Animadoc Case Studies: Creating Reality< >
Even though the mix-genre animated documentary in itself is no longer new, the growing numbers of animated documentaries each year shows that filmmakers will continue to break down walls and experiment without creative boundaries. DOK Leipzig, in each edition, shows a number of animadoc films with an enormous variety of artistic storytelling. The lack of footage material, the protection of the protagonists and of course the poetic artistic language helps to visualise dreams, emotions and the invisible are the driving intentions of the filmmakers using this style.
This year we will present three projects, exemplary of this way of filmmaking:
**Die Weite suchen** is Falk Schuster’s first animadoc and shows a personal story about a holiday trip in the former GDR. Mixing rotoscope and drawing we get an idea about everyday life in a closed country.
Andy Glynne’s **Animated Minds** will dive into the newest series of an ongoing project since 2003. Always related to psychological topics, the new episodes give us an intense inner view on postnatal depression.
Justin Stephenson spent 15 years creating **The Complete Works**. This feature-length film is an inspiring example of mixing animation, documentary and poetry and gives us an incredible artistic association of the world of poet bpNichol.