Film Archive

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A Letter to My Mother

Amina Maher

DE / IR
2020
Experimental
19’
OmU

In a filmic letter to her mother, Amina Maher examines the psychological consequences of the violence she experienced as a […]

A Little Christmas Story

Åsa Sjöström, Mari Marten-Bias Wahlgren

SE / FI
1999
Feature Film
56’
DF

A little teddy bear’s wondrous journey through snowy Sweden. A Christmas tale for young film fans. It’s the pre-Christmas season […]

A Quiet Resistance

Therese Koppe

DE
2019
Documentary
74’
OF

»What actually happened to the biographies of the female artists who were educated and trained in the GDR and worked […]

AÏCHA

Laura Bleck, Faraz Shariat

DE
2020
Documentary
22’
OF

»Why have you changed my name?« – »Because you write it like that in Germany« – »But my name’s written […]

CA
2020
Documentary
19’

Tunis, November 2019. A group of women is gathered at Saïda the hairdresser’s on the eve of the presidential election. […]

an Anna

Denise Riedmayr

DE
2020
Feature Film
21’
OF

Anna whiles away the last few days of summer together with her clique of friends… it’s all about crude language, […]

SE
2002
Experimental
3’
OW

»My work has three main characteristics. One is my interest in the relation between animals and humans. In my Animal […]

Animali

Elisabeth Wilke

DE
2020
Experimental Documentary
15’
OF, dt. eingespr.

It’s summer in Rome. Everyone’s sitting somewhere cool. Only nine-year-old Emma roams around her neighbourhood, which is located right next […]

Arab Blues

Manele Labidi

FR / TN
2019
Feature Film
88’
OmU

A charming, light-hearted comedy set in Tunis at the time of the Arab spring. Selma moved to France with her […]

Aurora

Paz Fábrega

CR / MX
2021
Feature Film
90’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Bandar Band

Manijeh Hekmat

IR / DE
2020
Feature Film
77’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Becoming Animal

Emma Davie, Peter Mettler

CH / UK
2018
Documentary
78’
OmU

PLEASE NOTE: Becoming Animal runs only on June 17 at 8 p.m. at Schauburg Dortmund. You can’t buy tickets for […]

Becoming Black

Ines Johnson-Spain

DE
2019
Documentary
91’

»In a country where any deviation from its norm was considered an existential threat, the birth of a black child […]

DE
1990
Documentary
75’

»…now we’re getting our butts kicked by the West, that’s what it looks like. Kids, some are against it, some […]

Black Bus Stop

Claudrena N. Harold, Kevin Jerome Everson

US
2019
Documentary, Experimental
9’

This film pays tribute to the Black Bus Stop, an informal yet iconic meeting spot for Black students on the […]

Blind Date | MAMA

Catrine Val

LT
2013
Short film
7’

Blind Date | MAMA portrays the intimate relationship between internationally acclaimed dancer Andrius Strakele and his blind mother. We watch […]

blueberries – cerne jagody

Maja Nagel, Julius Günzel

DE
2013
Documentary
15’

»Here we bid farewell and let mourning take place […] If there is an accusation, it will not be voiced.« […]

Bruderland ist abgebrannt

Angelika Nguyen

DE
1991
Documentary
28’

Bruderland ist abgebrannt (Brotherland has burnt down) is dedicated to the fate of Vietnamese contract workers in the GDR whose […]

Buried

Françoise Ellong

CM
2020
Feature Film
88’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Canela

Cecilia del Valle

AR
2020
Documentary
77’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Centauress

Deniz Şimşek

DE
2020
Documentary, Experimental
8’

A defining childhood experience gets the mind going and poses the question: How does memory work? At home, the TV […]

Chicks on Boards

Dörthe Eickelberg

DE / FR
2018
Documentary
80’
OmeU

A colourful cinematic journey with a positive message: Where there’s a will, there’s a wave! In some cultures, surfers are […]

Civil Twilight at the Vernal Equinox

Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby

US
2021
Experimental
14’
OFe

»We are the terraformers of this new landscape: where fuel pours forth from our bodies, where consumption and extraction are […]

US
2003
Documentary
33’

It all started back in the 1980s. Avid DJ Page Hordel assembled a collective of spirited girlfriends, and together they […]

CH
2020
Animation film
5’
OW

High up in the maple tree, the little bird delights in its beautiful blossoms. Intrigued by a mysterious humming sound, […]

