Apple on a Tree

Apple on a Tree
Scene from "Apple on a Tree" (photo © Astrid Rieger, Željko Vidović)

He’s an apple on a tree, happily hanging among other apples, enjoying the sun, letting the wind caress his body, but still there is one thing intriguing him: he wants to find out what it’s like to be a man.


Željko Vidović was born in 1975 in Livno/Bosnia. Since 1998, he has been studying at the Academy of Art & Design Offenbach. His films include: Das schwarze Land (2003) and Apple on a Tree (2006).

Astrid Rieger was born in 1979 in Brasov/Romania and moved to Germany in 1990. From 1999-2006 she studied at the Academy of Art & Design Offenbach. Her films include: Maudi (2001), Die Expedition zum Suedpol (2002), Luftloecher (2003), Rimbaud (2004), Apple on a Tree (2006) and Mammal (2006).
Genre Art, Music, Animation
Category Short
Year of Production 2006
Directors Željko Vidović, Astrid Rieger
Screenplay Astrid Rieger, Željko Vidović
Cinematography Mark Liedtke
Astrid Rieger
Phoenix the Devourer
Cast Phoenix the Devourer
Producer Astrid Rieger
Production Company Hochschule für Gestaltung/Offenbach
Length 5 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Animago 2006, European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck 2006, Bochum Videofestival 2006, Hamburg Short Film Festival 2006, Anima Mundi Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro 2006, Shorts at Moonlight 2006, Open Eyes Marburg 2006, Weiterstadt 2006, Backup Weimar 2006, Kyoto 2006, interfilm Berlin 2006, Munich Filmschoolfest 2006, exground Wiesbaden 2006, Short Cuts Cologne 2006, Saarbruecken 2007, Landshut 2007, Selb 2007, Ankara 2007, Anifest Trebon 2007, Toronto Worldwide Short FF 2007, Berlin & Beyond San Francisco 2007
Awards 1st Prize Education/Compositing Animago 2006, Audience Award & Jury Prize Bochum 2006, Audience Award & 3rd Prize Backup Weimar 2006, Audience Award & Special Mention Interfilm Berlin 2006

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