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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 of daily life: Why does my head hurt so much? – Am I still ticking correctly?

Find out about the answers and enjoy our versatile film program!

When? 12th to 14th of February, every evening at 22:15pm.
Where? BALi cinema at Kulturbahnhof Kassel

Poster: Daniel Maaß & Áron Farkas

Animationsklasse of Facebook

Trickreich of Facebook

Goodbye Thomas Meyer-Hermann!

Soon it’s time to say goodbye!

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!

Pizza Party on tour!

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

See you there!

Animation class on Facebook
Trickreich on Facebook
Design: Maren Wiese

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

Trickreich on Facebook
Animation Class on Facebook



ckollision – human plays machine plays human plays machine

To what extent does an increased focus on digital media influence the perception of my own reality? How do we filter playfully information and what is the impact of immersion on my own psyche?

Students of the School of Art and Design Kassel together with computer scientists of the University of Kassel present answers to these questions. By invitation of the 34 th Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest they organise an exhibition where video games, interactive installations and VR experiments are presented in an artistic context.

VR-ZOETROP / Interactive Virtual Reality Experience / Developer: Filip Dippel, Max Holicki, Petra Stipetic Programmer: Peter Müller

The hand that draws explores materials on a haptic level while it is directly linked to the technological interface of the future, where computer games, installation works, and virtually real experiments establish themselves as forms of creative expression. The interplay of systematic research and inventive curiosity reflects autonomous approaches of working with computers and points indirectly to the key visual of the current Dokfest.

where is joe / Interactive Virtual Reality Experience / Developer: Áron Farkas, Georgi Krastev, Stefan Kreller, Dennis Stein-Schomburg, Lennert Raesch / 3D Modellers: Chen Yang, Ferdinand Kowalke, Jan Wielers, Max Holicki, Maximilian Wagener, Mikola Debik

The impulse for the organisation and selection of this year’s exhibition contributions from Kassel was given by the team of the animation class, where animation is taught as a form of artistic expression in the department of visual communication. What helps is the physical and organisational proximity to visual arts, graphic design, new media and film departments as part of the School of Art and Design Kassel.

the internet restroom / / Developer: Topicbird, studio for connective virtualities Jasper Meiners, Isabel Paehr

From this base, paths open up to the wide variety of modern animation, from digital production to experimental techniques, to interactive narrative forms and transmedia dissemination.

präsentiert von/presented by Trickfilmklasse Kassel

am Kulturbahnhof
Franz-Ulrich-Str. 16
34117 Kassel

15.11. / 21h

Öffnungszeiten/opening hours
15.11. / 21–23h
16.11.–18.11. / 15–21h
19.11. / 15–20h

Animation Class

Universitiy of Kassel

Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival

sticky frames @ COZI Comics & Zinefest Frankfurt

The collective Sticky Frames  – featuring many illustrious members of Trickfilmklasse Kassel – will screen a 60 minutes program at the COZI Comics & Zinefest Frankfurt.

🍃 Fall 🍃 is coming. Stay tuned for the next shortfilm, Sticky Frames will present online. Coming this week.

Posted by Sticky Frames on Dienstag, 19. September 2017

Sticky Frames & friends @ COZI Comics & Zinefest Frankfurt
animierte Kurzfilme/ animated short films

Das Filmemacher*innen Kollektiv Sticky Frames zeigt ein ca. 60 minütiges Programm animierter Kurzfilme.// the Sticky Frames collective is screening a 60 min. program of animated short films.

Samstag, 14. Oktober 2017/ saturday, october 14, 2017
18 h/ 6 pm @ Studio NAXOS

das Programm/ the program:

Hans the Squirrel by Florian Maubach
Frankfurterstr. 99a by Evgenia Gostrer
Nachtstück by Anne Breymann
Tracing Coyotes – a dog crosses my way by Theresa Grysczok & Eeva Ojanperä
dying in the garden by Christine Gensheimer
Life with Hermann H. Rott by Chintis Lundgren
Der Flug der Maube by Florian Maubach & Daniel v. Bothmer
in circles by Lina Walde
In the distance by Florian Grolig
Lonely Riber by Daniel v. Bothmer
LUCKY by Kiin.
Coma – the sea by Florian Maubach & Nils Knoblich

About Sticky Frames

Images that stick to one another, that diverge and converge. Images that stick to your memory like a piece of gum to your shoe.
But “sticky” means more than that: Stickiness can be tough and relentless, persevering and enduring. These adjectives describe the young animation artists of this collective. There are seven of them: Ines Christine Geißer, Kirsten Carina Geißer, Evgenia Gostrer, Theresa Grysczok, Florian Maubach, Lina Walde and Alma W.Bär.

The Sticky Frames artists affect Kassel, as a meeting point in the middle of Germany and a birthplace to ideas that reflect, recreate and touch their environment. The festival invitations and awards the artists received are many. Also the list of cities and countries, they went to, to expand their network and collect new stories, that should be told.

In their work they throw light and colors on situations that might seem trivial at first glance, but which will change your perspective about them – like the relation between a cat and a garbageman or the search for happiness out of the perspective of horses.

Wherever the Sticky Frames tour of short films stops, something starts moving, something gets off the ground. But the movement of their audiences is an interior one: They’ll be glued to their chairs.

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About COZI Comics & Zinfest

COZI Comics & Zinefest is a two-day festival showcasing comics, zines, posters and other printed art, as well as offering readings, workshops, concerts, tattoos, coffee & waffles.

