Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Short Documentary Film, DE 2017, Farbe, 26 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2017

Director: Kristina Schranz, Co-Regie: Caroline Spreitzenbart
Script: Kristina Schranz, Carina Zech
Camera: Caroline Spreitzenbart
Editor: Sophie Oldenbourg
Location Sound: Marie Freund, Julia Nehls, Kristina Schranz, Carina Zech
Production: HFF München


What remains is emptiness – after being crossed by hundreds of thousands of refugees in winter 2015, the border town Spielfeld has returned to its normal state. Fences, tents, and a sophisticated “border management system” wait ready for the next rush, which, however, fails to appear. A film about a town that after a period of brief, dubious fame has long disappeared from the media’s field of vision.