Heiko Kalmbach

Short Film by Heiko Kalmbach, USA / Germany, 2000, 16mm, © spoonfilm 2000

Prize for Most Original Short Film at New York LES Film Festival

“I dreamed New York wasn’t here. - I mean, it wasn’t in America. - I dreamed New York was in Paris. It was wonderful.”

featuring, developed with and dialogues by Penny Arcade and Edgar Oliver
cinematography by Claudia Marcel and Mario Pegoraro / location sound by Evald Ridore, Déva Palmier, Antonia Baehr / assistant director: Angela Christlieb, production managers: Giulia Marletta, Rachael Maxwell, camera assistant: Isabell Spengler, gaffer: Dietmar Post, paintings by Helen Oliver Adelson, music by Frank S. Blumm, sound design by Matthew Polis, titles by Coralie Anna Bausch, negative cutter: Noelle Penraat, lab: Du Art NY

“A pair of eccentric slackers, once exotic flowers of the early 1980’s East Village scene, find themselves beached against their will on an island of apathy and idle dreams, agoraphobic and marooned amongst the ever-encroaching restaurateurs of Avenue B. A poetic lament starring Penny Arcade.” Pandaemonium 2001, London

"One among the Inside Out programming members' not-to-be missed flicks. It is beautifully shot and challenges how we define queer film." XTRA Toronto

"Among the more notable short works screened in competition at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2000." (Filmmaker Magazine)

Lower East Side History Month @ Theatre 80 St. Marks, NYC, May 12, 2014, leshistorymonth.org/
Lower East Side Biography, NYC, May 29, 2013, mnn.org
Vienna International Short Film Festival, May 2010, viennashorts.com
Howl Festival New York City, USA, August 2003
New Hampshire College, USA, February 2003
Goethe Institute New York, USA, October 8, 2002
Superlounge @ GAle GAtes et al., Dumbo, New York, USA, April 19, 2002
Independent Exposure Houston, Texas, USA, March 29, 2002
The Blinding Light!, Vancouver, Canada, September 21, 2001, blindinglight.com
Independent Exposure McMurdoc Station, Antarctica, September 5, 2001
Flicker, Knitting Factory, New York, USA, August 6, 2001, knittingfactory.com
OutFest Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 16, 2001, outfest.org
Millennium Film Workshop New York, USA, June 16, 2001, millenniumfilm.org
Toronto Society of Architects, Canada, May 14, 2001
Independent Exposure Seattle, WA, USA, March 22, 2001; blackchair.com
Pandaemonium, Biennal of Moving Images London, England, March 2-9, 2001
Kino 46 Bremen, Germany, February 24, 2001
Moxie! Awards, Santa Monica International Film Festival, CA, USA, February 14-19, 2001
Art In General, NY, USA, January 13, 2001; artingeneral.org
Goethe Institute Paris, France, January 12, 2001
San Francisco IndieFest, CA, USA, January 11-18, 2001; sfindie.com
SBS Australia’s EAT CARPET, Spring 2001
MIX Festival New York City, NY, USA, November 15-19, 2000; mixnyc.org
Louisville Film & Video Festival, KY, USA, November 8-12, 2000; LouisvilleFilmFest.com
Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, WA, USA, October 20-26, 2000
Next Frame Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 6-11, 2000 & international tour; nextframe.org
NewFilmMakers, New York, NY, USA, September 27, 2000; newfilmmakers.com
Young Collection, Bremen, Germany, September 20, 2000
Brooklyn Babylon Cinema, Brooklyn, NY, September 15, 2000
One Reel Film Festival Seattle, WA, USA, September 1-4, 2000; bumbershoot.org
International Short Film Festival São Paulo, Brazil, August 17-26, 2000; kinoforum.org
The New Festival, New York, NY, USA, June 1-11, 2000; newfestival.org
Inside Out Festival, Toronto, Canada, May 18-28, 2000; insideout.ca
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, May 4-9, 2000; kurzfilmtage.de
New York Lower East Side Film Festival, NY, USA, April 19-23, 2000
South By Southwest Film Festival, Austin, Texas, USA, March 10-18, 2000; sxsw.com

Distribution: The Film-Makers' Cooperative NY / Short Film Exchange Oberhausen / Micro Cinema

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Heiko Kalmbach

Heiko Kalmbach

Filmmaker, video artist, stage director.

