Rising of Lusitania 2019

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Victor Orozco Ramirez

32-Rbit

Germany/Mexico 2018, 7’45” DOCUMENTARY / professional

My grandmother was convinced that the only animal that made the same mistake twice is the human being and I was convinced that everything can be fixed with CTRL+Z.

An essay short film about my very own Internet, a parallel world where memory loss, errors, surveillance and addiction smear everything and everyone.

Victor Orozco Ramirez

Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Hamburg Germany with a master's degree in Fine Arts in the area of documentary filmmaking. He also organized in Ecuador, Germany and Mexico until 2012 the short film festival ambulart.

Victor Orozco Ramirez
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Dennis Tupicoff

A Photo of Me

Australia 2017, 10’48”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

I'm a baby in a 1950s backyard with my toys and my family, facing a box camera.

I'm a sleepy child at the Darra "pictures", waking up to a film noir, watching a doomed man.

My mind flickers from past to present, in memories and dreams.

The man dies.

Click!

The photo is taken.

I walk home from the "pictures", fast asleep.

Dennis Tupicoff

Born in 1951. After graduating from Queensland University, Dennis worked as an archivist and teacher before making his first film in 1976. He has made many award-winning films as writer, director, producer, and animator. These have been fictional and documentary, animated and live-action, comedy and drama – and often inventive combinations. Dennis has also been a full-time lecturer at the VCA School of Film and Television in Melbourne, and has taught and conducted workshops in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Retrospectives of his work have screened at festivals in Brisbane (2008), Kecskemet (2009, 2017), Krakow (2009),  Poznan (2010), Seoul (2017), Gothenberg (2018)

Dennis Tupicoff
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Karsten Wiesel

D|DK

Germany 2017, 12’

DOCUMENTARY / professional

The film consists of 8,000 pictures, which animate a 67-kilometre run along the German-Danish border. After long, bloody conflicts, the territory is now peaceful place. The border was established during a referendum in 1920. Seeking the best form of border through the use of a democratic process is unique on a global scale. The Film is a document of the current condition, which maybe soon will be history because the danish government plans to rise a new fence.

Karsten Wiesel

He grew up in Thuringia, Germany. He has finished an apprenticeship as a wood-carver in Flensburg, where he initiated the local short film festival in 2000. Between 2001 and 2007, he studied at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg. Since then he has been living and working as a filmmaker in Hamburg.

Karsten Wiesel
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Alexandra Ramires (Xá) Laura Gonçalves

Drop by Drop

Portugal 2017, 9’15”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

The last habitants of a village refuse to let themselves sink into oblivion. In a world where the idea of progress appears to be above all, this home floats.

Alexandra Ramires (Xá)

Born in 1987, in 2010 receives the Santander Totta scholarship of merit that allowed to complete the final semester of the painting course in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, graduating from the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon. Xá has been developing her work in the drawing field and on its connections to the animated cinema and the printmaking process She started to work in animation in 2009 at Sardinha em Lata studios in the animation shorts Journey to Cape Verde directed by José Miguel Ribeiro; The Shoemaker by David Doutel and Vasco Sá and Independent Mind by Marta Monteiro. Since 2013, has been working at Bando à Parte studios where she collaborated in the films Soot by David Doutel and Vasco Sá and End of Line by Paulo D’Alva. Drop by drop is her first short animated film co-directed together with Laura Gonçalves.

Laura Gonçalves

Graduated from Animation course in Fine Arts Faculty, Lisbon in 2009, works for Sardinha Em Lata Studio as animator and final artist at “Journey to Cape Verde”, directed by Jose? Miguel Ribeiro; "The Shoemaker" by David Doutel and Vasco Sa? and "Independent Mind"/ by Marta Monteiro. Also worked at "Who's this Hat" by Joana Toste, Gomtch Gomtch; and “M” by Joana Bartolomeu, Bando a? Parte. In 2012 completes the MA Degree in Animation at Arts University College of Bournemouth, where she directs her first animation short "Three Weeks in December".

