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SPIELSALON 2011 from 13.-17. July

An octopus, which has to be as human as possible, an extremely unfair pong game, with love and hate * – the playing principles in computer games are sometimes quite unusual. The SPIELSALON is about authoring games, game makers, gamers.

For about two years, there has been a growing interest among students of the animation class for computer games. Within the scope of workshops, cooperations and in free artistic work, several – partially award-winning – computer games were created.

The SPIELSALON now takes on the interest of the animation film students and provides space for a fruitful exchange between professional game developers, students, artists and the audience. It reflects the new artistic development of the computer games on a theoretical and practical level. In a five-day exhibition at the Kassel Kunstverein in the Fridericianum, current German and international computer games will be presented with a strong artistic handwriting and an individual view of the world. In addition, there are lectures and a panel discussion of international game developers and experts.

The animation class under the direction of Prof. Thomas Meyer-Hermann and Prof. Martina Bramkamp will organize the SPIELSALON for the first time this year.

More information about the SPIELSALON at

13.-17. July 2011

Kasseler Kunstverein in Fridericianum
 Friedrichsplatz 18


Opening on 12 July at 7 pm, on the following days the exhibition is open from 11 am – 8 pm.

* Are meant: Octodad, Discrimination Pong and About love, hate and the other Ones

TRICKFILMKLASSE in the Fridericianum and at Campusfest

Within the context of the InsideOut Late Night at the Fridericianum Kassel a film selection of the Trickfilmklasse will be shown on Friday, 27.05.2011. With the InsideOut Late Night, visitors in the Fridericianum expect a “fulminant evening”, according to the announcement.

Contemporary dance, the magazine project untitled with pupils from the Herderschule Kassel and music by Basti & Zoka are essential components of the brilliant evening – not to mention the movies of the cartoon category:

Abenteuer zusammen – Stefan Vogt
A Capella – Gruppenprojekt
Schattengewächs – Dennis Stein-Schomburg
Die Auserwählten – Damian Harmata
Hertzflimmern – Mirco Kutscheidt
Leuchtstoff – Gruppenprojekt
SPEI – Fabian Koppenhöfer
Revenge – Seo Yeun Lee
Freundschaft zusammen – Stefan Vogt
Tatort Kassel – Gruppenprojekt
Bauernhof zusammen – Stefan Vogt
Warum mag jeder Würstchen – Stefan Vogt

The current exhibitions with works by Andro Wekua and Nina Canell will be open all evening.
Start: 9 pm,
admission 7 € / free with season ticket of the Kunsthalle Fridericianum

More information on the website of Fridericianum Kassel.

At the Campusfest of the University of Kassel on Friday, 27.05.2011, a film program of the animation film class will be shown in the lecture theater 1 / diagonal 1.

Start of the program is at 4 pm, admission is free. The Campusfest celebrates the 40th anniversary of the University of Kassel with a rich cultural program, information stands, insights into specialist areas and much more.

More information about Campusfest on the website of the University of Kassel.

Tiny & Big is the winner of the DEUTSCHE COMPUTERSPIELPREIS

Big win with the play developers of Blackpants: Their game Tiny & Big has won the German computer game prize in the category “Best new concept from student competition”. The € 35,000 prize is not the first award that the Kassel team wins with the game.

Black Pants are a group of students and former students of the trick film class as well as informatics graduates of the Ing.-Schule Kassel, who gathered together about two years ago in order to jointly develop a computer game. The computer scientists had written a 3d-game engine and were working with animators to develop a 3d adventure game. The cooperation was fruitful: last year, a first demo of Tiny & Big has appeared and has caused a stir in the world of independent game makers and players. Just a few days ago, Black Pants traveled to the San Francisco Independent Games Festival in the USA to receive their award in the student competition. Then they won the Unity Award in Austin (Texas) as part of the SXSW festival.

On the last Wednesday evening, Blackpants in Munich were awarded the German Computer Game Prize as part of a festive gala. With radiant faces, Christian Niemand and Sebastian Stamm, the group’s representative, accepted the prize for the best concept in the competition for newcomers. The associated cash prize of € 35,000 enables the Group to continue to remain independent and to work on the development of Tiny & Big. In the fall, a new version will appear, with new features and several levels.

Trickfilmklasse with film guest in the Kassel Kunstverein

27. February, 5pm Finissage of the exhibition undoubtedly/unzweifelhaft“ 

The Kassel Kunstverein invites you to the vernissage of its exhibition “undoubtedly / undoubtedly” – Slawomir Elsner / Martin Werthmann. It begins with a brief tour of the curator Bernhard Balkenhol. Afterwards Dr. Barbara Scheuermann, Berlin, will lead an artist talk with Martin Werthmann.
Finally we show an animation film shot by the trick film class of the Kunsthochschule Kassel under the direction of the new professor Martina Bramkamp in the exhibition.

TRICKREICH 2011 sold out

The annual presentation of the Kasseler Trickfilmproduktionen on 09 and 10 February provided for a full cinema. The screening has grown a cultic character – so no wonder that the great hall of the Bali cinema was sold out on the first evening.

To those who missed the Trickfilm evening: next year you will be invited to Trickreich 2012 at the beginning of February and during the annual exhibition “Tour” in July of this year some of the films will be shown together with new productions.

TRICKREICH 2011 in Bali Kino

The animation class shows it’s latest works, which deal with the basic questions of life as usual: Where does the journey of the guideless ship go? Why does everyone like sausages? Does love continue or hate us? And how much sex does Ute have before marriage?

The audience now has the twofold opportunity to experience the answers to these questions while experiencing an entertaining trickfilm evening: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 and Thursday, February 10, 2011, at 10:15 pm in the Great Hall of Bali Cinema.

The Program:

Kun Jia: PAPA
Florian Maubach: VENEDIG
Ines Christine und Kirsten Carina Geisser: THE DAY I TURNED INTO A GHOST
Damian Harmata: STATIONEN
Gruppenprojekt: TATORT KASSEL
Florian Grolig: MS IN A BOTTLE
Tobias Bilgeri: ABOUT LOVE, HATE & THE OTHER ONES (Game)
Black Pants: TINY AND BIG (Game)
Lea Schönfelder: UTE (Game)


in KulturBahnhof Kassel

Bahnhofsplatz 1

34117 Kassel

Tel. 0561 / 710550

Trickfilmklasse at DOKFEST KASSEL

At this year’s documentary film and videofestival Kassel, several films of the animation class are shown in various programs. The Dokfest Kassel takes place from the 9th to the 14th. November, an international program with a total of around 200 films will be presented in FILMADEN, BALI KINO and GLORIA. A supporting program with lectures, workshops, interfiction and media art exhibition monitoring will complement and enrich the festival.

An overview of the films of the animation class shown at the festival:

In Program „kurz & knapp“, Wed, 10.11.2010, 22:15pm BALi Kino
„A Cappella“ from Simone Dreger, Ines Christine Geisser, Paula Mierzowsky, Maurice Quentin, Gabriel Sahlmüller, Beatrix Schubert und Lukas Thiele

Im Programm „Triebe und Liebe“, Friday, 12.11.2010, 24pm, BALi Kino
„Die Auserwählten“ from Damian Harmata
„Warum mag jeder Würstchen?“ from Stefan Vogt
 „Lauf Jäger lauf!“ from Raphael Wahl (Alumni)
„Vienne“ from Robert Atangana Manifong
„Share“ from Daniel van Westen
“The Burning Haus” from Nils Knoblich

Im Programm „Finale“, Sunday, 14.11.2010, 20pm, BALi Kino
„Die Flaschenpost“ from Florian Grolig
„Die Gedanken sind frei“ from Urte Zintler
 „Der präzise Peter“ from Martin Schmidt

Installation // Monitoring
„Weltmaschine“ from Lukas Thiele and Tilman Hatje
At: Stellwerk im Kulturbahnhof Kassel

Films from the class at FESTIVALS

Die Gedanken sind frei von Urte Zintler läuft auf dem Holland Animation Film Festival vom 03.-07. November 2010 im Studentenwettbewerb. Das Festival findet in Utrecht/Niederlande statt. Weiterhin wird der Film in Korea auf dem Puchon International Student Animation Festival gezeigt, das vom 05.-07. November stattfindet. Auch in Puchon ist „Die Gedanken sind frei“ im Studentenwettbewerb. Nahezu gleichzeitig zum Festival in Korea läuft der Film in Rumänien auf dem „ALTER-NATIVE 18. International Short Film Festival“ in Targu-Mures im Internationalen Wettbewerb, sowie kurz danach in Kassel auf dem Dokfest Kassel (09.-14.11.2010).

Burning Haus von Nils Knoblich läuft auf dem Dokfest Kassel. Der Film wird am Freitag, 12.11. um 24.00 im Programm „Triebe und Liebe“ im BaliKino gezeigt. Burning Haus wurde mit Mitteln der Hessischen Filmförderung (HFF-HR) finanziert. Ein Making-Of von „Burning Haus“ gibt es auf der Website von Nils Knoblich

Die Wahrheits-Quizshow von Wu Kung läuft auf dem „29th Uppsala International Short Film Festival“, das vom 25-31 Oktober 2010 in Uppsala/Schweden stattfindet.

Two Kasseler films in WIESBADEN

The best animation films of the year from all over the world – from Argentina to the Republic of China – will be shown at the 12th International Trickfilm Weekend in Wiesbaden from 14 to 17 October 2010. In two different categories of competition are also films of the Trickfilmklasse.

Urte Zintler has qualified for the competition category “Young Animation I” with her already widely acclaimed animation “Die Gedanken sind frei” and can now hope for the audience prize. The film is her final film at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and is about the attempts of a woman to remember the verses of the famous folk song “Die Gedanken sind frei”. While she is humming and singing with a broken voice, streak-like memories of her life come before her eyes – perhaps beautiful, perhaps tragic moments.

Wu Kung, a student of the animation class Kassel, is represented in the competition category “Young Animation II” with her film “Die Wahrheits-Quizshow”. The film is about the sudden and surprising illness of the outstanding sportswoman LanLan. The popular show of the state television station is in search of the truth, using its own methods. “Die Wahrheits-Quizshow” has also been shown at numerous festivals, most recently at the “KROK” festival in Ukraine and Russia.

Event dates
Saturday, October 16, 2010, 10 pm
Young Animation I
Sunday, 17 October 2010, 4 pm
Young Animation II

The animation weekend will take place at the Schloss Biebrich in Wiesbaden.