Only team work makes the dream work.


Eleven-year-old Mona and the rest of her Kurdish family have fled Syria and ended up in Berlin. Everything is different here and Mona misses her home, her street football friends and especially her aunt Helin.
When a dedicated teacher recognises Mona’s special talent for football and selects her for the girls’ team, things are not getting easier at once. Mona is quickly identified as an outsider and playing in a team with the other girls turns out to be more difficult than expected. Each of them is fighting their own battles but one thing soon becomes clear: they will only win if they all play together.

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Director: Soleen Yusef
Genre: Children Film
Tags: Football, Girls, School, Friendship
Original title: Sieger Sein
English title: Winners
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2024
Length: 119
Color: Color
Shooting format: HD/2K
Screening format: DCP 2K
Original language: German
Subtitles: English
Cast: Dileyla Agirman, Andreas Döhler, Tamira Bwibo, Sherine Ciara Merai, Yumin Hannah Cho, Anisa Perk, Artemis Kostopoulou

Scriptwriter: Soleen Yusef
Director of photography: Stephan Burchardt
Production designer: Nadia Goetze
Editor: Marty Schenk
Sound design: Sebastian Schmidt, Marty Schenk
Sound: Olaf Mehl
Sound mixing: Olaf Mehl
Music: Boris Rogowski, David Menke
Producers: Sonja Schmitt, Marc Schmidheiny, Christoph Daniel
Co-producers: Dario Suter, Joel Brandeis, Detlev Buck
Production company: DCM Pictures GmbH
Co-production company: Boje Buck Produktion
Supported by: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Filmförderungsanstalt, BKM, Deutscher FilmFörderFonds

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© DCM Pictures GmbH

Festivals / Awards

Berlinale - Generation Kplus - World Premiere - Opening Film
Stockholm IFF, Sweden
Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival, Norway
German Film Awards 2024 - The Best Children´s Film 2024
Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic
Busan Int'l Kids and Youth Film Festival, Korea


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