Winners of Sleepwalkers Student Film Festival 2005  
Vanemad uudised
Soovin saada festivali uudiskirju

Thursday 01/12/2005

The Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg is one of the most renowned
international film schools. The project-oriented curriculum triggers
learning by doing during all the different stages of a film and television
production and thus makes studying at the film akademy a unique
experience. More than 200 highly qualified experts from the film and
media business instruct the students and take care of their projects.
More than 200 films of all genres and formats with top rankings on
international festivals are being produced every year by teams of
students enrolled in scriptwriting, directing, cinematography, editing,
animation, film-& tv-design, production design, filmmusic/sounddesign,
and production. Proof of the academy’s successful philosophy of
teaching are, among others, the Golden Leopard awarded to The Longing
at the International Film Festival Locarno 2002, the Oscar nomination for
Rocks in the category “Best Animated Short Film” in 2003, the German
Short Film Award 2003 in Gold for Stay Like This, the Grand Prix Imagina
and the Short Tiger Award for Annie & Boo in 2004.

The programme will be presented by Eva Steegmayer 

Eva Steegmayer was born in Stuttgart, Germany.
Studied Sports, German Literature and Psychology
at the PH Ludwigsburg. From 1981-1993 Public
Affairs Assistant to the Commanding General
of the US Military Community Ludwigsburg. In
October 1993 she started working for the newly
founded Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and is
in charge of festival coordination, marketing, and
theatrical distribution.


MEETING ME / Wie ich mich traf / Kuidas ma endaga kohtusin
Special Prize of the Jury Student Competiton Ottawa 2005

A short story about the discovery of the world: I am a human being and a bird and a
worm. And I am...

Director Angela Steffen: Born 1979 in Dannenberg. 1999-2002 studies at the Art
School and the Animation School Hamburg. Since 2002 Angela is a student at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (animation department).


Best Animation Beirut Int. Student Film Festival 2005

Did you ever hear something behind you, while making pancakes, and turned around
and saw something which does something you’ve never dreamed of?

Director Max Stolzenberg: Born 1976 at Munich. Since 2001 studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, animation department.

Director Anja Perl: Born 1976 at Braunschweig. 1999 diploma from Visual
Communication, Film&Animation, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg. Since 2001 studies at the Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg.


TERMINAL: PARADISE / Endstation: Paradies / Lõpp-peatus: Paradiis
Gold Mikeldi for Animation Bilbao 2000,           Gold Plaque Student Animation Chicago 2001

Some rats living on garbage find a postcard, and suddenly things seem to be changing for the better.

Director Jan Thuering: Born 1971 in Aachen, Germany. Studied visual communication from 1995-1997 at Krefeld. 1997- 2004 studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, animation department.


STILL THE BEANS / Dufte / Lõhnad
Eastman Kodak Independent Filmmaker Award Los Angeles 2004

Germany in 1952: Achim and Herbert earn on a train ride from Berlin to Leipzig how smuggling works.

Director Ingo Rasper: Born 1974 at Hildesheim. 1999-2005 studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.


NUTS AND BOLTS / Hochbetrieb / Kõrgehitus
Special Mention La Biennale di Venezia 2003, Golden Butterfly Isfahan 2003

High up on the steel supporters of a construction site: an apprentice, his frog, the site foreman, and a lunch break that never was...

Director Andreas Krein: Born 1975 in Wiesbaden. Studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg from 1997-2003, animation department.


KNIGHT GAMES / Ritterschlag / Rüütlimängud
Murnau Prize 2004, Song Zude Short Film Award Peking 2004

A dragon teaches his son the necessary techniques to defend himself against knights’ attacks...

Director Sven Martin: Born 1976 in Wiesbaden. From 1997-2003 he studied
digital Design and Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.


DR CUDDLE / Kuscheldoktor / Kaisudoktor
Nomination Student Academy Awards 2003,  Grand Jury Prize AFI Los Angeles 2003

Nine-year-old Connie is doing her mother’s new boyfriend a favour. In return Rainer does her homework. A cool deal, Connie

Director Anja Jacobs: Born 1974 in Itzehoe. 1997 Diploma Communication Design, Hamburg. 1999-2003 studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.


CAPTAIN BLIGH / Kapten Bligh
Special Mention Olympia Film Festival         Athens 2004

After weeks at sea Captain Bligh detects an enemy ship at the horizon. He attacks immediately. Everything might have been
fine, if there wasn’t a small problem…

Director Derek Roczen: Born 1973. Studies animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg since 2001.


ROCKS / Das Rad / Kivid
“Das Rad” won numerous awards and was nominated in 2003 for an Oscar in the Category Animated Short Film.

Hew and Kew are made of stone. Hew
and Kew talk, and a chat amongst stones
can take a while...

Director Heidi Wittlinger: Born 1978 in Nagold. 1998-2005 studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, animation department.

Director Chris Stenner: Born 1971 in Mainz. 1994-1997 studies of anthropology, philosophy und English in Mainz. 1998-2004 studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, animation department.

Director Arvid Uibel: 1998-2000 studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, animation department.


SPRING / Frühling / Kevad
Special Prize Hiroshima 1997,
Most Original European Film Cinanima 1997

A thousand green forks, twelve prancing white chairs and a table celebrate the rites of spring. A kind of music clip to Vivaldi’s most famous music.

Director Silke Parzich: Born 1965 in Freudenstadt. 1985-1989 studies of graphic
design in Munich. 1992-1996 studies of animation at the Filmakademie Baden-

MY PARENTS / Meine Eltern / Minu vanemad
Canal+ Award Clermont-Ferrand 2004, Best
Student Film Aspen 2004, Best European Short Film Creteil 2004, Best Debut Film St. Petersburg 2004, Audience Award AFI Los Angeles 2004

Marie has a problem. Her new boyfriend
wants to meet her parents. Everything would be fine, except she told him that they were cool, madly in love, and pretty liberal. Dream on...

Director Neele Leana Vollmar: Born 1978 at Bremen, Germany. 2000-2005
Neele studied directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

prg. mart kalmo