Category Archives: 2017

LUCKY – online premiere

Today, April 3rd 2017, short film LUCKY is released online for everyone to watch and enjoy via Sticky Frames. Proudly presented by Ines Christine Geisser and Kirsten Carina Geisser who collaborated on this short film.

LUCKY – 11:00 min, 16:9, color, 2015, Germany

Here a personal message of the filmmakers:

Dear friends, dear festivalorganizers, dear fans,

we are releasing our animation short „LUCKY“ today. for free. in the world wide web and via our filmmaker collective Sticky Frames. Enjoy and feel free to share!
Thanks for all your support! We had a great festival cycle with „LUCKY“ (which will hopefully continue). We visited supernice festivals, met amazing people, experienced hospitality in its finest and felt that our work is appreciated. We’ll be working on a new short now, hoping to meet you guys again soon!


Ines Christine Geisser und Kirsten Carina Geisser sind Schwestern, geboren und aufgewachsen im schönen Frankenwald. Seit 2009 arbeiten sie gemeinsam an Comiczines und Animationsfilmen.
Ines Christine Geißer wurde 1982 in Naila geboren. Sie studierte Comic und Trickfilm an der Kunsthochschule Kassel mit einem Abschluss im Bereich Trickfilm und anschließendem MeisterschülerInnenjahr bei Prof. Martina Bramkamp.
Kirsten Carina Geißer wurde 1986 in Naila geboren. Sie studierte an der Kunsthochschule Halle im Fachbereich Bild/Raum/Objekt/Glas. “Lucky” ist ihr Diplomprojekt.

Über den Film:
“Lucky ” is looking for happiness. This animated short is questioning our search as well as its aim: What does luck mean for the individual? Is failure the only possibility?

“The film focusses on the pursuit of happiness. Failure and desire play a part, and the sweet smell of childhood lingers in the air, but it has lost some of its romance. The idea that this film is maybe not about horses at all suggests itself quickly. These precious friends are simply well-suited for being protagonists as their image is not yet as worn as Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny and they are still complex in terms of content.
The horses trot and gallop across the screen and even drink at the bar. These horses are not happy, maybe for one exception. Loss follows great success, love is only answered by a painful lack of understanding, Black Beauty turns into Broken Beauty. This film does not play in Wendy-mode and neither serves the romance of horse loving teenagers.”

– Prof. Jens Gusse

Script, direction, animation: Kirsten Carina Geisser, Ines Christine Geisser (kiin.)
Production: Ines Christine Geisser (kiin.animation)
Editing: Ines Christine Geisser
Sound: Michael Jason Parker Beckett, Jan Kristian Fuchs
Assistant animator: Michel Esselbrügge
Special effects: Jan Kristian Fuchs
Funded by: FFA, HFF-hr, HFF-Land


GOTT KOMMT – Alumni Stefan Vogt and Lukas Thiele visit

Alumni Stefan Vogt and Lukas Thiele visit Trickfilmklasse Kassel to promote their newest film production »Gott kommt« by Stefan Vogt. Producer: Lukas Thiele, Co-Producer: Thomas Meyer-Hermann (Studio Film Bilder).

After one production time 38 minutes of pure animation are finished. 12 episodes of 3 minutes each. Congrats, lads!

HESSEN TALENTS at 67th Berlinale

The HESSEN TALENTS were featured at the 67th Berlinale. Evgenia Gostrer and Alma Weber of the Trickfilmklasse were at the screenings of their works »Frankfurter Str 99a« and »Pink Cuts Pink« in Berlin.

HESSEN TALENTS 2017 auf der 67. Berlinale

Am Mittwoch, 15.2. von 11:00 – 13:00 Uhr wurde das Kurzfilmprogramm im Europäischen Filmmarkt (EFM) für Fachbesucher gezeigt.

Und natürlich waren die hessischen Nachwuchstalente auch wieder mit von der Partie beim Empfang der Filmhochschulen am Dienstag, 14.2. in der Landesvertretung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Berlin.

Die Fachbesucher des Hessischen Hochschulfilmtags und die Professor/innen der beteiligten Hochschulen hatten wieder ein attraktives Best-Off Programm an Kurzfilmen ausgewählt, das sich unter dem hochschulübergreifenden Titel HESSEN TALENTS auf der 67. Berlinale präsentierte.

( source: hFMA )

Alma Weber

Evgenia Gostrer


Trickreich 17 review

Once a year every student of the Trickfilmklasse has the opportunity to present his or her work on the big screen.

On February 8th to 10th the 17th season of Trickreich film programm was screened at Gloria Cinema in Kassel. As every year this years selection was excitingly diverse. The audience was captured by a variety of different worlds, experienced many thoughts, emotions and visions of the aspiring film makers who showed their individual signature styles. On February 8th the premiere was opened by Prof. Martina Bramkamp and Prof. Thomas Meyer-Hermann.

Between each of the three segments the film makers introduced themselves to the audience, quickly stating their name and their featured work. After the offical screening they took questions from the audience in the lounge. The Q&A was continued later at the FES where the opening night party was held.


TRICKREICH 17 at Gloria cinema

Alas, it’s time for Trickreich again! Brand new productions straight from the Animation departement of the Kunsthochschule Kassel! 2016 was hard, we want to heal with animation! Fine handcraft for every animation enthusiast!

The students of Trickfilmklasse show their newest productions. In the gorgeous Gloria cinema.
08./09./10. February
22:15 pm
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 3
34117 Kassel

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After-Show-Party at FES