Die goldene Stunde

A Film by Claudia Vogt


Just like every morning a man unlocks the school gates. Just like every morning he starts his day with a strong tea. But today Khalid the school janitor experiences everything differently. On his walk through the empty school grounds he learns more about the student’s dreams, fears and memories than ever before. This documentary draws a picture of our generation’s children using their own voices to convey the messages they, themselves, deem necessary to tell. May this be their desire abundance and riches or their memories of a Syria that lays in shambles.


  • Picture of Claudia Vogt © Claudia Vogt

    Claudia Vogt

    Claudia Vogt studied acting at the University of Music, Drama an Media in Hanover from 1991 to 1995. In 1995 Talent Award at Theatertreffen Deutschsprachiger Schauspielstudenten Stuttgart for her performance of Merteuil in Quartett by Heiner Müller. Fulltime acting positions amongst others at Schauspiel Leipzig and Staatstheater Kassel. Since 2000 she has been starring in several TV productions – movies as well as series for public sector broadcasters. Her long-term shooting experience led to the desire of telling own stories and therefore changing sides within the creative process. Consequently she studied video and sound design, digital image creation as well as funding of culture and marketing at cimdata in Berlin. Claudia Vogt works as a Berlin-based filmmaker. She develops and realizes documentary and fictional films, in which she is responsible for production, directing, script and editing.

Awards + Festivals

    5th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 10, 2017
  • SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARS (Documentary Short Film Category, San José, Costa Rica)October 25, 2017
  • 15th TIRANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 3, 2017
  • North Carolina Film Award (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
    3rd INT'L STUDENT, NEWCOMER AND WOMAN MOVIE AWARDS (Official Selection, Jakarta, Indonesia)November 23, 2017
  • 4th NEAR NAZARETH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Israel)December 13, 2017
  • 9th BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 15, 2018
  • CINEMA WORLD FEST AWARDS 2018 - SPRING SELECTION (Official Selection, USA)March 1, 2018
  • 13th VANCOUVER INT’L WOMAN IN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 6, 2018
  • 3rd QUITE INDEPENDENT WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)March 13, 2018
  • 10th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lucknow, India)April 5, 2018
  • 14th TALCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Talca, Chile)April 10, 2018
  • 7th CHILDREN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bursa, Turkey)May 3, 2018
  • 3rd CHEAP CUTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)May 17, 2018
  • 13th HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NJ, USA)May 18, 2018
  • 3rd STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2018
  • 13th COMMFFEST GLOBAL COMMUNITY FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, OT, Canada)October 10, 2018
  • 61st CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARDS FOR INDEPENDENT AND EMERGING MEDIA (Official Selection, Washington, DC, USA)November 1, 2018


Claudia Vogt
Claudia Vogt, Karola Film
Claudia Vogt
Director of Photography
Florian Wurzer DoP
Steadicam Operator
Frank Schwaiger
Cora Weiß
Claudia Vogt
Sound Design
Julian Cropp
Robert Hinz, Remmer Kruse


Running Time
21:41 mins
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
5.1 mix



aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068



Karola Film
Claudia Vogt
Sophie-Charlotten-Str. 24
14059 Berlin, Germany



Claudia Vogt