MARCH / APRIL 2014

Happiness Has A Hole

We proudly present our new video with music by Marie Louise.

Happiness Has A Hole - Solo Piano Version
Digital bonus track from the upcoming Album "My Name" available 30th March 2014

More about the music at: http://facebook.com/marielouisemusik
JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2014

"Yossel Racovers Vendung tsu Got" – Rakover’s Monologue in Yiddish

"Yossel Racovers Vendung tsu Got" will be shown at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg.

Close to death, Yossel Rakover addresses his Jewish God and reports from inside the Warsaw Ghetto. It is a speech from deep within the soul of a man who has “touched the abyss”. Tilo Werner performs Yossel Rakover in Yiddish in memory of that which has disappeared. Created as a unique piece for the Jewish Museum in Berlin, this monologue is performed again for the Lessingtage.

When: 04.02.2014 and 05.02.2014, 8 pm

More at www.thalia-theater.de or have a look to the cut down of our stage visuals.

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2013

IdN TV v20n5: Black and White

Our Films "Undercurrents", "Forget" and "Orpheus' Pony" were published in IdN TV v20n5: Black and White.

Further details at www.idnworld.com

Pitch: Mister Maly's useless stairs – Opening Titles

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2013

UNDERCURRENTS on tour ...

Since 2006 the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film annually organzises a tour screening presenting a selection of the best animated films of the last festival edition.

19. October 2013: Stuttgart Nacht, Cinema (Best of International Competition and BW-Rolle)
26. October 2013: Yerevan, Armenien, ReAnimania (BW-Rolle, Best of IC)
28.-31. October 2013: Tel Aviv, Israel, IAD // Minshar for Art, The Israel Animation College (BW-Rolle, Best of IC, Best of TFK)
28. October 2013: Portugal, IAD (BW-Rolle, Best of IC, Best of TFK)
28. October 2013: Warschau, Gdansk, Wroclaw/Polen, IAD (BW-Rolle, Best of IC, Best of TFK)
28. October 2013: Sofia, Bulgarien, IAD (BW-Rolle, Best of IC, Best of TFK)
05. November 2013: Stuttgart Stadtbibliothek (BW-Rolle)
07. November 2013: Puchon, Südkorea, PISAF (BW-Rolle, Best of IC, Best of TFK)
17. November 2013: Tübingen, Kinder- und Familientag Arabisches Filmfestival (Best of TFK)
23. November 2013: Freiburg, Trickfilm-Abend im Kommunalen Kino (BW-Rolle)
06.-07. December 2013: Zimbabwe, ZIMFAIA (BW-Rolle, Best of IC, Best of TFK)

More at: www.itfs.de

Exhibition „Schnell trifft dich der Pfeil.“ by BURKHARD DRIEST
Exhibition-Teaser by Büro Achter April

Vernissage: 31. October 2013 at 7pm, EMPORIO Valentinskamp 70, 20355 Hamburg
Exhibition until 14. January 2014 at Gallery Anne Moerchen, Milchstrasse 6A, 20148 Hamburg

More at: www.galerie-anne-moerchen.de

JULY / AUGUST 2013

New Graphic Design: The 100 Best Contemporary Graphic Designers

Our Studio was published in the new book "New Graphic Design: The 100 Best Contemporary Graphic Designers" edited by FIELL.

A stunning and thought provoking round-up of today's most interesting visual communication projects, "New Graphic Design" surveys the very latest work from one hundred of the world's most exciting and ground-breaking practitioners. This guide to contemporary graphic design not only illustrates the latest projects, from websites, apps, banner ads, packaging and infographics to exhibition design, social issue posters, corporate branding campaigns and interactive media design, but also includes in-depth interviews with the selected designers. Each designer's entry also includes detailed biographic information and a short precis on the designer's approach, written by the designers themselves. In addition, an introduction by the Fiells assesses the status of graphic design in our increasingly digitized world and attempts to predict its future trajectory with the advent of increasingly advanced 3D technologies and the growing erosion of traditional advertising campaign conduits. "New Graphic Design" is an essential guide for anyone interested in the power of visual communication, and is an absolute must-have publication for students and professional practitioners alike.

More about the book: www.itsnicethat.com or www.fiell.com

You can find it in the online store: www.prionbooks.co.uk

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

BLINDNESS will be screened in the non-competitive section "Music video".

The Festival will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 12 to 17th September 2013.

More at www.klikamsterdam.nl

MAY / JUNE 2013

„Yossel Rakovers Vendung tsu Got“

Some expressions of the premier at the new multi-purpose hall of the Academy of the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

Rakover’s Monologue in Yiddish at the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
Auf Jiddisch im Jüdischen Museum Berlin: Der Monolog des Rakover

"Yossel Rakover’s Vendug tsu Got" ("Yossel Rakover Speaks to God"), directed by Arie Zinger, premiers at the new multi-purpose hall of the Academy of the Jewish Museum in Berlin. The text written by Zvi Kolitz is a monologue of a fictional character, living during the last days of the Warsaw Ghetto, who wrangles with his God.

Michael Fragstein of Büro Achter April has created animated drawings for the performance which will be shown on screen as part of the stage design. The monologue "Yossel Rakovers Vendung tsu Gott", directed by Arie Zinger and performed by actor Tilo Werner in the original Yiddish, will be a German premier.

