, European Film Days - Tokyo, Lume Int. Filmfestival, Int. Film Festival "A man`s shadow"- New Caledonia, Bildrausch Filmfestival Basel, Isola Cinema Int. Filmfestival, Festival du nouveau cinema - Montreal, Copenhagen architecture x film Festival, Shadow Filmfestival Amsterdam, Würzburger Filmwochenende, Int. Filmfestival Innsbruck, Filmschau Visionary - sixpackfilm, Walserherbst, Lessinia Filmfestival, Der Neue Heimatfilm - Freistadt, Riga Int. Filmfestival, Trento Filmfestival, Mirabile Dictu Int. Catholic Filmfestival - Rome, Human District Int. Filmfestival - Belgrade, A Film for Peace Int. Filmfestival - Udine, Indie International Film Festival Belo Horizonte - Brazil, Cinemigrante International Filmfestival - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sose International Filmfestival - Armenia / International Filmfestival Carthago, Tunis, Tunisia / El Ojo Cojo International Film Festival, Madrid, Spain / Eindhoven International Film Festival, The Netherlands / This Human World Film Festival, Vienna, Austria / Philosophical Film Festival Skopje, Macedonia / Eunic-Project: Frontiers and their States, Zagreb, Rijeka, Croatia / Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor, Guadalajara, Mexico / Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival a. o.

television:
ORF (Kunststücke), OKTO (Oktoskop)

contact:
Peter Schreiner Filmproduktion
Grinzinger Allee 37a
A-­‐1190 Vienna, Austria
E-­‐mail: office@echtzeitfilm.at

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Director Statement

Based on the experience that cinematic work is always connected to authenticity - considering that camera and microphone can, after all, even in the conventional movie only reproduce what is visible and audible at the moment of recording - it appears reasonable to make conscious use of this 'principle' and extend it over the whole of the project in all of its mental and physical aspects. This means that it is necessary to take note and advantage of all the given circumstances at any time during production. Apart from the mental states of both actors / actresses and the people behind the camera, as well as the relationships formed between them, this includes also spatial circumstances, the time, as well as lighting and weather conditions when recording. Consequently the specifications of content, dramaturgy and text need to be handled in a way as to leave them 'open' in some form.