Film Archive

Jahr

Kids DOK 2021
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Affendomino Ulf Grenzer
A day at the zoo. An orangutan and a girl have fun fooling around. Until the father’s business dealings trigger a chain of events that changes everything.
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Monkey Domino

Affendomino
Ulf Grenzer
Kids DOK 2021
Animated Film
Germany
2021
4 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Ulf Grenzer
Ulf Grenzer
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Beatrice Matis
Doreen Borchert
Ulf Grenzer
Ulf Grenzer
Lena Dickmann
Jana Richtmeyer
Maxi Alker
Franziska Poike
Ephraim Peise
Helene Lorenz
Boris Schwiebert
Ulf Grenzer
Kevin Jahnel
Anna Magdalino
Franka Sachse

A day at the zoo, the orangutan sits in his cage and dreams of his life in the jungle when a girl comes by and brightens his dull afternoon. Her father doesn’t notice anything because he is on his mobile and laptop all the time to do important business. So important that the orangutan has to intervene, and a chain of event changes everything.

Lina Dinkla
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Intervening Nature
Small Worlds, Big People
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 – High Hopes & High Notes

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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The Visitor

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 2021
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Karlchen und die Elefanten Friedrich Kießling
A journey back in time to 1915 Dresden. Karlchen wants to see the famous elephants of the Sarrasani Circus one day. When his dream comes within reach, everything turns out different than expected.
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Little Karl and the Elephants

Karlchen und die Elefanten
Friedrich Kießling
Kids DOK 2021
Animated Film
Germany
2021
8 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Friedrich Kießling
Jana Krämer
youngfilms GmbH & Co. KG
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Gary Hirche
Oscar Zöllner
Friedrich Kießling
Friedrich Kießling

A journey back in time to 1915 Dresden, where Karlchen lives, who dreams of seeing the famous elephants of the Sarrasani Circus one day. To earn the ticket, he delivers potatoes. But his few coins are not enough for the visit. When Karlchen’s dream at last comes within reach, everything turns out different than expected.

Lina Dinkla
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Small Worlds, Big People
Regional
Kids DOK 2021
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Little Singer Hao Yu
The little singer steps forward, clears her throat one last time, then … She’s not going to lick the microphone like a popsicle, is she? Surely an idea we’ve all had at one time or another!
2021
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Little Singer

Little Singer
Hao Yu
Kids DOK 2021
Animated Film
Germany
2021
1 minute
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Hao Yu
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Ilja Gussarov
MOE - Valeriia Khazan
Steven Müller
Nico Pavlovic
Fabian Zeidler
Hao Yu

The curtain is up, the stage is clear, the microphone on: Let the show begin. The little singer steps forward and everyone is waiting with bated breath what singing talents are about to be heard. She clears her throat one more time and then it starts. But what is this? She’s not really going to lick the microphone like a popsicle, is she? Surely an idea we’ve all had at one time or another!

Lina Dinkla
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Small Worlds, Big People
Kids DOK 2021
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Maxim der Größte Katja Fedulova
Maxim has lost both his legs in an accident and goes everywhere on his skateboard. One day his coach has a surprise for him. But can it be done without legs?
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Maxim the Greatest

Maxim der Größte
Katja Fedulova
Kids DOK 2021
Documentary Film
Germany
2021
25 minutes
German Voiceover
subtitles: 
None

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Katja Fedulova
Heike Kunze
Tatjana Willms
Beate Andorff
Katja Fedulova
Sergei Amirdzhanov
Elena Petrosyan

Maxim lives in St. Petersburg with his mother and sister. Like many other kids, he just loves skating. There’s one difference, though: Maxim has lost both his legs in an accident and lives his everyday life on a skateboard, too. One day he would like to take part in the Paralympics. When his coach has a surprise for him, he is uncertain whether it can be done without legs.

