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A Photo of Me

Animadoc
Australia
2017
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Dennis Tupicoff
Dennis Tupicoff
David Tait
David Tait
Dennis Tupicoff
Dennis Tupicoff
David Tait
A photo of oneself as a toddler may be the first visual evidence of one’s existence, but the moment of its capture and the events outside the frame stubbornly resist the grasp of memory. An enticing gap opens between one’s actual past and one’s imagination, aptly illustrated by Dennis Tupicoff by means of a magical experience at the cinema: falling asleep, waking up and trying to knit the dangling ends of the plot together.

André Eckardt

Agnosis

Animadoc
Germany,
Ukraine
2015
39 minutes
subtitles: 
German
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Anita Müller
Anita Müller
Oksana Kod'
Anita Müller, Clara Wieck
Anita Müller
Anita Müller
Anita Müller
Florian Marquardt
As in “Chthonic City”, the painter Anita Müller gives wings to her filmed material in the catacombs of Odessa: statements re-connote documentary images, additions visualise dreams or thoughts. She takes associative liberties that suggest comparisons with jazz. The invisible protagonist who lost his way on a spiritual search of the underworld and disappeared without a trace may have felt as ephemeral and fluctuating as her visual creations.

Cornelia Klauß

Animated Minds: Stories of Post-Natal Depression – Katie's Story

Animadoc
UK
2015
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Andy Glynne
Lucy Izzard
Alexander Parsons
Lucy Izzard
Alexander Parsons
The multiple award winning series “Animated Minds”, launched in 2003, visualises the interior worlds of mentally disordered people. The new instalment shows women who suffered from postnatal depression after the birth of their children. Katie talks of her feelings of guilt and powerlessness in the face of this new situation in her life. The animation makes her feelings and thoughts visible.

Annegret Richter
International Competition Animadoc (2015-2017)
Animated Minds: Stories of Post-Natal Depression – Mike's Story Dan Binns

It’s a little-known fact that postnatal depression affects not only women who find no access to their child and new life after birth. The disorder also radically changes their partners’ and families’ lives.

UK

UK
2015

Animated Minds: Stories of Post-Natal Depression – Mike's Story

Animadoc
UK
2015
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Andy Glynne
Dan Binns
Alexander Parsons
Dan Binns
Alexander Parsons
It’s a little-known fact that postnatal depression affects not only women who find no access to their child and new life after birth. The disorder also radically changes their partners’ and families’ lives. This episode of “Animated Minds” shows how Mike experiences the situation as a man and father.

Annegret Richter

Bei Wind und Wetter

Animadoc
Switzerland
2015
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Carola Kutzner
Remo Scherrer
Rahel Zimmermann
Remo Scherrer
Remo Scherrer, Martin Hofer, Yael Schärer, Lorenz Wunderle, Lea Stirnimann, Lisa Leudolph
Remo Scherrer
Moritz Flachsmann, Thomas Gassmann, Guido Keller
Details emerge from a storm of images, reduced to black and white, silhouettes only: a Ferris wheel turning mechanically, children playing ball, one of whom standing a little way off, a knife suitable for slitting one’s wrist. They are part of the nightmares of an eight-year-old girl whose mother is an alcoholic. Off screen the girl, now grown up, talks about powerlessness, shame and the long silence.

Cornelia Klauß



Honorary Mention in the International Competition Animated Documentary 2016

Deutscher Wettbewerb Kurzfilm
Die Weite suchen Falk Schuster

Many a GDR childhood was shaped by trips to the Baltic Sea – long drives on bad motorways in an overstuffed car, transit trucks and looking forward to the sea. But this is more than a nostalgic reworking of holiday memories.