DE
2020
Animation film
21’

These are catastrophic times: climate collapse, the waste from today’s civilisation, contaminated fruit, not to mention the social pressures. The […]

Diamond Belly

Anni Puolakka

FI / NL
2018
Short film
11’
OmeU

»If I sometimes feel lonely, I think about all the microbes who live inside me and across my skin and […]

BE
2016
Documentary
81’
OmU

Donna Haraway is a biologist, scientific historian and an accomplished storyteller. She has inspired people all over the world with […]

Dunkeldeutschland

Juliane Jaschnow, Stefanie Schroeder

DE
2015
Experimental
13’
OF

Dun·kel·deutsch·land [1] umgangssprachlich: aus Sicht eines Bürgers der alten BRD eine abwertende Bezeichnung für die neuen Bundesländer – ehemalige DDR;  […]

CA
2018
Experimental Documentary
15’
OFe

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is sacred land to the indigenous First Nations community of Canada; it is also an […]

Far From You I Grew

Marie Dumora

FR
2020
Documentary
102’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Far From You I Grew

Marie Dumora

FR
2020
Documentary
102’
OmU

»He was happy on his isle of Ithaca. His sandals knew every path. He could walk with his eyes closed. […]

Feeding the Birdies

Dagie Brundert

DE
2020
Short film
2’
OF

We don’t see much in this ambitious Super 8 wildlife documentary. The film-maker lies in wait: »A cold and stormy […]

Finding Sally

Tamara Dawit

CA
2020
Documentary
98’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Forgotten Roads

Nicol Ruiz Benavides

CL
2020
Feature Film
72’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Genderation

Monika Treut

DE
2021
Documentary
88’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Genderless Jellyfish

Coral Short

CA
2013
Experimental
3’

Coral Short’s Genderless Jellyfish, shot in an aquarium in Vancouver, might seem a misfit for our film programme. It’s based […]

Gendernauts

Monika Treut

DE
1999
Documentary
86’
OmU

PLEASE NOTE: Gendernauts runs only on June 19 at 6 p.m. at Schauburg Dortmund. You can’t buy tickets online for […]

Glory to the Queen

Tatia Skhirtladze

AT / GE
2020
Documentary
82’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Gölge

Sema Poyraz, Sophokles Adamidis

DE
1980
Feature Film
89’
OF

Gölge by Sema Poyraz is one of the first feature films of what would later be called German-Turkish cinema. The […]

Herzsprung

Helke Misselwitz

DE
1992
Feature Film
87’

Ein von Massenentlassungen erschüttertes Dorf in der Nachwendezeit. Alles ist in Auflösung. Johanna (Claudia Geisler) betrachtet ungläubig das Geschehen um […]

Human Radio

Miranda Pennell

GB
2002
Short film
9’

Human Radio by Miranda Pennell, from 2002, could just as easily have been shot in 2020. The short film is […]

I Like Tomorrow

Nancy Andrews, Jennifer Reeder

US
2021
Short film
11’
OF

I Like Tomorrow is a sci-fi comedy musical that combines live action and animation. This short hybrid film is set […]

DE
2020
Documentary
7’
DF

Gui lives on the Algarve coast of Portugal, where the sea, surf and sandy beaches are the best playground ever. […]

DE / IR
2019
Experimental Documentary
75’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Invisibles

Louis-Julien Petit

FR
2019
Feature Film
102’
OmU

A self-deprecating sense of humour and an aversion to any form of self-pity characterise these women who manage to keep […]

Jackson/Marker 4am

Ruth Beckermann

AT
2012
Short film
3’

Early hours of the morning in Jackson in the US state of Mississippi. Someone with a dress pulled on over […]

Jaime’s House

Marie Gavois, Michel Klöfkorn

DE
2021
Installation
5’
OW

A flock of sheep filmed from the air trying to find their way in a strange setting. Are we already […]

Kimya

Amira Duynhouwer

NL
2019
Feature Film
9’
DF

Kimya (Swahili for »silence«) is a story about the first moment of silence in the life of Josephine. Josie is […]

Kind als Pinsel (Kooperatorka)

else Gabriel, Ulf Wrede

DE
2007
Short film
6’

The artist’s memories of her childhood in the GDR. Astonishing as it may seem, the title Kind als Pinsel (child […]

Landscapes of Resistance

Marta Popivoda

FR / DE
2021
Documentary
95’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Lange Weile

