In a snack wall of a snackbar, a young, naive croquette has to compete with an experienced, bitchy cheese soufflé to persuade a hungry customer that she’s the most tasty snack, with the ultimate goal of being eaten.
You’ve heard it before; that a moment can change your life. As if it’s possible to point to a single instance when things changed. For Jakob, there’s just a myriad of memories, piled up on top of each other. As if everything happened all at once.
SELECTED FOR THE 2022 LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
The Netherlands / Sweden
English / Swedish
A photographer has the assignment to shoot Skogskyrkogarden, a cemetery located in the woods of Stockholm. There she sees an old woman placing a lantern on a grave. When the photographer shoots a picture of this very private moment, she soon finds out that this haunting image is more haunted than she bargained for.
It’s Nice in Here is a fragmented portrait of a sensitive black boy nicknamed Crimson who lost his life during a police shooting. Exploring the subjective memories of his best friend, Imani, and of the police officer who shot him who both have wildly different recollections of the same faithful moment in a corner store.
WORLD PREMIERE SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE 2022
A big group of animals makes itself dependent on a power grid, hooked onto the socket-shaped snout of a single sleeping pig… How long will that last?
Kaboom 2022 (world premiere)
Ciné Court Animé Roanne 2022
Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart 2022
Anifilm, Czech Republic 2022
Mister K works hard for “Pastagel”, a big company peddling a miraculous product to keep your hair fabulous all day long. Desperate to look like his colleagues, Mister. K does his best to look clean and sharp but infuriatingly his curly hair just doesn’t stay in place… But deep inside, isn’t he just like his hair, a little too rebellious?
Meknes Animation Festival – Morocco
Anibar International Animation Festival – Peja – Kosovo
Ravenheart International Film Festival – Oslo – Norway
Festival Court Métrange – Rennes – France
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival – Moscow – Special Distinction of the Jury
São Paulo Int. Short Film Festival – Brazil
Catalonia Fantastic International Film Festival – Sitges – Spain
The film takes us to an intimate moment of Dick and Mary who meet each other for the first time during the Covid pandemic. An empty restaurant, a somewhat odd waiter and his strict measures make it a tough evening. Or will love prevail?
SELECTED AT MORE THAN 50 FESTIVALS
MECAL PRO, Barcelona, Spain
WINNER BEST COMEDY & SUPPORTING ACTRESS at SEVIFF Sevilla Indie FF (2022)
JURI DIPLOMA PRIZE at the DIOGENES INT. SHORT FF, Tbilisi
SPECIAL MENTION AWARD at BIG SYN FILMFEST21, United Nations, London (UK)
After a heated training match with the team, twelve-year-old Viggo and Noel go home to challenge each other’s limits and masculinity. A sudden stop to an innocent game questions what a male friendship is allowed to be.
World Premiere – 2021 BUFF Malmö Filmfestival
2021 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
– ECFA SHORT FILM AWARD
2021 Show Me Shorts Film Festival
2021 Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival
2021 RIFF Reykjavík International Filmfestival
2021 Buster Film Festival
2021 Tirina International Filmfestival
2021 Cinekid – BEST INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACTION SHORT
2021 St. Louis International Film Festival
2021 Budapest International Children’s Film Festival – GOLDEN SQUIRREL AWARD
2021 Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
2021 Chicago International Children’s Festival
2022 Flickerfest Australia – BEST EU SHORT FILM
Ultra-short, lovingly made stop-motion animation about ten-year old Kevin, who is growing up in a family with a tyrannical father. He wants to escape from this situation and dreams of becoming a pilot, finally leaving it all behind him – literally – with his little sister Jaimy.
When a New Year, in the form of a rowdy toddler, arrives in a frozen forest, and brings along the thaw, the Previous Year, in the form of an old man of snow and ice, tries to protect “his” forest.
A World War II story focusing on hair, not heroes. Five siblings and their hair parlour offer women of the small Norwegian town Narvik a sense of normality in the midst of madness and despair. We follow 17-year-old Anna as her life is put on hold – just when it is about to start. Based on true events.
International Premiere: Spark Animation International Festival, Montreal 2021
An inspirational animation about insecurity.
