Judith von Radetzky, Ilse Bendin, Bärbel Stolz
Julia Peters
Julia Peters, Sieglinde Zimmermann
Director of Photography: 
George Steffens
Jan-Timo Sonnemann
Tim Stanzel, Moritz Denis, Eike Hosenfeld - Tonbüro Berlin
Ed Ehrenberg, Guillermo Ruotolo
Monoloco Films
Funded by: 
April 2014


Ruth cares for her mother Hilde who is suffering from dementia. Both women are broke because the care devours every last cent. Only the approval of the 'Level of Care 2' can still save the two women.

But when the case manager from the medical advisory service drops by to evaluate Hilde's health, suddenly the old lady doesn't seem to be sick anymore. On the contrary Hilde presents herself as a charming, entertaining person with good memory.

The new Level of Care is in danger, Ruth is more and more under pressure until she loses her self-control... and with that she degrades not only her mother but rather herself.


Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden (Film-Evaluation Board Germany):

"LEVEL OF CARE is a great movie that makes affected without pathos and conveys the seriousness of the situation with a narrative ease.”

Prädikat (Quality Grade): “Besonders Wertvoll” (“Highly Valuable”)



  • "Best Short" (8th Naperville Independent Film Fest, Naperville , Chicago, Illinois, USA)
  • "Best Actress" (5th Figari Film Fest, Sardinien, Italien)
  • "Golden Award" (Worldfest - Houston, Texas)
  • "Best Actress" for Judith von Radetzky (NW Short Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada)
  • "Excellence Award" (Tokyo Film Festival)
  • "Best Movie" (Hagen Shortmovie Festival)
  • "Award Of Mayor" (Filmtage Koblenz)


  • Hollyworms, 4th Long Short Movie Day 2016(Worms, Germany)
  • 6th Filums' 16 International Film Festival Pakistan 2016
  • Wanderkinotour Oderkurz Filmspektakel 2015 (Berlin, Buckow, Fürstenwalde, Rostock, Dresden, Leipzig - Germany)
  • 22nd Women make Wafes Film Festival (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • 8th Movietime Kaufbeuren (Kaufbeuren, Germany)
  • 10th International Human Rights Film Festival (Tirana, Albania)
  • 8th Naperville Independent Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
  • 5th Oderkurz Filmspektakel 2015 (Germany)
  • "Filmsalat" Short Movie Festival 2015 (Bremen, Germany)
  • Memphis International Film- & Music Festival (Memphis, USA)
  • Shorts at Moonlight - Short Movie Festival 2015 (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • 16th Shorts International Film Festival  (Trieste, Italia)
  • 13th Annual Female Eye Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
  • 18th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival (Turkey)
  • Skepto International Film Festival (Italia)
  • Worldfest (Houston, Texas)
  • 9th International Shorts Film Festival of India (India)
  • Cluj ShortS International Short Film Festival (Romania)
  • Undependence Film Festival Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • 22nd Sguardi Altrove International Film Festival (Milano, Italy)
  • 11th Akbank Short Film Festival (Turkey)
  • NW Short Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada)
  • 5th Beloit International Film Festival (Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)
  • Tokyo Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 9th Streaming Festival for Audio and Visual Art (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • Maumbai Women's International Film Festival (Mumbai, India)
  • 2nd Hagen Shortmovie Festival “Eat my Shorts” (Hagen, Germany)
  • 31rd Film Days Koblenz (Koblenz, Germany)
  • 11th Kin Women's International Film Festival (Armenia)
  • 12th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival (Calcutta, India)
  • Orlando Film Festival 2014 (Orlando, Florida, USA)
  • 2nd International Mental Health Film Festival (Faro, Portugal)
  • Great Lakes International Film Festival (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • 12th Festival de Cine Solidario de Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Spain)
  • 3rd Eka Deshma – Festival de Contemporary Cinema (Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • 19th Portobello Film Festival (London, UK)
  • Aeroe Short Film Festival (Ærøskøbing, Denmark)
  • Athens Inernational Film & Video Festival (Ohio, USA)