Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten - Titles

Opening Titles Drawn 1:43 min © Lieblingsfilm 2014
Animation directed by Pauline Kortmann
Title sequence for the feature film "Rico, Oskar und der Tieferschatten"
  • Producer: Lieblingsfilm
  • Concept: Jakob Schuh, Neele Leana Vollmer
  • Animation Director, Producer: Pauline Kortmann
  • Compositing: Jan Koester
  • Animation Cleanup: Veronica Solomon
  • Backgrounds: Peter Schössow
  • Additional Backgrounds: Sebastian Koch

Mudi - Die Frau aus dem Libanon

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MUSIC VIDEO MIXED MEDIA 3:34 MIN © Virgin Records 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
The music video for Mudi - "Frau aus dem Libanon" tells the story how Mudi's parents met during lebanon civil war.  

Eine Villa mit Pinien

Short Film Mixed Media 12:58 min © Hauptfilm & Jan Koester 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
Stereoscopic short film made of 2000 watercolour painted pages.
Coward bird and courageous lion break into a villa at nighttime without having the slightest clue what's going on there.    
  • Director, Animation: Jan Koester 
  • Producer: Christine Haupt
  • Actors: Christoph Letkowski, Paolo Masini, Johanna von Gagern, Anna Luisa Schmidt
  • Voices: Christoph Letkowski, Anja Taschenberg, Jan Koester
FESTIVALS:
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
  • Exground Wiesbaden
  • Interfilm Festival Berlin
  • Flickerfest Sidney, Australia
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
  • Short Film Slam Hamburg
AWARDS:
  • ARTE Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • Audience Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • SAE Award for best use of digital technology at Flickerfest
  • Special Award at Exground Wiesbaden
  • Audience Award at Short Film Slam, Hamburg
 

Unlike U

Short Film 2D Computer 0:10 min © Unlike U 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
Logo animation for film production company Unlike U

Wandernd Haus Voll Vogelwasser

Animation Short Cut Out 9:40 min © Veronika Samartseva 2011
Directed by Veronika Samartseva
On a plunge into the inner world and a peculiar guest.

CHERRY OH

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Music Video Mixed Media 3:41 min © Warner Music 2014
Directed by Jan Koester
Music Video for Seeed - "Cherry Oh 2014".
The cruel nature disturbs a peaceful garden barbecue party.
   

DAME MIT HUND

Short Film 2D Computer 3:00 min © Sonja Rohleder 2014
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
A woman walks her dog in the park, where she meets a man she would have liked to avoid. English title: Walk the Dog
  • Voices: Ivan Baio, Alberto Picciau, Francesca Pili, Ivana Mescalchin
FESTIVALS:
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Festival of Animated Films Stuttgart
  • Anifest
  • International Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg
  • Festival Plein La Bobine
  • Odense International Film Festival
AWARDS:
  • DEFA Promotion Prize Animation at Filmfest Dresden
  • Special Mention of the National Youth Jury at Filmfest Dresden
 

"Blaubär" Audio Book Trailer

"Blaubär" Audio Book Trailer 2:43 min © Michał Krajczok 2013
Sound Design & Music by Michał Krajczok
The book "Die 131/2 Leben des Käpt´n Blaubär" was originally published  in 1999 and then in 2002 relased as an audio book with the voice of Dirk Bach.
This trailer is a short example of the NEW audio book (originally 19 hours long), having the superb voice and acting of Dirk Bach and new Music and Sound Design by Michał Krajczok.
  • Supervising: Walter and Elvira Moers
  • Sound Design Support: Marian Mentrup and Niklas Kammertöns
  • Vocals for "Blaubärmädchen": Larissa Blau
  • Musical Saw: Katharina Micada
  • Trailer Editing: Annette Jung

Once i dreamt of Life - Animation Trailer

Animation Sequences 2D cutout 12:00 min © Mouka Filmi 2014
Animation Directed by Gregor Dashuber
"Once I Dreamt Of Life" is a feature length documentary film about suicide - a subject that people rarely want to talk about. It’s an account about one’s personal relation to suicide, but also studies suicide as social phenomena: What are the motives, warning signs and consequences? The film follows the journey of a young man, an animated character based on a real person, on his path towards suicide. The journey is described by people who’ve had encounters with suicide - parents who lost their child, young adults who considered or even tried committing suicide.
Official website of the film: onceidreamtoflife.com

SIE SO - ER SO

Short Film 2D handdrawn 13:00 min © Talking Animals 2013
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
A romantic comedy until the bitter end.

MÖWEN

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Music Video 2D handdrawn 3:20 min © Universal Music 2015
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
Music Video for Georg auf Lieder.
  • Animation: Ines Ferreira, Giulia Valenti
  • Camera: Waldemar Bruch
 

JUNGES BLUT

music video 2D computer 4:00 min © Sonja Rohleder 2015
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
Music video for Keimzeit

Rising Hope

short film 10:00 min © Talking Animals 2012
Directed by Milen Vitanov
Rising Hope, who used to be the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend − a jack-of-all-trades hound − he finds hope and himself again.
FESTIVALS:
  • Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival, USA
  • Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
  • SICAF Seoul Int.Cartoon&Animation Festival
  • DOK-Leipzig 2012, Germany
  • Clermont-Ferrand 2012, France
  • Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2013, Germany
  • KROK Int. Animation Film Festival 2012, Ukraine
  • Encounters Film Festival 2012, Bristol, UK
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Curtas Vila do Conde 2012, Vila do Conde, Portugal
 
AWARDS:
  • "Cartoons & Sport" Cartoon on the Bay 2012, Italy
  • Best Animated Film, Young Jury Award at Rhode Island Int. Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film - The 24 hours of Nuremberg Int. Short Film Festival 2012, Germany
  • Award of the Junior Jury for Best Short Film - Capalbio Cinema International Film Festival 2012, Italy
  • Best Film at the Animacam, International  Animation Festival 2013, in Ourense, Spain
 

LITTLE PLASTIC FIGURE

SHORTFILMSTOP-MOTION,PIXILATION & CLAY3:00 min© TIGER UNTERWEGS FILMPRODUKTION 2012
Directed and animated by Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
Susie Asado sings and a small heroin waits for her spaghetti.
  • Camera and Lighting: Thomas Bergmann
SCREENINGS:
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Zlín Film Festival
  • IndieLisboa Junior
  

BEAUTIFUL

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Music Video Mixed Media 3:27 min © Warner Music 2012
Directed by Jan Koester 
Music Video for Seeed - "Beautiful".
In this steampunk adventure the band drives through an abandoned city on a kinetic machine.


 
  • Production Management: Moritz Mayer 
  • Camera: Sebastian Klatt 
  • Camera Assistent: Olaf von Voss 
  • Gaffer: Marc Lontzek 
  • Lighting Technician: Waldemar Bruch 
  • Stunt Coordinator: Ralf Haeger 
  • Data Wrangler, Camera, Making-Of: Beatriz Barragan 
  • Intern Compositing: Jana Kritchever 
  • Intern 2D Animation: Anaiis Poilpre

Time Context

Image Film 3D Computer 3:27 min 2016
Directed by Pauline Kortmann and Jan Koester
Image film for a data organizing software, Time Context.