Short Film Experimental 5:30 min © Sonja Rohleder 2019
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
During a walk in the woods small and bigger things can be found.

Time Context

Image Film 3D Computer 3:27 min 2016
Directed by Pauline Kortmann and Jan Koester
Image film for a data organizing software, Time Context.

Bango Vassil

short film 8:30 min © Talking Animals & Vitanov Productions 2016
    The adventure of the Romany girl Ati and the Bulgarian boy Emil on one different and unexpected New Year’s Eve.      
  • Directed by: Milen Vitanov and Vera Trajanova
  • Writen by: Vera Trajanova & Milen Vitanov 
  • Sound & Mix: Vensan Mazmanyan
  • Music: Ivo Papazov Ibriama
  • Backgrounds: Inês Gomes Ferreira
  • Director of Photography: Olaf Aue
  • Editor: Jens Prausnitz
  • Producer: Samuel Weikopf and Milen Vitanov
  • Animation: Ulf Grenzer, Marie Josephine Tucholsky, Yordan Brankovski, Nayden Nikolov, Dalibor Raininger, Milen Vitanov
  • Bienniale Of Animation, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Animacam Animation Short Film Festival Santiago de Compostela
  • Athens Animfest, athens, Greece
  • Kids Animation Section at Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Minsk, Belarus
  • Youngabout International Film Festival Bologna, Italy
  • ONE Country ONE Film Issoire, France
  • Landshutter Filmfestival, Landshut, Germany
  • Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, Regensburg, Germany
  • Int.Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB, Poland
  • River Film Festival Padova, Italy
  • Anibar International Animation Festival, Kosovo
  • ALPINALE Short Film Festival, Austria
  • Manlleu Film Festival, Spain 
  • Int.Film Festival SCHLINGEL in Chemnitz, Germany
  • BEAST - International Film Festival, Porto, Portugal
  • Uppsala International Short Film, Sweden
  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA
  • Olympia Int. Film Festival, Greece
  • Tracce Cinematografiche Film Fest, Italy
  • Tlanchana Fest Metepec, Mexico
  • BOGOSHORTS Bogota Short Film Festival, Colombia
  • Un poing c'est court, Vaulx en Velin, France
  • Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France
  • Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany
  • "Longue Vue sur le court" Intl.Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
  • Film Festival della Lessinia, Italy
  • New York Int'l Children's Film Festival, USA
  • IN THE PALACE Short film festival - Baltchik, Bulgaria
  • Cinekid - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Timishorts, Timisoara, Romania
  • Children’s Film Festival Seattle, USA REDCAT Int'l Children’s Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

Deutsche Bahn - S4

explanation film 2D/3D cutout animation 1:45 min Client: Bayerl in Hamburg
Concept & Script: Jan Koester & Pauline Kortmann
Hamburg needs a new suburban railway line! This film explains why.

Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten - Titles

Opening Titles Drawn 1:43 min © Lieblingsfilm 2014
Animation directed by Pauline Kortmann
Title sequence for the feature film "Rico, Oskar und der Tieferschatten"
  • Producer: Lieblingsfilm
  • Concept: Jakob Schuh, Neele Leana Vollmer
  • Animation Director, Producer: Pauline Kortmann
  • Compositing: Jan Koester
  • Animation Cleanup: Veronica Solomon
  • Backgrounds: Peter Schössow
  • Additional Backgrounds: Sebastian Koch

Eine Villa mit Pinien

Short Film Mixed Media 12:58 min © Hauptfilm & Jan Koester 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
Stereoscopic short film made of 2000 watercolour painted pages.
Coward bird and courageous lion break into a villa at nighttime without having the slightest clue what's going on there.    
  • Director, Animation: Jan Koester 
  • Producer: Christine Haupt
  • Actors: Christoph Letkowski, Paolo Masini, Johanna von Gagern, Anna Luisa Schmidt
  • Voices: Christoph Letkowski, Anja Taschenberg, Jan Koester
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
  • Exground Wiesbaden
  • Interfilm Festival Berlin
  • Flickerfest Sidney, Australia
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
  • Short Film Slam Hamburg
  • ARTE Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • Audience Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • SAE Award for best use of digital technology at Flickerfest
  • Special Award at Exground Wiesbaden
  • Audience Award at Short Film Slam, Hamburg


Music Video Mixed Media 3:41 min © Warner Music 2014
Directed by Jan Koester
Music Video for Seeed - "Cherry Oh 2014".
The cruel nature disturbs a peaceful garden barbecue party.


music video 2D cut-out 4:30 min © Talking Animals 2012
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder & Veronika Samartseva
Columbus wakes up surrounded by rising waters and decides that instead of viewing this shock as a catastrophe he'll take it as an opportunity to set a course for his dreams. Faced with numerous hurdles and challenges en route to his goals, Columbus discovers that learning to appreciate the beauty in the journey and the unexpected is just as important as reaching your destination.  

