QUIET

Short Film Experimental 5:30 min © Sonja Rohleder 2019
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
During a walk in the woods small and bigger things can be found.

Time Context

Image Film 3D Computer 3:27 min 2016
Directed by Pauline Kortmann and Jan Koester
Image film for a data organizing software, Time Context.

Bango Vassil

bango-vassil
short film 8:30 min © Talking Animals & Vitanov Productions 2016
    The adventure of the Romany girl Ati and the Bulgarian boy Emil on one different and unexpected New Year’s Eve.      
  • Directed by: Milen Vitanov and Vera Trajanova
  • Writen by: Vera Trajanova & Milen Vitanov 
  • Sound & Mix: Vensan Mazmanyan
  • Music: Ivo Papazov Ibriama
  • Backgrounds: Inês Gomes Ferreira
  • Director of Photography: Olaf Aue
  • Editor: Jens Prausnitz
  • Producer: Samuel Weikopf and Milen Vitanov
  • Animation: Ulf Grenzer, Marie Josephine Tucholsky, Yordan Brankovski, Nayden Nikolov, Dalibor Raininger, Milen Vitanov
FESTIVALS:
  • Bienniale Of Animation, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Animacam Animation Short Film Festival Santiago de Compostela
  • Athens Animfest, athens, Greece
  • Kids Animation Section at Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Minsk, Belarus
  • Youngabout International Film Festival Bologna, Italy
  • ONE Country ONE Film Issoire, France
  • Landshutter Filmfestival, Landshut, Germany
  • Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, Regensburg, Germany
  • Int.Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB, Poland
  • River Film Festival Padova, Italy
  • Anibar International Animation Festival, Kosovo
  • ALPINALE Short Film Festival, Austria
  • Manlleu Film Festival, Spain 
  • Int.Film Festival SCHLINGEL in Chemnitz, Germany
  • BEAST - International Film Festival, Porto, Portugal
      
FESTIVALS:
  • Uppsala International Short Film, Sweden
  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA
  • Olympia Int. Film Festival, Greece
  • Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest, Italy
  • Tlanchana Fest Metepec, Mexico
  • BOGOSHORTS Bogota Short Film Festival, Colombia
  • Un poing c'est court, Vaulx en Velin, France
  • Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France
  • Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany
  • "Longue Vue sur le court" Intl.Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
  • Film Festival della Lessinia, Italy
  • New York Int'l Children's Film Festival, USA
  • IN THE PALACE Short film festival - Baltchik, Bulgaria
  • Cinekid - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Timishorts, Timisoara, Romania
  • Children’s Film Festival Seattle, USA REDCAT Int'l Children’s Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

Deutsche Bahn - S4

deutsche-bahn-s4
explanation film 2D/3D cutout animation 1:45 min Client: Bayerl in Hamburg
Concept & Script: Jan Koester & Pauline Kortmann
Hamburg needs a new suburban railway line! This film explains why.

Filmfest Dresden Trailer 2017

filmfest-dresden
Animation 2D Animation 00:42 min © Sonja Rohleder 2017
Animation by Sonja Rohleder / Music by Michał Krajczok  

Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten - Titles

Opening Titles Drawn 1:43 min © Lieblingsfilm 2014
Animation directed by Pauline Kortmann
Title sequence for the feature film "Rico, Oskar und der Tieferschatten"
  • Producer: Lieblingsfilm
  • Concept: Jakob Schuh, Neele Leana Vollmer
  • Animation Director, Producer: Pauline Kortmann
  • Compositing: Jan Koester
  • Animation Cleanup: Veronica Solomon
  • Backgrounds: Peter Schössow
  • Additional Backgrounds: Sebastian Koch

Muesli

short film 3D computer 1:17 min © Jan Koester 2002
Directed by Jan Koester
Pan and pot want to feed me hot stuff for breakfast, but I prefer cereals.

