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20 Seconds of Joy

Best Film on Mountain Sports
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20 Seconds of Joy

“I don’t want to die, I want to live. I’m pretty good at running away, and this is my escape!” This is how Karina Hollekim describes her dedication to BASE jumping. Documentary filmmaker Jens Hoffman first met the now 30-year-old Norwegian in 2002. He immediately started to film, accompanying her through many stages of her BASE-jumping career, until it comes to a sudden stop, changing all aspects of her life.

Appeared in Daytime Film Screenings — Program A on November 3 and 4.

“We get to know the central character over time, and the film combines precipitous physical locations with insight into the deepest recesses of this athlete’s mind,” says jury member Pat Morrow. This film was also voted the favourite of 53 finalists by festival attendees.

Germany, 2007, 60 minutes

Directed by Jens Hoffmann

Produced by Clenonice Comino

Production company: F24 Film GmbH

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