Originating in the Parisian suburbs, Parkour is a “kinetic” art form that involves jumping walls and other obstacles in urban environments. It also evokes the feeling of weightlessness inherent to big cities but which is gradually disappearing. Schwerelos follows a group of Parkour “tracers” from Vienna and slam artist Fatima Moumouni, who pens a poem on the city and young people’s attitude to life.
Jannis Lenz, born in Filderstadt near Stuttgart, collected his first camera and directing experiences by filming himself and his friends doing Parkour and Freerunning, a performing art in urban environment. Since 2010 he studies Directing at the
Filmakademie Wien with Michael Haneke and Wolfgang Murnberger.
2010 member of the Filmkoop Wien, in 2014 Guest- Student at the Max- Reinhardt
Seminar for Theatre- Directing and Acting. In 2015 Bachelor Degree with Distinction in Film Editing with Michael Hudecek at the Filmakademie Wien and member of the
International Jury at Jameson Cinefest- Miskolc International Film Festival. 2016 Participant of the FIPA New Talent Campus in Biarritz, France.
Jannis Lenz Films and Video – Installations are shown on numerous international
Festivals and Exhibitons and have been awarded several times, e.g. Best Short Fiction
at the Diagonale- Festival of Austrian Film and a Special Mention at Edinburgh International Film Festival.