For the third year in a row students of the animation class had the opportunity to present their works at Game Zone of the International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart. Once again they were lucky to have a wide international audience to experience their games and installations.
Moreover, for the first time game students have also been part of the exhibition. The games class is working and developing at Kunsthochschule Kassel with professor Auriea Harvey since one year now.
3D printed chess game, developed by game class students.
On 29th of May, Thomas Meyer-Hermann, professor of animation since 2000, will have his final lecture at Kunsthochschule Kassel. He will tell us about his decades of experience in the area of animation production, his love for animated pictures and the last secrets about the Tom’s slice of bread with jam and honey.
We are very excited and say thank you for all the years of support and inspiration!
Say cheese! Our juicy pineapple slices Áron Farkas, Stefan Kreller and Max Holicki have every reason to grin. Their film Pizza Party will smear sticky trails through the festivals this summer. What began as a music video project for the band Sick Teeth will now be shown at: ANIMEX, BMVA, KAFF, ZlÍN, ArtAllNight, OAF & SUPERTOON.
It would be slice to meet you there!
We hope the trailer increases your appetite for more:
It’s February again which means that it’s time for Trickreich! As every year the animation class from Kunsthochschule Kassel presents its work of the past year. This time we’re going to discuss elementary questions like: Are scorpion and fish a good match? And what is the pineapple actually doing on the pizza?
Find out about the answers and enjoy our versatile film program!
When? 6th to 8th of February, every evening at 22:15pm. Where? BALi cinema at Kulturbahnhof Kassel
For her graduation film ‘Sincerely, Now Air’ Theresa Grysczok was awarded with 3000 euros at the EXAMEN exhibition 2018.
The five minute long stopmotion film is about an extreme situation during a flight: A passenger dies on an airplane. While a stewardess tries to bring the man back to life, she deals with the requirements of her job and personal limits.
In addition, Theresa will stay at Kunsthochschule Kassel for the Meisterschüler program 2019.
Florian Maubach won the German Shortfilm Award in the category ‘Animated movies’ in november 2018 with his graduation short ‘Cops and Robbers’. The German Shortfilm Award is the most importand and highest remunerated Shortfilm award in Germany. Florian was given a prize of 30.000 euros to fund new film projects. Congratulations Florian!
“Cops and Robbers” gives an insight in the everyday experience of teens:
Playing Cops and Robbers on the old playground. Why am I still doing this?
While they play Cops and Robbers, Daniel begins to realize that there is something else between catching and being caught.
He sees himself confronted with situations with which he does not really know how to deal with.
Florian Maubach‘s graduation short film is nominated for the most important award for young filmmakers: the German Short Film Award.
On November 28th one film out of 288 submissions and 12 nominations will be honoured in Potsdam. Congratulations!
Since 1956 the Government annually awards the best German short films. Especially for young filmmakers the arward is an exceptional honour. The winner movie is chosen by two independent jurys.
Almost one year ago, students of animation started a cooperation with the department of chemistry of Universität Kassel. The goal was to make chemical processes and reactions that surround us everyday accessible and comprehensible to a wide range of people. The result is a virtual reality game, in which the player acts as a forensic scientists and explores his environment up to its molecular components: Dead Herring.
In the 17th century escaped criminals used the smell of red herrings to confuse tracker dogs and cover their track.
Aaaand Trickreich is over again. One week ago, the Animationsklasse celebrated the opening of Trickreich 18 in the Gloria cinema – and quite a few people (300 on the first evening) came to see the films resulting from the past year. It was a succesful evening with lots of laughter and approval.
That is what the HNA, the locals newspaper felt, too: