KIDS

A film by: Michael Frei and Mario von Rickenbach   

An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?

Country: Switzerland
Length: 09’00”
Completion: 02/2019
Genre: animation
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: English

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Festivals:

  1. Berlinale International Film Festival, Germany (7 – 17 February, 2019)
    Generation 14PLUS
  2. Glas Animation Festival, United States (21 – 24 March, 2019)
    Official Selection
  3. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (3 – 7 April, 2019)
    European Competition
  4. Filmfest Dresden, Germany (9 – 14 April, 2019)
    International Competition
  5. Ismailia Film Festival, Egypt (10 – 16 April, 2019)
    Animation Competition Won: Best Animation Award
  6. Hallucinations Collectives Festival, France (16 – 22 April, 2019)
    Shorts competition
  7. FLATPACK, United Kingdom (30 April – 5 May, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  8. ANIFILM – International Festival of Animated Films, Czech Republic (7 – 12 May, 2019)
    International Short Film Competition
  9. Krakow Film Festival, Poland (26 May – 2 June, 2019)
    International Short Film Competition
  10. VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria (28 May – 2 June, 2019)
    Animation Avantgarde Competition
  11. Cinema In Sneakers – International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Poland (30 May – 9 June, 2019)
    Official Selection
  12. Mo&Friese KinderKurzFilmFestival, Germany (2 – 10 June, 2019)
    Competition
  13. Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film, Croatia (3 – 8 June, 2019)
    Grand Competition Short FilmWon: Golden Zagreb Award
  14. Oltre lo specchio – Through the Looking Glass International Film Festival, Italy (5 – 12 June, 2019)
    Out of competition: Machinima program
  15. Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int’l Film Festival, Brazil (5 – 13 June, 2019)
    Young Views
  16. Huesca International Film Festival, Spain (7 – 15 June, 2019)
    Short Animation Competition
  17. Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France (10 – 15 June, 2019)
    Official Short Film Competition
  18. Florida Animation Festival, United States (13 – 16 June, 2019)
    Competition Honorable Mention
  19. Arenas Movedizas, Spain (17 – 23 June, 2019)
  20. Animator – International Animated Film Festival Animator (5 – 11 July, 2019)
    Competition
  21. Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal (6 – 14 July, 2019)
    Curtinhas Competition Special Mention
  22. Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland (9 – 14 July, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  23. ANIMA MUNDI – International Animation Festival, Brazil (17 – 28 July, 2019)
    Gallery Competition
  24. Insomnia Festival, Russia (18 – 22 July, 2019)
    International Competition
  25. Lago Film Fest – International Festival of Independent Cinema, Italy (19 – 27 July, 2019)
    International Competition
  26. DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (2 – 10 August, 2019)
    KIDS Screening
  27. Wiz-Art Lviv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (19 – 25 August, 2019)
    Competition
  28. Turku Animated Film Festival, Finland (21 – 25 August, 2019)
    International Competition
  29. Sakhalin International Film Festival, Russia (23 – 30 August, 2019)
    Out of competition: Animation program
  30. Odense Film Festival, Denmark (26 August – 1 September, 2019)
    Animation Competition
  31. Fantoche – InternationalAnimation Film Festival, Switzerland (3 – 8 September, 2019)
    Swiss Competition
  32. Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival, South-Korea(3 – 8 September, 2019)
    Competition
  33. ANIMANIMA Festival, Serbia (4 – 7 September, 2019)
    Competition

Written by: Michael Frei, Mario von Rickenbach
Director: Michael Frei
Animation: Michael Frei, Martine Ulmer, Anaïs Voirol
Code: Mario von Rickenbach, Raphaël Munoz
Music: Olav Lervik, Riga Cathedral Boys Choir
Sound design: Masumi Takino
Soundmix: Thomas Gassmann
Production: Playables
Co-Production: SRF / SRG SSR, ARTE