Tina Bara

DE
2016
Photographic Film
62’
OF

»I am only interested in the form once everything else is in place. The contradictory. Suspense. Tension. The beauty in […]

Lea

Nina Yuen

US
2014
Experimental
6’
OFe

»Now, they are coming together.« (Nina Yuen) Off-screen we hear antlers crashing against each other: two deer are fighting. On-screen […]

Leaf

Aliona Sasková

BY / CZ
2020
Animation film
6’
OW

The giant sailor prepares for his next voyage, shovelling more coal into the boiler, and scrubbing the deck. As he […]

FR / PL / DE
2019
Documentary
62’
OmeU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Meine Liebe

Clara Jost

PT
2020
Documentary
6’
OmeU

»Meine Liebe came about on the spur of a moment when I […] had to pick the only tomato fruit […]

Mustang

Deniz Gamze Ergüven

TR / FR / DE
2015
Feature Film
97’
OmU

Set against the backdrop of Turkey’s stunning Black Sea coastline, the director highlights the cruelty of social norms and portrays […]

my castle your castle

Kerstin Honeit

DE
2017
Experimental Documentary
15’

»I saw my castles fall today And crumble into dust beneath my feet.« –Ray Price, I Saw My Castles Fall […]

My Name is Baghdad

Caru Alves de Souza

BR
2020
Feature Film
96’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Nothing but the Sun

Arami Ullón

PY / CH
2020
Documentary
75’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

One in a Thousand

Clarisa Navas

AR / DE
2020
Feature Film
120’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Out of Place

Friederike Güssefeld

DE
2019
Documentary
87’

Weed, alcohol, speed, coke: this is how street-wise yet naïve teenager Kevin sums up his life in Germany. Classed as […]

PAC 9000

Minu Park

DE
2020
Short film
7’
OF

»Are we smart consumers or just slaves to technology? […] This film is about a woman living in a world […]

Petite Maman

Céline Sciamma

FR
2021
Feature Film
72’

PLEASE NOTE: Petite Maman runs only on June 18 at 8 p.m. at Schauburg Dortmund. You can’t buy tickets online. […]

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Jasmila Žbanić

BA / AT / RO / DE / NL / PL / FR / NO
2020
Feature Film
104’
OmU

Bosnia, July 1995. Teacher Aida works as an interpreter for the UN at the Srebrenica camp. When the Serbian army […]

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Jasmila Žbanić

BA / AT / RO / DE / NL / PL / FR / NO
2020
Feature Film
104’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Redbird and Other Birds

Julieta Maria

CA
2019
Documentary
13’
OFe

The location for this essayistic film is the area around a small suburban airport. Since the control tower is now […]

Rejoice Resist

Elisha Smith-Leverock

UK / US
2021
Short film
5’
OF

Rejoice Resist is a film that celebrates and shows Black joy and Black pleasure as the ultimate form of resistance. […]

Seepferdchen

Nele Dehnenkamp

DE
2020
Documentary
16’
OF

A seahorse swims upright in the water and can’t sink. Part of the human brain is named after it, the […]

Self Surgery

Hikari Wajima

JP
2020
Experimental, Performance
5’

How do we accept our own bodies, our hair and skin colour, figure, muscle form and fat, things we can’t […]

Sorge 87

Thanh Nguyen Phuong

DE
2017
Animation film
10’

»In principle there was 5 sqm for each person plus kitchen and toilet.« In the impressively named district of »Sorge« […]

EG / TN / DE
2021
Feature Film
96’
OmeU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Spontaneous

Lori Felker

US
2020
Documentary
14’

»I had a miscarriage while attending a film festival in 2016. This is a story about bad timing, ignorance, public […]

Suspended Time, on Caring

Maternal Fantasies

DE
2020
Experimental
12’
OF

»The film proposes new vocabularies and visual performative translations of the maternal experience with the goal of integrating intergenerational knowledge, […]

Swinguerra

Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca

BR
2019
Experimental
23’
OmeU

Swinguerra is all about self-empowerment. The film’s immensely strong and positive portrayal of BIPOC and the queer community, especially trans […]

Tarpaulins

Lisa Truttmann

AT / US
2017
Documentary
78’
OmU

Termites offer Lisa Truttmann an unusual way of approaching the city of Los Angeles. The visual framework for this film […]

The Big Rot

Susann Maria Hempel

DE
2013
Experimental Documentary
9’

