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Kids DOK 2017
1 Minute of Nature – Blackbird Stefanie Visjager, Katinka Baehr

Kasper has taken in a young blackbird and nursed it until it was able to fly.

2016

1 Minute of Nature – Blackbird

Animadoc
Netherlands
2016
1 minute
subtitles: 
English

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Stefanie Visjager
Stefanie Visjager, Katinka Baehr
Lotte van Dijck
Kris Kobes
Bente Hamel
Bente Hamel
Kasper has taken in a young blackbird and nursed it until it was able to fly. He tells us what it’s like to have to say goodbye.

Lina Dinkla
Kids DOK 2017
1 Minute of Nature – Boxing Stefanie Visjager, Katinka Baehr

Geertje knows how to box and occasionally teaches boys who make trouble a lesson.

2016

1 Minute of Nature – Boxing

Animadoc
Netherlands
2016
1 minute
subtitles: 
English

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Stefanie Visjager
Stefanie Visjager, Katinka Baehr
Lotte van Dijck
Kris Kobes
Laura Stek
Laura Stek, Arno Peeters
Geertje knows how to box and occasionally teaches boys who make trouble a lesson. They should learn that girls can be stronger than they are.

Lina Dinkla
Kids DOK 2017
1 Minute of Nature – Squirrel Spot Stefanie Visjager, Katinka Baehr

Victor has discovered that he can watch a squirrel from his window.

2016

1 Minute of Nature – Squirrel Spot

Animadoc
Netherlands
2016
1 minute
subtitles: 
English

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Stefanie Visjager
Stefanie Visjager, Katinka Baehr
Lotte van Dijck
Kris Kobes
Maartje Duin
Maartje Duin, Arno Peeters
Victor has discovered that he can watch a squirrel from his window. It’s quite trusting and he’s thinking about giving it a name.

Lina Dinkla
Werkschau Lutz Dammbeck 2018
1. Leipziger Herbstsalon Lutz Dammbeck

In 1984, the “First Leipzig Autumn Salon” took place. Bypassing every state institution, six painters, sculptors and filmmakers organised an art exhibition.

1. Leipziger Herbstsalon

Documentary Film
GDR
1984
22 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Lutz Dammbeck
Lutz Dammbeck
Thomas Plenert
Lutz Dammbeck
In 1984, the “First Leipzig Autumn Salon” took place – a risk and a caesura for Dammbeck. Bypassing every state institution, six painters, sculptors and filmmakers organised an art exhibition. It was the first and last of its kind. This recapture of public space through art challenged the government’s monopoly on power and triggered similar activities by other artists in the art centres of the GDR. A brave signal to the SED who saw this exhibition as a “counter-revolutionary development”. After that, there were only two options: regress or leave.

Sven Safarow

1/2

Animated Film
Germany
2012
14 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Jürgen Schopper, Georg-Simon-Ohm Hochschule Nürnberg
Kate Haase
Verena Marisa Schmidt
Sebastian Hühnel
Kate Haase
Kate Haase, Sebastian Hühnel
Kate Haase, Sebastian Hühnel
Verena Marisa Schmidt
"1/2" is an animated short film about one question: How do you get up if you have lost everything that is worth living for?

10 Years Smart

Animated Film
Germany
2008
0

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Stephan Reinsch, Sehsucht
NHB, Gerret Frerichs, Wenke Kleine-Benne
Hannes Geiger, Timo Schädel, Niko Tziopanos
BBDO Duesseldorf / Smart
Re-Visions 2020
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100 Jahre Kino Heinrich Sabl
A short and entertaining foray through 100 years of international cinema history: an animated man takes a walk that leads us from the magic cylinder into legendary film scenes.
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100 Jahre Kino

100 Jahre Kino
Heinrich Sabl
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Germany
1994
3 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Heinrich Sabl
Heinrich Sabl
Hans Moser
Heinrich Sabl
Sven Pannicke
Axel Behrens

Cinema turned 100. With his homage Heinrich Sabl went one short step further back into the prehistory of cinematography for a run-up. Individual images are set in motion in a praxinoscope, invented by Émile Reynaud in 1877. A pedestrian seizes this illusion as an occasion to walk out of the magic cylinder through scenes from international film history.

Ralph Eue
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Witty

11 Images of a Human

Documentary Film
Finland
2012
75 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Markku Lehmuskallio, Giron Filmi Oy
Markku Lehmuskallio, Anastasia Lapsui
Heikki Laitinen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes
Johannes Lehmuskallio, Markku Lehmuskallio
Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio
Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio
Martti Turunen
A poetic and reflective exploration of the surviving silhouettes marked on rocks sometimes thousands of years ago: Anastasia Lapsui and Markku Lehmuskallio regard the petroglyphs they sought out in many places of the world as captions meant to express our ancestors’ understanding of the world, or as mirrors in which they saw their own reflection. But most of all they regard them as phenomena charged with a magic aura: objectifications of human amazement. Stories are adapted and transformed. “Make a picture in which you can live forever”, says one of the narrators. Subject-object relations apparently set in stone are made liquid again by the magic. Frequently the images in the film speak, say “I” and talk to “US”. Because not only do we look at the figures on the rock, they look back at us. At one point these enchanted creatures, animated by the filmmakers’ visionary power, even detach themselves from the rocks, cross to the other bank of reality like shamans – and immerse themselves for a moment into the present day of a dance ritual before they return, ghost-like and thoroughly unconcerned, to their stony eternity.
– Ralph Eue
Everyday Life in the GDR 2016
1165/1965 – Mein Leipzig lob ich mir … weil wir die Hausherren sind [Ausschnitt] Herbert Kasinski, Karl-Heinz Naumann, Werner Wienhold

Three film lovers work for the 800th anniversary celebrations of their hometown.

