Duodrom

 a film by Basil Vogt, DCP, 8 min 42 sec, 1:1,85, Dolby Digital, CH 2019 

© 2019 Virage Film | in co-production with SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen | SRG SSR

 Worldsales: Bonobostudio 

Synopsis (english / deutsch / français):

We all have two sides. But if even the tiniest scare splits someone into a timid skin on the one hand and an overconfident skeleton on the other, that person has a lot of work ahead to bring their characteristics back into harmony again. 

Wir alle haben zwei Seiten. Doch wenn einer beim kleinsten Schreck in eine schüchterne Haut und ein übermütiges Skelett zerfällt, muss er sich schon ins Zeug legen, um seine Charaktereigenschaften wieder in Einklang zu bringen.

Nous avons tous deux côtés. Mais si même la plus petite frayeur divise quelqu'un en une peau timide d'une part et un squelette trop confiant d'autre part, cette personne a beaucoup de travail devant elle pour ramener ses caractéristiques à l'harmonie.

Awards

Youth Jury's Award, Best Animated TV, 1st prize, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2019

Best Swiss Short Film, Gässli Film Festival 2019

Kids Award, New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2020

Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Award, New Chitose Airport Festival 2020

Honorable Mention, KuanDu International Animation Festival 2020

Best AnimatedFilm, AS Film Festival 2020

Best Short Film, Newcastle Australia, International Short Film Festival 2020

Audience Special Mention, Tbilisi International Animation Festival 2020 

Special Diploma of T-short 2021 "for wittiness and playfully easy solution of the question of knowing yourself"

"Gleis21 Oskar" audience award, Verein Trickfilm Dietikon im Gleis 21, Dietikon

Turku Animated Film Festival Turku, Finland, Junior competition 

aug 2019Gässli Film Festival, Basel, Switzerland

sept 2019 Fantoche Animation Film Festival, Baden CH, Swiss competition

 sept 2019 WFAF - Varna, Bulgaria, Panorama ”Best of the World”

 sept 2019 Krok Filmfestival, St. Petersburg / Moscow, competition

 sept 2019 Tirana International Film Festival,Albania, animation film competition

 oct 2019 KFF Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan, Children’s Jury – competition

 oct 2019 Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden, official selection

 oct 2019Maniatic Fest. Int. Cine Fantastico de Manises Spain

 nov 2019CICFF Chicago Int. Children’s Film Festival, Chicago USA 

nov 2019 ALTER-NATIVE Targu-Mures Romania, international competition

 nov 2019 ALCINE - Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

 nov 2019 Gazte Film Festival, Vitoria-Gasteiz Álava, Basque, Spain, official section 

 dec 2019 Animateka Ljubljana, Slovenia, Panorama 

 dec 2019Bogoshorts, Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia, children section 

 dec 2019 Les Nuits Magiques, Bègles F, international competition

 dec 2019 AMES Cinema Miudo Film Festival Galicia, Spain, official section 

 dec 2019 Bucharest Short Film Festival Romania, competition 

 jan 2020 Bamberger Kurzfilmtage Germany, competition

 feb 2020 Anima Brussels Belgium, official selection – Animated Night

 feb 2020 Animac Lleida Spain, official selection petit animac

 mar 2020 Roanne court métrage d’animation de Roanne F, Programme jeune public

 mar 2020 Glasgow Short Film Festival GB, family shorts 

 mar 2020Animfest Athen Greece, competition

 mar 2020 Mecal pro, Barcelona int. short and animation Film Festival Spain

 mar 2020Sonoma International Film Festival USA, official selection

 apr 2020 Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen NL 

 apr 2020 Cardiff Animation Festival GB, competition.

 apr 2020 Ismailiaint. Film Festival for Doc and Shorts, Egypt, Animation Competition

 june 2020 ProFiFest Prokuplje Film Festival, Serbia, official selection

 july 2020 Cabriolet Filmfestival, Beirut, Lebanon

 july 2020 Maremetraggio Shorts int. Film Festival, Trieste Italia, Kids’n’Teens 

 july 2020 Rural Filmfest Alicante, Spain, official selection

 july 2020 Cartoonclub Rimini Italy

 july 2020 Fabriano Festival internationale del cortometraggio, Roma Italy

 aug 2020 Guarimba Amantea Italy, programme La grotta dei piccoli

 aug 2020 Animafest The Interantional Animation Fest. of Cyprus, children’s film prog.

 sept 2020 Zlín Film Festival Czech Republic, Int. Competition for Children 

 sept 2020 Weird Segovia, Spain, int. selection of the animation market

 sept 2020 Chaniartoon- Int. Comic & Animation Festival, Chania Greece, selection 

 oct 2020 Rome Independent Film Festival official selection, Roma Italy

 oct 2020 Animafilm Baku, Azerbaijan, Best Short Animated Film selection

 oct 2020 Cinekid Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Best Int. Animated Short Competition

 oct 2020 BALKANIMA - European Animated Film Festival, Belgrade Serbia, panorama

 oct 2020 Animafilm Baku, Azerbaijan, Best Short Animated Film selection 

 oct 2020 Canlandiranlar festival, Istanbul Turkey 

 oct 2020 Sweaty eyeballs, Animation Film Festival, Baltimore USA, official selection

 oct 2020 KDIAF Kuandu Int. Animation Film Festival, Taipei City, Taiwan, Competition

 nov 2020 Wholesome Film Festival, Baltimore USA, official selection 

 nov 2020 WIFF Weyauwega Int. Film Festival, Weyauwega USA, Official Selection 

nov 2020 REFF React Short Film Festival, Catanzero Italy

nov 2020 ASFF, Asperger Film Festival, Rome, Italy

nov 2020 Court en Scène, Troyes France, young audience competition

nov 2020 New Chitose AirportAni. Fest. Chitose, Japan, “Int. Competition Family”