The event is presented by Zehnter Mai e.V. with support from the Jewish Museum Berlin as part of the Berlin Theme Year, "Diversity Destroyed." It will be the first and only performance of the monologue in any German-speaking country and also the first event to be held in the new multi-purpose hall of the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

When: 13 June, 2013, at 8pm
Where: The Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Premiere im neuen Veranstaltungssaal der Akademie des Jüdischen Museums Berlin: Arie Zinger inszeniert „Yossel Rakovers Vendung tsu Got“. Der Monolog von Zvi Kolitz ist das Dokument eines fiktiven Zeugen aus den letzten Tagen des Warschauers Ghettos, der mit seinem Gott hadert.

Michael Fragstein von Büro Achter April entwickelte dazu animierte Zeichnungen, die als Videobühnenbild eingebunden werden. In deutscher Erstaufführung wird der Schauspieler Tilo Werner in Regie von Arie Zinger den Monolog „Yossel Rakovers Vendung tsu Got“ im jiddischen Original spielen und sprechen.

Die vorerst einzige Aufführung des Monologs im deutschsprachigen Raum ist eine Veranstaltung von Zehnter Mai e.V., mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Jüdischen Museums Berlin im Rahmen des Berliner Themenjahrs „Zerstörte Vielfalt“. Mit der Aufführung findet erstmalig ein Programm im neuen Veranstaltungssaal der Akademie des Jüdischen Museums Berlin statt.

Wann: 13.06.2013 um 20.00 Uhr
Wo: Akademie des Jüdischen Museums Berlin

More information at: www.jmberlin.de

Opening Title and Keyvisual for the new Arte series
ABOUT:KATE

Start: April 27, 11.45 pm on ARTE

Opening Title by Michael Fragstein / Büro Achter April

Director: Janna Nandzik
Script: Janna Nandzik
Executive Producer: Christian Ulmen
Production Company: Ulmen Television GmbH for Arte

More at: http://kate.arte.tv/de or http://creative.arte.tv/de/magazin/aboutkate

Our new REEL 2013

6th International Animation Festival Fest Anča

UNDERCURRENTS has been selected for the section "World Panorama" at the 6th International Animation Festival Fest Anča.

The Festival will be held in Zilina, Slovakia from 27 to 30th June 2013.

More at: www.festanca.sk

ISFF DETMOLD INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

UNDERCURRENTS has been selected for the 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DETMOLD.

9th ISFF Detmold will take place from 31 May - 9 June 2013.

More at www.fest-der-filme.de

MARCH / APRIL 2013

Open House Discussion

The Film Commission Region Stuttgart provides ITFS visitors during the Festival with the oppertunity to look behind the scenes at Büro Achter April.

Registration: During the Festival at the Information desk (Infothek) in the Gloria-Passage

Meeting place: Information desk (Infothek) in the Gloria-Passage
Saturday, April 27, 12 noon

Contact: Film Commission Region Stuttgart

More at www.itfs.de or www.film.region-stuttgart.de or www.kreativ.region-stuttgart.de

20th Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart
20. Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

The short film "UNDERCURRENTS" was selected for the "BW REEL" screening. The festival will take place in Stuttgart, Germany from April 23 to 28, 2013.

The film will be shown on Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in GLORIA 2 (BW REEL).

More at: www.itfs.de

Exhibition "ALLE feat. arrangierte Ehen"

An exhibition by Linienscharen in collaboration with Württembergischer Kunstverein
April, 24 until May 19, 2013

With drawings of Michael Fragstein

Vernissage: Thursday, April 23 at 7.30 pm

Linienscharen ist eine Plattform für zeitgenössische Zeichnung, die im Herbst letzten Jahres in Stuttgart gegründet wurde. Alle feat. arrangierte Ehen zeigt nun erstmals Zeichnungen der teilnehmenden KünstlerInnen. Die Ausstellung der Linienscharen-ZeichnerInnen ist jedoch nicht als klassische Gruppenausstellung gedacht. Die Arbeiten werden als Konvolut gezeigt. Die Namen der beteiligten KünstlerInnen werden zwar genannt, aber nicht den Zeichnungen zugeordnet. Der/die Einzelne tritt zugunsten der Zeichnung in ihren unterschiedlichen Erscheinungsformen in den Hintergrund. Parallel dazu werden, von wechselnden Linienscharen-Mitgliedern ausgesucht, auf einer weiteren Wand täglich neue Zeichnungs-Paare gehängt. Diese Paar-Hängung ermöglicht, bestimmte Aspekte von Zeichnung zu fokussieren. Zudem zeigen sich in der wechselnden Auswahl bzw. Hängung auch die unterschiedlichen Perspektiven der ZeichnerInnen, die die Papierarbeiten ihrer KollegInnen täglich neu aussuchen.

More at: www.wkv-stuttgart.de or linienscharen.katrin-stroebel.de

Jan Mayen by Boozoo Bajou

Our new music video!

Jan Mayen is a music video from Boozoo Bajou´s upcoming EP.
The title refers to Jan Mayen – a volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean. The visual approach is quite abstract just like the music …

More about the production duo at: www.boozoobajou.com

Skepto International Film Festival

UNDERCURRENTS has been selected in the category 'Experimental shorts'.

The International Film Festival will be held in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy from 10 to 13th April 2013.

More at: www.skepto.net

2nd Motion International Festival, Cyprus

UNDERCURRENTS has been selected in the category: TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT for the 2nd Motion International Festival, Cyprus that will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus from 22th to 24th March 2013.

More at: www.motionfestivalcyprus.com

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2013

THE WORLD IN YOUR MIND – Thank you for the great evening, it was lots of fun!