2015

Die Weite suchen

Animadoc
Germany
2015
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Ralf Kukula
Falk Schuster
Peter Piek
Ralf Kukula
Stefan Urlaß
Julian Quitsch, Alexander Schmidt, Tim Romanowsky, Nicole Bauer, Francie Liebschner, Jan Mildner, Olaf Ulbricht
Falk Schuster
Florian Marquardt, Klangfee
Many a GDR childhood was shaped by trips to the Baltic Sea – long drives on bad motorways in an overstuffed car, transit trucks and looking forward to the sea. But this is more than a nostalgic reworking of holiday memories. From the innocent perspective of a seven-year-old boy the journey may seem like a big adventure, but the subtext of the reduced rotoscoped images exposes the absurdity of a life lived within narrow boundaries – one of which was the beach.

Annegret Richter

EGOnomics

Animadoc
Germany
2016
52 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German
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TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion GmbH & Co.KG
Katja Duregger
Fabian Berghofer
Klaus Sturm
Michael Wende
Michael Wende, Andrea Wende
Katja Duregger
Lenin de Los Reyes, Manuel Ernst
In the age of global economic and banking crises, management culture gives rise to countless questions. The seemingly aloof parallel world of countless bosses and the behaviour of many managers – illustrated by animated sequences in this film – make us think. On this visual level of reflection there is one dominant element in addition to monitors and retractable arms: the triangle as the so-called dark triad of Machiavellism, narcissism and psychopathy. An analytical look at individuals in high positions and the system highlights the difference between managers and leaders as well as the character traits required to be successful as a natural leader in our current system. But what is to be or can be regarded as success?

The collected answers of the seven psychology, management, sociology and consulting experts interviewed here suggest that we are not only facing a crisis of economic growth but also a crisis of values, ethics and morals.

Nadja Rademacher

Fortgang

Animadoc
Switzerland
2016
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Gerd Gockell
Otto Alder
Georg Bleikolm
Otto Alder
Adrian Flury
Adrian Flury
Otto Alder
Thomas Gassmann
What’s left are images, ordered by memory. A home, the cat, friends – Otto Alder’s restless photo animation balances openly and honestly on the border between what was real and what was also meaningful. Photos are caught in twitching loops like struggling insects in the spider web of recall. A brief poetic respite and then the unabashed run-up to the emotional finish.

André Eckardt

Haarig

Animadoc
Switzerland
2017
52 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Franziska Reck
Anka Schmid
Feed the Monkey
Daniel Leippert
Marina Wernli
Anka Schmid
Anka Schmid
Markus Graber
A first person singular film which begins where it should, which is right at the beginning: after nine months of snug peace the filmmaker had fought her way through her mother’s pelvis and the first thing she touched was the latter’s curly pubic hair.

Anka Schmid uses a playful biographical approach to tell her hairy story, which is also the story of a whole generation. She jumps from detail to detail, or from moustaches to full beards to shaving one’s legs and armpits. And, last but not least, to the very special haptic pleasure you feel when you stroke the even stubble of a buzzcut. If this makes your hair stand on end with pleasure, you are already in the midst of the next volte-face. And if not, there’s no help for you anyway! Anka Schmid discovers the enormous potential of this most delicate body part in life and in art. And at the end of her ingenious collage of real, archival and animated footage one feels thoroughly combed over and certain henceforth that there is a whole cosmos hidden in hair.

Ralph Eue

Hadarim

Animadoc
Israel
2016
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Shlomi Yosef
Shlomi Yosef
Shlomi Yosef, Yannay Matarasso
Barred windows, frog’s eye perspectives, wires. The shrill sound of metal on a blackboard. Dada bodies looking like prostheses teach and learn about the past. Thoughts wander. A grotesque about a seven-year-old boy’s school life in Israel.

Esther Buss


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

Heritage

Animadoc
Norway
2015
21 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Carsten Aanonsen
Charlotte Thiis-Evensen
Eivind Buene
Christian Flatlie, Charlotte Thiis-Evensen
Vårin Andersen
Kajsa Næss
Christian regularly records videos he wants to give his little son as memorabilia and in which he talks about the future and a life he is not going to share. He thinks about what a father should explain – man to man. Intercutting these monologues with animated sequences and private recordings, the film revolves around the question: what is left of a person when they go?

