Single mother Kathi receives day release from prison and finds her three-year-old son, who is living with her unstable mother, in bad circumstances. She is forced to find a way to enable a better future for him, while time is against her, she has to be back in prison at six pm.


  • DIRECTOR /Martin Winter
  • COUNTRY /Austria
  • CATEGORIES /Short film
  • RUNTIME /35:00
  • YEAR /2021


Directors Biography

Martin Winter was born 1983 in Leipzig, Germany. From 2008 he studied Directing at Filmcollege Vienna. (Directing class: Michael Kreihsl). There, he realized numerous shortfilms and documentaries together with his colleagues. The medium length film „Day Release“ is his graduation film.


“Kathi” : Anna Suk
“Eva” : Brigit Linauer
“Robert” : Patrick Schmidl
“Sylvia” : Daniela Zacherl
“Christopher” : Christopher Legedza


Directed by : Martin Winter
Written by : Sebastian Schmidl
Producer : Victoria Herbig, Sebastian Schmidl
Cinematography : Aram Baroian