DocNomads alumni with films selected to DOKLeipzig, Germany
The 62nd DOK Leipzig selected the graduation film INSECTOPEDIA, directed by Antoine Fontaine, an alumnus from France, to the International Programme Short Film. Three more films directed by DocNomads alumni after their graduation were selected to the sections Next Masters Competition Short Film (Ross McClean), International Competition Short Film (Nevena Desivojević) and Late Harvest (Dina Naser).
DOK Leipzig - International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film was held in Germany from 28 October to 3 November.
By Antoine Fontaine
23' • Belgium • 2018
Over 36 years, an unmarried surgeon filmed and dissected insects in his Brussels apartment.
600 reels of wonderful, obsessively precise recordings and increasingly confused commentary paint a strange psychological profile.
During his research on Dr. Veroft, Antoine Fontaine comes across a species of man whose social behaviour is conspicuously focused on six-legged creatures and who share their habitat with audibly scurrying chitin carapaces and Darth Vader figurines.
André Eckardt, in DOKLeipzig catalogue.
Previously presented in:
- 24th International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium (2018) - Special Mention “Wildcard”
- FIDÉ - Festival International du Documentaire Étudiant, France (2019)
- FEST - New Films New Directors, Portugal (2019)