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Yalla Khartoum

A Film by Frederic Leitzke
and Andreas Lamoth


Life as an artist is tough in Sudans buzzing capital Khartoum, esp. for women. Inside the safe boundaries of an intercultural exchange program, the participants develop concepts to overcome the archaic norms of society. A film about the power of creative expression that aims to serve as a peaceful catalyst for emancipation & social change.


  • Picture of Frederic Leitzke © Frederic Leitzke

    Frederic Leitzke

    Frederic Leitzke studied „Digital Film & Animation“ in Berlin, where he founded the production company „editude pictures“ together with Andreas Lamoth in 2010. They focus on music videos, branded content, as well as short- and documentary-films. Their first feature-length documentary film „Yalla Khartoum“ is the result of a ten days trip to Sudans capital Khartoum in November 2015.

  • Picture of Andreas Lamoth © Andreas Lamoth

    Andreas Lamoth

    Andreas Lamoth is a self-taught filmmaker born and raised in the suburbs of Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz. After finishing high school in 2008 he moved to Berlin to study Digital Film Production. During that time he realized his first projects, including an episodic documentary about Berlin’s underground art scene („In the Belly of A Whale“). Andreas is a founding member and Co-CEO of Berlin-based production company „editude pictures“ for which he operates as a director, cinematographer and editor. While working for numerous commercial clients and musicians since then, he never lost his passion for independent projects, leading to the realization of multiple short films („Menace Beach“, „süßsauer“).

Awards + Festivals

  • 4th DUHOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq)September 9, 2016
  • 4th SUDAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Khartoum, Sudan)January 21, 2017
    5th BODDINALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 9, 2017
  • 2nd FEMUCIQ FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE QUITO (Official Selection, Quito, Ecuador)March 7, 2017
  • 12th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Officail Selection, Monaco)May 14, 2017
  • 12th AFRYKAMERA AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)May 19, 2017
  • SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO FILM FESTIVAL (Panorama Section, Argentina)July 11, 2017
  • 3rd FICABC - ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barranquilla, Colombia)August 30, 2017
  • 1st GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)September 23, 2017
  • 3rd BANGKOK THAI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL October 15, 2017
  • SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARS (San José, Costa Rica)October 25, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 34th SARAJEVO WINTER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2018
  • 6th NEPAL HUMAN RIGHTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)March 7, 2018


Frederic Leitzke & Andreas Lamoth
Frederic Leitzke & Andreas Lamoth
Director of Photography
Frederic Leitzke & Andreas Lamoth
Frederic Leitzke & Andreas Lamoth
Andreas Lamoth
Sound Design
Benjamin Schäfer
Jian Kellett Liew


Running Time
65 mins
Shooting Format
Full HD
Screening Format
Full HD, DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299


editude pictures
Leitzke & Lamoth GbR
Mehringdamm 101
10965 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 30 293 694 20