Experimental documentary, 2021, 15 min., HD, 4:3, black & white
Directed, narrated, edited and animated by Felix Klee
Premiere at DOKLeipzig 2021

You can't bring back a dead horse, but there are ways to step into a place that was lost.
"Homesick Lungs" is an experimental farewell. The film delves into the lungs of a dying horse and the history of a sold family farm. 3D animations, screen recordings and documentary footage combine to form an essay on reconstructed memory. In the end, the wind brushes through virtual nettles.

2023 Semifinalist for the 50th Student Academy Awards
2023 "Best experimental documentary" at Experimental Superstars Festival
2022 FFF Documentary Talent Award at DOK.Fest Munich
"Grand Prix” Best short film of the festival at Diversions International Short Film Festival
2022 “Best visual innovation” award at Filmfest Bremen
2022 Starter Film Award of the city of Munich

2022 Honorary Mention of the Jury at Heimatfilmzeit, Filmzeit Kaufbeuren
DOKLeipzig 2021 (Germany)
DOKLeipzig 2023 (Germany)
69th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Germany)
DOXA Vancouver (Canada)
Tirana International Film Festival (Albania)
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF (Romania)
Go Short Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Drama International Short Film Festival (Greece)
International Izmir Short Film Festival (Turkey)
Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival (Portugal)
Revolutions per Minute Festival (USA)
THIS IS SHORT - New Point Of View - European Online Competition (Online)
Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2022 – Festival for expanded media (Germany)
Film Fest Bremen (Germany)
Diversions (Croatia)
33. Ljubljana Intl. Film Festival (Slovenia)
Interface Video Art Festival (Croatia)
27th International New Media Art Festival Videomedeja (Serbia)

Bideodromo Festival 2023 (Spain)
Saigon Experimental Film Festival (Vietnam)
Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival (India)
CURRENTS new media festival & exhibition (USA)
NOASS art center Riga (Latvia)
Festival L'Europe autour de l'Europe (France)
17th Ethnocineca International Documentary Film Festival Vienna (Austria)
Festival Internacional de Cine Documental (Panama)
Golden Ger Festival (Mongolia)
Turning Turns, curated by
Maggessi/Morusiewicz (Austria)
One Shot Film Festival (Armenia)
Filmzeit Kaufbeuren (Germany)

Hungry Eyes (Germany)

Musikfilmtage Oberaudorf (Germany)
Über Kurz oder Lang (Germany)
Shorties (Germany)
HFF Jahresschau (Germany)
Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2023 – Festival for expanded media (Germany)

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