Between the Fields

Between the fields

Best Short Student Documentary Gretel Ribka / Jonas Riedinger Germany, Documentary, 29'42''

If you sit in a tractor all day, you have a lot of time to think. When Jürgen took over the farm from his father, he gave up rearing bulls and set up a contracting business. Agricultural machines now stand where there were animals in the past. Worn down by economic constraints, social expectations and hard blows of fate, the single father carries on working - day in, day out. He says: "Every farming father wants his son to take over one day." But what if the son’s health is in the balance? 

Between the fields
Palace of Culture Pernik, Hall 2
  • Language
  • Country Germany
  • Genre Documentary
  • Cinematographer Philipp Kaiser
  • Scriptwriter Gretel Ribka, Jonas Riedinger
  • Producer Katharina Hein
  • Music Maximilian Kremser
  • Editor Robert Vakily
  • Year of creation 2023
  • Duration 29'42''
Gretel Ribka / Jonas Riedinger
Director Gretel Ribka / Jonas Riedinger

Born in 2002 in Landsberg am Lech, Germany. Since autumn 2021 Gretel Ribka has been studying Film and Television Documentary at the University of Television and Film Munich. Before studying, she acted and directed in different theater groups and developed own video projects. 


Jonas Riedinger is a documentary film student and film editor based in Munich. 2015 he studied Editing and Digital Postproduciton at the BAF Munich, where he gained his first professional experience in film and television business. Afterwards he did an apprenticeship as an Audiovisual Media Designer. He participated in various short format films, documentary as well as fictional. Since 2021 he is studying at the University of Television and Film in Munich in the study course “Film and Television Documentary” with a focus on editing.