Mudi - Die Frau aus dem Libanon

mudi-die-frau-aus-dem-libanon
MUSIC VIDEO MIXED MEDIA 3:34 MIN © Virgin Records 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
The music video for Mudi - "Frau aus dem Libanon" tells the story how Mudi's parents met during lebanon civil war.  

Eine Villa mit Pinien

Short Film Mixed Media 12:58 min © Hauptfilm & Jan Koester 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
Stereoscopic short film made of 2000 watercolour painted pages.
Coward bird and courageous lion break into a villa at nighttime without having the slightest clue what's going on there.    
  • Director, Animation: Jan Koester 
  • Producer: Christine Haupt
  • Actors: Christoph Letkowski, Paolo Masini, Johanna von Gagern, Anna Luisa Schmidt
  • Voices: Christoph Letkowski, Anja Taschenberg, Jan Koester
FESTIVALS:
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
  • Exground Wiesbaden
  • Interfilm Festival Berlin
  • Flickerfest Sidney, Australia
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
  • Short Film Slam Hamburg
AWARDS:
  • ARTE Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • Audience Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • SAE Award for best use of digital technology at Flickerfest
  • Special Award at Exground Wiesbaden
  • Audience Award at Short Film Slam, Hamburg
 

Unlike U

Short Film 2D Computer 0:10 min © Unlike U 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
Logo animation for film production company Unlike U

CHERRY OH

cherry-oh
Music Video Mixed Media 3:41 min © Warner Music 2014
Directed by Jan Koester
Music Video for Seeed - "Cherry Oh 2014".
The cruel nature disturbs a peaceful garden barbecue party.
   

Old dog - new tricks

short film handdrawn & 2d computer 1:47 min © Super Saga 2013
Directed by Milen Vitanov and Jan Koester
Advertising for a new anti flea treatment for dogs, produced by Super Saga Agency Belgium. A dog learns new ways to deal his worst enemies.
 

Animator 2012 Trailer

animator-2012
Festival Trailer Clay Animation 0:39 min © Claytraces 2012
Directed by Izabella Plucinska Trailer for the Animator Festival in Poznań.
  • Sound and Music: Michał Krajczok

COCOON CHILD

Short Film Cut-Out, 2D, 3D 5:00 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2009
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
Cocoon Child is a poetic film about the imaginary world of an autistic child and shows a moment when her inner and outer worlds connect.
  • Producer: Helga Loebel
  • Editor: Maryna Shuklina
FESTIVALS:
  • Berlinale Generation Kplus
  • Athens Animfest
  • Giffoni Film Festival
  • Fresh Film Fest Karlovy Vary
  • Anim'Est
  • Granada International Young Filmmakers Festival
FESTIVALS:
  • Tricky Women
  • Anifest
  • Montreal Intl Children's Film Festival
  • Animabasauri
  • Animabasque
  • DOK Leipzig

CBS Outdoor

CBS Outdoor - Interaktive Europe
sound design and music for "interactive europe"
a campaign by CBS Outdoor, London
MUSIC: Marian Mentrup
SOUND DESIGN: Marian Mentrup, Michal Krajczok

 
ANIMATION: Matthias Hoegg
AGENCY: Undercurrent Brands, London

KOLUMBUS

music video 2D cut-out 4:30 min © Talking Animals 2012
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder & Veronika Samartseva
Columbus wakes up surrounded by rising waters and decides that instead of viewing this shock as a catastrophe he'll take it as an opportunity to set a course for his dreams. Faced with numerous hurdles and challenges en route to his goals, Columbus discovers that learning to appreciate the beauty in the journey and the unexpected is just as important as reaching your destination.  

Once i dreamt of Life - Animation Trailer

Animation Sequences 2D cutout 12:00 min © Mouka Filmi 2014
Animation Directed by Gregor Dashuber
"Once I Dreamt Of Life" is a feature length documentary film about suicide - a subject that people rarely want to talk about. It’s an account about one’s personal relation to suicide, but also studies suicide as social phenomena: What are the motives, warning signs and consequences? The film follows the journey of a young man, an animated character based on a real person, on his path towards suicide. The journey is described by people who’ve had encounters with suicide - parents who lost their child, young adults who considered or even tried committing suicide.
Official website of the film: onceidreamtoflife.com

SIE SO - ER SO

Short Film 2D handdrawn 13:00 min © Talking Animals 2013
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
A romantic comedy until the bitter end.

