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CENTRIFUGE BRAIN PROJECT (CENTRIFUGE)

CENTRIFUGE BRAIN PROJECT
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The “Centrifuge Brain Project” is a series of scientific studies that started in the 1970s. Dr. Laslowicz, an ambitious centrifugal researcher, explains the backgrounds of bizarre experiments conducted with giant amusement rides.

Hamburg-based filmmaker Till Nowak allegedly appropriates the aesthetics of a television documentary to take a tongue-in-cheek look at this industrialized search for freedom and happiness.


Till Nowak studied Media Design from 2000-2005 at the Fachhochschule Mainz. In 1999, he founded frameboX, a studio for digital art and animation. His short DELIVERY (2005) brought him international attention, winning more than 35 awards at international festivals and was nominated for the European Film Award. His other films include the highly-acclaimed shorts THE CENTRIFUGE BRAIN PROJECT (2011) and DISSONANCE (2015).
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Category Short
Year of Production 2011
Director Till Nowak
Screenplay Till Nowak
Cinematography Iván Robles Mendoza
Cast Leslie Barany
Producer Till Nowak
Production Company frameboX/Hamburg
Length 7 min
Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version
 English
Festivals San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Festival 2011, Münster Film Festival 2011, interfilm Berlin, 2011, 24fps Festival Abilene 2011, San Francisco International Animation Festival 2011, Exground Film Festival Wiesbaden 2011, Slamdance 2012, Clermont-Ferrand 2012, ViewFinders Halifax 2012, Aspen 2012, Annecy 2012 (In Competition), Indie Lisboa 2012 (International Competition), Crossing Europe Linz 2012, Moscow 2012, Palace Int. Short Film Festival Balchik 2012, Sarajevo 2012, Melbourne 2012, Guanajuato 2012, Bristol Encounters 2012, Message to Man St. Petersburg 2012, Animatou Geneva 2012, Uppsala 2012, Molodist Kyiv 2012, Cork 2012, Alcine Henares 2012, Flickerfest Sydney 2013, Go Short Nijmegen 2013, New York Int'l. Children's Film Festival 2013, Vienna Independent Shorts 2013, Karlovy Vary 2013, Winterthur 2013, Uppsala 2013, Tampere 2014 (Opening Film), Molodist Kiev 2015, Flickerfest Sydney 2016, Uppsala 2017, Tampere 2018
Awards Audience & Jury Award San Sebastian 2011, Audience Award Münster 2011, Kurosawa Award for Creative Excellence 24fps Festival 2011, 2nd Prize German Competition & Pille Filmgeräteverleih-Prize Exground 2011, Best Short Short Award Aspen 2012, Best Short Film & Film Club Federation Prize Moscow 2012, Audience Award Alcine Henares 2012

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