Lothar

Short Fiction, 13min, 2013
directed by Luca Zuberbühler

Creative Producer: Rajko Jazbec
© by Zurich University of the Arts

Synopsis
Whenever Lothar sneezes something close by breaks. That’s why he isolated himself from his outerworld. As his beloved toaster breaks down Lothar gets into a dilemma. A comedy.

Awards
SWIKOS Kurzfilm Festival | 2013 | Best Director
Los Angeles Movie Awards | 2014 | Best Student Film
Berlin Independent Film Festival | 2014 | Best Short Film
Canada International Film Festival | 2014 | Best Experimental Film
47. Worldfest Houston | 2014 | Gold Remi Award
International Horror Hotel | 2014 | Best Sci-Fi Short
Neuchâtel Intern. Fantastic Film Festival | 2014 | H. R. Giger “Narcisse” Award for Best Swiss Short
Neuchâtel Intern. Fantastic Film Festival | 2014 | Méliès d’argent for Best European Short
Gässli Film Festival | 2014 | Best Short Film
High Desert International Film Festival | 2014 | Best Cinematography
Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival | 2014 | Junior Teens Award
Nocturna Madrid Int. Fantastic Film Festival | 2014 | Audience Award & Best International Short Film
Göttinger Kurzfilmfestival | 2014 | Special Award Best Sound & Image
Göttinger Kurzfilmfestival | 2014 | Best Film
Filmfestival – Klopeiner See | 2014 | Diana in Gold
European Short Film Festival MIT, Boston | 2014 | Jury Prize
Sapporo International Short Film Festival | 2014 | Best Student Director
Free Net World International Film Festival | 2015 | Best Fiction Film
Comedy Short Film Festival @ Plaza Romania | 2015 | Best Student Film
Dakino International Film Festival | 2015 | Special Jury Award
Bundesfilmfestival Spielfilm 2015 | 2015 | Audience Award
Alto Vicentino International Short Film Festival | 2015 | Best Short Film
Kalat Nissa Film Festival | 2015 | Best Sound
Kalat Nissa Film Festival | 2015 | Best Cinematography
Festival Int. Du Court Métrage Paul Simon | 2015 | Prix Coup De Coeur Du Jury
Upcoming Film Makers – Schweizer Jungfilmfestival | 2015 | Best Director
Lublin International Film Festival “Golden Anteaters” | 2015 | Masters of Offbeat Films

Nominations
The CILECT Prize | 2013 | Best Fiction
Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis | 2014 | for Best Short Film
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize | Germany | 2014 | Best Short Film
42. Huesca International Film Festival | 2014 | Best Short Film
4. Guam International Film Festival | 2014 | Best Actor
8. Fünf-Seen-Filmfestival | 2014 | Goldenes Glühwürmchen
28. Leeds International Film Festival | 2014 | Best Short Film
11. Peer Raben Music Award – Soundtrack_Cologne | 2014 | Best Original Music
Tallinn Sleepwalkers Int. Short Film Festival | 2014 | Sleepwalkers Jury Prize
Watersprite – The Cambridge International Student Film Festival | 2015 | Best Production Design
5. Figari Film Fest | 2015 | Best International Film

Cinema
Supporting film to Woody Allens “BLUE JASMINE” | Neues Kino, Switzerland | 2013
TAKINO | Schaan, Principality of Liechtenstein | June 2014
Flosskino | Berlin, Germany | July 2014

Television
NDR | Norddeutscher Rundfunk | Germany & International | May 2014
SRF 2 | Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen | Switzerland | December 2014
TVR 1 | Romanian Television | Switzerland | March 2015
SRF 2 | Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen | Switzerland | April 2015
SRF 2 | Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen | Switzerland | October 2015

