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German Competition Short Film
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Operation Moonbird Dustin Lose
A gloomy filmic contribution to sea rescue and a concentrated revelation of the mechanisms of systematic flight prevention in the Mediterranean and the people responsible for it.
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Operation Moonbird

Operation Moonbird
Dustin Lose
German Competition Short Film
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
22 minutes
German,
English
subtitles: 
English, German
World premiere

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Dustin Lose
Dustin Lose
Dustin Lose
Dustin Lose
Dustin Lose
Dustin Lose
Mladjan Matavulj

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A person swims for their life in the open sea. A European merchant vessel starts its engines and sails away from them. The pilot of a civilian aerial reconnaissance plane admonishes the captain and appeals to his conscience. The Libyan coast guard and the swimming person reach the decks of the European merchant vessel at the same time. Outcome unknown. The world turns in circles. This is not a film about the alleged refugee problem but one about the problem called Europe.

Borjana Gaković
Nominated for Gedanken Aufschluss Prize, Young Eyes Film Award
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Redistribution and Having a Say
State of the World
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Rift Finfinnee

Rift Finfinnee
Daniel Kötter
German Competition
Documentary Film
Ethiopia,
Germany
2020
79 minutes
Amharic,
Oromo
subtitles: 
German
World premiere

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28.10.2020
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CineStar 2
Rift Finfinnee
28.10.2020
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CineStar 2
Rift Finfinnee
30.10.2020
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Cinémathèque Leipzig
Rift Finfinnee
30.10.2020
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Cinémathèque Leipzig
Rift Finfinnee
31.10.2020
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Grassimuseum
Rift Finfinnee
31.10.2020
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Grassimuseum
Rift Finfinnee

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Daniel Kötter
Meike Martens
Angelika Ramlow
Daniel Kötter
Daniel Kötter
Daniel Kötter
Marcin Lenarczyk
Matthias Behrens
Getatchew Merkuria

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Daniel Kötter
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Socio-geographic explorations on the periphery of Addis Ababa, run through by a variety of borders and rifts – between agrarian and urban spatial practices, between economic and linguistic floes, between perspective and dilemma. A polyphonic audiovisual narrative of people who are forced to experience the impetuous urbanisation of African societies the hard way, recorded as a case study that expands into a complex allegory.

Addis Ababa (Finfinnee in the language of the rural Oromo people) is a rapidly growing East African metropolis. “Rift Finfinnee” evolves from the concrete observation of main and side effects of urbanisation in four extremely different settlements, located within sight of each other on the eastern outskirts of the Ethiopian capital, to an expansive composition about the dynamics of an urban turbo modernisation. The Great Rift Valley currently still (!) constitutes a both natural and symbolic barrier to limit the further tentacle-like expansion of the megacity into agricultural territory – across this and other rifts. This interim report on the situation at the rifts probes the field of tension created by unstable pasts, unreliable futures and a contested present.
Ralph Eue
Nominated for DEFA Sponsoring Prize, Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize, VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness
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State of the World
Rural vs. Urban
Redistribution and Having a Say
Intervening Nature
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Bulletproof

Bulletproof
Todd Chandler
Competition for the Audience Award
Documentary Film
USA
2020
83 minutes
English
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing
German premiere

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27.10.2020
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CineStar 4
Bulletproof
27.10.2020
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CineStar 4
Bulletproof
28.10.2020
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Schauburg
Bulletproof
28.10.2020
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Schauburg
Bulletproof
30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Astoria
Bulletproof
30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Astoria
Bulletproof
31.10.2020
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Grassimuseum
Bulletproof
31.10.2020
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Grassimuseum
Bulletproof

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Todd Chandler
Danielle Varga
Todd Chandler
Emily Topper
Todd Chandler
Shannon Kennedy
Ryan Billia
Troy Herion
Danielle Varga

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At American high schools, the threat of school shootings has become omnipresent. In addition to regular drills of how to act in case of assault, security forces and metal detectors are now part of everyday life in the schools. In the name of security, a whole industry is busy developing bulletproof hoodies and blackboards, arming teachers and installing ever more surveillance devices. Is this prevention? Or a self-fulfilling prophecy?

While cheerleaders rehearse, basketball teams play and homecoming queens are crowned, adults in the background prepare for the emergency: What to do if a school is attacked – from inside or outside? Behaviour and meditation training to prevent violence in the first place are one thing. More money, however, is spent on armament. The so-called security industry has long entered the school market. Todd Chandler’s restrained observation takes a look at the arms and service industries and the media, at social psychologists as well as teachers. He cleverly focuses not on individual schools and incidents but rather on how a whole system responds to a threat.
Marie Kloos
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award
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State of the World
Redistribution and Having a Say
Homage Annik Leroy
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Berlin – From Dawn to Dusk Annik Leroy
A Belgian filmmaker and her encounter with late 1970s West Berlin: the art of nocturnal wanderings through a terrain steeped in history.
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Berlin – From Dawn to Dusk

In der Dämmerstunde – Berlin
Annik Leroy
Homage Annik Leroy
Documentary Film
Belgium,
FRG
1981
67 minutes
French,
German
subtitles: 
English
No Premiere

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27.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Teil der Kompilation
27.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Teil der Kompilation

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Annik Leroy
Gamma Films
ZDF
Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA)
Annik Leroy
Annik Leroy
Eva Houdova
Daniel De Valck
Alain Marchal
Auguste Orts

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Long walks through almost deserted cityscapes which even in the late 1970s still bear the distinct scars of the Second World War: a Belgian filmmaker encounters West Berlin. She tries to re-adjust in this terrain saturated with European history and films this transformation in the first person singular. The images of twilight captured on grainy 16mm footage make Berlin look like a city that lies deep in the East, even though it sees itself as a Western city. But Annik Leroy mistrusts the mirror images: they don’t help if you want to see things more clearly.

