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YOUTH TOPIA is a transmedia project about the frustration and nostalgia of adolescence. It connects a webseries with a fiction feature.

90 min | fiction | in production | release 2021 | german

nonlinear webseries | in distribution

Winner of the Fast Track Award


The residents of Valpolvra are automatically assigned the perfect job. All love their work and live productive and fulfilling lives.
Wanja lives away from this society in a clique of five long-term teens. They have decided against the trend of self-optimization. So they post destructive, meaningless content so that the algorithm never lets them grow up.
As Wanja nevertheless gets the chance to become an adult, she accepts the offer. The sparkling office, the praise of her boss, her own apartment and the perspective of more, also carry loneliness. Finally she begins to understand that the adults have lost something that the young people still have: companionship.

Lia von Blarer, Elsa Langnäse, Lou Haltinner, Saladin Dellers, Jürg Plüss, Timon Kiefer, Nicolas Rosat, Regula Imboden, Nadim Ben Saïd, Sabrina Tannen

Production Companies: tellfilm CH, Intuition Club DE, sehstern film DE
Produced by Marisa Meier, Katrin Renz, Stefan Jäger, Dennis Stormer, Reiner Krausz, Vita Spiess
Written by Dennis Stormer & Marisa Meier
Directed by Dennis Stormer
Assistant Director: Luisa Ricar
Director of Photography: Jonas Schneider
Sound: Daniel Fuchs
Editor: Noëmi Preiswerk
Costume Design: Sabrina Bosshard
Scenography: Linda Rothenbühler & Julia Halbfas

Founded by
Zürcher Filmstiftung
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein
Hessen Film
Migros Kulturprozent