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

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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

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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.“

siciliaqueerfilmfest.it

FIRST TIME – PALERMO REVIEWS

„A minimalist journey through the discrepancies of our time.
[…]
A mid-length film that Chantal Akerman would have liked. Out of the public sphere, where every image points to the wrong thing, out of the isolation of a technology incapable of capturing the nuances of a sunset, out of the despair of a vicious circle in which we continue to be pulled like hypnotized passengers.“

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In the simplicity of the narrative structure, the absence of dialogue, the sobriety of the means of expression, and the perfect use of music, the film achieves an admirable intensity. Proof of the arbitrariness with which rational thought articulated in speech has historically been privileged as the preferred, if not sole, vehicle of meaning. Nothing in First Time is mediated by words, and it is the images that filter through the tension of first love and the shadows of a sexuality with which one has perhaps yet to be confronted.“

artribune.com

VIENNA SHORTS ONLINE

Deeply appreciate #Vienna’s #Freedom to #Exception as much as being part of this special (or #bestof) program by Daniel Ebner.
Happy to distance myself from the theater-only policy of the film, so boys n girls and all beyond that categories in #Austria: here’s your #first and #final option to watch FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET] #online!

Hint for #TicToc generation:
You just cant „skip to the good part“ as that’s hidden between every #frame (there are 25 in one second).
The film uses circumstances&chances of a collaborative #cinema theater viewing, so it only has a chance, if you find a way for #enjoying with #ease.
Recommendation:
A #relaxed situation (maybe after work & #sunset), when it’s also a bit darker – with a good sound level or even better with #headphones in #bed, right before #falling #asleep.

„[…] Das ist tatsächlich einer meiner Lieblinge, aber das hat weniger mit der Länge zu tun, sondern mehr mit Schmidt und seiner außergewöhnlichen Gabe, aus vermeintlich kleinen Szenen großes Kino zu zaubern. Das mag ich grundsätzlich sehr, wenn im Kleinen das Große sichtbar und spürbar wird.“
(Daniel Ebner, Vienna Shorts)
film.at/news/vienna-shorts-2022-interview

ATHENS INTL. FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL Jury Award for FIRST TIME

Best Narrative Feature
„We’ve always liked art more than we like categories.“
(David Colagiovanni, AIFVF about selecting First Time for feature section)
#ticket2ride #AIFVF2022

SPRING 2022 SCREENINGS

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

KURZFILMTOUR DARMSTADT
Jul 07, 2022, 20:00 „First Time“ Audimax

11TH BILDRAUSCH FILMFEST BASEL
Jun 22-26, 2022, „Inflorescence
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KURZFILMTOUR
Jun 10, 2022 21:45, „First Time“
Thalia Kino Dresden

12TH SICILIA QUEER – INTL. NEW VISIONS FILMFEST
May 30-June 5, 2022, „First Time“
SQ, Via Catania 73, Palermo

19TH VIENNA SHORTS INTL. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
May 25-30, 2022, „First Time“
viennashorts.com/programme/die-besten-der-festivalsaison

34TH FILMFEST DRESDEN
Apr 9, 2022 23:30, „First Time“ at Summertime Sadness Special Program

THIS IS SHORT
Apr 7-12, 2022, European Short Film Network
Festival Favorites Selection „Inflorescence

14TH GO SHORT – INTL. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Apr 01-10, 2022, Nijmegen, NL „Inflorescence“ (New Wave of German Filmmakers Program)

49TH ATHENS INTL. FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
Apr 01-07, 2022, Athens/Ohio „First Time“

FIRST LOOK MOMI NYC
Mar 16-21, 2022, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Queens, New York City „First Time“ + Q&A Mar 21 5pm

LOCARNO IN LA
Mar 17-20, 2022, Arts+Archives, 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles „First Time“ Mar 18 2022 6pm

FIRST TIME – US REVIEWS

reverseshot.org/features/2915/first_time_violet
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thefilmstage.com/7-films-to-see-at-momis-first-look-2022

“[…] Once the focus is on the potential lovers, a cacophony of voices and the twilight hues coming through the window enrapture us […]”

latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-03-17/locarno-in-los-angeles-film-festival-international


First Look at a Changing World
GCN, Steve Erickson

„[…] Shot just before sunset, “First Time” uses color and light to great effect, going from abstract flashing orange images to the sun’s blinding glare to complete darkness in a few minutes. (It alludes to the heterosexual love story of Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy.) While minimalist, “First Time” is lively, avoiding slow cinema clichés in favor of a lighter approach.“

gaycitynews.com/first-look-at-a-changing-world

„FIRST TIME“ USA DOUBLE PREMIERE

East Coast, NYC
March 20, 2022 5pm, Museum of the Moving Image, (First Look), 36-01 35th Ave, Queens, New York City

