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Bodycheck 2015
1977 Peque Varela

The game of life is about playing a role. The best actor wins. There are rules for girls and boys, women and men. But what happens if you’re not allowed to play because you don’t fit in?

1977

Documentary Film
Spain,
UK
2007
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Gavin Humphries
Peque Varela
Natalie Holt
Neus Ollé-Soronellas
Fiona De Souza
Alejandra Jimenez, R. Vetusto, Kaori Hamilton
Peque Varela
Chu-li Shewring
The game of life is about playing a role. The best actor wins. There are rules for girls and boys, women and men. But what happens if you’re not allowed to play because you don’t fit in? How it feels to break out and make your own rules.

---Kim Busch
Film Unlimited 2013
6:30 Collection

A mass society sends masses of letters, which are now sorted, classified and sent on their way at assembly lines and with the help of machines. The film follows this process with barely concealed enthusiasm. It is considered to be the first documentary that uses only live sound, while demonstrating that sound is capable of much more than just “documentation” ...

UK

UK
1934

6:30 Collection

Animadoc
UK
1934
15 minutes

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John Grierson, GPO Film Unit
J. D. Davidson
Harry Watt
J. Cox
A mass society sends masses of letters, which are now sorted, classified and sent on their way at assembly lines and with the help of machines. The film follows this process with barely concealed enthusiasm. It is considered to be the first documentary that uses only live sound, while demonstrating that sound is capable of much more than just “documentation”. Note the visual-sound-editing, especially the credit motif, which was recorded by the whole studio staff (including Grierson and Wright) using various props like a beer bottle, a projection machine and sand paper.

---Grit Lemke

77sqm_9:26min

Documentary Film
UK
2017
29 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Forensic Architecture
Forensic Architecture
The investigations of the London-based Forensic Architecture collective are always based on two premises: First, state violence leaves traces. Second, decision makers have the power to erase these traces. Their reconstruction of the NSU’s murder of Halit Yozgat was one of the most spectacular works of documenta 14 and nominated for the Turner Prize. The method of their counter investigations: digital modelling, audio analysis, timeline comparisons. Their goal: synthesizing an incident in a precisely defined space-time continuum. Here: What happened on 6 April 2006 within a time span of 9 minutes and 26 seconds in a room of 77 square metres?

Ralph Eue
Film Unlimited 2013
A Colour Box

When the young Norman McLaren saw “A Colour Box”, he knew that this was exactly what he wanted to do. Made without a camera and drawn directly on the celluloid ...

UK

UK
1935

A Colour Box

Animadoc
UK
1935
4 minutes

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John Grierson, GPO Film Unit
Don Baretto and his Cuban Orchestra
When the young Norman McLaren saw “A Colour Box”, he knew that this was exactly what he wanted to do. Made without a camera and drawn directly on the celluloid, the success of this film (even though audiences first were shocked and jeered at it) established direct animation as a technique of its own. The slightly jazzy, dancing promotion of the Post Office at the end may have served to justify the production of such a work by a government institution, but Grierson explicitly considered such films as an enrichment of the GPO canon.

---Grit Lemke
Strictly Animated 2018
A Morning Stroll Grant Orchard

New York City, one early morning in 1959: a chicken turns a corner, passes a dumbfounded pedestrian, climbs up the stairs to an apartment, knocks on the door with its beak and, after a short wait, is admitted.

A Morning Stroll

Animated Film
UK
2011
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sue Goffe
Grant Orchard
Nic Gill
Nic Gill
Sander Jones, Lucas Vigroux, Perrine Marais, Florian Mounie, Max Stöhr
Nic Gill
Grant Orchard
New York City, one early morning in 1959: a chicken turns a corner, passes a dumbfounded pedestrian, climbs up the stairs to an apartment, knocks on the door with its beak and, after a short wait, is admitted. The same morning walk is repeated in 2009 and 2059. The conclusion: our planet is in truly bad shape.

Duscha Kistler
Strictly Animated 2018
All Is Full of Love Chris Cunningham

“It’s like Kamasutra meets Industrial Robotics,” British video artist Chris Cunningham commented, probably delivering the most accurate description of his erotic music video for Björk’s “All Is Full of Love”.

All Is Full of Love

Animated Film
UK
1999
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Cindy Burnay
Chris Cunningham
Björk
John Lynch
Gary Knight
“It’s like Kamasutra meets Industrial Robotics,” British video artist Chris Cunningham commented, probably delivering the most accurate description of his erotic music video for Björk’s “All Is Full of Love”, in which two identical robots in elegant white and bearing Björk’s features passionately kiss and touch each other in the sterile light of an operating room.

Duscha Kistler

All That Glisters

Animated Film
UK
2012
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Claire Lamond
Claire Lamond
Karine Polwart
Claire Lamond
Anne Donovan (original story), Claire Lamond (adaptation)
Mattie Foulds
As Clare moves from childhood, she strives to create a personal way of dealing with her Dad‘s illness from asbestosis. „All That Glisters“ is a stop-motion adaptation of a short story by Scottish author Anne Donovan.

An Islington Resident

Documentary Film
UK
2010
6 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Max Colson
Max Colson
Inkliing
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson devotes a photo series and a short documentary to the London rapper Melanin 9. The black musician is a highly critical observer of how the British hip-hop scene reaffirms media stereotypes. Colson is faced with a similar problem: How can he adequately portray his protagonist in documentary terms?

