Amateur Teens

Best Feature Film 2016 - Nominated

Amateur Teens

by Niklaus Hilber

A group of normal 14-year-old teenagers at a secondary school in Zurich with the normal yearnings for love and acceptance. But the power of social media, with its high-gloss selfies and perpetual pressure towards cooler and sexier, increasingly forces the kids to deny their true feelings. So a tragedy runs its course, one in which it is almost impossible to differentiate between perpetrator and victim, guilt and innocence.

Fabrizio Borsani, Annina Walt, Chiara Carla Bär, Luna Wedler, Benjamin Dangel, Jérôme Humm, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Fayrouz Gabriel, Veton Hamza, Nicolas Heini

Niklaus Hilber, Patrick Tönz

A Film Company Zürich, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich

cinematography: Tobias Dengler | editing: Benjamin Fueter | locationsoundmix: Jan Illing | soundediting: Ramón Orza | sounddesign: Ramón Orza | rerecordingsoundmix: Ramón Orza | artdirection: Sophie Stalder, Sophie Reinhard | lighting: Raphael Toel | costumes: Tanya Sonderegger | casting: Corinna Glaus, Thomas Kaufmann, Jessica Hefti, Aurora Jouffroy


51. Solothurner Filmtage
19th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
1. Zuger Filmtage
11. Zurich Film Festival