Film Archive

Anomalies

Animated Film
UK
2012
12 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
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

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.

Post-Angst
Bomb Peter Millard

“I want some breakfast and get on with my day.” Sometimes you just want to explode, but nowhere can you pull this off as easily as in this film.

Bomb

Animated Film
UK
2014
2 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Peter Millard
Peter Millard
Peter Millard
Peter Millard
Peter Millard
Peter Millard
Peter Millard
“I want some breakfast and get on with my day.” Sometimes you just want to explode, but nowhere can you pull this off as easily as in this film.

Franziska Bruckner

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.

International Programme
Dying Breed Mick Catmull

A year on Ivan’s, Rosemary’s and Geoffrey’s farms – a filmic love poem to an endangered traditional rural lifestyle in Cornwall which glorifies nothing.

Dying Breed

Documentary Film
UK
2017
85 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Mick Catmull
Mick Catmull
Neil Reed
Mick Catmull
Mike Bow
Mick Catmull
Agriculture is going through a sea change: more than a third of British farms were closed down in the past ten years, sold to land speculators, agricultural corporations or even London bankers who can afford a little agricultural romanticism but don’t need it to earn a living. The family farm which has shaped village life and landscapes for centuries looks more and more like a discontinued model. That applies not only to remote western Cornwall, where the documentary filmmaker Mick Catmull followed three long-established farmers, Ivan, Rosemary and Geoffrey, for a year. With precise observations of the daily routines of animal husbandry and often trenchant conversations full of British humour this debut film successfully portrays and documents a lifestyle and a breed of people. The result is also something like a love poem to a traditional rural lifestyle that is threatened by extinction all over the world – completely without glorification or “Country Life” romanticism.

Frederik Lang


Nominated for Healthy Workplaces Film 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.

Lemon Tree

Animated Film
Portugal,
UK
2016
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Joana Silva (Royal College of Art)
Joana Silva
Joana Silva
Tim Webb, Joana Silva
Joana Silva
Joana Silva
Alice de Barrau, Mike Wyeld
A biography told by a deserted room. The colour nuances succeed each other like the stages of life, bathing the furniture and plants in the light of memories. The room seems to react organically to time leaps. Experiences of three generations of Joana Silva’s family form the core of the main protagonist, described by the director as an “unknown family member whose body was assembled from fragments of my own.” The smallest objects were animated with a lot of texture.

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.

Post-Angst
Life Cycles Ross Hogg

Media war reports alternate with everyday situations to reveal the connection between monotony, attention and distraction.

Life Cycles

Animated Film
UK
2016
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ross Hogg
Ross Hogg
Robbie Gunn
Ross Hogg
Keith Duncan
Media war reports alternate with everyday situations to reveal the connection between monotony, attention and distraction.

Franziska Bruckner

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.

Animation Night Extended
Loving Vincent Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

This feature-length animated film is based on letters to Van Gogh’s brother and was created using over 65,000 individual oil paintings made in a style emulating the artist’s imagery.

Loving Vincent

Animated Film
Poland,
UK
2017
91 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
BreakThru Films & Trademark Films production
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Clint Mansell
Tristan Oliver, Łukasz Żal
Justyna Wierszyńska, Dorota Kobiela
Piotr Dominiak
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel
Michał Jankowski, Michał Fójcik MPSE
The film "Loving Vincent" will be shown in Germany for the first time in a special screening prior to its cinema release. This feature-length animated film is based on letters to Van Gogh’s brother and was created using over 65,000 individual oil paintings made in a style emulating the artist’s unique imagery. The story sheds new light on the dramatic circumstances of his life and sudden death from the standpoint of his friends and acquaintances.

The film "Loving Vincent" will be shown in Germany for the first time in the frames of the Animation Night Extended prior to its cinema release. After the screening, producer Hugh Welchman will provide insights into the film’s complex production process, answer questions and show real paintings included in the film. He will also talk about previous film projects, such as the puppet animation film "Peter & the Wolf" by Suzie Templeton, which was awarded an Oscar in 2008, and "The Magic Piano", which was also nominated for an Oscar in 2012.

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.

International Programme
On Another Corner Mihaela Popescu

Teddy bears against a fence, children’s photos, coloured balloons, hanging heads, a struggle for composure, grief. It’s both state of emergency and everyday life.

On Another Corner

Documentary Film
UK
2017
17 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Mihaela Popescu, Marcus Davis
Mihaela Popescu
Mihaela Popescu
Mihaela Popescu
Marcus Davis
Teddy bears against a fence, children’s photos, coloured balloons, hanging heads, a struggle for composure, grief. People touch each other’s shoulders with sympathy, press photographers stand around rather apathetically to be joined later by television crews with their cameras and microphones. A predominantly African-American neighbourhood in Chicago, where a seven-year-old boy was shot in a revenge mission against his father in the turmoil of a gang war. It’s both state of emergency and everyday life.

Frederik Lang

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.

The Future

Animated Film
UK
2013
2 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Alex Goddard
Alex Goddard
Alex Goddard
It’s flying, it’s flying … the whole future! A lightly drawn homage to different science fiction concepts that will have everyone in tears of laughter.

Franziska Bruckner

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.