NEW WORK – TINY TEASER

World Premiere:
70th Intl. Short Film Festival Oberhausen

May 4, 2024 1PM, German Competition 1, Lichtburg, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

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FIRST TIME – Berlin Premiere

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin
at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET]

Apr 14, 2024 2pm to 7pm Looped Screening, Auditorium HKW Berlin
Apr 9, 2024 7pm Opening

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NEW WORK – FIRST STILL

still „Like Horses Standing in the Rain“
shot in Autumm 2010
Winter 2024

Facades* of a street in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg (around 2010). Shot from an apartment window on level 2 or 3, where I stayed for a stop at a berlin friend (unfortunately couldn’t remember who and where it was) on the way back from a “driving home for Christmas visit”.
And same facades (re)searched and found today (2024): Oderberger Straße – anyone here, who remembers living there once?

*First still from upcoming December Diary Short Film „Like Horses Standing in the Rain“ (shot in December of 2008-2017/2021, edited 2012/2015/2019/2023).

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ETTG GREY WEEKS 2024

2024 we are celebrating two Anniversaries:

15 Years Premiere of NEUSEENLAND* (Vienna Shorts, 2009) and
10 Years Premiere of LEAVING MONOCHROMIA (Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, 2014).

Therefore an #offer especially to all equivocal email-spamming-film festivals with fake “discounts” of their #submission #fee:
Both works will be available for festival or cinema theater presentation with a 50% discount of the screening fee! Additionally all other films from the ETTG catalog will celebrate with a discount of 10% booked in Q1 2024!
Just send your request to endjoy@ettg.be.

*NEUSEENLAND [2008, HDV, 5′, GER, STEREO, COLOR, 16:9]

In 2008 I strolled with the great Jan Eichberg through the almost completely deserted #Heuersdorf – on the edge of the #Schleenhain brown coal mine in southern #Leipzig, a Leerdammer-like hollowed-out area that will be used for tourism as #Neuseenland after mining has ended some years later.

We had the new HDV camera and a Tascam from HFBK with us to capture images and atmosphere for our story, a kind of homage to #resignation:

A young person no longer wants to continue abroad, he wants to return to his homeland, knowing full well that it days are numbered.

This is told in a voice over by the protagonist himself, for whom we were able to get none other than André Mulzer. Back in Hamburg, he spontaneously recorded the text into Jan’s cassette recorder that he had inherited from his grandfather – three takes in the unisex toilet of third floor HFBK (the only quiet place at that moment).
still „Neuseenland“ (in background: opencast mining abyss with overburden excavator)

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MERRY XMAS AND A PLACID 2024

EndJoyXmasCard №16, Hamburg Eimsbüttel, 2023

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CINÉMOON at Kasseler Dokfest

Nov 17 10pm Bali Kino, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest Cinémoon

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FIRST TIME – Paris Premiere

Okt 31 2023 2pm CWB Paris
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin
– New Cinema and Contemporary Art
Official Selection: FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET]

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60 JAHRE KUNSTHAUS HAMBURG

“Once in a Blue Moon”
Opening: Okt 7 2023 6p Kunsthaus Hamburg
Exhibition: Okt 7 – Nov 4 2023 presenting
36KFRGB” (Celebrating 10th Anniversary)
All Seasons, All Episodes – The complete Series Forever

36KFRGB – Part 63 (Frame 10763)

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„Es gibt keinen falschen Sunset zum real Untergang“

Okt 2-6 2023 film and writing seminar with Anne Döring & Nicolaas Schmidt, HFBK Hamburg

Sticker: Jenny Schäfer, Photo: Felix Thiele

SPRING&SUMMER SCREENINGS 2023

FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET]

ART STUDIO 55
Apr 01 Limassol, Cyprus

QUERGESTREIFT FILMFEST
Apr 14-23 Konstanz, Germany

GRAN LUX SESSION DE VISIONNAGE 50
Apr 29 Viewing Session N°50, Gran Lux, tramway T1 & T3 : arrêt / stop place Bellevue, Saint-Etienne, France

NNYOC GALLERY
Jun 03 INFLORESCENCE at “plz make sense out of it”, NNYOC Gallery Reykjavik, Iceland

XPOSED INTL. QUEER FILM FESTIVAL
Jun 15-18 Berlin, Germany

KLASSENTREFFEN FESTIVAL
Jun 15.+16. 14:00, Aula HFBK Hamburg

MEETINGS OF YOUNG EUROPEAN CINEMA
June 23 20.30, Open Air Cinema of Goethe-Institute Bulgaria, Sofia arteurbanacollectif.com

35K FILMCLUB
Autumn 23, DFFB, Berlin, Germany

ETTG GREY WEEKS 2023

2023 we are celebrating a Double Anniversary:

Ten years release of BREAK [Slowreel 04] and our “Series for Everyone” 36KFRGB [36000 FRAMES RGB].

Therefore an #offer especially to all equivocal email-spamming-film festivals with fake “discounts” of their #submission #fee:
Both works will be available for festival or cinema theater presentation with a 50% discount of the screening fee! Additionally all other films from the ETTG catalog will celebrate with a discount of 25%!

