Film Archive

Jahr

Kids DOK 2020
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Arshan – Der kleine Sopran Nora Ehrmann, André Hörmann
Arshan is ten years old and dreams of becoming an opera singer. When rehearsals for an opera production start in his town, he anxiously goes to the casting.
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Arshan – Der kleine Sopran

Documentary Film
Germany
2019
25 minutes

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Nora Ehrmann
André Hörmann
Heike Kunze
RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
Fridolin Schöpper
Mikki Willis
Vincent Assmann
Mathias Ludwig
Nora Ehrmann
Nora Ehrmann
Arshan loves opera. He does whatever he can to become a professional opera singer. Despite him being only 10 years old, he wants to perform in the lead role in the youth opera of his hometown Ojai in California. While contributing to the daily tasks of the family’s farm together with his 5 siblings, he is also practicing his high notes.
Kids DOK 2020
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Der Besuch Alexandra Schatz
When a paper plane flutters into Elise’s home one day, she gets an unexpected visit from Emil. Now everything is different. And actually much nicer.
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Der Besuch

Animated Film
Germany
2019
4 minutes

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Alexandra Schatz
Alexandra Schatz
Wolfram Späth
Sonja Schneider
Tobias Becker
Sibylle Brunner
Alexandra Schatz
Alexandra Schatz
Elise is scared of everything – spiders, people, even trees. So she never goes out, night or day. One day a strange thing flies in through the window and lands at her feet. And then there comes a knock at the door. Elise has a visitor.
Kids DOK 2020
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Hide and Seek Felix Golenko, Matthias Wölbing
What’s it like to live as a schoolkid in Germany? Especially when you had to flee here from another country? Three children talk about this, animated drawings provide the images.
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Hide and Seek

Animated Film
Germany
2020
2 minutes

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Felix Golenko
Matthias Wölbing
Christine Duttlinger
Sigrid Gairing
Christine Duttlinger
Christine Duttlinger
Sarah Schulz
Michael Bötticher
Three children fled with their families from crisis regions. They found a new home in Germany. What wishes and dreams do they have for the future? Through animated children’s drawings we dive into their world. It’s their view on integration in Germany’s school system.
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Mein Bruder macht im Tonfilm die Geräusche Meike Fehre
Charlie explores the history of music with Grandpa Günter, the circus elephant. Today he meets Grandpa’s brother Karl-Heinz, who makes the strangest noises for the sound film.
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Mein Bruder macht im Tonfilm die Geräusche

Animated Film
Germany
2019
4 minutes

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Meike Fehre
Meike Fehre
Meike Fehre
Meike Fehre
Grandpa Günter is 200 years old, very heavy and a retired circus elephant. And like his grandson Charlie he loves to sing. Together they make musical excursions to the roaring 20s and 30s.
It’s night. The whole forest is asleep. All of it? No! An elephant makes funny noises. It’s Karl-Heinz, the brother of Grandpa Günter, who is setting up his forest cinema with great anticipation. Only Grandpa Günter feels that someone disturbs the night’s rest and tells singing about his brother, who makes the noises in the sound film: “I find no rest at home. It knocks, it hammers, it thunders all the time ...”

Kids DOK 2020
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Mishou Milen Vitanov
When a small dog is forgotten in the midst of the arctic desert, four snow hares take heart-warming care of him. But they don’t know very much about what a dog really needs.
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Seepferdchen Nele Dehnenkamp
Hanan thinks her little brother should know how to swim. When she came to Europe in a rubber dinghy she was terrified of water. Today she is a swimming instructor.
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Seepferdchen

Documentary Film
Germany
2020
16 minutes

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Nele Dehnenkamp
Christine Duttlinger
Nele Dehnenkamp
Nele Dehnenkamp
Christine Duttlinger
Tobias Winkel
Sina Diehl
Jana Briesner
Johann Meis
Simon Droessler
David Holfelder
Paul Chriske
“The seahorse is a powerful animal – it stands upright in the water and cannot sink”, the swimming instructor encourages the children. A place in the human brain is named after it, the hippocampus, where all memory begins. There we archive what we cannot forget. It is the seahorse in the brain where the terror and beauty of life meet – and for Hanan, it is where she stores her memories of the ocean. When the young Yezidi crossed the Mediterranean Sea with her family in a small rubber dinghy, she could not swim. The images of the deep blue sea and the fear of drowning are irrevocably burnt into her memory. To reconcile her past, she learns how to swim. But the waters still await her with haunting images of the ocean. Seahorse poetically explores the contradictions and unpredictabilities of remembrance.
Kids DOK 2020
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Stolz auf dich Jens Schanze
Asude is studying for her school-leaving examinations but there’s one thing she wants more: Kickboxing! Become European Champion! Her coach and sisters support her on her way to the European Championship.
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Stolz auf dich

Documentary Film
Germany
2020
29 minutes

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Jens Schanze
Jens Schanze
Judith Malek-Mahdavi
FilmFernsehFonds Bavaria
Jens Schanze
Jens Schanze
Börres Weiffenbach
Jens Schanze
Claudia Leder
Till Beckmann
Asude is 17. She lives in rural Lower Bavaria and studies for her high school diploma. Her real goal is to be a kickbox champion, the No 1. Her sisters are supporting her. When their parents came to Germany, looking for employment, their grandparents who were the first to search for a better life far from home, had already retired and returned to Istanbul.
Asude is quiet, not tall, wears glasses, and her team-mates are mostly male. Her first fight as a member of the German national kickboxing team will be at the European Championships in Skopje, and of all people, her opponent is from Turkey.
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Stumm Anna Theil
An animated documentary about a family secret: Katharina’s father was suspected of murder as a former Stasi employee – he’s probably innocent, but the doubts remain.
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Stumm

Documentary Film
Germany
2020
7 minutes

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Anna Theil
Anna Theil
Sven Heußner
Daniela Gast
Achim Burkart
Sven Heußner
Anna Theil
Anna Theil
Shtum is an animated documentary and a small piece of history. Katharina’s father worked for the secret service in the GDR. In the mid-90s, he was arrested for a murder order in connection with his former activities... and released. Since then, Katharina carries doubt and the burden of silence alone. Too great is the fear that even almost 30 years after the fall of the Wall, she will still be met with accusations and rejection.
In the broadest sense, Shtum is about family secrets and the central question of whether some things are better to remain hidden where they are or whether it makes sense to uncover them.