Ralph Eue
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State of the World
German Competition
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80.000 Schnitzel Hannah Schweier
Monika has a new dream: She fights tirelessly to preserve her grandmother’s ailing inn and farm. A family chronicle and a film about life goals.
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80.000 Schnitzel

80.000 Schnitzel
Hannah Schweier
German Competition
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
102 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

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27.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
80.000 Schnitzel
Free entry
27.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Free entry
80.000 Schnitzel
28.10.2020
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CineStar 2
80.000 Schnitzel
28.10.2020
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CineStar 2
80.000 Schnitzel
31.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
80.000 Schnitzel
31.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
80.000 Schnitzel

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Hannah Schweier
Stefan Sporbert
Stefanie Reinhard
Romy Steyer
Johannes Kunz
Ella Zwietnig
Hannah Schweier
Stefan Sporbert

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Grandma Berta’s beloved “Zollhaus” is on the verge of ruin. She has dedicated her whole life to this inn and farm. Now her granddaughter Monika, the filmmaker’s sister, is to take over the heavily indebted family farm in the Upper Palatinate. What makes Monika decide to give up her previous plans and move to the countryside to live with her grandmother? The director decides to follow her sister for one year during this apparent labour of Sisyphus.

Monika puts all her energy into the ailing farm and is constantly confronted with its history: Grandma Berta’s schnitzel was legendary. But only the jukebox is left of the merry evenings in a packed inn. Berta had to bury her husband, two of her sons and a grandson. She is not a woman of tender words and unsparingly direct, which soon leads to conflict. The director at first watches her indefatigable sister in stunned disbelief. But gradually she understands that Monika has found a new dream in the “Zollhaus”. This enables her to offer an intimate insight into the chronicle of a family. The film confronts us with the universal question when it is the right time to live one’s dreams and how quickly this time may pass.
Annina Wettstein
Nominated for Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize, DEFA Sponsoring Prize, VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness, Gedanken Aufschluss Prize
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Intervening Nature
Redistribution and Having a Say
Family Ties
Rural vs. Urban
Small Worlds, Big People
German Competition
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Atomkraft Forever Carsten Rau
A visually stunning and at the same time sober reckoning of the zero sum game between climate change and nuclear disaster: no dramatisation at all and yet deeply disturbing.
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Atomkraft Forever

Atomkraft Forever
Carsten Rau
German Competition
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
94 minutes
German,
French
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing
World premiere

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27.10.2020
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CineStar 2
Atomkraft Forever
27.10.2020
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CineStar 2
Atomkraft Forever
29.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Atomkraft Forever
Free entry
29.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Free entry
Atomkraft Forever
01.11.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Atomkraft Forever
01.11.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Atomkraft Forever

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Carsten Rau
Hauke Wendler
Carsten Rau
SWR Südwestrundfunk
NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Timo Grosspietsch
Andrzej Krol
Carsten Rau
Stephan Haase
Augusto Castellano
Ketan Bhatti
Vivan Bhatti
Carsten Rau

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This detailed and sober look at the issue of nuclear power begins where Germany is currently standing: with shutting it off. It’s precisely because the film is anything but alarmist that the alarming aspect of the situation becomes clear. The nuclear nightmare is not over; a safe final nuclear waste repository is not in sight. And yet, boosted by the coal phase-out, many people seem to see “clean” nuclear energy as an option again. The terror of climate change trumps the terror of the nuclear worst case scenario. A zero sum game.

Carsten Rau succeeds masterfully in calmly probing the heated controversy. He talks to people who live with and off nuclear power. Engineer, scientist or innkeeper, he very deliberately frames them all with the same mixture of seriousness and nonchalance. The story is told without dramatisation, but with stunningly “beautiful” images that make the fascination with this technology quite comprehensible. When hip French nuclear engineers finally try to join the front line of climate protesters, we realise how false the talk of an “unavoidable option” is and always has been. The portrait of a society emerges that walked into a blind alley with open eyes and is slowly coming to realise that with every step it takes it is moving further away from the exit.
Luc-Carolin Ziemann
Nominated for DEFA Sponsoring Prize, Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize, VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness, Gedanken Aufschluss Prize, Young Eyes Film Award
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Intervening Nature
State of the World
Redistribution and Having a Say
Competition for the Audience Award
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A Black Jesus Luca Lucchesi
In the small Sicilian town of Siculiana, people place their fate in the hands of a black Christ, but do not totally trust the African refugees living nearby.
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A Black Jesus

A Black Jesus
Luca Lucchesi
Competition for the Audience Award
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
92 minutes
English,
French,
Italian
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

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27.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Astoria
A Black Jesus
27.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Astoria
A Black Jesus
29.10.2020
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CineStar 4
A Black Jesus
29.10.2020
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CineStar 4
A Black Jesus
30.10.2020
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Cinémathèque Leipzig
A Black Jesus
30.10.2020
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Cinémathèque Leipzig
A Black Jesus
31.10.2020
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CineStar 2
A Black Jesus
31.10.2020
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CineStar 2
A Black Jesus

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Luca Lucchesi
Léa Germain
Wim Wenders
Eric Friedler
Silke Schütze
Christa Auderlitzky
Eric Friedler
Nordmedia
Francesco Vitaliti
Léa Germain
Roy Paci
Luca Lucchesi
Luca Lucchesi
Edoardo Morabito
Hella Wenders
Luca Lucchesi

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Léa Germain
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In Siculiana, a small Sicilian town full of flaking facades, religiosity is lived out as a matter of course. And of course the figure of Jesus Christ worshipped here is black, and always has been. However, some people cannot get used to their dark-skinned neighbours in the refugee camp. The camera accompanies locals and stranded people along their paths, which often lead to the church, but not necessarily together, and draws a kind of map of the city in black-on-black contrasts.