MÖWEN

möwen
Music Video 2D handdrawn 3:20 min © Universal Music 2015
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
Music Video for Georg auf Lieder.
  • Animation: Ines Ferreira, Giulia Valenti
  • Camera: Waldemar Bruch
 

JUNGES BLUT

music video 2D computer 4:00 min © Sonja Rohleder 2015
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
Music video for Keimzeit

TANTO TANTO

tanto-tanto
Short Film Mixed Media, 2D 3:00 min © 3Sat, ZDF, HFF Konrad Wolf 2010
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
Let's create something out of nowhere and see where it leads.
Tanto Tanto is a movie about the alchemy of paintings.
  • Producer: Helga Loebel
FESTIVALS:
  • International Animation Festival Hiroshima
  • DOK Leipzig
  • Sicaf Animated Film Festival
FESTIVALS:
  • Monstra Filmfestival
  • Festival de Cine de Elche
  • Trieste Film Festival

AT THE BAKERY

Animated Intro Cut-Out 2:00 min © Talking Animals 2011
Directed by Pauline Kortmann & Sonja Rohleder
Client: Stories Unlimited, Handwerkskammer Potsdam
It's the intro for an image film made by Stories Unlimited for the Handwerkskammer Potsdam (HWK). Follow the apprentice boy Sandro on his HKW organised trip to itlay, where he's learning to make Ciabatta.
 

THURSDAY

SHORT FILMCOMPUTER ANIMATION, 2D10:00 MIN© ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS 2010
Directed by Matthias Hoegg
Graduation film for the Royal College of Arts in London Sound design and music by Marian Mentrup (Talking Animals) Mixed at the Talking Animals Sound Department


SO IT GOES

VERY SHORT FILM DRAWN ANIMATION 2D 0:50 min © HFF KONRAD WOLF 2007
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
A Fly, an Alcohol Problem and the Apocalypse

OUR MAN IN NIRVANA

short film 3D computer 10:27 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2005
Directed by Jan Koester
A famous rockstar dies accidently during a concert and awakes in nirvana. There he has to face his wishes and deeds.
  • Animation, Direction, Design: Jan Koester
  • Music: Benjamin Dickmann
  • Sound: Daniel Gilde & Andi Drost
  • Produktion: Ole Nicolaisen
 AWARDS:
  • Berlinale: Silver Bear
  • The British Academy for Film and Television Arts Los Angeles: BAFTA LA Short Film Award Cinequest Film Festival
  • Sapporo Short Fest: Best Student Director
  • International Student Film and Video Festival Beijing Film Academy: Silver Award

 
 AWARDS:
  • Filmfest Dresden: Golden Horseman
  • Brooklyn International Film Festival: Spirit Award
  • Aniwow Beijing: Best Film

Froschwetter

short film 2D computer drawn animation 5:45 min © HFF Konrad Wolf & P. Kortmann 2011
Directed by Pauline Kortmann
It’s hot. The weather frog is alarmed: if what the kids say is true, terrible things could happen to the climate! What exactly, the poor frog learns the hard way.
FESTIVALS:
  • Giffoni Film Festival
  • Filmfest München
  • Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth
  • Goldener Spatz Deutsches Kinder-Medien-Festival
  • interfilm 27. Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin
  • DOK Leipzig
  • Cork Film Festival
  • ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth
  • Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival
  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
   
AWARDS:
  • Audience Award at Neustrelitzer Naturfilmfestival
  • Honorable mention at SCHLINGEL - Internationales Filmfestival für Kinder und junges Publikum
   

