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Am I a Wolf?

Animated Film
Iran
2018
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
KANOON – Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults
Amir Houshang Moein
Mohamad Jafari
Amir Houshang Moein
Amir Houshang Moein
Amir Houshang Moein
Hosein Ghourchian
Children perform a puppet theatre version of the fairytale of “The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats”. They identify so strongly with their roles that the boundaries between acting and real life begin to blur. In restrained colours, the drawn animation shifts between these levels. For the boy who plays the big bad wolf the performance ends in an emotional borderline experience. This film is based on a collection of poetry by the Iranian children’s and youth book writer Afsaneh Shaban-nejad.

Annina Wettstein



Awarded with a Golden Dove in the International Competition Short Animated Film.

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.

Asho

Documentary Film
Iran
2019
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Maryam Najafi
Jafar Najafi
Amir Shahabi
Ahmad Babadi
Huda Arshad Riahi
Saeid Bahrami
Asho knows not only how to deal with goats, he also knows about films. He tries to see at least one a day. His favourite director is Tim Burton. Always on the road (Asho means “eagle”), the Iranian shepherd’s son dreams of being an actor. By his side: his cousin and future wife Pari. Pari thinks that if Asho becomes a star, then so should she. But they both have been for a long time: This is their behind-the-scenes.

Carolin Weidner



Awarded with an Honorable Mention in the International Competition Short Animated and Documentary Film.

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.

Average Happiness

Animated Film
Switzerland
2019
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Olivier Zobrist
Maja Gehrig
Joy Frempong
Maja Gehrig, Nora de Baan
Maja Gehrig, Stefan Holaus
Maja Gehrig
Peter Bräker
What starts with a factual Power Point presentation of a data survey about life satisfaction in Europe soon turns into a truly sensual journey. Diagrams break out of their x- and y-axes. Colourful columns, circles and lines become actors in infographic landscapes, behaving more and more euphorically: Age pyramids dance, bars merge into figures and rise together to a climax. An orgiastic world of statistics, who would have thought!

Annina Wettstein

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.

Birds of Paradise

Documentary Film
Switzerland
2019
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Rocco Senatore
Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit
Adrien Kessler
Aline Suter
Aline Suter, Céline Carridroit
Céline Carridroit
The photos were taken at a time when a deadly virus was raging. It would have destroyed a family by a hair’s breadth before it even became one. The hand holding the photos and the voice talking about them bear witness to the fact that there sometimes is a life after life with death. Which, again sometimes, makes a new vision possible: not just of one’s own life, but of all living things around us.

Lukas Foerster

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.

California on Fire

Documentary Film
USA
2018
25 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
Jeff Frost
An exhilarated guitar stumbles. The glow of the evening throws off its romantic disguise and reveals itself as the face of a hellish conflagration in California, covering hilltops and residential areas. Its brutal beauty turns the events into a cosmic and unreal incident. Using time-lapse, granular editing and drone sounds, Jeff Frost paints a world that is out of joint and makes it tangible in his impressive composition.

André Eckardt

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.

Ceuta’s Gate

Documentary Film
France,
Morocco
2019
19 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Said Hamich, Sophie Penson, Randa Maroufi
Randa Maroufi
Luca Coassin
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Everything seems tidy at first in Randa Maroufi’s performative reconstruction. Prettily sorted cars queue up, market women tie up their baggage, security officers do press-ups. On the monotonous grey background the scenes appear schematic, like a blueprint where suddenly everything is graphically condensed, though, with the otherwise observant camera drifting disorientedly in the middle. Everyday life at the border between the Spanish exclave of Ceuta and Morocco, which is crossed illegally by all kinds of goods.

André Eckardt

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.

Crowded

Animated Film
Germany,
Netherlands,
USA
2019
6 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin
Nathania Rubin, Max Rubin
Nathania Rubin, Max Rubin
A face is being drawn with a pencil. The countenance of a woman emerges. Old and suddenly a girl again. In her bedroom the film of her life unfolds by key moments. Changes are made visible by the eraser and new drawings. The girl becomes a woman, a lover brings a storm of mystical and fantastical elements. The arrival of the child opens new dimensions not only in the room. The child scrutinises the world and looks right into our eyes.

Nadja Rademacher

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.

Egg Cup Requiem

Documentary Film
New Zealand
2019
12 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Prisca Bouchet, Nick Mayow
Prisca Bouchet, Nick Mayow
Prisca Bouchet
Nick Mayow
Nick Mayow
Johnny Green, born in 1930, passionately collected hundreds of egg cups throughout his life. The origin of his collecting lies in his childhood.
Bouchet and Mayow compose a heart warming story from Green’s tale and macro shots of these printed treasures of everyday life and pop culture, as fragile as the cracked glazing on the porcelain.

André Eckardt

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.

