Teen Dox


Rosa Hannah Ziegler
Screening time  
23.02. / Tuesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
What do people think of me? When will I be happy?

What do people think of me? When will I be happy? These are the kinds of questions all teenagers ask themselves, but in this intimate film a 19-year-old German named Yasmin manages to formulate thoughts in a remarkably thorough and thoughtful way. She is filmed at the employment agency and in her own new apartment, where she’s trying to work out who she is – and come to grips with her relationship with her mother, a drug addict. The extracts Yasmin reads from her diary provide a glimpse into her thoughts. After a lifetime of moving from one set of foster parents to another, she is now searching for the meaning of happiness and loneliness. She realizes she has never experienced what “family” really means. How then can she ever start a family of her own? Just what does the future have in store for her? Will she do well in school? Will she fall in love? Will she go to college? In the background, there looms the possibility that she will go down the wrong path. This candid portrait provides insight into the vulnerability and survival instinct of a courageous young woman.


Rosa Hannah Ziegler

Rosa Hannah Ziegler, born in 1982, studied directing at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts. Her documentary Cigaretta mon Amour – Portrait of My Father received the German Short Film Award. In 2011, Ziegler produced her multi-award-winning short feature Escape

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2014, 15' 40''

Directed by:
Rosa Hannah Ziegler

Screenplay by:
Rosa Hannah Ziegler

Matteo Cocco

Edited by:
Rosa Hannah Ziegler

Max Richter

Roswitha Ziegler

Produced by:
Wendländische Filmkooperative

Festivals & Awards:

Kurzfilmfestival Köln Unlimited 2014 –  Second Jury Award, Flensburger Kurzfilmtage 2014 – Wagnis Award, Diessener Kurzfilmfestival 2014 – Special Mention, Unlimited - Cologne Short Film Festival 2015 – 2nd Jury Award, IDFA 2014, BFI Festival 2015, Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival 2014, Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2015, Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival 2015, NW Short Film Festival Canada 2015, International Short Film Festival Uppsala 2014, Ljubljana International Short Film Festival 2015, Farcume – Faro’s Short-Film Festival 2015