Here some expressions of the created art works and vernissage. Thanks to all the supporting participants, it was a truly joyful pleasure!

EXHIBITION "THE WORLD IN YOUR MIND"

LORENZO FONDA Los Angeles, USA // EDWIN ROSTRON London, UK // MARIE-MARGAUX TSAKIRI-SCANATOVITS London, UK // MAGALI CHARRIER London, UK // ULÈ BARCELOS Stuttgart, Germany

How does the world work? For several years, Tobias Hülswitt has been asking people to explain the world to him. Büro Achter April has turned one of these theories into an animated short film titled “Undercurrents”. Five other internationally renowned animation artists will be interpreting some of the other theories live at Strzelski Galerie on 23 February 2013. Three of Hülswitt’s interviewees will also be on hand to present their explanations of the world and visitors are invited to take part in short interviews and share their thoughts on the subject.

Vernissage Feb 23rd 2013 at 7 pm
Exhibition until Feb 28th 2013
Strzelski Galerie

Presented by Büro Achter April
In cooperation with Strzelski Galerie and Film Commission Region Stuttgart
Funded by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg

Wie funktioniert sie, die Welt? Seit einigen Jahren sammelt Tobias Hülswitt die Welterklärungen der Leute. Mit dem animierten Kurzfilm ‚Undercurrents’ hat Büro Achter April eine dieser Theorien künstlerisch umgesetzt. Fünf weitere international bekannte Animationskünstler skizzieren am 23.02.2013 in der Strzelski Galerie live ihre zeichnerischen Assoziationen zu weiteren Welterklärungen. Daneben erläutern drei Welterklärer ihre Theorien. Besucher können die Sammlung in kurzen Interviews um ihre eigene Welterklärung ergänzen.

Vernissage 23.02.2013 um 19 Uhr
Ausstellungdauer bis 28.02.2013
Strzelski Galerie

Präsentiert von Büro Achter April
In Kooperation mit Strzelski Galerie und Film Commission Region Stuttgart
Gefördert von MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg mbH

Download PDF: in medias res – die KreativRegion Stuttgart

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2012

UNDERCURRENTS

"Undercurrents" our new short.

The film is based on a series of interviews collected by Tobias Hülswitt. He asked different people to explain, how the world works and they came up with the broadest variety of answers. "Undercurrents" by Norman Morris was one of the first contributions.

"Undercurrents" basiert auf einer Reihe von Interviews, die Tobias Hülswitt zusammengetragen hat. Er fragte verschiedene Menschen ihm zu erklären, wie die Welt funktioniert. Die Antworten könnten unterschiedlicher nicht ausfallen. "Undercurrents" von Norman Morris war einer der ersten Beiträge.

Geo/Graphics – Simple Form Graphics in Print and Motion

transmediale.11 was published in the new book "Geo/Graphics" edited by Victionary.

Geo/Graphics is a focused study on geometric designs in today’s creative current. Looking at design projects worldwide that take circles and polygons as the core graphic medium to channel meanings, the book presents how versatile shapes facilitate communication and fortify memories in diverse context and fields of design.

More at: www.victionary.com

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2012

"BLINDNESS" by Max & Laura Braun

We are happy to announce our new video for Max & Laura Braun.
The Album "Telltale" will be released 28.09.2012 via Arctic Rodeo Recordings.

Alt folk singer songwriter duo Max & Laura Braun are siblings. Born in Germany, they started making music together in their early teenage years. But life has since separated them. While Max stayed in Germany, Laura up and left in the late 90s to make London her home. During the following years they only occasionally managed to play and sing together.

Finally however, in the rainy late summer of 2008 this changed. Max & Laura spent a few days in one of their favourite places, a little village in Dorset, England, writing their first new songs again after almost 10 Years. The songs that emerged from this trip, called the "Dorset Songs" were recorded shortly afterwards as a demo and marked the beginning of Max & Laura Braun as a solid musical project. Since then Max and Laura have written more and more songs, have acquired a band and started gigging in Germany as well as in the UK.

Their music has grown, darker, fuller and more diverse in it’s influences since those simple Dorset Songs. Percussive drumming, melodic bass lines and shimmering pedal steel sounds ad facets beyond folk to Max and Laura’s guitar playing and vocals that sit together so smoothly like perhaps only those of a brother and sister can.

In late 2011 Max & Laura recorded their first full length album “Telltale” with their band in the little village of Plüderhausen near their home town of Stuttgart in Germany. It is a collection of songs full of longing, melancholy and defiance which nonetheless carry an air of optimism leaving the listener with great warmth.

More about the band: www.maxandlaurabraun.com

L’Alternativa 2012 - 19th Barcelona Independent Film Festival

ORPHEUS' PONY has been selected for screening in the non-competitive section Hall Screen, l’Alternativa proposes at l'Alternativa 2012- 19th Barcelona Independent Film Festival.

The Festival takes place from the 20th to the 25th of November at the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona.

The Hall Screen is a space that combines film screenings and presentations by filmmakers, distributors and curators. It is a section programmed thematically and one of its main characteristics is the discovery of new, unusual, investigative film and video.

More at: www.alternativa.cccb.org

TRICK Animation Film Festival in Verona

"Forget" will be screened at Trick Animation Film Festival in Verona! in the special category "The best ANIMATIONS ever submitted to ClipAward".

The screening will take place on Saturday, October 13.

