Kurzfilmtournee 2021


Germany 2020 • fiction film • German • 9 min.
German Short Film Award in Gold in the fiction category up to 10 minutes
Director, screenplay: Jannis Alexander Kiefer
Editing: Jannis Alexander Kiefer
Music: Anna Kühlein
Cast: Gisa Flake, Jürgen Heimüller, Gregor Knop, Gabriela Lindl
Production: Jannis Alexander Kiefer

Thanks to the corona virus, even important meetings now only take place online. No problem for Sydney and Schmittke, because they have prepared themselves: With plastic bottles in their pants, they can hold out for hours if necessary and soften up their counterparts. But soon the situation slips away from them, their business partners Müller and Westlake increasingly take control. Soon the two men have to realise who really makes the decisions here and that the plastic penis bottles won't help them either.

Jury Statement
In the worldwide year of the home office, Jannis Alexander Kiefer puts the crowning touch on Zoom Meeting: snappy dialogue with comedically perfect timing, played by an ensemble that could not be better cast. MEETING - a film that seems to be thrown together quickly, but is brilliantly crafted in every respect, which wonderfully demonstrates that the last hour has come for the dull male alliances and that the pragmatic-constructive work ethic will take over from now on.

Jannis Alexander Kiefer

Jannis Alexander Kiefer studierte nach diversen Praktika in München, Freiburg und Berlin zunächst die "audiovisuellen Medien" seit 2016 Regie an der Filmuniversität Babelsberg. Sein Erstjahresfilm COMMENTS lief auf über 80 Festivals weltweit und gewann einige Preise. BONBON und KAISER präsentierte er 2019 bzw. 2020 auf den Hofer Filmtagen.
Sein Abschlussfilm KOLLEGEN hatte auf dem 36. Warschau Film Festival Weltpremiere.