Mayday Relay
Short Film, 14:28, 2016
When the german sailor Max and his daughter Emily receive a mayday-call on the Mediterranean Sea, they act immediately: They change the course of their little sailing-boat and try to involve other ships. But then they understand, that there are over hundred people on the damaged boat – and Max and Emily are the only one trying to help...

A short film about the ongoing refugee crisis in front of Europe.
Recognition & Nominations

Filmschoolfest Munich, Germany – ARTE Short Film Award
Film- und Medienbewertung – Prädikat „besonders wertvoll“
Plymouth Film Festival, UK – The Roger Deakins Award
Plymouth Film Festival, UK – Audience Choice Award
Chalon Tout Court, France – Best Foreign Film
SHORTS Offenburg, Germany – Readers Prize
Petersburger Dialog, Russia – Best German Film
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Germany – Honorable Mention
Festival Du Cinéma Européen, France – Special Mention for the Screenplay
European Short Film Festival of Lyon-Villeurbanne, France – Special Mention
Filmzeitkaufbeuren, Germany – Honorable Mention
Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis 2016, Germany – Nominated
Filmfestival Türkei-Deutschland 2017, Germany – Nominated „Öngören-Preis für Demokratie und Menschenrechte“
Filmfestival Türkei-Deutschland 2017, Germany – Nominated Short Film Prize
Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2016, Germany – Nominated „Engelke-Kurzfilmpreis“
Filmz Mainz, Germany – Nominated
Festivals & Screenings

Budapest Short International Film Festival, Hungary
Festival Résistances, France
Filmfest München, Germany
International Video Festival Videomedeja, Serbia
River Film Festival, Italy
Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel
Diaspora Film Festival, South Korea
The White Paper Benefizfestival Dachau, Germany
Open Ohr Festival Mainz „Wegwerfware Mensch“, Germany
AG Kurzfilm Kinotournee Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis, Germany
Petersburger Dialog Film Festival, Russia
Chalon Tout Court, France
Filmfestival Deutschland Türkei, Germany
Human Fest – VI International Festival of Cinema and Human Rights of Valencia, Spain
International Film Festival of Lanzarote, Spain
Tournai Ramdam Festival, Belgium
Filmschau Baden-Württemberg, Germany
FILMZ – Festival des deutschen Kinos, Germany
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage, Germany
Filmschoolfest Munich, Germany
interfilm - Internationalen Kurzfilmfestival Berlin, Germany
Kurzfilmfestival Köln, Germany
El Ojo Cojo Madrid, Spain
European Short Film Festival of Lyon-Villeurbanne, France
Sulmona International Film Festival, Italy
International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Cyprus
SHORTS - Kurzfilmfestival der Hochschule Offenburg, Germany
InShort Film Festival London, UK
InShort Film Festival Top 10 Gdansk, Poland
Festival del Diritto, Italy
Filmzeitkaufbeuren, Germany
Filmfest Eichstätt, Germany
Forum 3 Exhibition „Pictures of my new home“, Germany
Goethe Institute Rome „Flucht, Migration, Culture clash“, Italy
Nottingham International Film Festival, UK
Concorto Film Festival, Italy
International Film Festival of Patmos, Greece 
Shorts at Moonlight, Germany
Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival Leipzig, Germany
FEST - New Directors New Films Festival, Portugal
Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove, Spain
Cabriolet Film Festival Beirut, Lebanon
Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage, Switzerland
Filmkunstfest MV, Germany
Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival Istanbul, Turkey
20min|max International Short Film Festival, Germany
Internationales Filmfest Emden-Norderney, Germany
Plymouth Film Festival, UK
Neisse Film Festival, Germany
ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival, France
Festival Du Cinéma Européen, France 
Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize, Germany
Credits

Actor/ Actress: Rainer Sellien, Odine Johne
Voice Actors: Warsama Guled, Gil Webster
Director of Photography: Fabian Gamper
Editor: David Kuruc
Sound Editor: Oliver Völkel 
Sound Design: Moritz Drath
Assistant Director: Lene Fritz
Assistant Camera: Leo Essbach
Skipper: Paola Teti
Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg & Florian Tscharf
Written, directed & produced by Florian Tscharf

Shot on the Mediterranean Sea.