In a little house filled with mirrors, Fiep focuses on her physical imperfections so intensely that her distorted self-image grows out of proportion – literally…
Cinekid 2021 – Best Dutch Animated Short
Indiejunior Porto, 2022
Seattle Children’s Film Festival, 2022
Kaboom Amsterdam, 2022
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, 2022
Go Short, Nijmegen, 2022
Filem’on Kinderfilm Festival, Belgium 2022
Eryk, alias Polska Warrior, is the undisputed hero in the online game Goldhunter, but in real life he is invisible. His game buddy Laura shows him to use his game-skills in real life, in order to confront his dominant father.
Polska Warrior is an animated adventure film about fear, love and computer games.
In an attempt to cheer up her depressed father, Hanna comes up with a spontaneous action that results in a symphonic concert through the neighborhood.
A young muskox migrates with a small herd through the cold barren tundra. For the hungry young ox the rules of conduct are difficult to fathom. His mother does her best to take care of him. During their journey the herd gets attacked by a pack of wolves, who are after Little Ox.
My grandfather is telling me a story that he invented, and asks me to make a film out of it. Because of pol- lution, pesticides, and other toxic substances, a bee decides to leave her hive, looking for a more comfortable place for her to live in.
World Premiere 2013 Locarno Film Festival
For AWARDS see director’s link above.
LGBTQI - animation
Available in French/Spanish/Italian/German/English V.O.
In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but LGBTQI+ isn’t just a human story. This is a celebration of diversity in the animal kingdom.
- Swiss Film Prize 2022 – Best Short Animation
- The Special Distinction of the Jury, Insomnia International Open-Air 2021 – Russie
- Best LGBT – Animation Film – Colors of Love International Queer Film Festival 2021 Penjab – Inde
- Best animation – Festival of Nations 2021, Lenzing – Autriche
- Honorable mention – ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival 2021 Syros island – Grèce
- Special mention – Rising of Lusitania – AnimaDoc Film Festiva 2021 Gdansk – Pologne
- Special mention – Scream Queer – Eros and Thanatos 2021 Rome – Italie
- Best Animated Short Film for Young – ANIMAPHIX 2021 Bagheria – Italie
- Grand Prix des P’tits Loups – Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema 2021 Montreal – Canada
- Meilleur Film Thématique- Crossroads International Short Film Festival 2021 Istambul – Turquie
- Bronze octopus award – TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival 2021 – Grèce
- best short – prémio del publico – International Film Festival of Lanzarote 2021 – Espagne
- prix du public – Good Natured: A Conservation Optimism Short Film Festival 2021 Oxford – UK
- runner up (2nd place) – Good Natured: A Conservation Optimism Short Film Festival 2021 – UK
- best picture – Global Assembly on Everyday Life, Gender and Sexuality Film 2021 – Philippines
- best script – Filmambiente Film Festival 2021 Rio de Janeiro – Brésil
- people’s choice award – Filmambiente Film Festival 2021 Rio de Janeiro – Brésil
- Rosa Brille Award – QUEERSICHT queer film festival 2021 Bern – Suisse
- Sparks award (jury jeune) – Winterthur Internationale Kurzfilmtage 2021 – Suisse
- Best Foreign Short Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade 2021– Brésil
- Prix public (under 35) Sedicicorto International Film Festival 2021 Forlí – Italie
- best short – Global Scientific Film Festival 2021 Zurich – 2021
- JUDGE’S SPECIAL MENTIONS London International Animation Festival 2021 – UK
- Guido Manuli Award for its powerful comedy – Sardinia Film Festival 2021 Sassari – Italie
- prix du public pour un film d’anim – Festival int. du film de montagne d’Autrans 2021 – France
- Best Animation Film Award, International queer film festival Merlinka 2021 Serbie
World Premiere – 2021 International Animation Film Festival Annecy
2021 Ottawa International Animation Festival
2021 Animatou – Geneva
2021 Cinekid – Amsterdam
LGTBQI - drama
Max goes on a date with another guy Tadas whom he met online. Max feels uncomfortable and timid so Tadas decides to act on his own initiative. He tries to get to know Max as they embark on a night ride around the city but Max is evasive to talk about himself. Max feels torn between his emotions and Tadas’ pressure. Eventually he breaks down and reveals his true identity.
