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20 SECONDS OF JOY

In the feature documentary, 20 Seconds of Joy, offers insight into the life, the fears and the career of BASE-Jumper Karina Hollekim, also the protagonist in Fatima’s Hand.
Within the long term project of 5 years, the film depicts many emotional moments and gives the audience a view into Karina’s thoughts, while simultaneously giving them a chance to understand the psychology of extreme sports, namely why someone would risk their life for a brief moment of happiness.

Year of production: 2007
Format: HDCAM SR
Filming format: 35mm, super 16mm, HD-CAM
Filming locations: Norway, Italy, West Africa, France, Switzerland, USA
Running time: 60 minutes
Languages: English, German w. English subtitles

Director/ principal cinematography: Jens Hoffmann
Script: Jens Hoffmann, Matthias Thoennissen
Air to air camera: Edgar Kraus
Additional camera: Stefan Schnappberger, Ralf Schweinboeck, Dee Dee Wallauer, Guenther Goeberl, Christof Oefelein, Fred Arne, Matt Herriger, Jeb Corlis, Christos Moisides, Ramon Morillas
Edited by: Matthias Thoennissen, Christopher Klotz
Producer: Cleonice Comino

FILM FESTIVALS/ AWARDS

Official Selections:
 

Wuerzburg International Film Festival 2010, Germany
HOTDOCS Canadian International Documentary Festival 2008, Canada
SARAJEVO Film Festival 2008
BOULDER International Film Festival 2008
IRAN International Documentary Film Festival "Cinema Verite" 2008
DETROIT Docs International Film Festival 2008, USA
Festival Int. de Cinema de Muntanya i Aventura de Torelló 2008
 
Awards
MENTION D'HONNEUR                                      26th Milano International FICTS Festival 2008
SPECIAL JURY AWARD                                      Vancouver Mountain Film Festival 2008
BEST DOCUMENTARY ON AIR                          Hory a Mesto 2008
BEST FILM ON MOUNTAIN SPORTS                 Banff Mountain Film Festival 2007
PEOPLE’S CHOICE/ AUDIENCE AWARDS        Banff Mountain Film Festival 2007
 
Cinema release dates in Germany and Austria:
 
Forumkinos Munich
10.06.2009
 
Cinepark Schrobenhausen
10.06.2009
 
Metropol Stuttgart
11.06.2009
 
Cinecitta Nürnberg
18.06.2009
  
AIB Vision Kino, Bad Aibling
18.06.2009
  
Rundkino, Dresden
18.06.2009

Zeisekinos Hamburg
03.07.2009

AUSTRIA
 
Hollywood Megaplex Pasching
11. Juni 2009
 
Hollywood Megaplex Metropol Innsbruck
11. Juni 2009

Hollywood Megaplex Gasometer Wien
 11. Juni 2009

 
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