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AFFENTANZ – HUNTER 

Short Film / Music Video (2023)

 

The name of the song Hunter says it all:

A hunter on the prowl. A stag in the scope. A finger on the trigger. But then - a crack. And from then on, everything changes. Although the name the name still says it all, but it's completely different than expected and completely different than you think. What follows is a dark, mysterious, sometimes surreal and sometimes tongue-in-cheek journey full of twists and surprises in the depths of the forest.

What emerged here is a film that breathes the spirit of a music short film. A film that, like a chimera, explores the boundaries between short film and music video and blurs them in the process. A film that is certainly not for everyone.

However, it is a work that was and still is a project that Cyprian is absolutely passionate about, into which he was able to put all his energy and passion without any restrictions or limitations. This is Cyprian's world without restrictions and also a visual and content-related rollercoaster ride to the single "Hunter" by Affentanz.

AFFENTANZ - HUNTER can look back on an impressive career at international film festivals and has already been honoured with incredible 31 awards.

In addition, HUNTER has been shown at such unique venues as the British Museum in London (as part of the British Horror Film Festival) and was / is in the Official Selection of major international festivals such as  SLAMDANCE (Oscar and BAFTA qualifying film festival) or REGARD (Oscar qualifying short film festival)

 

Further information and content can also be found on the film's own page:

https://www.hunter-film.com/

 

 

 

CREDITS

 

CAST  Fritz Fenne, Thomas Brandlmeier, Paweł Procek, Georg Weber, Maximilian Schneider, Moritz Zielke   

DIRECTED & WRITTEN by  Cyprian Hercka       

DOP Timm Lange     

PRODUCTION Cyprian Hercka

FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  Alex Rottmann 

SET DECORATION  Johanna Jaworek     

MAKEUP ARTIST  Stefanie Weindl  

FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA  Zacharias Bürck 

CLAPPER LOADER  Leon Pieper 

GAFFER  Jonas Brans   

PRODUCER Cyprian Hercka & Martin Hillebrand  

3D ARTIST & COMPOSITING  Killian Kwasny    

EDITING Cyprian Hercka     

UNREAL ENGINE ARTIST & COMPOSITING  Cyprian Hercka     

COLORIST  Look DNA • Rainer Bültert     

 

AWARDS

• Best Director, 2023 - British Horror Film Festival, London (@British Museum)

• Best Music Video, 2023 - British Horror Film Festival, London (@British Museum)

• Best Cinematography, 2023 - British Horror Film Festival, London (@British Museum)

• Best Music Video, June 2023 - CANNES - World Film Festival, Cannes

• Best Music Video Director, June 2023 - CANNES - World Film Festival, Cannes

• Best Director, 2023 – Madrid Indie Film Festival, Madrid

• Best Music Video, 2023 – Madrid Indie Film Festival, Madrid

• Outstanding Achievement Award, June 2023 (Category Music Video) - IndieX Film Fest, L.A.

Best VFX, June 2023 - IndieX Film Fest, L.A.

• Outstanding Achievement Award, June 2023 (Category Horror Short) - IndieX Film Fest, L.A.

Best Munich Music Video, June 2023 - Munich Music Video Awards, München

Best Cinematography, June 2023 - Munich Music Video Awards, München

Best Actor Music Video, June 2023 - Munich Music Video Awards, München

• Best Cinematography Music Video, June 2023 - Sweden Film Awards

Best Music Video, June 2023 - Carpe Diem Film Festival, Barcelona

Best Music Video, July 2023 - Indie Short Fest, L.A.

Gold Award, July 2023 (Category Horror Short) - Independent Shorts Award, L.A.

• Best Shock Award, July 2023 (Season 9) - Europe Music Video Awards, Košice, Slovakia

Best Music Video, July 2023 - Los Angeles Film Awards, L.A.

• Best Picture, July 2023 - Festigious Los Angeles, L.A.

• Best Music Video, July 2023 - Festigious Los Angeles, L.A.

• Best Music Video, August 2023 - Berlin Shorts Award, Berlin

• Best Music Video, August 2023 - Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, Athen

• Best Cinematographer, September 2023 - Canadian Cinematography Awards, Toronto

Best Music Video Cinematography, September 2023 - New York Cinematography AWARDS, New York

Best Music Video, September 2023 - New York Cinematography AWARDS, New York

• Best Music Video, August - September 2023 - BUCHAREST SHORTCUT CINEFEST, Bucharest

• Best Video / Clip, Summer Edition 2023 - Red Movie Awards, Reims, France

• Best Music Video - 1st Semifinal - Winner 2023/24 - PIIF, Porto, Portugal

• Audience Award, 2023 - ARFF Berlin, Berlin

• Best Visual Effects (Short Movies Narrative), 2024 - FICIMAD, Madrid

OFFICIAL SELCTION

• REGARD– Saguenay International Short Film Festival - Official Selection 2024, Saguenay, Canada

• SLAMDANCE Film Festival - Narrative Short Official Selection 2024, Park City, Utah 

• Paris In The Dark - Dark Comedy Category – Official Selection 2024, Paris

• Isla Calavera Fantastic Film Festival - Short Film Official Selection 2023, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

• FilmQuest - Music Video Category 2023, Provo, Utah

• British Horror Film Festival - Short Film Official Selection 2023, London (@ British Museum)

• New York International Films Infest Festival - Music Video Category 2023, New York

• MADRIFF (Madrid Indie Film Festival) - Official Selection 2023, Madrid

 

NOMINATIONS

Best Music Video, 2023 - FilmQuest, Provo, Utah – United States

• Best Cinematography, June 2023 - IndieX Film Fest, L.A.

• Best Music Video, June 2023 – Rome Prisma Film Awards, Rom

• Best Director, June 2023 – Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Fest, Barcelona

 

 

 

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