Filmprogramm veröffentlicht: Annecy 2018 Short Films in official selection – Neun deutsche Shorts sind dabei!

The Festival received more than 3,050 submissions of films in all categories, coming from 93 countries (France, the USA and United Kingdom led the way in the number of submissions).

The official competition for Short Films includes:

46 Shorts, 8 in Off-Limits, 18 in Perspectives, 10 in Young Audience and 48 in Graduation Films
46% have been directed or co-directed by women.

Deutsche Beteiligungen:

Short Film Competition:


Regie: Nikita Diakur

Perspectives Short Film in Competition:


Regie: Victor Orozco Ramirez

Young Audiences Short Films in Competition:


Regie: Julia Ocker


Regie: Robert Loebel


Graduation Short Films in Competition:


Regie: Kiana Naghshineh



Regie: Jonathan Behr


Regie: Shadi Adib

Love Me, Fear Me

Regie Veronica Solomon


Regie: Vincenz Neuhaus

The official selection of TV and Commissioned Films will be revealed at the end of March and Feature Films in competition and out of competition will be revealed during the press conference in Paris, at the end of April.

The VR@ANNECY selection will be announced on 16th April.

The official selection of the Festival has been made by the Artistic Director, Marcel Jean, and the Films and Programme Planning Team, composed of Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède and Sébastien Sperer, who were supported by Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme, the director of La Cinémathèque de Grenoble, in their task of making the selection for the Short Films in Competition.

Studio Film Bilder, Stuttgart: A Stampede of Deals for ‘Animanimals’

Studio Film Bilder and Meta Media Entertainment are delighted to announce that their new award-winning series Animanimals has been picked up by the following broadcasters and platforms:

KiKA/SWR, Beijing iQIYI* Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (iQIYI)of Chof China, TATA Sky India, PTS Taiwan, SVT Sweden, YLE Finland, NRK Norway, Jim Jam (pan Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia), Discovery Kids MENA, Hopster, Télé-Québec and Knowledge Network of Canada and TV New Zealand. Further sales are in negotiation.

Each of the 26 non-dialogue episodes features a different animal facing an absurd adventure with a surprise ending. This delightful comical series has already won twenty prestigious prizes across the world, including the Audience Award at the New York Children’s Film Festival for two consecutive years – for the films ‘Zebra’ and ‘Octopus’ – and the award for the Best Film for Young Children at the Chicago Children’s Film Festival for ‘Zebra’.

The film ‘Penguin’ has just been selected for the official competition at the Berlinale Generation section (Feb 15-25).  In February 2018, the New York Children’s Film Festival will screen ten Animanimals films.

The family entertainment series Animanimals (26 x 4’) is produced by highly experienced and creatively driven Studio Film Bilder in Stuttgart, which has also garnered many awards over its 28-year history. It is co-produced by leading German children’s channel KiKA as well as regional German broadcaster SWR and funded by regional Film Funds MFG as well as MDM. Thomas Meyer-Hermann, founder of Studio Film Bilder says, „All stories are driven by director Julia Ocker’s engaging sense of humour. There is laughter and empathy throughout the story, and then excitement at the clever and creative solution.“

Julia Ocker, award-winning animator and creator of Animanimals says “the open structure of the series enables me to include just about any idea – however crazy – as long as it is funny enough.“

Half of the twenty-six Animanimals episodes were delivered in August 2017 with the remaining half to be delivered by the end of January 2018.

Animanimals is distributed worldwide by Meta Media Entertainment, a London based distributor specialising in high quality children’s animation series for broadcasters and digital platforms.

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STUDIO FilmBilder Stuttgart ist zurecht stolz: „Tiger“ gewinnt Publikumspreis beim New York International Children´s Film Festival

Der kurze Animationsfilm TIGER von Kariem Saleh hat beim New York International Children’s Film Festival den Publikumspreis der Kategorie 3 bis 6 Jahre gewonnen. Der Film gehört zu den 26 Tiergeschichten, die Studio FILM BILDER für die Vorschulserie „Ich kenne ein Tier“ realisiert hat – in Co-Produktion mit dem SWR und gefördert von der MFG Baden-Württemberg. Es ist das dritte Mal in Folge, dass eine der Tiergeschichten aus dem Hause FILM BILDER diesen renommierten Preis gewinnen konnte. 2015 war es der Film ZEBRA von Julia Ocker, 2016 der Film KRAKE, ebenfalls von Julia Ocker.

Julia Ockers Abschlußfilm „Kellerkind“

Julia Ocker schrieb: My graduation Film „Kellerkind“ is online now! Go, watch it at the Filmbilder channel!

Viel Spaß beim Anschauen!

Julia Ockers Webseite findet sich hier!

A woman lives all alone outside of a village. And all alone she gives birth to a child. But the child is absolutely different from other children.

Written, animated and directed by Julia Ocker
Producer: Anna Matacz
Sounddesign: Andreas Mühlschlegel
Voice Mother: Laura Sauer
Grading: Carmen Büchner
Title Design: Juliane Tag
Production: Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Post Production
at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg
Prof. Thomas Hägele
Senior Lecturer: Prof. Andreas Hykade

Foto: Ferenbach

Herzlichen Glückwunsch nach Stuttgart: Animanimal gewinnt in NEW YORK

Schon wieder gewinnt ein ANIMANIMAL den New Yorker Publikumspreis
Im letzten Jahr war es der Film ZEBRA. In diesem Jahr ist es der Film KRAKE, der den Publikumspreis des New York Children Film Festival in der Kategorie der drei bis fünfjährigen Kinder gewinnt.

KRAKE wurde wie ZEBRA unter der Regie von Julia Ocker im Studio FILM BILDER produziert. Die beiden vierminütigen Animationsfilme sollen Teil der Serie ANIMANIMALS werden.
Die ANIMANIMALS sind Tiere mit kleinen Marotten. Jedes von ihnen erlebt ein absurdes Abenteuer, das nur ihm passieren kann. Zum Beispiel geraten dem Zebra die Streifen durcheinander. Die Krake möchte einen Pfirsichkuchen backen, aber einer ihrer Arme hat andere Pläne.
Die Serie von 26 Vierminütern für kleine Kinder ist im Moment in Vorbereitung, redaktionell betreut durch den KiKA und den SWR, gefördert durch die MFG Baden-Württemberg. Den Weltvertrieb übernimmt Union Media aus London.


The flagship New York City Festival has grown from one weekend of films into the largest film festival for children and teens in North America. Screened over the course of four weeks at venues throughout NYC, the Festival program – narrowed down from roughly 2,500 international submissions – is comprised of approximately 100 short and feature films, filmmaker Q&As, retrospective programs, parties, and premieres. Audience members of all ages vote on the Festival-winning films. The Festival is an Academy Award® qualifying festival, one of only four film festivals in New York State – and only two children’s film festivals in the country – to hold that honor. Winners of the Festival’s juried prizes are eligible for consideration at the annual Academy Awards®. In addition to presenting the annual event, New York International Children’s Film Festival is a multifaceted arts organization that offers year-round engagement.

The Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.


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