More at: www.trickfestival.it

UTS: Sydney International Animation Festival

ORPHEUS' PONY will be screened at Sydney International Animation Festival in the special category "poemetrics" curated by onedotzero.

The Festival will be held from October 12 until 14, 2012 in Sydney / Australia.
The screening of poemetrics will take place on Sunday 14th October, 2.45pm to 3.45pm at the University Hall

Poemetrics, is a series of shorts that look at a range of expressive moving image work from treated live action to animation via motion graphics based on or inspired by poetry or poetic texts as a starting point. These form a visual investigation of the words in poetic motion, enriching the meanings and enhancing the understanding. The programme has a variety of works that are entertaining, surprising and beautiful showing the combined power of moving image with poetry with thoughtful effect. This program has been specially curated by onedotzero and produced in partnership with Empac (experimental media + performing arts center) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the arts series called quote unquote: experiments in time­based text.

More at: www.siaf.uts.edu.au

JULY / AUGUST 2012

"Bonzai Daydreams" – Exhibition at Ebene 0 Stuttgart

Artists: Michael Fragstein and Maciek Cywinski
The exhibition will be held from July 19 to 28, 2012 in Stuttgart at the Ebene 0.

Ebene 0, Lazarettstrasse 5, 70182 Stuttgart
Temporärer Projektraum im Parkhaus Züblin

More at www.ebene0.de
JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2012

CINÉ-COURT ANIMÉ Roanne

ORPHEUS' PONY has been selected in the category 'Experimental competition' and HAT in the 'Music video competition'.

The International Film Festival will be held in Roanne, France from 20th to 25th March 2012.

More at: http://animationfestival.roanne.fr

FEC Festival – European Short Film Festival

ORPHEUS' PONY will be screened at FEC Festival in Cambrils (Catalonia, Spain). The Festival will be held from March 3 until 1, 2012.

More at: www.fecfestival.com

onedotzero in partnership with EMPAC (Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center)

ORPHEUS' PONY has been selected to take part on Poemetrics.

Poemetrics is a special programme that has been curated by onedotzero and produced in partnership with EMPAC (Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of their arts series called Quote Unquote: Experiments in Time-Based Text. The series looks at a range of time-based artists who have taken an existing text as a starting point, and used them to explode the concept of “script”, bringing to life works that embed language into music, film, theater, dance, interactive sculpture, and lectures.

As part of the series onedotzero has been invited to create poemetrics - a 60 minute programme of short films and animations that have used poetry and other texts as the basis for the script.

The premiere screening of poemetrics will take place on Thursday 19 April 2012 at 7pm

The venue is EMPAC is based in Troy, New York state.

More details about onedotzero: www.onedotzero.com
More details about EMPAC: www.empac.rpi.edu

ANIRMAU – Animation Filmfestival

ORPHEUS' PONY will be screened in the official selection at ANIRMAU. The Festival will be held from April 9 until 14, 2012 in Lalín (Pontevedra) / Spain.

More at: www.anirmau.com

LICHTJAHRE / LIGHT YEARS nominated for Max Ophüls Award 2012

We are glad to announce that LICHTJAHRE (LIGHT YEARS) is nominated for the renown Max Ophüls Award 2012 in Saarbrücken, Germany. It is a great start for the international festival tour of this tremendous short (Drama/SiFi), for which we provided a spectacular title sequence. We would be more then happy to see you guys at the screenings. See schedule below.

Wir freuen uns Euch mitteilen zu können, das LICHTJAHRE beim renommierten Max Ophüls Preis 2012 in Saarbrücken seine Film-Festivalpremiere feiert. Ein toller Festivalauftakt für diesen Kurzspielfilm (Drama/SiFi), für den wir gerne die aufwändige Titelsequenz gestaltet haben. Wir würden uns freuen, euch bei einem der folgenden Screening-Termine begüßen zu dürfen:

19.01.2012, 22:30 Uhr, Cinema: Cinestar2 // 20.01.2012, 14:30 Uhr, Cinema: Cinestar3 // 21.01.2012, 12:45 Uhr, Cinema: Cinestar5 // 21.01.2012, 22:00 Uhr, Kino: Cinestar1

 

More at www.max-ophuels-preis.de

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2011

The brand campaign of transmediale.11 received a Design Chrystal

This new award rewards the best brand design strategies on the criteria of creativity, orginality and impact on the consumer. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 9th December in Crans Montana.

More at www.europecristalfestival.com

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2011

Opening Titles LICHTJAHRE / LIGHT YEARS

Opening Titles: Büro Achter April
Director: Florian Knittel
Producer: Teymour Tehrani
Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Length: 24 min., shortfilm
Genre: Sci-Fi Drama

Finn, a family man, finally gets a chance to go on a space mission. Nevertheless, it is a hard decision because he will be gone for years. During the prestart test period strange phenomenons occur in his state of mind. Suddenly Finn finds himself in space, carrying out his scientific work on a distant moon. Those flashbacks increase over time until Finn is not able to differentiate anymore what is reality and what is illusion.

Als der Astronaut Finn (Benjamin Grüter) die Nachricht erhält auf eine lang ersehnte Mission ins All zu reisen, beginnt sich sein Geisteszustand allmählich zu verändern. Immer wieder wird sein Verstand von alptraumartigen Sinnestäuschungen seiner bevorstehenden Weltraummission heimgesucht und die Grenzen zwischen Wirklichkeit und Vision verschwimmen zunehmend. Auch seine Frau Maja (Bettina Kurth) und ihr kleiner Sohn Noah (Maximilian Heim) werden zum willkürlichen Spielball der mysteriösen Vorgänge.

