Comments reż|dir Jannis Alexander Kiefer | DE | 2017 | 5 min prod|pro Milena Schäpers scen|wr Jannis Alexander Kiefer
“Comments” casts a glance at the German digital legacy of our society and is devoted to digital words: Real commentary from YouTube is interpreted and presented afresh in different chapters. (Amateur) actors embody the protagonists of the virtual conversations and give them human form thanks to the semi-documentary style adopted. This brings the true, yet bodiless events into a realm that the camera can then cover.
Jannis Alexander Kiefer, born in Berlin, studied "Audio-visual Media" at Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and completed some Interships in Munich, Freiburg and Berlin. His Graduation Film "A Moment At Grandma's"//"ein moment bei unserer großmutter" get invited to the 33. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest and won the Documentary Award at the 26th REC Youth Film Festival 2017 in Berlin, where he get invited as a Jury Member one year later. Since 2011 Jannis Alexander Kiefer works as a Freelancer for Camera Work, Editing and 2. Assistant Director. In 2016 he started studying "Directing" at Filmuniversity "Konrad Wolf" Potsdam-Babelsberg as a holder of the "Deutschlandstipendium". His first-Year film „Comments“ won the Short Tiger Award by German Films.