Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions




Genre: Drama / Romantic Comedy
Running Time: 21 minutes
Year of production: 2015


The hopelessly romantic Lisa takes desperate measures to win her former lover back. But the fact that he already has a new girl at his side and that Lisa needs to bring her alcoholic father to an antivaricosecampaign photo shooting without letting him know, is not particularly helping. The tragedy takes its course.


Production Company: Christoph Rainer in cooperation with Filmakademie Wien, Columbia University & Filmakademie Baden Württemberg
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


Lisa : Vicky KRIEPS
Alf : Michael MAERTENS
Father : Max REIMANN
Customer : Tom LASS
Narrator : Peter FRICKE


Director: Christoph Rainer
Screenwriter: Christoph Rainer
Producer: Elsa Kremser, Mark Szilagyi, Nikolai Gemel
Director of Photography: Georg Geutebrück
Sound: Aljoscha Haupt, Simon Peter
Editing: Roland Stöttinger
Sound Editing: Simon Peter
Music Composer: D. Furrer, W.A. Mozart, G. Puccini


Genre: Drama / Romantic Comedy
Subgenre: Dramedy / Romance
Language: German
Country of origin: Austria & Germany
Year of production: 2015
Total running time: 21 minutes
Shooting format: 2K (Arri Alexa)
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 1:2,35
Sound format: 5.1


Best Short Film (Max Ophüls Prize)
Best Film (Columbia Film Festival)
IFP Audience Award (Columbia Film Festival)
Special Jury Award (Houston WorldFest)
Best Actress Award (Rahway Film Festival)
Best Student Film (New Jersey Film Festival)
Best Film Award (Karlsruhe Independent Days)
Best Performance (NewFilmmakers Los Angeles)
Youth Jury Award (Vienna Independent Shorts)
Best Actress (Jaipur Film Festival)
Best Romantic Film (Jaipur Film Festival)
Golden Circle Award (Caucus Foundation, L.A.)
Best Comedy (NewFilmmakers Los Angeles)
Award of Excellence (Best Shorts Competition)
Best Student Film (San Luis Obispo Film Festival)
Founders Award (North Carolina Film Awards)
Huyai Bros New Media Award (ISFVF Beijing)
Best Actress (Santiago Short and Long Film Festival)
Audience Award (Katra Film Series)
Best Film (Belgrade Student Film Festival)
Best Fiction Film (Fic Autor Film Festival)
Best Audiographer (Pune Film Festival)
Best Comedy (Film Festival of the Caribbean Sea)
Student Jury Award (Columbia Film Festival)
NBR Student Grant (Columbia Film Festival)
Best Narrative Film (Yale Film Festival)
Best Film (Flickfair Film Festival)
Best Actress (Revolution Me Film Festival)
Best Cinematography (Revolution Me Film Festival)
Best Directing (Revolution Me Film Festival)
Emerging Film Award (Kitzbühel Filmfestival)
Marion C. Green Award (National Board of Review)
Nominated for Best Actress (Myrtle Beach Film Festival)
Nominated for Best Screenplay (LA NewFilmmakers)
Nominated for the Austrian Film Academy Award 2017
Nominated for the Blaue Blume Award @ Berlinale 2017


37th ClermontFerrand Short Film Festival (FRA)
18th Shanghai International Film Festival (CHI)
38th Moscow International Film Festival (RUS)
28th Foyle International Film Festival (IRE)
10th Sapporo Short Film Festival (JAP)
28th Columbia Film Festival (USA)
8th Las Vegas Film Festival (USA)
17th Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film (AUT)
36th Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne (FRA)
10th Festival de Cortometrajes de México (MEX)
21st Festival du Film NancyLorraine (FRA)
8th Northern Wave Film Festival (ICE)
12th Vienna Independent Shorts Festival (AUT)
15th Ivy Film Festival (USA)
6th Austrian Independent Film Festival (AUT)
3rd Kitzbühel International Film Festival (AUT)
26th New Orleans International Film Festival (USA)
37th Kino Festival New York City (USA)
15th Pune International Film Festival (IND)
13th SCTVF Sichuan TV Festival (CHI)
44th Festival of Nations Film Festival (AUT)
9th Jaipur International Film Festival (IND)
17th Karlsruhe Independent Days (GER)
15th Cape May Film Festival (USA)
21st Filmschau Baden Württemberg (GER)
4th Annapolis Film Festival (USA)
15th Naples O'Court Film Festival (ITA)
21st New Jersey Film Festival (USA)
6th Balkan Beyond Borders Festival (GRE)
1st Austrian American Film Festival (USA)
4th La Guarimbia Film Festival (ITA)
22nd San Luis Obispo Film Festival (USA)
10th Filmfest Prague (CZE)
14th Tallgrass Film Festival (USA)
36th Autumn in Voronet Film Festival (ROM)
2nd Yale Student Film Festival (USA)
9th Jaipur International Film Festival (IND)
34th Long Island Film Festival (USA)
18th Sarasota Film Festival (USA)
15th Beijing Student Film Festival (CHI)
25th Florida Film Festival (USA)
7th NYC Independent Film Festival (USA)
19th Brussels Short Film Festival (BEL)
37th Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis (GER)
50th Houston WorldFest (USA)