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Artists in DEFA Animation Film
David und Goliath Sabine Meienreis

The biblical motif is varied through colours, structures and shades. The graphic artist and puppet player Sabine Meienreis makes different materials and graphic elements correspond to each other and the music.

David und Goliath

Animated Film
GDR
1981
6 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Sabine Meienreis
Thomas Ehricht
Hans Moser
Anita Uebe
Sabine Meienreis
Heinz Kaiser
The biblical motif is varied through colours, structures and shades. The graphic artist and puppet player Sabine Meienreis makes different materials and graphic elements correspond to each other and the music.
Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Der Fluß

Animated Film
GDR
1979
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Katja Georgi
Bernd Wefelmeyer
Peter Pohler
Anita Uebe
Katja Georgi
A young man and a young woman want to be together but, unwilling to take risks, hurry in the wrong direction. The score of this parable was composed by the renowned theatre, film and television composer Bernd Wefelmeyer, who regularly worked for the DEFA Studio.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Der Igel Tappelpit

Animated Film
GDR
1965
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Eva Natus-Šalamoun
Günther Karpa
Werner Baensch
Gerti Gruner
Eva Natus-Šalamoun
An adaptation of Alfred Könner’s eponymous children’s book by the illustrator Eva Šalamoun, who was well-known in the Czech Republic, too. The trained graphic artist and director realises the noisy story of a hungry hedgehog and a delicious looking apple with plenty of imagination, visual wit and animated coloured letters.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Der Kamm

Animated Film
GDR
1982
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Hans Moser, Thomas Rosié
Bernd Wefelmeyer
Hans Moser, Thomas Rosié
Heidrun Sünderhauf
Hans Moser, Thomas Rosié
Once an argument has escalated, the original cause is of next to no concern. Or why are these two men fighting so doggedly over a comb? Having worked in special effects up to then, Hans Moser’s and Thomas Rosié’s first DEFA directing effort is a parable on the arms race.

---Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Der lange Weg

Animated Film
GDR
1989
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Marion Rasche
Friedbert Wissmann
Lutz Kleber
Hanna Fürst
Marion Rasche
An adaptation of Friedrich Wolf’s story of a beautiful seagull and a young woodpecker, an unequal couple who have trouble finding their place. Figures and backgrounds created by the painter Andreas Dress were cut up and animated by the DEFA Studio staff.

---Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Der Löwe und der Vogel

Animated Film
GDR
1982
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Otto Sacher
Karl-Ernst Sasse
Helmut Krahnert, Brigitte Schönberner
Eva d'Bomba
Otto Sacher
A picturesque film about an ardent search whose outcome is uncertain. Otto Sacher, who was known mostly for his popular drawn adaptations, was also keen to explore the potential of animation film and to this purpose collaborated with the young designer Sabine Klein.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Artists in DEFA Animation Film
Die Entdeckung Lutz Dammbeck

After the fierce controversy surrounding his exceptional film “Einmart”, the DEFA Studio obliged Lutz Dammbeck to make a children’s film. The result is a poem about yearning and escape – followed by a successful theatrical release.

GDR

GDR
1982

Die Entdeckung

Animated Film
GDR
1982
18 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Lutz Dammbeck
Thomas Hertel
Hans Schöne
Eva d'Bomba
Lutz Dammbeck
Gudrun Okras
After the fierce controversy surrounding his exceptional film “Einmart”, the DEFA Studio obliged Lutz Dammbeck to make a children’s film. The result is a poem about yearning and escape – followed by a successful theatrical release. Dammbeck, however, already realised his deeper artistic aspirations outside the Studio.

---Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Die große Reise der alten Schildkröte

Animated Film
GDR
1988
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Barbara Eckhold
Igor Bazlik
Lutz Kleber
Eva d'Bomba
Barbara Eckhold
Marita Böhme
Designing this adaptation of the eponymous Chilean song was Maja Nagel’s introduction to working with animation. She would have liked to have more influence on the overall film, so she also directed her later projects in order to be able to experiment without restraints as a painter.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Artists in DEFA Animation Film
Familienbande. Die Familien Huhn und Eule Walter Eckhold

Daddy rooster and mummy hen are mortified, but there’s no denying it: their brood argue all the time. The couple are even more desperate since their neighbours’ children sit quietly and well-behaved with their parents.

GDR

GDR
1990

Familienbande. Die Familien Huhn und Eule

Animated Film
GDR
1990
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Walter Eckhold
Hans Hombsch
Walter Eckhold
Renate Ritter
Walter Eckhold
Wolfgang Gorks, Regina Jeske, Werner Knodel, Katja Kuhl, Claudia Nowotny, Tom Pauls, Gerhard Vogt
Daddy rooster and mummy hen are mortified, but there’s no denying it: their brood argue all the time. The couple are even more desperate since their neighbours’ children sit quietly and well-behaved with their parents. Will the night bring a solution? Designed by the legendary cartoonist Manfred Bofinger.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Artists in DEFA Animation Film
Fridolin, der Schmetterling Helge Leiberg, Alexander Reimann

An orgiastic comedy about a butterfly, a couple of beautiful lady dragonflies and a love-hungry snail. Working with the medium of film was a liberation from realism for the performance artist Helge Leiberg.

