My own kind | © Filmuni Babelsberg / UNCSA
© Filmuni Babelsberg / UNCSA

My Own Kind

  • Lilith (Working title)
Short Film | 2018 | Drama | Germany

Shooting data


Project data

Length of movie15 Min.
Aspect ratioWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Acquisition formatSuper 16

Brief synopsis

Lilith recounts fragments of her life, that is governed by the expectations of others. She has silently accepted her fate - that of the functioning one. She watches her best friend escape the bleak town, while she remains, walking through the old, lonely house of her grandmothers, a child in her arm, being told there is nothing like motherhood. Lilith confides for the first time that she didn’t want it. That she couldn’t love it. That she regrets not only its death but also its birth.
But is it the obligation of a mother to love her child?


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Lilly MenkeLilith [L]
Marisa EstelrichN.N.


Director of photographyJan Mayntz
Arriflex 416 Plus
Arriflex 416 Plus
DirectorMirjam Khera
EditorMarie Fontanel
ProducerJonatan Geller-Hartung
Creative producerJonatan Geller-Hartung
Production designerMarilena Büld
ScreenwriterMirjam Khera
ScreenwriterJonatan Geller-Hartung
Production sound mixerTill Aldinger
Sound re-recording mixerMichael Holz
Sound designerTill Aldinger


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Marie Fontanel2019Filmplus, Kölner Festival für Filmschnitt [de]Tentacle Sync Förderpreis SchnittNominated
Mirjam Khera2019Nominated
Mirjam Khera2019Int'l Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen [de]Deutscher WettbewerbNominated