Documentary films


A documentary by David Sieveking

In co-produkcion with Lichtblick Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, in cooperation with ARTE.

With the support of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Hessische Filmförderung and DFFF.

World sales handled by Journeyman Pictures,
German distributor Farbfilm

German cinema release:  Sept 13, 2018

written & directed by: David Sieveking
Cinematographer: Adrian Stähli I Kaspar Köpke
Editor: Catrin Vogt I Mirja Gerle
Producers: Martin Heisler, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, Katharina Bergfeld
Commissioning editors: Sonja Scheider I Monika Lobkowicz I Matthias Leybrand I Rolf Bergmann

David Sieveking’s autobiographical feature doc FAMILY SHOTS tells the story of a loving couple and the challenges they face when their first baby is born. Confronted with the extensive vaccination schedule for newborns they realize they do not agree on this issue. To solve their conflict and insecurity David sets out on a research trip to unearth the facts and dispel the myths surrounding vaccinations. Constantly torn between his family duties at home and his investigations David travels through Europe and as far as West Africa to get to the bottom of it. FAMILY SHOTS is both, a tongue-in-cheek family comedy and a profound research into the global impact of vaccination today.

• DOK Leipzig 2017 - German competition
    ⭐︎ Nominated for ver.di-Award    
    ⭐︎ Nominated for den Dokumentarfilmpreis des Goethe-Institut
    ⭐︎ Nominated for Gedanken-Aufschluss, DEFA-Förderpreis
• CPH:DOX, Dänemark

✩ Nominated for Hessischen Filmaward