German cinema at Ottawa International Animation Festival

Every September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation — and transforms Ottawa into the centre of the animation universe. The festival's 2016 edition runs from September 21 to 25 and presents the works of several German filmmakers.


  1. Spoon

  2. Original Title: Spoon

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

    screening as part of
    Short Film Competition 4
    September 23, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    September 24, 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm

    This program is rated:
    Not recommended for young children

    Director(s): Markus Kempken
    Year of Production: 2016
    Nationality: Germany
    Screening Format: DCP
    Running Time: 03:52
    Techniques: 2D Computer & Ink on paper
    Category: Narrative Short Animation

    Synopsis: Not all childhood memories are nice. Some of them reach out to the present, no matter how much time has passed.

    About Markus Kempken
    Markus Kempken, born 1962 in Osnabrück, Germany, works in Berlin since 1990. Did work as offset and screen printer, graphic designer, typographer, film maker, camera man, photographer, animator, and composer. Started animating around 1977. Worked at Hahn Film, Berlin, for 5 years ("Werner - Beinhart", "Benjamin Blümchen", "Der kleene Punker", "Asterix in Amerika") and art director at Pixelpark AG, Berlin, for 7 years. Click here to view the director's website.

  3. 99 A, Frankfurt Street

  4. Original Title: Frankfurter Str. 99

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

    screening as part of
    Short Film Competition 4
    September 23, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    September 24, 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm

    This program is rated:
    Not recommended for young children

    English Title: 99 A, Frankfurt Street
    Director(s): Evgenia Gostrer
    Production Company: Kunsthochschule Kassel / School of Art and Design Kassel
    Year of Production:2016
    Nationality: Germany
    Screening Format: DIGITAL
    Running Time: 05:05
    Techniques: Clay
    Category: Graduation Animation

    Synopsis: A garbage man on his daily routine. A cat on her stray through the streets. A meeting during the lunch break.

    About Evgenia Gostrer
    Evgenia was born in Russia in june 1981. In the age of 15 she moves to Germany. Evgenia graduates in 2005 from the faculty of visual communication and design in Munich and starts 2007 her studies in animation at the School of Art and Design Kassel.

  5. Fields of Rape

  6. Original Title: Fields of Rape

    FILMMAKER WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE

    screening as part of
    Short Film Competition 3
    September 22, 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm
    September 25, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

    This program is rated:
    Not recommended for young children

    Director(s): Anselm Pyta
    Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
    Year of Production: 2016
    Nationality: Germany
    Screening Format: DCP
    Running Time: 10:40
    Techniques: 2D Computer
    Category: Graduation Animation

    Synopsis: Far from here lies a giant field of rape.

    About Anselm Pyta
    Anselm Pyta fell out of a body screaming in 1990.

  7. What They Believe

  8. Original Title: What They Believe

    screening as part of
    Short Film Competition 5
    September 23, 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm
    September 24, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

    This program is rated:
    Not recommended for young children

    Director(s): Shoko Hara Production
    Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
    Year of Production: 2015
    Nationality: Germany
    Screening Format: DCP
    Running Time: 10:20
    Techniques: Mixed Media & Drawing on Paper
    Category: Graduation Animation

    Synopsis: The events portrayed in this movie are a collage of actual occurrences. Anecdotes of ambiguous love and hope. They assemble a world, where evangelical fanaticism has become an everyday insanity

  9. Rasmus Klump 'Turtle Island'

  10. Original Title: Petzi 'Schildkröteninsel'

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

    1 FILMMAKER WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE

    screening as part of
    Series for Young Audiences
    September 24, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    September 25, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    This program is rated:
    Suitable for all ages

    English Title: Rasmus Klump 'Turtle Island'
    Director(s): Johannes Weiland, Michael Bohnenstingl & Paul Cichon Production
    Company: Studio Soi / Mondrian Entertainment
    Year of Production: 2016
    Nationality: Germany
    Screening Format: DIGITAL
    Running Time: 11:00
    Techniques: 3D Computer
    Category: Animation Series for Children

    Synopsis: In fact Rasmus, Pelle and Pingo only wanted to distract a seagull before it can spot a turtle baby on its way into the ocean. But then more and more seagulls arrive and more and more turtles hatch. In the end a small distraction becomes a huge beach theatre, a shy penguin becomes a feasted stage star and a boring island turned out to be a place of unimagined adventures.

    About Johannes Weiland
    Born 1977 in Freiburg/Germany, Johannes Weiland began his studies atLudwigsburg´s Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in 1998, where he´s currentlyteaching animation classes. Since his graduation 2003 he worked asDirector/Animator at Studio Soi Ludwigsburg/Germany and Studioaka, London.During the years he directed a number of award winning films.

    About Michael Bohnenstingl
    Michael Bohnenstingl is 23. He makes music with his friends, studies film inLudwigsburg and has a short biography.

    About Paul Cichon
    Paul Cichon passed his Animation studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württembergin 2014 and gained competencies in design, animation, 3D and direction. During hisstudies he did an internship as a 3D artist in the USA. Now he is working in the fieldscommercials and children-entertainment.

  11. Budny and Rossman 'Texas (Part 1)'

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