1165/1965 – Mein Leipzig lob ich mir … weil wir die Hausherren sind [Ausschnitt]

Documentary Film
GDR
1965
4 minutes

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Herbert Kasinski, Karl-Heinz Naumann, Werner Wienhold
Three film lovers work for the 800th anniversary celebrations of their hometown: directed by a shoe salesman, the film section of the Cabinet for Cultural Work and a photographer document the grand parade on Leipziger Ring, whose hackneyed agitation is swept away in a symbolic clean sweep and last dance.

Stefan Gööck

117

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1976
19 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Adil Begolli
Besim Sahatçiu
Afrim Spahiu
Mentor Kaçi
Winner of the Grand Prix at the 1978 Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, this is one of the finest examples of ethnographic film from this region and certainly the best ethnographic documentary to come from Kosovo in a long time. Shot in the Kosovar village of Nevokaze, it depicts the traditional lifestyle of an Albanian family numbering 117 members, all living under one roof and in great harmony. Hailed by critics as the “spiritual portrait of the nation” it marked a turning point in Kosovar documentary cinema by introducing high aesthetical values never before seen in Kosovo’s film history.
Veton Nurkollari

149th and Grand Concourse

Animadoc
USA
2016
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Andy London
Andy London, Carolyn London
Terri Ridout, Andy London
Andy London, Terri Ridout, Kay Xia
Terri Ridout, Andy London
Quinten Diego
The subway station is going crazy. The call box wants to bring about world peace like the Dalai Lama, the construction area light is heartbroken and the newspaper vending machines belt out a hit song from the eighties. A street filled with rhythm and passion.

Kim Busch

15 Corners of the World

Documentary Film
Germany,
Poland
2014
75 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Marta Golba, Erik Winker
Zuzanna Solakiewicz
Eugeniusz Rudnik
Zvika Gregory Portnoy
Mateusz Romaszkan
Zuzanna Solakiewicz
Marcin Lenarczyk
“Digital is better” – nowadays this title of a 90s track by the German band Tocotronic is a popular phrase we use without thinking. It’s a good thing then that our memories of the unique opportunities offered by analogue technology are now impressively revived by this film, which imaginatively demonstrates what spaces are disappearing in the wake of its loss. Its audiovisual journey starts at Polish Radio’s legendary experimental studio, which in the 1960s saw science fiction sounds created in a sound lab that looked like a spaceship’s control room. The head-strong composer Eugeniusz Rudnik, a former pioneer of electroacoustic music, is still working obsessively at his analogue editing station, trying to create unknown sound spheres in order to learn more about human nature. A discarded piece of tape, a voice, a stone, anything can become the basic material of a composition. Even a house – pending proof.

This tongue-in-cheek portrait of the artist as a sound tinkerer invites us on a visual expedition into his sound worlds. The camera, too, takes experimental choices, translates the acoustic dimensions into architecture, dance or landscapes, offers multiple interpretations and creates a synaesthetic experience for the big screen. No need to add that the film is also an ode to the analogue age.

Lars Meyer

1717 Kilometers of Summer 2009

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Croatia,
Serbia,
Slovenia,
Kosovo,
Montenegro
2010
27 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Jurij Meden, KINO!
Jurij Meden
Vlado Škafar, Jurij Meden
Jurij Meden
Jurij Meden
A personal summer travelogue through non-personal memories, collective personal ideals, and personal collective collectives. An old, once-upon-a-time country, reborn and undone in the blink of an eye. A youthful, romantic drive through bleak squares, forgotten roads, and reconstructed dreams. A poem.
Kumjana Novakova

1813 – Gott mit uns

Animated Film
Germany
2013
3 minutes

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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.
Country Focus Ex-Yu 2014
1973 Stefan Ivančić

“On (your) road made of flowers and sun, in a garden of gentle lovers, an eternal song remains …” In the life of a man who cherishes the sun, the garden and this song.

1973

Documentary Film
Serbia
2014
33 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Stefan Ivančić
Stefan Ivančić
Stefan Ivančić
Jelena Maksimović
Luka Bare Barajević
“On (your) road made of flowers and sun, in a garden of gentle lovers, an eternal song remains …” In the life of a man who cherishes the sun, the garden and this song. On the banks of a river. The Danube. A song from the 1970s … from 1973.
Kumjana Novakova
Bodycheck 2015
1977 Peque Varela

The game of life is about playing a role. The best actor wins. There are rules for girls and boys, women and men. But what happens if you’re not allowed to play because you don’t fit in?

1977

Documentary Film
Spain,
UK
2007
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Gavin Humphries
Peque Varela
Natalie Holt
Neus Ollé-Soronellas
Fiona De Souza
Alejandra Jimenez, R. Vetusto, Kaori Hamilton
Peque Varela
Chu-li Shewring
The game of life is about playing a role. The best actor wins. There are rules for girls and boys, women and men. But what happens if you’re not allowed to play because you don’t fit in? How it feels to break out and make your own rules.

---Kim Busch