CutOut Fest 2011

ORPHEUS' PONY will be screened at CutOut Fest in Querétaro, Mexico. The Festival will be held from November 11 until 12, 2011

More at: www.cutoutfest.com

ORPHEUS' PONY on tour ...

Since 2006 the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film annually organzises a tour screening presenting a selection of the best animated films of the last festival edition.

October 29 and 30, 2011 – ASIFA IAD Australien Nathan
October 26 and 30, 2011 – ASIFA IAD Poland
October 26 and 28, 2011 – ASIFA IAD Portugal Casa da Animacao, Porto
October 28, 2011 – ASIFA IAD Hungary Hungary/Budapest
October 30 until November 3, 2011 – ASIFA IAD Hungary Hungary/Budapest
November 4 until 8, 2011 – PISAF Korea/Puchon Ani Cinema Center, Seou
November 11, 2011 CUTOUT FEST Mexico/Querétaro
November 13, 2011– ANIMATION NATION Singapur

Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Realizadores de Granada

ORPHEUS' PONY has been selected to take part on the International competition

"Experimental / Documentary" at the 18th edition of the GRANADA INTERNATIONAL YOUNG FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL, which will be held from 22th to 29th October 2011 in Granada, Spain.

For more Information: www.filmfest-granada.com

JULY / AUGUST 2011

SEDICICORTO International Film Festival

ORPHEUS' PONY has been selected in the category: ANIMA&LAB for the 8th SEDICICORTO International Film Festival that will be held in Forlì, Italy from 3rd to 9th October 2011.

More at: www.sedicicorto.it

ORPHEUS' PONY in Stash 80
Black+White Mini-fest

ORPHEUS' PONY has been selected for the 80th issue of the online magazine Stash. The Black+White Mini-fest will be presented together with other promising animated works.

See www.stashmedia.tv for more info.

transmediale.11 @ Design made in Germany

transmediale.11 has been selected for "Open Ideas" at Design made in Germany.

More at www.designmadeingermany.de

transmediale.11 on Digup.tv

transmediale.11 has been selected for Digup.tv selection "Pixellerie fine". The clip will be presented together with other animated works and installations.

More at www.digup.tv/pixelleriefine

 

SESiFF 2011

Orpheus´ Pony will be screened at Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Film Festival in South Korea.

The video is selected for the category "SESIFF International Competition".



See www.sesiff.org for more info.

Silver Cannes Lion for transmediale.11 – Brand & Identity Experience

For the brand campaign of transmediale.11 in cooperation with Ruddigkeit Berlin, we received a silver Cannes Lion in the category "Design Lion".

 We thank all the other people working on the brand and identity experience of transmediale.11!!!

For more Information: www.canneslions.com

Büro Achter April Workshop @ Fest Anča 2011

Who told you can’t play with food?
Stop motion is one of the oldest techniques in animation. And in this workshop we will break with one of the oldest rules we learned as children: “don’t play with your food!”
The workshop will deal with the cinematic portrayal of objects within a storyline. All you need is a digital camera and a lot of “off-the-plate” ideas.

The festival will take place in Žilina, Slowakia from July 1 until 3, 2011

Wer hat Dir gesagt, dass man mit Essen nicht spielt?
Stop-Motion ist eine der ältesten Techniken im Trickfilm. Und mit einen der ältesten Grundsätze, die unsere Eltern uns eingetrichtert haben, werden wir bei diesem Workshop brechen: "...mit Essen spielt man nicht!"
Bei dem Workshop beschäftigen wir uns mit der filmischen Inszenierung von Objekten und versuchen eine Geschichte damit zu erzählen. Alles was ihr braucht ist eine digital Kamera und einen Kopf voller abgefahrener Ideen.

More at: www.festanca.sk

Fest Anča 2011

Orpheus´ Pony will be screened at Fest Anča 2011.
The video is selected for the catogory "International Competition of Music Videos", which will be held on Friday, July 1 at 7 pm and on Saturday, July 2 at 5.30 pm

For more Info: www.festanca.sk

Short film event: “SCREEN FOR SHORTS”

Orpheus’ Pony will be shown at the event “Screen for Shorts,” the first short film evening in Deutz, Cologne. The showing at “Screen for Shorts” will take place on July 1, 2011, at 8:30 p.m., at the historic swing bridge (Deutzer Drehbrücke).
 

For more information please visit www.deutzkultur.de

MAY / JUNE 2011

Best of SCI Design Concept

In Kooperation with zeitguised / paranoidus

Büro Achter April Presentation @ FMX
16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media

Friday, May 6, at 4 p.m., Bertha-Benz-Saal, Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Str., Stuttgart

New Interfaces: Built Media. Animated Spaces.
We present inspirations, icons and trends from the sparsely inhabited crossroads between intentionally created images and constructed space. These trends are an ongoing and integral part of our interdisciplinary work in animated film, interactive media and exhibition design. Bringing digital contents into physical space and – conversely – enlivening, animating and completing space through medial content. These are our core design objectives. Both components, space and media, can pursue a common goal, whether commercial or artistic. This requires new concepts – and design that works in both worlds.

