Seasonal Guests

a film by Dorothea Carl

Seasonal Guests

Germany | 2019 | 14:08 min

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Formal Categories

Nature / Animals

Content Categories

Documentary Short film
On the way to the island Neuwerk you pass the mudflat. A world in between absence and presence, water and land. The essayistic film approaches this transition zone from different angles and time periods.

The millennia-old landscape of the Wadden Sea on the North Sea coast has been protected as a natural heritage site for decades and is now facing destruction more than ever.
The essayistic short film examines how this uncertain transition in the Hamburg mudflats cannot be seen but can be imagined with images from an intermediate world in overlapping rhythms, flowing absences and presences, tides, seasons, migratory birds, locals and tourists.

Alin Bîrlean, Jürgen Busse, Sabrina Goldbach, Imme Flegel, Johanna Hieronimus, Eric Walter
Professional Documentary Award — St. Francis College Women's Film Festival , NY
Second Prize — Festival KUNSTGRIFF ROLLE 
Documentary Grand Prize — 6th Festival of Cinema and Sea Morocco
honorable mention in the Summer Edition — Cinalfama Lisbon IFF
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
4th Pune Short Film Festival, India 
6th Goa Short Film Festival, India 

VI Short Movie Club Film Festival UNFILTERED CINEMA, Minsk, Belarus
Cast and Crew
  • Director Dorothea Carl (doro carl)
  • Digital Imaging Technician Martin Heckmann
  • Sound Stefan Prehn
  • Score Peter Imig
Original Languages


Production Company
Abbildungszentrum e. V.
Arnoldstraße 26-30, 22765 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 51908583
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