The registration deadline for all talks + workshops is November 19, 2023

Academy awarded! Animation film show with Thomas Stellmach

Friday, November 24, 2023, 5 p.m. — on site — with registration — Language: ENGLISCH

The Kassel animation director and Oscar® winner Thomas Stellmach presents his internationally award-winning short films and gives an exciting and entertaining insight into the production processes. He guides you through the program with amusing little stories about his career as an animation director and producer and about his experiences at the Oscar® Awards in Hollywood. He talks about the “exciting” life of an animator and the challenges of producing and releasing his films. Four of his animated short films can be seen, including one of his first stop-motion films (THE LAST BLATT, 1985), his film QUEST, which won an Oscar® in the category “Best Animated Short Film” in 1996, and his most recent animated film THE SAUSAGE RUN and an experimental music film from 2013 VIRTUOS VIRTUELL.


International Film Makers Forum — 2nd Meeting

Friday, November 24, 2023, 5 p.m. — Workshop on site — only for present and nominated filmmakers — with registration — Language: ENGLISCH

Think outside the box, develop new ideas and have fun at the same time - the International Film Makers Forum wants to network international and german filmmakers at this festival. At 3 meetings you can develop film ideas together (Day 1), find a visual expression (Day 2) and present your group project at a mini market (Day 3). The producer and university lecturer Anna de Paoli will not only contribute her knowledge from 25 years of film production and festival distribution. She is also bringing with her four young producers from the Berlin film school “Filmarche” who are curious to get to know you and work with you.

It is recommended to attend all three meetings in order to fully exploit the potential of the forum.