Laura Gonçalves &
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Reinhold Bidner

Ex Terrat

Austria/France 2016, 5’45”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

An Audiovisual Experimental Animation based on my personal Paris-Explorations. The Idea was to walk through, feel inspired by and to collected the Urban Landscapes & Textures, the City, the Street Art, the People and also certain fragments out of Parisian Museums.

Based on that my main focus was laid on Faces (but also athmospheres) that are rather on the darker side of the spectrum. I let myself get inspired by what I collected/ photographed/ filmed or sound-recorded and created my very personal & distinct Imagery/Animations/Portraits (and Sound) out of it through various techniques such as Compositing, Hand Drawn and Computer Animation, Morphing, Layering & Double Exposures, and Stop Motion Animation.

Paris combines so much Contrast, so much Beauty and Life and Creativity on the one hand, but also so many darker Aspects of a Metropolis on the other at the same time, and this work tries to capture that in a rather abstract and individual documentaric way.

Reinhold Bidner

Born in Salzburg/Austria. He studied at the University for applied sciences and technologies in Salzburg, at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland, Dundee (Animation and Electronic Media) and completed his degree within the scope of a Socrates scholarship at K.O.P.P.-Film Berlin.
Until 2006 he was Key-Researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz in the field of timebased Media. Since 2007 he is a freelancer in animation, games and media art, either as an Individual or as a member of the art collectives gold extra and 1n0ut. Currently Reinhold lives in Vienna and Salzburg and teaches at Art University Linz in the fields of animation, motion graphics and interactive video.

He received various prices (for example: Federal Chancellery of Austria´s Outstanding Artist Award with gold extra / MediaArtAward Salzburg), grants and residencies (for example: Cité internationale des arts Paris / Budapest Art Residency) for his artistic work, and exhibits nationally and internationally since 2001.

Reinhold Bidner
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Bryan Arfiandy

Jason Kiantoro

Life of Death

Indonesia 2018, 5’22” MOCKUMENTARY /  school

Death, while struggling to balance his work and family life, talks about his existence, his job, and his opinions on human beings in an interview from the documentary ‘Life of Death'.

Bryan Arfiandy

Bryan is a passionate storyteller who has loved comic for all his life. Having directed few animated short films in his university years, Bryan now heads back to his love for comic hoping to create entertaining stories through comic.

Jason Kiantoro

Jason is an artist working in animation and games with a huge love for directing. He directed the 2D short film "Outgrowth" (2016), art directed the 3D short film "MAIKIA" (2017) and co-directed "Life of Death" (2018) with Bryan Arfiandy as their thesis film, all of which has won awards.

Bryan Arfiandy

Jason Kiantoro

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The Brothers McLeod

Marfa

UK 2017, 8’22”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

A town on the borderlands of Texas. A place out of time. A desert where strange lights dance in the night sky. A mecca for lovers of minimalist art. A landscape of lost horses, freaks and food trucks. And then there’s the giant lemon.

The Brothers McLeod are illustrator Greg and writer Myles. They are a BAFTA winning team and have worked with Disney, Dreamwork, the BBC, Aardman and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Science Museum and comedian Adam Buxton.

Greg McLeod is an award-winning illustrator and animation director and one half of The Brothers McLeod. He has worked with Disney, Aardman Animations, the BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His 2009 short film Codswallop was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award. His 2013 short film 365 saw him animating one second a day for the whole year. The film played internationally including at prestigious animation festivals Ottawa and Annecy.

 

Myles McLeod is an award-winning writer, poet and director and one half of The Brothers McLeod. He has developed animated shows for Disney, Dreamworks, Aardman Animations and the BBC. He has written over eighty broadcast episodes for TV. His short films include Phone Home, a short about the first phone call from Mars. His poems feature in the short films The Inverted Peak and Marfa.

The Brothers McLeod
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Alexandra (Ali) Kellner

Nana

Canada 2017, 5’5”

DOCUMENTARY / school

Vera Reiner was taken from her home and family in Budapest at a young age in World War II. Taken as a prisoner, she recounts the story how she survived along with thousands of other women during the Nazi occupation of Austria and Hungary in 1944.

