Film Archive

A Photo of Me

Animadoc
Australia
2017
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Dennis Tupicoff
Dennis Tupicoff
David Tait
David Tait
Dennis Tupicoff
Dennis Tupicoff
David Tait
A photo of oneself as a toddler may be the first visual evidence of one’s existence, but the moment of its capture and the events outside the frame stubbornly resist the grasp of memory. An enticing gap opens between one’s actual past and one’s imagination, aptly illustrated by Dennis Tupicoff by means of a magical experience at the cinema: falling asleep, waking up and trying to knit the dangling ends of the plot together.

André Eckardt

Haarig

Animadoc
Switzerland
2017
52 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Franziska Reck
Anka Schmid
Feed the Monkey
Daniel Leippert
Marina Wernli
Anka Schmid
Anka Schmid
Markus Graber
A first person singular film which begins where it should, which is right at the beginning: after nine months of snug peace the filmmaker had fought her way through her mother’s pelvis and the first thing she touched was the latter’s curly pubic hair.

Anka Schmid uses a playful biographical approach to tell her hairy story, which is also the story of a whole generation. She jumps from detail to detail, or from moustaches to full beards to shaving one’s legs and armpits. And, last but not least, to the very special haptic pleasure you feel when you stroke the even stubble of a buzzcut. If this makes your hair stand on end with pleasure, you are already in the midst of the next volte-face. And if not, there’s no help for you anyway! Anka Schmid discovers the enormous potential of this most delicate body part in life and in art. And at the end of her ingenious collage of real, archival and animated footage one feels thoroughly combed over and certain henceforth that there is a whole cosmos hidden in hair.

Ralph Eue

Hadarim

Animadoc
Israel
2016
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Shlomi Yosef
Shlomi Yosef
Shlomi Yosef, Yannay Matarasso
Barred windows, frog’s eye perspectives, wires. The shrill sound of metal on a blackboard. Dada bodies looking like prostheses teach and learn about the past. Thoughts wander. A grotesque about a seven-year-old boy’s school life in Israel.

Esther Buss


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

Liarmonds

Animadoc
France
2016
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Jean-Christophe Soulageon
Chloé Mazlo
The legend says that diamonds are the sacred tears of stars. When people cut diamonds they take their power away. The precious minerals are cut, ground and polished. What’s left are expensive, glittering gems that have lost their character in the search for perfection. In her animated short, Chloé Mazlo recounts a poetic story about the loss of uniqueness – in stones, but also in big and small humans.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

Mum’s Hair

Animadoc
Norway
2017
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Maja Arnekleiv
Maja Arnekleiv
Mattis Sørum
Maja Arnekleiv
Jan Otto Ertesvåg
Maja Arnekleiv
Mattis Sørum
When Maja was 16 years old, her mother, the filmmaker Anita Killi, was diagnosed with cancer. Nobody knew what the outcome would be. But the whole family felt that a reservoir of good memories could help to survive the difficult time. A touching animated documentary was made out of the more than 2,000 pictures Maja took within a period of two years. A film that shows clearly that it’s not the hair that matters but the smile underneath.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann



Golden Dove International Competition Animated Documentary;
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

Surprise

Animadoc
Portugal
2017
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Nuno Amorim, Vanessa Ventura
Paulo Patrício
Yasuaki Shimizu & Saxophonettes
Paulo Patrício
Nuno Amorim, Joana Amorim
Daniela Duarte, Carina Beringuilho, Joana Amorim, Ana Sofia Gueifão, Inês Almendra
Paulo Patrício
Duarte Ferreira
Pencil and brush fly across the paper like the rapid and bright thoughts of nearly four-year-old Alice. Watercolour splotches blossom, snaky lines and friendly drawn figures turn the girl’s interior world inside out. Usually with the optimism of a child, occasionally with sadness, the girl discusses her kidney operation with her mother, asking very deliberately when she will get her kidney back without the disease.

André Eckardt

Tailor

Animadoc
Brazil
2017
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Bia Medeiros
Calí dos Anjos
Natalia Carrera
Bia Marques
Vinícius Nascimento
Raissa Laban
Debora Guimarães, Calí dos Anjos
Gustavo Ruggeri
“I started drawing comic books at a time when I was depressed. Many people told me that it helped them a lot, helped them discover themselves.” Tailor from Rio de Janeiro is a transsexual. In his animated visual worlds he recounts his own problems and experiences and gives words and images to Miro, Tertuliana and Bernardo, too. A wild, playful, funny, serious, poetic mixture of comic, documentary and experience, by and about transgender persons.

Frederik Lang