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10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You


Michael Schmacke



Born 29.10.1965 in West-Berlin. Cheesed off with school, apprenticeship as baker succesful finished. First exhibition 1988, installations, “Endstation der Moderne”, group show, Stuttgarter Hof, Berlin March 1990 moving to East-Berlin, part of Tacheles first exhibition.

FILMs (and screenings) excerpt:
“Barbies Tochter”, Animation, 1992
(Eurokot Zürich 1995, Eurocon Novosibirsk/Jekaterinburg 1996, Fridericianum Kassel 2010)
“The lucky bongsmoker”, 1992-94
(Eurokot Zürich 1995, Eurocon Novosibirsk/Jekaterinburg 1996, Fridericianum Kassel 2010)
“Gattenmord”, Experimentalfiktion, 1991-1998
(Fridericianum Kassel 2010)
“Streets of Babylon”, Experimentalfiktion , 1996
“The aliens and the dough”, Kurzfilm, 1998
(Biennale Prag 2005)
Since 2004 production of “Berlin 1699”, Animationsfilm über die frühe Geschichte Berlins, completed April 2013
“the five popes”, fake TV, 2005
(Dadafestwochen Zürich 2005)
“Iron curtain after party”, animated doc, 2006
( ITTF, Florida 2007, esff moskau 2006, shoot me den haag 2007)
“the wall”, timelapse, 2010
(BBC my world contest 2010)
“Was macht der Müll nach der Tonne?”, workshopfilm with kids, 2010 (KUKI 2010, Chinh Kids Filmfest India 2011)
“The last hippie”, animation, 2010
(esff 2010, Winterthur oneminute festival 2011)
“Gde je bio Ratko?”, 2011
(Premiere MFDF Jihlava 2011, RAF Zagreb 2011, NoDogma Berlin 2012)
“Plasticity of the brain”, 2012
(brain awareness week 2012,Humboldt University, Berlin, Ph.d. Celebrations 2013, Humboldt University, Berlin)


Where was Ratko?

Gde je bio Ratko? (Orig.) / 2011 / Germany, Serbia / 20 min

An ironic look at life on the run, with the former Serbian general, accused of war crimes, forced to live like a hermit in a cave.



Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

For 3.99 euro, you can get a selection of documentaries that entered Czech cinematic distribution in 2016 as well as access to another 1500 films from around the world. Dear friends, please, do not forget that you can give an ideal present not only to your intellectual friends but also to yourselves.

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- 7.12.2016 -

Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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- 22.11.2016 -

Cosmopolitan DOK Leipzig

Cosmopolitan DOK Leipzig

Each edition of this festival is great; and even if it may seem impossible, even better than the past one.

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- 7.11.2016 -

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