International Short Film Contest 51 ED. 2023 ‘FRANCISCO GARCÍA DE PASO’ HUMAN VALUES MENTION
Germany 2023 20' Fiction
Autumn 2021. Oliwia’s home in the forest between Poland and Belarus has become a highly militarized exclusion zone. Every night, she leaves food and water in her garden for the refugees who are trying to make it through the woods. She hasn’t met anyone yet – until Hamid appears in front of her window. Her decision to help him entangles her in a tragic struggle with a system that outlaws humanity.
After shooting his first short films during his cinema arts studies in Stuttgart and Los Angeles, Joshua Neubert started as an assistant director on feature film, TV and streaming productions in Berlin in 2018. In 2020, he enrolled in the Filmacademy Baden-Wuerttemberg to study Film Directing.