DOKKINO

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DOKKINO – Documentary Film Event for Children and Youth

DOKKINO is a year-round national documentary film event that introduces children and youth to the world of creative documentary film. DOKKINO 2017 kicks off on 23th – 27th January from Helsinki. From Helsinki the event continues to numerous other cities. In 2016, DOKKINO broke its previous audience records with a total of 18 349 children and youth attending the screenings and workshops. DOKKINO – Documentary Event for Children and Youth is organized by DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival.

DOKKINO’s programme consists of short films that are selected thematically. The event concentrates strongly on social issues and promotes media literacy. In addition to film screenings DOKKINO organizes documentary film-making workshops and sessions in which school children can meet the film makers and also provides educational material in Finnish. Through DOKKINO, DocPoint wants to make the documentary film genre more accessible for children.

The DOKKINO tour kicks off every year from Helsinki where the new DOKKINO programme is shown for the first time. From Helsinki DOKKINO heads for a tour around Finland.

The theme for the year 2017 is ALTERNATIVE REALITIES. The documentary films introduce viewers to various ways of experiencing the world around us. We interact with others increasingly through the virtual realm. Social media and online gaming have become an integral part of the lives of children and youth. Schools also make use of hand-held computers and mobile learning environments in teaching.

The DOKKINO 2017 film series provides an opportunity to reflect on how social media and online gaming affect our lives. Nevertheless, the so-called digital leap is not the only thing that influences our way of perceiving our surroundings. The stories of Merlijn and Jurre introduce us to autism and Alzheimer’s disease, which can have an impact on how a person interacts with others and what information our mind can store.

The films will surely stir up conversation and evoke creative thinking amidst its viewers. What’s particularly interesting about the 2017 DOKKINO programme is the way in which children and youth construct dynamic identities in various realities enabled by contemporary technology. The films also introduce us to a reality where there are no mobile phones or tablet computers due to the living environment or the family’s financial situation.

There are two screening series: one for the primary school (grades 4-6) and other for the secondary school (grades 7-9). The films in each series are short documentaries selected for the appropriate age groups.

In 2016 DOKKINO broke its previous audience records as 18 349 children and youth attended the screenings around Finland. Growing numbers of visitors and excellent feedback prove that children and youth need these kind of events to support media education in schools. They are also a great tool to deal with issues that are important for children and young in these age groups.

DOKKINO grows every year. In 2016 two new cities joined the nationwide tour: Hämeenlinna and Seinäjoki.

More information about the event and teaching materials, as well as the screening times and locations can be found at: www.docpoint.info/dokkino.

Contact:
Eero Nurmi
DOKKINO Producer,
dokkino(at)docpoint.info
tel. +358 10501 5771


Programme 2017:

PRIMARY SCHOOL

OPENING FILM: Today’s youth in Kajaani
Finland, 2015, 2 min

The documentary has been made in a DOKKINO workshop at the Nakertaja School in Kajaani during the autumn 2015. It has been written, shot and edited by pupils themselves. The film makers are: Emilia Haapalainen, Pinja Seppänen, Miko Pennanen, Rasmus Nikkanen and Joni Heikkinen.


ALMOST GROWN
Netherlands – 2009 – 15 min

melkein-aikuinen12-year-old Justin has two major interests: his PlayStation and his new motorbike. He can accomplish things in the world of gaming that would be impossible in real life, such as landing a helicopter in the middle of a busy street. Justin’s father wants him to make decisions about his future, but when is it really necessary to know what you want to do as an adult?

 

Morgen ben ik groot
DIRECTOR: Michiel Brongers
SCREENPLAY: Michiel Bronger
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Joost van Herwijnen
EDITING: Katarina Turler
SOUND: Tom Bijnen
PRODUCTION: Karin Vermeulen / VPRO
DISTRIBUTION: VPRO

KIRAN
Germany – 2012 – 30 min

kiran8-year-old Kiran lives in the middle of a forest with his mother and knows by heart which wild plants are edible. He spends his time making up games instead of using social media. Could you imagine a life without technology? Kiran has problems with reading and focusing on school in general, as he has hopes for a different way of teaching. Will he succeed in changing schools?

 

Kiran
DIRECTORS: Bettina Timm, Alexander Riedel
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Philip Vogt
EDITING: Frank Müller
SOUND: Hannes Ullmann
PRODUCTION: Alexander Riedel / Pelle Film
DISTRIBUTION: Pelle Film

SPRINKLES 4-EVER
Netherlands – 2014 – 20 min

suklaahippuja12-year-old Nicky’s family is just like anyone else’s – except that they get their weekly shopping from the food bank. Her parents are unemployed, but at least they have more time to spend with their children. New clothes and smartphones are not a part of Nicky’s world, but do you even need them to be happy? She finds happiness in her dear hobby, dancing, and helping others. Sometimes Nicky even gets bullied at school because of poverty. But does it really make a difference how wealthy you are?

