It gets better

Qualified for the 91st Academy Awards 2019


Through an incident at school, the single mother Anne (Ursula Strauss) finds out that her son Ben (Marlon Heidel) has become a victim of cyberbullying. While she tries to fight for her son’s rights, the unbelievable happens.


Academy Awards® Longlist (Best Live Action Short)
Winner – LA Shortsfest (Best Drama)
Winner – Tallgrass Filmfest (Outstanding Narrative Short)
Winner – Espelkamper Spitziale (Silberner Spitz)
Winner – Espelkamper Spitziale (Audience Award)
Winner – Best Picture (LA Film Awards)
Winner – Best Narrative Short (LA Film Awards)
Winner – Queen Palm Filmfestival (Best Short)
Winner – Golden Earth Film Award (Best Short)


LA Shortsfest
Tallgrass Filmfestival
Awareness Filmfestival
Hofer Filmtage
Tally Shorts Film Festival
Espelkamper Spitziale
LA Film Awards
Queen Palm Filmfestival
Golden Earth Film Award
Red Wood Film Festival


Directed by / Regie
Adi Wojaczek

Written by / Buch
Adi Wojaczek, Alexander von Rappard

Produced by / Produktion
Patrick Mölleken, Adi Wojaczek

Director of Photography / Kamera
Stephan Fröhlich

Edited by / Schnitt
Adi Wojaczek

Music Composed by / Musik
Adam Lukas

Cast / Schauspieler
Ursula Strauss
Marlon Heidel
Charles Rettinghaus


(Cyber)bullying is a serious problem at schools. Teachers are on one hand overwhelmed or don’t act against it. Culprits lack empathy and German legislations should adapt like its neighbor Austria. „It gets better“ deals with this issues und demonstrates in the case of the single mother Anne (Ursula Strauss), what happens when the own child is affected by it.

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2019-03-12T15:18:58+00:00December 5th, 2018|Wachau in Echtzzeit 2017|