Fast Forward 2017 / Projections:
10. 12. 2017 / 16:15h / KIC – Dodest Scene / Podgorica
11. 12. 2017 / 12:00h / Gymnasium ”Panto Mališić” / Berane

MathiasClara Stern, Austria, 2017, 30′

Director: Clara Stern
Screenplay: Clara Stern, Johannes Höss
Director of photography: Johannes Höss
Editor: Matthias Writze
Music: Wobblersound
Sound: Theda Schifferdecker, Nora Czamler
Costume design:  Kathi Wolschlager
Scenografija: Antoinette Höring, Constance Stein
Production design: Silvia Winzinger, Chris Dohr
Cast: Gregor Kohlhofer, Magdalena Wabitsch, Ahmet Simsek, Michael Edlinger, Brigitta Kanyaro, Barbara Gassner


Mathias was once Magda, but his working colleagues do not need to know. The new job is another step in Mathias’ life with a newly-chosen identity. Although his decision to change sex was correct, it is increasingly causing grave consequences. The situation is similar in his long-standing relationship with partner Marie.

About the author

Clara Stern was born in 1987 in Vienna, Austria. She studied Directing and Screenplay Writing at the Film Academy Vienna, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Earlier, she studied theater, film and media studies at the University of Vienna. In 2008-2009, Stern enrolled as an Erasmus exchange student in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In 2008, she was the head of the Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF) in Tromsø, Norway, and of the International Youth Film Festival (YOUKI) in Wels, Austria. She directed several short films. In 2016, she got Carl-Mayer-Screenplay-Award of the city of Graz.

Festivals and awards

Diagonale – Festival des Österreichischen Films (Austria)
identities – Queer Film Festival Wien (Austria)
Cinemanext Filmnacht Innsbruck und Salzburg (Austria)
Dotdotdot Wien (Austria)
Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Film Festival Kitzbühel, Tirol (Austria)
Lange Nacht des Kurzen Films Mank, 2017
Iris Prize 2017, Cardiff, Wales (UK)
Wiz-Art Lviv International Film Festival 2017 (Ukraine)
Sedicicorto Film Festival (Italy)