International Competition


Joerg Wagner

Do their motorbikes run on petrol or adrenaline? In a dizzying game with death, the hell-riders at a fairground make their breathtaking rounds along the walls of a steep wooden tub. Their contempt for the risks is depicted with great visual power, and the spectacular stunts have a perilous beauty. ‘Motodrom’ is an ode to a vanishing fairground attraction for real men.

Joerg Wagner

Award-winning writer and director Joerg Wagner was born in 1967 in Stuttgart, Germany. After his graduation in Audiovisual Mediadesign in 1993, he moved to Hamburg and worked as a projectionist. In 1995 he started working for the Hamburg Short Film Agency, where he became Head of Distribution in 1997. In 2001, he directed his debut short ‘Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day on the Job’, which screened at over 150 festivals and won 17 international awards. The hilarious parody of work safety films soon became a cult classic and is now considered to be the most successful German short film ever.

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2006, 10' 2006'', bw, 35 mm

Directed by:
Joerg Wagner

Screenplay by:
Joerg Wagner

Peter Drittenpreis, Patrick Orth, Ayhan Salar

Edited by:
Andrew Bird

Dirk Manthey

Produced by:
HKP 9, Dirk Manthey Production