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“. 

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
Max Ophülspreis Festival – Kurzfilmwettbewerb
Glasgow Short Film Festival
Vilinus International Filmfestival
Shortscreen 2023
Akbank Short Film Festival
Flatpack Festival
49th Seattle International Film Festival
VIS Vienna Shorts Festival
Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg
Palm Springs Short Fest: Special Mention: Best Live Action Short over 15 minutes
26. Guanajuato International Film Festival
22. Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) 
Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival

Production: Zurich University of the Arts ZHDK
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