2018 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director/Writer/Producer Janet Tobias, Director/Writer/Editor Claus Wehlisch; director of photography Zac Nicholson; composer John Piscitello; film subjects Yanjaa Wintersoul, Nelson Dellis

WORLD PREMIERE   Without memory we are nothing. Memory makes us human. It’s who we are. Memory Games offers a thrilling insight into the lives of four athletes from the United States, Germany, and Mongolia as they compete for the title of World Memory Champion. Their unique approaches to memorizing and recalling mind-boggling amounts of information and their life stories form the basis for a visually stunning and thought-provoking documentary that looks at how memory permeates every aspect of our lives. By weaving in interactive animations, filmmakers Janet Tobias and Claus Wehlisch explore the athletes’ striking visualization techniques and give a glimpse into a world of seemingly limitless capacity for memorization, one that might well be open to any of us.


Jock Docs


Director: Janet Tobias and Claus Wehlisch
Producer: Janet Tobias, Heino Deckert, Rogger Lopez, Tina Börner, Zsofi Lili Kovacs
Cinematographer: Zac Nicholson
Editor: Claus Wehlisch
Music: John Piscitello
Running Time: 85
Language: English, German
Country: USA, Germany
Year: 2018