Film Archive

Kids DOK 2018
Am Boden der Tatsachen Monika Tenhündfeld

Can it fly or not? We’re talking about the bumblebee. There’s a persistent rumour that it’s physically impossible to move such a body through the air without help.

Am Boden der Tatsachen

Animated Film
Germany
2017
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Christian Zehetmeier
Monika Tenhündfeld
Marius Kirsten
Monika Tenhündfeld
Monika Tenhündfeld
Monika Tenhündfeld
Marcus Sauermann
Luis Schöffend
Can it fly or not? We’re talking about the bumblebee. There’s a persistent rumour that it’s physically impossible to move such a body through the air without help. When the bumblebee learns of these doubts, it starts to think – it hadn’t expected so little confidence. The saving realisation comes just before the crash, so it begins a daring flight upwards.

Kim Busch
Kids DOK 2018
Auuuna Lina Šuková

Little Lina meets the big bad wolf on her birthday. Since she’s wearing a red cap and walking through a dark forest, we expect the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. But then...

Auuuna

Animated Film
Slovakia
2017
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Lina Šuková (Academy of Performing Arts – Film and Television Faculty)
Lina Šuková
Pablo Pico
Petra Hoťková
Lina Šuková, Kristína Saganová, Katarína Kočanová
Dominika Petríková
Natália Jancová
Little Lina meets the big bad wolf on her birthday. Since she’s wearing a red cap and walking through a dark forest, we expect the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. But then the girl befriends the speaking she-wolf and everything turns out differently. The filmmaker takes the audience to a magic animated dream world and re-writes an old tale.

Kim Busch
Kids DOK 2018
Bei Nacht erwacht Falk Schuster

The children’s room is dark and everyone’s asleep. But wait: really everyone? In the colourful mess, the building blocks wake up and suddenly birds, elephants and giraffes are grazing in the savannah and meeting at the water hole.

Bei Nacht erwacht

Animated Film
Germany
2018
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Falk Schuster
Falk Schuster
Florian Marquardt
Falk Schuster
Falk Schuster
Falk Schuster, Julian Quitsch
Falk Schuster
Florian Marquardt
The children’s room is dark and everyone’s asleep. But wait: really everyone? In the colourful mess, the building blocks wake up and suddenly birds, elephants and giraffes are grazing in the savannah and meeting at the water hole. The alarm clock puts an abrupt end to the hustle and bustle. The building blocks lie around scattered and lifeless once more – until the next sunset.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2018
Billie Maki Yoshikura

Billie and his master are an excellent team. The owner of the dog is elderly and his animal companion has adapted perfectly to his rhythm.

Billie

Animated Film
UK
2018
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Maki Yoshikura
Eleni Hassabis
Francesca Gambatesa
Victoria Jardine
Maki Yoshikura, Geoff McDowall, Robert Milne, Tim Sagar, Roly Edwards
Maki Yoshikura
Eleni Hassabis
Billie and his master are an excellent team. The owner of the dog is elderly and his animal companion has adapted perfectly to his rhythm. When fate deals a blow and Billie finds a home with a new family with two lively kids, he is out of his depth at first. The only thing that helps is a visit from grandma who does a great job of mediating between the dog and the kids.

Kim Busch
Kids DOK 2018
Crowley – Bleib im Sattel André Hörmann

Crowley is only 14 but almost a real cowboy. Riding, mending fences, shooting and cleaning stables are among his daily chores at the farm.

Crowley – Bleib im Sattel

Documentary Film
Germany
2018
15 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
André Hörmann
Henry Reyels
Thomas Bergmann
Lucian Busse
André Hörmann
Sean Lyness, David Montero
Crowley is only 14 but almost a real cowboy. Riding, mending fences, shooting and cleaning stables are among his daily chores at the farm. Only one last step is missing to follow in his big brother’s footsteps: participating in a rodeo. Now the motto is “Cowboy up!” and stay on the bull as long as possible.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2018
Fruits of Clouds Kateřina Karhánková

A community of small furry creatures live deep in the forest. Every day they wait and yearn for the golden fruit of the clouds that fall from the sky.