It’s become quiet in Siculiana, a local says. He’s not referring to the loud demonstrations against the Villa Sikania, now converted into a refugee reception camp. And certainly not to the colourful flurry of activity that grips the city every year as the faithful prepare for the feast of the Finding of the Cross. That’s when they hang up the “Benvenuti” sign. But who exactly is welcomed here? The pomp and circumstance of the festivities are at the centre of this filmic portrait of a community in which the alleged common ground is disintegrating into voice and skin tones: between the black people from abroad and the black man on the cross who – according to an elderly lady – was forced to “darken” himself in order to incorporate human sins. Between an aging city stylised to the point of becoming scenery and God’s newly arrived children who promise a future and who could bring new life into the alleys.
Sylvia Görke
Nominated for Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize
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Sense and Being
Rural vs. Urban
State of the World
Redistribution and Having a Say
German Competition
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Lift Like a Girl Mayye Zayed
A concentrated analysis of human strengths and weaknesses using the example of the strange relationship between an Egyptian sports coach and his weightlifting student.
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Lift Like a Girl

Ash ya Captain
Mayye Zayed
German Competition
Documentary Film
Egypt,
Germany,
Denmark
2020
95 minutes
Arabic
subtitles: 
English
European premiere

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27.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Lift Like a Girl
27.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Lift Like a Girl
30.10.2020
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CineStar 2
Lift Like a Girl
30.10.2020
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CineStar 2
Lift Like a Girl
01.11.2020
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Lift Like a Girl
01.11.2020
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Lift Like a Girl

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Mayye Zayed
Mayye Zayed
Anke Petersen
Anna Bolster
Eva Klöcker
Claudia Tronnier
The Getty Images ARRAY Grant
Arab Fund For Arts & Culture (AFAC)
HotDocs - Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund
International Media Support (IMS)
The Danish-Arab Partnership Programme The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Initiative (DEDI)
Samir Nabil
Andromeda Film AG
Kristoffer Salting
Brian Dyrby
Sara Abdallah
Mayye Zayed
Mohamad Elhadidi
Mayye Zayed
Marian Mentrup

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Captain Ramadan’s “gym” is located in a dusty residential area near the port of Alexandria. This is where the former professional athlete has coached young women in weightlifting for over twenty years – including his daughter Nahla, the first Egyptian world champion. An extraordinarily intimate portrait of this lone and fighter who raised Egypt’s young athletes to world class level with self-funding, which also puts the focus on a second protagonist: young Asmaa.

Mayye Zayed has followed the Captain’s student, who was fourteen at the start, for four years. Wearing a red Popeye t-shirt and backed by her coach, she fights her way to the global top league matches. The story of the inner highs and lows of the introverted young woman unfolds gently as the camera captures her emotional states precisely without many words. The dramaturgy of the chronological narrative follows the events in the best direct cinema manner, impressively adapting to the rhythm of life – and death. The result is the portrait of an unusual relationship and of a harsh environment that demands more than physical strength from the participants.
Borjana Gaković
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award, DEFA Sponsoring Prize, Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize, VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness
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Redistribution and Having a Say
Family Ties
Genius Loci
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Leipzig – MITROPA [Ausschnitt] Herbert Kasinski
A portrait of the Mitropa restaurant at the Central Station. Lively music accompanies impressive figures: Every day, 800 trains carrying 250,000 passengers arrived at 32 platforms.
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Leipzig – MITROPA [Ausschnitt]

Leipzig – MITROPA [Ausschnitt]
Herbert Kasinski
Genius Loci
Documentary Film
GDR
1969
5 minutes
German
subtitles: 
None
No Premiere

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Herbert Kasinski
HK Produktion
Konstantin Wiesinger
Herbert Kasinski
Sächsisches Staatsarchiv

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The filmmaker Herbert Kasinski portrays the Mitropa restaurant at Leipzig Central Station which seems a little out of time. The figures quoted at the beginning of the film and the number of hungry and thirsty people extrapolated from them are still impressive today: Every day, 800 trains carrying 250,000 passengers arrived at Europe’s biggest terminal with its then 32 platforms.

Konstantin Wiesinger
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Competition for the Audience Award Short Film
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Out of Bounds Franz Impler
A video game takes some entertaining and philosophical wrong turns: the tennis player slides from the centre court into a parallel world. A search for identity outside the rules of the game begins.
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Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds
Franz Impler
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film
Animated Film
Germany
2020
15 minutes
English
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

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Franz Impler
Franz Impler
Franz Impler

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A video game takes some entertaining and philosophical wrong turns: the tennis player figure slides from the centre court into a parallel world and is robbed of his racket. The quirky “Pong” setting gradually evolves into the course of a desperate search for identity outside the rules of the game. The pathetic polygonal Roger Federer stumbles over glitches. Rowdy supporting characters offer first harassment, then help. The design, this undead relic from the past of games, is a subversive fellow player.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Small Worlds, Big People
Witty
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Re-Visions
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Uncle Adam Elliot
Clay empathy: An uncle you’re never sure you would like to have yourself but for whom you still shed hot tears when he will have died in the end.
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Uncle

Uncle
Adam Elliot
Re-Visions
Animated Film
Australia
1996
7 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None
No Premiere

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Adam Elliot
Victorian College of the Arts University of Melbourne
Adam Elliot
Adam Elliot
Adam Elliot
Adam Elliot

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An uncle you’re never sure you would like to have yourself but for whom you still shed hot tears when he will have died in the end. The essential material of this touching story – apart from the clay the figures are made of – is empathy. This melancholy farewell to a cranky old geezer deals with a small subject. But it’s about everything.

