Germany, Ukraine 2021 – Director: Philipp Schaeffer – Original language: Czech, English, Russian, Ukrainian – Subtitles: English
A short portrait of a young man, who choses Ukraine as the destination for his year abroad so he can teach juggling to children who have been affected by war. Surrounded by trenches, he confesses that he feels more comfortable here than in Czech Republic because the people are so kind-hearted. With great sensitivity the film shows a search for meaning surrounded by gunfire. Andrea Erja
We present the world premiere of the film.
Writer: Philipp Schaeffer. Camera: Philipp Schaeffer. Sound: Jonathan Rösch. Editing: Samuel Albert. Production: streetsfilm. Producer: Paul Hartmann. Length: 16 min.
No youth rating
After graduating in philosophy from King's College London, Schaeffer worked for two years between Los Angeles, Berlin and the Canadian Arctic. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in documentary directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. His work has been shown at festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca.
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Shortlist Student Award
The Student Award of DOK.fest München presents outstanding documentary films by students of German-speaking film schools. The films are nominated for the Megaherz Student Award, worth 3,000 Euros.
We present this film as part of our short film programme SHORTS 1. The ticket also gives access to the following films:
BLACK HOLE LEGION
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HOAMWEH LUNG (HOMESICK LUNGS)
Germany 2021, Felix Klee, 15 min.
How do you define home? What does loss have to do with pain? In opaque tableaux, Felix Klee searches for fragments of a feeling, for traces of a memory and grasps around to re-experience something that has been lost. In stoic black and white, he layers film with screencaps and 3D modelling. A farewell to transience. Jan Sebening
Germany 2022, Verena Wagner, 42 min.
Imagine the feeling of being deep in the forest – its vastness, the silence, the damp shade and the dangers that exist purely in the imagination. Can this inimitable feeling be recreated on the big screen? Come and be amazed; take the time to experience something that is as intangible as it is recognisable. A cinematographic mediation on the leitmotif: what is the forest? Jan Sebening