Win By Fall

sound design & music
documentary by Anna Koch, Anna Wendt Filmproduktion / RBB 2016

Janny, Lisa, Debby and Michelle are 12 years old when they leave home. The "Elite School of Sport" at Frankfurt/Oder, a boarding school in East German tradition is what they call home from now on. They grow up in a strict corset of training schedules, weight classes and pressure to perform.


Being wrestlers, they all dream of a championship title, though off the mat, each girl fights her very own battle: Janny is searching for her standing within the group, Debby fights her own expectations, Lisa is homesick and Michelle quarrels with her weight.


The documentary WIN BY FALL follows the wrestlers trying to find their place, as well as away from competitive rankings.

Winner Best Documentary, International Hof Film Festival 2016
Winner Best Documentary & Best Cinematography, Achtung Berlin – new berlin film award 2017
GRANIT Award Best Documentary, International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2017
SXSW Festival Austin 2017
CinéDOC-Tbilisi 2017
DOK.fest München 2017