GDR

GDR
1982

Fridolin, der Schmetterling

Animated Film
GDR
1982
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Helge Leiberg, Alexander Reimann
Lothar Fiedler
Alexander Reimann, Hans Schöne
Anita Uebe
Helge Leiberg
Manfred Mammitzsch, Horst Philipp
An orgiastic comedy about a butterfly, a couple of beautiful lady dragonflies and a love-hungry snail. Working with the medium of film was a liberation from realism for the performance artist Helge Leiberg. To him the most exciting sequence in terms of technique was the dream sequence, which was sprayed directly on glass under the camera.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Kubus im Rock

Animated Film
GDR
1988
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Thomas Stephan
ABSALOM, Andreas Zöllner
Rolf Hofmann
Eva d'Bomba
Thomas Stephan
Rock rhythms breathe dancing life into a cube. Thomas Stephan let various musicians interpret his movement studies of a cube. Andreas Zöllner’s and ABSALOM’s composition then inspired him to produce “Cube on the Rock”. The film was never released because of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

---Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Artists in DEFA Animation Film
Laufbahn Gudrun Trendafilov

Graphic artist Gudrun Trendafilov was a young graduate of the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts when she drew and animated this film about a frenzied two-humped camel all by herself.

Laufbahn

Animated Film
GDR
1982
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Gudrun Trendafilov
Uwe Piller
Brigitte Schönberner
Eva d'Bomba
Gudrun Trendafilov
Graphic artist Gudrun Trendafilov was a young graduate of the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts when she drew and animated this film about a frenzied two-humped camel all by herself. She considered the linear work with pencil and paper an extension of her practice as a visual artist.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Artists in DEFA Animation Film
Leben und Thaten des berühmten Ritters Schnapphahnski Günter Rätz

A fast-paced adaptation of the eponymous novel by Georg Weerth about the (amourous) adventures of a Prussian-Silesian country squire who turns into a slanderer and forger.

GDR

GDR
1978

Leben und Thaten des berühmten Ritters Schnapphahnski

Animated Film
GDR
1978
31 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Günter Rätz
Helmut May
Gisela Peitz, Renate Ritter
Günter Rätz
Norbert Christian
A fast-paced adaptation of the eponymous novel by Georg Weerth about the (amourous) adventures of a Prussian-Silesian country squire who turns into a slanderer and forger. Günter Rätz selected a hundred musical quotes and gave free rein to the young draughtsman Gerd Mackensen’s pen.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Sirenen

Animated Film
GDR
1984
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Klaus Georgi
Hans-Friedrich Ihme
Helmut Krahnert
Anita Uebe, Lore Ziegenbalg
Klaus Georgi, Hedda Gehm
Manfred Mammitzsch
A parable on environmental pollution. The sirens were designed and drawn by Helge Leiberg, who considered this a regular commissioned work – unlike his more personal projects such as “Schulze”, which were, however, stopped for ideological reasons.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Artists in DEFA Animation Film
Sitis Rainer Schade

The visual quality and content of animator Wolf-Ulrich Reichel’s scenario had tempted graphic artist and cartoonist Rainer Schade. This metaphor on the wall had been greenlighted by the Studio management only after repeated submissions. At the end of the shooting they almost revised their decision.

GDR

GDR
1989

Sitis

Animated Film
GDR
1989
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Rainer Schade
Simone Danaylowa
Helmut Krahnert
Renate Ritter, Anita Uebe
Rainer Schade
The visual quality and content of animator Wolf-Ulrich Reichel’s scenario had tempted graphic artist and cartoonist Rainer Schade. This metaphor on the wall had been greenlighted by the Studio management only after repeated submissions. At the end of the shooting they almost revised their decision.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Artists in DEFA Animation Film
Vom faulen Töpfer und dem fleißigen Wäscher Kurt Weiler

This adaptation of a Burmese fairytale about the potential side effects of a fit of envy launched a fruitful artistic partnership between puppet animator Kurt Weiler and opera director Achim Freyer.

GDR

GDR
1965

Vom faulen Töpfer und dem fleißigen Wäscher

Animated Film
GDR
1965
18 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Kurt Weiler
Gerhard Rosenfeld
Erich Günther
Gerti Gruner
Kurt Weiler
Klaus Piontek, Gina Presqott, Otto Stark, Axel Triebel, Siegfried Weiß, Else Wolz
This adaptation of a Burmese fairytale about the potential side effects of a fit of envy launched a fruitful artistic partnership between puppet animator Kurt Weiler and opera director Achim Freyer, who worked together to shine a poetic light on the reality of things.

Nadja Rademacher

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.