 nov 2020 Newcastle Int. Short Film Festival, Newcastle Australia, competition 

nov 2020 Tatsuno International Film Festival, Tatsuno Japan, Competition

nov 2020 AmarcortFilm Festival, Rimini Italy, Miranda competition

dec 2020 FICA Austral Int. Film Festival, Cordoba province Argentinia, offic. selection

dec 2020 PSIAFint. Ani. Festival & Expo, Palm Springs USA, official selection

 dec 2020 MMIFF Maramures Int. Festival, Maramures Romania, short film competition 

 dec 2020 TIAF Int. Animation Festival Tbilisi, Georgia, Children Film, int. competition

 jan 2021 Night of comedy shorts Milano Italy 

feb 2021 Budapest Independent Film Festival Budapest Hungary, competition

 feb 2021 VOID int. Animation Film Festival, Copenhagen Denmark, official selection

 apr 2021 Puppet Animation Festival Edinburgh, Great Britain

 apr 2021 T-Short online festival, Latvia, “Storyline films” competition program

 apr 2021 Oakland Short Film Festival, Oakland USA

 may 2021 Corti da Sogni - Antonio Ricci Film Festival, Ravenna Italy 

 july 2021 Ciné-Rencontre Prades, France, competition 

 july 2021 Insomnia International Open-Air Animation Film Festival, Russia

 july 2021 GIFF Melbourne Australia, official selection

 aug 2021 Animist int. Animation Film Festival, Tallinn Estonia, Films for Kids

 aug 2021 Defy Film Festival Nashville, Tennessee USA, official selection 

 sept 2021 I will tell Florida USA, official selection 

 sept 2021filmzeit Autorenfilmfestival Kaufbeuren Germany, competition

 sept 2021 Animation Volda Festival Volda Norway 

 oct 2021 Animattikon Projekt, Animation Film Festival, Paphos Cyprus

 oct 2021 TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival, Thessaloniki Greece, official selection

 oct 2021 Verein Trickfilm Dietikon im Gleis 21, Dietikon Switzerland 

 nov 2021 LittleBig Children’s Film Festival, Almaty Kazakhstan

 dec 2021 Animacción, A CoruñaSpain, official selection

 mar 2022Tehran International Animation Film Festival, Tehran Iran, competition

 aug 2022 Flipbook Film Festival, Skopje Macedonia

 aug 2022 Toshima Summer Art Festival, Tokyo Japan

 oct 2022 Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Gympie Australia 



Festivals & screenings


aug 2019

Credits:

Author & Director: Basil Vogt Producer: Saskia von Virág Script Consulting: Rachel Schmid Editing: Mirjam Krakenberger Layout: Oswald Iten, Basil Vogt Animation: Simon Eltz >, Jesús Pérez >, Basil Vogt, Jonathan Wuest

Cleaning / 2nd animation: Janine Richener, Ferdinand Irion

Music & Composer: Hipp Mathis > Sounddesign: Thomas Gassmann Foleys: Dieter Hebben > Soundmix: Jacques Kieffer (Studio Magnetix) Lab: Cinegrell Zürich Financial support: BAK (Eidg. Departement des Innern, Bundesamt für Kultur) SRF/SRG SSR, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Aargauer Kuratorium. Production: Virage Film > Co-production: SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Redaktion SRF: Gabriela Bloch Steinmann

Director's statement

Due to a sleep disorder, there was a time when I felt like I was two different people moving through life. One person was a sort of skeleton who was naked with exposed tendons and had erratic, uncontrollable movements. In parallel, there was another person, who reminded me of a wet washing up cloth, moving synchronously but with a little distance and a bit of a delay. 

 I became both irritated and pleasantly creeped out by the idea of a person who is made up of two very different types of figures. Two figures who wish to join together to become a whole person again. The ways that the two figures are materially different give them special skills to overcome obstacles that the other one cannot. Yet, they are dependent on one another. Naturally, conflicts arise because of their different personality and body types. The challenge of dealing with this duo builds the basis of an adventure story that moves beyond a personal story. 


Erklärung des Autors (Director's statement deutsch)


Bedingt durch Schlafstörungen gab es eine Zeit, in der ich mich manchmal fühlte, ich sei als zwei unterschiedliche Personen unterwegs. Die eine Person ist eine Art Skelett, nackt mit Sehnen und mit fahrigen, unkontrollierbaren Bewegungen. Parallel dazu, mit einem Abstand von vielleicht 65 cm, geht synchron doch mit etwas Verzögerung eine träge Haut, die an einen nassen Bodenlappen erinnert. 

 Die bildliche Vorstellung, sich als zwei Figuren aus unterschiedlichen Körperbestandteilen durch die Gegend zu schleppen, zwei Figuren deren Wunsch es ist sich wieder zu einem ganzen Menschen zusammenzusetzen, hatte mich zwar anfänglich irritiert und angenehm gegruselt, aber auch fasziniert.

 Ich entwickelte die beiden Charaktere Skelett und ‚Haut‘. Die beiden Körper differenzieren sich in ihrer Materialität und erhalten dadurch neue Fähigkeiten und Möglichkeiten. Sie können Hindernisse überwinden, die für einen Menschen nicht zu bewältigen wären. Aber sie sind auch abhängig voneinander und müssen immer wieder zueinander finden. Dabei kommen ihnen ihre unterschiedlichen Charakterzüge in die Quere. Dies bildet die Ausgangslage für eine abenteuerliche Geschichte, welche über ein Nacherzählen meiner persönlicher Gefühle hinausreicht.