Short of the Week

Germany

Fantasy about Survival in 3D Animation
Alex Glawion / 7 min / Germany / 2014

In an alien world, a creature is granted the chance to alter the future.

Comedy about Life & Society in Animation
Robert Löbel / 4 min / Germany / 2013

The inhabitants of an extremely windy area learn to deal with their difficult living conditions.

Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Boris Seewald / 7 min / Germany / 2013

With exuberant dancing and magical passion, Patrick shares his inspiration and invites everyone to participate.

Comedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
Milen Vitanov / 5 min / Germany / 2013

This dog has a new best friend—his own tail! An award winning 2.5D animated short from director Milen Vitanov.

Instructional about Reality in Special FX
Till Nowak / 6 min / Germany / 2013

The “Centrifuge Brain Project” gives an insight on scientific experiments with amusement park rides.

Sci-Fi about Crime in Special FX
Alex & Steffen / 2 min / Germany / 2011

Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for our crew, but they have an ace up their sleeve—Vestrons! Engage!

Experimental about Art in Stop-Motion
Max Hattler, W+K Tokyo Lab / 5 min / Germany / 2011

Visual artist Max Hattler transitions from the digital to the practical in this amazing stop-motion piece which traces the history of 20th century art and design.

Fantasy about Loss in 3D Animation
Marius Herzog / 12 min / Germany / 2011

German student Marius Herzog produced this incredible and lush gothic animation as his graduation film in 2009.

Fantasy about Nature in 3D Animation
Fabian Grodde / 6 min / Germany / 2011

In the quiet of the forest, Firebugs secretly amass for worship only to fall victim to a foe pulling the strings in this realistic CG film from Germany.

Dark Comedy about Nothing in 3D Animation
David OReilly / 17 min / Germany / 2011

Enter the disturbing world of David OReilly (Please Say Something) for a spin into low-poly, subconscious madness.

Experimental about Nothing in Animation
Christian Schlaeffer / 7 min / Germany / 2010

A mind-bending trip through the unconscious loosely based on a polynesian prophecy.

Sci-Fi about Redemption in Special FX
Axel Ricke / 29 min / Germany / 2010

In a bleak future, a lost soul seeks desperate measures to escape his luck. The punishment if caught? Years spent locked up in his own personal nightmare.

Drama about Love in 3D Animation
David O'Reilly / 10 min / Germany / 2010

Simple, fresh animation about the complex relationship between a cat and mouse.

Parody about Love in Live-Action
Max Sacker / 4 min / Germany / 2009

A brief yet inventive 16mm short highlights our hero’s journey into the cinema screen in order to save the starlet he loves.

Drama about Friendship in 3D Animation
Egmont Mayer / 8 min / Germany / 2009

A lonely man struggles to keep a big secret living in his small apartment.

Satire about Life & Society in Stop-Motion

What we see as centuries of progress—two rocks see as just another passing afternoon.

Drama about Life & Society in Live-Action
Lars Henning / 12 min / Germany / 2008

Catching a pretty young shoplifter, a security guard must choose between compassion and what is right.

Experimental about Corruption in Claymation

From post-communist Germany comes this remarkable social experiment that serves as an allegory in explaining the fall of Soviet communism—all without uttering a single word.