Guilt

Animated Film
Poland
2019
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Agata Golańska
Marcjanna Urbańska
Ewa Kędzierska
Marcjanna Urbańska
Marcjanna Urbańska, Ewa Sztefka
Marcjanna Urbańska
Adam Krzyżanowski
Can a daughter’s love stay innocent and unconditional when alcohol addiction drives incalculable cracks into the feeling of security once known? Here, a child wants to give everything to stay connected to her mother in love. But Mom struggles with depression. The fragile family network tips over. Marcjanna Urbańska finds symbols for the disturbing metamorphoses this girl is forced to deal with. Her images for the tenderness and fragility of family ties get under one’s skin.

Nadja Rademacher

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.

Last Supper

Animated Film
Poland
2019
13 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Piotr Dumała
Sebastian Ładyżyński
Paweł Dębski, Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Paweł Dębski, Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Piotr Dumała
Piotr Dumała
Jacek Hamela
A train driving through the darkness. Pylons and time fly by its windows. In a large compartment, Jesus prophesies his imminent betrayal at the Last Supper. Piotr Dumała choreographs the disciples’ reactions to the rhythm of a string quartet. A dance performance of excited astonishment and helpless agitation is expressed in thrilling repetitions and variations. At the lonely end an open window. The plan of salvation is in the world.

André Eckardt

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.

Love at the Crossroads

Animated Film
South Korea
2019
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Choi Hee-Seung
Choi Hee-Seung
Choi Hee-Seung
Choi Hee-Seung
EARCANDY
Whoa! – Scream alert: the incredibly cute real Kim proposes to you out of the blue, wants to be the father of your kids and grow old with you. How to break this to your boy-friend, dream Kim? Between elegiac piano music and K-Pop beats, a student and her puppy loves are thrown into emotional turmoil. The super smart Anime boys invade her colourful, childish felt pen cosmos. In this world for three, Choi Hee-seung tells an uncompromisingly honest teenage love story.

André Eckard

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.

Outside the Oranges Are Blooming

Documentary Film
Portugal,
Serbia
2019
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nevena Desivojević, Ivan Milosavjević
Nevena Desivojević
Nevena Desivojević, Cristina Haneș
Nevena Desivojević, Francisco Matos Morreira, Pedro Peralta
Dane Vlaisavljević
A lonely, sometimes misty, sometimes sunny mountain region, chants from the church of a dying village, a single man. He restlessly walks through his house, the village, the forest – but doesn’t reveal his secret. Observations from a seemingly insular, rural area in the south of Europe with no less insular people, shaped by their environment. And are the orange trees really blooming outside?

Frederik Lang

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.

Portrait of Suzanne

Animated Film
France,
Germany,
Poland
2019
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Christine Haupt, Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Izabela Plucińska, Robert Kern, Paulina Ratajczak
Izabela Plucińska
Pascal Comelade, Arfaaz Kagalwala
Izabela Plucińska
Izabela Plucińska, Nora Bertone
Izabela Plucińska, Robert Kuzniewski
Izabela Plucińska, Yann Goodfaith
A corpulent hotel guest is consumed with longing for his former love, Suzanne. And with hunger. Searching for food in a strange city he has communication problems and instead of a meal only gets new shoes – far too tight and life-threatening. The whole situation sparks up. Izabela Plucińska uses clay to transform a short story by Roland Topor into a bizarre animation film that is sensual, but sometimes physical in an unpleasant and delicious way.

André Eckardt

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.

Puberty

Documentary Film
Russia
2019
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Elena Kondrateva
Elena Kondrateva
Elena Kondrateva
Liza Kozlova, Elena Kondrateva
Yurij Geddert
A mother of four children puzzles about love. One thing is clear: She needs sex. She also knows: So many allegedly happy couples hold on to their mutual error. It’s more honest to get a divorce. The Russian original title means “age of transition”. And that can hit you in every phase of life. The teenagers discuss with their mother what strategies can be used to face it. The experienced midwife, in all frankness, chooses her own path to happiness.

Saskia Walker



Awarded with a Golden Dove in the International Competition Short Documentary Film.

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.

Sometimes Two Herons

Animated Film
Colombia
2018
12 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Carla Melo Gampert
Carla Melo Gampert
Carla Melo Gampert
Carla Melo Gampert
Jaime Pinilla, Nathalie Gampert
In Bogotá’s noisy and violent big city machine people carry their nature only limply in their hands, surrendering without resistance to disconcerting rituals. The daughter of a bird flees to her father in the province. The initial playful lightness there is soon damped by an indeterminate heaviness. The associative story flows through animated ink drawings, pausing in short dance scenes, sometimes surreal and lyrical, sometimes earthly and direct.

André Eckardt

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.

Speaking for the Dead

Documentary Film
UK
2019
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Colin Farley
Peiman Zekavat
Peiman Zekavat
Nick Bridge
Rob Szeliga
On 14 June 2017, the Grenfell Tower in the London borough of North Kensington went up in flames. The fire in the 24-floor council housing complex, which killed 72 people due to safety deficiencies, attracted attention beyond the borders of the UK. Director Peiman Zekavat’s subject is the attitude of the media system in the face of a disaster. In the midst of media hype and outrage he struggles for a decent position as a filmmaker – an attempt at empathy.

Ralph Eue

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.