Wellen aus Licht / Dear Darkness

This documentary short is about 12-year-old Frida who is nearly blind, she can only make out contours and shadows. She likes to come up with stories in her head, which is where the animated parts take place. In these moments where the audience is alone with Frida, the animation attempts to grasp her world and her playful, humorous and surprisingly grown up self.

The animation was drawn by hand on paper and composed digitally.

produced by Paula Ziemke, Hannah Liebrenz (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF), directed by Samuel N. Schwarz, Score by Richard Meyer, Cinematography by Sophia Fenn, Editing by Armano Forster, Animation by Sophie Kalinowsky & Emilia Zieser, Sound by Larissa Kischk


New York City International Children Film Festival

Sehsüchte international student film festival

Deutsches Kinder Filmfestival Goldener Spatz

DOK Leipzig

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)