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Die Wahrheits Quizshow von Wu Kung läuft auf dem Hiroshima International Animation Festival [] in Japan in der Sektion „Stars of Students“.

Der präzise Peter von Martin Schmidt läuft auf dem Hiroshima International Animation Festival [] in Japan in der Sektion „Stars of Students“. Weiterhin bei der „Elements +3 Competition“ auf dem Giffoni International Film Festival [] in Italien.

Der Film hat im Juni das Prädikat „Wertvoll“ der Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden erhalten und die FSK-Freigabe „Ab 0 Jahre“.

AWARDS for »Orange« and »Schattengewächs«

Two films of the class were awarded at festivals. »Orange« by Marcus Feist won an »Honorary Award« at the FullDome Festival in Jena. »Schattengewächs« by Dennis Stein-Schomburg won the »Innovationspreis« of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg at the Bundesfestival Video 2010 in Ludwigsburg.

In »Orange«, an orange-halves couple lives intimately united in love. But the dream of a life twosome burst when she suddenly lies dead next to him on the ground. He is beside himself with pain. Marcus Feist produced the film for the FullDome Festival, which shows films in 360° projections and from 04.–08.05. in Jena. The film »Frühstück« by Maurice Quentin and Dennis Stein-Schomburg continued this year.

»Schattengewächs« is an about three-minute long animation film, which works with analogously produced material and a digital camera journey. He shows the musical journey through a CV, whichs mirrored by his surroundings – a world of shadows.

We congratulate!

HESSISCHER RUNDFUNK shows Kasseler films

The Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) will be showing four films by students of the Trickfilmklasse Kassel in the night of Wednesday, 9th June 2010, on Thursday, 10.6.2010 at 00:15 am as part of the program “Frischfilm – Die Nacht der Hochschulfilme”.

A total of 13 films from the film classes of the Hessian universities in Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Kassel,Offenbach and Wiesbaden will be shown.
The contributions from the Trickfilmklasse are:

Schrödingers Katze from Sana Schönle
Die Gedanken sind frei from Urte Zintler
Cat Sleeping On the Piano from Tilman Hatje und Lukas Thiele (2009)
Pierre und der Spinatdrache from Hélène Tragesser
Furthermore, HR shows the film “Toyland Endstation” by Daniel Stieglitz, which was developed as a final work in the film class of the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

ULITSA DIMITROVA disputed by Russian government

The game “Ulitsa Dimitrova” by Kassel students Lea Schönfelder and Gerard Delmàs may fall victim to censorship in Russia. The British daily “The Independent” reported on 5 June 2010 (link to the article -from-games-1992016.html.

According to the newspaper, the Russian Parliament is currently discussing the possibility of forbidding “anti-Russian” computer games. The article also mentions “Ulitsa Dimitrova” as well as the famous game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2”, where the players at Moscow’s airport have to shoot innocent passengers.

In “Ulitsa Dimitrova” the task of the player is to keep the small street boy Pyotr alive by letting him break into houses, sniffing glue, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. If you stop to deal with the boy, the boy sits down on the freezing streets of Saint Petersburg and freezes in the snow.

Lean Schönfelder has been studying in the Trickfilmklasse since 2006 and has developed and realized the game together with Gerard Delmàs, a student in the “New Media” class. The game was inspired by a visit to Saint Petersburg, where she got in touch with street children. We are eager to see how the specific censorship of the game will look in Russia, after all, the game is available on various websites worldwide for free download.



»Steinfliegen« von Anne Walther läuft bei „Animate the world 2010“ in London. Weiterhin auf den CrankCookie Kurzfilmtagen in Passau und dem SICAF 2010 in Seoul/Korea.


»Zeitwellen« von Evgenia Gostrer läuft beim Festival „Anima Mundi“ im Juli 2010 in Rio de Janeiro und Sao Paulo in Brasilien.
Link zum Film auf Youtube

Der präzise Peter

»Der präzise Peter« von Martin Schmidt läuft ebenso beim Festival „Anima Mundi“ in Brasilien.
Link zum Trailer auf


»Schattengewächs« von Dennis Stein-Schomburg lief auf dem „ADC Festival Frankfurt“, dem Festival „Sehsüchte“ in Potsdam, dem Jugendmedienfestival in Berlin und bei der „Werkstatt der jungen Filmszene“ in Wiesbaden. Kommende Festivaltermine: am 3.6.2010 auf dem „Comicsalon Erlangen“, am 10.6.2010 auf dem „ISFF Detmold“ und am 11.6.2010 beim Jugendvideopreis in Ludwigsburg.


»rosarot« von Ines Christine Geisser und Kirsten Carina Geisser läuft auf dem Croatian One Minute Festival vom 27.-29.5.2010
Link zum Film auf Youtube

Honorary Mention for DER PRÄZISE PETER

At the Prix Ars Electronica 2010 “DER PRÄZISE PETER” by Martin Schmidt received an Honorary Mention.

In the approximately five-minute film, a family’s food ceremony threatens to become a disaster due to the latest shoot, because the little one has not yet internalized the rules of the ritual …

We congratulate!

Link to the page of the Prix Ars Electronica


Films in Stuttgart

There are 4 films of the Animation Class Kassel screened at the ITFS in Stuttgart.

You are my hero by Tobias Bilgeri
It´s war! The brave knight goes to battle while his wife stays at home waiting for him. As one day the blood on her heroes sword tastes like tomato juice, she begins to doubt if her husband is a real hero.
Young Animation 3: 06.05.2010 / 07.05.2010

The truth quizshow by Wu Kung
Why became the famous athlet Lan Lan suddenly sick? A well known TV Show tries to find out the truth. Do you want to know the truth? Be there tonight on CTV2: „The Truth – Quizshow“.
Young Animation 2: 05.05.2010 / 06.05.2010

Thoughts are free by Urte Zintler
An elderly woman, whose capacity for remembering is beginning to weaken, is singing the song “Die Gedanken sind frei” (“Thoughts are free”) to herself.  The long-familiar song evokes a flood of memories that repeatedly pass befor her eyes in a chaotic cycle.  She struggles with the words as the memories fade and disappear. The film is Urte´s graduation film.
International Competition: 05.05.10 / 06.05.10 / 07.05.10
Young Animation 2: 05.05.10 / 06.05.10

Elysium by Sun & Egg (Yun Li, Xin Sun)
We are all ordinary people. However, we are willing to believe that somewhere in the world there is the Elysium, for which we could leave everything behind.
Young Animation 4: 07.05.10 / 08.05.10

About the Animation Class Kassel

The Department of Animation at the School of Art and Design Kassel seeks to impart students with an appreciation of animation as a distinct form of artistic expression. The Department’s spatial and organisational proximity to the Departments of Fine Art, Graphic Design, New Media and Film is of great assistance and value to this teaching process.

Professor Thomas Meyer-Hermann, together with his assistants Martin Schmidt and Kazimierz Bendkowski, is dedicated to providing students with a sound foundation in classical animation skills. Once they have mastered the basics, students are subsequently introduced to the wide range of possibilities offered by more recent developments in the discipline, such as experimental techniques, interactive forms of narration and digital production techniques.
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Watch 10 selected films of the Animation Class! More films to be found in our channel at


Due to intense cooperation with the New Media Department and exhibitions like “Drück mich” (engl.: ”Play with me!”) at the ITFS 2009 in Stuttgart, some computer games were created with great focus on animaton. The game „Ulitsa Dimitrova“ by Lea Schönfelder was one of the winners at the student competition at the „Independent Games Festival“ in San Francisco last year.