Film Archive

Kids DOK 2015
About a Mother Dina Velikovskaya

A mother protects and cares for her sons while they’re little. But even later, when they have already left home, she is always there when her sons need help.

About a Mother

Animated Film
Russia
2015
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Lyubov Gajdukova
Dina Velikovskaya
Artyom Fadeyev
Dina Velikovskaya
Dina Velikovskaya
Tatyana Jacyna, Khatuna Tatuashvili, Dina Velikovskaya
Dina Velikovskaya
Artyom Fadeyev
A mother protects and cares for her sons while they’re little. But even later, when they have already left home, she is always there when her sons need help.

Air-Mail

Animated Film
France,
Switzerland
2015
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Nicolas Burlet
Isabelle Favez
Mario Batkovic
Fee Liechti
Isabelle Favez
Isabelle Favez
Loïc Burkhart
The boxer and the girl only meet because the cat wanted to eat the gold fish. Will there be a happy ending?
Kids DOK 2015
Asylum Child. Tefik, When You Fall, You Get Back up Again Jannik Hastrup

10-year-old Tefik likes to ride his bicycle. There’s not much more to do, because he lives in a Danish home for asylum seekers with his parents. He is haunted by the ghosts of the past.

2014

Asylum Child. Tefik, When You Fall, You Get Back up Again

Animadoc
Denmark
2014
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Marie Bro
Jannik Hastrup
Fuzzy
Sandra Desmazières
Jannik Hastrup
Jannik Hastrup
Niels Arild
10-year-old Tefik likes to ride his bicycle. There’s not much more to do, because he lives in a Danish home for asylum seekers with his parents. He is haunted by the ghosts of the past: at school in Kosovo he was called a gipsy and the family were threatened.
Kids DOK 2015
Baba Jaga Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand, Katja Engelhardt

When the girl visits the evil fairytale witch in her house on chicken legs she’s to be eaten. She escapes and must defend herself with magic against the witch in her flying cauldron.

Baba Jaga

Animated Film
Germany
2015
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Torben Milz
Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand, Katja Engelhardt
Hardy Hoffmann, Tobias Baader
Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand, Daria Naumez
Carolin Kebekus
When the girl visits the evil fairytale witch in her house on chicken legs she’s to be eaten. She escapes and must defend herself with magic against the witch in her flying cauldron. Narrated by famous comedian Carolin Kebekus.
Kids DOK 2015
Crowley – Jeder Cowboy braucht sein Pferd André Hörmann

Which boy doesn’t dream of being a cowboy? For 11-year-old Crowley it’s just a part of life, he lives on a ranch in America with his father. But one must learn a lot and sometimes show courage to become a “real” cowboy.

Crowley – Jeder Cowboy braucht sein Pferd

Documentary Film
Germany
2015
15 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
André Hörmann
Henry Reyels
Thomas Bergmann
Vincent Assmann
André Hörmann
Donell McNairy
Which boy doesn’t dream of being a cowboy? For 11-year-old Crowley it’s just a part of life, he lives on a ranch in America with his father. But one must learn a lot and sometimes show courage to become a “real” cowboy. For Crowley this starts with a wild horse he is told to tame.
Kids DOK 2015
Deep Water Tamás Fekete

Dominik is a seven-time Hungarian swimming champion. Sport means everything to him. Then it turns out that he has a damaged spine. If he keeps on training he risks disability. If he pauses, he’s thrown out of the team. He must be strong now. But what does that mean?

Deep Water

Documentary Film
Hungary
2015
22 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Miklós Bosnyák, Tamás Fekete
Tamás Fekete
Ákos Nyoszoli
Marianna Rudas
András Pongor
Dominik is a seven-time Hungarian swimming champion. Sport means everything to him. Then it turns out that he has a damaged spine. If he keeps on training he risks disability. If he pauses, he’s thrown out of the team. He must be strong now. But what does that mean?
Kids DOK 2015
Der süße Brei Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand

Mother and daughter have nothing to eat. The little pot of sweet porridge helps – but one should know how to operate it.

Der süße Brei

Animated Film
Germany
2014
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand
Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand
Kyne Uhlig, Nikolaus Hillebrand
Mother and daughter have nothing to eat. The little pot of sweet porridge helps – but one should know how to operate it.
Kids DOK 2015
Drawing For Better Dreams May Odeh, Dia' Azzeh

What do children dream of at night? In Palestine it’s tanks, bombs, soldiers with guns, burning houses, and people who are forced to flee. Painting their dreams and turning them into a film helped the 9- to 12-year-old kids from Gaza and Hebron.

Drawing For Better Dreams

Animated Film
Palestinian territories
2015
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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May Odeh
May Odeh, Dia' Azzeh
Faris Shomali
Dia' Azzeh
What do children dream of at night? In Palestine it’s tanks, bombs, soldiers with guns, burning houses, and people who are forced to flee. Painting their dreams and turning them into a film helped the 9- to 12-year-old kids from Gaza and Hebron.
Kids DOK 2015
Giovanni and the Water Ballet Astrid Bussink

10-year-old Giovanni wants to be the first boy to take part in the Dutch Synchronised Swimming Championship.

