DOK.deutsch Competition

At this film screening, directors Marcelo Busse and Julia Suermondt will be our guests for a subsequent Q&A. 


Deutschland 2024 – Director: Marcelo Busse, Julia Suermondt – German original version with Engl. subtitles – subsequent Q&A with the directors – Length: 86 min.

  • Sa., 11.05.24
    Neues Maxim

“Deppendorf will never be the same again.” Two Swiss concept artists are planning an unusual project with Dr. Hans-Dietrich Reckhaus, the director of a Bielefeld insect control company: “Save the Flies.” The first prize in the competition is a massage and multi-course meal at a 5-star hotel for the winning fly. A simple publicity stunt? Instrumentalization? Or the rousing power of art? Entertaining and thought-provoking cinema. Anja Klauck



Julia Suermondt has been working as a filmmaker, editor and media artist since 2010. 

Marcelo Busse has been working as a producer for feature documentaries since 2001 and as a director together with Julia Suermondt since 2022.

Filmography (selection)

Julia Suermondt
ISI, DE 2011, 27 min.

Marcelo Busse (als Produzent)
KOKOLAMPY, DE 2014–2016, 83 min.
BAD BOY KUMMER, CH/DE 2010, 92 min.
THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN, CA 2019, 101 min. (Opening film of DOK.fest München 2019)


Nominated for the DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb

Intense stories and the unusual on one's own doorstep: the competition presents films that deal with people and topics in German-speaking countries. The VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Competition is endowed with 7,500 euros. The prize sponsor is Sky.


No FSK youth rating

English/Original Title: THE ENTREPRENEUR THE VILLAGE AND THE ARTISTS. Writer: Ein Film von Marcelo Busse und Julia Suermondt, basierend auf der Aktion „Fliegen retten in Deppendorf“ von Frank und Patrik Riklin. Camera: Jelena Gernert, Patrik Riklin. Sound: Jelena Gernert, Patrik Riklin, Dave Anderson, Kai Blankenberg. Editing: Julia Suermondt. Music: -. Production: Marcelo Busse Filmproduktion. Producer: Marcelo Busse. International Sales: derzeit noch keiner Distribution: derzeit noch keiner

  • Sa., 11.05.24
    Neues Maxim