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Erwin

Erwin
Jan Soldat
German Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Austria,
Germany
2020
16 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Jan Soldat
Jan Soldat
Jan Soldat
Jan Soldat

58-year-old Erwin introduces himself as “old but horny”. He has declared the mobile home in his front garden his favourite refuge, where he has everything he needs: a computer, a bed, a coffee machine. Two webcams link Erwin to other men who satisfy his carnal desires. In this tiny space, Jan Soldat comes close to him, of course. He learns of love affairs, as great as extinguished, of a complicated family web and worries about the future.

Carolin Weidner
Nominated for Gedanken Aufschluss Prize
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Love/Without Love
Small Worlds, Big People
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Robin’s Hood

Robin’s Hood
Jasmin Baumgartner
Competition for the Audience Award 2020
Documentary Film
Austria
2020
93 minutes
German,
English,
Serbian
subtitles: 
German

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Jasmin Baumgartner
Jasmin Baumgartner
Dominic Spitaler
Anna Hawliczek
Olga Kosanovic
Matthias Writze
Lee Niederkofler
Nvie Motho

Fluctuation at the Vienna football club RSV is high. Coach Robin, who once hosted parties at the Prater sauna, sees his club as a political project, too: Players from various birth nations come together in his “dirty rotten bunch”. Athletic highlights are quite often followed by relegation, discipline and excess are cheek by jowl at RSV. Director Jasmin Baumgartner has followed Robin and his team over several years.

“My players are like my kids”, Robin says. And kids can be exhausting. They are caught with joints by the police on their way to the Slovenian training camp or prefer to go to the casino instead of completing their training units. But even president Robin isn’t averse to parties. On the sidelines of the amateur league it can get boozy and often rough: Opposing fans insult and discriminate against black athletes in particular. A behaviour for which Robin has no patience at all. He sees it this way: “If we integrate the super sweet Muslim fraction in our club, with our Serbian nationalists, uneducated Austrians and our Muslim-hating Congolese players, then we’ll not only be promoted to the fourth division. We’ll even stop the rise of the right-wing nationalists.”
Carolin Weidner
Nominated for Gedanken Aufschluss Prize
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State of the World
Rural vs. Urban
Redistribution and Having a Say
Small Worlds, Big People
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Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2020
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The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy Uwe Brunner, Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon
Walk-in archive, time capsule and storage for the collective memory of a state of emergency: globally collected snapshots of self-isolation and quarantine.
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The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy

The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy
Uwe Brunner, Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon
Extended Reality 2020
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Austria,
Germany,
Spain
2020
10 minutes
English

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Uwe Brunner
Bettina Katja Lange
Joan Soler-Adillon

Covid-19 has made quarantine and self-isolation the everyday experience for many. This project, developed at the CPH:LAB, invites people to scan their most personal places and moments. The resulting VR experience is a walk-in archive and time capsule, the collective memory of a state of emergency which also preserves forgotten virtues like deceleration and the spirit of discovery.

Lars Rummel
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Zaho Zay

Zaho Zay
Maéva Ranaïvojaona, Georg Tiller
Camera Lucida – Out of Competition 2020
Documentary Film
Austria,
France,
Madagascar
2020
79 minutes
French,
Malagasy
subtitles: 
English

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Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Georg Tiller
Georg Tiller
Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Thomas Lambert
Georg Tiller
Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Georg Tiller
Barbara Bossuet
André Fèvre
Térence Meunier
Herimandresy Randriambololona
André Fèvre

“Zaho Zay!”, it’s me. This is the daily salute of the prisoners in a crowded Madagascan prison whose guard looks for her lost father in each new prisoner. Her projections and fantasies let the mystical, murderous father figure roam the island in simultaneously dreamlike and nightmarish sequences, accompanied by a poetic voiceover. A hybrid narrative, speculating about the mysterious paths and profound traumas of its landscapes and all who walk in them.

A pair of dice, a quiet murderer and his victims, traces of history and magic realism. Rituals and riddles, revenge, remorse and imprisonment are unravelled and re-interlaced between the brutal reality of a detention centre, the fantasies of the fictionalised narrator and the vast natural spaces of an island – slowly and poetically. Crises, colonial violence and its continuities are suggested and condensed. The montage of documentary material and staged sequences references western and film noir and develops an intense visual and narrative pull. An almost lyrical text and the precisely framed images bear witness to an impossible quest that’s actually a haunting, referring to individual and collective traumas and the strange forces with which such shocks inscribe themselves into narratives and places.
Djamila Grandits
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Redistribution and Having a Say
Sense and Being
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Zwischen mir und der Welt / Aufräumen

Zwischen mir und der Welt / Aufräumen
Michaela Schwentner
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
Austria
2020
24 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English

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Michaela Schwentner
Michaela Schwentner
Gerald Weber
Michaela Schwentner
Michaela Schwentner
Michaela Schwentner
Nik Hummer

Set theory, one of the cornerstones of mathematics, serves as a metaphor for “social structures as spatial arrangement”, as the first sequence of the film reveals. The visual playfulness first becomes an exploration of two- and three-dimensionality and then turns out to be a well-founded reflection of social power relations. The search for a supposedly correct “order of things” triggers the compulsive element in many viewers. Who’s (not) afraid of being different?

Borjana Gaković
Nominated for Gedanken Aufschluss Prize
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Small Worlds, Big People
Sense and Being
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Redistribution and Having a Say
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