14-20 November 2016


Philip Scheffner

Havarie (Philip Scheffner)


At 2.56 pm on 14 September 2012, the Spanish Maritime Rescue Centre received a call from the cruise liner Adventure of the Seas reporting the sighting of a dinghy adrift with 13 people on board. Out of a YouTube clip Havarie conjures up a choreography reflecting the past, present and future of voyagers on the Mediterranean. Disassociated yet carefully interweaved sounds, conversations, observations and interviews create a space where viewers can experience something very personal without ever losing sight of the subject at hand: a truly radical cinematic coup.


Philip Scheffner 

Philip Scheffner (Homburg, 1966) lives in Berlin and makes documentary films and video and sound art. He also runs the production platform Pong together with Merle Kröger. His films include Day of the Sparrow (2010), The Halfmoon Files (2007) and Revision (2012), screened at l'Alternativa 2012.


  • Country Germany
  • Year 2016
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 93 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language Arabic, English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles Catalan, English
  • Production company pong film GmbH
  • Producer Merle Kröger
  • Screenplay Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner
  • Photography Terry Diamond, Bernd Meiners
  • Editor Philip Scheffner
  • Sound Volker Zeigermann, Pascal Capitolin
  • Contact info@pong-berlin.de


Berlinale Forum FID Marseille - Mention Spéciale Prix Georges de Beauregard L'Alternativa 2016 - Gran Premio

Presented by Alex Gerbaulet 17/11


Thursday 17, 17.00 h — Auditori CCCB Sunday 20, 17.00 h — Teatre CCCB