Twelve-year-old Frida is almost blind. She can only make out contours, shadows and colours, but in her dreams all the images clear up – so she can 'see' what is hidden for others.
Samuel N. Schwarz was born in 1996 in Berlin. After graduating in Art History and Theatre Studies from the Freie Universität in Berlin, he directed some short films. Since 2018, he has been studying feature and documentary film directing at the KONRAD WOLF Film University in Babelsberg. His debut documentary short Dear Darkness was invited to DOK Leipzig and IDFA in 2019. Samuel lives and works in Berlin as a director and author.
Karla is 6 years old and has a big brother named Nordahl. Why does she consider him as both her big and little brother? We get an insight into Karla’s world and how she deals with having an elder brother with learning difficulties.The director followed her own children through a winter showing their everyday life, including both demanding situations and heartfelt love.
Recommended age 9+
Elisabeth Aspelin has primarily worked as an editor of television series and short documentaries. Karla & Nordahl is her debut as a director.
When 12-year-old Reshat looks around him, he sees the oil fields of Azerbaijan. When he looks up dreamily, he sees pigeons flying to heaven. He misses his father, who died a year ago, and who also loved these birds. Reshat cautiously approaches the best pigeon keeper in the village. Will he teach him to train pigeons? His father taught him that he should be kind to birds, because souls fly to heaven on their wings. While Reshat is learning all about pigeons, he discovers what he really wants.
Recommended age 9+
Simon Lereng Wilmont graduated as a Documentary Film Director from the National Danish Film School in 2009. He has won numerous prizes, such as the First Appearance Award at IDFA for his feature documentary The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017). This film also participated in the 2018 Docudays UA DOCU/WORLD competition and was awarded the Students' Jury Prize for Best Film.