Screenings and shows at Anthology Film Archives New York, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Art in General NY, Pilot London, the Knitting Factory NY, Lux Centre London, Manzi Art Space Hanoi, Meta House…

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Filmmaker, video artist, stage director.

Screenings and shows at Anthology Film Archives New York, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Art in General NY, Pilot London, the Knitting Factory NY, Lux Centre London, Manzi Art Space Hanoi, Meta House Phnom Penh, Goethe Institutes in Kolkata, Mexico City, New York and Paris, and at Festivals like Short Film Festival Oberhausen, São Paulo International Short Film Festival, South By Southwest Austin Texas, Mix Festival NY, Independent Exposure Seattle and Video Art Plastique Basse-Normandie.

Heiko Kalmbach's feature documentary IF ONE THING MATTERS – A FILM ABOUT WOLFGANG TILLMANS premiered in the Forum section at Berlin International Film Festival in 2008 and has been presented at Festivals in Copenhagen, Leipzig, Torino, Lisbon, Oslo and Toronto. Besides producing and directing his own work, Heiko has worked as writer/director, DP and editor for institutions like Rockefeller Foundation and YIVO Institute NY and for broadcasters like Arte, 3Sat, Discovery Channel Germany, SRF, M6 France, TV Ontario and SBS Australia.

His collaboration with composer Katharina Rosenberger, the interactive sound and video installation VIVA VOCE, featuring vocal artists Shelley Hirsch, Juliana Snapper and Pamela Z, was shown at Human Resources Gallery in Los Angeles in 2013 and at Sweet Thunder Festival in San Francisco in 2014. It will be on view in Berlin in September 2015.

Heiko Kalmbach’s work as stage director and projection designer has been presented at Volksbühne Berlin, La MaMa E.T.C. NY, Theaterhaus Jena, Fusion Festival, Chamäleon Theater Berlin, Aarshi Theater Group Kolkata, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Autorentheatertage at Thalia Theater Hamburg, Crash!Boom!Bau! Festival, Dramafest Mexico City, the Kitchen NY, Schleswig Holsteinisches Landestheater, Tanztage Bremen, Roxy Basel, Stadttheater Bern, Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, on Hapag Lloyd's MS Europa2 and on worldwide tour with the y2d/Chamäleon production LEO which was awarded the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, Three Weeks Editors Award, Scotsman Fringe First Award, Adelaide Critics Circle Award, Adelaide Fringe Award and the John Chattaway Innovation Award.

Heiko Kalmbach has been leading workshops and seminars in his fields of practice since the late 1990s. He pursued Drama, Film and Cultural Studies at Universities in Berlin and Bremen before earning a BfA in Film (Honours) at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1998. He has been teaching spatial media design at Technical University's MA Program ‚Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum‘ in Berlin since 2011 and has been a studio tutor and lecturer for film and dramaturgy at the Architectural Association's Interprofessional Studio in London since 2009.

Individual grants and residencies include an Artist's Fellowship for Film from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Martin Scorsese Award, Russell Hexter Filmmaker's Award, Nestor Almendros Award, Artist Residencies at Camargo Foundation in France, MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, USA, kunst:raum Sylt-Quelle in Germany, Human Resources Gallery LA, USA, and at Sitterwerk St Gallen in Switzerland.

Heiko Kalmbach @ IMDB - imdb.com/name/nm1272133/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
VIVA VOCE - interactive sound & video installation - vivavoce.ch
VIVA VOCE - select clips of installation - VIVA VOCE selects
AA London - Interprofessional Studio @ Architectural Association London - interprofessionals.net
TU Berlin - Szenischer Raum / Spatial Composition - tu-buehnenbild.de/index.php
FRAMING REALITY - Taller de video-documentación - vimeo.com/user14237815
RE-MEX - el poder de las artes - facebook.com/Remex.artes
IF ONE THING MATTERS - a film about Wolfgang Tillmans, Berlinale 2008 - berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/2008/02_programm_2008/02_Filmdatenblatt_2008_20085090.php
LEO - Video Design - facebook.com/pages/LEO/220813137947193
STABAT MATER & TOSCA, SST - Projection Design - theater-saarbruecken.de

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