DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

I Was a Winner

I Was a Winner

An armed warrior is running through a lonely forest. There used to be more of his kind here – more adventurers, more gamers. He and other players in an online role-playing game reflect on the times when it was more important to them than anything else. The outside world couldn’t reach them – relationships and families happened in the game, if at all. The protagonists, represented by their former avatars here, had to learn the painful way that fun had turned into a burden and then into addiction. In his animadoc film the director shows how hard it can be to log out of a virtual reality and return to the real world.

Kim Busch


Original Title: Jag var en vinnare
Country: Sweden
Year: 2016
Language: Swedish
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 14 min.
Technique: Live Action
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Jonas Odell
Producer: Johan Edström
Animation: Niklas Lundgren
Sound: Frippe Jonsater
Script: Jonas Odell, Richard Dinter

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.