Films | Videos | Animation


The DVD for the film Orten is now available in the media shop of the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) and can be ordered here.

Ivan Zadyraka, Pantea Keshavarzi, Bernice Lysania Ekoula Akouala, Nana Hdrjan, Emmanuel Peterson

In a documentary road movie, a  team of young migrants are going on an unscripted and improvised journey. They researched  their own milieus and contexts, searched for their people and their stories, locations and histories. What kind of ideas do they have after crossing several countries and starting from scratch? What futures will be devised if war in the country of origin prevents a return? What are their hopes?

  • Director: Margit Schild
  • Camera: Jan-Malte Enning
  • Sound: Lukas Raber
  • Concept, Production, Editing: Margit Schild
  • Camera, Sound, Editing, Postproduction: Jan-Malte Enning
  • Concept, Production: Antje Havemann, Schild/Havemann GbR,
    Initiative Temporäre Kunsträume e.V. Berlin
  • Sounddesign: Oscar Stiebitz
  • Composer: John Gürtler
  • John Gürtler – Piano, Clarinette, Percussion
  • Tomas Svensson – Drums and Percussion
  • Stephan Bleier – Kontrabass
  • Editorial Assistance: Wiebke Hofmann
  • Assistance Dramaturgy: Nadja Hermann

“Paris X Berlin 2016”

Paris/Berlin is a student competition organized by Studentenwerk Berlin . In the “Atelierhaus Mengerzeile” (Studiohouse) in Berlin Treptow, 10 students developed artistic interventions for a film project. These interventions were connected with a 15-minute plan sequence that ran through the entire building.

  • Artistic director: Margit Schild
  • Cinematographer: Luise Schröder
  • Sound/Sounddesign: Oscar Stiebitz
  • Editor: Jan Bihl
Filmstill Paris/Berlin 2016


Flight and Migration.
Documentary 2015
Director: Margit Schild, Berlin
Camera: Jan-Malte Enning, Hamburg

Filmstill with Juliette N ́Kometa and Carine Evindi Jengoue

The DVD for the film driften is available in the media shop of the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) and can be ordered here.

In Cooperation with:

  • GGUA – Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft zur Unterstützung Asylsuchender e.V.,
  • Münster, Volker Maria Hügel
  • Filmwerkstatt Münster, Winfried Bettmer
  • Die Linse e.V., Cinema-Kino, Münster, Jens Schneiderheinze
  • and others…

Margit Schild engages refugees and inhabitants in a process of dialectic response and aesthetic dialogue. An artwork is passed on to one another and each of the 30 participants translates it, according to his/her own approach. This process and every phase of the work is recorded by three cameras. The final outcome is a film that portrays all the participants in the moment of „responding“ to the predecessor and the animated cartoon composed by single frames. It is based on the principle of the encounter of people and the resulting interaction.

Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 
Diakonie Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe e.V.
CVJM Münster
Kulturamt der Stadt Münster
Der Paritätische
Irmgard und Heinrich Berding, Goldenstedt
Christiane Uhlmann, Halberstadt

Wandernder Ort 2011

Artistic Transformation as Collective Practice – a Participatory Video Project
Margit Schild, Elvira Hufschmid and Antje Havemann
Camera: Jan-Malte Enning

Residents of the Münsterland Region in Northrhine Westfalia were asked to create a four to five minute episode about their places and homes. Similar to the children’s game ‘Broken Telephone“ the story unfolds in the change of perspectives from one participant to the other. On the one hand, characters, dialogues and motifs are subject to continuation by the subsequent participant, but on the other hand they are repeatedly changed by the new perspective. A decisive moment in this process is the connection to the previous sequence: the following protagonists have to continue the course of action seen in it before they “distract” and present their own episode.

Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 
LWL Kulturstiftung Westfalen-Lippe

In cooperation with:
Galerie Münsterland, DA Kloster Kunsthaus Gravenhorst and Filmwerkstatt Münster


Stop-motion animation HD, 18min, 2012 (with Elvira Hufschmid)
Museum TwentseWelle Enschede, Netherlands

What does a map of Europe look like when German and Dutch residents along the border region of Germany and the Netherlands work together in an aesthetic transformation process for one week? The time-lapse animation shows the continuous transformation of the area of Twente and the surrounding european countries in a paper collage. Over the course of the interactions these countries become smaller, expand, change in colour and size, vanish completely, or they are spontaneously recreated, stretched out, merged, exaggerated or demagnified again.

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Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Mittelstand und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Verkehr
INTERREG, Deutschland-Niederlande, Grenzregionen gestalten Europa
Museum TwentseWelle, Enschede, und andere.

Keeping Mum

DV Video, 16 min.
An artistic transformation process at the »Department of  Environment and Green Areas« Hanover, Germany, 2009 in the context of »Mind The Park« (see below).

Filmstills “keeping mum”

For some weeks, Margit Schild engaged the employees of the »Department of  Environment and Green Areas« in Hanover in a process of dialectic response and aesthetic dialogue. A drawing was passed from one employee to another, and each of the 30 participants translated it according to their own style. Every phase was recorded frame by frame via video. The final outcome was an animated cartoon composed of single frames. Specific rules determined the artworks transfer to the other person, just as regulations influenced the art work’s transformation to the final outcome.

Mind The Park

with Anna Grunemann, Andrea v. Lüdinghausen, Christiane Oppermann, An Seebach and Margit Schild

Exhibition: Juni 7 – July 5 2009, Städtische Galerie Kubus, Hannover/Germany

Secret activities in the administrative office? Forests on glassy facades? Therapy of plants?

In the context of »Garden Region Hannover« five artists from Hannover and Berlin are posing the question »Where does a garden begin and in what ways is this process planned?« In »Mind The Park« Anna Grunemann, Andrea v. Lüdinghausen, Christiane Oppermann, Margit Schild und An Seebach infiltrate into the operating system of the Department of Environment and Green Areas. Garden »ex officio« is a comlex system in regard to the administrative and the technical planning processes. The five artists observe and study the planning activities taking place in the department. They relate to the communicative processes by means of different media and artist strategies in order to generate transformational artistic works within the department .

Stiftung Kulturregion Hannover, Sparkassenstiftung Niedersachsen, der Stiftung Bingo! Umweltlotterie,
der Stiftung Kunstfonds and the City of the Federal State Niedersachsen Hannover.

Kaestle, Thomas (ed): Mind The Park. Planungsräume. Nutzersichten. Kunstvorfälle, Oldenburg, 2009. (in german)
The catalog can be ordered here (in german)
Excerpt from the catalog, download (in german)