Day release

FAST FORWARD 2019 / Projection:
13/12/2019 / 20:25h / Montenegrin National Theatre – Studio Scene / Podgorica
11/12/2019 / 10:00h / Gymnasium “Panto Mališić” / Berane

Day release Martin Winter / Germany / 2019 / 35′

Director: Martin Winter
Screenplay: Sebastian Schmidl
Editor: Sebastian Schmidl, Martin Winter
Sound: Valentin Konigshofer
Producers: Victoria Herbig, Sebastian Schmidl
Starring: Anna Suk, Christopher Legedza, Birgit Linauer, Patrick Schmidl, Daniela Zacherl


Single mother Kathi receives day release from prison and finds her three-year-old son, who is living with her unstable mother, in bad circumstances. She is forced to find a way to enable a better future for him, while time is against her, she has to be back in prison at 6 pm.

About the author

Martin Winter was born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1983. Until 2019 he studied Directing at Filmcollege Vienna in Austria. There, he made numerous shortfilms and documentaries. The medium length film Day Release is his graduation film.

Festivals and award

Camerimage 2019, Poland
Diagonale Festival of Austrian film 2019, Austria
Leeds International Film Festival 2019, UK
Max Ophüls Festival 2019, Germany
Trujillo International Independent Film Festival 2019, Peru
Human Rights Festival RED CARPET 2019, Palestine
Orlando Film Festival 2019, USA