Film Archive

Average Happiness

Animated Film
Switzerland
2019
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Olivier Zobrist
Maja Gehrig
Joy Frempong
Maja Gehrig, Nora de Baan
Maja Gehrig, Stefan Holaus
Maja Gehrig
Peter Bräker
What starts with a factual Power Point presentation of a data survey about life satisfaction in Europe soon turns into a truly sensual journey. Diagrams break out of their x- and y-axes. Colourful columns, circles and lines become actors in infographic landscapes, behaving more and more euphorically: Age pyramids dance, bars merge into figures and rise together to a climax. An orgiastic world of statistics, who would have thought!

Annina Wettstein

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Birds of Paradise

Documentary Film
Switzerland
2019
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Rocco Senatore
Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit
Adrien Kessler
Aline Suter
Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit
Céline Carridroit
The photos were taken at a time when a deadly virus was raging. It would have destroyed a family by a hair’s breadth before it even became one. The hand holding the photos and the voice talking about them bear witness to the fact that there sometimes is a life after life with death. Which, again sometimes, makes a new vision possible: not just of one’s own life, but of all living things around us.

Lukas Foerster

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

All Inclusive

Documentary Film
Switzerland
2018
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Stella Händler
Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Heidi Happy
Nikola Ilić
Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Robert Büchel
In times of terror and blue algae, cruises have replaced the holiday resorts in Antalya and the Costa Brava as the perfect travel destination for package tourists. The ships move across the global seas like floating cities and the never-ending spectacle aboard makes shore excursions almost redundant. Once you’re immersed in the structure of forced pleasures you can have ceaseless fun with aerobics, dancing competitions and captain’s dinners. At least while your money holds out.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann



Golden Dove in the International Competition Short Film; Swiss Film Prize Best Short Film 2019

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Krähen schiessen

Documentary Film
Switzerland
2018
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Christine Hürzeler
Christine Hürzeler
John Gürtler
Tom Gibbons, Tobias Dengler, Christine Hürzeler
Jann Anderegg, Christine Hürzeler
Christine Hürzeler
Jonathan Schorr
A deceptively quiet park in the mist. Mysterious things are happening: a woman disappears, trees fall as if struck by a sudden weakness, and shots ring out. Surveillance cameras observe crows from unfamiliar perspectives. They are the protagonists here – it’s a well-known fact that they are among the most intelligent birds. The camera in their territory: is it a friend or an enemy? A commotion ensues, the crows move to attack. Or are we just imagining all this?

Annina Wettstein

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Airport

Animated Film
Croatia,
Switzerland
2017
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ruedi Schick, Ankica Jurić Tilić
Michaela Müller
Hrvoje Štefotić
Michaela Müller
Michaela Müller
Michaela Müller
Michaela Müller, Aleksandar Battista Ilić
Fa Ventilato
The letters on a departure board turn into grey figures with trolley suitcases hurrying through the high security airports of this world. A red wall abruptly puts an end to the journey of a restless man whose wide-spread arms melt like Icarus’s wings. Reality is punctured and the fatal contradictions of our globalised world are metaphorically exposed. Michaela Müller spent six years condensing her original sound sketch stills into a work of art.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Intimity

Animadoc
Switzerland
2017
5 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nicolas Burlet
Élodie Dermange
Fatima Dunn
Élodie Dermange, Zoltán Horváth
Élodie Dermange
Élodie Dermange
Jérôme Vittoz
The young woman’s tongue loosens under the shower. When she throws her clothes on the tiles, takes the soap and wrings the water from her long red hair she allows us to participate in her transformation. What started out as shyness has become a passion. And the images, too, unfurl like a kaleidoscope.

Carolin Weidner

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Rewind Forward

Documentary Film
Switzerland
2017
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Kaleo La Belle, Emma Marxer
Justin Stoneham
Heidi Happy
Andi Widmer
Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Justin Stoneham, Kaleo La Belle
Nicolas Nagy
A box full of VHS tapes makes Justin Stoneham re-examine his life so far. For a long time he tried to escape his memories: of his charismatic mother, who suffered a stroke when he was four and has been handicapped ever since. Of his own childish self to whom this person was always a scary stranger. Now he risks a first step, with the camera as his shield and transmitter, and meets a woman who has lost her language, but not her sense of humour.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Bei Wind und Wetter

Animadoc
Switzerland
2015
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Carola Kutzner
Remo Scherrer
Rahel Zimmermann
Remo Scherrer
Remo Scherrer, Martin Hofer, Yael Schärer, Lorenz Wunderle, Lea Stirnimann, Lisa Leudolph
Remo Scherrer
Moritz Flachsmann, Thomas Gassmann, Guido Keller
Details emerge from a storm of images, reduced to black and white, silhouettes only: a Ferris wheel turning mechanically, children playing ball, one of whom standing a little way off, a knife suitable for slitting one’s wrist. They are part of the nightmares of an eight-year-old girl whose mother is an alcoholic. Off screen the girl, now grown up, talks about powerlessness, shame and the long silence.

