The Oders

The Oders

This year, we host our neighbours from behind the Oder – the Animationsinstitut of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. We will watch a set of animations produced in a wide range of techniques. From traditional 2D animations, through 3D, to something rare in the...
The Snow Queen and Maksimowicz / Gotesman live act

The Snow Queen and Maksimowicz / Gotesman live act

A Soviet animation adapting Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, which received wide acclaim on both sides of the Iron Curtain. It supposedly was an important inspiration to Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli. This year’s audience will have the unique opportunity...
It’s Such a Beautiful Day

It’s Such a Beautiful Day

The story of Bill, who is forced by life’s circumstances to take a new look at the reality around him. Don Hertzfeld’s animation combines lots of extremes, both in the script – where dark and heavy themes sit next to lighter and funnier ones – and visuals,...
Horsing Around + Festival Opening

Horsing Around + Festival Opening

“Horsin’ Around” to open the festival is a rejection of prestige in favor of atmosphere. It is a break from the pathos of a gala in favor of a meeting with the audience. The last smile before a tough journey. A small, cold, non-alcoholic beer on a...
Stop!Motion!

Stop!Motion!

Stop motion animation – an art somewhat neglected by the mainstream – still has a devoted following among audiences and authors. This set of films will let us experience the wide range and unique character of today’s use of the technique, especially in the...