Shooting Crows

  • 9 10
  • 2018
  • 20min
Shooting Crows
  • Original Title: Krähen schiessen

In a public park, an army of crows emerges from the mist. A camera films them. A gun is fired. Is this short film a kind of police procedural and a clever avian dissection at the same time?

Shooting Crows

AWARDS: Film House Award for Visionary Filmmaking. AIFVF/ Winner CH-Competition. Videoex/ Best Glocal Propose Award. Seoul International NewMedia Film Festival/ Best Documentary Short Award. HONG KONG Arthouse Film Festival/ Best Documentary Short Film. Toronto Arthouse Film Festival/ Special Mention International Fugas Competition. Documenta Madrid/ Best Photography Award. VIEWPOINT Documentary Film Festival/ Best Short Documentary Award. Beirut Shorts/ Best Experimental Short. Veracruz Short Film Festival/ Lichtstadt-Award. CELLU L'ART Internationales Kurzfilmfestial

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Visions du Réel/ DOK Leipzig/ FRONTDOC/ Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo/ Documenta Madrid/ AIFVF Athens International Film and Video Festival/ GO SHORT/ Huesca International Film Festival/ VIDEOEX/ Seoul International NewMedia Film Festival/ Boston Short Film Festival/ San Francisco Frozen Film Festival/ Split Film Festival/ Tacoma Film Festival/ Minikino Film Week/ Pune Short Film Festival/ Toronto Arthouse Film Festival/ Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor/ Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival/ Solothurner Filmtage/ Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg/ VIEWPOINT Documentary Film Festival/ Altan Khalis International Film Festival/ Hongkong Arthouse Filmfestival/ Berlin Documentary Film Festival/ Aguilar International Short Film Festival/ The Silk Road International Film Festival/ IBIZACINEFEST Festival Internacional de Cinema Independent d'Eivissa/ Brussels Independent Film Festival/ deadCenter Film Festival/ Beirut Shorts/ Veracruz Short Film Festival/ Festival International de Cinéma d'Auteur de Rabat/ CELLU L'ART Internationales Kurzfilmfestial Jena

Shooting Crows. The mystery of the black birds

A park in the fog. Crows flap and caw in the sky. A homeless man sleeps between the trees. A woman disappears. 

Now and then a crow is shot: as a deterrent. The crows rally after every shot. The police gather evidence. What is really going on? Are reality and imagination slowly blurring?

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