Film Archive

Homage Brothers Quay
Inventorium of Traces: Jan Potocki at Łańcut Castle Brothers Quay

Visitor groups in museum slippers shuffle through the Baroque castle of Łańcut. The strange intruders are observed by the former masters of the castle from their oil paintings.

Inventorium of Traces: Jan Potocki at Łańcut Castle

Animated Film
2009
23 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Serafiński Studio Sp.
Brothers Quay
Małgorzata Sady
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Visitor groups in museum slippers shuffle through the Baroque castle of Łańcut near the Ukrainian border. The strange intruders are observed by the former masters of the castle from their oil paintings and by the inconspicuous wooden steps and chair legs – modest witnesses, never queried, who remember the dramatic history of the place.

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.

Strictly Animated
Der Da Vinci Timecode Gil Alkabetz

For a brief moment we become witnesses of the Last Supper, watching Jesus and his disciples eat, dance, argue and quarrel, before they … shush … freeze to become a static painting again.

Der Da Vinci Timecode

Animated Film
2009
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Gil Alkabetz
Gil Alkabetz
Alexander Zlamal
Gil Alkabetz
Gil Alkabetz
Gil Alkabetz
Alexander Zlamal
For a brief moment we become witnesses of the Last Supper, watching Jesus and his disciples eat, dance, argue and quarrel, before they … shush … freeze to become a static painting again. In his short experimental film, Gil Alkabetz dissects Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fresco into fragments whose rapid montage reveals moments never glimpsed before.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
Jam Mirai Mizue

Creatures of different shapes dart, jump, swarm, wiggle, hang, float, pulse next to, amongst, over and under each other across the frame. Sheer life!

Jam

Animated Film
2009
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Mirai Mizue
Creatures of different shapes dart, jump, swarm, wiggle, hang, float, pulse next to, amongst, over and under each other across the frame. They are created to the rhythm of a hammering beat, every new sequence of sounds generating another, different-coloured creature. Sheer life! Until total overpopulation is reached – visually and acoustically.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Please Say Something

Animated Film
2009
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
David O’Reilly
David O’Reilly
Bram Meindersma
David O’Reilly
David O’Reilly
David Kamp, Bram Meindersma
In 23 episodes of 25 seconds each, “Please Say Something” portrays the troubled relationship between a sensitive cat and an egocentric mouse. With his idiosyncratic visual language and radical, abrupt dissection of narrative structures, the Irish animation filmmaker skilfully balances between high art and trash, fascination and irritation.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Altzaney

Documentary Film
2009
31 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nino Orjonikidze, Salome Jashi
Nino Orjonikidze, Vano Arsenishvili
Vano Arsenishvili
Vano Arsenishvili, Nino Orjonikidze
The Pankisi Gorge is situated in north east Georgia, nestled between the Caucasian mountains. It’s been the home of the Muslim Kists for ages, and that of Altzaney, too, for the past 80 years. The old woman has a special position in this patriarchal society: as the mediator between the worlds of the dead and the living, as a wise adviser in existential decisions. Nino Orjonikidze and Vano Arsenishvili bring their camera very close to Altzaney, filming her face and its wrinkles, her hands and their gestures, with sidelong glances to the white laundry flapping in the wind. These images come together to form the intimate portrait of an exceptional woman.

Zaza Rusadze

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.

Post-Angst
Birth Signe Baumane

Using colourful drawings and black humour, this film illustrates with relish some horror visions concerning pregnancy and birth.

Birth

Animated Film
2009
12 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Pierre Poire
Signe Baumane
Signe Baumane
Signe Baumane
Signe Baumane
Signe Baumane
Rob Daly
Using colourful drawings and black humour, this film illustrates with relish some horror visions concerning pregnancy and birth.

Franziska Bruckner

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.

Post-Angst
Logorama David Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain

An Oscar-winning chase of brand mascots through an advertising landscape turns out to be a harbinger of the downfall of L.A.