Fruits of Clouds

Animated Film
Czech Republic
2017
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Tomáš Michálek, Dagmar Sedláčková
Kateřina Karhánková
Jan Richtr
Kateřina Karhánková
Blanka Klímová
Alžběta Skálová
Kateřina Karhánková
Jan Richtr
A community of small furry creatures live deep in the forest. Every day they wait and yearn for the golden fruit of the clouds that fall from the sky, for without them neither light nor food reaches their burrows! But one day the fruit don’t come. Now great courage is needed: the dark forest must be crossed so the little community can survive.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2018
Girl Against Gravity Jens Pedersen

Eleven-year-old Erdenchimeg already has a stressful day. In addition to doing housework to help her mother she also attends a Mongolian school of acrobatics.

Girl Against Gravity

Documentary Film
Denmark
2017
21 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Jens Pedersen
Halfdan E.
Jens Pedersen
Jesper Osmund
Hans Møller
Eleven-year-old Erdenchimeg already has a stressful day. In addition to doing housework to help her mother she also attends a Mongolian school of acrobatics. She wants to be a contortionist. But unlike her fellow students, she must ensure the future of the whole family with her desired career. Despite the enormous pressure, Erdenchimeg doesn’t give up.

Kim Busch
Kids DOK 2018
Kaal Charlie Aufroy

In a land where hair determines how successful you are, a bald baby is born to the extremely bearded royal couple.

Kaal

Animated Film
France
2018
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Charlie Aufroy
Charlie Aufroy
Erwann Chandon
Charlie Aufroy
Charlie Aufroy, Jérémie Soilihi, Colin Japiot, Augustin Clermont, Hugo Cierzniak, Daniel Ly
Charlie Aufroy
Cédric Denooz
In a land where hair determines how successful you are, a bald baby is born to the extremely bearded royal couple. After the first shock, the parents acknowledge their unusual offspring. But will the royal subjects approve of this hairless change of values? A film with funny before and after effects.

Kim Busch
Kids DOK 2018
Miles Away Barbara Brunner

A maple seed is slowly falling into the sandbox, right into Miles’s bucket. What if it grew into a tree?

Miles Away

Animated Film
Switzerland
2018
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Barbara Brunner, Franziska Meyer (Brunner&Meyer)
Barbara Brunner
Kaspar König, Martin Waespe
Barbara Brunner
Franziska Meyer, Justine Klaiber, Barbara Brunner, Nils Hedinger
Barbara Brunner
Franziska Feucht
A maple seed is slowly falling into the sandbox, right into Miles’s bucket. What if it grew into a tree? The little boy dreams up a great adventure at the fair for himself and his new leafy friend. And Barbara Brunner dreams up a multi-coloured world for the unusual companions, complete with bumper cars, Ferris wheel and rollercoaster.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2018
No Gravity Charline Parisot, Jérémy Cissé, Caterina Fioretta Cosmidis, Flore Allier-Estrada, Maud Lemaître-Blanchart, Ludovic Abraham

An astronaut looking for a job – that should be interesting. It seems he’s no longer needed in space, so he tries out new jobs.

No Gravity

Animated Film
France
2018
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Supinfocom Rubika
Charline Parisot, Jérémy Cissé, Caterina Fioretta Cosmidis, Flore Allier-Estrada, Maud Lemaître-Blanchart, Ludovic Abraham
Arslan Elbar
Charline Parisot
Charline Parisot, Maud Lemaître-Blanchart, Ludovic Abraham
Charline Parisot
Arslan Elbar
An astronaut looking for a job – that should be interesting. It seems he’s no longer needed in space, so he tries out new jobs. But his skills don’t help him at the fair, the miniature golf course or the cinema, which makes his placement officer despair. He’s ready to give up at job no. 42. Only an almost extraterrestrial rescue mission can help him now.

Kim Busch
Kids DOK 2018
Nö! Christian Kaufmann

A little house with a view of the sea – that’s what the hero of Christian Kaufmann’s film wants. But the stormy weather makes it almost impossible to build the new home.

Nö!

Animated Film
Germany
2018
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Esther Busch, Nicola Pantzke
Christian Kaufmann
Bukahara, Soufian Zoghlami
Quirin Grimm
Christian Kaufmann
Christian Kaufmann
Johann Meis
A little house with a view of the sea – that’s what the hero of Christian Kaufmann’s film wants. But the stormy weather makes it almost impossible to build the new home. After many attempts to build a stable dwelling it almost looks as if fate was giving him a big “No way!” A film about failure and the fact that you can also turn the tables.

