Spin-Off Rhythm Changes

The film documents the “Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige" in the pandemic year 2020. It delivers insights into a music festival where jazz is not only a factor of entertainment but also an attitude towards life and a glimmer of hope.

  • Matthias Keitsch
  • Sebastian Longariva
  • Matthias Keitsch
  • Alexander Fontana
    Key Cast
  • Sebastian Longariva
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    47 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 27, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    German, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2048x1152
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige
    June 29, 2021
    Premiere. Had the character of a team premiere. There were only 50 people in the cinema.
  • SEEYOUSOUND International Music Film Festival
    February 21, 2022
Director Biography - Matthias Keitsch, Sebastian Longariva

Matthias Keitsch and Sebastian Longariva, both grown up in Bozen (South Tirol), have been involved in film projects together since 2010, including the "Heimatsendung"; Keitsch in production, Longariva in editing. Between 2018 and 2021, Keitsch was working as a producer for ammira film as well as for the post-production house Cine Chromatix Italy. Since August 2021, he has been working for Albolina Film as a producer. Longariva graduated from the “Filmakademie” in Vienna in 2013 and works as a freelance editor. He was nominated for the category Best Editing at the 2021 Austrian Film Awards (Österreichischer Filmpreis) with "Lovecut". The current film "Spin-Off Rhythm Changes" is a milestone in the creative collaboration between the two filmmakers.

- 2010 - 2015, HEIMATSENDUNG, Web/TV-Serie, 10 Episodes, Co-Regie

- 2021, SPIN-OFF RHYTHM CHANGES, Documentary, Co-Regie

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Director Statement

After the cancellation of the "Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige" in 2020 due to Corona, the organizers - considering the official requirements and with a great deal of tact - created an alternative festival edition entitled "Spin-Off" at short notice. We had the chance to document this special edition and so we gained a perspective on a reality that reveals the uncertainty of our time. The motivation of the people behind the "Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige" to face the challenges and still maintain the spirit of the festival inspired us enormously. The music did the rest! The social deprivation due to the Corona regulations showed us more than ever what an essential social function moments of cultural exchange have. With our film we want to make a positive statement for live culture.

Matthias Keitsch & Sebastian Longariva