West Coast, LA
March 18, 2022 6pm, Locarno in Los Angeles – 2022 Arts+Archives, 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles

FIRST TIME_Poster Nicolaas Schmidt

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Szene Hamburg Interview

THE FILM STAGE TOP TEN INCL. FIRST TIME

„Romance is front and center in Nicolaas Schmidt’s FIRST TIME, even if it’s not obvious. The opening plays Robin Beck’s power ballad over footage of ’80s Coca Cola ads of people showing outward expressions of love and affection before it transitions to the main event: a 40-minute single take of two young men sitting across from each other on the subway, total strangers who sit in silence on their commute while throwing quick, stealthy glances at each other every now and then. Schmidt sets the scene but leaves plenty room for interpretation, given the setup of the shot itself. You can admire views of Hamburg during golden hour; you can hone in on the soundtrack of post-rock tunes combined with the hustle and bustle of passengers; you can see a tale of unspoken queer romance building before your eyes; or you can just get bored senseless by two guys sitting on a train. FIRST TIME is a film made up of possibilities, and by laying them all out so plainly it makes a strong case for acting upon one’s own desire rather than letting the moment pass.“ – C.J. P.

The Film Stage (Top 10 Films of 2021)

MERRY XMAS AND A BETTER 20202

XmasCard №14, Hamburg Eimsbüttel, 2021

OUT OF HIGH-PERFORMING

Because of nice cute private circumstances we are temporarely barely available. There will be no way to us attending any film festival soon.
Since „FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET]“ can only be experienced in movie theaters, there will be no online streamings for now.
Stay healthy, see you (again, maybe) in summer in cinema…

Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis für FIRST TIME

Nicolaas Schmidt mit Lola Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis
Symbolbild Dankesrede (Award Show Screenshot)

„Flackernde Schattierungen von Rot – Lichtstrahlen durchdringen die dünne Haut des geschlossenen Augenlids. Unvermittelt bricht die untergehende Sonne zwischen Bäumen und Häusern durch. In sich gekehrt, träge und doch im Fluss von Musik, Licht und den Kreisbewegungen der Hamburger Ringbahn öffnet ein jugendlicher Fahrgast behutsam seine Augen. Die vorbeiziehende Stadtlandschaft kommt zum Stehen; ein Song endet und die Szenerie kippt ins Dokumentarische bis ein attraktiver Gleichaltriger gegenüber Platz nimmt. Ein Möglichkeitsraum schimmert zwischen bedeutungsvollen oder doch nur zufälligen Gesten hindurch, zwischen hektischen Augenbewegungen, die mal Kontakt suchen, mal ausweichen. Über die Zusammenkunft der beiden Heranwachsenden und ihre fragilen Geschlechterrollen legt sich ein neuer Song wie eine verführerische Idee. Nicolaas Schmidt dehnt für FIRST TIME einen entrückten wie alltäglichen Kippmoment ins Unendliche. Dieser scheint ähnlich aufgeladen wie ein Coca-Cola-Werbespot aus den 1980er Jahren, der im Übrigen den Found-Footage-Prolog zum Film stellt. Doch während der Werbeclip normative Lebensmuster und Konsumbedürfnisse als Bedingung von Glückseligkeit kurzschschließt, schwebt Schmidt’s Arbeit in Ambiguitäten: Sie feiert den eskapistischen Moment im Alltag und kritisiert dessen kapitalistische Einverleibung auf eine Art, die zugleich von Parodie und sinnlicher Teilnahme bestimmt ist.“

Jury Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis (Sonderpreis für mittellangen Film: Jon Frickey, Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, Florian Fischer, Maike Mia-Höhne, Gunter Deller)

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Festival dei Popoli Firenze 2021: Best Med-Lenght Film Award for 🌇 FIRST TIME

„A completely surprising experience, linked to the perception of a real moment of life, marked by the flow of time, exceptional music and a playful use of a Coca Cola commercial. It is incredible how, with only one fixed shot, this film is able to take root in the mind of the viewer, asking endless questions and arousing so many sensations.“

Festival dei Popoli 2021 Jury (Kieron Corless, Anita Piotrowska, Luciano Barisone)

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Bucharest Intl. Experimental Film Festival: Best Directing Award for 🥀 INFLORESCENCE

„The prize for best director goes to a filmmaker that shot an image that might seem insignificant at first, but which gains its power because the director believes in it. And through repetition it becomes an act of survival, where we identity with a flower as the powerful center in a loop that never seems to end. The prize goes to Inflorescence by Nicolaas Schmidt.“

BIEFF Intl. Competition Jury (Mathieu Janssen, Antoine Chapon, Angelika Ramlow)
Nicolaas Schmidt mit Rose
Symbolbild mit Rose ©DoppelteUnendlichkeit

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