Referenzfilmförderung and other timeconsuming activities
Because "Spoon" ran on 3 qualifying festivals and got that Prädikat Besonders wertvoll, I spent the last 3 months with preparing the storyboard for a new film, but mostly with providing lots of paperwork to 5 different agencies, all necessary to get official funding. I knew why I avoided this procedure before!
The new project will be a 10 min cut-out animation film, production starting in June, maybe. How much funding I get is not decided until end of April.
"Spoon" ran on 25 festivals so far and was rejected by 38. I've used several submission services to keep up with the process, for anyone interested about this I've written a brief primer.
"Spoon" festival update
So far "Spoon" has been shown in or is scheduled for:
- April 2016: ITFS Stuttgart
- May: Filmfest MV, Schwerin
- June: Annecy
- July: Fusion
- August: Animix Tel Aviv
Anibar Peja (Kosovo)
Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt
- September: OIAF Ottawa
- October: REX Stockholm
DAFF Dublin Community Recognition Award
- November: Cinessonne
International Food Film & VideoDiversity Festival
Manchester Animation Festival
Festival du film court Villeurbanne
Les sommets du cinéma d’animation Montreal
- December: Animateka Ljubljana
- January 2017: Kurzfilmtage Bamberg
- March: Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg
Trois Jours Trop Courts Castres
Also I've got official recognition for the film now:
ein kleiner schweizer film
I'm still waiting for the premiere of "Spoon". In the meantime I restored an old film of mine which was done on Super8 in 1985. The old catalogue text read:
Die Schweiz. A.) Einleitung: Die Schweiz ist eine Erfindung der Schweizer. B.) Hauptteil: Ein Schweizer ist in der Schweiz geboren und C.) Schluß: muß ein Leben lang eine Fiktion verkörpern. (Uwe Brandner)
Wir saßen im Kino und sahen einen ungeheuer langweiligen Dokumentarfilm, Als sich J. plötzlich zu mir umdrehte und sagte: "Weißt du, was mir jetzt fehlt? Ein kleiner schweizer Film." Und ich sagte: "OK. Ich mach dir einen."
"Spoon" in Stuttgart and Annecy
Wow. Spoon got accepted for competition in both Stuttgart and Annecy. I'll be there, Stuttgart 26.4. to 1.5. and Annecy 13.6. to 18.6. The premiere will be Saturday June 30th 21:00.
It will also be shown at the Filmfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Schwerin 3.5. to 8.5. Here's the poster, it's in A1.
"Spoon" is finished
I'm happy to announce that my 4 min film is completed now and out in the wild. It's been submitted to several festivals, so I still don't know where the premiere will be. I'm so looking forward to it, it's my first film with Dolby 5.1. sound.
These are backgrounds for my recent personal project, "Spoon".
WDR Quarks & Co
I did some animation for a story about Botox and mice for german TV station WDR.
Pirate Party Hamburg Election Spot 2015
Commissioned Spot for TV.
Some walk in the rain I did for Berlin Breakdown to test the SFX and the colours. Unfortunately youtube butchers all details.
Interfilm Short Film Festival 2013 Trailer
The Interfilm Festival commissioned me again to produce a trailer for them. It will run in cinemas, in the Berlin subway TV, online, and on TV, as well as in front of every program during the festival. Make sure to watch in HD and full volume.
This time I collected thousands of photographs from internet sources, processed them in TVPaint, and put everything together in Anime Studio. And the music is by me again!
This film was commissioned by Ärzte gegen Tierversuche, please contact them if you want to use it. All experiments mentioned are based on real life, only simplified for easier understanding. Voice over was done by Michael Seeboth again. The film has an official youtube page.