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DER MOLCHKONGRESS / The Newt Congress

2022 | fic | 16′ | DE

For years now, giant talking newts have been used both for their labour and as laboratory animals. The Newt Congress takes place at a conference building surrounded by nature where participants have come together to optimize the exploitation of the animals. The short film is a free adaptation of Karel Čapek’s „War with the Newts“. 

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
75th Locarno Film Festival: Pardino d’Argento Swiss Life
SITGES Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya Best Short Film Award
26. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur – Swiss Competition
Sundance Film Festival 2023 – Short film competition
4. Max Ophülspreis Festival – Kurzfilmwettbewerb

Production: Zurich University of the Arts ZHDK
Main contact: matthias.sahli@posteo.ch
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