Impetus

Writer | Director | Producer

Story

Young novice Paulinus finds himself at a crossroads between God and the world when his feelings for young farmer Jakob start to grow beyond their friendship.

IMPETUS started its festival run in August 2021

Awards

Semi Finalist - Flickers International Film Festival, Rhode Island, USA

Best of Festival - Los Angeles Cinefest, Los Angeles, USA

Best Short Film - IndieX Film Fest - March, Los Angeles, USA

Best Director - IndieX Film Fest - March, Los Angeles, USA

Best Original Screenplay - IndieX Film Fest - March, Los Angeles, USA

Best Foreign Short - Studio City International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

Best Foreign Short - Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles, USA

Best LGBT Short - Silicon Beach Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

Best LGBT Short - Cuzco Underground Cinema Festival, Cuzco, Peru

Best Faith Based Film - Transparent Film Festival, New York City, USA

Best Writing - Hollywood North Film Awards, Canada

Director Gold Award - Milan Gold Awards - March, Milan, Italy

Official Selection

2022 Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles, USA

2022 Transparent Film Festival, New York City, USA

2022 Out Film CT, Connecticut, USA

2022 Milan Gold Awards, Milan, Italy

2022 IndieX Film Fest, Los Angeles, USA

2022 Los Angeles Cinefest, Los Angeles, USA

2021 Studio City International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

2021 Silicon Beach Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

2021 Cuzco Underground Cinema Festival, Cuzco, Peru

Press

ORF Burgenland Heute "Making of Impetus" (TV)

ORF Dobar Dan Hrvati "Impetus & Burgenland Croatians" (TV)

ORF Guten Morgen Österreich "Benjamin Knoebl Portrait" (TV)

Der Standard "Corona Lockdown Film Projects" (Newspaper)

Kurier "Benjamin Knoebl, who came from Hollywood" (Newspaper)

BVZ "Impetus Premiere" (Newspaper)

Hedi Grager "7 Questions for producer Benjamin Knoebl" (Blog)

Critical Minds "Interview with Benjamin Knoebl and Markus Freistätter" (Online News)

Bezirksblätter "The Praised Premiere of IMPETUS" (Newspaper)