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Kids DOK 2019
199 kleine Helden: Jésùs aus Mexiko Lina Luzyte, Sigrid Klausmann

Eleven-year-old Jésùs lives in Mexico City and has a very special way to school: Every morning he and his little sister row a boat through a network of canals.

199 kleine Helden: Jésùs aus Mexiko

Documentary Film
Germany
2018
10 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Gerhard Schmidt, Walter Sittler
Lina Luzyte, Sigrid Klausmann
Roland Klausmann
Justyna Feicht
Lina Luzyte
Lina Luzyte
Eleven-year-old Jésùs lives in Mexico City and has a very special way to school: Every morning he and his little sister row a boat through a network of canals. Every day he sees how much the pollution of the water affects nature and people. Jésùs fears that his beautiful home will not exist for much longer.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2019
199 kleine Helden: Koolee aus Australien Kaye Harrison

Koolee’s path to school takes her over the dust-dry roads of Australia. Koolee is an Aborigine, but their language is not on the timetable at school.

199 kleine Helden: Koolee aus Australien

Documentary Film
Germany
2018
8 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Greer Simkin
Kaye Harrison
Archer Darcy
Kaye Harrison
Kaye Harrison
On the other side of the world, Koolee’s path to school takes her over the dust-dry roads of Australia. Koolee is an Aborigine, but their language is not on the timetable at school. That’s why she tries especially hard to learn more about her identity so that her culture won’t get lost. Luckily, there’s still plenty of time to play football!

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2019
199 kleine Helden: Rania aus Jordanien Gessie George

In this documentary we are introduced to Rania. She looks forward to school every day, because not all the children in her home are allowed to study.

199 kleine Helden: Rania aus Jordanien

Documentary Film
Germany
2018
8 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Gerhard Schmidt, Walter Sittler
Gessie George
Tobias Müller
Cem Springer
Gessie George
Rami Alquaisi
In this documentary we are introduced to Rania. She looks forward to school every day, because not all the children in her home are allowed to study. She has lived in a huge tent city in Jordan ever since she and her family had to flee Syria before the war. The difficult conditions only reinforce her wish to become an engineer to turn the world into a better place one day.

Marie-Thérèse Antony

Age 2013

Animated Film
Germany
2011
3 minutes

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Medienwerkstatt Leipzig, MedienAKTIV 2011
Jannik, Clara, Elizabeth, Jenni, Michi
Two girls find a machine that makes them older so they can go to the movies and the disco.
Kids DOK 2018
Am Boden der Tatsachen Monika Tenhündfeld

Can it fly or not? We’re talking about the bumblebee. There’s a persistent rumour that it’s physically impossible to move such a body through the air without help.

Am Boden der Tatsachen

Animated Film
Germany
2017
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Christian Zehetmeier
Monika Tenhündfeld
Marius Kirsten
Monika Tenhündfeld
Monika Tenhündfeld
Monika Tenhündfeld
Marcus Sauermann
Luis Schöffend
Can it fly or not? We’re talking about the bumblebee. There’s a persistent rumour that it’s physically impossible to move such a body through the air without help. When the bumblebee learns of these doubts, it starts to think – it hadn’t expected so little confidence. The saving realisation comes just before the crash, so it begins a daring flight upwards.

Kim Busch
Kids DOK 2014
Andrew mit Pauken und Trompeten André Hörmann

Andrew lives with his grandmother in one of the poorer districts of New Orleans, USA. His brass band is his passion; his dream is to become a musician.

Andrew mit Pauken und Trompeten

Documentary Film
Germany
2014
25 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
André Hörmann
Thomas Bergmann
Vincent Assmann
André Hörmann
Donell McNairy
Andrew lives with his grandmother in one of the poorer districts of New Orleans, USA. His brass band is his passion; his dream is to become a musician. When the city prepares for Mardi Gras, Andrew must give everything, for he wants to be the proud drum major who leads the parade. Will the children accept him?
Kids DOK 2017
Angekommen Susann Hoffmann

Because he feels like a stranger in Germany, Jalal decides to do something about it.

Angekommen

Animated Film
Germany
2017
2 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Susann Hoffmann
Susann Hoffmann
Susann Hoffmann
Because he feels like a stranger in Germany, Jalal decides to do something about it. He gathers all his courage and joins the volunteer fire brigade – successfully!

Lina Dinkla
Kids DOK 2015
Baba Jaga Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand, Katja Engelhardt

When the girl visits the evil fairytale witch in her house on chicken legs she’s to be eaten. She escapes and must defend herself with magic against the witch in her flying cauldron.

Baba Jaga

Animated Film
Germany
2015
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Torben Milz
Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand, Katja Engelhardt
Hardy Hoffmann, Tobias Baader
Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand, Daria Naumez
Carolin Kebekus
When the girl visits the evil fairytale witch in her house on chicken legs she’s to be eaten. She escapes and must defend herself with magic against the witch in her flying cauldron. Narrated by famous comedian Carolin Kebekus.
Kids DOK 2018
Bei Nacht erwacht Falk Schuster

The children’s room is dark and everyone’s asleep. But wait: really everyone? In the colourful mess, the building blocks wake up and suddenly birds, elephants and giraffes are grazing in the savannah and meeting at the water hole.

