by Maximilian Feldmann
2016 | HD | 51 min.
italian subtitles by EMM
Date saturday 8 july
A slum in a Romani neighbourhood. Ten-year-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams and documentary observations – a film as lively as its roaming heroine.
Maximilian Feldmann was born in Berlin in 1985. He shot his first documentary portrait in 2005 during his Voluntary Social Year in Ecuador. This was followed by several traineeships at film and TV productions. Between 2007 and 2015, he studied Documentary Filmmaking at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Since graduating in 2015 he works as a director and author for both fictional and non-fictional productions. VALENTINA is his graduation project. FILMOGRAPHY (Selection) 2016 VALENTINA (documentary, 51’, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with Fachhochschule Dortmund) 2015 ZEIGE DEINE WUNDE (TV-Spot, 30s, Stiftung Deutsche Depressionshilfe) 2013 CARACAS (documentary, 53’, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Festival: DOK Leipzig – German Competition) 2009 ARMUT IST EIN GROSSER GLANZ AUS INNEN (essay, 28’, Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg) 2009 §129B (documentary, 25’, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Festival: Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest) 2008 FRÄULEIN SCHMIDTMEYER (shortfilm, 10’, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Festivals: Max-Ophüls-Preis, Stuttgarter Filmwinter) 2006 AYAMPE, JOSÉ UND ICH (documentary, 30’, Festival: Deutscher Jugendvideopreis)