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Films in 360°

We are pleased to report that this year the trickfilm class is represented twice at the Fulldome Festival, which is held in Jena. The festival, which takes place for the fourth time, exclusively shows films made for 360 ° hemispherical projections.

National and international participations are of great interest to the new medium, which willingly embraces fresh ideas and approaches.

the films:

“Orange” von Marcus Feist

“Frühstück” von Maurice Quentin und Dennis Stein Schomburg

Films at Festivals

Die Wahrheits-Quizshow von Wu Kung läuft im Studentenwettbewerb des renommierten internationalen Trickfilmfestivals „ANNECY 2010“ vom 07.-12.06.2010 in Annecy/Frankreich.

Weiterhin läuft der Film beim „ANIMAFEST 2010“ in Zagreb/Kroatien, ebenso im Studentenwettbewerb. Das Festival findet vom 01.-06.06.2010 statt.

Zeitwellen von Evgenia Gostrer läuft im Studentenprogramm des Festivals „ANNECY 2010“ vom 07.-12.06.2010 in Annecy/Frankreich.

Mr. Eck von Kun Jia läuft beim „GO EAST FESTIVAL“ vom 21.-27.04.2010 in Wiesbaden im Hochschulprogramm.

Elysium von Sun&Egg läuft auf dem „ITFS STUTTGART“ im vom 04.-09.05.2010. Weiterhin auf dem „MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL“ in Melbourne/Australien vom 19.-27.06.2010.

Der Film lief auf dem „ICPFF Festival“ in Seoul/Korea im November 2009. Weiterhin auf dem „TRICKYWOMEN“ in Wien/Österreich im März 2010.

rosarot von Ines Christine Geisser und Kirsten Carina Geisser lief im März 2010 im internationalen Wettbewerb des „EARLY MELON“ Festivals in Bratislava/Slowakei.


Die Wahrheits-Quizshow By Wu Kung was nominated for the student film competition at the International Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart. The festival takes place from 04.-09. May 2010 in Stuttgart.

rosarot By Ines Christine Geisser and Kirsten Carina Geisser runs in the German competition of the 16th REGENSBURG SCHURFILMWOCHE (17.3. – 24.3.2010). He will also be shown at the opening night of “Romance In A Can” in Puerto Rico on 10 February and in Miami on 5 May.

Steinfliegen By Anne Walther runs at the Landshuther Kurzfilmfest (17 – 21 March 2010).

You are my Hero By Tobias Bilgeri is in the student competition of the International Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart 2010 (04.-09. May). Furthermore, the film runs at the 16th REGENSBURGER SHORT FILM WEEK (17.3 to 24.3.2010).

Aufzugvogel by Katharina Vogel is running at the Landshuter Kurzfilmfest (17 – 21. März 2010).

Vienne By Robert Atangana Manifong runs at the Green Film Festival in Seoul (South Korea). The festival will take place from 20 to 26 May 2010.

Kasseler films in the HR & EinsFestival

frischfilm – Die Nacht der Hochschulfilme

Hr: Thursday, 7 January 2010, 24:00 UhreinsFestival: Friday, January 8, 2010, 9:30 pm
On 7th and 8th of January 2010, the HR and einFestival will broadcast the program freshfilm – Die Nacht der Hochschulfilme. There are also 4 shortfilms from the Trickfilmklasse Kassel:

Dream partner of Lea Heinrich / René Barth

Zenith of Damian Harmata

Pums by Federico Martin Klotz

Serce (heart) of Karolina Chyzewska


Unusual, innovative and technically very puristically implemented: Evgenia Gostrer’s film “Zeitwellen” is currently successfully on Europareise.

The film ran at the backup festival in Weimar and the ff600 Festival in Ljubljana / Slovenia At the ff600 festival the film received the first prize in the category “Animation”. In September, “Zeitwellen” is shown at the Budapest Shortfilm Festival (busho)
The 2 minutes long film is realized in dough and shows objects and figures, which emerge from a surface and disappear again. It is about thinking about here and now, to let human perception, memories, reality and fantasy merge into a whole.


With the International Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart, the “DRÜMICH” exhibition at the Stuttgarter Metropol Kino ended on May 10th. During the festival there were interactive works of the class. The way of the festival visitors to the cinema hall was lined with exciting experiences!

All exhibited works tried to provide the visitors with innovative ideas and partly very sophisticated technology a special and unexpected animation experience. The range of the 11 contributions from the mysterious loop puzzle to the trick-film fitness machine ranged. Once you were a player of God, sometimes you were able to survive the little Piotr on the cold roads of Russia and in the meantime one caught a glimpse through the forbidden doorhole. Thus, the Kassel works were able to elicit almost every visitor a smile or at least a smirk and sweeten the walk to the cinema hall. For the artistic director of the festival, Ulrich Wegenast, it was clear that the “DRUCK ME” exhibition should again be a welcome part of the festival next year – with new works and perhaps also in a different place.

Films from Kassel in Cannes

On 17 May 2009, the most promising films were presented by German young filmmakers in Cannes. Even films by students of animation class Kassel were represented.

Both the sisters Ines Christine Geisser and Kirsten Carina Geisser and Tobias Bilgeri were invited to participate in the “Next Generation 2009” contest, the most important film festival. The animation film “Rosarot” by Ines Christine und Kirsten Carina Geisser tells humorously about the irritations and needs of lovers. Ines Christine Geisser has been studying at the Kunsthochschule Kassel since 2006 and attends the illustration and the cartoon film class. Her sister Kirsten Carina Geisser visits the Kunsthochschule Kassel as a guest student.

In the animation “You are my hero”, which is from Tobias Bilgeri, the story of a knight is told, which is constantly going into battle. Even if his sword, after succesfully beating battles, smells suspiciously of tomato juice, the wife of the knight keeps faithful to her hero. Only when the knight goes without the sword, does she decide to get to the bottom of the matter.

On Sunday, May 17, 2009, the films were shown at STAR Cinema in Cannes and are shown following festivals in Madrid, Paris, London, Moscow and New York.

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Interactive animation installations by the students of the Kunsthochschule Kassel at the 16th International Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart 2009.

How is it, as Almighty God, to wander over the earth? Can you prevent the little Pyotr from freezing on the streets of Russia? Will you be able to elicit your own piece of music from the mysterious deep sea? And: Can you train the aerobic lady to a true “woman with muscles”?

At the 16th International Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart, the audience from 5 to 10 May 2009 has the opportunity to find the answer to these questions. After all, the students of the Trickfilmklasse and the Neue Medien class of the Kunsthochschule Kassel have united themselves to a new concept: Animators and programmers try together to break the conventional genre animation film by leaving the linear thread of a story behind them. The result: the viewer decides what will happen. He becomes a player, a director, an actor. The movie experience will be direct! Interactive! Kassel Interactive!

With works from: Tobias Bilgeri, Felix Böttcher, Gerard Delmas, Damian Harmata, Kun Jia, Nico Kilian, Nils Knoblich, Fabian Koppenhöfer, Seoyeun Lee, Maurice Quentin, Lea Schönfelder, Sebastian Stamm, Dennis Stein-Schomburg, Lukas Thiele, Stefan Vogt

Time: 5th – 10th May 2009

Presentation of the works by the filmmakers on Friday, 8th May at 4 pmPlace: Entrance hall of the Metropol cinema Stuttgart / Bolzstraße 10