SPACE DOGS

SPACE DOGS

SPACE DOGS

SPACE DOGS

SPACE DOGS

A film by Elsa Kremser & Levin Peter
91min / AT - DE / 2019

How a Moscow street dog was sent into space and returned as a ghost.
Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog’s perspective, SPACE DOGS accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today’s Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces.
Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog’s perspective, SPACE DOGS accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today’s Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces.
Locarno2
Viennale
Leipzig4
mardelplata
jeonju
sevilla

NEWS

NEWS

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„Space Dogs is full of visuals that seem pulled from another planet“ - NYT

"No Dogs Go to Heaven" - Film Critic Teo Bugbee reviews Space Dogs for the New York Times. 

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Icarus Films released Space Dogs in US and Canada 

Space Dogs was released nationwide on Sept 11th 2020, followed by a VoD and DVD release on Amazon, Ovid and many others...

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Space Dogs wins two Awards @ Viennale International Film Festival

The VIENNA FILM AWARD 'Best Austrian Film' & ERSTE BANK’S ExtraVALUE FILM AWARD go to Space Dogs! 

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Video: DoP Yunus Roy Imer in an interview by ARRI & 'Behind the Scenes Material'

The cinematographer talks about the difficulties of shooting the film and his equipment selection from ARRI Rental.

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Space Dogs made it into numerous "Best-of-2020-Lists" 

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Space Dogs VoD-release on MUBI in several territories!

The curated auteur cinema streaming service offers Space Dogs to it's subscribers in several countries.

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Space Dogs wins at Festivals in Zagreb and Sardinia!

Space Dogs won "Best Film" at IS Real Sardinia and the "Wild Dreamer Award" at Subversive Film Festival in Zagreb.

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DoP Yunus Roy Imer awarded for "Best Cinematography"

For his camera work on Space Dogs Yunus Roy Imer won the award for the best camera in a documentary @ Diagonale.

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Real Fiction distributes Space Dogs in Germany 

Space Dogs was theatrically released on September 24th 2020 and will be avaible on VoD and DVD in Germany soon.

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Cineuropa: "Space Dogs is the most controversial title at Locarno..."

says Marta Balaga from Cineuropa - read her interview with the Space Dogs directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter.

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Asian Premiere @ Jeonju international Film Festival

Space Dogs celebrated its Asian premiere at Jeonju IFF as part of the World Cinema - Documentary Section.

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FAZ: "Humans have not always been the focus of the films in Locarno ..."

Michael Ranze of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes about Space Dogs in his Locarno-Review...

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Russian Premiere @ Art Doc Fest in Moscow with Alexey Serebryakov

Actor Alexey Serebryakov will be present at the Premiere in Moscow.

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“A 'How-Did-They-Do-That' type of movie. It is really amazing..."

Nicolas Rapold, Jessica Green and Jordan Cronk talk about Space Dogs in the Film Comment Podcast Locarno edition.

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"Why do we really want to go to space? 

Elena Lazic interviews Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter for Seventh Row Magazine.

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German Premiere @ DOK Leipzig IFF for Documentary and Animated Film

"The magical story of a friendship ... including small and great departures into unknown spheres." - Julia Weigl 

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South American Premiere @ Mostra Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter will be present at the Festival to present Space Dogs for the first time in South America.

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Argentinian Premiere @ Mar del Plata international Film Festival

Space Dogs will be screened on Friday, November 15 and on Monday, November 18 in Mar del Plata.

SOUNDTRACK

by John Gürtler & Jan Miserre

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS

FESTIVALS

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL
· "
Special Mention" by Junior Jury Cineasti del Presente
· "Special Mention" by ISPEC Cultura Jury
VIENNALE
· "Vienna Film Award - Best Austrian Film 2019"
· "ExtraValue Film Award"
DIAGONALE’20
· "Best Cinematography Award"
SUBVERSIVE FESTIVAL ZAGREB
· "Wild Dreamers Award"
IS REAL FILM FESTIVAL SARDINIA
· "Best Film"
SEVILLA IFF
· "Special Mention" by New Waves Non Fiction Jury
BOLZANO FILM FESTIVAL
· "Bester Dokumentarfilm"
FIDOCS SANTIAGO DE CHILE
· "Special Jury Award"
VIENNA SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL
· "Best Austrian Space Movie"
DOK LEIPZIG
MAR DEL PLATA IFF
JEONJU IFF
TORINO IFF
MOSTRA SAO PAULO
TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS IFF
CPH:DOX COPENHAGEN
FICUNAM IFF MEXICO
RIDM MONTREAL
ODESA IFF
VILNIUS IFF
FILM FEST GENT
RIGA IFF
ATHENS IFF
TIDF TAIWAN
HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS IFF
REYKJAVIK IFF
EBS INTERNATIONAL DFF
DOC POINT HELSINKI
BELDOCS IFF
DOK FEST MUNICH
MINSK IFF LISTAPAD
HAWAII IFF
ARTDOCFEST MOSCOW
DOCS BARCELONA
MAKE DOX IFF
FESTIVAL DE CINE DE BOGOTA
DOKU BAKU AZERBAIJAN
MAX OPHÜLS FILM FESTIVAL
LOCARNO IN LOS ANGELES
DOCUMENTARY FILM WEEK HAMBURG
DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY WARSAW
DOK FEST KASSEL
ACHTUNG BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
IZOLA IFF
CINEFEST MISKOLC
MOSTRA DE CINEMA LISBOA
IMAGINE SCIENCE IFF NEW YORK
ARKTISEN UPEETA
BOZAR BRUSSELS GOETHE INSTITUT
STRANGER THAN FICTION FILM FESTIVAL
K3 FILMFESTIVAL
DER NEUE HEIMATFILM
DOKKA FILM FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL FILMWEEKEND WUERZBURG
COOL CONNECTIONS MOSCOW
EUROFILMFEST PRAGUE
FEBIOFEST BRATISLAVA
ACF CINECLUB LONDON
ARIANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL
GO EAST FILMFESTIVAL

