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EN: Into the Realm of the Night: The transition from day to night. It magically casts a spell over us, we glide into it like water and enjoy it: despite all its dangers, it is the night we love.

DE: Ins Reich der Nacht: Der Übergang von Tag zu Nacht. Magisch zieht sie uns in ihren Bann, wie Wasser gleiten wir hinüber und genießen es: trotz aller Gefahren, ist es die Nacht, die wir lieben.

FR: Au royaume de la nuit: Le passage du jour à la nuit, qui nous jette un sort. On y glisse comme dans l’eau et on aime ça : en dépit de tous ses dangers, c’est la nuit que l’on aime.

ES: En el reino de la noche: La transición del día a la noche. Nos hechiza mágicamente, nos deslizamos en ella como el agua y la disfrutamos: a pesar de todos sus peligros: es la noche que amamos.

BRA: No Reino da Noite: A transição do dia para a noite. Ela magicamente nos enfeitiça, deslizamos nela como água e a desfrutamos: apesar de todos os seus perigos: é a noite que amamos.

Germany, 2022, regular 8mm, 5:40 Min.
Camera: Bauer 88F
Film stock: Fomapan R100
4K Transfer: Ochoypico, Madrid
Film processing: Andec Filmtechnik
Shot on location in Copenhagen, Denmark

Music: Uwe Rottluff

Vimeo (password-protected)


Digital film file (HD), 4K DCP, 16mm optical print (62m) without or with German subtitles


I have shot this experimental short film with my 65 years old regular 8mm old Bauer camera in Copenhagen, November 2021, when I was invited to a film festival. In a short break of the ongoing pandemic, the old amusement park reopened, which was a magical moment to me and I tried to capture the surreal atmosphere with my camera. All of the double exposures were done in-camera. Chemnitz-based musician Uwe Rottluff has created unique music with a Moog modular system.


04.12.2022 43. Europäisches Filmfestival Göttingen
20.11.2022 2nd Nature & Culture – International Poetry Film Festival
06.11.2022 21. FILMZ: Festival des deutschen Films
04.11.2022 Engauge Experimental Film Festival
15.11.2022 18th Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground, Argentina
02.11.2022 Museum Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz
9./12.10.2022 22e Festival européen du court-métrage de Nice, Un Festival C’est Trop Court, France
24.09.2022 8th DOBRA – Festival Int'l de Cinema Experimental
16.09.2022 Celluloid Now @ Chicago Film Society
04.09.2022 MegaFlix Film Awards
26.08.2022 28th Annual Brainwash Drive-in/Bike-in/Walk-in Movie Festival
09.07.2022 23. Dresdner Schmalfilmtage
22.06.2022 1º Pan-Cinema Experimental – Festival Internacional de Curitiba
09.06.2022 6th Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival
07.06.2022 15th Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
07.04.2022 Festival Universitaire du Film Underground
01.04.2022 Tokyo International Short Film Festival
04.03.2022 Festival di cortometraggi di Roma


2022 HONORABLE MENTION @ 43. Europäisches Filmfestival Göttingen
2022 BEST EXPERIMENTAL @ MegaFlix Film Awards (Gold Award)
2022 JURY AWARD @ 23. Dresdner Schmalfilmtage
2022 HONORABLE MENTION @ Festival del cinema di Cefalù
2022 BEST EXPERIMENTAL @ Festival di cortometraggi di Roma
2022 HONORABLE MENTION @ Tokyo International Short Film Festival


23. Dresdener Schmalfilmtage (JURY AWARD), 09.07.2022: “It is a film that grounds us in reality but then transcends the viewer into a mystic universe where music and image collide and space and time merge.”

Stefan Jung, 25.01.2022: “Atmospheric, dark and majestic. The viewer delves deep into this wonderful cinematic night.”

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