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Focus Saxony
Der Rumgeher – Der Trickfilmregisseur Jörg Herrmann Jörg-Peter Bauer

Jörg Herrmann’s animated films are firmly entrenched in the memories of people socialised in the GDR. The portrait of an original master of the silhouette technique.

Der Rumgeher – Der Trickfilmregisseur Jörg Herrmann

Documentary Film
Germany
2014
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jörg-Peter Bauer
Jörg-Peter Bauer
Paul Bauer
Jörg-Peter Bauer, Nanina Bauer
Jörg-Peter Bauer
Julianna Michaelis
Jörg Herrmann’s animated films are firmly entrenched in the memories of people socialised in the GDR. His animation table, which is still standing near Dresden, far removed from all media hype and still used, produced legendary “Abendgrüße” (evening greetings). Herrmann is one of the last of his kind, an original master of the silhouette technique who has retained his fresh and curious perspective on 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.

Focus Saxony
Der schöne Apotheker Martha Runge

The filmmaker wants to get to know “her” handsome pharmacist better and finds a very original way to do so. A humorous look at an unequal couple.

Der schöne Apotheker

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Martha Runge
Martha Runge
Martha Runge, Katharina Knust
Martha Runge
Martha Runge, Katharina Knust
The filmmaker wants to get to know “her” handsome pharmacist better and finds a very original way to do so. This short documentary, produced as part of the Werkleitz Professional Media Master Class, takes a captivating, equally kind and humorous look at an unequal couple.

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.

Focus Saxony
Familienessen Alina Cyranek

Red cabbage, rabbit, dumplings? Five people remember the family dinners of their childhood – a trip to different regional eating habits and identities.

Familienessen

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
13 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Alina Cyranek
Alina Cyranek
Alina Cyranek
Alina Cyranek
Alina Cyranek
Red cabbage, rabbit, dumplings, cherry compote, with or without napkins, gobbled up or enjoyed? Five people remember the family dinners of their childhood – a trip to different regional eating habits and identities.

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.

Focus Saxony
Hier Katharina Knust, Sandra Barth

Pierced kids in the streets who pay no attention to other passers-by: an attentive look at the pop culture spread in front of our own door.

Hier

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Katharina Knust, Sandra Barth
Katharina Knust, Sandra Barth
Katharina Knust, Sandra Barth
Katharina Knust, Sandra Barth
Katharina Knust, Sandra Barth
Katharina Knust, Sandra Barth
Pierced kids in the streets who pay no attention to other passers-by. The filmmakers let the images speak for themselves: an attentive look at the pop culture spread in front of our own door.

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.

Focus Saxony
Icefighters Leipzig Matthias Freier, Alexander Eckert

This short portrait of Manfred “Mannix” Wolf, coach of the “Icefighters Leipzig” ice hockey team, is part of the Ketchum Pleon agency’s “Simply Saxony” image campaign.

Icefighters Leipzig

Documentary Film
Germany
2014
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Matthias Freier, Alexander Eckert
Julian Hohndorf
Nils Landmark
Hahn Nietzsche Studios
Native Canadian Manfred “Mannix” Wolf coaches the “Icefighters Leipzig” ice hockey team. In this short portrait he talks about commitment, passion and the feeling of belonging together shared by the team and fans. The film is part of the Ketchum Pleon agency’s “Simply Saxony” image campaign.

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.

Focus Saxony
Kaspar Hauserin Nelly Chernetskaya

This unusual animation, which experiments with sound and animation techniques, was produced as part of the Leipzig Ostpol project “lab p”.

Kaspar Hauserin

Animated Film
Germany
2014
2 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Cathy de Haan, Vera Schmidt, Juliane Fuchs
Nelly Chernetskaya
Katia S. Ditzler
Nelly Chernetskaya
Nelly Chernetskaya
Nelly Chernetskaya
Katia S. Ditzler
Katia S. Ditzler
This unusual animation, which experiments with sound and animation techniques, was produced as part of the Leipzig Ostpol project “lab p”.

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.

Focus Saxony
Krippelkiefer Stefanie Meyer

Stefan “Sterni” Mösch leads a life between unemployment support and performances with his band “de Krippelkiefern”. The portrait of an extraordinary man in a very ordinary situation.

Krippelkiefer

Documentary Film
Germany
2014
36 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Stefanie Meyer
Stefanie Meyer
Stefan Mösch
Stefanie Meyer
Stefanie Meyer
Stefanie Meyer
Stefan “Sterni” Mösch leads a life somewhere between unemployment support, letters of application and performances with his band “de Krippelkiefern”. With a sarcastic sense of humour he comments on his life as a historian with no job or future and looks for the promised freedom in his music. The portrait of an extraordinary man in a very ordinary situation.

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.

Neue Deutsche Animation
SexPol Jörg Weidner

Yes, you can even animate magazine articles: in this case four texts that appeared in the “Magazine of Political Psychology and Sexual Economy” published by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich between 1934 and 1938 as the official mouthpiece of the SexPol movement.

SexPol

Animated Film
Germany
2014
11 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jörg Weidner
Jörg Weidner
A few seconds and we know: The next few minutes will be oppressive, dirty and mean. We follow a play-worn doll through five acts of her bizarre stop motion journey through the sexual subconscious. The last thing one would expect is that this visually brilliant video was shot in the filmmaker’s own flat.

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.