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Family Ties
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Avalon

Dan sak sit
Thunska Pansittivorakul
Camera Lucida – Out of Competition
Documentary Film
Thailand
2020
63 minutes
Thai
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing
World premiere

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28.10.2020
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Avalon
28.10.2020
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Avalon
31.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Avalon
31.10.2020
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Avalon
01.11.2020
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Avalon
01.11.2020
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Avalon

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Thunska Pansittivorakul
Jürgen Brüning
Jürgen Brüning
Thunska Pansittivorakul
Harit Srikhao
Thunska Pansittivorakul
Thunska Pansittivorakul
Thunska Pansittivorakul
Space 360

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Perth has broken off contact with Poon. What’s left are images showing the two men’s sex life. Perth (Harit Srikhao) was Poon’s (director Thunska Pansittivorakul) twenty years younger cinematographer. His images, as impressive as they are intimate, contain the beginning and end of a relationship which Thunska Pansittivorakul confronts again for “Avalon”. A painful look back that raises existential questions and is immediately affecting.

“In Thailand, sex is considered shameful, sinful, disgusting, and not to be spoken of in public. Sex is a personal and private mystery, revealed only to those who engage in it together”, Thunska Pansittivorakul comments his film in which he liberally subverts precisely this taboo. It shows not only two men who meet and unite in explicit poses – Adolf Hitler and King Rama VII, too, show up at a Berlin airport, the tender serenade of a Thai prince (said to be an expression of his unrequited love for a foreign princess) enters into a dialogue with the exuberant electronic compositions of the Thai musician Space360. And time and again the planes denoting distance and leave-taking fly by on the horizon. “You used to like my cock more. Don’t you remember?”
Carolin Weidner
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Small Worlds, Big People
Love/Without Love
International Competition Short Film
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Flying Low Diego Piñeros García, Elkin Calderón Guevara
A DC-3 talks about its turbulent past as an airliner and cargo plane: an entranced trip at dizzy heights through history, landscapes and visions.
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Flying Low

Volando bajo
Diego Piñeros García, Elkin Calderón Guevara
International Competition Short Film
Documentary Film
Colombia
2020
24 minutes
English captions
subtitles: 
None
German premiere

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Diego Piñeros García
Elkin Calderón Guevara
Calderón & Piñeros
Elkin Calderón Guevara
Calderón & Piñeros
Calderón & Piñeros
Eduardo Cote
Juan Carlos Arrechea

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In the global North, the DC-3 is regarded as a vintage plane and tourist attraction. In Colombia, however, it is still used as an airliner and serves as the only link to the outside world for remote villages in the Amazon region. The history of the former “Raisin Bomber” reflects economic and hegemonic conditions. Now the DC-3 raises its voice in an entranced cinematic journey through time and space to talk of dangers, sensual experiences – and a mystic passenger.

Annina Wettstein
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Rural vs. Urban
MDR Showcase
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Collective Alexander Nanau
In 2015 a fire breaks out in the Bucharest club “Colectiv”: 27 dead, 180 injured. But for the survivors of the disaster, the hospitals become death traps. Investigative.
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Collective

Colectiv
Alexander Nanau
MDR Showcase
Documentary Film
Romania,
Luxembourg
2019
109 minutes
Romanian,
English
subtitles: 
German, German (Overvoice)
No Premiere

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28.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Collective
Free entry
28.10.2020
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Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Free entry
Collective
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Alexander Nanau
HBO Europe
Samsa Film
Alexander Nanau Production
Alexander Nanau
Alexander Nanau
Antoaneta Opris
Alexander Nanau
Dana Bunescu
George Cragg
Kyan Bayani

In 2015 a fire breaks out in the Bucharest club “Colectiv”: 27 dead, 180 injured. But for the survivors of the disaster, the hospitals become death traps, as many die of wounds that are not considered life-threatening. A doctor turns to the press. The research uncovers one of the biggest scandals in Romania’s health care system. This powerful film offers insights into the work of the investigative journalists, lets whistle-blowers speak and gives the survivors a voice.

Competition for the Audience Award
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Faith and Branko Catherine Harte
Faith loves music and Branko loves Faith. The two set out on a turbulent journey as a music duo and married couple. But alas, the first cracks in their romantic bliss soon appear.
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Faith and Branko

Faith and Branko
Catherine Harte
Competition for the Audience Award
Documentary Film
Serbia,
UK
2020
82 minutes
English,
Serbian
subtitles: 
English
International Premiere

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27.10.2020
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Faith and Branko
27.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Astoria
Faith and Branko
28.10.2020
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Cinémathèque Leipzig
Faith and Branko
28.10.2020
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Cinémathèque Leipzig
Faith and Branko
01.11.2020
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Faith and Branko
01.11.2020
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Catherine Harte
Snezana Van Houwelingen
Catherine Harte
Film Center Serbia
Catherine Harte
Catherine Harte
Dragan Von Petrovic
Ljubodrag Starovlah
Zoran Maksimovic

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It begins like a classic “girl meets boy” story: Faith, a charismatic accordion player from Great Britain, travels to Serbia to learn about Roma folk music. She meets the violinist Branko, who is instantly smitten. They quickly marry and form a band. But with musical success their love dwindles. A turbulent story of expectations, disappointments and the dream of happiness.

