Alexandra Kardinar and Volker Schlecht founded their collaborative label in the year 2002 at Pankow, a north-eastern district of Berlin, Germany. They work together as illustrators, graphic designers and filmmakers.
Drushba Pankow have won several awards for their illustrations and their book design work, for instance the European Design Award (Gold) for the book The Soul Of Motown in 2010. Their animated short films were also shown and awarded at many international festivals.
They have done work for newspapers and magazines like the Rolling Stone, Die Zeit, arte magazine, Form, Il Sole 24 Ore, Geolino, Brigitte, Slanted and Focus, for clients like Mercedes Benz, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Villeroy & Boch, Jung von Matt, and for publishers like edel, Buechergilde Gutenberg and many others.
The work of Drushba Pankow will be presented by Volker Schlecht during the festival. He is one of the founders of this collective. Schlecht is also coming to Tabor as a member of the judge panel for films in the international competition.
RUE ROSÉ / PINK STREET
Volker Schlecht – Njemačka, Češka / Germany, Czech 1997 – 5’20’’ – animacija / animation
A satirical sketch about the different rhythms, intensities and body languages of walking people and an experiment of characterization through movement, while telling a short story about the absurdity of life and about the limitations of our worldview.
SONST NICHTS / NOTHING ELSE
Volker Schlecht – Njemačka, Češka / Germany, Czech 2000 – 3’ – animacija / animation
The story (or: the non-story) focuses on small, unconscious gestures during a moment of non-communication.
GERMANIA WURST – GERMAN HISTORY IN A BITE
Volker Schlecht – Njemačka / Germany 2008 – 11’ – animacija / animation
A rapid rundown of German or rather Germanic “national history” – starting with the ancient Roman Empire and ending with the German “reunification” and the present day. These episodes were told by symbolic and metaphoric pictures and transformations. A sausage hereby presents a kind of timeline, a connecting element between the scenes and also an ironic national symbol.
FILMFEST DRESDEN TRAILER
Volker Schlecht – Njemačka / Germany 2011 – 40’’ – animacija / animation
A trailer for the 2011 Dresden International Short Film Festival.
Volker Schlecht – Njemačka / Germany 2012 – 3’ 20’’ – animacija / animation
‘Over You’ is a music video clip originally made for the song ‘Nobody’s Fool’ by Parov Stelar. The Berlin-based musician Michal Krajczok wrote and produced his song ‘Over You’ especially for this video, featuring the voice of Larissa Blau.
KYRIE ELEISON / TRANSFORMING GODS
Volker Schlecht – Njemačka / Germany 2014 – 5’ – animacija / animation
A film about the ancient Greco-Roman influences on early Christianity. An animated meditation on iconography and on the history of religion, art and architecture, accompanied by the sacred music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
KAPUTT / BROKEN – THE WOMEN’S PRISON AT HOHENECK
Alexander Lah, Volker Schlecht ‒ Njemačka / Germany 2016 – 7’ – animirani, dokumentarni / animation, documentary
Based on interviews with former prisoners, this animated documentary provides a glimpse into the most notorious women’s prison in East Germany. A film about political imprisonment, forced labour and enormous profits on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
ZWISCHEN DEN STUEHLEN / BETWEEN THE CHAIRS
Volker Schlecht – Njemačka / Germany 2017 – 5’ 12’’ – glazbeni video / music video
A music video as an experimental collage. Music and lyrics by Christian Manss.