Giovanni and the Water Ballet

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2014
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Renko Douze, Hasse van Nunen
Astrid Bussink
Diderik Evers, Dirk-Jan Kerkkamp, Sal Kroonenberg
Femke Klein Obbink
Max Italiaander
Tim van Peppen, Bouk Bouwmeester
10-year-old Giovanni wants to be the first boy to take part in the Dutch Synchronised Swimming Championship. Supported by his friend Kim, neither the other kids teasing him at school nor the tough training for the crucial test can deter him from his dream.
Kids DOK 2015
Haiduc Annelies Kruk, Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden

Nicu has lived in the streets since he was seven. In Romanian, “Haiduc” means gangster, and that’s how cool he wants to be. But having no family, sleeping in shafts and taking drugs is hard.

Haiduc

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2014
18 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Anouk Donker
Annelies Kruk, Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden
Annelies Kruk, Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden
Annelies Kruk, Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden
Annelies Kruk, Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden
Nicu has lived in the streets since he was seven. In Romanian, “Haiduc” means gangster, and that’s how cool he wants to be. But having no family, sleeping in shafts and taking drugs is hard. When Raluca offers him a home everything could get better. But Haiduc must want it …
Kids DOK 2015
How Ky Turned Into Niels Els van Driel

The 12-year-old kid we see likes to play football, gets into fights, plays Knock Knock Ginger and aims a toy pistol at ducks. Plainly a “real” boy, nothing special. But Niels used to be a girl called Kyara, and the road to becoming the person he is now was hard.

How Ky Turned Into Niels

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2014
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Anouk Donker
Els van Driel
Stefano Bertacchini, Jaap Veldhoen
Francesco Indaco
Carla van der Meijs
The 12-year-old kid we see likes to play football, gets into fights, plays Knock Knock Ginger and aims a toy pistol at ducks. Plainly a “real” boy, nothing special. But Niels used to be a girl called Kyara, and the road to becoming the person he is now was hard.
Kids DOK 2015
Königin Po Maja Gehrig

The good night story invented by father and child starts with “something” and grows into many things. An adventurous journey through space and time begins – until sleep arrives.

Königin Po

Animated Film
Switzerland
2015
11 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Ruedi Schick
Maja Gehrig
Kaspar König
Fee Liechti
Maja Gehrig, Stefan Holaus
Maja Gehrig, Pamela Dürr
Peter Bräker
The good night story invented by father and child starts with “something” and grows into many things. An adventurous journey through space and time begins – until sleep arrives.
Kids DOK 2015
O, Darling! Nastya Voronina

The fox serenades the chickens and their hearts melt. One by one they leave the cock, who naturally isn’t pleased at all.

O, Darling!

Animated Film
Russia
2015
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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VGIK
Nastya Voronina
Sentyabr' FM band
Anton Kozlov, Maksim Kiryunin, Dmitriy Golovkin
Nastya Voronina
Anton Chizhikov, Nastya Voronina
The fox serenades the chickens and their hearts melt. One by one they leave the cock, who naturally isn’t pleased at all.
Kids DOK 2015
One, Two, Tree Yulia Aronova

Every day the tree sees hikers passing. When one of them leaves his shoes near its roots the tree decides to take a little trip.

One, Two, Tree

Animated Film
France,
Switzerland
2015
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Corinne Destombes
Yulia Aronova
Lev Splener
Yulia Aronova
Pauline Coudurier, Hervé Guichard
Morten Riisberg Hansen
Yulia Aronova
Pierre Sauze
Every day the tree sees hikers passing. When one of them leaves his shoes near its roots the tree decides to take a little trip.
Kids DOK 2015
Pawo Antje Heyn

The little figure discovers that it can change the world with a magic wand, which leads to considerable confusion.

Pawo

Animated Film
Germany
2015
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Antje Heyn
Antje Heyn
Peer Kleinschmidt
Alexander Isert, Antje Heyn, Caroline Hamann
Antje Heyn
Peter Sandmann
The little figure discovers that it can change the world with a magic wand, which leads to considerable confusion.
Kids DOK 2015
Planet Willi Sören Wendt

Willi is not like the other children, almost as if he came from another planet. But he likes people, cars, cows, and cookies above all. And he is a great brother, says his little sister.

Planet Willi

Animated Film
Germany
2015
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sören Wendt
Sören Wendt
Nils Kacirek
Sören Wendt
Sebastian Rau, Nina Takata, Sören Wendt
Birte Müller, Sören Wendt
Roman Vehlken
Willi is not like the other children, almost as if he came from another planet. But he likes people, cars, cows, and cookies above all. And he is a great brother, says his little sister.