On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday.
»Bosteri Under The Wheel« (2014), ifs film from the 5th semester, is the 23rd film in the series. The documentary by Levin Hübner (director), Lino Rettinger (producer), Fabian Klein (DoP) and Jascha Viehl (editing & sound design) won the 2nd prize at the Konstanz-based kurz.film.spielen and has been shown at the Berlinale and numerous international documentary film festivals.
»Bosteri unterm Rad« takes place in the middle of the Kyrgyz steppe: Between wild horses and one of the world’s largest mountain lakes stands a Ferris wheel that rotates only two months a year. An encounter with people left behind by the summer.
Director Levin Hübner
Levin Hübner studied directing in the 5th year of the BA Film at the ifs and graduated in 2014. His work has been shown worldwide at festivals such as the Berlinale (»Bosteri unterm Rad«, Perspektive Deutsches Kino) and has been awarded the Max Ophüls Prize (Audience Award for »Alter Egon«), at the Seriale (Best Screenplay for »Stage Fright«) or the German Camera Award (for »Alter Egon«). Together with business partner Fabian Wallenfels he founded the company Hübner/Wallenfels and was a scholarship holder of the Mediengründerzentrum NRW. Long and short formats for cinema, web, and TV followed — with partners like ARTE, WDR, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Sony Music, and Google Inc.
Producer Lino Rettinger
Lino Rettinger has also studied creative production in the 5th year at the ifs. Since graduating in 2014, he has been working as a producer and is a shareholder of Lichtblick Film Rotterdam Lab 2020, Berlinale Talents 2020 and the ZFF Masterclass 2020. He received the Filmpreis NRW for his film »easy love« together with director Tamer Jandali at the FFC 2019.
Director of Photography Fabian Klein
Fabian Klein studied camera in the 5th year of the BA Film and also graduated in 2014. His graduation film »Nirwana« was nominated for the Michael Ballhaus Förderpreis and as Best Mid-Length Film at the First Steps Awards 2014. After his studies he shot the cinema documentary »Gestrandet« (nominated for Max Ophüls Award) as well as several short films, commercials and documentaries. He also worked as a camera operator and 2nd Unit DoP for former ifs professor David Slama (»Junges Licht«, »Mackie Messer – Brecht’s Threepenny Film«) and Chau The Ngo (»Die Mitte der Welt«, »Baghdad in my Shadow«).
Editor & Sound Designer Jascha Viehl
Jascha Viehl studied Editing Bild & Ton in the 5th year of the BA Film at the ifs.
Since completing his studies in 2014, he has been working as a freelance sound designer, mixing engineer and sound editor for cinema and advertising films. In the role of sound designer he worked for the films »easy love« and »End of Season« among others. As Sound FX Editor he worked for example on the movie »Der Hauptmann«, which was awarded the German Film Prize for sound design in 2018.
Click here for the film (release date: 08.09.-15.09.2020):