5 films and 5 jurors

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

In 2020, the festival awards the 11MM jury prize for the third time. For the competition, the committee of the festival has chosen 5 international new releases, including one feature film.

Diego Maradona and his time in Naples is featured by the award-winning documentary „Diego Maradona“. The documentary explores how Diego became the art figure Maradona – until the decisive penalty against Italy at the world championship in 1990, that should symbolize both a peak and a descent. Like in „Senna“ and „Amy“, director Asif Kapadia once again addresses with „Diego Maradona“ the conflicting nature of public fame.

20 year old Alina from Kiev is not in shot of the public eye. The documentary „Domashni Igri“ shows how she fights with passion for her chance to play for the ukranian national team one day, despite her most difficult family background. It is an impressive portrait of an incredibly strong-willed young woman.

„„Foosballers“ in contrast does not address the match on the field but features table football. Six table footballer of different generations tell the strange and at the same time moving story of professional table football in the United States of America. The densely narrative shows the passionate devotion to a sport with idols of its own, amiable dudes and nerds and mullets.

The documentary „Voy“ accompanies the the russian national team of the blind on its way towards the European Championship in 2017. In order to be able to participate, they need a huge performance boost, and not every player is going to make it. It is a crucial test for the team which was established in 2004.

The feature film „The Drummer and the Keeper“ tells the story of a friendship between a drummer with bipolar disorder and a goalkeeper who has Asperger syndrome. They get to know each other at a therpeutical football training. Despite all differences and initial difficulties they feel indeed connected to each other by being different - with unforeseen consequences.

The winner of the 11MM JURY PRIZE will be announced by the jury at the 11MM SHORTKICKS-GALA on the final evening of our festival. The jury is once again a first class cast with Katrin Müller-Hohenstein (sports presenter), Jonas Hummels (sports commentator), Aljoscha Pause (director), Svend Rybner (historian, author) and Almuth Schult (goalkeeper).

DOMASHNI IGRI: SA / 17.10.2020 / 14:45 H
VOY: SA / 17.10.2020 / 19:45 H
DIEGO MARADONA: SA / 17.10.2020 / 20:00 H
FOOSBALLERS: SO / 18.10.2020 / 21:15 H 
THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER SO / 18.10.2020 / 21:30 H