Alexandra (Ali) Kellner

Ali Kellner was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She attended the film animation program at Concordia University for 3 years. She then attended Sheridan College’s Bachelor of animation program. Her thesis film “Nana” has been showcased internationally, officially selected to screen in more than 30 festivals worldwide such as Raindance Film Festival in the UK, Portland Film Festival and TIFF Canada's Top Ten Film Festival. Nana was also awarded a Bronze medal at the DOC LA film festival and was screened on international flights with Air Canada aboard their En Route film selection. Ali is currently based out of Toronto and works full time as TV animator.

 

Alexandra (Ali) Kellner
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Paulo Patrício

Surprise

Portugal 2017, 8’40”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

A short experimental/documental animation based on a real conversation between a mother and her 3 years old daughter that recovers from a cancer. While the daugter draws memories from the treatment, the conversation wanders into shadows and light, following the unsettled thread of affections, of disease, of love bonding mother and daughter, of life.

Paulo Patrício

Born in Angola, Paulo has been to many places and, being quick to the draw, always has a reason to put pen to paper. From time to time he packs his bags and goes off to draw in real time, on tour with the classical music group Toy Ensemble, not only in Portugal, but in Brazil as well, where he barely missed sharing a dressing room with the singer Ivete Sangalo – the Brazilian answer to Beyoncé. Some days find him busy doing graphic design, as for the catalogue for the Álvaro Siza In Italia exhibition at the San Luca Academy in Rome, Italy. Other days see him working on video mapping, like the one at Vale do Ave Time-Space Interpretative Centre, Portugal, but when he gets a bit dizzy, cartoons bring him back to reality. Surpresa (Surprise) was his first short film. Before that, only very short films. In between: drawings, illustrations, comics, and writing for many Portuguese and foreign periodicals, from Expresso to the Swiss weekly Die Wochenzeitung, as well as prestigious anthologies, such as the German Pictoplasma and the French Oupus. Paulo Patrício is regularly invited to join group exhibitions, such as 1 Século, 10 Lápis, 100 Desenhos (1 Century, 10 Pencils, 100 drawings) that opened at the Portuguese Presidential Museum, and Celebrating 9th Art, that showed at Comicdom Con in Athens. Those in the know claim he’s a complete artist. Paulo hasn’t noticed anything missing either.

Paulo Patrício
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Steve Roberts

The Greatest Briton?

UK 2018,5’

MOCKUMENTARY / professional

 

A satirical, critical film about the life and times of Winston Churchill.

Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts is an animator with over 35 years experience working in the animation industry. At the tender age of 19, he started painting cells on a kitchen table for a film for the Science Museum, London. He progressed through tracing cells, inbetweening, assisting and then animating. He has animated at dozens of animation studios (including Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Miramax, Bob Godfrey etc) on hundreds of projects. In the early 90's he started directing short animated films for the BBC. He has always been interested in explaining concepts to people and is excellent at coming up with ideas. He takes complex concepts and turns them into elegantly simple animated movies. He currently teaches at Central St Martins (animation of course). He also has a motorbike and sidecar, several old bicycles and likes to fly model aero planes.

Steve Roberts
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AniDox Collective

The Sinking of The Truth

Denmark 2018, 7’30” MOCKUMENTARY / professional

 

In 1918, Winsor McCay was commissioned “The sinking of the Lusitania”, a propaganda film portraying the sinking of an English boat by a German submarine during WW1. Beside being an animation classic, this film is considered to be the first ever made animated documentary. 100 years later, in the age of fake news, a collective of talented animation filmmakers will gather to unearth the truth from deep waters and create a contemporary homage to the film.

AniDox Collective

7 animation artists have joined forces to create a collaborative film project. Each artist will contribute ca. 1 min. sequence which will be edited together to a short animated film. The residency takes place in Viborg, Denmark, between June and July 2017.

Participants:

Tobias Gundorff Boesen (DK)

Denis Chapon (FR/DK)

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (CA)

Tynesha Foreman (USA)

Wiep Teeuwisse (NL)

Sander Joon (EE)

Philip Piaget (MX)

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Quico Meirelles

Untravelling the Ocean's Veil

Brazil 2017, 8’48”

MOCKUMENTARY / professional

Hey you, human being reading this synopsis. Yes, you who complains of time and death, of love and existence. Today is your lucky day: my life is way worse. And it only lasts six minutes.
 