COZI will take place on 14 & 15 October, parallel to Frankfurter Buchmesse in collaboration with studioNAXOS and Naxosatelier.

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sticky frames
COZI Comics & Zinefest
Event auf Facebook

Time for Rundgang17

Time for Rundgang!

13.07.2017 – 16.07.2017 15:00 Uhr


Vom 13. bis 16. Juli 2017 öffnet die Kunsthochschule Kassel ihre Arbeitsräume und Ausstellungsfläche zur großen Abschlusspräsentation aktueller Arbeiten und bietet Besucher*innen Einblicke und Austausch bei einem vielfältigen Begleitprogramm.

Im Mittelpunkt des Rundgangs steht die Präsentation studentischer Positionen und Initiativen, quer durch die Studiengänge Bildende Kunst, Kunstpädagogik, Kunstwissenschaft, Produktdesign und Visuelle Kommunikation. Die Besucher des Rundgangs erwartet zusätzlich ein umfangreiches Programm mit Filmvorführungen, Vorträgen, interaktiven Medieninstallationen und vielem mehr.

Das Begleitprogramm zum diesjährigen Rundgang bildet ein Bühnencontest, dessen Teilnehmer*innen sich aus einer bunten Mischung aus Studierenden, Mitarbeiter*innen und Lehrenden der Kunsthochschule zusammensetzen. Das Bühnenprogramm findet an den ersten beiden Rundgangstagen statt und wird mit ca. 18 musikalischen, künstlerischen und performativen Darbietungen bespielt. Im Vordergrund des Bühnenprogramms steht die Lust und Freude am Improvisieren und Inszenieren. Ob im Kollektiv mit anderen Künstler*innen, oder als Solostück, die Themen sind sehr vielfältig. Eine Jury wird die besten Beiträge am Freitagabend (14.07.), nach dem letzten Bühnenauftritt, ausloben.

Die Programmbeteiligten (eine kleine Auswahl):
Adam & die Rockraketen / Anoia / BANDBREITE / creature feature / Cockporn / DAH / daily daze / der grüne Prinz – die größte Basisklasse Kassels Kollektiv: Neue Freund der Erde / dummy thought / Jesus Chrystal Overdose / perverted Space Queens from Space // RED GUESS – THE MUSICAL / Samson Timberlake / Violinduo / What is a band? / Yei Ixthin / 1895 It and they / 8ct Pfand


13. bis 16. Juli 2017

Eröffnung & Bühnenprogramm
Donnerstag, 13. Juli, 15 Uhr (auf der Bühne vor der Mensa)

Prof. Joel Baumann, Rektor der Kunsthochschule
Prof. Johannes Spehr, Leiter des Rundgangs
Das Bühnenprogramm findet vom 13.-14.07.17 statt.

Donnerstag 15 bis 22 Uhr
Freitag 12 bis 21 Uhr
Samstag 12 bis 24 Uhr
Sonntag 12 bis 18 Uhr

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Animated Teaser for our annualy Open House Exhibiton from July 13th to 16th.

Graphic Concept: Britta Wagemann & Jan Mensen
Animation & Cut: Filip Dippel
Sound Design: Samson Kirschning & Jan Mensen


»Sog« is a heavy hitter! After being awarded for BEST GRADUATION FILM in Annency, the short film by Jonatan Schwenk won BEST STUDENT ANIMATION at the 2017 Palm Springs International Shortfest, largest short film event in North America. 2nd homerun in a row! What’s next?

“Sog” just won it’s second award: it is the “BEST STUDENT ANIMATION” at the Palm Springs ShortFest 2017! 🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴
here is the Trailer for “Sog” if you didn’t see it yet:
– Jonatan Schwenk

About Palm Springs International Shortfest

The Palm Springs International ShortFest — now in its 23rd year — is the largest short film event in North America

A highly competitive festival, ShortFest receives 4,200± submissions from over 100 countries around the globe. Approximately 325 shorts are selected and screened in 90-minute themed programs, with many of the remaining titles available for viewing our Film Market. An Oscar® and BAFTA®-qualifying festival, ShortFest has presented more than 100 shorts that have gone on to receive Oscar® nominations and/or awards.

The festival also includes the ShortFest Forum, a series of panels, master classes and roundtable discussions designed to provide emerging filmmakers with both the knowledge and the networking opportunities to further their careers in the film industry.

With hundreds of filmmakers and industry professionals in attendance and an audience of 22,000 avid filmgoers, ShortFest is defined by a decidedly casual atmosphere and a taste for the unconventional. It’s not what you might expect to find in Palm Springs in June…

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Palm Springs International Shortfest
»Sog« on Palm Springs
»Sog« on Facebook

REVIEW: Galleriefest 2017

Also this year, the popular gallery party took place in the Südstadt of Kassel. The galleries presented a varied program of exhibitions and concerts, entry was free. And the Trickfilmklasse was part of it.

Who hadn’t seen the program of Trickreich 17, or just wanted to watch his or her favorite films again, could have done this at the weekend of May 19th – 21st 2017.

The location of the Trickfilmklasse exhibition wasn’t an ordinary one – in the studio of Wasserbetten (waterbeds) at station Weinberg. The audience had the opportunity to lounge on very pillowy mattresses and to enjoy the films in a relaxed atmosphere with candle lights.

The Trickfilmklasse says thank you to the owners Peter and Irina Ritter, for the opportunity to present their films in this special way and for the nice and energetic support. We like to be there next year too!

Galeriefest 2017
Wasserbettenstudio at Weinberg