Bei Nacht erwacht

Animated Film
Germany
2018
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Falk Schuster
Falk Schuster
Florian Marquardt
Falk Schuster
Falk Schuster
Falk Schuster, Julian Quitsch
Falk Schuster
Florian Marquardt
The children’s room is dark and everyone’s asleep. But wait: really everyone? In the colourful mess, the building blocks wake up and suddenly birds, elephants and giraffes are grazing in the savannah and meeting at the water hole. The alarm clock puts an abrupt end to the hustle and bustle. The building blocks lie around scattered and lifeless once more – until the next sunset.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2013
Bhavini – Ich will nur tanzen! André Hörmann

Little Bhavini dreams her way out of a Mumbai slum into a career as a dancer. She keeps practicing the steps of traditional Indian dancing, she keeps begging her mother to allow her to take lessons with a famous teacher. ...

Bhavini – Ich will nur tanzen!

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
André Hörmann
Florian Foest
Marc Accensi
André Hörmann
Kevin Pinto
Little Bhavini dreams her way out of a Mumbai slum into a career as a dancer. She keeps practicing the steps of traditional Indian dancing, she keeps begging her mother to allow her to take lessons with a famous teacher. But that is expensive and they are barely scraping by since father died. So Bhavini begins to work at her mother’s beauty salon. But there is another obstacle to overcome: the entrance examination …
In this new instalment of his series about children in megacities, André Hörmann once again, rather than simply showing the life of foreign children, explores the question of what it means to live for one’s dreams.

Grit Lemke
Kids DOK 2019
Cat Lake City Antje Heyn

Holidays at last, the little cat thinks and looks for a nice place to take a sunbath.

Cat Lake City

Animated Film
Germany
2019
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Protoplanet Studio
Antje Heyn
Peer Kleinschmidt
Alexander Isert, Ted Newiss
Antje Heyn, Alexander Isert
Sebastian Reuter
Holidays at last, the little cat thinks and looks for a nice place to take a sunbath. Lying in the sun and drifting on the water, that’s what holidays should be like. But stop, it’s not as lonely as promised in the advertising brochure: A family of ducks persistently disturb the cat’s vacation idyll. She does her best to get rid of the uninvited guests.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2016
Cieras Song André Hörmann

13-year-old Ciera from Oklahoma lives every day for her great dream: to stand on the stage in legendary Nashville one day and wow the audience with her own songs.

Cieras Song

Documentary Film
Germany
2016
25 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
André Hörmann
Thomas Bergmann
Vincent Assmann
André Hörmann
Donell McNairy
13-year-old Ciera from Oklahoma lives every day for her great dream: to stand on the stage in legendary Nashville one day and wow the audience with her own songs. Her family, too, are doing everything to help. Will Ciera make it through the casting?
Kids DOK 2018
Crowley – Bleib im Sattel André Hörmann

Crowley is only 14 but almost a real cowboy. Riding, mending fences, shooting and cleaning stables are among his daily chores at the farm.

Crowley – Bleib im Sattel

Documentary Film
Germany
2018
15 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
André Hörmann
Henry Reyels
Thomas Bergmann
Lucian Busse
André Hörmann
Sean Lyness, David Montero
Crowley is only 14 but almost a real cowboy. Riding, mending fences, shooting and cleaning stables are among his daily chores at the farm. Only one last step is missing to follow in his big brother’s footsteps: participating in a rodeo. Now the motto is “Cowboy up!” and stay on the bull as long as possible.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2015
Crowley – Jeder Cowboy braucht sein Pferd André Hörmann

Which boy doesn’t dream of being a cowboy? For 11-year-old Crowley it’s just a part of life, he lives on a ranch in America with his father. But one must learn a lot and sometimes show courage to become a “real” cowboy.

Crowley – Jeder Cowboy braucht sein Pferd

Documentary Film
Germany
2015
15 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
André Hörmann
Henry Reyels
Thomas Bergmann
Vincent Assmann
André Hörmann
Donell McNairy
Which boy doesn’t dream of being a cowboy? For 11-year-old Crowley it’s just a part of life, he lives on a ranch in America with his father. But one must learn a lot and sometimes show courage to become a “real” cowboy. For Crowley this starts with a wild horse he is told to tame.

Da Capo Schorsch

Animated Film
Germany
2012
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Grit Wißkirchen, Balance Film GmbH
Ralf Kukula
Jens Gouthier
Anne Kochan
Stefan Urlass
Fritz Penzlin
Dr. Doris Riedl
What happens in the sandpit after the children have gone home? Nothing, you think? That's where you'd be wrong! Because it's then that George and Agatha wake up and go on their nightly adventures.
Kids DOK 2013
Das Herz des Stromboli Tobias Deicke

The inhabitants of the village of Ginostra live at the foot of the Stromboli volcano. When it erupts ...

Das Herz des Stromboli

Animated Film
Germany
2012
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Tobias Deicke
Tobias Deicke
Bowen Liu
Tobias Deicke
Tobias Deicke
Benedikt Gaussling, Benedikt Schöller
The inhabitants of the village of Ginostra live at the foot of the Stromboli volcano. When it erupts, they are all saved by a miraculous coincidence.