André Eckardt
Disobedient Images 2016
Angry Kid: Horror Darren Walsh

Naughtiness strikes back: Angry Kid tries in vain to spook his little sister. At last she is fed up with his antics and takes revenge.

Angry Kid: Horror

Animated Film
UK
2000
2 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Julie Lockhart (Aardman)
Darren Walsh
Stuart Gordon, Will Hodge
Clayton Saunders, Darren Walsh, Mike Booth
Darren Walsh, Mike Booth
Stuart Gordon, Will Hodge
Naughtiness strikes back: Angry Kid tries in vain to spook his little sister. At last she is fed up with his antics and takes revenge.

Ines Seifert
Disobedient Images 2016
Angry Kid: Tourettes Darren Walsh

The embodiment of naughtiness: Aardman’s Angry Kid. In this episode he sits in the car with his Dad and finds a good excuse to use the f*** word profusely.

Angry Kid: Tourettes

Animated Film
UK
2002
2 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Jackie Chrisp (Aardman)
Darren Walsh
Stuart Gordon, Will Hodge
Clayton Saunders
Keiron Self
Stuart Gordon, Will Hodge
The embodiment of naughtiness: Aardman’s Angry Kid. In this episode he sits in the car with his Dad and finds a good excuse to use the f*** word profusely.

Ines Seifert

Animated Minds: Stories of Post-Natal Depression – Katie's Story

Animadoc
UK
2015
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Andy Glynne
Lucy Izzard
Alexander Parsons
Lucy Izzard
Alexander Parsons
The multiple award winning series “Animated Minds”, launched in 2003, visualises the interior worlds of mentally disordered people. The new instalment shows women who suffered from postnatal depression after the birth of their children. Katie talks of her feelings of guilt and powerlessness in the face of this new situation in her life. The animation makes her feelings and thoughts visible.

Annegret Richter
International Competition Animadoc (2015-2017) 2015
Animated Minds: Stories of Post-Natal Depression – Mike's Story Dan Binns

It’s a little-known fact that postnatal depression affects not only women who find no access to their child and new life after birth. The disorder also radically changes their partners’ and families’ lives.

UK

UK
2015

Animated Minds: Stories of Post-Natal Depression – Mike's Story

Animadoc
UK
2015
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Andy Glynne
Dan Binns
Alexander Parsons
Dan Binns
Alexander Parsons
It’s a little-known fact that postnatal depression affects not only women who find no access to their child and new life after birth. The disorder also radically changes their partners’ and families’ lives. This episode of “Animated Minds” shows how Mike experiences the situation as a man and father.

Annegret Richter

Anomalies

Animated Film
Japan,
UK
2013
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Abigail Addison
Atsushi Wada
Miki Sakurai
Atsushi Wada
Atsushi Wada
Atsushi Wada
Masumi Takino
We try to enrich ourselves through prayer, faith and devotion to someone or something “other”. Similarly, we believe in the existence of “anomalies”, such as unknowable and uncontrollable monsters. But can such beliefs advance us?



Honorary Mention in the International Competition Animated Film 2014

Post-Angst 2017
Anomalies Benjamin Cady

Unexplained multi-coloured phenomena keep invading a minimalist black and white world.

UK

UK
2012

Anomalies

Animated Film
UK
2012
12 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Benjamin Cady
Benjamin Cady
Benjamin Cady
Joe Gilder
Unexplained multi-coloured phenomena keep invading a minimalist black and white world. Initial curiosity soon gives way to fear.

Franziska Bruckner

Aquarela

Documentary Film
Denmark,
Germany,
UK
2018
90 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Aimara Reques, Heino Deckert, Sigrid Dyekjær
Victor Kossakovsky
Eicca Toppinen
Victor Kossakovsky, Ben Bernhard
Victor Kossakovsky, Molly Malene Stensgaard, Ainara Vera
Victor Kossakovsky, Aimara Reques
Alexander Dudarev
A film about water. Beauty, power and threat are mingled in Victor Kossakovsky’s latest work: the peace of the ice on Lake Baikal is treacherous. Under the surface it’s bubbling, melting – much earlier than usual. So a group of rescue workers is kept busy, pulling car after car from the frozen masses and recovering the drivers.

Icebergs are sinking in the sea here, storms drive torrents of rain aground in Florida, whole oceans are crashing down the Salto Ángel in Venezuela. 40 years after his debut as a filmmaker, 30 years after he graduated from the Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow and about seven years after his documentary “Vivan Las Antipodas!”, which measured the globe in geographical opposites, Victor Kossakovsky has produced another film that makes the landscapes of the world its protagonists. “Aquarela” shows bodies of water all over the world, in all their manifestations, in all their changing aggregate states caused by comparatively tiny differences in temperature. The camera maps on boats, dives under the surfaces, rises in the air to capture the expanse of space. Kossakovsky composes a visual symphony of primeval powers set to Heavy Metal music. The powerful images provoke awe, wonder flows from the screen like sea spray.

Fabian Tietke

Associations

Documentary Film
UK
1975
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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John Smith
John Smith
John Smith
John Smith
John Smith
John Smith
John Smith
Good4you! An excellent introduction to John Smith’s work: from image to sound to word to meaning and back. We see a 2 and know that it means two, but [tuː:] could also stand for “to” … Accompanying a scholarly linguistic text by Herbert H. Clark we see a sequence of images accelerating in overkill mode that illustrate and mock the theory at the same time. Linguistics for dummies.

Grit Lemke