June 08 - June 12, 2022
SEE THE SOUND 2021
The Music Film Festival
June 08 - June 12, 2022
SEE THE SOUND 2021
The Music Film Festival
June 08 - June 12, 2022
Everybody's Everything
SEE THE SOUND AWARD Winner 2020

SEE THE SOUND programme 2021

7 Years of Lukas Graham
Other / 2020 / 78 min

7 Years of Lukas Graham

The documentary accompanies "7 Years" star Lukas Graham and offers a look behind the scenes, long before he became famous.

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A Song Called Hate
Competition / 2020 / 90 min

A Song Called Hate

In A SONG CALLED HATE, Iceland's 2019 Eurovision Song Contest entry Hatari faces obstacles on their mission to politicise the TV spectacle.

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All I can say
Competition / 2019 / 102 min

All I can say

ALL I CAN SAY offers a unique insight into the mind of 'Blind Melon' singer Shannon Hoon, his creative process, his personal life, the rise of his band and also his struggle with addiction.

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American Rapstar
SoundCloud / Rap / 2020 / 73 min

American Rapstar

AMERICAN RAPSTAR explores what the new, rebellious scene of SoundCloud rappers shows about the state of youth culture today and the future of the music business.

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Crestone
SoundCloud / Rap / 2020 / 72 min

Crestone

"What does music sound like when no one is reposting and sharing it anymore?" - This is the question explored by CRESTONE, that accompanies a group of SoundCloud rappers living in the Colorado desert town of the same name.

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Delia Derbyshire – The Myths and the Legendary Tapes
Strong Women in Music / 2020 / 98 min

Delia Derbyshire – The Myths and the Legendary Tapes

Caroline Catz portrays the legacy of Delia Derbyshire, the pioneer of British electronic music who realised the theme tune to the series Doctor Who.

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EX
CinePop / 2020 / 85 min

EX

EX follows Diana and a gaggle of partygoers through a night of extraordinary excess - a tribute to a lost pre-Corona world.

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Faith & Branko
Competition / 2020 / 82 min

Faith & Branko

The documentary FAITH & BRANKO accompanies a young, mismatched musician couple on a journey that puts their love to an unexpected test.

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Fanny: The Right to Rock
Strong Women in Music / 2020 / 78 min

Fanny: The Right to Rock

In the 70s, Fanny released five acclaimed albums, but their influence in music history is often forgotten. 50 years later, they are ready to take their place in rock 'n' rolls halls of fame.

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The Forbidden Strings
Competition / 2019 / 72 min

The Forbidden Strings

THE FORBIDDEN STRINGS brings the dangerous journey of three Afghan men and an Iranian woman to the screen who set out to perform their first rock concert in war-torn Afghanistan.

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French Waves
France / 2017 / 86 min

French Waves

In FRENCH WAVE, Julian Starke approaches the French electro scene from the perspective of a younger generation.

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The Go-Go's
Strong Women in Music / 2020 / 97 min

The Go-Go's

Almost 40 years after The Go Go's celebrated their greatest successes, the band members remember their time together.

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In the Tracks of Jean-Michel Bernard
Concert / 2019 / 70 min

In the Tracks of Jean-Michel Bernard

This cinematic tribute highlights the work of extraordinary composer Jean-Michel Bernard. He will also give a short live piano concert after the film.

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It's yours: a story of Hip Hop and the Internet
SoundCloud / Rap / 2020 / 74 min

It's yours: a story of Hip Hop and the Internet

Wiz Khalifa, Lil B, Odd Future and Syd: The documentary shows how it became possible to become a celebrated rap star through Myspace, Twitter, Youtube and co. but also sheds light on the dark side of this constantly changing scene.

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Kurzfilmprogramm
Short Films / N/A / 90 min

Kurzfilmprogramm

The focus of this year's works is the play with open and abstract narratives. The selected films invite the viewers to individual interpretation, association and linkage, as well as to tell their own personal present and past. The musical level and the sound design, which colour the stories emotionally, offer an aid to interpretation.

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Laurent Garnier: Off the Record
France / 2021 / 90 min

Laurent Garnier: Off the Record

The documentary shows the pioneer of techno music, Laurent Garnier, who followed his passion against all odds and set a musical, social and political revolution in motion.

