Unusual, innovative and technically very puristically implemented: Evgenia Gostrer’s film “Zeitwellen” is currently successfully on Europareise.
The film ran at the backup festival in Weimar http://www.backup-festival.de/ and the ff600 Festival in Ljubljana / Slovenia http://www.festival600.org/index_eng.htm. At the ff600 festival the film received the first prize in the category “Animation”. In September, “Zeitwellen” is shown at the Budapest Shortfilm Festival (busho) http://www.busho.hu/?menuID=fesztival&pageID=hirek&lang=en.
The 2 minutes long film is realized in dough and shows objects and figures, which emerge from a surface and disappear again. It is about thinking about here and now, to let human perception, memories, reality and fantasy merge into a whole.
On 17 May 2009, the most promising films were presented by German young filmmakers in Cannes. Even films by students of animation class Kassel were represented.
Both the sisters Ines Christine Geisser and Kirsten Carina Geisser and Tobias Bilgeri were invited to participate in the “Next Generation 2009” contest, the most important film festival. The animation film “Rosarot” by Ines Christine und Kirsten Carina Geisser tells humorously about the irritations and needs of lovers. Ines Christine Geisser has been studying at the Kunsthochschule Kassel since 2006 and attends the illustration and the cartoon film class. Her sister Kirsten Carina Geisser visits the Kunsthochschule Kassel as a guest student.
In the animation “You are my hero”, which is from Tobias Bilgeri, the story of a knight is told, which is constantly going into battle. Even if his sword, after succesfully beating battles, smells suspiciously of tomato juice, the wife of the knight keeps faithful to her hero. Only when the knight goes without the sword, does she decide to get to the bottom of the matter.
On Sunday, May 17, 2009, the films were shown at STAR Cinema in Cannes and are shown following festivals in Madrid, Paris, London, Moscow and New York.
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The film ‘weiss’ by Florian Grolig received the Goldener Reiter award for best Animated Film, National Competition at the 20th Filmfest Dresden.