Once i dreamt of Life - Animation Trailer

Animation Sequences 2D cutout 12:00 min © Mouka Filmi 2014
Animation Directed by Gregor Dashuber
"Once I Dreamt Of Life" is a feature length documentary film about suicide - a subject that people rarely want to talk about. It’s an account about one’s personal relation to suicide, but also studies suicide as social phenomena: What are the motives, warning signs and consequences? The film follows the journey of a young man, an animated character based on a real person, on his path towards suicide. The journey is described by people who’ve had encounters with suicide - parents who lost their child, young adults who considered or even tried committing suicide.
Official website of the film: onceidreamtoflife.com


Short Film 2D handdrawn 13:00 min © Talking Animals 2013
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
A romantic comedy until the bitter end.


Music Video 2D handdrawn 3:20 min © Universal Music 2015
Directed by Gregor Dashuber
Music Video for Georg auf Lieder.
  • Animation: Ines Ferreira, Giulia Valenti
  • Camera: Waldemar Bruch

Rising Hope

short film 10:00 min © Talking Animals 2012
Directed by Milen Vitanov
Rising Hope, who used to be the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend − a jack-of-all-trades hound − he finds hope and himself again.
  • Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival, USA
  • Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
  • SICAF Seoul Int.Cartoon&Animation Festival
  • DOK-Leipzig 2012, Germany
  • Clermont-Ferrand 2012, France
  • Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2013, Germany
  • KROK Int. Animation Film Festival 2012, Ukraine
  • Encounters Film Festival 2012, Bristol, UK
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Curtas Vila do Conde 2012, Vila do Conde, Portugal
  • "Cartoons & Sport" Cartoon on the Bay 2012, Italy
  • Best Animated Film, Young Jury Award at Rhode Island Int. Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film - The 24 hours of Nuremberg Int. Short Film Festival 2012, Germany
  • Award of the Junior Jury for Best Short Film - Capalbio Cinema International Film Festival 2012, Italy
  • Best Film at the Animacam, International  Animation Festival 2013, in Ourense, Spain


Directed and animated by Jost Althoff    


A true story about a war and the tragic impact it has on the lives of three people. A production of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in co-production with Rundfunk-Berlin Brandenburg (rbb), funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  
  • Director: Esther Niemeier
  • Producer: Britta Strampe
  • Montage: Sarah-Christin Peter
  • Writers: Esther Niemeier, Sarah-Christin Peter, Britta Strampe
  • Camera: Omri Aloni
  • Storyboard: Gregor Dashuber
  • Commissioning Editor: Rolf Bergmann
  • Animation Director: Jan Koester
  • Animation: Ines Gomes Ferreira, Laurine Kotte, Sonja Rohleder, Deniz Zagli, Anne Isensee, Gregor Dashuber, Dennis Zagli, Jan Koester
  • Sound: Alexandra Praet
  • Music: Robert Pilgram
  • Mixing: Christoph de la Chevallerie
  • Line Producer: Andrea Wohlfeil
  • Student Academy Award Finalist (Foreign Documentary)
  • Tampere Film Festival – International Competition * Winner Audience Award
  • International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte – Spotlight Production * Winner Best Production
  • Docaviv International Shorts Competition * Winner Best Short
  • Open Eyes Marburg * 1st Documentary Audience Award
  • Shortynale Klosterneuburg * Special Jury Award
  • FILMZ Mainz * Bester Dokumentarfilm
  • First Steps Award * Nominations for Best Documentary, Best Production (NO FEAR Award)
  • Milano Film Festival * Audience Award
  • Animatou International Animation Film Festival * Special Mention
  • Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele * Audience Award
  • video/film tage Mainz * Sonderpreis der Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck * CineStar-Preis für den besten Kurzfilm


Music Video Mixed Media 3:27 min © Warner Music 2012
Directed by Jan Koester 
Music Video for Seeed - "Beautiful".
In this steampunk adventure the band drives through an abandoned city on a kinetic machine.

  • Production Management: Moritz Mayer 
  • Camera: Sebastian Klatt 
  • Camera Assistent: Olaf von Voss 
  • Gaffer: Marc Lontzek 
  • Lighting Technician: Waldemar Bruch 
  • Stunt Coordinator: Ralf Haeger 
  • Data Wrangler, Camera, Making-Of: Beatriz Barragan 
  • Intern Compositing: Jana Kritchever 
  • Intern 2D Animation: Anaiis Poilpre


Short Film 2D Computer 3:00 min © Sonja Rohleder 2014
Directed and animated by Sonja Rohleder
A woman walks her dog in the park, where she meets a man she would have liked to avoid. English title: Walk the Dog
  • Voices: Ivan Baio, Alberto Picciau, Francesca Pili, Ivana Mescalchin
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Festival of Animated Films Stuttgart
  • Anifest
  • International Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg
  • Festival Plein La Bobine
  • Odense International Film Festival
  • DEFA Promotion Prize Animation at Filmfest Dresden
  • Special Mention of the National Youth Jury at Filmfest Dresden