SND Films
By Bill Plympton
2017
Animation
6 min.
USA
No dialogue
Produced by Plymptoons

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In the sixth film of Bill Plympton’s “Guard Dog” series, our plucky hero has a new job: sniffing for illegal drugs in our airports.

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SND Films
By André Schäfer
2015
documentary
90 min.
Germany
German
Produced by Florianfilm Gmbh
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The last offspring of a powerful German family: Arndt von Bohlen und Halbach – the last Krupp.

Unwilling to fulfill the expectations of both his family and their company, this homosexual industrialist’s son waived his inheritance of around 3,5 billion D-Mark. With an annual settlement of two million D-Mark Arndt withdrew into another world. He remained a lonely man his whole life. His lifestyle became legendary in the 1960s and 70s, degenerated into a ridiculed outsider. Neither a documentary nor a feature film and set in the late 70s.

Best Documentary Feature Film at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival

2016 Nomination for the European Film Academy Docunentary Competition

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SND Films
By Mascha Halberstad
Website director
2015
animation
7 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Viking Film
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When Tyn waywardly urinates on the pregnancy test of one of his fellow students in the bathroom of the student house where he lives, he turns out to be pregnant. He is shocked, but when he passes a baby shop he is moved by all the lovely and cheerful baby items. He clicks with the female shop assistant, Jip, and from then on everything suddenly goes super-fast.

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SND Films
By Bill Plympton
2015
animation
6 min.
USA
English
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The life and times of a neglected stoplight. Narrated by Paton Oswalt.

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SND Films
By Job, Joris & Marieke
2015
Animation
10 min.
NL
No dialogue
Produced by Job, Joris & Marieke
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FROM THE 2015 ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATED DIRECTORS!

A woman who can’t have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret placeholder-logo@2xfrom her husband. While the woman enjoys life with her imaginary child the gap between her and her husband grows bigger. When the little girl comes to claim back her imaginary friend, it’s the power of imagination that brings everyone together.

SELECTED FOR TIFF 2015

 

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SND Films
By Bill Plympton
2014
animation
4 min.
USA
Produced by Plymptoons
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A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster, only to arrive at a surprising revelation.

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SND Films
By Udo Prinsen
2014
animation
4'50" min.
NL
no dialogue
Produced by Carambolas Films
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A course in Dutch Sign Language runs out of hand. The signs are coming to life and the class end up in chaos. How will the teacher deal with this problem?

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SND Films
By André Schäfer
& Oliver Bätz
2014
LGBTQ - Documentary
52 min.
Germany
English
Produced by Florianfilm Gmbh
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On June 28th 1969 the New York Police Department conducted a raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. To the surprise of the policemen, the partying bar patrons decided to defend themselves and fought back.
Today, this incident is celebrated in a series of colourful and flamboyant parties in cities all over the world. Everywhere, people are remembering the pioneers of the gay and lesbian movement 45 years ago. Five Days in New York takes the viewers back to the origins of the gay pride movement in New York City.

During the 1960s ID controls at known gay and lesbian bars were conducted all the time, and names were often released to shame the patrons. But the 28th of June 1969 changed the social awareness of the public. From that day on, gays were no longer victims and started to fight back. The Stonewall riots lasted for five days and nights. Five days in New York, that changed the life of gays and lesbians across the world.

In Five Days in New York Stonewall veterans, comrades from the earliest days, as well as activists and allies of the LGBT community talk about their personal experiences. They describe the social climate of the late 1960s, both in New York and the rest of the US, and they proudly talk about how far the equal rights movement of the LGBT community has come today. At the same time, Five Days in New York takes a closer look at what goes on behind the scenes of the New York Pride March, which commemorates the Stonewall riots and is one of the cities greatest parties as well as one of the largest political events in New York City.

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SND Films
By Evert de Beijer
1986
Animation
7 min.
NL
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

George and Bella are confronted with graphic symbols and letter-forms that have come to life. These apparitions infiltrate their world, disrupt their relationship and become a strange and threatening obsession for them.

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SND Films
By Børge Ring
1984
Animation
8 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

The story of two sisters who spent their entire lives together looking back at their cherished memories.

1985 OSCAR WINNERside_oscar

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1988
Animation
12 min.
Netherlands / Japan
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

There was a time he outwitted Death and brought light to the Dark Ages. Now, while the old Writer puts down his memories, the shadow of Death is once again cast upon him.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1992
Animation
13 min.
Netherlands / Japan
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

In a small country, surrounded by a dyke, dwell the “Water People”. They live partly submerged i water, for instead of keeping it out, the dyke keeps the water in. The Water People like it that way. Their King, however, hates water and tries to sell out. The character and situations in this animated tale are the products of the filmmaker’s imagination, but any resemblance to legendary characters or events is not entirely coincidental.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1970
6 min.
Netherlands
Dutch
Video
Format: 4:3

John Bailey takes a carefree stroll in the forest. Getting cold he wants to warm up and makes a small fire which sets the forest alight. Animals flee their home in terror. But thanks to his imagination and a little help from his new friend, little John will put the fire down and win back the favours of the forest inhabitants.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1977
Animation
3 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

Somebody preparing to eat an egg for breakfast detects life within the delicate eggshell. He starts teasing it, gets excited and loses control of himself. So does somebody like him.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1985
Animation
3 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

A castaway on a desert island gets lost in his dreams. Confusing fantasy with reality proves fatal. But then are we not confused ourselves?

