DOK Leipzig 2022: Seven documentary tips for the ARD media library

For his film “The Balcony Movie”, director Paweł Łoziński placed his camera on his Warsaw balcony and filmed those who passed his house over a period of two years: young and old, men, women, children, poor, rich, happy and Desperate, neighbors and passers-by. Some of them came only once, others almost became good acquaintances. Although the documentary was made before the pandemic, it shows how much closeness can be created from a distance – but also the limits of this approach. “The Balcony Movie” was awarded the MDR Prize “Best Eastern European Film” at DOK Leipzig 2021.