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

  • 29. Goldener Spatz – Deutsches Kinder Medien Festival (6.-12. june 2021, Gera/ Erfurt, Germany)
  • 9. Animator FEST – European Youth Festival of Animated Film (1.-5. september 2021, Jagodina, Serbia)
  • 60. Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth (9.-15. september 2021, Zlín, Czech Republic)
  • 8. Bremer Kinder- & Jugendfilmfest KIJUKO (2.-10. october 2021, Bremen, Germany)
  • 26. Schlingel – Internationales Filmfestival für Kinder und junges Publikum (9.-16. october 2021, Chemnitz, Germany)
  • 4. Sofia International Kid’s Film Festival (12.-17. october 2021, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • 19. Film Front Festival (28.-31. october 2021, Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • 66. Cork International Film Festival (4.-14. november 2021, Cork, Ireland)
  • 38. Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (5.-14. november 2021, Chicago, USA)
  • 26. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (9.-14. november 2021, Winterthur, Switzerland)
  • 23. Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People (28. november – 5. december 2021, Pyrgos, Greece)
  • 39. International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! (28. november – 5. december 2021, Poznan, Poland)
  • 19. Bogotá Short Film Festival – BOGOSHORTS (7.-14. december, Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 28. 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)
  • 2nd Prize Animated Short Film Children’s Jury at 38th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (Chicago, USA)
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