Kim Busch
Kids DOK 2018
Rainbow Children: Portrait of Elika Maryam Bayani

Little Elika explains that people in Iran like five things above all: rice, the sun, ice cream, fish and tulips. She gives a presentation about her home country in a Belgian school.

Rainbow Children: Portrait of Elika

Documentary Film
Belgium,
Iran
2018
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Maryam Bayani
Maryam Bayani
Victoire Bonin, Léo Malek
Maryam Bayani, Reza Mosadegh
Maryam Bayani
Maryam Bayani
Maryam Bayani, André Philips
Little Elika explains that people in Iran like five things above all: rice, the sun, ice cream, fish and tulips. She gives a presentation about her home country in a Belgian school, which includes a Persian poem she translates directly into French. Her audience is amazed: Elika talks differently all of a sudden. And so something strange playfully becomes familiar.

Kim Busch
Kids DOK 2018
Roar Owley Samter, Ramón Arango

Thanks to his long neck, Diplodocus can reach even the highest leaves. He’s chewing away peacefully – after all, nobody disturbs him up there!

Roar

Animated Film
Switzerland
2017
1 minute
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Ramón Arango, Owley Samter (Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst)
Owley Samter, Ramón Arango
Jan Willem de With
Thomas Gassmann, Benjamin Lüthold
Thanks to his long neck, Diplodocus can reach even the highest leaves. He’s chewing away peacefully – after all, nobody disturbs him up there! It’s too bad, though, that a few naughty little dinosaurs with sharp teeth are not impressed by his size and challenge him over his lunch. A trick is needed so that the tall Diplodocus can resume his peaceful chomping.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2018
Saturday’s Apartment Seungbae Jeon

Power drill, trampoline and shouting: that’s all the inhabitants of the high-rise know of their neighbours. The noise is getting louder and louder and the sufferers more and more annoyed – until there’s a blackout.

Saturday’s Apartment

Animated Film
South Korea
2018
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Seungbae Jeon
Seungbae Jeon
Yeryun Jung
Seungbae Jeon, Insuk Kang
Seungbae Jeon
Seungbae Jeon, Insuk Kang
Seungbae Jeon
Soohyun Kim
Power drill, trampoline and shouting: that’s all the inhabitants of the high-rise know of their neighbours. The noise is getting louder and louder and the sufferers more and more annoyed – until there’s a blackout. The sudden quiet brings the tenants together, with unexpected consequences. Now everyone must roll up their sleeves to build a new home together.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2018
Sunday Fanny Dreyer, Gaël Kyriakidis

The personified weekdays are a well-oiled team: people are handed over from one day to the next and do their jobs. Only when Dimanche comes do they get some rest.

Sunday

Animated Film
Switzerland
2018
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Sam Guillaume, Fred Guillaume
Fanny Dreyer, Gaël Kyriakidis
Gaël Kyriakidis
Sam Guillaume
Jeanne Boukraa, Camille Müller, Jérémie Dupraz
Fanny Dreyer, Gaël Kyriakidis
Florian Pittet
The personified weekdays are a well-oiled team: people are handed over from one day to the next and do their jobs. Only when Dimanche comes do they get some rest, before the weekly ballet starts again. But what happens if the order is disturbed? This short film invites us to discover what wonders can await us beyond the monotony.

Marie-Thérèse Antony
Kids DOK 2018
The Tale of the Tiny Frog Felicia Bergström

Once upon a time there was a curious tiny frog who wanted to meet all the animals of the forest. What are the others doing all day long, he wondered?

The Tale of the Tiny Frog

Animated Film
Germany
2018
4 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Felicia Bergström
Felicia Bergström
Bertold Budig
Felicia Bergström
Felicia Bergström
Felicia Bergström
Felicia Bergström, Rolf Bergström
Bertold Budig
Once upon a time there was a curious tiny frog who wanted to meet all the animals of the forest. What are the others doing all day long, he wondered? What is their favourite food? Zebras, giraffes and birds tell him – probably partly to make the tiny frog move on and leave them alone. It’s only at his last meeting that he has to be careful not to end up as dinner.

Marie-Thérèse Antony