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Abdullah

Animadoc
Germany
2013
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Holger Lochau
Jakob Besuch
Oleg Hollmann
Jakob Besuch
Jakob Besuch
“His name is Abdullah”, the doctor in the hospital tells the mother whose son just had a psychotic episode. For the first time in his life, Abdullah feels that he is regarded as an autonomous individual. A film about prejudices, narrated by Abdullah himself.
Animadoc 2014
Animation Hotline, 2013 Dustin Grella

A series of short animations, started in 2011, where anonymous messages on the artist's voice mail provide the content for these sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre micro-shorts.

2013

Animation Hotline, 2013

Animadoc
USA
2013
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Dustin Grella
Dustin Grella
Dustin Grella
A series of short animations, started in 2011, where anonymous messages on the artist's voice mail provide the content for these sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre micro-shorts.

Augen zu

Animadoc
Germany
2012
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Holger Lochau, Milena Thomsen, Thomas Bergmann
Anna “Samo” Bergmann
Milan Jurij Viebeg, Ruben Fischer
Anna “Samo” Bergmann
Christoph de la Chevallerie
Children constantly amaze us: their boundless curiosity, imagination and original logical conclusions. This immediacy doesn’t stop at taboos. People don’t talk much about death, but children know about it. Everyone can die. Even their parents. Even they themselves.
Animadoc 2013
Beyond Bytes Florian Köhne, Maral Pourkazemi

In Iran, private households are limited to painfully slow connections, while service providers are forced to filter the web, making thousands of websites inaccessible ...

2013

Beyond Bytes

Animadoc
Germany
2013
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Maral Pourkazemi, Florian Köhne
Florian Köhne, Maral Pourkazemi
Albrecht Schrader
Florian Köhne
Maral Pourkazemi, Florian Köhne, Bronwen Robertson
Florian Köhne, Hannes Hoepfner
In Iran, private households are limited to painfully slow connections, while service providers are forced to filter the web, making thousands of websites inaccessible. Iran’s new Cyber Crimes Law is vague and unreasonable and is being used to inflict harsh punishments on computer users. Some Iranians however use technologies to break free of the “halal” net. An animated infographic about the Iranian Internet.
Animadoc 2014
Broken Branches Ayala Ben-Nachum Sharot

This is the story of Michal Rechter. She was only 14 when she left her home in Poland and travelled to Israel by herself on the eve of the Second World War.

2014

Broken Branches

Animadoc
Israel
2014
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Amit Gicelter
Ayala Ben-Nachum Sharot
Frank Ilfman
Ayala Ben-Nachum Sharot
Ayala Ben-Nachum Sharot
Ayala Ben-Nachum Sharot, Zoe Matzko, Alex Blau, Amit Gicelter
Ayala Ben-Nachum Sharot
Ronen Nagel
This is the story of Michal Rechter. She was only 14 when she left her home in Poland and travelled to Israel by herself on the eve of the Second World War. Her memories come to life in a colourful animation depicting her lonely transition from childhood to adulthood.

Centrefold

Animated Film
UK
2012
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Siobhan Fenton, Lynchpin Productions
Ellie Land
Christopher Leary
Ellie Land
Paulina Brink, Reka Gacs, Sarah Tunstall
Ellie Land
Matt Dennis, Christopher Leary
Centrefold is a moving and thought provoking animated documentary exploring the reasons why woman have labia surgery. Increasingly, women in the UK are undergoing a labiaplasty to neaten the appearance of their genitals. The film presents three woman’s accounts using stylized animated imagery.
Animadoc 2014
Counting Days and Years Monne Lindström

When parents go to prison, children often don’t know how to cope with the situation. This film is a sensitive attempt to gain insight into the thoughts and emotions of three children who have to visit one parent in prison.

2014

Counting Days and Years

Animadoc
Sweden
2014
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Kristina Meiton, Cristina Schadewitz
Monne Lindström
Alexander Palmestål
Kristina Meiton
Monne Lindström
Monne Lindström, Kristina Meiton, Cristina Schadewitz
Lars Wignell
When parents go to prison, children often don’t know how to cope with the situation. This film is a sensitive attempt to gain insight into the thoughts and emotions of three children who have to visit one parent in prison.

Drawing for Memory

Animadoc
UK
2012
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Andy Glynne, Mosaic Films
Andy Glynne
Alexander Parsons
Salvador Maldonado
During the war in Afghanistan, Ali, now ten, fled his country with his grandmother, leaving behind his parents who were unable to leave. This film explores his pain of being separated from them, as well as living for years without knowing whether they were alive. Despite now having contact with them, they are still unable to be united, and Ali describes his hopes of one day seeing them again. This is part of a series using real-life stories of young refugees and asylum seekers, told by the children themselves.

Dream Jobs

Animated Film
UK
2012
2 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Piyanan Suntasiri
Piyanan Suntasiri
Jonathan Fletcher
Gail Piyanan Suntasiri
Gail Piyanan Suntasiri
Gail Piyanan Suntasiri
interview pupils at ST.John School, Kingston Upon Thames
Alexios-Koukias-Pantelis
Childhood dreams areare full of fascination and imagination. This film is about what people really wanted to be when they were younger. However when time passes by, many of them start to forget... This film aims to remind people of their dreams and encourage them not to give up.
Animadoc 2014
Embryo Emma Thorsander

Based on intimate interviews with five women who had an abortion, the film tells stories about choosing and being forced, and evokes thoughts about how things could have been and why abortion is still a taboo.