Annegret Richter

Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest

Animadoc
Finland
2016
85 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Joonas Berghäll, Satu Majava
Katja Gauriloff
Timo Peltola
Enrique Méndez, Heikki Färm
Timo Peltola
Veronika Besedina
Katja Gauriloff
Timo Peltola, Jukka Nurmela
A documentary fairytale with enchanting animations set in the land of the Skolt Sami people near the polar circle. The narrator is Kaisa, a charismatic storyteller and singer. The filmmaker Katja Gauriloff, her great-granddaughter, approaches her life from the perspective of a man who was initially a stranger: Robert Crottet, the Swiss writer who followed an urgent call he heard in a fever dream and went to Lapland in the 1930s, where he felt, as he wrote in his book “The Enchanted Forest”, “transported to a time when the separation between man and animal and the nature that surrounds us all was not as marked as in our day”. In Kaisa, who virtually adopted him, he found an enlightened representative of this Golden Age.

Over the years the two became soulmates. And like the Brothers Grimm, who produced their children’s and household tales in the 19th century by listening to oral traditions, Crottet recorded the myths and legends Kaisa told him and was increasingly filled and transformed by them. In the 1950s he also became the international ambassador of the nomadic Skolt Sami people while they were driven further and further north and forced to fight for survival.

Ralph Eue



Golden Dove International Competition Animated Documentary 2016

Kopfüber

Animadoc
Germany
2016
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Lissi Muschol
Daniel Thomaser
Phillip Feneberg
David J. Rauschning
Anna Rosa Stohldreier
Daniel Thomaser
Linus Nickl
In the summer of 2011, Daniel dived head first into the water. This dive turned his life inside out forever. He has been a paraplegic ever since. Conjuring up a tempest of real and animated images, the filmmaker portrays his life with this extreme experience. Because Daniel may have a broken neck, but his will to live is unbreakable. And the wheelchair he’s in may seem like an all-powerful signal of personality, but it transports very little of who Daniel really is.

Ralph Eue

Last Day of Freedom

Animadoc
USA
2015
32 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Dee Hibbert-Jones
Nomi Talisman
Fred Frith
Nomi Talisman
Hibbert-Jones, Talisman, Robert Arnold, Elizabeth Finlayson
Hibbert-Jones, Talisman, Teresa Richardson, Tony Coleman, Nicole Chu
Jeremiah Moore
When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision- should he call the police? Utterly unobtrusive, the narrative reveals not only the tragic story of a family but also a pseudo-democratic society where people fall through the cracks. With only a few lines and muted colours the rotoscoped images that linger in the memory open an unusual perspective on America.

Annegret Richter



Honorary Mention in the International Competition Animated Documentary 2015

Liarmonds

Animadoc
France
2016
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Jean-Christophe Soulageon
Chloé Mazlo
The legend says that diamonds are the sacred tears of stars. When people cut diamonds they take their power away. The precious minerals are cut, ground and polished. What’s left are expensive, glittering gems that have lost their character in the search for perfection. In her animated short, Chloé Mazlo recounts a poetic story about the loss of uniqueness – in stones, but also in big and small humans.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

Mum’s Hair

Animadoc
Norway
2017
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Maja Arnekleiv
Maja Arnekleiv
Mattis Sørum
Maja Arnekleiv
Jan Otto Ertesvåg
Maja Arnekleiv
Mattis Sørum
When Maja was 16 years old, her mother, the filmmaker Anita Killi, was diagnosed with cancer. Nobody knew what the outcome would be. But the whole family felt that a reservoir of good memories could help to survive the difficult time. A touching animated documentary was made out of the more than 2,000 pictures Maja took within a period of two years. A film that shows clearly that it’s not the hair that matters but the smile underneath.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann



Golden Dove International Competition Animated Documentary;
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award