ifs-film of the week: The Rifle

Anlässlich ihres 20-jährigen Bestehens stellt die ifs jede Woche dienstags einen #ifsfilmderwoche online vor.

»The Rifle« (2014) is the 18th film in the series and graduation film by Florian Ross (director), Finn Christoph Stroeks (screenplay), Annik Roecker (producer), Florian Pley (camera) and Felix Meyer (editing) from the 5th year of the bachelor’s programme in film. The film was nominated for the Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award 2014 and was awarded the Engelke Short Film Award 2014 and the Movy Award 2014, among others.
Three friends, a hut in the woods and an invisible bear. Erik (Edin Hasanovic) is suicidal by conviction. His friends Alex (Franz Dinda) and Ben (Mirco Kreibich) take him to a cabin in the woods to get him back on his feet. When an old hunting rifle turns up, events take an unexpected turn. A film about friendship, trust and schnitzel rolls.

Director Florian Ross
Florian Ross studied directing in the 5th year of the BA Film at the ifs. Since graduating in 2014 he has been working as a director for feature films and commercials. In 2013 he was accepted into the European Web Video Academy. In 2018 he made his cinema debut with the tragicomedy »Vielmachglas«, for which Finn C. Stroeks wrote the screenplay. The comedy »Takeover«, directed by Florian Ross, is currently being shown in cinemas.

Screenwriter Finn Christoph Stroeks
Finn Christoph Stroeks studied screenplay at the ifs, also in the 5th year of the BA Film. After his studies he worked on the feature film »Der Nanny« (2015) with Matthias Schweighöfer, as well as on the »Vielmachglas« with Florian Ross, released in 2017. He also works as an author for Stand Up Comedy (Ilka Bessin – Comedians of the World / Netflix) and award ceremonies (Der Deutsche Filmpreis 2018/2020 and First Steps, 2014/2020).

Producer Annik Roecker
Annik Roecker studied in the 5th year of creative production in the BA Film at the ifs. After her studies she worked as a Junior Producer. Meanwhile she is a certified Hooplove-Coach and works as Hoop-artist.

Cameraman/DoP Florian Pley
Florian Pley studied in the first year of the then new course of studies Camera/Director of Photography at the ifs and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Since his studies he has been working mainly as a cameraman in the field of advertising, among others for brands like Amazon, Krombacher, BMW and many more.

Editor & Sound Designer Felix Meyer
Felix Meyer is a second year student of editing, and graduated from the ifs in 2014. Since completing his studies, he has been working as an editor for TV and is active in the field of music production and as a DJ.


Hier geht’s zum Film (Zeitraum der Veröffentlichung: 04.08.-11.08.2020):


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