Short Film | 2009 | Drama | Germany

Main data

Shooting data

Number of shooting days6

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie12
Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material negativeHDCAM
Sound formatStereo

Brief synopsis

BY NIGHT is the story of Martin and Camille who live their deep love in a world where day never ends. Martin is a miniatures artist who creates magnificent snow globes. He is devoted to his job yet Camille is the most important thing to him, and most of the pieces he creates have a correlation with their own story as a couple. After a series of unexpected events, Martin discovers that Camille has a life in another reality, a life where a child is desperately waiting for her to awake again after an accident. By knowing this Martin makes the biggest sacrifices necessary to fully give Camille her life back. In a world of eternal day, Martin will have to find a way to create night so that Camille can wake up again in her lost life and go back to her son.

Finalist beim Nachwuchs Wettbewerb „Berlin Today Award“ des Berlinale Talent Campus, Premiere auf der Berlinale im Februar 2010


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Lucie ZelgerCamille [L]
Lène CalvezSchwester von Camille [SR]


director of photographyAlbrecht Silberberger
1st assistant cameraRafael JeneralA-Cam 1st AC
2nd assistant cameraUwe Zegnotat
video playback operatorNils Voges
casting directorLinda Steinhoff
casting directorLisa Stutzky
casting assistantUrsel Walldorf
costume designerManal Gleich
directorJuan Diaz B.
1st assistant directorUrsel Walldorfcasting
script supervisorAyuko Koresawa
editorJohannes Bock
assistant editorNils Voges
gafferPeter Kramer
lighting assistantJonathan Kaiser
makeup artist / hair stylistAndrea Pirchner
makeup artist / hair stylistKatja Schulze [1]
producerFabian Martin DieringBerlin Today Award, Berlinale 2010
assistant to producerNils Voges
production designerSven Sommer
assistant production designerMarleen Sturm6 Wochen Vorproduktion
assistant production designerKarsten BarthelBerlinale 2010 - Talent Campus
art directorMark Olaf FormanekSets-Best ArtDirect/InvitrioVisualBogota
art directorDirk BehrendSnow Globes
set decoratorMark Olaf FormanekBerlinTodayAward 2010 nominated
art department coordinatorMichael Wischnewski2 wöchige Tätigkeit
location scoutMartin Zillger
unit production managerDavid Besecke
unit production managerKathrin KrückebergVorproduktion
unit managerLena Bretschneider
set manager / 3rd ADSusanne Sickert
4th AD / Additional ADOskar Berg
set runnerSimon Lischka
production sound mixerLudwig Bestehorn
sound designerTatjana Jakob
coloristJulia C. Weber

Production companies

Molly Aida FilmBerlin Today Award, Berlinale 2010

Distributing companies

KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg [de]


Cameras and UtilitiesARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
GripARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
Stuntsmazzotti action
Lighting and UtilitiesARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
Production Servicesactisio GmbHWalkies
Production ServicesCinecat FilmcateringCatering
Locations and Studioszlocationz


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Mark Olaf Formanek2010Invitrio Visual Bogota [co]Best Production Design/Art DirectionWinner
Juan Diaz B.2010Berlin Today AwardBester FilmNominated
Sven Sommer2010Invitrio Visual Bogota [co]Best Production Design/Art directionWinner