Wo wir sind
(Where We Are)


Due to her heroin addiction Christina Semnik has lost custody of her nine-year-old daughter Paula and now finds herself in stationary treatment. When she visits Paula for the first time in her new foster family, Christina is afraid of losing her forever. She convinces the girl to set forth on a journey into the unknown. But eventually, Paula has to make a choice...

2014, HD, 13min

A film by Ilker Çatak


35. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis - Bester Kurzfilm
2014 Student Academy Award Finalist Category - Foreign Film
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Kurzfilmpreis 2014
Next Generation Short Tiger 2014
22th CAMERIMAGE Film Festival
8th Edition of Grand OFF
BUtiful Film Festival Bourmemouth - Best Director Award
13th International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy - Audience Award
11th Naoussa International Film Festival
Shorts International Student Film Festival, Auckland - Best Postgrad Fiction Film
7th Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival, Lviv - Best director award
Overlook_CinemAvvenire Film Festival
KINOPROBA Filmfestival 2014, Yekaterinburg
Srebrena Traka Short Film Festival
Kyoto International Student Film and Video Festival
International Short Film Festival Magma – mostra di cinema breve, Acireale
34th VGIK-International Students Filmfestival, Moskau
Kinofest Lünen
interfilm 30. Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin
Diessener KurzFilmFestival
Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden
12th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Kalkutta
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
2th "Les Enfants terribles", The European Film Ferstival, Huy
15th Festival de Cine de Pamplona
Göttinger Kurzfilmfestival
Dithmarscher Kurzfilmfest_KUNSTGRIFFROLLE 2014
11th Jameson CineFest International Film Festival, Miskolc
4. OderKurz-Filmspektakel, Oderaue
29th ALPINALE Short Film Festival, Nenzing
Wiz-Art Festival_International Short Film Festival, Lviv - Best Director
Shorts at Moonlight
Figari Film Fest 2014, Golfo Aranci
XIII Euganea Film Festival, Padua
Fusion Festival, Lärz an der Müritz
Sardinia Film Festival, Sassari
Wendland Shorts
Tbilisi International Student Film Festival "AMIRANI 2014"
54. ZLÍN International Film Festival
GRR Festival, Ravenna
24. Filmkunstfest_Mecklenburg Vorpommern
20. Kurzfilmtage Thalmässing
FSF International Studenten Film Festival, Belgrad

Cast & Crew

Katharina Behrens
Paula Haberland

Screenplay by | Georg Lippert
Directed by| Ilker Çatak
Director of Cinematography | Johannes Kreuser
Editing | Jan Ruschke
Music | Marvin Miller
Sound | Daniel de Homont
Costume | Maike Buschhüter
Producer | Jakob Deutsch