Documentary Competitive Program 2020

The competitive non-fiction program of the 6th Short Movie Club Film Festival.



A Cat Is Always Female

Martina Mestrovic, Tanja Vujasinovic (Croatia, 16 min)

Documentary film for festival

Through a feminist lens, the filmmakers pay homage to their professor Marija Ujevic Galetovic – one of Croatia’s most important sculptors. Marija’s life story and views are told through a combination of video footage and animation of her feminine sculptures.

Seasonal Guests

Dorothea Carl (Germany, 14 min)

Documentary film

The millennia-old landscape of the Wadden Sea on the North Sea coast has been protected as a natural heritage site for decades and is now facing destruction more than ever. The essayistic short film examines how this uncertain transition in the Hamburg mudflats cannot be seen but can be imagined with images from an intermediate world in overlapping rhythms, flowing absences and presences, tides, seasons, migratory birds, locals, and tourists.


Pierre Villemin (France-Japan, 25 min)

Documentary film Faces

A form of sound and visual narrative, punctuated only by three texts by Marker.
The film takes the spectator into an ecstatic state, evoking the possibility of a dream world, filmed by an insistent camera, which details the faces and attitudes of city dwellers.

Land of districts

Gruetzner Andreas (Germany, 5 min)

An experimental montage of footage from 1973, shot in an Institution in Hamburg/Germany, where back then people lived, who were judged to be mentally sick. Sound loops and pictures create certain attention for the viewer.

The Angel of History

Eric Esser (Germany-France-Spain, 11 min)

Short film documentary

A border in Europe. A painting by Paul Klee. A poem by Walter Benjamin. A film about yesterday and today, and how difficult it is to recognize one behind the other.