Toyland | Oscar — Best Live Action Short Film | A Short Film by Jochen Alexander Freydank

Toyland | Oscar — Best Live Action Short Film | A Short Film by Jochen Alexander Freydank

[ad_1] Germany 1942: In order to protect her son Marianne Meißner tried to make him believe that the Jewish neighbours are going on a journey to “Toyland”. One morning her son has disappeared — the Jewish neighbours too. Toyland is a film about guilt, responsibility, small and big lies.

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Toyland won the following awards:

Winner oF the official Section
52. Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, Spain
Bermuda Shorts Award — Bermuda International Film Festival
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Short film Award GER
Audience Award — the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, USA
APEC Award — Giffoni Film Festival, Italy
Audience Award – Goldenes EInhorn at the Alpinale, Austria
International Discovery Award (second Place) at Rhode Island International FIlm Festival (USA)
Best Children/Youth FIlm — Odense INt. FIlm Festival (DAN)
Audience Award — Palm Springs International Filmfestival (USA)
Best Film – Sedicicorto Film Festival Forli, ItalY
Best SHORT FILM – Asheville Film Festival, USA
Best SHORT FILM – Victoria Independent Film Festival (AUSTRALIA)
Audience Award & Jury Award – Alemeria en Corto (ESP)
Audience Award – San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA
Audience Award & Jury Award (second place) Bamberger Kurzfilmtage
Audience Award – Cleveland International Film Festival, USA


Toyland has been shown on numerous festivals, including:

13.1.10 — 24.1.10 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (JFF)
February 2010 Greater Phoenix JFF
20.2.10 — 24.2.10 Athens JFF
3.3.10 — 15.3.10 Tampa Bay JFF
20.3.10 Desert Film Society — Palm Springs
1.4.10 Lichtburg Kino, Lemförde-Quernheim
11.4.10 — 18.4.10 Jacob Burns Film Center
8.5.10 — 9.5.10 Sukagawa International Short  Film Festival
11.2.10 — 20.2.10 Denver JFF
8.5.10 — 11.5.10 Stockholm JFF


Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Screenplay: Johann A. Bunners & Jochen Alexander Freydank
Producer: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Music: Ingo Ludwig Frenzel [ad_2]

32 комментария

  1. Superb. What a horrible time, almost unfathomable.

  2. Класс

  3. Thank you.

  4. It´s just sad… so sad.

  5. Die Schönheit der Menschlichkeit. Wirklich ein guter Film! Man darf die Geschichte niemals vergessen, denn wegen der Flüchtlinge-Welle jetzt in Deutschland wieder solche rechte ,,Wutbürger" gibt. Was damals gab kann wieder zurückkommen, wenn man damit nicht vorsichtig umgeht.

  6. Mükemmel Almanca öğretmenim oğuz Ocül ' e selamlar. Hocam siz mükemmel bir detaysınız..

  7. Deserve for oscar

  8. Such an incredible story, it’s amazing the emotion and tension they were able to capture in just 10 min. The most beautiful short film ever made!

  9. Das haben wir heute in Ethik angeschaut

  10. Iam weepimg what a wonderful woman(mother)

  11. Nazi is abominable !

  12. Very moving, its unbelievable how some people can be kind — while others can be so cruel.

  13. Thank you for making this film!

  14. Sehr emotional und regt zum nachdenken an. Danke für diesen Kurzfilm.

  15. Beautyful

  16. Wow!

  17. Beautiful. Thank you for posting.

  18. This is what the film is about, two families one jewish one not. Jewish family sent to condensation camp and sure death the other mother goes to look for her son and realises it is her opportunity to save the jewish families son ….

  19. I don't get it

  20. Thanks so much for making this wonderful short available. We've added it to our list of full period dramas to watch, on our YouTube Channel.

  21. Great job at representing the past time of Germany. Every aspect, the hatred, the crucial attitude of the Leutnants and the victims are well performed. That time wasn’t really fun, and showing how bad it can get, when you lie to your kids, just ridiculous. Great job, again.

  22. Woow!

  23. Das haben wir heute in reli in der schule angekukt

  24. Omg das ist so traurig,mir tuhen die Eltern die trotzdem sterben müssen Leid

  25. Ich bin so froh nicht in dieser Zeit gelebt zu haben. Ich bekomm Panik wenn ich darüber nachdenke wie schlimm das war. Ich hoffe so etwas passiert nie wieder.

  26. What a good short film!!

  27. I could not understand what that movie is all about, can anyone please help me and tell me the concept of this movie, its a request.

  28. Wow! I watched the whole thing thinking for some reason it had been made in 1962. That's a tribute to the cinematography and costuming.

    Great job, and great job structuring the English version with great unobtrusive subtitles.


  29. Thanks for making this movie available to the public. Jochen did an outstanding job with this. Thanks again.

  30. Vielen Dank!!!!

  31. Beautiful, well told story.

  32. Is it possible for you to insert the Eng subs? 🙁

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