Showreel2018 - pauline

showreel Pauline Kortmann 2018
Animation Showreel 2018 by Pauline Kortmann

Chicken Wings

short film 2D drawn animation 5:45 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2008
Directed and animated by Pauline Kortmann
A Cowgirl and a Werewolf travelling the Wild West find a chicken. A fight about its appropriate use makes them forget the danger around.
  • Producer: Martin Lischke
AWARDS:
  • 1st prize German Shortfilm Contest at Exground Filmfestival 2008
  • Goldener Spatz for best animation film at Goldener Spatz 2009
  • MovieSquad Junior Jury Award at Holland Animation Film Festival 2009
  • Best Animated Film at Baltimore Women's Film Festival 2009
  • FBW-Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
FESTIVALS:
  • Annecy International Animation Festival
  • International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart
  • Giffoni Film Festival
  • International Animation Festival Melbourne
  • Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Film Festival

Rising Hope

rising-hope
short film 10:00 min © Talking Animals 2012
Directed by Milen Vitanov
Rising Hope, who used to be the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend − a jack-of-all-trades hound − he finds hope and himself again.
FESTIVALS:
  • Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival, USA
  • Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
  • SICAF Seoul Int.Cartoon&Animation Festival
  • DOK-Leipzig 2012, Germany
  • Clermont-Ferrand 2012, France
  • Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2013, Germany
  • KROK Int. Animation Film Festival 2012, Ukraine
  • Encounters Film Festival 2012, Bristol, UK
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Curtas Vila do Conde 2012, Vila do Conde, Portugal
 
AWARDS:
  • "Cartoons & Sport" Cartoon on the Bay 2012, Italy
  • Best Animated Film, Young Jury Award at Rhode Island Int. Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film - The 24 hours of Nuremberg Int. Short Film Festival 2012, Germany
  • Award of the Junior Jury for Best Short Film - Capalbio Cinema International Film Festival 2012, Italy
  • Best Film at the Animacam, International  Animation Festival 2013, in Ourense, Spain
 

My Happy End

my-happy-end
short film 2D/3D animation 5:30 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2007
Directed by Milen Vitanov
All dogs chase their own tails. One dog succeeds in catching his tail. This changes his whole life.
 
AWARDS:
  • Annecy 2008
  • Animafest Zagreb 2008
  • Holland Animation Film Festival 2008
  • Chicago Int. Children's Festival 2007
  • Hida Int. Animation Festival Japan 2007
  • GoEast Wiesbaden 2008
  • Cine-Jeune Film Festival For Children 2009
  • Toronto Int.Film Festival For Children 2008
  • KLIK! Int. Animation Festival Amsterdam 2008
  • Student Film Festival St.Petersburg 2007
  • Animago 2007
AWARDS:
  • Golden Knight Film Festival Moskaw 2008
  • European Youth Film Festival Bruges 2008
  • San Joaquin Film Festival USA 2008
  • Barcelona International TV Festival 2007
  • ”2D or not 2D”Int.Animation Fest USA 2007
  • Cartoon Club Rimini Italy 2007
  • Anima Mundi Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2007
  • Hamburg Animation Award 2007
  • Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children 2007
  • I-Sorts Prag 2008
  • AniFest Trebon 2007

NEVER DRIVE A CAR WHEN YOU`RE DEAD

SHORT FILMDRAWN ANIMATION2D10:00 MIN© HFF KONRAD WOLF 2009
Directed and animated by Gregor Dashuber
The awkward hero stumbles over a long forgotten piano.Music leads him from his run down existence out into the city life.There he plays a last funeral march to all the deadbeats on the sidewalk.  
 
