A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit

A short film by Felix Dierich
Germany 2018, 16 min, colour, no dialogue

A year through the distant eyes of meteorological satellite Himawari-8 — a hypnotic stream of Earth's beauty, fragility and disasters.

35786 km above Earth, travelling at more than 11000 km/h, Himawari-8, Japan's most advanced meteorological satellite, observes the Eastern Hemisphere day and night.

For one year we look through the eyes of the distant observer. From solstice to solstice, from pole to pole, from storm to storm we watch Earth's beauty and fragility, weather's wonders, forces and disasters - from space, it all looks miraculous.

Imagery created and animated based on scientific observation data: Irradiation scans by the meteorological satellite Himawari-8. Numerical measurement data courtesy of JMA / BoM / NCI.
Sound composed by mixing samples algorithmically based on video image content.

coding, graphics, animation, sound, production: Felix Dierich

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Turino, Italy
Program Naturalia
June 1st 2018 - 16:45h - Cinema Massimo - World Premiere
June 3rd 2018 - 22:00h - Circulo Culturale Amantes
Hamburg International Short Film Festival
Hamburg, Germany
German Competition
June 7th 2018 - 19:45h - Zeise 1 - German Premiere
June 8th 2018 - 19:45h - 3001
June 8th 2018 - 20:00h - Filmraum
June 10th 2018 - 20:00h - "Lieblinge" jury's favourites - Zeise 2
Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt
Weiterstadt, Germany
Film Programme Saturday
August 18th 2018 - 13:09h - Open Air Weiterstadt
Innsbruck Nature Film Festival
Innsbruck, Austria
Short Documentary Competition
Nominated for: Best Short Documentary
October 11th 2018 - Leokino Innsbruck
Kiel, Germany
Short Film Competition
Nominated for the Science Communications Award
and the German Ocean Short Film Award
October 25th 2018 - Kino in der Pumpe
60. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
Lübeck, Germany
November 1st 2018 - 13:15h - CineStar 7
18. Flensburger Kurzfilmtage
Flensburg, Germany
Short Film Competition
November 16th 2018 - 18:00h - Kino 51 Stufen
Honourable Mention of the jury Jury statement
Antarctis Film Festival
Short Film Competition
January 2019 - Finnish Antarctic research station Aboa in Queen Maud Land in the Vestfjella Mountains - Antarctica Premiere
Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany
German Competition
March 15th 2019 - Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie
March 18th 2019 - Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie
Washington DC, United States
Shorts Program: Earth in Frame
March 20th 2019 7pm - E Street Cinema - US Premiere
March 24th 2019 12pm - National Geographic
Skepto International Film Festival
Cagliari, Italy
Avant-garde & Experimental Programme
April 3rd - 6th 2019 - Cagliari
Filmfest Dresden
Dresden, Germany
Special Programme "Hybride Transzendenzen"
April 12th 2019 19:00 - Schauburg, Chaplin Saal
April 13th 2019 22:00 - Schauburg, Chaplin Saal
cellu l'art
Jena, Germany
Experimental Programme
April 25th 2019 - Volksbad Jena
Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Annecy, France
Animation Off-Limits Competition
June 10th - 15th 2019 - Annecy
Annecy 2019 Vimeo Staff Pick award
SEFF - Smaragdni Eco Film Festival
Croatia and Serbia
Short Film Competition
June 21st - 28th 2019 - various places in Croatia and Serbia (travelling festival)
German short films - Catalogue 2019 Film page in online catalogue
"A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit" is one of 100 selected short films in the 2019 edition of the German short films catalogue.


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