The Game

Das Spiel
Roman Hodel
Switzerland | 2020 | 17 min

A whistle. The stands of the stadium get loud. The players protest angrily. The presenters follow the action on the field. In the middle of it, the referee. The whole stadium watches him. Now he has to decide.
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.

Director: Roman Hodel
Screenwriter: Roman Hodel
Cinematographer: Lukas Gut
Editors: Rolf Hellat, Roman Hodel
Sound recordist & designer: Oscar Von Hoogevest
Producer: Franziska Sonder
Production: Ensemble Film GmbH

    Festivals & Awards (selected)
  • True/False Film Fest, 2021
  • Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival, 2021
  • Drama International Short Film Festival, 2021 (Honorary Mention for Best Film)
  • Cairo International Film Festival, 2020 (Special Jury Award)
  • Venice International Film Festival, 2020
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2020
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, 2020 (Special Mention National Competition)
  • IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2020