Faith enters into Branko’s life in an almost disturbingly casual way. She doesn’t seem to be bothered by the new country, the sceptical family and the cultural differences. Branko on the other hand adores his new wife and boldly enters a new world. They are a big hit as a duo – travelling around the world and playing bigger and bigger venues. But while Faith feels as happy as a lark, Branko seems like an uprooted tree. Instead of dealing with their differences they keep moving on rapidly, until one ruthless step follows the next. Catherine Harte has produced a captivating and very intimate portrait of this contradictory couple. Relentlessly close and yet compassionate, the film develops an impressive pull you don’t want to resist.
Kim Busch
Nominated for MDR Film Prize
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A New Shift

Nová šichta
Jindřich Andrš
Competition for the Audience Award
Documentary Film
Czech Republic
2020
90 minutes
Czech
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing, English
International Premiere

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27.10.2020
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Schauburg
A New Shift
27.10.2020
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Schauburg
A New Shift
28.10.2020
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A New Shift
28.10.2020
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A New Shift
30.10.2020
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A New Shift
30.10.2020
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Grassimuseum
A New Shift
01.11.2020
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A New Shift
01.11.2020
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Jindřich Andrš
Miloš Lochman
Augustina Micková
Studio Bystrouška
Czech Television
Miloš Lochman
Tomáš Frkal
Jindřich Andrš
Lukáš Janičík
Šimon Herrmann
Eliška Cílková

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For Tomáš the mine is the centre of his life, along with soccer, his kids and the cosy after-work beer. The 44-year-old has worked as a miner for 21 years, until the mine was closed down for economic reasons. Tomáš then re-trains as a coder in the appropriately named educational programme “New Shift”. What he doesn’t know yet is that his new skills alone won’t get him out of the crisis. A film about a tug-of-war with fate and the employment market.

In the constant ups and downs of looking for a job Tomáš shows impressive stamina, despite critical voices around him. His hopeful attitude repeatedly gets him in the local news as a positive example of successful reintegration – long before success is even remotely on the horizon. Jindřich Andrš’ first feature-length film is an equally quiet and thrilling observation. He gently follows his loveable protagonist and manages to present the tricky job situation with dignity and empathy. What emerges clearly is that unemployment and lack of jobs have long ceased to be phenomena that only occur on the fringes of our societies. They are part of a normality that the majority of people must cope with.
Kim Busch
Nominated for MDR Film Prize
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Redistribution and Having a Say
State of the World
Small Worlds, Big People
Competition for the Audience Award
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Robin’s Hood Jasmin Baumgartner
Robin, president of the Vienna football club RSV, loves his “dirty rotten bunch”. Passion is his recipe. That goes for moral courage, discipline and parties.
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Robin’s Hood

Robin’s Hood
Jasmin Baumgartner
Competition for the Audience Award
Documentary Film
Austria
2020
93 minutes
German,
English,
Serbian
subtitles: 
German
International Premiere

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27.10.2020
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Robin’s Hood
27.10.2020
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Robin’s Hood
29.10.2020
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Robin’s Hood
29.10.2020
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Robin’s Hood
29.10.2020
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Robin’s Hood
29.10.2020
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Robin’s Hood
31.10.2020
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Robin’s Hood
31.10.2020
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Jasmin Baumgartner
Jasmin Baumgartner
Dominic Spitaler
Jasmin Baumgartner
Anna Hawliczek
Olga Kosanovic
Matthias Writze
Lee Niederkofler
Nvie Motho

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Fluctuation at the Vienna football club RSV is high. Coach Robin, who once hosted parties at the Prater sauna, sees his club as a political project, too: Players from various birth nations come together in his “dirty rotten bunch”. Athletic highlights are quite often followed by relegation, discipline and excess are cheek by jowl at RSV. Director Jasmin Baumgartner has followed Robin and his team over several years.

“My players are like my kids”, Robin says. And kids can be exhausting. They are caught with joints by the police on their way to the Slovenian training camp or prefer to go to the casino instead of completing their training units. But even president Robin isn’t averse to parties. On the sidelines of the amateur league it can get boozy and often rough: Opposing fans insult and discriminate against black athletes in particular. A behaviour for which Robin has no patience at all. He sees it this way: “If we integrate the super sweet Muslim fraction in our club, with our Serbian nationalists, uneducated Austrians and our Muslim-hating Congolese players, then we’ll not only be promoted to the fourth division. We’ll even stop the rise of the right-wing nationalists.”
Carolin Weidner
Nominated for Gedanken Aufschluss Prize
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Rural vs. Urban
Redistribution and Having a Say
Small Worlds, Big People
International Competition Short Film
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I’m Here Julia Orlik
An old woman in her final days is the centre of attention within her family. But her selfhood fades away amid being cared for by her husband and daughter, who have problems of their own.
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I’m Here

Jestem tutaj
Julia Orlik
International Competition Short Film
Animated Film
Poland
2020
15 minutes
Polish
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

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27.10.2020
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Teil der Kompilation
27.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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CineStar 4
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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CineStar 4
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
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30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Teil der Kompilation
31.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Astoria
Teil der Kompilation
31.10.2020
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Julia Orlik
Agata Golanska
Marta Swietek
Marta Swietek
Julia Orlik
Julia Orlik
Julia Orlik
Aleksandra Rosset
Bogdan Klat

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She is the centre of attention, but exhausted by life. An old woman in her final days, bedridden and too weak to speak to her husband and daughter. Her selfhood fades away while in the care of her relatives, who have problems of their own. But Julia Orlik brings the woman back into the foreground with her minimalist concept and touching puppet design.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Small Worlds, Big People
Sense and Being
Family Ties
International Competition Short Film
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Play Me, I’m Yours Julia Palmieri Mattison
A film like a family reunion – with love, fear, drama and good food. It is not always clear who is doing the desiring or deceiving. A bundle of energy aimed directly at the heart.
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Play Me, I’m Yours