Wir berichten von Inspirationen, Idolen und Vorlieben aus dem Niemandsland zwischen produziertem Bild und gebautem Raum.Diese Vorlieben begleiten ständig unsere Tätigkeit in den Bereichen Animationsfilm, interaktive Medien und Ausstellungsgestaltung. Digitale Inhalte in den Raum zu bringen und - in die andere Richtung gedacht - Räume durch mediale Inhalte zu beleben, zu bespielen und zu vervollständigen, betrachten wir als eigene Gestaltungsaufgabe.Beide Komponenten, Raum und Medien, können einem gemeinsamen Ziel folgen, sei es kommerziell oder künstlerisch. Für dieses Ziel gilt es, Konzepte zu finden – und eine Gestaltung, die in beiden Welten funktioniert.

For more Info: www.fmx.de

17th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
17. Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart (Festival of Animated Film)

The short film "Orpheus´ Pony" was selected for the "BW REEL" screening. The festival will take place in Stuttgart, Germany from May 3 to 8, 2011.

The film will be shown on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in GLORIA 2 (BW REEL).

More at: www.itfs.de

ADC Gold for transmediale.11 in the category "Corporate Design"

For our work on transmediale.11 in cooperation with Ruddigkeit Berlin, we recently won a golden ADC nail!

For more Information: www.adc.de

MARCH / APRIL 2011

VIS: Vienna Independent Shorts On Tour

The music video "Forget" from Vania & the Master will be presented at the donaufestival 2011 within the “AnimatedAvantgarde” program, a unique group of music videos specially compiled for Krems.

Date: April 30, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems / Austria

For more information please visit www.viennashorts.com

Urban Animation Night 2011

A short run-through of the evening, highlighting our visuals …

Urban Animation Night

On Thursday the 7th of April 2011 ITFS (Festival of Animated Film) will present their new DVD "Best of Animation 5" at BIX Jazzclub.

Don´t miss to celebrate on the night with great bands, such as Vania &the Master, starting to perform at 7pm and Hitboutique will be coming the stage around 9pm. The concerts will be accompanied by exclusiv visuals created by Büro Achter April. See you at BIX!

For more Information: www.bix-stuttgart.de or www.itfs.de

ORPHEUS' PONY

We proudly present our new video project with music by Lisa Tuyala and Marc Fragstein.

REMS Product Trailer

Product Trailer for the REMS-WERK showcase at the ISH trade fair Frankfurt.
JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2011

Internship @ 8APR

We are offering an internship in the areas animation, interactive- and exhibition design.

Start: March 2011, duration: 6 months

If you are interested, please send your portfolio to .

transmediale.11

Special ad for Berlin Metro Station. Produced by Büro Achter April.

The festival will be held from February 1 until 6 in Berlin.

For more Information: www.transmediale.de

Concept of SCI Design

In Cooperation with www.zeitguised.com

IdN v17n6: Minimalism Issue

The music video "HAT" from Max & Laura Braun and our studio was published in the IdN Magazine.

Further details at www.idnworld.com or at the shop www.idnproshop.com.

pro aurum Dresden

On November 1, 2010, our customer pro aurum opened a new subsidiary in Dresden. The leading precious metals trader in Europe’s German speaking countries commissioned Büro Achter April with the task of adapting the company’s Munich gold exhibit, which was completed in the fall of 2009 in the Bavarian capital.

Zum ersten November 2010 eröffnet unser Kunde pro aurum eine neue Niederlassung in Dresden. Die im deutschsprachigen Raum führenden Edelmetallhändler beauftragten Büro Achter April mit einer Adaption ihrer Firmenausstellung zum Thema Gold, die von uns im Herbst 2009 in München fertig gestellt wurde.

Project information: pro aurum GmbH & Co. KG Dresden
Further details: www.proaurum.de

Die Snobs – Sie können auch ohne dich!

The new series of Christian Ulmen. On zdf_neo, November 11, 9.45 p.m.

Director: Max Luz
Producer: Janna Nandzik and Christian Ulmen
Title / Credits: Büro Achter April
Production: Ulmen Television GmbH

Multivision Festival

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at the Multivision Festival in St. Petersburg/Russia.
BW-Reel. Best of Animation Baden-Württemnberg. December 3 until 5

For more Info: www.multivision.ru

Cinematheque

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv/Israel.
BW-Reel. Best of Animation Baden-Württemnberg. November 10

For more Info: www.cinema.co.il

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2010

Klingstedts Schachtel

Teaser of the new book "Klingstedts Schachtel" from Dr. Ulrike Zubal.

Ani Cinema Center

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at the Ani Cinema Center in Seoul/South Korea.
BW-Reel. Best of Animation Baden-Württemnberg. October 29 until 31

For more Info: www.ani.seoul.kr

Animation Alliance Australia

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at the Animation Alliance Australia in Brisbane/Australia.
BW-Reel. Best of Animation Baden-Württemnberg. October 30

For more Info: www.iad.animationalliance.org.au

KINO.LAB

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at KINO.LAB in Warsaw/Poland.
BW-Reel. Best of Animation Baden-Württemnberg. October 30, 4.00 pm

For more Info: www.kinolab.art.pl

High Museum of Art

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at High Museum of Art in Atlanta/USA.
BW-Reel. Best of Animation Baden-Württemnberg. October 28


For more Info: www.high.org

www.high.org

Casa da Animacao

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at Casa da Animacao in Porto/Portugal.
BW-Reel. Best of Animation Baden-Württemnberg. October 28

For more Info: www.casa-da-animacao.pt

ASIFA Poland

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at the ASIFA in Sofia/Bulgaria.
BW-Reel. Best of Animation Baden-Württemnberg. October 28

For more Info: www.asifa.net

Galeria Entropia

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at Galeria Entropia in Wroclaw/Poland.
BW-Reel. Best of Animation Baden-Württemnberg. October 28, 6.00 pm

For more Info: www.entropia.art.pl

ASIFA Poland – 9th International Animation Day

"Hat" from Max & Laura Braun will be screened at the 9th International Animation Day in Krakow/Poland. October 26, 8.00 pm

For more Info: http://en.karnet.krakow.pl

STOP Stuttgart 21!