Quico Meirelles

I was born in 1988, my mother is a dancer and my father is a filmmaker, so he grew up watching great performances, going to the theatre and, above all, going to film sets. I went to film school in which I graduated in 2012. Unravelling the ocean's veil is my first animation.

Quico Meirelles
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Joanna Kozuch

& Boris Šima

39 Weeks, 6 Days

Slovakia 2017, 7’52”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

39 Weeks, 6 Days is an artistic experiment, animated diary and personal documentary showing animated self-portraits of woman and man, married couple and co-authors during 40 weeks of the gravidity.
 

Joanna Kozuch
Director, visual artist and animator. Joanna graduated at Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (PL) and University of Silesia in Katowice (PL). She is also a teacher at Animation department at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where she has received her PhD (SK). His filmography includes Game (2004), Fongopolis (2014) and 39 Weeks, 6 Days (2017). She is now working on her next short animated documentary Once there was a sea...
 

Boris Šima
Boris studied Animated Film at the UTB in Zlín (Czech Republic). From 1998 to 2003 he studied at the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava, at the Department of Animated Film. His filmography includes Today is my first date (2002), Catch him! (2008), Off To The Castle! (2012) and 39 Weeks, 6 Days (2017). Now he is working on TV series Mimi and Lisa and Websters by Katarina Kerekesova.

Joanna Kozuch & Boris Šima
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Rory Waudby-Tolley

Art For Lawyers

UK 2017, 9’

DOCUMENTARY / professional

Art For Lawyers is a 9-minute animated documentary made in collaboration with the employees of an international law firm in The City. The film is a culmination of a series of conversations and workshops, and also features drawings made by staff members in the canteen on their lunch-break.

Rory Waudby-Tolley

Rory is an animator and film-maker based in London. His film Mr Madila has played at many international film festivals, winning over ten awards. He is represented for commercial work by Beakus, where he directed the animation for CBBC’s Scottish-BAFTA winning show Lifebabble, and created content for Snazaroo and the Children’s Media Conference. He is currently working on a new short film funded by the BFI, and two micro shorts for Adult Swim.

Rory Waudby-Tolley
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Francesco Rosso

Destined to be Dead

Estonia 2018, 10’50” DOCUMENTARY / professional

I destinati ad essere morti (Destined to be dead) - a term coined by poet Pier Paolo Pasolini while describing the new generation born after WW2. This film takes place on real locations situated in North-Eastern Italy, documented by a mix of 35mm photographs, drawn animation and videotape.
Destined to be dead explores the psychology of a boy investigating his identity, within the place where he was born. In this strange world realism and fiction are switched, by having animated sequences as reality, and photographic sequences as the imaginary world.

 

Francesco Rosso (aka RED - SHERBERTH), b.1987. Illustrator, film-maker and traveler living mostly among Finno-Ugric peoples.  With his work he examines the spiritual and physical aspects of daily life through the act of transformation into visual matter. Rosso spends long periods of time working with hand made animation, and merges the animated material with video and film photography gathered from urban and nature exploration. His animated short films have been shown internationally; since 2014 he has mostly worked for Eesti Joonisfilm Studio in Tallinn-Estonia as artist, background artist, animator, and short-film director.

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Martina Scarpelli

Egg

France/Denmark 2018, 12’07” DOCUMENTARY / professional

A woman is locked in her home with an egg, which she is both attracted to and scared of. She eats the egg, she repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.

Egg is a poetic short film based on a small yet significant moment of director’s own life. It portraits a moment of shame, defeat and yet of victory.

Martina Scarpelli is an Italian filmmaker with a bachelor in Fine Art from Academy of Brera in Milano  and  a  bachelor  in  Animation  from Experimental  Cinematography  Center  in  Turin.  She graduated  in 2015  with  the  film Cosmoetico.

