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Forward Motion / Vorwärtsgang

23 year-old Imo has been in jail for 4 years because of aggravated assault charges and needs to find his way to freedom.

2014, 30 Min, Documentary, 16:9, DCP
(original) German title: Vorwärtsgang

For the first time in his life, things are moving forward, but when his girlfriend gets pregnant, new problems arise. The youth welfare office doesn’t believe the young parents are responsible enough to raise a child…
Forward Motion is an extraction of one storyline of the documentary “Beyond Wriezen”, which was shown in 2013 at numerous film festivals and has received awards internationally.

Credits
Eine Produktion der Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
im Auftrag des ZDF/3sat

DIRECTOR Daniel Abma
EDITOR Jana Dugnus
CINEMATOGRAPHER Johannes Praus
2nd UNIT Anja Läufer
RE-RECORDING MIXING Linus Nickl
MUSIC Henning Fuchs
PRODUCER Cathrin Göbel
LINE PRODUCER Holger Lochau
VFX Oliver Seiter
COLOR GRADING Marc Lontzek
COMMISIONED EDITOR ZDF/3SAT Katya Mader

Awards

  • Best Short Film – Filmfestival Münster 2015, Germany

Festivals

  • Oct. 2015, DokumentART European Competition, NeuBrandenburg, Germany
  • Sep. 2015, Filmfestival Münster Short Film Competition, Münster, Germany
  • Mar. 2015, Landshuter Kurfilmfestival Documentary Competition, Germany
  • Feb. 2015, Bamberger Kurzfilmtage Documentary Competition, Germany
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