Rotten Candy

Film from the 5th semester of the ifs internationale filmschule köln
Germany, Scotland 2021 | drama | 28 min.

Ada is searching for her biological father, who lives in seclusion on a remote island – and accidentally runs over his favorite sheep Steve on the way. At first, the father doesn’t want to know anything about Ada. Only when she pretends to help him find Steve again do the two of them slowly become closer. Only the unpleasant smell from the trunk clouds the mood.


Directing: Jade Li
Screenplay: Jade Li, Nina Meyer
Production: Christopher Albrodt, Marius Kimmel
DoP: Thorsten Schönrade
Friederike Dörffler
Jade Li, Nina Meyer



Bobby Rainsbury, Gilly Gilchrist


Awards & Festivals

  • Nominated in the category »Best medium-length feature film« at Max-Ophüls-Preis 2021
  • Shortynale Filmfestival in Klosterneuburg, Austria 2021