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

Arshan – Der kleine Sopran
Nora Ehrmann, André Hörmann
Kids DOK 2020
Documentary Film
Germany
2019
25 minutes
German
subtitles: 
None

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Nora Ehrmann
André Hörmann
Heike Kunze
RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
Fridolin Schöpper
Mikki Willis
Vincent Assmann
Mathias Ludwig

Classical music is great, says ten-year-old Arshan. He lives with his family on a ranch in California, helps to feed the cows and does household chores. But he uses every spare minute to train his voice. Arshan’s big dream is to become an opera singer. When performers for an opera production are sought in town, he anxiously goes to the casting.

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Small Worlds, Big People
Family Ties
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

Der Besuch
Alexandra Schatz
Kids DOK 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2019
4 minutes
German
subtitles: 
None

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Alexandra Schatz
Alexandra Schatz
Wolfram Späth
Sonja Schneider
Tobias Becker
Sibylle Brunner

Elise is a timid woman. She’s even afraid of trees. When one day a paper plane sails through her window, she’s so agitated that she hardly sleeps a wink that night. The next morning Emil, a boy in a baseball cap, knocks on her door. He’s looking for his plane and also needs to go to the loo. Suddenly Elise’s life changes in a wonderful way.

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Small Worlds, Big People
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

Verstecken und Fangen
Felix Golenko, Matthias Wölbing
Kids DOK 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2020
2 minutes
German

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Felix Golenko
Matthias Wölbing
Christine Duttlinger
Sigrid Gairing
Sarah Schulz
Michael Bötticher

Three children and their families have fled from crisis areas and found a new home in Germany. What are their wishes for the future, their dreams? The conversations with the three were turned into animated children’s drawings. We see a schoolkid’s life from their perspective.

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Small Worlds, Big People
Kids DOK 2020
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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

Mein Bruder macht im Tonfilm die Geräusche
Meike Fehre
Kids DOK 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2019
4 minutes
German
subtitles: 
None

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Meike Fehre
Meike Fehre

Grandpa Günter is a retired circus elephant who takes his grandson Charlie on musical excursions. In this episode they are rudely woken because the usually quiet forest is suddenly full of noise. It’s Grandpa’s brother Karl-Heinz merrily setting up his forest cinema. Singing, Grandpa complains about the disturbance and explains what his brother is actually doing there.

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Family Ties
Witty
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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Mishou

Mishou
Milen Vitanov
Kids DOK 2020
Animated Film
Bulgaria,
Germany
2020
8 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Milen Vitanov
Vesela Kazakova
Milen Vitanov
ZDF
Olaf Aue
Milen Vitanov
Vera Trajanova
Michał Krajczok
Leonard Petersen

Somewhere in the eternal ice. All around nothing but snow and pleasant silence. Until a helicopter lands to drop off a group of tourists. A few quick photos are taken and off they go. The uninvited guests leave behind a pile of rubbish – and a small dog who is suddenly quite lost. Four snow hares take heart-warming care of him.

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Intervening Nature
Kids DOK 2020
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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

Seepferdchen
Nele Dehnenkamp
Kids DOK 2020
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
16 minutes
German
subtitles: 
None

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Nele Dehnenkamp
Christine Duttlinger
Nele Dehnenkamp
Tobias Winkel
Sina Diehl
Jana Briesner
Johann Meis
Simon Droessler
David Holfelder
Paul Chriske

“Guess what we’re doing! We’re going to practice swimming.” Hanan accompanies her brother to classes in the public pool. The first swimming badge is called the Seahorse, their instructor explains, because it “stands” in the water and doesn’t drown. When Hanan’s family came to Europe in a rubber dinghy, she couldn’t swim. To forget this experience, she learned not to go under in the water – like a seahorse.

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Family Ties
State of the World
Small Worlds, Big People
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

Stolz auf dich
Jens Schanze
Kids DOK 2020
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
29 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Jens Schanze
Jens Schanze
Judith Malek-Mahdavi
FilmFernsehFonds Bavaria
Börres Weiffenbach
Jens Schanze
Claudia Leder
Till Beckmann

Asude lives in Lower Bavaria. Her grandparents came to Germany from Turkey in the 1970s. She’s currently studying for her school-leaving examinations and, at the same time, training for her dream of becoming a kickboxing champion. Unreservedly supported by her sisters, Asude competes in the European Championship in Skopje. It is her first fight in the jersey of the German national team.

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Redistribution and Having a Say
Family Ties
Kids DOK 2020
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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

Stumm
Anna Theil
Kids DOK 2020
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
7 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Anna Theil
Anna Theil
Sven Heußner
Daniela Gast
Achim Burkart
Sven Heußner

Katharina’s father used to work for the GDR secret service. In the mid-1990s he was arrested for a murder ordered in connection with his former job … and released. Ever since then, Katharina has feared that the doubts about her father’s innocence might throw a shadow on her life, too. A film about family secrets and the question whether some things hadn’t better remain hidden.

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Family Ties
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