P.O.V. No.11 - Kleingeld (Small Change): Data on the film and director

KLEINGELD (Small Change)

Marc-Andreas Bochert
(Germany, 1999), color, 35 mm., 15 min

Principal production credits

Production design
Marc-Andreas Bochert
Eeva Fleig
Antonia Bergmiller
Dietrich Körner
Michael Schenk
Gabriele Lins


Homeless man
Frank Lienert-Mondanelli
Rolf Fahrenkog-Petersen
Kerstin Nikodemus
Lutz Michael
Hans Haasis

Awards won for Kleingeld include:

Oscar nomination for best live action short, 2000
Student Academy Award - Honorary Foreign Film, 1999
Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis, 1999 Filmband in Silber
Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis, 1999 - Sonderpreis der Jury
Gerling Produzenten Preis, Internationale Studentenfilmtage Sehsüchte, 1999
Prize of honor, International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, 1999
2nd prize, Narrative & Cinematography Award, Next Frame, 1999
Best Student Production, 47th Columbus International Film & Video Festival, Ohio
Audience Award, Filmfestival Münster, 1999
Audience Award, Filmfest Lünen, 1999
Official entry (in competition), Clermont-Ferrand, 2000
Best European Short, International Film Festival Bra, Italy, 2000
1st Prize, International Film Festival Cergy-Pontoise, France, 2000
Murnau-Kurzfilmpreis, 1999
Audience Award, Extérieur Nuit, Bordeaux, 2000
Best Student Film, Aspen Film Festival, 2000
Deutscher Kamerapreis-Kurzfilm (Eeva Fleig)
RTP-Award, 28th International Film Festival, Algarve, Portugal, 2000

Marc-Andreas Bochert

Born 1971 in Hildesheim, Marc-Andreas Bochert produced a number of video films in his youth which were shown at numerous competitions and awarded various prizes. He began studying film direction at the Film Academy (HFF) in Potsdam-Babelsberg. During his studies, he directed a number of short films while working as an assistant director on various film productions outside the academy. In 1999, he graduated with his thesis film Kleingeld (Small Change), which was awarded the Student Academy Award for best foreign film in 1999 and was nominated for the Oscar for best short film in 2000.
Since 1999, he has directed two TV fictions and also two commercials.
Marc-Andreas Bochert


1993 Aljoschas abenteuerlicher Alltag (Documentary, 16mm, 10 min.)
1994 Das Muster (Fiction, 16mm, 13 min.)
1995 Der Astronaut (Fiction, BetaSP, 25 min.)
1996 Schatten der Vergangenheit (Fiction, 16mm, 13 min.)
1997 "Tag der offenen Tür" (Spot, BetaSP, 1:30)
1999 Kleingeld (Fiction, 35mm, 15 min.)
1999 Lotte Primaballerina (Fiction, 16mm, 25 min.)
2000 Die Spezialistenshow (Fiction, 16mm, 25 min.)

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