The film-maker’s cinematic obituary in memory of the old municipal theatre in her hometown of Greiz. The film material, slides […]

The Flies (The Birds II)

Susann Maria Hempel

DE
2010
Experimental
8’
OW

Susann Maria Hempel visits the ruins of her former home in Greiz and explores the beauty of decay. Her film […]

The Infernal Grove

Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby

US
2020
Experimental
7’
OFe

We watch plants blooming, withering and disintegrating in time-lapse mode – a disturbingly beautiful staging of the process of decay. […]

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Kaouther Ben Hania

TN / FR / BE / SE / DE
2020
Feature Film
104’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

The Name Of The Son

Martina Matzkin

AR
2020
Feature Film
13’
OmeU

Thirteen-year-old trans boy Lucho knows exactly who he is. When he spends a few days at the beach with his […]

The Name of the Son

Martina Matzkin

AR
2020
Feature Film
13’
OmeU

Thirteen-year-old trans boy Lucho knows exactly who he is. When he spends a few days at the beach with his […]

The Orphanage

Shahrbanoo Sadat

DK / DE / FR / LU / AF / QA
2019
Feature Film
90’
OmeU

15-year-old Quodrat lives in the streets of Kabul, without family or a roof over his head. He usually spends his […]

The Perfect Candidate

Haifaa Al Mansour

SA / DE
2019
Feature Film
101’
OmU

Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda) portrays a young woman in Saudi Arabia who struggles to achieve her goals with courage and […]

The Wall Fell on Our Heads

Diane Izabiliza

DE
2018
Documentary
35’

Die Perspektive von Frauen of Color auf die Wende: Lucía Muriel, Nivedita Prasad, Katja Kinder, Peggy Piesche und Nasrin Bassiri […]

Their Algeria

Lina Soualem

FR / DZ / CH / QA
2020
Documentary
72’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Threshold

Coraci Ruiz

BR
2020
Documentary
77’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Trans – I Got Life

Imogen Kimmel, Doris Metz

DE
2021
Documentary
95’
OF

Trans – I Got Life takes a close look at the wide spectrum of trans-identity through the lense of seven […]

Unapologetic

Ashley O`Shay

US
2020
Documentary
86’
OmU

Janaé and Bella are the two protagonists of the film. They want to investigate the shootings of Rekia Boyd and […]

Unapologetic

Ashley O`Shay

US
2020
Documentary
86’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Untitled Sequence of Gaps

Vika Kirchenbauer

DE
2020
Experimental
13’
OmU

In this essay film composed of short vignettes of varying technique and materiality, the non-visible spectrum of light – what […]

Victoria

Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere

BE
2020
Documentary
71’
OmU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Wash Day

Kourtney Jackson

CA
2020
Documentary
10’
OmeU

An intimate exploration into how private, domestic acts, such as washing your hair or putting on makeup, become a significant […]

US
2019
Experimental
7’
OW

»›Can it be true,‹ said the first leaf, ›can it really be true, that others come to take our places […]

DE / PT
2020
Experimental
19’
OmU

This is a film about retrospection. Rita Macedo looks at whether film can change perspectives, and links a personal narrative […]

What a Wonderful World

Anja Plaschg, Timo Schierhorn

DE
2018
Music video
2’
OF

»I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom, for me and you And I think to […]

Where Shapes Come From

Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman, Joe Gerhardt)

GB
2016
Experimental
10’
OFe

In the laboratory of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. mineralogist Jeffrey Post explains how the smallest […]

US
2018
Video-Serie
5’
OW

Shana Moulton’s alter ego Cynthia has been searching for the meaning of life and fulfilment in her video series Whispering […]

Wolves from Above

Demelza Kooij

CA / NO
2018
Short film
6’
OW

A pack of wolves filmed from above in a single shot. The wolves go about their business, calmly and intently. […]

WTC A Love Story

Lietje Bauwens, Wouter De Raeve

NL / BE
2020
Documentary
61’
OmeU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]

Yours Truly

Maddi Barber, Christopher Murray, Charlotte Hoskins

GB / US / ES / CL
2018
Short film
15’
OFe

Yours Truly follows the trail and stories of preserved animal bodies collected by Manchester Museum. Historic correspondence between museum directors, […]

Zustand und Gelände

Ute Adamczewski

DE
2019
Documentary
119’
dt. OmeU

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie. You […]