Logorama

Animated Film
2009
16 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nicolas Schmerkin, H5, Autour de Midi
David Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain
Bryan Ray Turcotte, Danya Turcotte
Sam Danesi
David Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain, Gregory J. Pruss
An Oscar-winning chase of brand mascots through an advertising landscape turns out to be a harbinger of the downfall of L.A.

Franziska Bruckner

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.

The Darkness of Day

Documentary Film
2009
26 minutes
subtitles: 
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt (Locomotion Films)
Jay Rosenblatt
Erik Ian Walker
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt, Jeff Greenwald, Thomas Logoreci
Dan Olmsted
Beverly Berning, Richard J. Silberg
A moving film meditation about suicide, compiled completely from old 16 mm educational films earmarked for destruction.

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.

Streetart. Die vergängliche Rebellion

Documentary Film
2009
54 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nils Bökamp, Felix Kriegsheim
Anne Bürger, Benjamin Cantu
Marc Riedinger
Anne Bürger
Alexander Fuchs
Anne Bürger, Benjamin Cantu
Ilja Köster
“Reclaim the Streets” is the battle cry ringing from the walls of cities around the world. In Berlin, where artists can do their work fairly openly in daylight, in New York, where graffiti have become an indispensable part of the city, or in Moscow, where the authority’s painting over of the “pieces” looks like a very special form of street art. There are also some statements by one of the pioneers of street art, Blek le Rat, who shows us that his art works in galleries and in the streets.

Kim Busch

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.

Country Focus South Korea
Shall We Take a Walk? Young-geun Kim, Ye-young Kim

Visually disabled Yong-gwang crafts a tactile map to take a walk with his sister, who is in the hospital. He makes her close her eyes and they take an imaginary walk on the map and through Yong-gwang's way of looking at the world.

Shall We Take a Walk?

Animated Film
2009
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Young-geun Kim, YOG
Young-geun Kim, Ye-young Kim
Young-geun Kim, Seohyun
Jong-chul Park, Juho Kim, Hyung-suk Kim, Young-geun Kim
Young-geun Kim, Ye-young Kim
Young-geun Kim, Ye-young Kim
Young-geun Kim, Ye-young Kim
Dong-joo Park, Yoon-suk Oh, Young-geun Kim
Visually disabled Yong-gwang crafts a tactile map to take a walk with his sister, who is in the hospital. He makes her close her eyes and they take an imaginary walk on the map and through Yong-gwang's way of looking at 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.

Homage Shelly Silver
5 Lessons and 9 Questions About Chinatown Shelly Silver

“You live somewhere, walk down the same street fifty, a hundred, ten thousand times, each time taking in fragments, but never fully registering THE PLACE ..."

5 Lessons and 9 Questions About Chinatown

Documentary Film
2009
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Karin Chien
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Ian Stynes, Great City Productions
“You live somewhere, walk down the same street fifty, a hundred, ten thousand times, each time taking in fragments, but never fully registering THE PLACE. Years, decades go by and you continue, unseeing, possibly unseen.
A building comes down, and before the next one is up you ask yourself, 'What used to be there?' You are only vaguely aware of the district's shifting patterns and the sense that, since the 19th century, wave after wave of inhabitants have moved through and transformed these alleyways, tenements, stoops and shops.
10 square blocks, past, present, future, time, light, movement, immigration, exclusion, gentrification, racism, history, China, America, 3 languages, 13 voices, 152 years, 17,820 frames, 9 minutes, 54 seconds, 9 questions, 5 lessons. Chinatown.” (Shelly Silver)

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.

Art of Drowning

Animated Film
2009
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Diego Maclean
Student Film Excerpt

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.

Deportes

Animated Film
2009
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Acme Filmworks, Inc.
Merav and Yuval Nathan
Spanish Lottery/Branding, Inc.

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.

Dreams

Animated Film
2009
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Acme Filmworks, Inc.
Merav and Yuval Nathan
Comcast/Grupos Gallegos

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.

Her Morning Elegance

Animated Film
2009
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Merav and Yuval Nathan
Music video excerpt

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.

Ink

Animated Film
2009
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Andreas Lampe, James Hagger, weareflink / Troublemakers.tv
Supreme Music
MMIA Beijing / CCTV Bejing

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.