SCREENINGS:
  • International Animation Film Festival Annecy
  • World Film Festival Montreal
  • Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival
  • Brooklyn International Film Festival
  • Sao Paolo International Film Festival
  • Krok Animation Festival
AWARDS:
  • International Short Film Festival Dresden
  • DOK Leipzig Festival
  • Anim'Est Festival
  • Aubagne International Film Festival
  • Monstra Animated Film Festival
  • Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart

ZUG NACH PEACE

SHORT FILMDRAWN ANIMATION2D10:00 MIN© Althoff Weyde
Directed and animated by Jost Althoff & Jakob Weyde    

JOST ALTHOFF SHOWREEL

REEL
Directed and animated by Jost Althoff    

TRACING ADDAI

SHORT FILMROTOSCOPY2D30:00 MIN© HFF KONRAD WOLF 2018
A true story about a war and the tragic impact it has on the lives of three people. A production of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in co-production with Rundfunk-Berlin Brandenburg (rbb), funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  
  • Director: Esther Niemeier
  • Producer: Britta Strampe
  • Montage: Sarah-Christin Peter
  • Writers: Esther Niemeier, Sarah-Christin Peter, Britta Strampe
  • Camera: Omri Aloni
  • Storyboard: Gregor Dashuber
  • Commissioning Editor: Rolf Bergmann
 
  • Animation Director: Jan Koester
  • Animation: Ines Gomes Ferreira, Laurine Kotte, Sonja Rohleder, Deniz Zagli, Anne Isensee, Gregor Dashuber, Dennis Zagli, Jan Koester
  • Sound: Alexandra Praet
  • Music: Robert Pilgram
  • Mixing: Christoph de la Chevallerie
  • Line Producer: Andrea Wohlfeil
AWARDS:
  • Student Academy Award Finalist (Foreign Documentary)
  • Tampere Film Festival – International Competition * Winner Audience Award
  • International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte – Spotlight Production * Winner Best Production
  • Docaviv International Shorts Competition * Winner Best Short
  • Open Eyes Marburg * 1st Documentary Audience Award
  • Shortynale Klosterneuburg * Special Jury Award
  • FILMZ Mainz * Bester Dokumentarfilm
AWARDS:
  • First Steps Award * Nominations for Best Documentary, Best Production (NO FEAR Award)
  • Milano Film Festival * Audience Award
  • Animatou International Animation Film Festival * Special Mention
  • Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele * Audience Award
  • video/film tage Mainz * Sonderpreis der Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck * CineStar-Preis für den besten Kurzfilm

PHANTOM (Ein Spiel)

phantom-(ein-spiel)
SHORT FILMDRAWN ANIMATION2D10:00 MIN© HFF KONRAD WOLF 2009
Directed and animated by Gregor Dashuber 4 short Animationflms about Poverty, Money, Seduction and Hope  
 
SCREENINGS:
  • International Animation Film Festival Annecy
  • World Film Festival Montreal
  • Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival
  • Brooklyn International Film Festival
  • Sao Paolo International Film Festival
  • Krok Animation Festival
AWARDS:
  • International Short Film Festival Dresden
  • DOK Leipzig Festival
  • Anim'Est Festival
  • Aubagne International Film Festival
  • Monstra Animated Film Festival
  • Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart

HINTERLAND

SHORT FILMDRAWN ANIMATIONMIXED MEDIA2D10:00 MIN© HFF KONRAD WOLF 2010
Directed and animated by Jost Althoff & Jakob Weyde
A crow steals a bear's new i-Pod. The bear gets mad. Animated Short Film by Jakob Weyde and Jost Althoff
(c) HFF Potsdam 2010  

BEAUTIFUL

beautiful
Music Video Mixed Media 3:27 min © Warner Music 2012
Directed by Jan Koester 
Music Video for Seeed - "Beautiful".
In this steampunk adventure the band drives through an abandoned city on a kinetic machine.


 
  • Production Management: Moritz Mayer 
  • Camera: Sebastian Klatt 
  • Camera Assistent: Olaf von Voss 
  • Gaffer: Marc Lontzek 
  • Lighting Technician: Waldemar Bruch 
  • Stunt Coordinator: Ralf Haeger 
  • Data Wrangler, Camera, Making-Of: Beatriz Barragan 
  • Intern Compositing: Jana Kritchever 
  • Intern 2D Animation: Anaiis Poilpre