Trust is good, the Hof short film Rendezvous is better

    HoF Short Film Rendezvous

    When the lights come on this Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 8:00 p.m. at the Hof Virtual Central Cinema, we will show three short films from the past festival that focus on the topic of trust:

    Trust in the relationship – in MY MIRROR by Franziska Schönenberger and Jayakrishnan Subramanian, a young lonely Indian woman inspires her Instagram followers with her singing videos. Her husband, who lives abroad, is extremely suspicious. This has terrible consequences.

    Trust in the film team – Philip is shooting a commercial for a difficult client. To his great misfortune, the latter is on location and a contest of incompetence is unleashed. THE GREAT FAILURE begins – a film by Max Walter.

    Trust in the neighbors – when the young, spirited Salome moves into a tranquil apartment building with her husband, she throws pensioner Engel and the well-off couple Gabriele and Oscar into chaos with her joie de vivre. A tricky situation into which ANGELS IN CRAZY TIMES by Khatia Kurasbediani brings us.

    But the HoF Rendezvous is even better: because after the films we’ll turn to our directors again in an interactive conversation. This creates trust, trust which these filmmakers also give us on this cinema evening.

    As always, the entire evening is free of charge. However, you are welcome to purchase donation tickets with a freely selectable amount. All proceeds will go to the rights holders in equal parts. Many thanks to our HoF-Rendezvous supporters Central Kino Hof, Rotary Club Hof and » Kino on Demand.

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    HoF Rendezvous online screening of three short films with an interactive chat, total running time 60 minutes, geoblocking for Germany

    Short film / Germany, India, Sri Lanka / OV Tamil with German subtitles / 19 minutes / Director: Franziska Schönenberger & Jayakrishan Subramanian

    Short film / Germany / OV German with English subtitles / 19 minutes / Director: Max Walter

    Short film / Germany / OV German, English, Georgian with English subtitles / 22 minutes / Director: Khatia Kurasbediani

    Afterwards: Film talk with the directors and the artistic director of the Hof International Film Festival, Thorsten Schaumann, as well as interactive chat without geoblocking. The Zoom access link for the informal get-together afterwards, which will not be broadcast publicly, will be announced towards the end of the film talk.

    Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 8:00 pm (film starts at 8:30 pm)

    Virtual Central Cinema Hof, access via

    How much:
    Donation ticket with freely selectable amount – all proceeds go in equal parts to the rights owners.

    Since 2017, the Hof International Film Festival has been organizing the HoF Rendezvous under the motto “let’s do it again” at the Central Kino in Hof and at the Lodderbast in Hanover. These are screenings organized throughout the year as part of the Hof International Film Festival. The filmmakers also present their films in person. By doing this, we allow the festival to have further impact and increase the anticipation for the next festival edition. And at the same time, the filmmakers are promoted once again through our communication channels.

    The HoF Rendezvous currently takes place, online and live, in the virtual Central Kino with the support of the Rotary Club Hof as well as Kino on Demand.