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Whatever the Weather / Bei Wind und Wetter (OV)
Animated Documentary, 11 mins

Wally’s childhood is increasingly turned upside down by her mother's alcohol addiction. She experiences the excesses and consequences of addiction first hand. Desperately, the eight-year-old tries to keep up normality in her own life and the life of her family by any means. A roller coaster ride between helplessness, excessive demands and desperation begins. It’s a daily struggle for survival.

Trailer german / english / french


Director, Script, Key-Animation:           Remo Scherrer      
Animation:                                            Martin Hofer, Yael Schärer, Lorenz Wunderle, Lisa Leudolph
                                                             Lea Stirnimann    
Music:                                                   Rahel Zimmermann            
Sounddesign:                                       Moritz Flachsmann
Recording and Mix:                              Thomas Gassmann
Producer:                                              Zeitraum Film GmbH, Carola Kutzner

In collaboration with Wally Wagenrad. www.wallywagenrad.com

Hochschule Luzern - Design & Kunst
SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

Supported by:
Bundesamt für Kultur, Sektion Film
Budesamt für Gesundheit, nationales Programm Alkohol
Aargauer Kuratorium

Available language versions:
German (Bei Wind und Wetter), english (Whatever the Weather), french (Par mauvais temps)

Distribution & Sales (worldwide except Switzerland):
interfilm Berlin Management GmbH

Whatever the Weather participates on following festivals:
Cinéfondation Selection 2016 - Festival de Cannes (FR), Mai 2016 - world premiere
MIAF - Melbourne International Animation Festival (AUS), June 2016
Animator 2016 - 9th International Animated Film Festival (PL), July 2016
GIFF - 19th Guanajuato International Film Festival (MX), July 2016
Animation Now! - New Zealand Film Festival (NZ), July 2016
Panorama Suisse 2016 - Festival del Film Locarno (CH), August 2016
Animaze 2016 - Montreal International Animation Film Festival (CAN), August 2016
DokuFest 2016 - 15th DokuFest Film Festival Kosovo (XK), August 2016
Fantoche - 14th International Animation Festival Baden (CH), September 2016
Milano Film Festival - 21st Milano Film Festival, September 2016
First Step Film Festival - International Student Film Festival (ALB), September 2016
Animatou - International Animation Festival Geneva (CH), October 2016
Hamptons - International Film Festival Hampton (USA), October 2016
Anim'est - International Animation Film Festival Bucharest (RO), October 2016
Tofuzi - International Festival of Animated Films (GE), October 2016
Un festival c'est trop court! - Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Nice (FR), October 2016
Tofifest - International Film Festival (PL), October 2016
FeSanCor - Festival Chileno International de Cortometrajes de Santiago (CHL), October 2016
DOK Leipzig 2016 - 59th Int. Festival For Documentary And Animated Films (DE), November 2016
interfilm - 32nd International Short Film Festival Berlin (DE), November 2016
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (NL), November 2016
Cork Film Festival - 61th Cork Film Festival (IRL), November 2016
Filmschoolfest Munich - Internationale Münchner Filmwochen (DE), November 2016
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage - 16th Flensburger Kurzfilmtage (DE), November 2016
Zinebi - Int. Documentary & Short Film Festival, Bilbao (ES), November 2016
Denver - 39th Denver Film Festival (USA), November 2016
Poitiers - 39th Poitiers Film Festival (FR), November/Dezember 2016
Animateka - 13th International Animated Film Festival Ljubljana (SVN), December 2016
Solothurner Filmtage - 52nd Solothurner Filmtage (CH), January 2017
Filmtage Friedrichshafen - Festival for short films and documentaries (DE), January 2017
Tampere - 47th Tampere Film Festival (FIN), March 2017
Dingle - 5th Animation Dingle Festival (IRL), March 2017
Changing Perspectives - 5th International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival (TUR), March 2017
Athens Animfest - 12h Athens Animfest (GRC), March 2017
Monstra - 16th Lisbon Animated Film Festival (PRT), March 2017
Ann Arbor - 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA), March 2017
Fête de l'Anim - 13. Fête de l'Anim (FR), March/ April 2017
Athens - 44th Athens International Film+Video Festival (USA), April 2017
Nashville Film Festival - 48th Nashville Film Festival (USA), April 2017
DocsBarcelona – 20th Int. Documentary Film Festival (ESP), May 2017
Gdansk DocFilm Festival - 15th DocFilm Festival (PL), May/June 2017
Supertoon - 7th International Animation Film Festival (HRV), July 2017
Thai Short Film - 21st Thai Short Film and Video Festival (THA), September 2017
LABF - 5th Let’s All Be Free Film Festival, London (UK), September 2017
Videomedeja - 21st International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA (SRB), September 2017
MiniKino - 3. Minikino, Bali (IDN), October 2017
ISFFC - 7. International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (CYP), October 2017
La Ciotat - International Best of Short Films FEstival, La Ciotat (FR), October 2017
Brasilia - Brasilia Animation Festival (BR), October 2017
Doc Fest - Dublin Doc Fest (IRL), November 2017

UPCOMING FILM MAKERS - Luzerner Filmpreis 2016 (1. Place) and special price for the score/ soundtrack
DOK Leipzig - honorary mention
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage - audience award
Tampere - Best Animation
Athens - Best Animation
Supertoon - special mention

First Steps (DE) - Award for graduation film of German-speaking Filmschools, September 2016
Schweizer Filmpreis 2017, Category "Best Animation Film"