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Agnosis

Animadoc
Germany,
Ukraine
2015
39 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Anita Müller
Anita Müller
Oksana Kod'
Anita Müller, Clara Wieck
Anita Müller
Anita Müller
Anita Müller
Florian Marquardt
As in “Chthonic City”, the painter Anita Müller gives wings to her filmed material in the catacombs of Odessa: statements re-connote documentary images, additions visualise dreams or thoughts. She takes associative liberties that suggest comparisons with jazz. The invisible protagonist who lost his way on a spiritual search of the underworld and disappeared without a trace may have felt as ephemeral and fluctuating as her visual creations.

Cornelia Klauß
German Competition Short Film 2015
Boy Ginan Seidl, Yalda Afsah

How does a girl escape the restrictions inscribed in the role of females in a traditional society? By becoming a “Boy”. In Afghanistan, “bachaposh” are girls who are raised as boys.

Boy

Documentary Film
Germany
2015
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Ray Peter Maletzki, Stephan Helmut Beier
Ginan Seidl, Yalda Afsah
Ginan Seidl
Ginan Seidl, Yalda Afsah
Steffen Martin, Manuela Schininá
How does a girl escape the restrictions inscribed in the role of females in a traditional society? By becoming a “Boy”. In Afghanistan, “bachaposh” are girls who are raised as boys. The artist duo Afsah/Seidl follows two girls and their choice of the role they want to take in life, creating a touching study of gender and freedom in dreamlike images and long tracking shots that capture the people in their social environment.

Grit Lemke
German Competition Short Film 2015
Die Weite suchen Falk Schuster

Many a GDR childhood was shaped by trips to the Baltic Sea – long drives on bad motorways in an overstuffed car, transit trucks and looking forward to the sea. But this is more than a nostalgic reworking of holiday memories.

2015

Die Weite suchen

Animadoc
Germany
2015
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Ralf Kukula
Falk Schuster
Peter Piek
Ralf Kukula
Stefan Urlaß
Julian Quitsch, Alexander Schmidt, Tim Romanowsky, Nicole Bauer, Francie Liebschner, Jan Mildner, Olaf Ulbricht
Falk Schuster
Florian Marquardt, Klangfee
Many a GDR childhood was shaped by trips to the Baltic Sea – long drives on bad motorways in an overstuffed car, transit trucks and looking forward to the sea. But this is more than a nostalgic reworking of holiday memories. From the innocent perspective of a seven-year-old boy the journey may seem like a big adventure, but the subtext of the reduced rotoscoped images exposes the absurdity of a life lived within narrow boundaries – one of which was the beach.

Annegret Richter
German Competition Short Film 2015
Eisen Benjamin Kahlmeyer

Portraits of asylum seekers from all over the world are set among impressions of a dreary life in a strictly composed sequence of images. They tell of hopes for a better life: here, in Germany.

Eisen

Documentary Film
Germany
2015
18 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Felix Eisele
Benjamin Kahlmeyer
John Gürtler, Jan Miserre
Stefan Neuberger
Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Moritz Stumm
Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Jonathan Schorr
A foggy landscape with new buildings in Eisenhüttenstadt at the German-Polish border: "Eisen", Iron, that’s how they call the town here. Portraits of asylum seekers from all over the world are set among impressions of a dreary life in a strictly composed sequence of images. They tell of hopes for a better life: here, in Germany.

Zaza Rusadze



Golden Dove German Competition Short Film 2015

German Competition Short Film 2015
Khoshbakhti Zara Zandieh

8mm material shows moments of a fragmented present. A male voice explains the linguistic and etymological meaning of the Farsi word for “happiness” and compares it with that of the German word.

Khoshbakhti

Documentary Film
Germany
2015
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Zara Zandieh, filmArche Berlin
Zara Zandieh
Azadeh Zandieh
Zara Zandieh
Zara Zandieh
Azadeh Zandieh, Rüzgâr Buşki
Are we able to hold on to the rare moments of joy and happiness? In her short essay the director Zara Zandieh, born in Berlin and with Iranian roots, investigates questions about time and memory that trace back to non-European traditions and extend to Proust. 8mm material shows moments of a fragmented present. A male voice explains the linguistic and etymological meaning of the Farsi word for “happiness” and compares it with that of the German word. A philosophical and edifying film experience.

Zaza Rusadze

Krieg im Frieden

Animated Film
Germany
2015
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Ingmar Böschen
Luise Omar
Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer, Genre's Klangbüro
Luise Omar
Luise Omar, Ruben Vandendriessche
Akin Sipal
Teis Syvsig
Experiencing a war from the distance is made tangible as a kind of phantom pain in this equally reduced and trenchant animation which takes the form a monologue. Agitated by a conversation with her brother an exiled Syrian reflects on her inner conflict, caught between her new peaceful environment in Germany, the contradictions in the war reports and concern for her family. Aesthetically, too, this is a multilayered exploration of indirect traumatisation.

Nadja Rademacher

Mars Closer

Documentary Film
Germany
2015
16 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Florian Kamhuber, Fabian Halbig
Annelie Boros, Vera Maria Brückner
Paul Leeming and Pauls Irbins are on the short list of participants for 2004, when four people will fly to Mars. The two men, consistently filmed head-on and framed at shoulder height, are bathed in a wonderful eye-ring-light that makes them appear thoroughly suffused with their (potential) future mission. With a sure sense of style, this little film evokes that strange yet familiar sense of floating one likes to enjoy with Kubrick or Lynch.

Ralph Eue
International Competition Animadoc (2015-2017) 2015
Wegzaubern Betina Kuntzsch

The clever montage of fragments from the medical files of female patients from the psychiatric hospital of the University of Heidelberg, paints a painful collective portrait of artists who were confined as being mentally “ill”.

2015

Wegzaubern

Animadoc
Germany
2015
6 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Betina Kuntzsch
Betina Kuntzsch
Joachim Gies
Betina Kuntzsch
Betina Kuntzsch
The clever montage of fragments from the medical files of female patients from the psychiatric hospital of the University of Heidelberg, paints a painful collective portrait of artists who were confined as being mentally “ill”. The intimate narration, the waterphone soundtrack and the use of historical Laterna Magica films create a nightmarish atmosphere for this found footage animadoc.

Victor Orozco



Golden Dove International Competition Animated Documentary 2015