German Animation II

German Animation

Competition II


During the night dreams wander through a forest.

Elisabeth Jakobi, Camille Geißler
2019 Germany

All Her Dying Lovers

“All Her Dying Lovers” is based on an urban legend that is re-examined through interviews to create an animated portrait of an unknown woman. In the juxtaposition between the shocking nature of events and banal everyday actions, the tropes of femininity and women’s perceived roles are played with. At the same time, the audience is given space to make their own judgement.


Anna Benner, Eluned Zoe Aiano
2020 Germany


A teenager is confronted with a fresh rightwing extremist graffiti in the train and thus also with a grimace of her homeland.


Ferdinand Ehrhardt, Eli Weinberger
2020 Germany


You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called ALTÖTTING.


Andreas Hykade
2020 Germany

The Chimney Swift

19th century in Europe. A child climbs up a chimney while a bird sails into it to build a nest. An encounter with no way back. A British chimney sweeper describes his everyday routine of forcing young kids to become workers. While we observe a kid cleaning a chimney, the master’s statement gets more personal with every sentence until we understand that he is speaking about his own past.


Frédéric Schuld
2020 Germany


Experimental wildlife documentary about the life of a huge pike in a small pond. A merge between Slow TV, wildlife documentary and animation. The spoken language is fictional and the subtitles are made by a 4 year old. Wampui is based on a short story by famous Dutch autor/director Anton Koolhaas.


Maarten Isaäk de Heer
2020 Germany

Welcome to the Manosphere

Online misogyny: the so-called Manosphere is a network of misogynists and men’s rights activists. In order to reproduce the topic realistically, the language and dialogues, as well as figures, places and characters are based on original posts and idioms from Incel forums. The absurdity of the entire Manosphere idea is underlined by humorous exaggerations.


Theresa Schmidt
2020 Germany

How My Grandmother Became A Chair

An ageing grandmother loses her five senses, one after the other, before finally becoming a wooden chair. Throughout her transformation, she realizes that her housekeeper is not the wild animal she once thought she was, but the caring and loyal family member she was sadly lacking. A poignant story about illness and growing old which employs imagination and metaphor to show the difficult and painful process of departing.


Nicolas Fattouh
2020 Germany


Award Ceremony

Following the German Competition II, the coveted trophies will again be awarded to the winners of the 5 different competition categories. Members of the award jury this year are filmmaker and artist Ebele Okoye, festival directors Fernando Galrito (MONSTRA), Dina Goder (BIG CARTOON FESTIVAL MOSCOW) and Igor Prassel (ANIMATEKA).