Short Film Experimental 5:30 min © Sonja Rohleder 2019
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
During a walk in the woods small and bigger things can be found.
  • Clermont Ferrand
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival

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.

Bango Vassil

short film 8:30 min © Talking Animals & Vitanov Productions 2016
    The adventure of the Romany girl Ati and the Bulgarian boy Emil on one different and unexpected New Year’s Eve.      
  • Directed by: Milen Vitanov and Vera Trajanova
  • Writen by: Vera Trajanova & Milen Vitanov 
  • Sound & Mix: Vensan Mazmanyan
  • Music: Ivo Papazov Ibriama
  • Backgrounds: Inês Gomes Ferreira
  • Director of Photography: Olaf Aue
  • Editor: Jens Prausnitz
  • Producer: Samuel Weikopf and Milen Vitanov
  • Animation: Ulf Grenzer, Marie Josephine Tucholsky, Yordan Brankovski, Nayden Nikolov, Dalibor Raininger, Milen Vitanov
  • Bienniale Of Animation, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Animacam Animation Short Film Festival Santiago de Compostela
  • Athens Animfest, athens, Greece
  • Kids Animation Section at Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Minsk, Belarus
  • Youngabout International Film Festival Bologna, Italy
  • ONE Country ONE Film Issoire, France
  • Landshutter Filmfestival, Landshut, Germany
  • Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, Regensburg, Germany
  • Int.Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB, Poland
  • River Film Festival Padova, Italy
  • Anibar International Animation Festival, Kosovo
  • ALPINALE Short Film Festival, Austria
  • Manlleu Film Festival, Spain 
  • Int.Film Festival SCHLINGEL in Chemnitz, Germany
  • BEAST - International Film Festival, Porto, Portugal
  • Uppsala International Short Film, Sweden
  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA
  • Olympia Int. Film Festival, Greece
  • Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest, Italy
  • Tlanchana Fest Metepec, Mexico
  • BOGOSHORTS Bogota Short Film Festival, Colombia
  • Un poing c'est court, Vaulx en Velin, France
  • Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France
  • Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany
  • "Longue Vue sur le court" Intl.Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
  • Film Festival della Lessinia, Italy
  • New York Int'l Children's Film Festival, USA
  • IN THE PALACE Short film festival - Baltchik, Bulgaria
  • Cinekid - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Timishorts, Timisoara, Romania
  • Children’s Film Festival Seattle, USA REDCAT Int'l Children’s Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

Deutsche Bahn - S4

explanation film 2D/3D cutout animation 1:45 min Client: Bayerl in Hamburg
Concept & Script: Jan Koester & Pauline Kortmann
Hamburg needs a new suburban railway line! This film explains why.

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

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
  • 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
  • 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


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.

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


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


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

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.
  • 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
  • "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


Directed and animated by Jost Althoff    


A true story about a war and the tragic impact it has on the lives of three people. A production of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in co-production with Rundfunk-Berlin Brandenburg (rbb), funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  
  • Director: Esther Niemeier
  • Producer: Britta Strampe
  • Montage: Sarah-Christin Peter
  • Writers: Esther Niemeier, Sarah-Christin Peter, Britta Strampe
  • Camera: Omri Aloni
  • Storyboard: Gregor Dashuber
  • Commissioning Editor: Rolf Bergmann
  • Animation Director: Jan Koester
  • Animation: Ines Gomes Ferreira, Laurine Kotte, Sonja Rohleder, Deniz Zagli, Anne Isensee, Gregor Dashuber, Dennis Zagli, Jan Koester
  • Sound: Alexandra Praet
  • Music: Robert Pilgram
  • Mixing: Christoph de la Chevallerie
  • Line Producer: Andrea Wohlfeil
  • Student Academy Award Finalist (Foreign Documentary)
  • Tampere Film Festival – International Competition * Winner Audience Award
  • International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte – Spotlight Production * Winner Best Production
  • Docaviv International Shorts Competition * Winner Best Short
  • Open Eyes Marburg * 1st Documentary Audience Award
  • Shortynale Klosterneuburg * Special Jury Award
  • FILMZ Mainz * Bester Dokumentarfilm
  • First Steps Award * Nominations for Best Documentary, Best Production (NO FEAR Award)
  • Milano Film Festival * Audience Award
  • Animatou International Animation Film Festival * Special Mention
  • Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele * Audience Award
  • video/film tage Mainz * Sonderpreis der Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck * CineStar-Preis für den besten Kurzfilm


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


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
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Festival of Animated Films Stuttgart
  • Anifest
  • International Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg
  • Festival Plein La Bobine
  • Odense International Film Festival
  • DEFA Promotion Prize Animation at Filmfest Dresden
  • Special Mention of the National Youth Jury at Filmfest Dresden


Short Film 2D Computer 4:10 min © Sonja Rohleder 2019
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder A slightly naive paradise bird is going out of his way to attract a mate.
  • Animation: Sonja Rohleder 
  • Music: Jens Heuler
  • Mixing: Michał Krajczok
  • Additional instruments: Silke Büscherhoff and Esther Remmen


  • Berlinale
  • Annecy
  • FEST - New Directors
  • Cannes
  • Curtas Vila do Conde
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Goldener Spatz
  • Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival
  • Turku Animated Film Festival
  • Milano filmfestival
  • BFI London Film Festival
  • Short Tiger 2019