Three Flemish documentaries selected for DOK Leipzig
Three documentaries from Flanders and one from Brussels have been invited to DOK Leipzig (17-23 October), one of the most important international festivals for documentary and animation in Germany. The Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) announced this in a press release on Wednesday.
'Love is Not an Orange' by Otilia Babara, a Moldovan filmmaker working and living in Brussels, will have its world premiere in the new Panorama section for films about Eastern Europe. In this co-production, the filmmaker turns her gaze to her native Moldova, where in the early 1990s many mothers left the country to earn money for their families. To replace their physical presence and make their absence less painful, they communicated with each other through boxes filled with gifts.
In addition, three short documentaries from Flemish public broadcaster VRT's 'Ket & Doc' programme were selected for the youth film programme: 'Light' by Sarah Lederman, 'Goals' by Florinda Ciucio and 'Bgirl Badli' by Charlotte De Cort. These productions premiered at the JEF festival in February and were subsequently broadcast on Ketnet and VRT NU.
© PHOTO Sebastian Kahnert / dpa / AFP: German director Werner Herzog speaking during the opening of the 61st documentary film festival DOK Leipzig in Leipzig, in October 2018.