More at: www.parkschuetzer.de

FANTOCHE – 8. Internationales Festival für Animtionsfilm

"Forget" will be screened at FANTOCHE Baden / Switzerland. September 7 to 12, 2010

The music video is selected for the catogory "Animated Beats & Tunes", which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 8.45 pm and on Friday, Sept. 10, at 10.45 pm

More at: www.fantoche.ch

Fest Anča 2010

For our music video production "HAT" by Max & Laura Braun, we recently won the "Internet competition".

We are very pleased with the positive reception of our work and wish to thank the festival visitors and organizers.

For more Info: www.festanca.sk

JULY / AUGUST 2010

red dot communication design 2010

pro aurum’s company exhibit in Munich-Riem receives a coveted red dot communication design 2010 award.

With more than 13,000 entries in its disciplines “red dot award: product design”, “red dot award: communication design” and “red dot award: design concept”, the red dot design award is the leading and biggest design competition in the world. Since 1955, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen has annually selected outstanding design quality and officially honoured it in an exhibition.

On 8 December 2010, all award-winners will be honoured at the festive awards presentation in the gala hall of the Casino Zollverein in Essen, Germany. On the same night, the vernissage of the exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: communication design 2010” will take place at the red dot design museum in Essen. The special exhibition featuring all prize-winning works will be on display from 9 December 2010 to 9 January 2011.

Die pro aurum Firmenaustellung in München-Riem erhält den begehrtem red dot communication design 2010 Preis.

Der red dot design award ist mit über 13.000 Einsendungen in seinen Disziplinen „red dot award: product design“, „red dot award: communication design“ und „red dot award: design concept“ der führende und größte Designwettbewerb weltweit. Seit 1955 wird herausragende Designqualität jährlich vom Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen ausgewählt und in einer Ausstellung offiziell gewürdigt. 

Alle Gewinner werden im Rahmen einer stilvollen Preisverleihung am 8. Dezember 2010 in der Galahalle des Casino Zollverein in Essen geehrt. An diesem Abend findet im red dot design museum ebenfalls die Vernissage der Sonderausstellung „Design on stage – winners red dot award: communication design 2010“ statt, die vom 9. Dezember 2010 bis zum 9. Januar 2011 sämtliche ausgezeichneten Arbeiten präsentiert. 

Further details: www.red-dot.de
Project information: pro aurum GmbH & Co. KG

Volker Dautzenberg

The new website of photographer Volker Dautzenberg is online. Check out his wide range of magnificent images at www.volkerdautzenberg.com.

Fest Anča 2010 – 3rd International Animation Festival

July 30 – August 1 2010 at the Stanica Žilina-Záriečie cultural centre in Žilina, Slovakia.

More at: www.festanca.sk

MAY / JUNE 2010

IF communication design award 2010

pro aurum’s company exhibit in Munich-Riem receives a coveted IF communication design award.

A total of 1,687 entries were submitted to this year’s iF communication design award. The jury presented the coveted iF label 499 times to 480 entries. The top 30 entries, the iF gold awards, will be announced at the awards ceremony at BMW Welt in Munich on September 3.

We are exceptionally pleased to be counted among the award recipients.

Die pro aurum Firmenaustellung in München-Riem erhält den begehrtem IF communication design Preis.

Zum diesjährigen iF communication design award wurden insgesamt 1.687 Beiträge angemeldet. Die Jury vergab 499 Mal das begehrte iF Label an 480 Beiträge – 20 Beiträge wurden in unterschiedlichen Kategorien mehrfach ausgezeichnet. Die 30 Besten des Wettbewerbs, die iF gold awards, werden am 3. September im Rahmen der Preisverleihung in der BMW Welt in München bekannt gegeben.

Wir freuen uns über die Auszeichnung.

Further details: www.ifdesign.de
Project information: pro aurum GmbH & Co. KG

VIS Vienna Independent Shorts

"Forget" from Vania and the Master will be shown at the International Short Film Festival in Vienna, Austria.
The festival will be held from May 27th to June 2nd, 2010

More at: www.viennashorts.com

16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
16. Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

The music video "HAT" from Max & Laura Braun were selected for the screenings "Under Commission" and "BW REEL".
The festival will take place in Stuttgart, Germany from May 4 to 9, 2010

The video will be shown on Friday, May 7, at 5 p.m. in GLORIA 1 (BW REEL) and on Saturday, May 8, at 5 p.m. in GLORIA 1 (Under Commission)

For more information: www.itfs.de

MARCH / APRIL 2010

"HAT" now available at iTunes Store!

Go directly to the iTunes Store and buy the new Album!

"Bonsay City" – Exhibition at Kunstbezirk Stuttgart

Our contribution to the exhibition "URBAN VISIONS".
The exhibition will be held from March 12 to June 19, 2010 in Stuttgart at the Kunstbezirk.