CONTACTS

PRESS

PRESS RELATIONS

Ines Kaizik-Kratzmüller (Austria) 
Marijana Harder (Germany)
Brian Geldin (US/CAN)
Gloria Zerbinati
(International)

WORLD SALES

Gefördert von
Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Kärntner Filmförderung, Filmstiftung NRW – Gerd Ruge Stipendium, Thüringer Filmförderung, Kompositionsförderung Dok.Fest München
 
In Zusammenarbeit mit
ORF Film-/Fernsehabkommen, RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
 
Unterstützt durch
ARRI International Support Program, Österreichisches Kulturforum Moskau, Deutsche Botschaft Moskau

DISTRIBUTION

RAUMZEITFILM Produktion / B&B by Filmladen Verleih (Austria)
Real Fiction Filmverleih (Germany)

Icarus Films (US/Canada)
Moolin Films (Japan)
Beldocs (Serbia/Western Balkans)
EBS (South Korea)

Gefördert von
Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Kärntner Filmförderung, Filmstiftung NRW – Gerd Ruge Stipendium, Thüringer Filmförderung, Kompositionsförderung Dok.Fest München
 
In Zusammenarbeit mit
ORF Film-/Fernsehabkommen, RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
 
Unterstützt durch
ARRI International Support Program, Österreichisches Kulturforum Moskau, Deutsche Botschaft Moskau

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GALLERY

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CREDITS

CREDITS

A RAUMZEITFILM production
in co-production with IT WORKS Medien

Narrated by
ALEXEY SEREBRYAKOV

Written, Directed & Produced by
ELSA KREMSER, LEVIN PETER

Co-Producer
ANNEKATRIN HENDEL

Camera

YUNUS ROY IMER

Sound

SIMON PETER, JONATHAN SCHORR

Editing

JAN SOLDAT, STEPHAN BECHINGER

Sound Design

JONATHAN SCHORR

Original Soundtrack

JOHN GÜRTLER, JAN MISERRE

Assistant Directors

FEDOR GERLEIN, ARTEM MOSKALEV

Archival Research

SERGEI KACHKIN

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

FUNDED BY
Bundeskanzleramt Österreich
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
Kärntner Filmförderung
Filmstiftung NRW 'Gerd Ruge Stipendium'
Thüringer Filmförderung
Kompositionsförderung Dok.Fest München
 
IN COOPERATION WITH
ORF Film-/Fernsehabkommen
RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
 
SUPPORTED BY
ARRI International Support Program

Österreichisches Kulturforum Moskau
AFC - Austrian Film Commission
German Films

DEVELOPED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF
Start-Stipendium by Bundeskanzleramt AT
EuroDoc
Nipkow Programm
MDM Kontakt Tag
Rough Cut Service

WORLD SALES
Deckert Distribution

DISTRIBUTORS
RAUMZEITFILM (Austria)
Real Fiction Filmverleih (Germany)
Icarus Films (US/Canada)
Moolin Films (Japan)
Beldocs (Western Balkan)
EBS (South Korea)

Gefördert von
Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Kärntner Filmförderung, Filmstiftung NRW – Gerd Ruge Stipendium, Thüringer Filmförderung, Kompositionsförderung Dok.Fest München
 
In Zusammenarbeit mit
ORF Film-/Fernsehabkommen, RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
 
Unterstützt durch
ARRI International Support Program, Österreichisches Kulturforum Moskau, Deutsche Botschaft Moskau

FACTS

FACTS

Running time
91 MINUTES
 
Original language
RUSSIAN
 
Subtitles
GERMAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH, PORTUGESE
 
Location
MOSCOW, RUSSIA
 
Screening Format
DCP
 
Sound Format
DOLBY SRD 5.1
 
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
 
Pictures/Sec
25

RUNNING TIME – 90 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGES – Russian
SUBTITLES – German, English
LOCATIONS – Russia
SCREENING FORMAT – DCP, BluRay
SOUND FORMAT – Dolby SRD 5.1
ASPECT RATIO – 2.39:1
PICTURES/SEC – 24