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Shorts

BROKEN – THE WOMEN’S PRISON OF HOHENECK

(KAPUTT)

Year 2016
Runtime 7 mins
Language German
Subtitles English

This short film precedes the following film(s): Shorts: Animation, Best of Shorts: Winners Announced


WINNER – Best Short Documentary

Gabriele Stoetzer and Birgit Willschuetz were political inmates at Hoheneck Castle, a notorious women's prison, where they were forced to manufacture goods. Their story is one of overcrowded cells, despotic hierarchies, ruthless everydays, and the enduring effects of incarceration.

Screening as part of the Animation Shorts & Best of Shorts packages.

Countries

Germany
Awards
Grand Prix for the best film at 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; Special Award of the jury at Animafest Zagreb 2016; Audience Award for the best shortfilm at Berlin Shortfilm Reel Festival 2016; Shortfilm Award for the best shortfilm at Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Schwerin; Special Mention of the jury at Filmfest Dresden 2016
Festivals
Berlin International Film Festival, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Animafest Zagreb, Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Director
Alexander Lahl & Volker Schlecht
Producer
Max Monch, Alexander Lahl
Screenwriter
Alexander Lahl, Max Monch
Animation
Volker Schlecht
Sound
Hannes Schulze