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Short Stories

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Directed by Zamarin Wahdat

When 8-year-old Kati from Afghanistan stows away in her father’s delivery van, Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as…

Conversations with a Whale

Directed by Anna Samo

In this love letter to artists, their art and its audience, one filmmaker is confronted with rejection after rejection until at last, a beautiful fig tree bears sweet fruits.

Interstate 8

Directed by Anne Thieme

In the southern United States, two young women meet by chance in the back of a police car and, without saying a word, experience the injustice hovering above them.

Learn to Swim

Directed by Gaya Von Schwarze

On an ordinary Sunday morning, Karin breaks out of her conventions and impulsively leaves home on her daughter’s racing bicycle. She wants to look for her son, who left the sheltered family home a while ago. Karin’s way leads her to a farm where her son has settled down with other social dropouts.


Directed by Jannis Alexander Kiefer

3 minutes before the online meeting: The welcoming joke is well though out, the bottle is neatly tucked into the underwear, and the internet connection is premium – what could possibly go wrong?

The One Who Crossed the Sea

Directed by Jonas Riemer

An animated documentary that tells the story of a GDR refugee who joins the New Right. In a folding boat, he flees via Denmark to Western Germany, where the story tips into the dark. His newly acquired freedom turns into disorientation. Only in a burgeoning nationalist movement does he find a new home.