15. – 20. OKTOBER 2024


Shortdocs one #22

13.Oktober 20.00 Uhr | Puschkino

International Competition Short Documentary

Online: available from 12 to 22 October

Film overview

The train driver

Director: Christian Wittmoser, Zuniel Kim

Animadoc | Germany | 2021 | 05:45 min


In the five-minute animated documentary "The Train Driver", an anonymous train driver tells of his experiences with suicide on the rails. Six times he experienced people taking their own lives before his eyes. He tries to distract himself by going surf fishing - but can something like that pass a person by without a trace?


Director: Katharina Pichler

Documentary | Austria | 2021 | 09:34 min


What would happen if natural and man-made sounds became indistinguishable at some point? Today birds imitate telephones and people put little chirping boxes in their homes. Katharina Pichler soberly collects such observations as nature and civilisation come together audiovisually and eventually merge into an ominous alliance.

You cant Automate me

Director: Katarina Jazbec

Documentary | Netherlands| 2021 | 20:00 min


Before container ships leave the port, lashers secure the containers with heavy metal bars. They are the last dockworkers to perform this dangerous work, surrounded by self-propelled vehicles and remote-controlled cranes. Each body tells its own story: from mourning the death of a colleague at work to carrying on. Stowaways appear as visions of a more natural world.


Director: Dejan Petrović

Documentary | Serbia | 2021 | 19:21 min


Through the refusal of a lovable dog to submit to the will of its trainer, Adjusting reflects on the relativity of any authority that makes us obedient through reward and punishment.

Up here with the white Gods

Director: Jalal Maghout

Animadoc | Germany| 2020 | 11:44 min


Luciano, a Mozambican contract worker, comes to East Berlin in the 1980s full of expectations. But what he experiences there does not match his hopes: During an attack by neo-Nazis, he remembers the tragic fate of his good friend. Based on true events.

Cherry Bone

Director: Evgenia Gostrer

Animadoc | Germany | 2021 | 17:35 min


She was 15 when she came to Germany with her parents as a Jewish contingent refugee in 1996. It took her a long time to realise that you say "cherry pit" and not "cherry bone". In this autobiographical animated film, the filmmaker reflects on languages, art, family and self-realisation.

A place of constant struggle against entropy

Director: Kevin Koch

Documentary | Germany | 2022 | 08:23 min


Peter and his friends meet every Monday to re-enact well-known film classics with great enthusiasm and attention to detail.