La femme disparue [Film]

»La femme disparue« is a short film about a young woman who wakes up in forest without knowing how she got there. For more information please scroll down.
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A young woman wakes up in a forest without being able to remember how she got there. Everything seems new and strange. Driven by her curiosity, she starts to explore her surroundings and feels how her senses are opening up with every step. Soon it is impossible to say if this is only a dream or has already become reality.

»La femme disparue« (translated to „The Woman Who Disappeared“) has been made for the 4th edition of Neuchâtel Super 8 Film Festival that took place in October 2021 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The films made for the festival have to be shot on one cartridge of super 8 film stock with only in-camera edits. An original score has to be produced blindly without having seen the film. In French this way of making films is called »tourné-monté«. The films are projected at the festival and the filmmakers experience their films for the very first time together with a live audience.

»La femme disparue« received the 2nd Prize of the Jury during the festival in Neuchâtel. Thanks so much!

The film was shot in Friedrichsruh and Hamburg, Germany, in August 2021.

»The experimental aspect of La femme disparue deserves high praise for its bold use of cinematography which certainly rewards visual stimulation. Sound is equally praiseworthy. [...] Kemnitz (Writer/Director) has created an artistic piece of work that has authentic visual beauty.«

Think Shorts

»Great work!«

Retrospective of Jupiter

The film features actress Alexa Harms.

Shot on KODAK EKTACHROME 100 D super 8 film stock
Processing by Andec Filmtechnik, Berlin, Germany
Telecine by Grandmarquis, Biel, Switzerland



Think Shorts (Australia, 2022)

The Film Fund (USA, 2022)

Retrospective of Jupiter (Switerland, 2021)


Filmfest Bremen – Studio Talk (Germany, 2022)


Official Selection – 18th International Short Film Festival Detmold (Germany, 2022)

7th Filmfest Bremen, Germany

Official Selection »St8 of the Art« – 7th Filmfest Bremen (Germany, 2022)

22nd Rencontres Cinéma et Video à Nice, France

Neuchâtel Super 8 Film Festival Showcase – 22nd Rencontres Cinéma et Vidéo à Nice (France, 2021)

4th Neuchâtel Super 8 Film Festival, Switzerland

Official Premiere – 4th Neuchâtel Super 8 Film Festival (Switzerland, 2021)


2nd Prize of the Jury – 4th Neuchâtel Super 8 Film Festival (Switzerland, 2021)

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