In the Summer of 1987 a young family from Saxony goes on vacation by the Baltic Sea, near the border with West Germany. In the form of a journal, the animated film documents their trip and observes the bizarre - from today's point of view - holiday normality on the GDR borderland. The film received the Filmförderpreis at the International Shortfilm Festival Dresden in 2016.
A Sense of Warmth (DE 2015, director: Sven Johne, 15 min)
We only hear her voice: Mindy tells about her apparent resignation from work and a new beginning on a lonely island. The film catapults us into a seemingly "real" life. Escapism, however, comes with a price...
Sven Johne was born in 1976 in Bergen, started studying German and journalism in 1996, and in 1998 he took up photography studies in Leipzig. In 2005 he received the Marion-Ermer-Preis, was granted the Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff-Stipendium, and in 2016 the Kunstpreis of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Has worked, among other collaborations, in ISCP NY and Villa Massimo.
Bollyworld (DE 2015, director: Monira Kamal, 7 min)
Through kathak, a Hindu dance that requires complete dedication, Radha gains access to the vibrant and fantastical world of Bollywood. Enchanted by the flute-playing Krishna, Radha feels as if in paradise. In this perfect world, is all that glitters in fact gold? In 2016 the film won the Fiver Creation Award at the Fiver International Screendance Movement.
Monira Kamal was born in 1986 in Berlin, 2008-2014 she studied animation at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg, where she got her diploma. Since then she has been working independently with animation, film, and design. In her free time she pursues her passion of dancing the classical Hindu dance of kathak.