Play Me, I’m Yours
Julia Palmieri Mattison
International Competition Short Film
Documentary Film
Belgium
2020
14 minutes
French
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

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27.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
27.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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CineStar 4
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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CineStar 4
Teil der Kompilation
30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Teil der Kompilation
30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Teil der Kompilation

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Julia Palmieri Mattison
Julia Palmieri Mattison
François Rapaille
Julia Palmieri Mattison
Julia Palmieri Mattison
Julia Palmieri Mattison
Justine Mackenzie Peers
Louise Nurry
Louise Nurry

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A cinematic family constellation in which the audience is guided through a seemingly random conglomeration of private photos, video recordings, notes, thoughts, sounds and texts. Narrative strands crystallise, only to be discarded, taken up again and finally left standing in their ambiguity. A film about the big questions of life, love, family, relationships, death and good food. No more, and certainly no less.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
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Small Worlds, Big People
Family Ties
Love/Without Love
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
International Competition Short Film
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Trouble Sleep Alain Kassanda
A dynamic portrait of everyday life in Ibadan: In the hustle and bustle of the Nigerian metropolis, film author Alain Kassanda uses every tool of the cinematic art to take the pulse of this megacity.
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Trouble Sleep

Trouble Sleep
Alain Kassanda
International Competition Short Film
Documentary Film
France,
Nigeria
2020
40 minutes
English,
Yoruba
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

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28.10.2020
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Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
01.11.2020
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Teil der Kompilation
01.11.2020
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Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Florent Dupuit
Jr EakEe

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While the transaction tax collectors seem to be dancing to jazz music, a pointedly staged text passage by Patrick Chamoiseau lets not only our visual and auditory but also our olfactory senses unfold: The third-largest Nigerian city can be experienced by smell. In this rhythmic portrait of life in Ibadan the urban cinematic poetry is by no means at odds with the profundity with which it captures themes like lack of perspective, globalisation and corruption.

Borjana Gaković
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
State of the World
Small Worlds, Big People
Camera Lucida – Out of Competition
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Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant Richard Shpuntoff
Between three generations who grew up with three different languages, between New York and Buenos Aires, this intelligent and multi-layered film essay goes in search of identity.
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Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant

Todo lo que se olvida en un instante
Richard Shpuntoff
Camera Lucida – Out of Competition
Documentary Film
Argentina
2020
71 minutes
Spanish,
English
subtitles: 
English, Spanish
German premiere

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28.10.2020
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Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant
28.10.2020
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Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant
29.10.2020
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Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant
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Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant
30.10.2020
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Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant
30.10.2020
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Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant

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Richard Shpuntoff
Nadia Jacky
Richard Shpuntoff
Richard Shpuntoff
Richard Shpuntoff
Luciana Foglio
Galope Cine
Luján Monte

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Everyday observations from Buenos Aires, shot on black-and-white 16mm film material, alternate with twenty-year-old Hi8 colour shots from New York. The perspective of a father who collects memories for his daughters. The perspective of a son who records his father’s reminiscences. Richard Shpuntoff’s multi-layered montage film is a clever essay on cultural identities, on cities and languages.

When we watch a subtitled film, we look, listen and read at the same time. We assume that the three levels are congruent or at least add up to form a whole. “Even the best subtitles suck”, the subtitles of this film announce, however, because “You are still reading instead of looking at the images.” Translating means rewriting. Therefore, “Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant” tells parallel stories in images, words and writing: of urban development and power structures in two distant metropolises, of identity and its transgenerational transfer, of three continents and three languages which draw equally dividing and connecting lines through a family. The insecurity caused by the discrepancy between the filmic elements turns into a school of selective perception. Images, languages and texts are no dictate, after all: They leave us a choice.
Christoph Terhechte
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State of the World
Redistribution and Having a Say
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
International Competition Short Film
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London Knowledge Max Colson
Day and night, London taxi drivers are required to memorise 320 routes – a joke for the robot cars of the future. But there’s a lot more to the job than just getting people from A to B.
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London Knowledge

London Knowledge
Max Colson
International Competition Short Film
Animated Film
UK
2020
11 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None
World premiere

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28.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
31.10.2020
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31.10.2020
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Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Max Colson
Bill McGrath
Nicky Walker
Max Colson
Max Colson
Tim Kahn
Max Colson

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Since 1865, no cab driver in London has been able to omit “The Knowledge”. It requires the memorisation of 320 routes, an achievement that takes years, but has been made into a joke by the robot cars of the future. A flesh-and-blood cabby “interacts with people from all walks of life”, according to a brochure by Transport for London, and that’s “a lot more than just taking people from A to B”. Visually fascinating, Colson traces his interviewees’ mind maps of the city using the mapping technology of robot cars.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Rural vs. Urban
State of the World
Redistribution and Having a Say
International Competition Short Film
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To Feather, to Wither Hanna Hovitie
Dead crows, mythical messengers of the gods, shortly before being resurrected by a taxidermist. A charged atmospheric study of craft, imagination and poetry.
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To Feather, to Wither

To Feather, to Wither
Hanna Hovitie
International Competition Short Film
Documentary Film
Belgium,
Finland,
Hungary,
Portugal
2020
20 minutes
English captions
subtitles: 
None
World premiere

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Hanna Hovitie
Hanna Hovitie
Daniel Donato
Patricia D'Intino
Hanna Hovitie
Daniel Donato
Hanna Hovitie
Hanna Hovitie
Bence Kovács-Vajda
Bence Kovács-Vajda

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A young taxidermist is fascinated by crows, paying considerate attention to their dead bodies. Her work on the birds is simultaneously a careful study of anatomical connections and a kind of service toward the resurrection of this mythical creature from the realm between life and death. Through detailed, pulsating black-and-white images and a sparingly intense soundtrack, a charged atmosphere unfolds between craftsmanship, imagination and poetry.

