Synopsis

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.

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

Trailer

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)

• 39. Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival (5.-12. december, Poznan, Poland)

• 32. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage (24. january – 6. february 2022, Bamberg, Germany)

• 9. PLAY – Lisbon’s International Children’s Film Festival (12.-20 february, Lisbon, Portugal)

• 28. Kineko International Children’s Film Festival (18.-22. march 2022, Tokyo, Japan)

• 34. JEF Festival (19. february – 6. march 2022, Belgium)

• 27. Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (18.-27. march 2022, Regensburg, Germany)

• Cinemagic ‘On the Pulse’ Short Film Festival (6th-31st march 2022, Belfast, Ireland)

• 7. Ulju Mountain Film Festival (1.-10. april 2022, Ulsan, Korea)

• Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (26th april- 1st may 2022, Kristiansand, Norway)

• 10. Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival (10th-17th may 2022, Seoul, Korea)

• 28. Kurzfilmtage Thalmässing (13th + 14th may 2022, Thalmässing, Germany)

• 2. Cactus International Children’s & Youth Film Festival (20.-22. may 2022, Aosta, Italy)

• 22. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (18th-22th may 2022, Martha’s Vineyard, USA)

• 20. Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2022 (7th-20th june 2022, Tokyo, Japan)

• 15. Fest Anča International Animation Film Festival (29th june – 3rd july 2022, Zilina, Slovakia)

• 17th BIKY Busan International Kids and Youth Festival (8th-17th july 2022, Busan, Korea)

Awards

  • 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)
  • Audience Award children 6-9 years at 9. PLAY – Lisbon’s International Children’s Film Festival (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Best International Short Film at Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (Kristiansand, Norway)
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.

Team

Director & Producer

Pauline Kortmann

Animation

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

Backgrounds

Pauline Kortmann

Illustrations

Sandra Brandstätter

Sound Design & Mix

Michał Krajczok

Foley Artist

Daniel Weis

Foley Recordist

Hanse Warns

Voices

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