Interested? Just send your request to endjoy@ettg.be.

MERRY XMAS AND A SHINY 2023

EndJoyXmasCard №15, Berlin Schöneberg, 2022

KUNSTHAUS HAMBURG – NOMINEES ARBEITSSTIPENDIUM FÜR BILDENDE KUNST DER FREIEN UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG 2023

Opening 16.12.2022 6pm
Come and don’t see my recent work!
17. Dezember 2022 – 22. Januar 2023 Kunsthaus Hamburg, Klosterwall 15

kunsthaushamburg.de/nominees-2023

FILMINK REVIEW AUSTRALIA PREMIERE FIRST TIME

First Films Festival Sat 19 Nov 3:20pm, Golden Age Cinema, Sydney

FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET]

„[…] if you think you’re in the wrong film, sit tight, it will soon make sense. […]“

filmink.com.au/reviews/first-time

AUTUMN SCREENINGS 2022

FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET]

CINEMANCIA FESTIVAL METROPOLITANO DE CINE MEDELLÍN
Sep 01-10 Medellín, Antioquia, Columbia

26TH QUEER LISBOA FILM FESTIVAL
Sep 16-24 Queer Art Competition, Cinema São Jorge, Cinemateca Portuguesa Lisbon, Portugal

25FPS FILM FESTIVAL ZAGREB
Sep 22-24 Zagreb, Croatia

5TH FILMFEST SUNDSVALL
Sep 28-Oct 2 Sundsvall, Sweden

30TH FILMFEST HAMBURG
Sep 29-Oct 08 Hamburg, Germany

BLACK CANVAS FILM FESTIVAL MEXICO
Sep 30-Oct 09 Mexico City, Mexico

17TH UNDERDOX FILMESTIVAL MUNICH
Oct 10 7:30pm Werkstattkino München

39TH KASSELER DOKEST
Nov 19 10:15pm Bali Kino Kassel

FIRST FILMS SYDNEY
Nov 18-20 Golden Age Sydney, Australia „BELIEVE“ & „FIRST TIME“

QUEER WAVE FESTIVAL CYPRUS
Nov 25-Dec 04 (closing film) Nicosia and Limassol, Cyprus

INFLORESCENCE“ AT TANZAHOi HAMBURG
Sep 11 17:00 „Opening Remarks“, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg, Germany

World Premiere CINEMOON at Filmfest Hamburg

Sunday Oct 2nd, 2022: World Premiere of our cinema installation CINEMOON – right after FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET] at Filmfest Hamburg.
10pm Metropolis Kino Hamburg

Funky hat reingeschaut in „First Time”

funky.de/2022/09/19/reingeschaut-first-time
Endergebnis:
Super: 84%
Nicht so mein Fall: 16%

BERLIN EXHIBITION: PROJEKTRAUM FLUTGRABEN „Einhundert Hunde“

mit „THERNST – The Lottery“

Aug 05-07, 2022 12-22 Uhr Projektraum Flutgraben e.V.
Vernissage: 5.8., 16-22 Uhr
Am Flutgraben 3, Berlin

JUNE 06 2022: FIRST TIME at Thalia Kino Dresden


„Wenn FilmvorführerInnen wie gebannt 50min am Projektionsfenster stehen und den Abhörmonitor immer lauter drehen, wenn Nanoplexbetreiber danach wochenlang ketterauchend Dmd Kiu Lidt hören, dann haben sie es mit FIRST TIME von Nicolaas Schmidt zu tun bekommen und damit die schönsten Minuten beim diesjährigen @filmfestdresden.
Nun schenken wir diesen filmischen Traum zurück. Euch. Am Freitag um 21.45 Uhr im Rahmen der kurz.film.tour organisiert von der wunderbaren @agkurzfilm.“

Thalia Kino Dresden

SICILIA QUEER AWARDS

The international jury composed of the artistic director of the New York Film Festival, Dennis Lim, the award-winning Spanish independent producer Lluís Miñarro, the French producer Judith Lou Lévy, the Argentine director Eduardo Williams and the Spanish director Tuixén Benet, assigns the award for

Best Feature Film in the New Visions section to FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET] by Nicolaas Schmidt.

„A film with a rigorous and playful form that creates tension and mystery with minimal means. It draws the viewer’s attention to small details and gestures, opening a space for reflection on the experience of temporality, on the codes of the story, on language and on the history of cinema.“

A Special Mention of the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) jury, composed of Emanuele Di Nicola and Gaia Simionato, goes to FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET] by Nicolaas Schmidt.

„The film represents the meeting on the subway between two teenagers through a language without words, made up only of songs, looks and sharing a common space. A middle ground, the puberty, before the definition of a precise sexuality identity. It’s an enigmatic and suspended tale, which generates in the audience the same pre-erotic tension that envelops the characters. A story that opens a situation without closing, that asks a question without answer, addressed to the young protagonists and to us. It does with a courageous and experimental style that brings film back to its primary form, made of music and imperceptible but full of meaning gestures. „First Time“ by Nicolaas Schmidt shows that cinema is not just dialogue, it’s mostly the art of the image.“

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