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WATCH: ‘Däwit’ by David Jansen & Sophie Biesenbach (Fabian&Fred)

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Following its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival’s Berlinale Shorts Competition in 2015, David Jansen and Sophie Biesenbach’s Däwit has concluded its two-year festival run (comprising of 200+ international screenings and picking up 17 awards and honours) with its online premiere.
Produced by Fabien Driehorst of independent German studio Fabien&Fred, the film received technical support from NEC displays and WACOM boards as well as financial support from the German regional film funds Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.

Animated using 2D digital processes in style meticulously honed to replicate traditional woodcut techniques, Däwit tells the story of its titular protagonist, a young boy who escapes his violent home life to be raised by wolves, later returning to the world only to find himself disenchanted by it once grown. Keen to seek out his own sense of identity, Däwit embarks on a fraught journey of self-discovery and forgiveness.

You can learn more about how David and Sophie’s film came together in Fabien&Fred’s comprehensive Making-of video (watch below):

For more work from Fabian&Fred visit

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