2014

Embryo

Animadoc
Sweden
2014
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Emma Thorsander
Emma Thorsander
Lea-Marie Sittler
Emma Thorsander
Emi Stahl, Helena Frank, Johanna Rubin, Olle Söderström, Sara Frisk
Emma Thorsander
Joel Rayner
Based on intimate interviews with five women who had an abortion, the film tells stories about choosing and being forced, and evokes thoughts about how things could have been and why abortion is still a taboo.
Animadoc 2013
Emil Simon Steinhorst

“If studdering would be alowed, I would studder loud and proud.” The film is a portrait of a personality caught between fiction and ...

2013

Emil

Animadoc
Germany
2013
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Simon Steinhorst
Simon Steinhorst
Antonio De Luca
Simon Steinhorst
Simon Steinhorst
Simon Steinhorst, Hannah Stragholz
Simon Steinhorst
Antonio De Luca
“If studdering would be alowed, I would studder loud and proud.” The film is a portrait of a personality caught between fiction and reality. Emil reflects the gaps in his speech which represent the discrepancy between his thoughts and the external world.
Animadoc 2012
Emperor's Toys Joanna Wojcik, Jaroslaw Mozdzierz, Tomasz Godfryd, Grzegorz Wierzchowski, Joanna Rusinek
2012

Emperor's Toys

Animadoc
Poland
2012
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Ewa Jastrzebska, Polish Filmmakers Association Munk Studio
Joanna Wojcik, Jaroslaw Mozdzierz, Tomasz Godfryd, Grzegorz Wierzchowski, Joanna Rusinek
Pawel Romanczuk (Male Instrumenty)
Tomasz Godfryd
Jaroslaw Mozdzierz
Joanna Rusinek, Joanna Wojcik
Joanna Wojcik, Joanna Rusinek, Jaroslaw Mozdzierz, Tomasz Godfryd, Grzegorz Wierzchowski
Like most of his peers, the protagonist began by collecting stamps, drink labels and stickers. Presently his collection consists of a couple hundred thousand objects and he became known as the Emperor of Collectors. Thanks to imagination the toys from his collection are not merely inanimate objects. A documentary film mixed with animation which portrays an unusual collection of toys.
Animadoc 2014
Etoile Nitzan Lahav, Liat Raviv, Lee Ben Waiss

Etoile is a Jewish girl living in Casablanca during the early sixties of the last century. When Jewish children are kidnapped in her neighbourhood, an atmosphere of fear takes over and her family decides to leave Morocco for good.

2014

Etoile

Animadoc
Israel
2014
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Liat Raviv
Nitzan Lahav, Liat Raviv, Lee Ben Waiss
Dudy Dayag
Nitzan Lahav
Lee Ben Waiss
Tal Arbiv, Yair Meirovitz, Amir Porat, Lee Ben Waiss
Liat Raviv
Tal Hefetz
Etoile is a Jewish girl living in Casablanca during the early sixties of the last century. When Jewish children are kidnapped in her neighbourhood, an atmosphere of fear takes over and her family decides to leave Morocco for good.
Animadoc 2014
Food Siqi Song

This film brings attention to food, the way we see it, the way we eat it and the way we think about it.

2014

Food

Animadoc
China
2014
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Siqi Song
Siqi Song
Siqi Song
Siqi Song
Siqi Song
Siqi Song
Siqi Song
This film brings attention to food, the way we see it, the way we eat it and the way we think about it. Ranging from vegetarians, vegans, pescetarians to some seriously dedicated carnivores, the conversation offers the perspectives of a wide variety of eaters from around the world.
Animadoc 2014
German Shepherd Nils Bergendal

As a Jew growing up in Baltimore, David learned to fear the German people. Through recurring travels to Berlin, he now initiated his own reconciliation project.

2014

German Shepherd

Animadoc
Sweden
2014
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Nils Bergendal
Nils Bergendal
Hans Appelqvist
Bergendal Nils
Nils Bergendal
Nils Bergendal
Nils Bergendal
Hans Appelqvist
As a Jew growing up in Baltimore, David learned to fear the German people. Through recurring travels to Berlin, he now initiated his own reconciliation project. This animated film, posing the big questions about good and evil, provides disconcerting answers.
Animadoc 2013
God Is Kidding Dima Tretyakov, Boaz Balachsan

Children from a city that is sacred to many people talk about God and faith. The city is Jerusalem and the children come from all ...

2012

God Is Kidding

Animadoc
Israel
2012
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Dima Tretyakov, Boaz Balachsan
Dima Tretyakov, Boaz Balachsan
Daniel Shemer
Dima Tretyakov
Boaz Balachsan
Dima Tretyakov, Boaz Balachsan
Dima Tretyakov, Boaz Balachsan
Shacham Rotem, Eitan Shefer
Children from a city that is sacred to many people talk about God and faith. The city is Jerusalem and the children come from all strata of Israeli society. In the focus of different concepts of god, quite a variety of ideologies emerge from the mouths of innocent children.