Creatives: Debut Films

Compelling firsts from the young guns and those who used to be one.
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  • Will My Parents Come to See Me

    Will My Parents Come to See Me

    2022

    28min

    16+

    With destabilising gentleness, Mo Harawe recounts the last hours of the terrorist Farah before his execution.


  • Good Life Deal

    Good Life Deal

    2022

    1h.13min

    16+

    Gerhard goes all in: He leaves his previous life behind for the Thai girl Amy. Romance and thriller begin to intertwine.


  • Infinity According to Florian

    Infinity According to Florian

    2022

    1h.10min

    16+

    Before the war, one of Kyiv's hottest subject was one of Trump’s cronies turning a masterpiece concert hall into a shopping mall.


  • Para:dies

    Para:dies

    2022

    1h.16min

    16+

    Lee and Jasmin's lesbian idyll on the outskirts of Salzburg starts to crack when they give documentary filmmaker Amira a glimpse into their lives.


  • Somehow

    Somehow

    2022

    1h.42min

    16+

    "Don’t become like my father" - a credo that will drive Alex, a man on the run from himself, to the edge of reason.


  • Zahorí

    Zahorí

    2022

    1h.45min

    16+

    In the vast emptiness of the Patagonian steppe, 13-year-old Mora embarks on a journey with an old, indigenous Mapuche gaucho.


  • 1982

    1982

    2020

    1h.40min

    16+

    While Wissam fights for his love, political tensions rise and the Israeli army invades Lebanon.


  • In Between Fridays

    In Between Fridays

    2023

    1h.37min

    16+

    Somewhere in the Monchique mountains of Portugal, the Fridayhappiness Associação balances sustainable living with their economic lifeline.


  • Dreams of the City

    Dreams of the City

    1984

    2h.3min

    16+

    A poignant tale of lost innocence, young Dib navigates the tumultuous landscape of 1950s Damascus following his father's death.


  • Janine F.

    Janine F.

    2004

    1h.20min

    16+

    The tragic story of an artist who was torn between passion and obsession and died under mysterious circumstances.


  • Enter Mycel

    Enter Mycel

    2022

    1h.15min

    16+

    A parasitic fungus infects humanity. It triggers visions and also enables communication with the dead.


  • Allesandersplatz

    Allesandersplatz

    2021

    53min

    16+

    In the heart of Berlin, a GDR ruin is given a new lease on life and becomes a center for art, culture and community.


  • Joker

    Joker

    2019

    1h.30min

    16+

    Three solo entertainers share a passion for entertaining. For them, it is not just a profession, but a vocation to which they subordinate everything.


  • Ain't Nothin' Without You

    Ain't Nothin' Without You

    1985

    1h.28min

    16+

    The German realities of the 80s, spontaneously captured with sarcastic wit and occasionally parodied to the point of absurdity.


  • Notes of Berlin

    Notes of Berlin

    2021

    1h.43min

    16+

    A film in episodes based on the trend blog "Notes of Berlin" that sheds light on the urban madness of everyday life.


  • Schlingensief – A Voice That Shook the Silence

    Schlingensief – A Voice That Shook the Silence

    2020

    2h.4min

    16+

    A feverish Schlingensief documentary by Bettina Böhler, a renowned editor, portraying this exceptional artist in his full range.


  • Looteyo

    Looteyo

    2022

    1h.23min

    16+

    A powerful film about the struggle of a naive boy with good intentions in the harsh environment of Irans drug stronghold on the Island of Hormuz.


  • Barricade

    Barricade

    2021

    1h.23min

    16+

    A striking documentary by renowned photojournalist David Klammer about protesters fighting to stop the clear-cutting at the Dannenröder Forest.


  • Soldier Ahmet

    Soldier Ahmet

    2021

    1h.16min

    16+

    Ahmet, a champion boxer and professional soldier, starts taking acting lessons. On stage he comes face to face with his own internal battles.


  • Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts

    2021

    1h.25min

    16+

    In poetic tableaux, filmmaker Zora Rux tells a surrealistic-comic story about the search for the true self.


  • Beatrix

    Beatrix

    2021

    1h.35min

    16+

    Milena Czernovsky and Lilith Kraxner's debut blurs the line between documentary and fiction filmmaking, joining a recent trend in the film industry.


  • The Noise of Engines

    The Noise of Engines

    2021

    1h.19min

    16+

    In this comedy with a Kafkaesque twist, a customs officer on forced leave and an drag performer from Iceland strike up an unlikely friendship.


  • Thirty

    Thirty

    2019

    1h.54min

    16+

    A senistive drama that authentically and lovingly captures the lifestyle of a group of young urbanites on the brink of a quarter-life crisis.