USA / China
You are what you eat. In a world where people start to look like the thing they eat the most of, you can take this quite literally. When a newcomer prefers different eating habits, the visible consequences turn the world upside down.
2021 LEUVEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
2022 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
„A young amateur astronomer wants to enjoy the beautiful night sky but he crosses a hunter which has other plans …“
Austrian Film Festival 2017 «Best International Animation»
Festival of Nations 2017 «Honorary Mention»
Austrian Film Festival 2017, Austria
Festival of Nations 2017, Austria
Cinanima 2017, Portugal
Fest Anca 2017, Slowakia
Anima Mundi 2017, Brazil
Shorts at Moonlight 2017, Germany
Krok Festival 2017, Russia
Shortynale 2017, Austria
European Animated Film Festival Balkanima 2017, Serbia
Etiuda & Anima International Film Festival 2017, Poland
Animateka 2017, Slovenia
Finally the Cowboys have lost against the indians. So US-citizens with migration background are coming home…
A short film packed with stereotypes illustrating the absurd discussion about sending all people back to their home countries, meaning the countries of their ancestors.
Best Animation, Austrian Film Festival, Austria 2020
“Best of the World”-programme, Hiroshima Animation Festival, Japan 2020
Honourable Mention, Festival of Nations, Austria 2020
Academy Awards (Oscars) – Best Animated Short – Longlist, USA 2021
Two Day Animation Festival, Austria 2019
Hiroshima Animation Festival, Japan 2020
Cortoons Festival, Spain 2020
Ars Electronica Festival, Austria 2020
Dumbo Film Festival New York, USA 2020
Krakow Film Festival , Poland 2020
Internationales Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart, Germany 2020 (Covid-19 Edition)
Anifilm, Czech Republic, 2020
Animateka, Slovenia 2020
Bogoshorts, Colombia 2020
Festival of Nations, Austria 2020
Austrian Film Festival, Austria 2020
Pixel Vienna Filmfestival, Austria 2020
Cine Court Anime, France 2021
Internationales Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart, Germany 2021
European Film Festival Lille – Longlist, France 2021
Bamberger Kurfilmtage, Germany 2021
LGTBQI - drama
Switzerland / France
Theo’s life, a young docker languishing in his native port, flows at the monotonous rhythm of cargo ships passing by. Through his encounter with Giuseppe, a disillusioned sailor ashore for a while, Theo will gather the courage to face the waves to escape his dull existence by trying to get into Giuseppe’s gruff crew.
Jury Award – Festival Courts d’un soir, Montréal
Young Jury Award – Mecal Pro 2020, 22nd Barcelona International Short/Animation Film Festival
3rd Prize film school award – Schweizer Jugendfilmtage
3rd Prize – Schweizer Jungfilmfestival Luzern : Upcoming Filmmakers – Switzerland
A woman leaves home for a short holiday, when she has a panic attack imagining all things that can go wrong in her home in her absence. Her biggest fears do not come true, but still, didn’t she forget to ….?
Jeep is looking for the ultimate vacation spot; an idyllic island full of wilderness and beautiful tropical birds. Once arrived Jeep finds oud that he is not the only adventurer. What started as an idyllic trip escalates quickly into a true tourist trap where no escape is possible.
In this hilarious 2D & 3D animated short, a clean-up neat-freak octopus uses all of his tentacles trying to reach what he’s aiming for.
Cinekid 2020 – National Audience Award (Age 4-6)
Kuki Film Festival Berlin – Best Short Film for children aged 4 and 6+
Babylon Film Festival (Iraq) – Best International Film
New York International Children’s Festival – Audience Award (age 3+)
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival 2021
Mecal Pro Barcelona
Kaboom Animation Festival
Très Court International Film Festival
and many more!!
& Diana van Houten
The Netherlands / Belgium
A dangerous intruder gives Pilar the chance to discover the wild animal within and the means to escape the post-apocalyptic village she lives in.