FAFF 2023 Berlin Programme in partnership with Festival of Animation Berlin
City Kino Wedding
30 September 2023, 19:00

The programme consists of curated screenings and a series of interviews with animation directors.
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Mariupol. A Hundred Nights
Director: Sofiia Melnyk
Duration: 07:26
«Mariupol. A Hundred Nights» tells us a story of a little girl, who wakes up on February 24th because of the air alert and tries to find someone living in the burning city. The main character is based on the story of Alice, a 4 year girl, who stayed in the blocked Mariupol during the whole time, she was also at Azovstal during the last month of defense. When russians allowed the evacuation of civilians from Asovstal, Alice was separated from her mother. A poem used in the film is «The wheels, the wheels, they hit the road» («Кolesa hlukho stukotiat») by Vasyl Stus who was a Ukrainian poet and an active member of the dissident movement in the 60’s and 70’s. Stus was repressed and died in GULAG. The film was initiated by Gogolfest, a Ukrainian festival of contemporary art, which last 5 years was involved deeply in cultural life of the city, and was created in the frame of the collaboration project “Belief Matters” between German & Ukrainian artists.

The Waiting
Director: Voker Schlecht
Duration: 15:35
Karen Lips is researcher and lives for several years in a tiny little shack in Costa Rica to observe frogs. When she leaves the cloud forest for a short time and returns, the frogs are gone. All of them. Karen sets out to find them – and encounters a horrible truth.

Slower Animals
Director: John Christopher Kelley
Duration: 7:00
While aimlessly following a winter goose migration across the American south, a professor slips in and out of childhood memories that all surround a forgotten trauma. This short animated film explores the ways we are shaped; both by what we remember and what we forget
Mixtape for a Drowned Rabbit.

The End of the World
Director: Ali Aschman
Duration: 3:00
How do we relate to the concept of climate catastrophe on a personal level? The filmmaker draws a parallel between various threats of climate change and her own visceral and emotional experience of grieving after an immense and sudden loss, questioning her capacity to care about humanity yet nonetheless showing a glimmer of hope for the future.

Discussions animées entre entendeurs de voix
Director: Tristan Thil
Duration: 12:12

It was Coming Towards!
Director: Lívia Janoch
Duration: 08:36
The short based on several interviews, recorded in Budapest. The characters are the representations
of the lower social classes. The film trying to show the truth of these people, the people who missed
the blessings of globalization, and left out in suburbia.

Everything Must Go
Director: Alisha Liu
Duration: 3:58
People talk about yard sales, objects, and memories.

Learning Disabilities in Primary Care
Director: Ivyy Chen
Duration: 6:08
People with learning disabilities often experience worse physical and mental health. They are three times more likely to die from avoidable causes.
Great access to Primary Care and Annual Health Checks are proven to help their situation and reduce health inequalities.
Sadly, barriers are still far too common.

Directors: Alec Green, Finbar Watson
Duration: 7:35
For almost half a century, Don Ritchie would approach people contemplating suicide at the edge of a cliff, just 100 feet from his home, his palms facing up.

Voiced by Hugo Weaving, Teacups explores Don’s surreal interactions with years of suicidal individuals and his journey to reconcile the suicide of his best friend.
The film asks, can a simple act of kindness save a life?