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MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN

BE, NL, US 2018 • 55', 79’ • Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting
What does it mean to live in the age of intelligent machines? In this playful quest, the filmmaker finds out how much of his creativity and human values are at stake as he builds his own robot to replace himself as a filmmaker. More than just an exposé on the pros and cons of new technology, the filmmaker’s journey takes him to the world’s leading AI experts and robot pioneers confronting them with existential questions such as: will AI, infinitely smarter, interconnected and possibly self-aware, render humanity obsolete?

Father Mother Donor Child

AT 2017 • 52' • Maria Arlamovsky
At the beginning of the 21st century more and more people who are unable to have children turn to assisted reproductive medicine. The film gives a voice to the people affected by third party reproduction, including donor-conceived adults, sperm and egg donors, sperm donor clinic directors, and parents.

Amateurs In Space

DK 2016 • 89' • Max Kestner
Over a period of 6 years award winning director Max Kester follows two best friends and top engineers as they follow their dream to build a "DIY" rocket to travel into space. If they succeed, Denmark will be only the fourth nation in history to launch people beyond the Earth's atmosphere. Against their families odd's and technical challenges they build the cheapest rocket for the costs of a small car. They attract a group of space-flight enthusiasts from around the world who support them with great excitement. It's the story of one of the greatest dreams of humankind and how to make it come true, despite such everyday obstacles as losing your screwdriver or fighting about whose turn it is to take out the trash. It's a film about reaching for the stars.

FUTURE BABY

AT 2016 • 56', 91' • Maria Arlamovsky
A film about the future of human reproduction as it is happening right before our eyes. This investigation takes us around the world to patients and researchers, to egg donors and surrogate mothers, to laboratories and clinics. The hopes and wishes of future parents mesh with research on how to optimize the human genome in the face of an ever accelerating rate of progress. How far do we want to go?

THE VISIT

AT, DK, FI, IE, NO 2015 • 59', 83' • Michael Madsen
"This film documents an event that has never taken place - man's first encounter with intelligent life from space".With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from leading space agencies, the film explores a first contact scenario, beginning with the simplest of questions: Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don't see in ourselves? A journey beyond a terrestrial perspective, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced not only to confront alien life forms, but also its own self image.

YALOM'S CURE

CH 2014 • 53', 74' • Sabine Gisiger
Novelist Irvin D. Yalom is considered to be the most influential psychotherapist in the USA. He made some of his most lasting contributions by teaching about group psychotherapy and developing his model of existential psychotherapy.
Get an intimate session with the author of best selling book "When Nietzsche Wept"

CERN

AT 2013 • 75' • Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Multi-awarded director Nikolaus Geyrhalter delivers stunning images from inside the immense CERN apparatus. Alternated with interviews with the experts who devised and operate this gigantic big bang machine, the film gives an insight into the complex experimental research institution that can be seen as a mirror of our inquisitive society.

CERN celebrated it's 60th birthday on 29.09.2014.

DANUBE HOSPITAL

2012 • 75' • Nikolaus Geyrhalter
A portrait of one of Europe's largest hospitals, showing the daily routines and work processes at a powerful and highly complex institution. DANUBE HOSPITAL holds a mirror to our society to show how it deals with health and illness, life and death.

Login 2 Life

AT, DE 2012 • 52', 90' • Daniel Moshel
Centered around two people homebound by their disabilities who have found community online, LOGIN 2 LIFE explores the growing number of people who spend much of their lives in online virtual worlds.
Elaborate digital platforms like Second Life and World of Warcraft offer novel opportunities for friendship, sex, employment, and aesthetic experience in virtual communities populated by cartoon-like avatars. While these simulated worlds are often treated with contempt by the general media, LOGIN 2 LIFE takes a more sympathetic approach, profiling seven people deeply immersed in these worlds, and attempting to understand what each gets from their virtual life.

Mussels in Love

BE, NL 2012 • 58', 73' • Willemiek Kluijfhout
The ultimate film about the life and food of this popular shellfish. Much more than just a starter, their glue is also used by gynecologists to save unborn babies. Experience the full spectrum of mussels through the eyes of passionate enthusiasts. Shot on 35mm, spiced with underwater images by marine biologist Jean Painlevé.
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