1813 – Gott mit uns

Animated Film
Germany
2013
3 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Sandra Strauß
Schwarwel
Ludwig van Beethoven
Thomas Reichl
Schwarwel, Dirk Reddig
Schwarwel
Maik Hartung
In October 1813, the decisive battle in the wars of liberation against Napoleon’s foreign rule – the Battle of the Nations – took place near Leipzig. More than 92,000 of the roughly 600,000 soldiers from over a dozen nations lead into this battle were killed or wounded. A typhus epidemic following the battle claimed many more victims among Leipzig’s civilian population. This fully animated film by Leipzig-born comic strip artist Schwarwel shows these victims, the war, destruction and suffering. “1813 – God With Us” is a film to promote 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.

Focus Saxony
Blaubeeren – Cerne jagody Maja Nagel, Julius Günzel

About gathering blueberries and the disappearance of a whole region. A poetic observation from the Lusatia region.

Blaubeeren – Cerne jagody

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Maja Nagel, Julius Günzel, Filmpunktart
Maja Nagel, Julius Günzel
Falk Joost
Julius Günzel
Julius Günzel, Maja Nagel
Maja Nagel, Julius Günzel
Frieder Zimmerman
A poetic documentary about collecting blueberries and the disappearance of a whole region. It’s the story of Edith and Christian Penksowie from the village of Rohde, situated in the middle of Muskau heath, a nature preserve in Lusatia. The inhabitants of this region have always lived in harmony with nature and their Sorbian traditions. But the forests are gradually displaced by open cast coal mining and the villages and people are following them.

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.

Die schöne Anna-Lena

Animated Film
Germany
2013
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Grit Wißkirchen, Balance Film
Ralf Kukula
Frieder Zimmermann
Francie Liebschner, Jan Mildner, Tom Böhm, Antje Gleißberg
Stefan Urlaß
Leonore Poth
Wilfried von Bredow
In raw and unvarnished images the film shows little blonde Anna-Lena, prancing around in her pink child’s world and getting on her parents’ nerves, because Anna-Lena absolutely refuses to play outside. She’s afraid of dirt and prefers to clean house all day, full of herself and nothing else. In in a drama straight out of Shock-Headed Peter, the 4-minute animation shows the pretty little girl’s transformation into her ideal: a soft, pink, albeit lifeless and stiff puppet. Her parents are watching the sinister process helplessly and even the doctor is running out of options.

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.

Repräsent

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
25 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Leonore Kasper
Leonore Kasper
Thomas Bär
Leonore Kasper
Georg Waldmann
Gregor Pfeffer
This film takes a look at the controversial Roma Kwiek family. We meet family members in Warsaw, Stockholm and Mannheim, all of whom have their own ways of dealing with their identity, the dubious reputation associated with their name, and the stigmatization of the Roma. As non-representative members of the Kwiek family they are exposed to a view from outside that reproduces social prejudice. “Repräsent” asks what this view reveals about the persons behind the camera and to what extent the individual can represent the entirety in the first place.

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.

Sommer in Kommeno

Documentary Film
Germany
2013
15 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jörg-Peter Bauer, Studio Klarheit Filmproduktion
Nanina Bauer
Günter “Baby” Sommer
Lars dos Santos Drawert, Nanina Bauer
Jörg-Peter Bauer
The encounter between the farmer Maria Labri and the German free jazz musician Günter “Baby” Sommer in Kommeno, a village in the northwest of the Greek mainland. Sommer composes the “Songs for Kommeno” for the village because he is deeply moved by its fate. In 1943 it was invaded by the German Wehrmacht who gratuitously killed its inhabitants, among them many children. Maria Labri is a survivor of the massacre. Her lament, a Miroloi, flows into Sommer’s composition.

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.

AG Geige - Ein Amateurfilm

Documentary Film
Germany
2012
80 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Carsten Gebhardt
Carsten Gebhardt
AG Geige
Thomas Beckmann, Ralf Glaser, Merle Jothe, Sirko Knüpfer, Beathe Kunath, Johannes Praus, Hendrik Reichel, Erik Wiesbaum, Lutz Zoglauer
Carsten Gebhardt
An electrical banana, a mammoth in the garden, a singing mushroom and the “synthe-sigher” – or avant-garde, cult and underground, all these terms can be applied to this total work of art from Karl-Marx-Stadt. Founded in 1998, the band quickly became an insider’s tip in the relevant clubs of the GDR and managed not to be swallowed by the system until their abrupt end in 1993. Music with electronic elements, dadaist lyrics, monotonous sprechgesang, cryptic or deliberately silly costumes and masks on stage, and the use of painting and film – multimedia before the term was invented – were the hallmarks of AG Geige’s style. Their consistent rejection of sense and worship of the absurd were not just expressions of a whole generation’s attitude to life, but a subversive strategy in a country where even the most banal utterances were seen as political statements.
Carsten Gebhardt, a native of Chemnitz, raises a monument to the band by interviewing its members and reanimating the specific AG Geige aesthetics in collages of music and Super 8 films. Big names like Ronald Galenza, Christoph Tannert and Lutz Schramm describe the concept of a superficial “dilettantism” concealing “professional work and a lived quirkiness”. In that sense, Gebhardt’s film is a worthy amateur film.
The subversive seed flowered, by the way. The sons of two members of the band founded Kraftclub, a contemporary cult band.

Grit Lemke

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.

Kleider machen Freunde

Animated Film
Germany
2012
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Falk Schuster Animation&Illustration
Falk Schuster
Juliane Wilde
Falk Schuster
Falk Schuster
Falk Schuster
Falk Schuster
Christian Schunke
A hedgehog and a bird run into each other, become friends and help each other with their problems.

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.

TelH78

Documentary Film
Germany
2011
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Peter Zorn, PMMC
Alina Cyranek, Eike Goreczka
Alina Cyranek & Eike Goreczka
Alina Cyranek
Alina Cyranek
Alina Cyranek & Eike Goreczka
Eike Goreczka
Ode to a yellow plastic box - the TelH78 phone booth.

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.