THE GAME by Roman Hodel

With the referee Fedayi San we experience the highs and lows of a football game, what it means to earn respect on the field and direct the energy of an entire stadium.

Documentary, 2020, 17 minutes

Writer & Director: Roman Hodel
Producer: Franziska Sonder

DOP: Lukas Gut
DOP 2nd Unit: Ramón Königshausen
Sound Recordist: Oscar van Hoogevest
Sound Recordist 2nd Unit: Salome Wüllner
Editor: Rolf Hellat, Roman Hodel

In coprodution with: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Urs Augstburger
Supported by: Albert Koechlin Stiftung, Federal Office of Culture, Zurich Film Fund,
Innerschweizer Filmfachgruppe, FUKA-Fonds Stadt Luzern

World Sales: Ouat Media,,
Festival Distribution: Square Eyes,,

28th Hamptons International Film Festival (USA) 2020 *Best Documentary Short Film Award
Zurich Film Award (Switzerland) 2020 * Best Short Film
24th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland) 2020 * Special Mention
38th Sulmona International Filmfestival (Italy) 2020 * Best Documentary
38th Sulmona International Filmfestival (Italy) 2020 * Best Editing
42th Cairo International Film Festival (Egypt) 2020 * Special Jury Award
12th Filmer le Travail (France) * Prix Des Lycéens Et Des Apprentis, Prix Des Détenus 1
7th ZagrebDox (Croatia) * The Little Stamp Award
10th Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival (Hungary) * Audience Award


FESTIVALS (selection)
77th Venice International Film Festival (Italy) 2020 *Orizzonti Corti
45th TIFF, Toronto International Film Festival (Canada) 2020 *
Short Cuts
27th Palm Springs ShortFest (USA) 2021 * Official Selection
29th Curtas Vila do Conde, (Portugal) 2021 * International Competition
24th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland) 2020 *International Competition
33th IDFA International Documentary Film Festival (Netherlands) 2020 *Best of Fest
27th Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (Germany) * International Competition
49th Huesca International Film Festival (Spain) 2021* Short Documentary Competition
15th VISFF Vilnius International Short Film Festival (Lithuania) 2021* International Competition
2ANNAS – Riga International Short Film Festival (Latvia) 2021 * International Short Film Competition