The Show Show - Poster | © Susanne Steinmaßl
© Susanne Steinmaßl
Short Film | 2016 | Docu-Drama, Essay, Experimental, Found Footage, Reality Show, Social Media Content, War | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days6
LocationsMünchen, Odessa

Project data

Length of movie26 Minuten
Aspect ratio16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Acquisition formatHD
Distribution formatDCP
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

A bright yellow room. On the inside, a smart showmaster philosophizing about digital media.
The guests: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The hurried browsing of pictures on the internet encourages the superficial gaze. We want information, in handy portions and rapidly consumable. Do the really important issues disappear amidst the cat videos, selfies and sensational news?
The showmaster’s sometimes profound, sometimes absurd one man show is interrupted time and again by documentary images from the Ukraine. A country in a state of war - the footage, however, shows calm streets and peaceful squares.
Only for the show?


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Manuel LöwensbergModerator [L]


2d animation directorKarim Dabbèche
Director of photographyGeorg Nikolaus
DirectorSusanne Steinmassl
DirectorJulia Fuhr Mann
EditorSusanne Steinmassl
EditorJulia Fuhr Mann
ComposerFlorian Kreier
(aka Angela Aux)
(aka Angela Aux)
Executive producerMaximilian Bungarten
ProducerSusanne Steinmassl
ScreenwriterSusanne Steinmassl
ScreenwriterJulia Fuhr Mann
StoryFlorian Kreier
(aka Heiner Hendrix)
(aka Heiner Hendrix)
Dialogue writerSeverin Schenkel
Production sound mixerDaniel Bärschneider


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Susanne Steinmassl2016MIEFF Moscow Int. Experimental Film Festival [ru]Best Short FilmNominated
Susanne Steinmassl2016Kino der Kunst [de]Bester KurzfilmNominated
Susanne Steinmassl2016Underdox [de]Videodox FörderpreisNominated


2017FranceClermont-Ferrand Short Film Market
2017GermanyPanama Plus
2017GermanyInternationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg
2016GermanyKunstverein München Jahresgaben
2016GermanySeekult Friedrichshafen