Martina Scarpelli
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Alait Biet

Grands Canons

France 2018, 10’45”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

A brush makes watercolors appear on a white sheet of  paper. An everyday obj ect takes shape, drawn with precision by an artist's hand.  Then two, then three, then f our... Superimposed, condensed, multiplied, thousands of  documentary  
drawings in successive series come to lif e on the screen, composing a veritable visual symphony of  everyday obj ects. The accumulation, both f ascinating and dizzying, takes us on a trip through time.​

Alain Biet

Graduated from  the Orleans Beaux-Arts in 1982.  A protean artist, he explores   sculpture, photography, drawing, video, music,  performance and more.  Lecturer at Orleans Beaux-Arts from 1985 to 1990, he has since been teaching at Blois  Beaux-Arts. He is a member ofvarious collectives, including Oulan Bator in Orleans, works with La Fondation du Doute in Blois. He has taken part in, and organized, many contemporary art exhibitions and events in France, Italy and Belgium.

Alain Biet
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Ines Sedan

Love He Said

France 2018, 5’40”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

1973, San Francisco. Charles Bukowski, underground poet and punk ahead of his time, reads his poem LOVE in front of a wild audience who came to listen to the trash poet’s provocations. But that day, instead of the punk, they found a broken man hungry for love.

Ines Sedan

Born in Argentina in 1976, Ines Sedan is a painter, animator and clarinet player. Her first short film “The Man who Slept” (2009) won more than 26 awards in international festivals, among which the SBS Special Award at Cannes Festival in 2010. Her two next films, “Me” (2012) and “El Canto” (2013), have also been selected in many festivals worldwide.

Ines Sedan
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Muhammad Syahalam

Marzuki

Indonesia 2018, 06’52”

DOCUMENTARY / school

Marzuki is a film about a former soccer athlete who spent the rest of his life as an honorary teacher to support himself and his family. Waiting for the government's promise that never came, made him continue to hope without certainty. He had taken various ways, but there were still not a few hopes seen until the end of his life.

Muhammad Alfath Syahalam was born in Jakarta, on October 16, 1996. His interest in animation started in 2011 when he entered a vocational school, majoring Animation in the Bintaro area. However his journey didn’t stop there. In 2014, he continued his undergraduate education program at one of the multimedia campuses in the Gading Serpong area. Marzuki (2018) is his last work that he made together with his team for their final thesis.

Muhammad Syahalam
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Anna Samo & Andre Hörmann

OBON

Germany 2018, 15’

DOCUMENTARY / professional

Akiko Takakura, one of the last remaining survivors of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, tells her life story. She describes how, amidst the terror and nightmares, she found a moment of rare closeness with her father.

Anna Samo

Born 1980 in Moscow, Russia. She studied art-direction of animated films at VGIK, Moscow and animation at HFF “Konrad Wolf”, Potsdam, Germany. She works as a freelance animator in Berlin and New York. Samo's films were shown at acclaimed film festivals around the world such as Berlinale, Annecy, Stuttgart, Hiroshima, Encounters FF, Cork FF, Aspen Shortsfest etc.

Andre Hörmann

Andre Hörmann was born 1975. He studied political science at Humboldt University, Berlin, directing at Filmuniversity, Babelsberg and graduated of Professionals Program in Screenwriting at UCLA. His documentaries have been shown and awarded at many prestigious international festivals. He works as a director, producer and writer in LA and Berlin.

Anna Samo & Andre Hörmann

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Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson

The Children of Concrete

France 2017, 06’42”

DOCUMENTARY / school

Am I French or Chinese ? I wander in my identity questions. I face words from media people with words from thoses children of the « second generation », trying to see more clearly. I recall France, my France.

 

It’s a documentary about a simple question : what is to be French today ? This question intrigued the director since he was a teenager when a huge debate about national identity was launched by the previous French Republican president Nicolas Sarkozy.

He decided to make an animated movie because there is too much conoted picture about the suburbs so he could not appropriate the space of the reality to talk about this subject. He tried to share flowing memory and concept about how it is to live as an immigrant’s child.

Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson

Born in suburbs of Paris. After a bachelor in litterature, he decided to begin a course in fine art at the European School of Visual Arts of Poitiers.

