mySELFIe

A Film by Anne Scheschonk

Synopsis

At the age of 12 Maya lost all of her hair. Within a couple of weeks she turned completely bald. The diagnosis: Alopecia areata. Two years later she has gotten used to her baldness. But summer is a brutal time. It’s too hot to hide under a wig or a hat. Then, Maya feels naked, and she asks herself: How do others perceive me? Am I alright the way I am? Am I beautiful? Almost like a way to provide the answers, Maya takes lots of selfies, just like her friends. And somewhere in between swiping, liking and sharing, the girls are growing into young women. MySEFLFie is a documentary about searching and finding one’s inner self, and eventually self-love. A coming-of-age film that portrays the self-exploration of a whole generation by looking at Maya’s story.

Director

  • Picture of Anne Scheschonk © Markus Kloth

    Anne Scheschonk

    Anne Scheschonk studied Media Sciences and Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Visual Anthropology. She has worked as an editorial assistant and set manager for TV productions. In 2011 and 2018/19 she participated in Master Classes for documentary film. She currently works as a freelance author in television and filmmaker. Her documentary works are about people who are perceived as being „different“, and often are socially stigmatized: the intellectually disabled mother, the transgender child, the teenage girl dealing with hairloss. Sensitive portraits of individuals that are asking questions about identity, and pointing out relevant issues of our times: acceptance, inclusion, equality.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION: YOUNG EYES AWARD*
    DOK LEIPZIG (Official Selection, Leipzig, Germany) October 29, 2019
  • 14th VOX FEMINAE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)May 11, 2020

Cast

Director
Anne Scheschonk
Producer
Mike Brandin
Director of Photography
Markus Kloth
Sound
Kai Hesselbarth, Tino Häusler, Sebastian Löffler
Editor
Marc Böhlhoff
Sound Design
Florian Marquardt
Music
Portier

Details

Running Time
50 min
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY
in one media
Mike Brandin
Tieckstraße 3
04275 Leipzig

www.inonemedia.de/


DIRECTOR

Anne Scheschonk

www.annescheschonk.com/