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MASCARPONE short 2018

„A small masterpiece“
Das Allgäu Online

„A cinematic joy ride“

„A feast for all the senses“


With „Mascarpone“, Jonas Riemer has succeeded in creating a highly entertaining, fast-paced and extremely affectionate homage to cinema and genre films. With seemingly little means, but nevertheless an enormous creative effort, the makers create a completely unique world, which in many details is reminiscent of the typical Mafia America of the 1930s and at the same time breathes the atmosphere of the classic gangster film: Al Capone and Mascarpone, two gangsters whose names make the film world resound. The backdrops of the city and props such as the cars are made of paper or cardboard and combine with the real actors, the puppets and the stop-motion technique to create a fantastically functioning world of their own, which also derives much of its charm from the fact that the artistic processes always remain transparent. Many loving details in the story and set, from fade-ins and role changes to the period costumes and lush film score, evoke the nostalgia of classic Hollywood cinema on the one hand and the gangster film genre on the other, which is very aptly parodied in form and content. The way in which car chases, shoot-outs, narrative double-entendres and visual richness are celebrated here is exemplary of the magic that film and cinema are still able to create so sustainably today.

WINNER – DEFA Förderpreis Animation @ Filmfest Dresden
WINNER – „Best Action“ @ HollyShorts Film Festival (LA, USA)
WINNER – Grand Prize @ Kyoto International Student Film Video Festival (Japan)
WINNER – Genre Film Award @ Sehsüchte Student Film Festival
WINNER – Jury Award & Audience Award @ Filmzeit Kaufbeuern
WINNER – Special Jury Prize @ Shortynale Klosterneuburg
WINNER – Short Film Award & Audience Award @ SHORTS Offenburg
WINNER – Best Animated Film @ Zsigmond Vilmos Film Festival (Hungary)
WINNER – Best Editing @ Sulmona International Film Festival (Italy)
WINNER – Audience Award @ Filmz Mainz
WINNER – Audience Award @ Independent Film Festival Osnabrueck
WINNER – 2nd Winner Narrative Short @ Independent StarFilmfest
WINNER – Best Animated Film @ Alter-Native International Film Festival (Romania)
WINNER – Cinematic Achievement Award @ Tess International Film Festival (Greece)
WINNER – Audience Award @ Bamberger Kurzfilmtage
WINNER – Best Production Design @ Jellyfest (LA, USA)

SHORTLISTED – BAFTA Student Film Awards 2018
NOMINATION – Best Short Film @ Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis
NOMINATION – Best Sound & National Competition @ Filmfest Dresden
HONORABLE JURY MENTION @ Internationales Filmfestival SCHLINGEL


directed by - Jonas Riemer 

producer - Johannes Schubert

screenplay - Katharina Ruß Johannes Rothe

story - Jonas Riemer

cinematography - Jana Pape

set design - Jenny Sonnenschein

associate director - Holger Bück

editing - Holger Bück, Jonas Riemer, Martin Herold

sound & mixing - Nicolas Voß

music - Robert Pilgram

costumes - Till Fiedler

prod. manager - Nicole Jatta

line producer - Ursula Kalb-Krieg, René Beine, Andrea Wohlfeil

prod. company - Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF


Yannick Fischer, Jörg Moukaddam, Cornelia Ivancan,

Dela Dabulamanzi, Nico Birnbaum, Jörg Westphal,

Michael Lindl, Tom Böttcher, Carsten Woithe, Matt Sweetwood

Diagonale. Festival des österreichischen Films (Graz, Austria) | Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio, USA)
SHORTS 18 Kurzfilmfestival Offenburg (Offenburg, Germany) | Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival (Potsdam, Germany)
FILMFEST DRESDEN – International Short Film Festival (Dresden, Germany) | Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival (Szeged, Hungary)
Festival of Nations (Lenzing, Austria) | FILMKUNSTFEST MV (Schwerin, Germany) | International Filmfest Emden-Norderney (Emden, Germany)
ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL for Children and Youth (Zlín, Czech Republic) | Rüsselsheimer Filmtage (Rüsselsheim, Hessen, Germany)
Shortynale Klosterneuburg Kurzfilmfestival (Klosterneuburg, Austria) | Fünf Seen Filmfestival (Gliching, Bayern, Germany)
Lubuskie Film Summer (Lagow, Poland) | OpenEyes Filmfest (Marburg, Germany) | LA Shorts International Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA)
European Film Festival Palić (Palić, Serbien) | Malter Film Festival (Ungarn) | Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt (Weiterstadt, Germany)
Prague Independent Film Festival (Prague, Czech Republic) | Rome Independent Cinema Festival (Rom, Italy)
Rivne International Film Festival “Dream City (Rivne, Ukraine) | Go Debut European Film Festival (Klaipeda, Lithuania)
International Comedy Film Festival – Funcinema (Mar del Plata, Argentinia) | Unabhängiges Filmfest Osnabrück (Osnabrück, Germany)
Kyoto International Film & Video Festival (Kyoto, Japan) | Kinofilm, Manchester International Short Film & Animation Festival (Manchester, UK)
Kurzfilmfest für SchülerInnen „.mov“ (Cologne, Germany) | Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival (Bruges, Belgium)
Schlingel Filmfestival (Chemnitz, Germany) | SITGES Filmfestival (Sitges, Spain) | Filmzeit (Kaufbeuren, Germany)
Evolution International Mallorca Film Festival (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) | YoFiFest, Yonkers NY - (New York, USA)
Poitiers Film Festival (Poitiers, France) | Amarcort Film Festival Rimini (Amarcort, Italy) | Interfilm Festival (Berlin, Germany)
FILMZ - Festival des deutschen Films (Mainz, Germany) | Thess International Short Film Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Sulmona International Film Festival (Sulmona, Italy) | TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece)
ALTER-NATIVE 26 International Short Film Festival - (Romania) | Tirana International Film Festival (Tirana, Albania)
Leuven Short Film Fest (Leuven, Belgium) | Pendance Film Festival (Toronto, Canada) | Max Ophüls Preis (Saarbrücken, Germany)
Bamberger Kurzfilmtage (Bamberg, Germany) | CineKasimanwa (Philipines) | Manchester Film Festival (Manchester, UK)
Jellyfest (LA, USA) | Malatesta Filmfestival (Cesena, Italy) | Starfilmfest (Freising, Germany)


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