Festivals
SWIKOS Kurzfilm Festival | Switzerland | 2013
Kurz und Knapp Festival Tour | Switzerland | 2013/2014
49th Film Festival Solothurner | Switzerland | 2014
35th Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize | Germany | 2014
International Short Film Festival of Geneva Courtoujours | Switzerland | 2014
Swiss Life Cinetour | Switzerland | 2014
Los Angeles Movie Awards | Los Angeles | USA | 2014
Dam Short Film Festival | Nevada | USA | 2014
Berlin Independent Film Festival | Germany | 2014
Hollywood Shorts Reel-14 | Mumbai | India | 2014
Berlin Independent Film Festival | Germany | 2014
Platform For Film And Media Art | Berlin | Germany | 2014
Ox.I – Festival De Cine Independiente | Mexico | 2014
New Vision International Film Festival | Ukraine | 2014
Festival Curtmiratges | Spain | 2014
Canada International Film Festival | 2014
38th Schweizer Jugendfilmtage | Switzerland | 2014
Cardiff Independent Film Festival | England | 2014
Fort Myers Film Festival | Fort Myers | USA | 2014
19th Palm Beach International Film Festival | USA | 2014
Art Film Festival | Cannes | France | May 2014
Cinema Perpetuum Mobile | Minsk | Belarus | 2014
47th Worldfest-Houston | USA | 2014
CMS International Children’s Film Festival | India | 2014
Festival Cortomatón | Spain | 2014
Dawson City International Short Film Festival | Canada | 2014
High Desert International Film Festival | Las Vegas | USA | 2014
5th Bangkok International Student Film Festival  | Thailand | 2014
Fifes Film Festival  | Croatia | 2014
24th Filmkunstfest M-V  | Schwerin | Germany | 2014
Kurzfilmnacht Tour 2014  | Winterthur | Switzerland | 2014
7th International Short Film Festival Corti A Ponte  | Italy | 2014
Backup_Festival  | Weimar | Germany | 2014
Open-Air Kino Oslo Night 2014  | Basel | Switzerland | 2014
7th International Children’s Film Festival  | Krakow | Poland | 2014
International Horror Hotel  | Cleveland | Ohio | Usa | 2014
Nocturna – Madrid International Fantastic Film Fest  | Spain | 2014
Short Shorts & Asia  | Tokyo | Japan | 2014
42th Huesca International Film Festival  | Huesca | Spain | 2014
Hyart Film Festival  | Wyoming | Usa | 2014
9th Sardinia Film Festival  | Italy | 2014
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival  | Switzerland | 2014
21th Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival  | Italy | 2014
Fünf-Seen-Filmfestival  | Germany | 2014
Fest – New Directors | New Films Festival  | Espinho | Portugal | 2014
Shorts At Moonlight  | Mainz | Germany | 2014
Molise Cinema Film Festival  | Casacalenda | Italy | 2014
32th Carrousel International Du Film De Rimouski  | Québec | Canada | 2014
10th European Short Film Festival  | Boston | USA | 2014
Fantasy Filmfest  | Several Cities | Germany | 2014
3th Duhok International Film Festival  | Duhok | Iraq | 2014
Aeroe Short Film Festival | Denmark | 2014
Flanders International Film Festival Razoreel | Netherlands | 2014
19th Schlingel – Internationales Filmfestival Für Kinder Und Junges Publikum | Germany | 2014
31th Tehran International Short Film Festival | Iran | 2014
Kyoto International Student Film And Video Festival | Japan | 2014
47th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival Of Catalonia | Spain | 2014
9. Animfest Athens International Animation Festival | Athens | Greece | 2014
15. Bare Bones International Film & Music Festivall | Muskogee | Usa | 2014
26. Golden Diana Film Festival | St. Kanzian Am Klopeiner See | Austria | 2014
9. Lange Nacht Des Kurzen Films | Gera | Germany | 2014
6. Gässli Film Festival | Basel | Switzerland | 2014
28. Fantasy Filmfest | Berlin | Frankfurt | Stuttgart | Nürnberg | München | Hamburg | Köln | 2014
7. Localize Festival | Potsdam | Germany | 2014
Göttinger Kurzfilmfestival | Göttingen | Germany | 2014
4. Guam International Film Festival | Guam | Usa | 2014
18. Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival | Temecula | Usa | 2014
11. Sedicicorto International Film Festival | Forlì | Italy | 2014
Flimmerzimmer | Berlin | Germany | 2014
9. Sapporo International Short Film Festival | Sapporo | Japan | 2014
8. Unlimited – European Short Film Festival | Köln | Germany | 2014
Aeroe Short Film Festival | Aero | Denmark | 2014
8. Kinofest International Digital Film Festival | Bucharest | Romania | 2014
7. Freenetworld International Film Festival | Niš | Serbia | 2014
11. Konstanzer Kurz.Film.Spiele | Konstanz | Germany | 2014
Animae Caribe Film And New Media Festival | Caroni | Trinidad And Tobago | 2014
Kurzfilmwanderung Erfurt | Erfurt | Germany | 2014
6. Wordless International Short Film Festival •Sydney | Australia | 41944 | 2014
8. Pssst! Silent Film Festival | Zagreb | Croatia | 2014
28. Filmfest Braunschweig | Braunschweig | Germany | 2014
6. Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Fenaco Perú | Cusco | Perú | 2014
Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival | Tallinn | Estonia | 2014
11. Peer Raben Music Award – Soundtrack_Cologne | Köln | Germany | 2014
2. Black Bear Filmfest | Lodz & Warsaw | Poland | 2014
30. Interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin | Berlin | Germany | 2014
28. Leeds International Film Festival | Leeds | Uk | 2014
14. Nonstop Kurzfilmfestival Nürnberg | Nürnberg | Germany | 2014
9. International Streaming Festival | The Hague | Netherlands | 2014
Filmtage Friedrichshafen | Friedrichshafen | Germany | 2015
5. Beloit International Film Festival | Beloit | Usa | 2015
25. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage | Bamberg | Germany | 2015
Comedy Short Film Festival @ Plaza Romania | Bucharest | Romania | 2015
16. Bayreuther Filmfest “Kontrast” | Bayreuth | Germany | 2015
Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival | New York City | Usa | 2015
2. Play – Festival Internacional De Cinema Infantil “Juvenil De Lisboa” | Lisbon | Portugal | 2015
Kurzfilmnacht Ilmenau | Ilmenau | Germany | 2015
The Internat. Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter” 2015 | Sarajevo | Bosnia & Herzegovina | 2015
3. International Motion Festival Cyprus | Egkomi | Cyprus | 2015
9. Tehran International Animation Festival | Tehran | Iran | 2015
Clujshorts International Short Film Festival | Cluj-Napoca | Romania | 2015
Taos Shortz Film Fest | Taos | Usa | 2015
Watersprite – The Cambridge International Student Film Festival | Cambridge | Uk | 2015
5. Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival | Venice | Italy | 2015
9. Byron Bay International Film Festival | Byron Bay | Australia | 2015
7. Nw Short Film Festival | Vancouver | Canada | 2015
24. Dakino International Film Festival | Bucharest | Romania | 2015
Meters Film Fest | Moscow | Russia | 2015
Ljubljana International Short Film Festival | Ljubljana | Slovenia | 2015
5. The Capital City Film Festival | Lansing | Usa | 2015
16. Schweinfurter Kurzfilmtagen | Schweinfurt | Germany | 2015
Monstronale Festival | Halle | Germany | 2015
Children’s International Film Festival | Dubai | United Arab Emirates | 2015
Leiden International Short Film Experience | Leiden | Netherlands | 2015
3. Cinema At The Edge Film Festival | Santa Monica | Usa | 2015
Bundesfilmfestival Spielfilm 2015 | Schrobenhausen | Germany | 2015
Wegiel Student Film Festival Métrage Paul Simon | Katowice | Poland | 2015
Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival | Cork | Ireland | 2015
3. Festival International Du Court Métrage Paul Simon | Bretagne | France | 2015
43. Festival Of Nations In Lenzing | Lenzing | Austria | 2015
10. Kaliber35 Munich International Short Film Festival | Munich | Germany | 2015
5. Figari Film Fest | Golfo Aranci | Italy | 2015
Kimera International Film Festival | Molise | Italy | 2015
Fest – New Directors New Films Festival | Espinho | Portugal | 2015
Kinolub: International Film Festival For Children And Youth | Krakow | Poland | 2015
Azores Fringe Festival | Azores Islands | Portugal | 2015
9. Festival Alto Vicentino | Antorso | Italy | 2015
Darwin College | Cambridge | Uk | 2015
Cryptshow Festival | Badalona | Spain | 2015
5. Kalat Nissa Film Festival | Caltanissetta | Italy | 2015
4. Mikrofilm Short Festival | Plentzia | Spain | 2015
Shorts – International Film Festival | Trieste | Italy | 2015
Summer Break Festival | Chemnitz | Germany | 2015
2. Crosscurrent International Film Festival | Bogota | Colombia | 2015
16. Malescorto International Short Film Festival | Malescorto | Italy | 2015
19. Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival | Rhode Island | Usa | 2015
3. Fam Fest | Rock Hill | Usa | 2015
35. Fanta Festival | Rome | Italy | 2015
3. Duhok International Film Festival | Duhok | Iraq | 2015
11. Busho Budapest Short International Film Festival | Budapest | Hungary | 2015
1. Footcandle Film Festival | Hickory | Usa | 2015
2. Funcinema – International Film Festival Of Comedy | Mar Del Plata | Argentina | 2015
Indieflicks International Short Film Screening | Manchester | Uk | 2015
11. Kurzfilmfestival „Filmsalat“ | Bremen | Germany | 2015
12. Upcoming Film Makers – Schweizer Jungfilmfestival | Lucerne | Switzerland | 2015
8. Naperville Independent Film Festival | Naperville | Usa | 2015
Kyoto Int. Student Film & Video Festival | Minamiuonuma | Japan | 2015
Cineseptiembre 8 Muestra Internacional De Cine Independiente | Mazatlán | Mexico | 2015
5. Ickle Film Fest | Dundee | Scotland, | 2015
2. Burg-Lichtspiele Kurzfilmfestival | Gustavsburg | Germany | 2015
14. Reggio Film Festival | Reggio Emilia | Italy | 2015
22. International Film Festival Visionaria | Siena | Italy | 2015
1. Birmingham Underground Filmfest | Alabama | Usa | 2015
1. Sitges America Tour | Minnesota | Michigan | Indiana | California | Arizona | Mississippi | Washington | New Mexico | Usa | 2015
41. Filmets Badalona Film Festival | Badalona | Spain | 2015
9. Golden Anteaters International Film Festival | Lublin | Poland | 2015
11. Early Bird Student Film Festival | Sofia | Bulgaria | 2015
8. Jana International Film Festival For Children And Youth | Beirut | Lebanon | 2015
11. Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival | Los Angeles | Usa | 2015