Cornelia Klauß



Honorary Mention in the International Competition Animated Documentary 2016

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Digital Immigrants

Documentary Film
Switzerland
2016
21 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, SRF
Norbert Kottmann, Dennis Stauffer
Bänz Isler
Dennis Stauffer
Norbert Kottmann
Norbert Kottmann, Dennis Stauffer
Norbert Kottmann
If you want to belong nowadays you must know how to work the Internet. Digital natives vs. digital immigrants. A group of senior citizens attending a computer course and struggling with the log-in function. Don’t laugh! Their problems today are our problems tomorrow. Comfort comes in the form of archive material about the history of the personal computer, whose triumphant entrance into private households fittingly began in 1984.

Cornelia Klauß

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Fortgang

Animadoc
Switzerland
2016
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Gerd Gockell
Otto Alder
Georg Bleikolm
Otto Alder
Adrian Flury
Adrian Flury
Otto Alder
Thomas Gassmann
What’s left are images, ordered by memory. A home, the cat, friends – Otto Alder’s restless photo animation balances openly and honestly on the border between what was real and what was also meaningful. Photos are caught in twitching loops like struggling insects in the spider web of recall. A brief poetic respite and then the unabashed run-up to the emotional finish.

André Eckardt

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Hypertrain

Animated Film
Switzerland
2016
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jürgen Haas
Etienne Kompis, Fela Bellotto
Janos Mijnssen
Etienne Kompis, Fela Bellotto
Etienne Kompis, Fela Bellotto
Loïc Kreyden, Christof Steinmann
Hunting for the guinea pig of quantum mechanics, “Hypertrain” translates the synchronicity of different states into a strict graphic concept full of surprising turns. Black defines white and vice versa. Etienne Kompis and Fela Bellotto have given Mr. Schrödinger’s elusive cat a strikingly modern and seductively pop-style home.

André Eckardt


Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Erlkönig

Animated Film
Switzerland
2015
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Georges Schwizgebel
Georges Schwizgebel
Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt
Georges Schwizgebel
Georges Schwizgebel
Louis Schwizgebel
This film evokes memories of literature classes – but it’s unlikely that there was ever such a dynamic recital of Goethe’s ballad. And completely without words, too! As usual and with his customary precision, Schwizgebel makes gaudy paintings melt into each other or positions a split screen to show the different protagonists’ perspectives. The father’s ride with the sick child to the music of Schubert and Liszt alone is a feast for the eyes!

Annegret Richter



Golden Dove for best animated short film in the International Competition Short Film 2015

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Procedere:

Animadoc
Switzerland
2015
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Delia Schiltknecht
Delia Schiltknecht
Rahel Zimmermann
Delia Schiltknecht
Delia Schiltknecht
Delia Schiltknecht
Dr. Christian Arnold, Delia Schiltknecht
Rahel Zimmermann
A gripping experimental animadoc film about a life ruled by “Zoloft”, a drug prescribed against depression and anxiety disorders. The whispered diary circles around negative images that one is not allowed to imagine. A vicious circle of obsessions that are to be driven out by obsessions … And yet we also get to see some beautiful archetypal images of nature jumping forward and backward – as if they were preparing to attempt the final yes.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Tohuwabohu

Animated Film
Switzerland
2014
2 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jürgen Haas
Silvan Zweifel
Silbano Zweifel
Silvan Zweifel
Silvan Zweifel
Silvan Zweifel
Cat King Carl
Silbano Zweifel
The desolation of the emptiness of a white page is filled by the illustrated pandemonium of a meaningless journey into nothingness. This animated loop, consisting of only 16 frames, is being drawn over and over again. Combined with a naive soundtrack it forges a rousing and absurd two minute pseudo road movie.

Victor Orozco

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.