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Center of my World

(Die Mitte der Welt)

by Jakob M. Erwa

Germany/Austria 2016, 115 min.

When confronted with his past and present, will Phil fight – or take flight?

After a summer away at camp, Phil returns home to find that his mother and twin sister aren’t speaking to one another. Not willing to confront his family during the last days of the summer holidays, Phil escapes to hang out with his best friend, Kat, eating ice cream and playing dress-up. As the school year begins, a new student arrives – the handsome and mysterious Nicholas. Smitten, Phil watches his crush as he runs around the track after school, and is thrilled when Nicholas returns his feelings. However, when first love’s volatility comes to light, Phil realizes he must deal with the problems of his past, in order to deal with the issues of his present.



Best Feature Film (ex-aequo) - Florence Queer Festival 2016
Audience Award – Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2016
Audience Award – Hamburg International Queer Film Festival 2016
Best Feature – Florence International Queer Festival 2016
Best Young Adults Film – Filmfestival Marburg 2016
Best Actor (Louis Hofmann) – Filmkunsttage Sachsen-Anhalt 2016
Young Adults Award, Gilde Filmpreis – Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2016
Audience Award - Reelout FF 2017
Best New Director – Bavarian Film Award 2017
Audience Award – Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, San Francisco, 2017
Best Score – Austrian Film Award 2017
New Faces Award (to director Jakob M. Erwa) - Magazine BUNTE
Premio del Pubblico (Audience Award) - Festival MIX Milano 2017
Special Mention - Out Film CT 2017
Director's Award - Out Film CT 2017
Audience Favourite Feature Award - Fairy Tale Queer FF 2017
Der Weisse Elefant for Best Cinema Production - Munich IFF 2017
Audience Award - Festival Vues d'En Face 2017
Audience Favorite Award for Foreign Feature - Outflix FF 2017
Audience Award for Favorite Foreign Language Film - Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT FF 2017
Audience Award - Ciné Friendly 2017
Special Jury Mention & Audience Award - Des Images aux Mots FF 2018


World Premiere: Munich IFF 2016
International Premiere: Moscow IFF 2016
Italian Premiere: Giffoni FF 2016
North American Premiere: Montreal World FF 2016
LenDoc Film Studio 2016
Danish Premiere: CPH PIX / Buster IFF 2016
Spanish Premiere: LesGaiCineMad FF 2016
Florence Queer Festival 2016
Belgian Premiere: Pink Screens FF 2016
Schlingel IFF 2016
Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2016
Hamburg International Queer Film Festival 2016
Homonale, Queer Film Festival 2016
Filmfestival Marburg 2016
Marais FF 2016
Filmkunsttage Sachsen-Anhalt 2016
Filmfest homochrom 2016
Film Festival Cottbus 2016
Queerstreifen, LGBTI-Film Festival 2016
Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2016
AndaLesGai FF 2016
US Premiere: Palm Springs IFF 2017
Reelout FF 2017
Berlin & Beyond San Francisco FF 2017
LOLA @ Berlinale 2017
Zinegoak Bilbao LGBT IFF 2017
Mardi Gras FF 2017
Desert Film Society 2017
Guadalajara IFF 2017
Roze Filmdagen 2017
BFI Flare: London LGBT FF 2017
Malmö International Children and Young People FF 2017
​Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT FF 2017
QFest St. Louis 2017
Cleveland IFF 2017
Istanbul IFF 2017
Berlin & Beyond Honolulu FF 2017
Minneapolis St. Paul IFF 2017
Gold Coast FF 2017
MiFo LGBT FF Miami 2017
En Lefko FF 2017
Diagonale, Festival des Österreichischen Films 2017
Fairy Tales Queer FF 2017
Festival In and Out 2017
Sicilia Queer FF 2017
Inside Out Toronto LGBT FF
Mix México 2017
Berkshire IFF 2017
Semaine du Cinéma Allemand, Dinard 2017
TLVFest 2017
Out Film CT 2017
FIRE!! Barcelona LGBT IFF 2017
MIX Milano FF 2017
Frameline 2017
Out Here Now: Kansas City LGBT FF 2017
Outfest Los Angeles 2017
Rainbow Reel Tokyo 2017
Prague Pride 2017
Vancouver Queer FF 2017
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay FF 2017
Perth International Queer FF 2017
Humen FF 2017
Festival of German Films Buenos Aires 2017
Oslo/Fusion IFF 2017
Reeling: Chicago LGBT IFF 2017
Festival Vues d'En Face 2017
Outflix FF 2017
Williams College 2017
Festheart LGBT FF 2017
Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 2017
ReelQ Pittsburgh LGBT FF 2017
Ciné Friendly 2017
Das Filmfest 2017
Slovak Queer FF 2017
Juniorfest IFF for Children and Youth 2017
Zagreb FF 2017
Mix Brasil FF 2017
Norrköping FF 2017
image+nation FF 2017
Des Images aux Mots FF 2018
Europe on Screen FF 2018
Quasi Niente… I dettagli che contano FF 2018
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FF 2018
Zlin FF 2018

Cast & Crew

Louis Hofmann, Sabine Timoteo, Ada Philine Stappenbeck, Jannik Schümann

Production: Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion, Prisma Film, MOJO:PICTURES

Jakob M. Erwa