A documentary by Tuna Kaptan and Felicitas Sonvilla


Two at the border

Germany, 2013 I 30 min. I HD/DCP I Dolby 5.1 I Original language with subtitles


'Two At The Border' is a short documentary portrait about two human smugglers from Syria and Palestine at the border between Turkey and Greece. Their job gets increasingly difficult as greek and european authorities strengthen the porous border by a 13 km fence and by thousands of officers, trying to barricade the EU against illegal immigration. Ultimately, it all looks pretty abysmal for both the men and their mostly syrian clients alike, as far fewer of these refugees are making it into Greece.





Directing & script: Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla

DOP: Tim Kuhn

Executive Producer: Asli Özarslan

Editing: Ulrike Tortota, Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla

Music: Dmitri Grigoriev

Graphic: Magdalena Akantisz

A production of the University of Television and Film Munich




Nominated for best student documentary at IDFA Amsterdam, 2013

Diorapthe Encouragement Award at the short film festival Go Short Nijmengen, 2014

ESSA Short Film Award Ethnocineca Vienna 2014

Special Jury Award Documentarist Istanbul 2014

Special Jury Mention LatinArab Buenos Aires 2014

1. Jury Award Unlimited Festival Cologne 2014

Special Jury Mention Talca Festival Chile 2015




Duisburger Kurzfilmwoche, 2013

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2013

Artemis Izmir International Film Festival Izmir, 2013

Setem BAK Ödülleri Istanbul, 2013

Ca´Foscari Short Film Festival, 2014

Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, 2014

Go Short Nijmegen, 2014

Sehsüchte Berlin, 2014

Dokfest München, 2014

Ethnocineca Wien, 2014

Krakow Film Festival, 2014

Go Short Nijmegen 2014

Akbank Short Film Istanbul 2014

Dokfest München 2014

Ethnocineca Vienna 2014

DOK.fest Munich 2014

Sehsüchte International Student's Film Festival Potsdam 2014

IFSAK Short Film Festival Istanbul 2014

Tau Film Festival Tel Aviv 2014

Documentarist Istanbul 2014

Wendland Shorts 2014

Frontline Club London 2014

Lenolafilmfestival 2014

Aegean Docs 2014

Ayvalik International Film Festival 2014

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2014

Adana Golden Boll Festival 2014

Duhok International Film Festival 2014

Echoing Borders Columbia University NY 2014

PriMed Marseille 2014

Tierra di Tutti Bologna 2014

unlimited festival Cologne 2014

Ander Art Munich 2014

Cairo´s International Women´s Film Festival 2014

Cine Migrantes Buenos Aires 2014

17th International 1001 Documentary Film Festival 2014

Cine Fertil LatinArab Film Festival Buenos Aires 2014

Munich International Festival of Filmschools 2014

DokumentArt Festival 2014

INPUT Festival Netherlands 2014

TİHV İzmir Documentary Days 2014

Talca Short Film Festival Chile 2015

26th AIFF International Film Festival Ankara 2015

FIDÉ - International Festival of Student Documentary 2015










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