Ralph Eue
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Intervening Nature
Small Worlds, Big People
International Competition
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Camagroga Alfonso Amador
Old-style farming families are an endangered species. Their physiognomy, gestures and postures, however, are shaped by an unfaltering pride.
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Camagroga

Camagroga
Alfonso Amador
International Competition
Documentary Film
Spain
2019
111 minutes
Catalan,
Spanish
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

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28.10.2020
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CineStar 4
Camagroga
28.10.2020
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Camagroga
29.10.2020
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Camagroga
29.10.2020
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Camagroga
30.10.2020
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Camagroga
30.10.2020
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Cinémathèque Leipzig
Camagroga

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Alfonso Amador
Xavier Crespo
Alfonso Amador
Xavier Crespo
Alfonso Amador
Alfonso Amador
Sergi Dies
Jorge Salvà
José Serrador
Carles Dènia
Pep Gimeno
Miquel Gil

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The Huerta Valenciana is a unique cultural landscape of fields and plantations. For generations this region, mainly planted with perennially rotating crops of tigernuts, artichokes and onions, was regarded as the vegetable garden of Spain. “Camagroga” is a filmic elegy about peasant pride and how it is inscribed in the physiognomies, gestures and postures of the people behind these agricultural products.

Tardor, as autumn is called in the Valencian regional language, is the season when the tigernut straw is burned on the fields to make the winter harvest of the nut-sized bulbs easier. Antonio Ramon and his daughter Inma run a farm of just under four hectares north of Valencia – hardly a profitable size nowadays. And yet they apply a surfeit of care and traditional knowledge to their products, seemingly following the impulses of their vegetative nerve system rather than a deliberate programme. Ever since their fields were also identified as prime real estate in the development plan of the expanding provincial capital, however, they have known that the battle zone has already reached their barn door.
Ralph Eue
Nominated for Prize of the Interreligious Jury, FIPRESCI Prize
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Intervening Nature
Rural vs. Urban
Competition for the Audience Award
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Forgotten Lands Amélie Cabocel
This moving portrait of the filmmaker’s grandmother is also an intelligent reflection of the unique ability of photography to record and pass on echoes of a life lived.
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Forgotten Lands

Les Blanches Terres
Amélie Cabocel
Competition for the Audience Award
Documentary Film
France
2019
93 minutes
French
subtitles: 
English, German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing
International Premiere

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28.10.2020
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Forgotten Lands
28.10.2020
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Forgotten Lands
29.10.2020
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Forgotten Lands
29.10.2020
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30.10.2020
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Forgotten Lands
30.10.2020
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Amélie Cabocel
Milana Christitch
Milana Christitch
Gautier Gumpper
Gautier Gumpper
Grégory Pernet
Nicolas Rhode
Vivien Roche
Martin Sadoux
Jérémy Vernerey
Pascal Doumange

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Michelle, 86 years old, is an equally obstinate and touching widow and filmmaker Amélie Cabocel’s grandmother. Michelle lives alone in a big house in a lonely area of Lorraine and is probably completely unaware that with every fibre of her existence she bears witness to a vanishing age. But when Amélie tries to persuade her to take part in a photographic and exhibition project, she resolutely makes it her own.

Michelle spends her leisurely days reading the obituaries in the local weekly regularly and with great concentration, making long phone calls to the few surviving “cousins” and leafing patiently through the carefully guarded photo albums in which her memories are preserved. Beyond her private life, these albums and folders are also an eloquent fund of an everyday culture about to disappear. When Michelle’s granddaughter wants to produce a film and an exhibition based on this material, the old lady catches the bug and, with her headstrong personality, adds fuel to an already challenging enterprise. “Forgotten Lands” is the moving portrait of a grandmother from the familiar perspective of her granddaughter, but also an intelligent reflection on the unique ability of photography to record echoes of a life lived.
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Rural vs. Urban
Small Worlds, Big People
Family Ties
Re-Visions
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City Paradise Gaëlle Denis
Tomoko from Japan travels to London. She is well-prepared, works hard on a language course and has brought her goldfish to fight homesickness. But she still feels lonely.
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City Paradise

City Paradise
Gaëlle Denis
Re-Visions
Animated Film
UK
2004
6 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None
No Premiere

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Gaëlle Denis
Erika Forzy
Andrew Ruhemann
Channel Four
Passion Pictures
Sarah Bartles-Smith
Gaëlle Denis
Tony Fish
Fabrice Gerardi
Andy Thompson
Joce Mienniel
Joanna Newsom
Sam Gray

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Who hasn’t?! You arrive in a foreign land, ready to embrace the world, but the world refuses to be embraced. Tomoko from Japan travels to London. She is well-prepared, works hard on a language course and has brought her goldfish to fight homesickness. And yet she feels lonely and unable to utter a word when spoken to. What to do? How about a slight change of perspective?