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Le Choc du Futur
France / 2019 / 84 min

Le Choc du Futur

Ana makes herself heard in the male-dominated music industry of the 70s and uses electronic devices to create a new sound.

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Lisbon Beat
Competition / 2019 / 65 min

Lisbon Beat

In LISBON BEAT we go on a journey through the suburbs of Lisbon and see the lives of a handful of musicians searching for their place in a city full of identity struggles.

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Lydia Lunch - The War Is Never Over
Strong Women in Music / 2019 / 78 min

Lydia Lunch - The War Is Never Over

The documentary follows Lydia Lunch's eventful career as an artist and legendary spoken word poet in a mix of interviews, archive footage, photographs and recent performances.

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MARS
CinePop / 2018 / 85 min

MARS

Flying to Mars has long gone out of fashion, when Czech tourists arrive on the planet to celebrate a wedding. But if you can't handle your personal problems, you shouldn't travel into space.

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Mogul Mowgli
CinePop / 2020 / 90 min

Mogul Mowgli

British-Pakistani rapper Zed is surprisingly knocked out by an autoimmune disease. His breakthrough becomes a distant memory and Zed is sent into a physical and emotional crisis.

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Neon Bull
CinePop / 2015 / 101 min

Neon Bull

Iremar works at the rodeos in north-eastern Brazil, but he dreams of a different. He finds an initial outlet for his creativity by tailoring horse masks and provocative costumes for the group's driver, Galega, in which she performs seductive dances in the neon lights after each rodeo, mirroring Iremar's longing...

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No Ordinary Man
Competition / 2020 / 84 min

No Ordinary Man

NO ORDINARY MAN is an in-depth look at the life of musician and trans culture icon Billy Tipton. Complicated, beautiful and historically unrivaled, this groundbreaking film shows what is possible when a community collaborates to honor the legacy of an unlikely hero.

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The Nowhere Inn
Other / 2020 / 91 min

The Nowhere Inn

Annie Clark aka St. Vincent struggles with the dichotomy between her artistic persona and reality in this mockumentary.

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Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché
Competition / 2021 / 89 min

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ shows the life of the founder of the celebrated punk band 'X-Ray Spex' and honours her as a true pioneer of punk.

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Sébastien Tellier: Many Lives
France / 2020 / 80 min

Sébastien Tellier: Many Lives

SÉBASTIEN TELLIER: MANY LIVES shows the construction of a paradoxical personality whose idiosyncrasies are as touching as his quest for artistic recognition and success.

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Shine Your Eyes
Other / 2020 / 102 min

Shine Your Eyes

While searching for his missing brother, Nigerian musician Amandi discovers that he is not who he said he was. With music by Flemming Nordkrog, winner of the HARPA Award 2021 for Best Score.

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Shut Up Sona
Competition / 2019 / 85 min

Shut Up Sona

SHUT UP SONA follows Indian singer and #MeToo activist Sona Mohapatra in her fight against the patriarchal structures in India's music industry.

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Sound of Metal
CinePop / 2019 / 130 min

Sound of Metal

Punk metal drummer Ruben is losing his hearing. His band colleague and partner Lou puts him up in a house for deaf people to help him adjust to the new situation. But Ruben fights tooth and nail to reclaim his old life.

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Underplayed
Strong Women in Music / 2020 / 87 min

Underplayed

Filmed during the 2019 festival summer, Underplayed shows the perspective of female DJs fighting for gender, ethnic and sexual equality.

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W.I.T.C.H.
Other / 2019 / 88 min

W.I.T.C.H.

W.I.T.C.H. were Zambia's most successful rock band in the 70s. 40 years after the release of their first album, their music is being rediscovered.

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WDR Funkhausorchester: Wunderschön - Griechenland
Concert / N/A / 90 min

WDR Funkhausorchester: Wunderschön - Griechenland

"Wunderschön" presenter Tamina Kallert and Greek-Canadian singer Frances Pappas trace the ingredients of Greek music.

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When I'm done dying
CinePop / 2020 / 87 min

When I'm done dying

Fehmi, an aspiring rapper from a rough neighbourhood of Istanbul, is discovered by a producer and knows that this could be his big break. But he finds it increasingly difficult to control his addiction to the cheap drug Bonzai which is not only threatening his career, but also his relationship.

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