Hagelslag 4-ever
DIRECTOR: Willem Baptist
SCREENPLAY: Willem Baptist
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jefrim Rothuizen
EDITING: Patrick Schonewille
PRODUCTION: Anouk Donker / EO/IKON-Docs
DISTRIBUTION: EO/IKON-Docs

MERLIJN AND THE RED APPLE
Netherlands – 2013 – 15 min

merlijn_ja_punainen_omena11-year-old Merlijn is a happy, active child that never runs out of ideas. Nevertheless, he finds it difficult to be part of a large group, as the constant hustle and bustle distracts him. Merlijn is not able to attend school due to his autism. Thankfully, technology offers a solution: he is able to interact with his school mates through a webcamera from home. Does technology and the internet make your life easier in some way?

 

Merlijn en de rode appel
DIRECTOR: Susan Koenen
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Aage Hollander
EDITING: Susan Koenen, Denise Janzee
PRODUCTION: Natascha Teunissen, Margie Monfils / EO/IKON-Docs
DISTRIBUTION: EO/IKON-Docs

SECONDARY SCHOOL

OPENING FILM: Bully with no name
Finland 2014, 3 min

The documentary has been made in a DOKKINO workshop at the Mikkeli lyseo school in Kotka during the spring 2014. It has been written, shot and edited by pupils themselves. The filmmakers are: Asta Laurikainen, Mia Kirjalainen, Jenni Nevalainen and Veera Laukkanen.

FANGIRL
United States – 2016 – 6 min

fanityttoWhat is it like to be a fan? Current technology and social media has made it possible to keep track of your idol through applications such as Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram. Fandom is viewed as a solitary activity, but it can be surprisingly interactive. Are you a fan, how and with whom?

 

 

Fangirl
DIRECTOR: Liza Mandelup
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Zac Adams, Dannel Escalón
EDITING: Danny Reams
SOUND: John Maynard, Gregory Jones
PRODUCTION: Elise Holowicki, Lauren Cioffi, Brad Lavery
DISTRIBUTION: Liza Mandelup

ALMOST GROWN
Netherlands – 2009 – 15 min

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12-year-old Justin has two major interests: his PlayStation and his new motorbike. He can accomplish things in the world of gaming that would be impossible in real life, such as landing a helicopter in the middle of a busy street. Justin’s father wants him to make decisions about his future, but when is it really necessary to know what you want to do as an adult?

 

Morgen ben ik groot
DIRECTOR: Michiel Brongers
SCREENPLAY: Michiel Bronger
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Joost van Herwijnen
EDITING: Katarina Turler
SOUND: Tom Bijnen
PRODUCTION: Karin Vermeulen / VPRO
DISTRIBUTION: VPRO


DELETE
Netherlands – 2012 – 15 min

deleteHow would you react if your father kept forgetting everyday things? 15-year-old Jurre’s father has Alzheimer’s disease, which constantly deletes parts of his memory. Their roles are reversed as Jurre has to take care of his father. How will he come to grips with his father’s condition?

 

 

 

Delete
DIRECTOR: Janetta Ubbels
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ezra Reverda
EDITING: Gert Willem Visser
SOUND: Michael Sauvage
PRODUCTION: David Graaf / Bananaz
DISTRIBUTION: Bananaz


MY DEAREST F#CKING PHONE
Netherlands – 2014 – 17 min


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14-year-old Claudia has a troubled relationship with her smartphone. On one hand, its applications connect her to the outside world but on the other, its beauty ideals make her feel far from adequate. Is it the same meeting your friends online and offline? What effects can social media have on a person – and how long do your posts last online?

 

 

Lieve K#ttelefoon
DIRECTOR: Eef Hilgers
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Myrthe Mosterman, Christian Paulussen
EDITING: Daan Wijdeveld
SOUND: Erik Schuring, Jillis Schriel
PRODUCTION: Hasse van Nunen, Renko Douze / Een van de jongens
DISTRIBUTION: Een van de jongens

 

GABRIEL REPORTS ON THE WORLD CUP
Netherlands – 2014 – 16 min

gabriel_raportoi14-year-old Gabriel is on a mission. His aim is to report on how the 2014 FIFA World Cup has influenced the lives of children and youth in his native Brazil. He finds that blogging can be a powerful tool in making a change for the better and demanding justice. What could you do to influence the situation in your society?

 

 

DIRECTOR: Els van Driel
SCREENPLAY: Els van Driel
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Stefano Bertacchini
EDITING: Francesco Indaco
SOUND: Els van Driel
PRODUCTION: Anouk Donker / EO/IKON-Docs
DISTRIBUTION: EO/IKON-Docs