Edgar is not getting a lot of attention and affection from his parents, as they prefer spending time with their smartphones and laptops than with their son. In the forest, a fox helps lonely Edgar until his parents suddenly get a wake-up call.

  • 2D computer drawn animation short film
  • 7:43 min
  • Color, Format: 1,85
  • © Pauline Kortmann, 2021


Film stills

Festival Screenings

  • Goldener Spatz – Deutsches Kinder Medien Festival (6.-12. june 2021, Gera/ Erfurt, Germany)
  • Animator FEST – European Youth Festival of Animated Film (1.-5. september 2021, Jagodina, Serbia)
  • Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth (9.-15. september 2021, Zlín, Czech Republic)
  • Bremer Kinder- & Jugendfilmfest KIJUKO (2.-10. october 2021, Bremen, Germany)
  • Schlingel – Internationales Filmfestival für Kinder und junges Publikum (9.-16. october 2021, Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Film Front Festival (28.-31. october 2021, Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (5.-14. november 2021, Chicago, USA)
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (9.-14. november 2021, Winterthur, Switzerland)
  • Kineko International Children’s Film Festival (18.-22. march 2022, Tokyo, Japan)


  • Best short film at Goldener Spatz – Deutsches Kinder Medien Festival (Gera/ Erfurt, Germany)
About the Director

Pauline Kortmann studied Animation at Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam Babelsberg. She is part of Talking Animals Animation Collective in Berlin and works free-lance as animation filmmaker, photographer and videographer. Her short films “Chicken Wings” and “Frog Weather” have been screened successfully at international film festivals and won numerous awards.


Director & Producer

Pauline Kortmann


Pauline Kortmann, Ulf Grenzer, Maxi Alker, Milen Vitanov, Jost Althoff


Pauline Kortmann


Sandra Brandstätter

Sound Design & Mix

Michał Krajczok

Foley Artist

Daniel Weis

Foley Recordist

Hanse Warns


Edgar: Beatrice Matis,  Mother: Sonja Rohleder, Father: Marco Rosenberg

Featuring Songs by

Zoë Keating

Colour Grading & Finishing

Viktor Gette

Additional Compositing

Sonja Rohleder

Colour Consultant

Jan Schneider

Script Consultant

Annette Friedmann

Film funding & Supporters