For more information: www.kunstbezirk-stuttgart.de

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2010

"HAT" by Max & Laura Braun

We are happy to announce our new video for Max & Laura Braun.
Release on March 19, 2010

More about the band: www.maxandlaurabraun.com

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2009

pro aurum headquarters in Munich-Riem
pro aurum Stammhaus München-Riem

The interior space and interactive exhibition for the new headquarters of pro aurum GmbH and Co. KG in Munich were designed and implemented by Büro Achter April, in conjunction with Andreas Mantz, mantz design konstruktion.

One of the leading European companies in precious metals trading, and numismatic coins, pro aurum has clearly defined new architectural standards with its new space.

Structure, form, and high quality materials harmonize sucessfully to convey both reliability and modernity through design. The new space allows for discretion, yet also a clear orientation with its clean lines and bold spatial elements.

Büro Achter April konzipiert und realisiert in Kooperation mit mantz design konstruktion die interaktive Ausstellung für das neue Stammhaus der pro aurum GmbH und Co. KG in München.

Der führende Händler von Gold, Edelmetallen und numismatischen Münzen im deutschsprachigen Raum setzt architektonische Maßstäbe.

Die Aufgabenstellung Seriosität und Modernität zu kommunizieren wurden durch Struktur, Form und Wertigkeit in Material und Ausführung eingelöst. Dem Kunden wird klare Orientierung, ein großzügiges Raumerlebnis, aber auch Diskretion geboten.

More about the project

Animasivo

"Forget" from Vania and the Master will be shown at Animasivo, Mexiko-City
The festival will be held from March 11 to 28, 2010

The Earth is Round! The Image of the Earth in the Middle Ages.

The medieval belief that the Earth was a flat slab floating on the Seven Seas is a modern myth. Already in that era, people were aware that the Earth was round. Only the Universe was conceived as a two-dimensional hierarchy, with God residing above in the Heavens and the Devil below in the depths of the Earth. World maps of the period confirm this perspective.

A production for and with koine cross culture – past and present.

Dass die Menschen im Spätmittelalter glaubten, die Erde sei eine Scheibe, die auf dem Weltmeer schwimmt, ist falsch. Schon damals wusste man, dass die Erde eine Kugel ist. Nur hatte das Universum eine klare zweidimensionale Ausrichtung: es war hierarchisch konzipiert in ein Oben und Unten, mit Gott im Himmel und dem Teufel unten in der Erde. Die Weltkarten der Zeit bestätigen diese Vorstellung.

Eine Produktion für und mit koine cross culture – past and present.

Animateka

"Forget" from Vania and the Master will be shown at Animateka in Ljubljana, Slovenia
The festival will be held from December 7 to 13, 2009

Anilogue

"Forget" from Vania and the Master will be shown at the International Animation Festival Budapest, Hungary
The festival will be held from November 11 to December 2, 2009

More at: www.anilogue.com

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2008

THE HYDE TUBE Festival

The music video “Forget” by Vania and the Master will make its Paris debut.
The presentation will take place on Thursday, October 15, at 8 p.m. at the Parisian Cinéma la Pagode.

For more informations: www.thehydetube.com

ReAnimania

"Forget" from Vania and the Master will be shown at th Yerevan International Animation Festival, Armenia.
The festival will be held from October 3 to 6, 2009

For more: www.reanimania.com

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

Among the nominees for this year’s Design Award is “Forget” by Vania and the Master.

The festival will be held from September 17 to 20, 2009 in Amsterdam.
The video will be shown on Friday, September 18, at 8 p.m. in the De Balie Big and on Sunday, September 20, in the De Balie Small Theater.

Micha, aka Maikel Long, will also be in attendance, as well as special festival attire, and looks forward to seeing many familiar faces there.

More at: www.klikamsterdam.nl

JULY / AUGUST 2009

Asian Youth Animation & Comcis Contest and China Cartoon Festival

The music video "Forget" from Vania and the Master and "A Wet Day", co-produced with performance artist Bernadette Boos, were selected for the special screening of "Scientific Practice in Animation" to be held at the third annual Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest and China Cartoon Festival in Guiyang (AYACC).

The festival will take place in Guiyang, China from August 7 to August 12, 2009

More at: www.ayacc.org

Endhirsch Music Video Award

For our work on "Forget" by Vania and the Master, we recently won the

"ENDHIRSCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARD (PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD)".

The award, accompanied by a cash prize of 500 euros, was granted on July 10, 2009.

Held for the first time this year, the huge resonance for the event clearly surpassed the organizing committee’s expectations. Nearly 1000 spectators, among them 100 accredited filmmakers and numerous other guests were responsible for the enormous success of the "Grosser Endhirsch" festival.

We are very pleased with the positive reception of our work and wish to thank the festival visitors and organizers.

For more info: www.endhirsch.de

MAY / JUNE 2009

Moscow Museum of Modern Art: 3rd Annual Illustration Festival

Büro Achter April will show "Forget" and "A Wet Day" at this year’s festival entitled «Free Wi-Fi»:
Internet as Visual Impact Industry, from May 15 to June 21, 2009 in the Russian capital.

For more information: www.mmoma.ru

15th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
15. Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

Our video "Forget" with music by Vania & The Master was shown as part of the BW REEL series.

BW REEL showcases the best current animated films from Baden-Wuerttemberg.


May 6, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Venue: Gloria 1 in Stuttgart

For more information: www.itfs.de

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2009

"Forget" by Vania & the Master

We are happy to announce our new video for Vania & the Master.

Vania & the Master at myspace: www.myspace.com/vaniaandthemaster

BMW AG / TBWA Paris

Motion graphic pitch for TBWA Paris.
2008

Büro Achter April – Opening Party