Into the Middle of Nowhere

Scotland / Germany 2010, HDV, color, 15 min, documentary

Synopsis

This documentary celebrates the uniqueness of childhood and the nonexistence of limits to a child’s imagination. In an outdoor nursery in the woods, children create their own individually constructed worlds and can test out the boundaries of reality. The environment allows them to explore everything through their own experience and imagination while also bringing to the foreground their personal and collective development. The woods become the place where the normal rules and regulations of society come to a halt and where the children transform the surroundings with their play.

Awards

  • Golden Gate Award for Best Short Documentary – San Francisco International Film Festival 2011
  • Nominated for outstanding achievement in nonfiction short filmmaking – Cinema Eye Honor 2013

Festivals

  • Future Shorts Spring Season 2014
  • Sundance Film Festival 2012
  • Silverdocs 2012
  • True/False Film Fest 2012
  • San Francisco International Film Festival 2011
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011
  • London International Documentary Festival 2011
  • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2011
  • Punto de Vista, International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra 2011
  • Huesca International Short Film Festival 2011
  • Camden International Film Festival 2012
  • Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2011
  • ZagrebDox 2011
  • Mountainfest Telluride 2012
  • Films de Femmes, International Women's Film Festival Créteil 2011
  • Docudays - Beirut International Documentary Festival 2011
  • Sehsüchte, 40.Internationales Studentenfilmfestival Berlin-Potsdam 2011
  • IDFF Cronograph International Documentary Festival 2011
  • Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival 2011
  • Short Film Festival Srebrena Traka 2011
  • Filmmor International Women's Film Festival 2011
  • Milwaukee Film Festival 2011
  • Tacoma Film Festival 2011
  • Pravo Ljudski Human Rights Film Festival 2011
  • L’Alternativa – Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona 2011
  • Port Townsend Film Festival 2012
  • Adventure Film Festival 2012
  • Jerusalem Anthropological Film Festival 2012
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2013