“Beid, Hafsa, Melissa, Manessa, Mohammad… 25 children and their teacher. We wanted to find out who they are… to discover their skills and strategies, their joys, fears, wants and needs.” More than 60% of all children in Viennese elementary schools do not have German as their first language. At the same time, there is an acute shortage of teachers and tutors. These adverse conditions are the starting point for Ruth Beckermann’s FAVORITEN, in which the filmmaker accompanies a Viennese elementary school class over the course of three school years.