ShotKam MK IV On Tour






Cardiff International Film Festival, Wales, 27 - 29 October

Barcelona Planet Film Festival, September

Västerås Filmfestival, Sweden, 16 - 24 September

Move Me, Belgium, 26 November

Mindfield Los Angeles, USA, 16 December


ShotKam MK IV was nominated BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT at Move Me Festival

ShotKam MK IV was nominated for BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE at the Barcelona Planet Film Festival.

ShotKam MK IV will have its world premiere at the Västerås Film Festival in Sweden, 16th till 24th of September.


Great review from the Ouchy Film Awards:

Short films are often brought down by their terrible editing. Unfettered by a feature-length time frame, they lack the quick progression that fits with a short film’s story space. This is absolutely not true of SHOTKAM MK IV-ORDINARY PEOPLE (Michael Siebert, 2017), which seems to feed off its lackadaisical editing and extension of time. The two main characters pace, bicker, even occasionally nip off a bottle in the kitchen, but their rising excitement over their soon to arrive package (the ShotKam MK IV) makes for an unnerving exhibition of self-justification and cruelty. Constructed as a video interview in progress, the film captures a father-daughter duo as they wait for the arrival of an important package, the ShotKam MK IV image that they have ordered. The ShotKam, it seems, is a contraption with a dual trigger; it can take a picture and shoot bullets simultaneously. As such, it captures a photograph at the moment of impact. The father and daughter praise the contraption and the artistry of the picture, but the viewer can see that even they don’t entirely believe in what they are talking about. The father vacillates between happy and angry, becoming increasingly furious as their package is further and further delayed. The daughter, on the other hand, appears both in awe of her father, anxious to leave him, and increasingly frustrated with his position as the paterfamilias. In literature and cinema, there is a long tradition of equating the camera with a gun, from Virginia Woolf to the early days of King Kong to the contemporary global gangster film. And yet, there is something ambitious about throwing off the metaphor and entirely embracing the ideas of the literal voyeur-killer. The characters even feel it; being so used to equating photographic subject with a victim, they are obviously unnerved at being themselves placed before the camera. Eager to forestall his nerves, the father’s boastful art criticism and punchy violence make it difficult to stay with him. It’s the conjoined nervousness, pretentious pleasure, and extended time that make the film so unnerving. The film builds up the tension until it finally shows us the image from the ShotKam IV, and, when we finally see it, we are already complicit in its production.


ShotKam MK IV has been awarded the PRE-SELECTION STATUS or reached the semi finals at these festivals:

Thirst For Life


Thirst For Life



After a lot of hard work by Hewes Pictures Thirst is finally on Amazon Media US. For anyone interested, here's the link:




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,

Filums, Lahore, Pakistan, February 12-14,

Festival of Tolerance, Zagreb, Croatia, April 09-15,

Mediawave, Online, Hungary, April 27 - May 01,

6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Delhi, India, April 30,

10th Monaco Charity Film Festival, Monaco, May 7-10,

High Desert International Film Festival, Pahrump Nevada, USA, May 26-29,

5th Bengalore Shorts FilmFestival, Bengalore, India, June 12,

Underground Film Festival, multiple worldwide screenings,

The Inigo Film Festival, Krakow, Poland, July 26-29,

1st Revolution Me Film Festival, Brooklyn New York, USA, August 19-21,

Venice Film Week, Venice, Italy, August 29 - September 04,

4th Indian Cine Film Festival, Mumbai, India, September 18,

5th North Carolina Film Festival, Asheville NC, USA, October,

1st Totoshka International Film Festival, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, October 02,

Birmingham Oktoberfest Event, Birmingham Alabama, USA, October 09

3rd Pi Greco Zen FilmFest, Ancona, Italy, October 28-30,


7th Queens World Film Festival, Queens, NY, USA, March 14-19,

4th International Motion Festival, Cyprus, May 11-14,

Best Fiction Film Festival, Live Web Screening Platform, May 19-21,

18th Newport Beach Film Festival, California, USA, April 20-27,



Thirst For Life