Director, Animator, Photograper

Pauline Kortmann studied Animation at Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam Babelsberg. She works free-lance as animation filmmaker and photographer. Her short films “Chicken Wings” and “Frog Weather” have been screened successfully at international film festivals and won numerous awards.

  • 2021
    Fox for Edgar (Fuchs für Edgar)

    2D computer drawn animation

  • 2011
    Frog Weather

    2D computer drawn animation

  • 2008
    Chicken Wings

    2D drawn animation


Fox for Edgar

short film 2D computer drawn animation 7:43 min © Pauline Kortmann 2021
Directed by Pauline Kortmann
Edgar is not getting a lot of attention and affection from his parents, as they prefer spending time with their smartphones and laptops than with their son. In the forest, a fox helps lonely Edgar until his parents suddenly get a wake-up call.   Website:
  • Featuring songs by: Zoe Keating
  • Sound design & mix: Michał Krajczok
  • Foley Artist: Daniel Weis
  • Foley Recordist: Hanse Warns
  • Voices: Beatrice Matis,  Sonja Rohleder, Marco Rosenberg
  • Color Grading & Finishing: Viktor Gette
  • Goldener Spatz Deutsches Kinder Medien Festival 2021
  • Zlín Film Festival International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2021
  • Best short film at Goldener Spatz – Deutsches Kinder Medien Festival 

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.

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.

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


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.


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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Annecy International Animation Festival
  • International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart
  • Giffoni Film Festival
  • International Animation Festival Melbourne
  • Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Film Festival