Ralph Eue
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Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Camera Lucida – Out of Competition
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Lamentations of Judas Boris Gerrets
In an abandoned desert town, a group of old men live in poverty. Once Angolan mercenaries of the Apartheid regime, they now become actors in the story of Judas Iscariot.
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Lamentations of Judas

Les lamentations de Judas
Boris Gerrets
Camera Lucida – Out of Competition
Documentary Film
Netherlands,
France
2020
94 minutes
English,
Afrikaans
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

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28.10.2020
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Lamentations of Judas
28.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Lamentations of Judas
29.10.2020
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Cinémathèque Leipzig
Lamentations of Judas
29.10.2020
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Cinémathèque Leipzig
Lamentations of Judas
30.10.2020
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Lamentations of Judas
30.10.2020
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Boris Gerrets
Iris Lammertsma
Boudewijn Koole
Eric Velthuis
Serge Lalou
Camille Laemle
Nic Hofmeyr
Boris Gerrets
President Kapa
Dominique Vieillard
Thuthuka Sibisi
Iris Lammertsma

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A group of old men in an abandoned asbestos mining town on the edge of the Kalahari Desert resist evacuation. They have no place to go because they were once notorious as soldiers of the infamous South African Battalion 32, also known as “The Terrible Ones”. Both perpetrators and victims of history, they become actors in the biblical story of Judas Iscariot in Boris Gerrets’ equally disturbing and fascinating cinematic legacy.

The spectacle under a blazing sun confronts the men, who live in abject poverty, with their unresolved past. Many of them had been forcibly recruited by the FNLA and UNITA resistance movements in the Angolan War of Independence against Portugal. After the communist MPLA took power, they found themselves as mercenaries fighting alongside white South Africans against their own people and finally defending the Apartheid regime in the colonial struggle in Namibia and the South African townships. On the fringes of the surreal film location between the decaying buildings of the old mining town, they speak for the first time about their life stories, talk about betrayal, guilt and remorse. Having been steamrolled by global politics, turned into undesirables, exiles, forgotten, suppressed and broken men, they finally become visible again as human beings in front of the camera.
Christoph Terhechte
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State of the World
Sense and Being
Redistribution and Having a Say
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film
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We Have One Heart Katarzyna Warzecha
Endings can be as abrupt as beginnings: After correspondence between Halina in Poland and Farouk in Iraq breaks off, their son Adam initiates contact again years later.
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We Have One Heart

We Have One Heart
Katarzyna Warzecha
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film
Animated Film
Poland
2020
11 minutes
English,
Polish
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

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27.10.2020
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Teil der Kompilation
27.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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CineStar 4
Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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Teil der Kompilation
28.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Teil der Kompilation
30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Teil der Kompilation
30.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Teil der Kompilation
31.10.2020
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Passage Kinos Astoria
Teil der Kompilation
31.10.2020
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Katarzyna Warzecha
Ewa Jastrzebska
Stanisław Zaborowski
Barbara Igielska
Katarzyna Wilk
Katarzyna Wilk
Grzegorz Hartfiel
Katarzyna Warzecha
Yellow Tapir Studio
Piotr Kremky
Jakub Jerszyński
Adam Witkowski

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The letters Halina receives from Farouk in the late 1970s are as haunting as they are hopeful. They have a long journey between them: from Iraq to Poland. But at some point the contact breaks off, and the reasons remain a secret. Their son Adam manages to build a bridge. And the latter’s son, Ignacy, tells the story from his perspective. It’s a delicate visual treatment behind which complicated fates are hidden.

Carolin Weidner
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Small Worlds, Big People
Family Ties
Love/Without Love
International Competition
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Children Ada Ushpiz
Why do Palestinian minors take part in the Intifada against Israel? Ada Ushpiz follows children and their families and witnesses terrible pressure.
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Children

Yeladim
Ada Ushpiz
International Competition
Documentary Film
Israel
2020
128 minutes
Arabic
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

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26.10.2020
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Children
26.10.2020
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Children
27.10.2020
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Children
27.10.2020
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Children
29.10.2020
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Children
29.10.2020
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Schaubühne Lindenfels
Children

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Ada Ushpiz
Ada Ushpiz
Philippa Kowarsky
Philippa Kowarsky
Channel 8
NFCT
Danor Glazer
Bilal Saed
Neta Braun
Aviv Aldema
Avi Balleli
Ada Ushpiz

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There are children, too, among the Palestinian insurgents. For some time now, the Israeli side has observed minors who take an active part in an Intifada, especially with knives. They are harshly dealt with: prison, hardly any judiciary support. Ada Ushpiz, filmmaker and journalist, comes surprisingly close to some of the Palestinian families concerned. She has accompanied the dubious insurgents over several years and witnessed terrible pressure.

Freshly released from prison, 12-year-old Dima encounters a crowd of television people. A few months ago, she was caught with a knife. The attack was said to be aimed at Jewish Israelis. Now, in a frenzy of camera flashes, her mother stands close by her side. But instead of offering protection she assumes the role of an agitator, demanding that her daughter report how she was treated by the Israelis. But Dima remains silent. Her family describes the pubescent girl as mentally handicapped. Dareen is younger than Dima and lives with her brothers, father and a few snakes in the immediate vicinity of their Israeli neighbours. Soldiers stalk the house, sometimes stones fly, Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence service, is allegedly involved. In her astonishing film, Ushpiz shows a life in constant tension. Her approach is unapologetic and familiar.
Carolin Weidner
Nominated for Prize of the Interreligious Jury, FIPRESCI Prize
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Redistribution and Having a Say
State of the World
Family Ties
International Competition Short Film
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Makarìa Giulia Attanasio
A portrait steeped in colours and music of a young singer quivering with life, her dedication to the traditions of southern Italy and her attempt to break out. Freedom. Rhythm. Tragedy.
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Makarìa

Makarìa
Giulia Attanasio
International Competition Short Film
Documentary Film
Italy,
Spain
2020
35 minutes
Italian
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

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