photo © Pius Neumaier

For most people, sleep comes naturally, but for others, the night turns into an ongoing struggle to drift off into oblivion. This film explores what it’s like to be awake against one's will and the feelings that accompany the passing of sleepless time.

Anna Frances Ewert was born in 1986 in Villingen. From 2007-2010, she studied at the Edinburgh College of Art with a focus on documentaries. Since 2011, she has been studying Directing in the documentary class of the University of Television & Film in Munich (HFF/M). Her short INTO THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (2011) screened at numerous festivals, won the Golden Gate Award for Best Short Documentary in San Francisco 2011 and was nominated for the Cinema Eye Honor 2013.
Category Documentary, Short
Year of Production 2012
Director Anna Frances Ewert
Screenplay Anna Frances Ewert
Cinematography Pius Neumaier
Producer Isabelle Bertolone
Production Company Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Length 10 min 8 sec
Format DCP, HDCAM, b&w, 16:9
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Dokfest Munich 2012, Sundance 2013, Huesca 2013, Edinburgh 2013, Warsaw 2013, Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro 2013, Black Nights Tallinn 2013, Go Short Nijmegen 2014

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