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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

See you there!

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Design: Maren Wiese

EXAMEN award 2018 goes to stopmotion film

For her graduation film ‘Sincerely, Now Air’ Theresa Grysczok was awarded with 3000 euros at the EXAMEN exhibition 2018. Congratulations!

Theresa (on the left) at the award ceremony.

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.

Still aus “Sincerely, Now Air”

In addition, Theresa will stay at Kunsthochschule Kassel for the Meisterschüler program 2019.

Theresa Grysczok
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Photo award ceremony: Nicolas Wefers

Florian Maubach wins German Shortfilm Award 2018

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!

Still from Cops and Robbers

“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.

Still from Cops and Robbers

German Shortfilm Award
Florian Maubach
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Räuber & Gendarm nominated for German Short Film Award!

Good News:

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.

ITFS – Here we come!

The Animation Class is invited again to exhibit at the  ITFS, one of the biggest animation festivals worldwide, and will therefore present the latest works in the Game Zone.

5 new games were developed within the last year by students of the classes of animation and new media:

Dead Herring

Your Future Game

Balance The Bottle

Shake Yer Dix

QB – A Cube’s Tale

We’re excited!

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VR Game: Dead Herring

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.


Next week Dead Herring, as well as other projects of Kunsthochschule Kassel will be exposed in the Game Zone of the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart.


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Review: Trickreich 18

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:

We were happy to entertain you!

(Photos: Nicolas Wefers)

See you next year!

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Students of the Animation Class in this year’s AG Kurzfilm catalog!

Three students of the animation class are mentioned in the latest catalog of AG Kurzfilm. Florian Maubauch with Räuber & Gendarm, Jonatan Schwenk with Sog and Alma W. Bär with two short films: Obvious and Pink Cuts Pink.

Here you can look through the whole catalog.

AG Kurzfilm – What is it?

Since 2002, the AG Kurzfilm represents interests of the German short film and wants to improve the perception of German short films nationally and internationally. The AG Kurzfilm defines itself as a contact and refernce for politics and film economics als well as for short film makers, film festivals and film theatre.

The catalog “German Short Films” is anually released since 2004 and presents a selection of 100 outstanding German short films and, moreover, a large service part with contacts of the German short film sector.

(source: AG Kurzfilm)

Florian Maubach
Jonatan Schwenk
Alma W. Bär



Trickreich 18 @ Gloria Cinema!


Yay, Trickreich is finally back again! 2017 was exhausting but very successful, and the students of animation are looking forward to presenting their works of the past 12 months. Films of experienced animators and shorts of absolute beginners, including all imaginable topics and techniques, will be shown. Exciting!

See you @ Gloria Cinema!

7.+8.+9. February 2018
10:15 Uhr pm
Gloria Cinema
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 3
34117 Kassel

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Interview with Karolin Twiddy on hr-TV

In their program frischfilm about young filmmakers, hr-television asked Karolin Twiddy 3 questions on her shortfilm
“Manly Mountain of Men”:

Wie kamst du zum Filme machen? Wolltest du schon immer Filmemacher werden?

Ich wusste das ich auf jeden fall etwas künstlerisches machen will. Vom Kindergarten an habe ich gezeichnet wie ne Irre und sehr viel Fern gesehen. Begeistert von Zeichentrick und Fantasy kam zwar der Wunsch auf etwas in der Richtung zu machen, aber erst als mein Studium in Kassel begann, entdeckte ich den Schwerpunkt Animation und war Feuer und Flamme für dieses Métier. Ich experimentiere gern mit verschiedenen Techniken, bin aber dem gezeichneten Film am treusten geblieben. Ich bin unheimlich froh meine Passion zum Beruf machen zu können.

Wie kamst du zur Idee diesen Film (aktueller frischfilm) zu machen?

Meinem Ideen kommen oft beim zeichnen oder wenn ich etwas kurzes zum Spaß animiere. So war es auch bei den Figuren in “Manly Mountain of Men”. Ich habe eine Weile nichts anderes gezeichnet und immer mehr davon in Bewegung gesetzt. Dabei hab ich natürlich Musik gehört, beispielsweise auf Youtube- da kam zufällig der „sweet dreams“ Remix von einem Dj, der glaube ich in Los Angeles lebt. Ich schrieb ihm dass sein Track hervorragend zu meinen Animationen passt und ob er mir erlaube ihn für einen Kurzfilm zu benutzen. Dann habe ich ca. ein Jahr lang daran gearbeitet. Plopp! Da war er fertig.

Erzähl mir deinen Film!

“Manly Mountain of Men“ soll Spaß machen. Die verschmitzte Charaktere soll dem Publikum ein paar Lacher entlocken. Weil ich beim animieren lachen musste, konnte ich auch nicht aufhören daran zu arbeiten. Neben der feministischen, männerbestärkenden Botschaft, ist das auch mein Ziel. Wenn das die Reaktion der Zuschauer ist, ist das das beste Kompliment.

hr-fernsehen, “frischfilm”, 14.12.2017, 23:45 Uhr


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