He began in this school some experimental movie and a animated documentary about national identity for his diploma. Then, he went at the animation school : EMCA (Angoulême).

He is now begin a feature experimental movie.

Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson
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Ani Antonova

The Outlander

Austria, Portugal, Bulgaria 2018, 5’16”

DOCUMENTARY / school

In 16th Century the elephant Süleyman makes a long journey from Ceylon to Portugal, then walks
the whole way from Lisbon to Vienna trough the Alps for five months. To be a living royal gift is
not an easy job, where even the death is not a peaceful end.

Ani Antonova

Ani Antonova (b. 1986) is a multimedia artist living in Vienna, Austria. She finished her studies in Multimedia at “die Graphische” (2012) and Portuguese philology at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (2010) and worked as a graphic designer, animator and photographer at DSCHUNGEL WIEN Theater for young audiences (MQ, Vienna).
"The Outlander" is her first animation film and it was made in Portugal and Austria
in cooperation with the historian Dr. Annemarie Jordan Gschwend.

Ani Antonova
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contact:
Cristina Marx, Festivals & Distribution
c.marx@filmuniversitaet.de
Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

https://www.filmuniversitaet.de/

Esther Niemeier

Tracing Addai

Germany 2018, 29’54”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

 

I didn’t leave to get away  from you, remember that“.  Six weeks after his sudden  disappearance, Addai  
sends an email to his mother. She replies: “I need you here, or at least in a  safe place”. Her son had  
emigrated to Syria.
Addai was like a little brother to me. I'd often spent time with him - our families lived close by. His mother still lives there   today. I see her angry,   sad, and full of self-doubt. Without any success she   searches for answers, until she gets a letter from a lawyer. His client Ilias is in prison. The verdict: supporting a terrorist
organisation in a foreign country. Ilias wants to meet Addai’s mother and writes to her: “One thing you have to believe me, we left with good intentions”.

Based on archive material, the animated documentary 'TRACING ADDAI' tells the story of a young man in
his early twenties who leaves his life in Germany behind with the intention to help people. In 2013, Addai
joins a Salafist group in Syria. A few years later Addai’s mother meets Ili as, a returnee from Syria. Through their conversations, the film composes a clearer picture of Addai’s story.

Esther Niemeier

Esther Niemeier is a director and producer     working in both the UK and Germany. Her   first  short
documentary ‘Walz’ screened in the official selection at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and was picked up for broadcast by Canal+,  Future Shorts and Okto TV   throughout Europe. Esther is currently working on ‘Bad Girl & Champion’, her first feature length documentary as a director - following a period researching new  feminist approaches in  indigenous Bolivian  culture for her master’s thesis for which she was awarded a University of London scholarship. The project is part of a series in its development stages. In
addition
to her directorial work, Esther has extensive   experience in production   and is also working as a
producer on the feature length nature documentary “Natura Urbana – The Brachen of Berlin” funded by the  
European Research Council and the University of  Cambridge. Esther is currently enrolled in the MFA Documentary Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. ‘Tracing Addai’ is her graduation film, funded by Medienboard Berlin - Brandenburg and coproduced by German broadcaster rbb.

Esther Niemeier
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Małgorzata Bosek

Year

Poland 2018, 11’40”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

 

The film YEAR is dedicated to the memory of Marek Serafinski, an animation filmmaker and producer, privately the director's husband. It is a graphic and sound diary created from everyday life paper waste: labels, tickets etc. and cigarette packages of one chain smoker, accumulated by one collector within six years. It shows the degree of addiction, determination and a kind of addiction of the collector as well as a passage of time in that strange symbiosis of their shared life.

Małgorzata Bosek

Born 5th of December 1968.

Graduating secondary Art School of Fine Arts and Academy Of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Painting Department). She took animation course in Studio Miniatur Filmowych and worked there as an animator for many years.

She had nine individual exhibitions in which she has presented her collages, textiles and artistic collections.

She has been working at Serafinski Studio since 2004 and making all her short films there.

In 2009 - founding of ANIMASO Film Studio.

In 2017 - Taking over Serafiński Studio Ltd. as a producer.

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Emma Hjelm

A Cup of Anxietea

Sweden 2018, 7’50”

DOCUMENTARY / school

"A Cup of Anxietea" is a documentary consisting of authentic interviews with six different women talking about anxiety – over a cup of tea. It's animated in stop-motion technique and the graduation film of Emma Hjelm from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic arts, the Narrative Animated Film-program 2017.

Emma Hjelm

Emma Hjelm was born in 1988 Stockholm, Sweden. She has a bachelor of Fine Arts (in Performing Arts and Media with specialisation in Animated Film) from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA) and is currently working as a freelancer in animation and illustration.

Emma Hjelm
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Valentin Riedl

Carlotta's Face

Germany 2018, 5’

DOCUMENTARY / professional

As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around her to have faces. She even doesn’t recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It was art, after all, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.

Valentin Riedl (1977) is a physician and neuroscientist studying the complexity of the human brain. For his endeavor to merge abstract science with the artistic form of film, Valentin won the 2016 Young Talent Award of the Cultural-Sparkassen-Foundation by suggestion of Wim Wenders. He currently works on his first feature-length documentary LOST IN FACE (in production) that will merge the perception of the faceblind artist Carlotta with a neuroscientific perspective. Valentin studied Medicine in Germany, France and Poland. In 2009, he received an M.D. degree from Technische Universität München (TUM), and a PhD in Systemic Neuroscience from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU) in 2012. Valentin’s engagement with film was a detour from the abstract world of scientific data into a sphere where anything is possible. He started with still photography and switched towards moving images in recent years. Today, he aims at merging both fields, science and art, into unique ways of storytelling.

Valentin Riedl
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Ines Christine and Kirsten Carina Geißer

Durrenwaid 8

Germany 2018, 7’

DOCUMENTARY / professional

„Dürrenwaid 8“ was the address of our grandparents, our mother, our ant and our
older sister; now it is the current home of Kirsten Carina. The house is located in a small town in Germany. The town is situated in a valley; surrounded by dark forests and a small stream is running through the property. Family history, childhood
memories, stories and observations are coming together in an experimental
Heimatfilm.
The documentary material as well as the drawn animations are modified by
reprinting them with a risograph.

Ines Christine Geißer and Kirsten Carina Geißer are sisters, born and raised in the franconian forest and working together since 2009.

Ines Christine Geißer was born 1982 in Naila, Germany. She studied comic and
animation at the School of Art and Design Kassel and graduated in animation in
2013. She then became a master student of Prof. Martina Bramkamp and lives and
works in Kassel, Germany.

Kirsten Carina Geißer was born 1986 in Naila, Germany. She studied fine arts  at the
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle/Saale and graduated in
2015 recieving a fine arts diploma. She lives and works in Dürrenwaid, Germany.

Ines Christine & Kirsten Carina Geißer
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Luise Fiedler

Everywhere

Germany 2017, 6’49”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

Based on real images of violence found in the internet and on the news, this movie becomes a soft spectacle of blood and bone: the pizza dough of the frail and toothless human sensibility.

Luise Fiedler

Born in 1985 in Dresden, Germany, she studied Illustration and fine Arts in Hamburg. In the last years she has produced several award winning animation movies and was involved in international movie and theater productions. She currently works and lives with her family in Dresden. 

Luise Fiedler
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Ana Pérez López

Las del Diente

Spain/USA 2018, 05’28”

DOCUMENTARY / school

Girls are weird. Babies are weird. Bodies are extra weird. “Las del diente” is a film about now, a time when women are tired to choose between having kids and their careers. Days in which anomalies in the reproductive system are celebrated instead of stigmatized.

Three women discuss the social pressure of having kids while celebrating the uniqueness of their bodies.

Ana Pérez López

Born in 1990. She is a Spanish animator and journalist based in Los Angeles, Kalifornia. The recent MFA in the Experimental Animation (Calarts) challenges the limits of non fiction storytelling by mingling documentary with hand drawn 
animation and motion based work. Her first film has been featured in Motionographer and screened at festivals such as  Dok  Leipzig,  MIAF, 3D Wire and ANIMASIVO.