Lina Dinkla
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Small Worlds, Big People
Redistribution and Having a Say
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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My Brother Makes the Noises in the Movies

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 2021
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Meine Wunderkammern Susanne Kim
If childhood is a place: How does it feel, what is there to discover? A documentary journey into children’s minds, to unique planets and personal cabinets of wonder.
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Cabinets of Wonder

Meine Wunderkammern
Susanne Kim
Kids DOK 2021
Documentary Film
Germany
2021
79 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Susanne Kim
Holm Taddiken
Alexander Herrmann
Joline
Lukas Scheigenpflug
Franziska Junge
Elias
Wisdom
Roya
Susanne Kim
Christoph Fleischer
Cornelia F. Müller
Daniel Fischer
Falk Johnke
Marion Tuor
Emma Rosa Simon
Sylvia Gössel

Four kids aged 12 to 14 let us in on their secrets and desires. They talk about what shapes their lives: friendship, but also bullying and ostracism. Love, but also the struggle with prejudice. An imaginative, very musical film, created together with the children, which shows the world from their perspective – unadornedly beautiful, idealistic and radically honest.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
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Small Worlds, Big People
Redistribution and Having a Say
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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Natur in Bearbeitung
Kids DOK 2021
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My Mother’s Hair Zeynep Sıla Demircioğlu
A Turkish woman goes to Germany as a guest worker – without her children at first. The family’s youngest daughter describes what it’s like to grow up without a mother.
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My Mother’s Hair

My Mother’s Hair
Zeynep Sıla Demircioğlu
Kids DOK 2021
Animated Film
Germany
2020
3 minutes
Turkish
subtitles: 
German

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Zeynep Sıla Demircioğlu
Rebecca Lohse
Zeynep Sıla Demircioğlu

A Turkish woman emigrates to Germany in the 1970s to earn money as a guest worker. Her children have to stay with their grandparents and it takes a few years before the mother can bring them over. In memory, this period feels almost unbearable and endless. Özgür, the family’s youngest daughter, describes what it’s like to grow up without a mother.

Lina Dinkla
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Exile
Family Ties
Small Worlds, Big People
Kids DOK 2021
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Pepe und die Welt der Insekten Bernadette Hauke
Insects may not be cute, but they’re very exciting, Pepe thinks. He knows that many insect species are dying out because they are robbed of their habitats. He wants to change that!
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Pepe and the World of Insects

Pepe und die Welt der Insekten
Bernadette Hauke
Kids DOK 2021
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
25 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Bernadette Hauke
Matthias Kringe
Luana Knipfer
Sonja Baeger
Moritz Kerst, Tom Claudon

Insects aren’t cute and often not beautiful, but very exciting, Pepe thinks. His favourite animals are dragonflies, which can control their four wings individually and take off faster than a jet plane. But where do you still find these flying wonders? Pepe knows that many insects are dying out in Germany because they are robbed of their habitats. He wants to change that!

Lina Dinkla
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Small Worlds, Big People
Kids DOK 2021
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Saka sy Vorona – Katze und Vogel Franka Sachse
A simple yet fast-paced silhouette animation: The black cat and white bird's world unravels when they venture into each other's space.
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Saka sy Vorona – Cat and Bird

Saka sy Vorona – Katze und Vogel
Franka Sachse
Kids DOK 2021
Animated Film
Germany
2021
8 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Franka Sachse
Uli Seis
MDM
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
BKM
Franka Sachse
Aline Helmcke
Christian Schunke
Florian Marquardt
Andreas Kuch

Black and white, white and black. At first everything seems well-ordered in this bicoloured world. The black cat lives in the white field, the white bird in the black one. Each in their place. But when the two venture into each other’s space, nothing stays the same and their world unravels. A fast-paced silhouette animation.

Lina Dinkla
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Small Worlds, Big People
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
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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Seahorse

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
Zustand der Welt
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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Proud of You

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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Umverteilen und Mitreden
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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Shtum

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
Regional (Heeme)