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1983
Animation
6 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Video
Format: 4:3

“It isn’t easy to find the proper design for a new creation”. With these words, the voice-from-above begins his search, dropping from his palette images which splash into the screen below. They burst into black spots and come to life. Manipulated by their originator they are ushered to their final destination in a neat black and white display. We then discover that they are part of the beautiful pattern of an already familiar creature.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1981
Animation
10 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Peter Brouwer & Sylvia Steinert
Video
Format: 4:3

On the screen, divided into three vertical parts, there are three parallel and mutually intertwining stories happening on land, under water and in the air. The lead characters include a man who is never able to get enough sleep, a ghostly bird and a female passenger of one tub.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1982
Animation
3 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Nico Crama
Video
Format: 4:3

He does an excellent job as he comes to the rescue of the damsel in distress, facing monstrous perils and surmounting them all. Oh what a knight he is… But she, the damsel in distress, will she recognize the real hero?

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1981
Animation
10 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Peter Brouwer & Sylvia Steinert
Video
Format: 4:3

An old woman in her home. She knits, shoos away flies, and now and then has a friend to tea. At certain regular times, a train comes thundering through her flat. A little unusual perhaps, but apparently acceptable. But suddenly this peaceful existence is disrupted by society’s need for more railways.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
1977
Animation
9 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Video
Format: 4:3

“It’s amazing how easily big creatures spoil the lives of the small.” And David is small. He is such a little character that you can’t even see him.

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SND Films
By Paul Driessen
2003
Animation
12 min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by CinéTé Filmproductie BV & NFB
Video
Format: 4:3

2D or not 2D illustrates the human capacity to spin fiction out of fact. What we see is not necessarily what is there.

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SND Films
By Mascha Halberstad
Website director
2014
Animation
3 min.
Netherlands
Dutch / English
Produced by Viking Film
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It’s wartime. The enemy is everywhere. Attacks and explosions destroy everything. Luckily there is one man coming to the rescue! Unfortunately not everyone takes him seriously.
TRAILER is a comedy that flirts with American war film trailers.

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SND Films
By Mascha Halberstad
Website director
2014
Animation
20 min.
Netherlands
Dutch
Produced by Viking Film
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Munya in me is a stop-motion animation about heavy ten-year-old Munya trying to avoid her bullies on her daily trip to the Turkish supermarket, mostly without success. Until one day she realizes that she shouldn’t hide. She should show herself.

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SND Films
By Job, Joris & Marieke
2014
animation
2'15" min.
Netherlands
no dialogue
Produced by Job, Joris & Marieke
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2015 ACADEMY AWARD ® NOMINATED!

When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life.

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SND Films
By Job, Joris & Marieke
2013
animation
4 min.
NL
no dialogue
Produced by Job, Joris & Marieke
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MUTE explores a world populated by people born without a mouth. When a gory accident leads to the discovery they are able to create their own mouth by cutting themselves, this releases an enthusiastic chain reaction among the population…
Voices were done by Fresku and the soundtrack, as always by Happy Camper.

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SND Films
By Andrew Davies
& André Schäfer
2009
Portrait / Cultural
52 & 90 min.
Germany
English/German
Produced by Florianfilm Gmbh
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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE, DORIS DAY SUPERSTAR is an endearing account of Doris Day’s life and career delivered in a quirky and fun way. It’s as cute and as wholesome as the lady it is about – offering a fascinating insight into Doris’s distant Germanic roots, her hardworking days in Hollywood and twilight years retired with her dogs in a picturesque and pet-friendly town. Covering serious and respectful journalism which actually enables Joe Public to impartially appraise the woman who is a cultural icon of the 20th and 21st century.

With a healthy dose of movie, television and song clips which represent all facets of Doris Day the entertainer; unique material from private archives; all-new interviews with actors Philip Brown, Peter Graves, Jackie Joseph and Noah Keen, biographers Pierre Patrick and Tom Santopietro, Doris Day fans, childhood acquaintances and even distant relatives from Germany.

This is all wrapped up with some fascinating on-location filming of historical landmarks and buildings relevant to Doris Day’s family, career and life from her birth place of Cincinnati, her current home town of Carmel-by-the-Sea to the German province. A 2008 telephone conversation between Doris and the film’s makers is also notably contained which occurred during Doris’s annual “birthday” call-in on her local radio station with DJ Ed Dickinson [where the production team were visiting].

A timely reminder of what a difference having Doris Day has made to the world.

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