Ana Pérez López
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Kristian Pedersen

Little Boy

Norway 2018, 5’

DOCUMENTARY / professional

On August 6, 1945, there were two suns over Hiroshima. One was the dawn of a new day. The second was the nuclear bomb code-named "Little Boy".  

Kristian Pedersen

Filmmaker and designer Kristian Pedersen graduated with an MA in Visual Communication from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Working as a freelance animator and designer in Oslo, he has produced animated poetry films in collaboration with the small press Gasspedal, publishing house Gyldendal, and the National Library. Kristian has developed a distinct visual signature and narrative style, and his films have been featured at festivals for film, animation, literature and poetry film. He was awarded Goethe Institute's Film Prize at Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, 2014.

Kristian Pedersen
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Milos Tomić

Musical Traumas

Serbia 2018, 10’26”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

"Musical Traumas" came to fruition as the result of the director's obsession with music schools. It is a rhythmic compilation of traumatic, but amusing confessions of former students, as well as an attempt to visualise music with scrumptious, hand-drawn animation. The experiences may be documentary, but the image comes straight from the world of musical impressions.

Milos Tomić (1976, Belgrade), graduated in Film Directing from the Academy of Arts in Belgrade in 2001. He holds an MA in Animation from FAMU (Prague), class of Petar Skala, where he also received a PhD with a thesis on discarded objects as material for film and photography. Since 2009, he has been living in Belgrade, where he teaches short video forms at the Singidunum University. In 2013, he represented Serbia at the Venice Biennale. He has filmed over 40 short fiction, documentary, experimental and animated films, which screened at numerous festivals, winning many awards.

Milos Tomić
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Yung Shiuan

Stories About Him

Taiwan 2017, 12’46”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

One day I asked my aunts and uncles about my grandpa. The stories they told me are too difficult to imagine. Are those all real? Who is he? 

 

The intimacy and the distance appear at the same time when I think about my grandpa. And it is also how I feel about the history of Taiwan. Making this film is like playing a puzzle, I collected those memories from my aunts and uncles, and rebuilt them through this film to try to know who my grandpa is, and also who I am.

Yung Shiuan

Yung Shiuan Yang was born in Kaohsiung and obtained an MFA in Animation from the Tainan National University of the Arts in 2015. Her interests in local culture, history and memories serve as the inspiration for her animation.

Yung Shiuan
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Randall Christopher

The Driver Is Red

USA 2017, 14’37”

DOCUMENTARY / professional

 

Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

Randall Christopher

Randall Christopher is an award-winning filmmaker and artist best known for his cartoon project Kleeman and Mike and the experimental YouTube animation series "Skate Sketch.”  His newest film, The Driver Is Red, screened at DOC NYC in November 2017 and was hailed as “an artistic triumph” by The Independent.  In addition to his animated film projects, Christopher has been a college professor of art in his hometown of San Diego since 2005. 

Randall Christopher
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Emily Downe

The Redness of Red

UK 2018, 3’19”

DOCUMENTARY / school  

A short animated documentary about what it means to be conscious in a world that is becoming increasingly artificially intelligent, using hand drawn techniques to explore the human tendency to anthropomorphise simple drawings, and how we might do the same to machines.

Emily Downe

Emily Downe is an independent documentary filmmaker based in London. Her short films explore research-based topics in science, philosophy and the human story expressed through 2D, hand drawn animation. As a director she has screened in competition at multiple international film and animation festivals.  Alongside working independently, Emily Downe also works commercially as a freelance animator and illustrator and she is currently undertaking a masters degree in animation at the Royal College of Art, where she is specialising in documentary and working on her graduation film.

Emily Downe
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Samuel Patthey

Travelogue Tel Aviv

Switzerland 2017, 6’ DOCUMENTARY / school

 

A young art student from Switzerland arrives for six months in Tel Aviv.

Through drawing he will learn to analyse, understand and free himself to this contrasted environnement.

Samuel Patthey

Born in Berlin in 1993 as the son of an architect and a painter, I spent a lively childhood immersed in art, culture and creativity. Accordingly, I started to study 2D Animation at the HSLU Design und Kunst Lucerne in Switzerland.  

Samuel Patthey
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