Two questions for André Eckard
WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL CONNECTION TO DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM?
André Eckardt: "I'm fascinated by the way that they process reality and its possibilities. Each time, I think that the chance to accompany filmmakers discover things, make them tangible and rethink them is irresistible. Since I was originally a curator and researcher for the animated film sector, I've always taken pleasure in venturing to the "other" sector at DOK Leipzig. It's perfect that at the festival the boundaries between the two are merging more and more."
WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES IN THE SELECTION PROCESS?
André Eckardt: "A film has to feature 60% obvious passion, motivation and daring and 50% mastery of artistic means and communication with images and sounds. When this is the case even 120 minutes about the steadfastness of a table leg can move me profoundly."