Toyland | Oscar – Best Live Action Short Film | A Short Film by Jochen Alexander Freydank



Germany 1942: In order to protect her son Marianne Meißner tried to make him believe that the Jewish neighbours are going on a journey to “Toyland”. One morning her son has disappeared – the Jewish neighbours too. Toyland is a film about guilt, responsibility, small and big lies.
English subtitles available in the YT player.

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Toyland won the following awards:

OSCAR – BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM 2009
Winner oF the official Section
52. Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, Spain
Bermuda Shorts Award – Bermuda International Film Festival
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Short film Award GER
Audience Award – the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, USA
Audience Award – SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, TOKIO
APEC Award – Giffoni Film Festival, Italy
Audience Award – Goldenes EInhorn at the Alpinale, Austria
International Discovery Award (second Place) at Rhode Island International FIlm Festival (USA)
Best Children/Youth FIlm – Odense INt. FIlm Festival (DAN)
Audience Award – Palm Springs International Filmfestival (USA)
Best Film – Sedicicorto Film Festival Forli, ItalY
Best SHORT FILM – Asheville Film Festival, USA
Best SHORT FILM – Victoria Independent Film Festival (AUSTRALIA)
Audience Award & Jury Award – Alemeria en Corto (ESP)
Audience Award – San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA
Audience Award & Jury Award (second place) Bamberger Kurzfilmtage
Audience Award – Cleveland International Film Festival, USA

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Toyland has been shown on numerous festivals, including:

13.1.10 – 24.1.10 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (JFF)
February 2010 Greater Phoenix JFF
20.2.10 – 24.2.10 Athens JFF
3.3.10 – 15.3.10 Tampa Bay JFF
20.3.10 Desert Film Society – Palm Springs
1.4.10 Lichtburg Kino, Lemförde-Quernheim
11.4.10 – 18.4.10 Jacob Burns Film Center
8.5.10 – 9.5.10 Sukagawa International Short  Film Festival
11.2.10 – 20.2.10 Denver JFF
8.5.10 – 11.5.10 Stockholm JFF

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Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Screenplay: Johann A. Bunners & Jochen Alexander Freydank
Producer: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Music: Ingo Ludwig Frenzel

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