Film Archive

California on Fire

Documentary Film
USA
2018
25 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
An exhilarated guitar stumbles. The glow of the evening throws off its romantic disguise and reveals itself as the face of a hellish conflagration in California, covering hilltops and residential areas. Its brutal beauty turns the events into a cosmic and unreal incident. Using time-lapse, granular editing and drone sounds, Jeff Frost paints a world that is out of joint and makes it tangible in his impressive composition.

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.

Crowded

Animated Film
Germany,
Netherlands,
USA
2019
6 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin, Max Rubin
Nathania Rubin, Max Rubin
A face is being drawn with a pencil. The countenance of a woman emerges. Old and suddenly a girl again. In her bedroom the film of her life unfolds by key moments. Changes are made visible by the eraser and new drawings. The girl becomes a woman, a lover brings a storm of mystical and fantastical elements. The arrival of the child opens new dimensions not only in the room. The child scrutinises the world and looks right into our eyes.

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.

Las del diente

Animated Film
Spain,
USA
2018
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Paola Escobar
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Laura Sofia Pérez
Nowadays, wanting to have children is tricky. Do I want children? And if so, when? Reproductive medicine even allows us to choose the “right” time. Have a career first and postpone the decision, thanks to social freezing? Three women over thirty ponder the female body and find warm words for their uterus, accompanied by Flamenco music – the pulse of life.

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.

Edge of Alchemy

Animated Film
USA
2017
19 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Stacey Steers
Stacey Steers
Lech Jankowski
Stacey Steers
Antony Cooper
Stacey Steers
Stacey Steers
Lech Jankowski, Phil Solomon
An ocean of whispering voices … In an alien landscape a female alchemist creates a good soul and beautiful idea, playing with the rules of nature – and losing her creation to the latter. Using the same alchemy, Stacey Steers mixes 19th century graphic reproductions, silent film scenes and loans from gothic novels to create an aesthetically stunning science fiction nightmare and a touching story about withheld love.

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.

Here There

Animated Film
Croatia,
USA
2015
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Vanja Andrijević
Alexander Stewart
Alexander Stewart
Alexander Stewart, Darko Masnec
Alexander Stewart
Alexander Stewart, Gideon Kiers
Day after day the sun shimmers over the harbour and the cafés – the eternal Croatian summer as a drawn diary. Dynamics are created by the repetitive use of original sounds and the increasing reduction of the animated drawings: sketches turn into graphical abstractions, objects into blotches of colour, free forms into geometrical ones. And a summer that is more than the sum of its parts slowly takes shape in the viewer’s head.

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.

Last Day of Freedom

Animadoc
USA
2015
32 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Dee Hibbert-Jones
Nomi Talisman
Fred Frith
Nomi Talisman
Hibbert-Jones, Talisman, Robert Arnold, Elizabeth Finlayson
Hibbert-Jones, Talisman, Teresa Richardson, Tony Coleman, Nicole Chu
Jeremiah Moore
When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision- should he call the police? Utterly unobtrusive, the narrative reveals not only the tragic story of a family but also a pseudo-democratic society where people fall through the cracks. With only a few lines and muted colours the rotoscoped images that linger in the memory open an unusual perspective on America.

Annegret Richter



Honorary Mention in the International Competition Animated Documentary 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.

teeth

Animated Film
Hungary,
UK,
USA
2015
6 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
The chronicle of an oral cavity: from inside, wildly traced, literally, with the tip of the tongue. An X-ray of the body decaying over time, fascinated by the amalgam of food, tongue, throat and stomach. Nostalgic feelings for what was lost and demands to be recovered by an obsession with perfection, which, in fact, leads to further destruction. This film damages the enamel of the conscious mind and provokes a subconscious avulsion, painful as the sound of a dental drill.

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.