THE VOICE OF GOD
experimental film, India / Germany 2011, 10 mins
35mm, 1:1.85, colour, stereo, unknown language, no subtitles
available formats: 35mm or digital file

synopsis
If God would come down to earth and try to earn a living in Bombay, most probably he would very soon become successful as a voice over artiste, lending his voice to thousands of hindi movies and even more documentaries and public service films in India.
A melo-dramatic docu-drama with voice-over in stop-motion and long-time exposure.


technicalities
Exclusively made on analogue equipment in Bombay between 2007-2010, the film was shot on 16mm stock, using a Krasnogorsk-3 camera, which was modified to Super 16 mm gauge. Most of the footage was shot with a 2 minute long time exposure for each frame. To be able to combine the stop motion technique with long exposure times, the camera was triggered by an interface built by Dirk Göken
A short video of this device you can watch HERE

credits
voice: Harish Bhimani
idea, direction, camera, edit, sound: Bernd Lützeler
electromechanicals: Dirk Göken
translation: Pratik Rumde
director's assistant: Shrestha Mathur
director's assistant: Harold Collin Anthony
opticals: Satish C Ajgaonkar
audio mastering: Tobias Engl

distribution
arsenal distribution: 35mm | digital file

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awards
special mention filmzeitkaufbeuren, Germany 2014
3rd prize 20min|max Short Film Festival, Ingolstadt, Germany 2013
special mention Skepto International Film Festival, Cagliari, Italy 2013
special mention Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère, France 2012
gold remi award WorldFest Houston, USA 2012
jury's choice Black Maria Film & Video Festival, USA 2012

screenings
Image Forum Festival, Nagoya, Japan 2016
Image Forum Festival, Fukuoka, Japan 2016
Image Forum Festival, Kyoto, Japan 2016
Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Japan 2016
LaborBerlin: Film Ain’t Dead, Berlin, Germany 2016
Analogica Selection, ATA San Francisco, USA 2015
Skepto Short Film Festival, London, UK 2015
Millennium Film Workshop, New York City, USA 2015
IMA International Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala, India 2014
FilmSLAsia, Lausanne, Switzerland 2014
Analog Mania, Timisoara, Romania 2014
Kino B: Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA 2014
Analogica Selection, Teatro Delle Commedie, Livorno, Italy 2014
Festival de Curtas Entretodos, São Paulo, Brazil 2014
filmzeitkaufbeuren, Germany 2014
Analogica, Ora/Auer, Italy 2014-15
Directors Lounge Monthly Screenings, Berlin, Germany 2014
Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-based Artists, Berlin, Germany 2014
InTe Cinema Festival, Rome, Italy 2014
Dharamsala Film Festival, India 2014
International Art-House Film Festival "On The Timeline", Lublin, Poland 2014
Studio Two Three Film & Video Series, Richmond, USA 2014
Melbourne Video Art Society, Australia 2013
Open City Cinema, Winnipeg, Canada 2013
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas, USA 2013
Utopia Film Festival, Maryland, USA 2013
Goethe-Institute Seoul, South Korea 2013
Seoul International NewMedia Festival, South Korea 2013
dokumentART, Szczecin, Poland 2013
Free Form Film Festival, Salt Lake City, USA 2013
Film Southasia, Kathmandu, Nepal 2013
South Texas Underground Film Festival, USA 2013
Cairo Video Festival, Egypt 2013
Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington DC, USA 2013
Portobello Film Festival, London, UK 2013
Images Contre Nature, Marseille, France 2013
Contemporary Art Ruhr, Essen, Germany 2013
Artsfest Film Festival, Harrisburg, USA 2013
Currents - The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, USA 2013
Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Massachusetts, USA 2013
plattform: [no budget], Tübingen, Germany 2013
20min|max Short Film Festival, Ingolstadt, Germany 2013
vkunst, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt, Germany 2013
Somerville Open Cinema Festival, Massachusetts, USA 2013
Oodaaq Festival, Rennes, France 2013
Cinema Turbulent Film Festival, University of Victoria, Canada 2013
Australian International Experimental Film Festival, Melbourne 2013
Free Form Film Festival, Denver, USA 2013
globale Filmfestival, Berlin, Germany 2013
Skepto International Film Festival, Cagliari, Italy 2013
Iowa City International Documentary Festival, USA 2013
What The Festival, Visual Impact Club, Alfred State College, USA 2013
West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown, USA 2013
Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, Illinois, USA 2013
International Film Festival Zoom-Zblizenia, Jelenia Góra, Poland 2013
Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany 2013
0110 International Digital Film Festival, Mumbai, India 2013
VBK Berlin Artist Association, Berlin, Germany 2013
Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Germany 2013
Strange Beauty Film Festival, Durham, North Carolina, USA 2013
Fullframe Artfilm Festival, Vienna, Austria 2012
Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia 2012
Another Hole in the Head, San Francisco, USA 2012
LaborBerlin Films & Projections, Berlin, Germany 2012
Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes, Lambayeque, Peru 2012
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, USA 2012
Madurai Film Festival, India 2012
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK 2012
Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, Canada 2012
Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania 2012
Views from the Avant Garde - New York Film Festival, USA 2012
Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère, France 2012
Berwick Upon Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival, UK 2012
Cambridge Film Festival, UK 2012
Oblò Film Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland 2012
Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, USA 2012
Nowe Horyzonty International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland 2012
Experimental Film Fest Portland, Oregon, USA 2012
Crossroads Festival - San Francisco Cinematheque, USA 2012
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, USA 2012
Salon Flux #5, London, UK 2012
WorldFest Houston, USA 2012
german premiere Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award, Germany 2012
Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival, Germany 2012
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, USA 2012
Black Maria Film & Video Festival, USA 2012
Plan 9, Festival Experimentálních Filmu, Prague, Czech Republic 2011
Experimenta, Bangalore, India 2011
l'Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Spain 2011
Corona Cork Film Festival, Ireland 2011
Janela internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil 2011
Granada International Young Filmmakers Festival, Spain 2011
Ourense International Film Festival, Spain 2011
Festival Bollywoodského Filmu, Prague, Czech Republic 2011
Lucca Film Festival, Italy 2011
WNDX Winnipeg's Festival of Film & Video Art, Canada 2011
Camden International Film Festival, USA 2011
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico 2011
Festival Internacional de Cine Cinema Jove, Valencia, Spain 2011
Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA 2011
Paris–Delhi–Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris 2011
Santiago de Compostela, Spain 2011
IndieLisboa, Portugal 2011
world premiere International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands 2011