Michael Siebert

Thirst For Life Screenings and Awards 2016 and 2017

Contact michaelsiebert@me.com

Thirst For Life



Thirst for Life has been selected for the 18th NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL in April.


Thirst for Life has been nominated for BEST NARRATIVE SHORT at the QUEENS FILM FESTIVAL in March.


Thirst for Life has been awarded the PRÄDIKAT WERTVOLL by the Filmbewertungsstelle Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung.

Begründung: Die Geschichte um Liebe und Verzweiflung, Hass und Rassismus ist stringent erzählt, gut geschnitten und weiß dramaturgisch zu überzeugen ... ist die Jury überzeugt von der Wichtigkeit des Films und vergibt das Prädikat "wertvoll".


Michael Siebert has been awarded the BEST EDITING AWARD from the 4th INDIAN CINE FESTIVAL in Mumbai.


Thirst for Life has been awarded the DIRECTOR'S AWARD from the ASHEVILLE FILM FESTIVAL. Screenings will be held on October 15th.


With being accepted at the 4th Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai Thirst For Life will have been shown at four major Indian film festivals.


Thirst for Life hast been chosen for the OFFICIAL SELECTION of the VENICE FILM WEEK, possible screenings on the 1st and 2nd of September.


Thirst for Life has been nominated for BEST DRAMA SHORT and BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM at the 1st REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL in Brooklyn, New York, screening 21st of August, 2016.

Matthias Weber and Vera Marie Weber have been nominated for BEST SCORE at the 1st REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL in Brooklyn, New York, screening 21st of August, 2016.


Jens Winkler has won the Audience Award for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the MEDIAWAVE FESTIVAL Hungary



3rd Noida, India, February 07, http://miniboxoffice.com/noidainternationalfilmfestival

Filums, Lahore, Pakistan, February 12-14, https://filums.lums.edu.pk/#events

Festival of Tolerance, Zagreb, Croatia, April 09-15, http://festivaloftolerance.com/en/zagreb

Mediawave, Online, Hungary, April 27 - May 01, http://www.mediawavefestival.hu

6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Delhi, India, April 30, http://educationexpo.tv/dadasahebphalkefilmfestival

10th Monaco Charity Film Festival, Monaco, May 7-10, http://monacocharityfilmfestival.com/films-2016

High Desert International Film Festival, Pahrump Nevada, USA, May 26-29, http://www.hdiff.net

5th Bengalore Shorts FilmFestival, Bengalore, India, June 12, http://miniboxoffice.com/bangaloreshortsfilmfestival/index.php

Underground Film Festival, multiple worldwide screenings, http://facebook.com/undergroundfilmfestival

The Inigo Film Festival, Krakow, Poland, July 26-29, http://www.tiffestival.org

1st Revolution Me Film Festival, Brooklyn New York, USA, August 19-21, http://www.revolutionmefilms.com

Venice Film Week, Venice, Italy, August 29 - September 04, http://www.venicefilmweek.com

4th Indian Cine Film Festival, Mumbai, India, September 18, http://miniboxoffice.com/indiancinefilmfestival

5th North Carolina Film Festival, Asheville NC, USA, October, http://www.ermp.tv/film-festival/n-c-film-award/

1st Totoshka International Film Festival, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, October 02, http://tff.by/en

Birmingham Oktoberfest Event, Birmingham Alabama, USA, October 09

3rd Pi Greco Zen FilmFest, Ancona, Italy, October 28-30, http://www.pigrecozen.it


7th Queens World Film Festival, Queens, NY, USA, March 14-19, http://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com

4th International Motion Festival, Cyprus, May 11-14, http://motionfestivalcyprus.com/

Best Fiction Film Festival, Live Web Screening Platform moviescreenpro.com, May 19-21, http://www.bestfictionfestival.com

18th Newport Beach Film Festival, California, USA, April 20-27, https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/



Thirst For Life


<Ich mag deinen Film, hab ihn mir jetzt 2 mal angesehen.. man spürt deine Leidenschaft, du hast starke Protagonisten, ausgeprägte Ästhetik der Bilder, hast tolle Motive gefunden und eine berührende Geschichte erzählt.> Henning S.

<Vor allem die sinnliche Dimension des Films hat mir gut gefallen, wenn die Körper, deren gegenseitige Erkundung oder auch einfach nur das Sein der Formen das Bild beherrscht... Die Bilder sind sich ihrer Geschichte bewusst, die Geschichte ist sich auch ihrer Bilder bewusst. Letzteres interessiert mich nicht weniger als Ersteres... Die Stärke des Films ist, die Unsicherheiten in den Vordergrund zu rücken, die Welt aus den Fugen zu reißen.> Frederik J.

<I thought your film was really thought provoking and obviously very different to the sorts of films I work on! I liked the way it was directed and shot and your use of camera angles. The sequence where the couple were attacked was particularly chilling as the violence was directed against the woman and not the man as I initially expected. I had an instinct that the main attacked was going to attack the girl but it was still shocking when it happened. Also the fact that these weren’t shaven headed thugs but seemingly well dressed and wealthier men and the almost casual nature of their attack added to the sense of unease. I thought the use of sound and music was good, the fact that you had very little dialogue and the music score was simple and understated. I initially found the pacing a bit slow but then as the story unfolded I could see the point of this, as at first I was trying to work out what the relationship was between the characters. I hope that your film does well in the festivals, especially in the US as it is dealing with a subject that is very contemporary and relevant for all of us in our multi-racial and multi-cultural world.> Lloyd P.