Film Archive

Kids DOK 2013
Bhavini – Ich will nur tanzen! André Hörmann

Little Bhavini dreams her way out of a Mumbai slum into a career as a dancer. She keeps practicing the steps of traditional Indian dancing, she keeps begging her mother to allow her to take lessons with a famous teacher. ...

Bhavini – Ich will nur tanzen!

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
André Hörmann
Florian Foest
Marc Accensi
André Hörmann
Kevin Pinto
Little Bhavini dreams her way out of a Mumbai slum into a career as a dancer. She keeps practicing the steps of traditional Indian dancing, she keeps begging her mother to allow her to take lessons with a famous teacher. But that is expensive and they are barely scraping by since father died. So Bhavini begins to work at her mother’s beauty salon. But there is another obstacle to overcome: the entrance examination …
In this new instalment of his series about children in megacities, André Hörmann once again, rather than simply showing the life of foreign children, explores the question of what it means to live for one’s dreams.

Grit Lemke

Choir Tour

Animated Film
Latvia
2012
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sabine Andersone
Edmunds Jansons
Girts Biss
Edmunds Jansons
Edmunds Jansons
Edmunds Jansons
Girts Biss
Even in a world-famous boys’ choir, boys are still curious and adventurous. When their supervisor gets stuck in an elevator, they discover the city on their own and have a lot of fun.
Kids DOK 2013
Das Herz des Stromboli Tobias Deicke

The inhabitants of the village of Ginostra live at the foot of the Stromboli volcano. When it erupts ...

Das Herz des Stromboli

Animated Film
Germany
2012
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Tobias Deicke
Tobias Deicke
Bowen Liu
Tobias Deicke
Tobias Deicke
Benedikt Gaussling, Benedikt Schöller
The inhabitants of the village of Ginostra live at the foot of the Stromboli volcano. When it erupts, they are all saved by a miraculous coincidence.
Kids DOK 2013
Grandpa & Me and a Helicopter to Heaven Åsa Blanck, Johan Palmgren

They are best friends: David sits at his grandfather’s bed and listens to his stories. Never mind that grandpa sometimes falls asleep in the middle, because he still makes the best jokes and knows everything about the forest and mushrooms. ...

Grandpa & Me and a Helicopter to Heaven

Documentary Film
Sweden
2013
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Åsa Blanck
Åsa Blanck, Johan Palmgren
David Ricci
Johan Palmgren
Petter Brundell
Åsa Blanck
Åsa Blanck
They are best friends: David sits at his grandfather’s bed and listens to his stories. Never mind that grandpa sometimes falls asleep in the middle, because he still makes the best jokes and knows everything about the forest and mushrooms. At last the two embark on an exhausting but fun trip to the forest. It’s to be their last, and in the end David is left with a helicopter and the secret of the place where the best chanterelles grow.
Fifteen minutes of lightness can be enough to say everything about the eternal cycle of life and death. So wise that every child can understand it.

Grit Lemke
Kids DOK 2013
Hallo Tod! Knietzsche erklärt den Tod – Was kommt, das geht Anja von Kampen

Knietzsche says: “Some people say that life is like a roller coaster ride.” Come to think of it ...

Hallo Tod! Knietzsche erklärt den Tod – Was kommt, das geht

Animated Film
Germany
2012
2 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Anja von Kampen
Anja von Kampen
Oliver H. Wolf
Fiete Müller
Anja von Kampen
Anja von Kampen
Stephan Fieberg
Knietzsche says: “Some people say that life is like a roller coaster ride.” Come to think of it – sometimes life goes up, sometimes down, and everyone gets a ride. But what comes afterwards? Knietzsche has given it some thought.
Kids DOK 2013
Jan's Mom Anneloor van Heemstra

“Hi Mom, this is Jan.” When the boy wants to tell his mother something, he must record it. He sends her the tapes and sees her very rarely. ...

Jan's Mom

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2012
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Albert Klein Haneveld
Anneloor van Heemstra
Sem Bakker
Aage Hollander
Susanne Helmer, Anneloor van Heemstra
Anneloor van Heemstra
Susanne Helmer
“Hi Mom, this is Jan.” When the boy wants to tell his mother something, he must record it. He sends her the tapes and sees her very rarely. Jan’s mother has been in prison for a year and will probably stay there a while. How does an 11-year-old boy cope with the fact that there is no life together, no making sandwiches, picking up from school, or tucking in at night? We follow Jan through a day on which he prepares to tell his mother something important.
Amazingly weightless, impressionist cinematography in a study of our most archaic type of love as its substance is threatened.

