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Animadoc
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
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
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.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
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
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
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.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
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
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
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.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
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
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
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.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
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
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
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.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
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
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
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.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
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
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
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.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
Jutra Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

With an ingenious assembly of archival footage and animated sequences, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre brings us a clever and astute cinephile portrait of Claude Jutra.

2014

Jutra

Animadoc
Canada
2014
13 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, Marc Bertrand
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Oana Suteu
Brigitte Archambault
Olivier Calvert
With an ingenious assembly of archival footage and animated sequences, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre brings us a clever and astute cinephile portrait of Claude Jutra. Through the magic of editing and animation, he is seen in dialogue with himself at various stages of his life – becoming the spirited narrator of his own biography.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
Last Dance on the Main Aristofanis Soulikias

An animated documentary on the demolition of a row of historic buildings on Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard, also known as "The Main".

2014

Last Dance on the Main

Animadoc
Canada
2014
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Aristofanis Soulikias
Aristofanis Soulikias
Tristan Capacchione
Aristofanis Soulikias
Aristofanis Soulikias
Aristofanis Soulikias
Tristan Capacchione
An animated documentary on the demolition of a row of historic buildings on Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard, also known as "The Main", about politicians and building developers behind the scenes, and the resistance put up by the local artists’ community.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
Mend and Make Do Bexie Bush

Cup of tea? Come and take a seat in Lyn's cosy front room. Hear her story of love during wartime and watch as her belongings come alive with the hope, fear and humour of one spirited lady.

UK

UK
2014

Mend and Make Do

Animadoc
UK
2014
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Timo Suomi
Bexie Bush
Arran Price
Adrian Peckitt
Pawel Slawek
Bexie Bush
Stefan Kaday
Neo Peterson
Cup of tea? Come and take a seat in Lyn's cosy front room. Hear her story of love during wartime and watch as her belongings come alive with the hope, fear and humour of one spirited lady.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
Old Folks' Tales – Ysabel. Fear Comes Down From Heaven Marcelo Dematei, Carlos Smith

Memories are linked to personal and shared (hi)stories.
In this episode, Ysabel talks about her experiences in the Spanish Civil War in Bilbao in 1937.

Old Folks' Tales – Ysabel. Fear Comes Down From Heaven

Animadoc
Colombia,
Spain
2013
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Carlos Smith
Marcelo Dematei, Carlos Smith
BSO
Carlos Smith, Diego Fonti
Carolina Robledo Forero, Marcelo Dematei, Carlos Smith
Edi Calderón
Memories are linked to personal and shared (hi)stories. The transmedia project “Old Folks’ Tales” attempts to make the memories of senior citizens accessible to younger people via an animadoc television series, an interactive website and workshops. In this episode, Ysabel talks about her experiences in the Spanish Civil War in Bilbao in 1937.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
One Night in Florida Tess Martin

A rollicking one minute journey through President Obama’s July 2013 speech, in which he addressed the outrage caused by the trial of George Zimmerman.

2013

One Night in Florida

Animadoc
Netherlands
2013
1 minute
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Tess Martin
Tess Martin
Nick Smeenk
A rollicking one minute journey through President Obama’s July 2013 speech, in which he addressed the outrage caused by the trial of George Zimmerman.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
Princess Issues Jaha Browne, Natalie Hobbs

A traditional princess story is narrated by interweaving young girls’ statements about the issues they would face if they had to become a princess. Would they want to? And how would they lead their country during war?

UK

UK
2013

Princess Issues

Animadoc
UK
2013
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jaha Browne, Natalie Hobbs
Jaha Browne, Natalie Hobbs
Jaha Browne
Jaha Browne
Natalie Hobbs
Jaha Browne, Natalie Hobbs
Jaha Browne, Natalie Hobbs
A traditional princess story is narrated by interweaving young girls’ statements about the issues they would face if they had to become a princess. Would they want to? And how would they lead their country during war? Their answers are full of surprises and humour.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
Rocks in My Pockets Signe Baumane

Strong women, dominant men, restrictive systems and psychological disorders. The story of a depression, drawn and narrated with a wealth of metaphors. Full of defiant humour.

2014

Rocks in My Pockets

Animadoc
Latvia,
USA
2014
88 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Signe Baumane
Signe Baumane
Kristian Sensini
Wendy Cong Zhao
Signe Baumane, Sam Hayes, Jessica Polaniecki, Angela Stempel, Sturgis Warner, Eriq Wities
Signe Baumane
Weston Fonger
Signe Bauman is known for her open attitude towards taboos. Her films are explicit with a funny and ironic touch. So far she has told her stories only in the short format. “Rocks in My Pockets” is her first feature-length film and probably her most personal work, for the filmmaker takes a trip into her family’s past. She herself describes her latest work as “a funny film about depression”, but it’s probably more of a story about strong, independent women, domineering men, restrictive systems and mental illnesses that none of those involved take seriously. Her grandmother died mysteriously and the family remained silent about it. Signe assumes that she killed herself for she, too, suffers from depression and three of her cousins are mentally ill.
The filmmaker animates external influences and internal states of mind for her film, tries to make her own emotions and those of her fellow sufferers comprehensible to others and explains the connections between her personal and artistic emancipation and the process of coming to terms with the family secrets.
Annegret Richter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
Salers Fernando Dominguez

During the Nazi occupation, a man visits the French town of Salers, where a crazy woman follows him. Many years later, he returns to the same city and remembers.

2014

Salers

Animadoc
Argentina
2014
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Natalia de la Vega
Fernando Dominguez
Fernando Dominguez
Javier Di Benedictis
Fernando Dominguez
Alejandro Seba
During the Nazi occupation, a man visits the French town of Salers, where a crazy woman follows him. Many years later, he returns to the same city and remembers.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc
Suleima Jalal Maghout

The portrait of Suleima, one of thousands of anonymous women that fight against dependency and injustice in Syria.

Suleima

Animadoc
Lebanon,
Syria
2014
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Estayqazat Project
Jalal Maghout
A.w. Team
Jalal Maghout
Jalal Maghout
Jalal Maghout
Jalal Maghout
A.w. Team
The portrait of Suleima, one of thousands of anonymous women that fight against dependency and injustice in Syria.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.