Substanz (Substance)

Sebastian Mez

Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Format: Digital
Length: 14 min
Image: Colour
Language: No dialogue

Producer: Sebastian Mez
Screenplay: Sebastian Mez
Photography: Sebastian Mez
Editor: Sebastian Mez
Music: Sebastian Mez
Sound: Sebastian Mez




An impressionistic contemplation of the Fukushima disaster through images of destruction and human despair, recreating a sensation of being lost in a foreign country under a state of emergency.


  1. Second Jury Award - Documenta Madrid
  2. Explora Award - Curtocircuito, Santiago de Compostela International Short FIlm Festival
  3. IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2014
  4. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  5. IndieLisboa