Grit Lemke
Kids DOK 2013
Maple Syrup Yoshino Aoki

A girl traveled with a lot of baggage from Canada into a new home. She opens her suitcase ...

Meatballs and Fork-Beast

Animated Film
Sweden
2012
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Johan Hagelbäck
Johan Hagelbäck
Johan Hagelbäck
Being strong is really good. But being small, brave and saving your friends is probably even better.

Miriam's Kite

Animated Film
Estonia
2013
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Andrus Raudsalu
Riho Unt
Tiit Kikas
Ragnar Neljandi
Riho Unt
Marili Toome, Triin Sarapik-Kivi
Leelo Tungal, Peep Pedmanson
Flying her colorful kite is Miriam’s favorite game. One day, her little brother and her adventurous hen also want to try it out.
Kids DOK 2013
Quantum Jump Hayk Sahakyants

The little monk is not allowed to attend instructions in the monastery yet. Instead he has to wash the floors. While he does this, he gets a little carried away by his imagination ...

Quantum Jump

Animated Film
Armenia
2013
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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David Sahakyants
Hayk Sahakyants
Vasili Filatov
Hayk Sahakyants
Hayk Sahakyants
Hayk Sahakyants
Vardan Zadoyan
Vasili Filatov
The little monk is not allowed to attend instructions in the monastery yet. Instead he has to wash the floors. While he does this, he gets a little carried away by his imagination and gets himself into trouble. But when he watches the old master and his students meditate, he eventually resolves to try it on his own.
Kids DOK 2013
Rabbit and Deer Péter Vácz

Rabbit and Deer live happily and without a care until their friendship is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession with finding the formula for ...

Rabbit and Deer

Animated Film
Hungary
2013
16 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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József Fülöp
Péter Vácz
Máté Hámori
Gábor Garai
Judit Czakó
Attila Bertóti, Péter Vácz
Péter Vácz
Máté Hámori
Rabbit and Deer live happily and without a care until their friendship is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession with finding the formula for the third dimension. After an unexpected accident, Deer finds himself in a new and unknown world. Separated by dimensions, the two friends have to find a way back to each other.
Kids DOK 2013
Room on the Broom Jan Lachauer, Max Lang

The witch wants to take a trip, which is why she packs her belongings … But when the wind and the weather frequently force her to land ...

UK

UK
2013

Room on the Broom

Animated Film
UK
2013
26 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Martin Pope, Michael Rose
Jan Lachauer, Max Lang
René Aubry
Julia Donaldson, Max Lang
The witch wants to take a trip, which is why she packs her belongings … But when the wind and the weather frequently force her to land, she shows that she has a big heart and meets many new friends who will eventually help her out. A wonderful film about friendship.

Schrecken ohne Ende

Animated Film
Germany
2012
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Carsten Bunte, Patrick Brennecke
Max Stöhr, Michael Sieber
Daniel Vulcano
Johannes Weiland
Max Stöhr, Peter Ruschel
Marcus Sauermann
Christian Heck
When the world's best big sister is moving away, you need a really good plan to prevent this from happening.
Kids DOK 2013
Sharukh sucht das Glück André Hörmann

Which 14-year-old boy does not dream of fast cars? For Sharukh, who lives in the Indian megacity of Mumbai, this has a bitter aftertaste: ever since his father left the family, ...

Sharukh sucht das Glück

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
André Hörmann
Florian Foest
Marc Accensi
André Hörmann
Kevin Pinto
Which 14-year-old boy does not dream of fast cars? For Sharukh, who lives in the Indian megacity of Mumbai, this has a bitter aftertaste: ever since his father left the family, he has been forced to work as a car mechanic to support his family – even though he would rather play or even go to school. But there is space for dreams in the dusty workshop: Sharukh wants to see his mother smile again and drive her through the city in a big limousine just once …

Grit Lemke
Kids DOK 2013
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Brent Dawes

Chameleon is very proud of his pristine white complexion. When he steps into a puddle of mud he does all he can to get clean again only to end up ...

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Animated Film
South Africa
2012
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Philip Cunningham
Brent Dawes
Jeremy Olivier
Brent Dawes
Darryn Poser
Brent Dawes
Matthew Gair
Chameleon is very proud of his pristine white complexion. When he steps into a puddle of mud he does all he can to get clean again only to end up further and further from white. Finally he manages to clean up only to realize he enjoyed having a bit of colour. So how's he going to get it back?