From Dad To Son – Facts & Festival screenings

Animated short film
05:16 min

Production Finished: 01/2012
Festival Premiere: HAFF Utrecht 29/03/2012
Contact: mail [at] nilsknoblich [.] com

Synopsis
A prisoner receives the message that his old father needs help with tilling the field. In his desperate situation the prisoner suddenly has the idea to use the guards to till his dad’s land.

In this paper crafted animation short cardboard box characters tell a story about the relationship between a dad and his son. It’s a parable about the assignment of roles of parents and children and the conflicts of physical separation and their communication. And a response to violence of privacy by governmental institutions.

topics: family, work, ageing, aging, prison, justice, letters, mail, communication, father and son, shortfilm

Credits
Direction & Design: Nils Knoblich
Script: Nils Knoblich & Stephan Hanf
Production: Nils Knoblich & Stephan Hanf & Kunsthochschule Kassel
Animation: Nils Knoblich, Florian Maubach, Olga Gelwer
Set and Puppet Construction: Florian Maubach, Olga Gelwer, Marie Kersting
Music Production: Georg Conrad
Violin: Josefine Knoblich
Sound Effects: Steffen Martin
Artistic Advice: Thomas Meyer-Hermann, Martina Bramkamp, Hendrik Dorgathen
Funded by Hessische Filmförderung

Festival awards
Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey, MEXBest International Animated Short Award
GoEast Wiesbaden, DE / Student competitionWinner of Audience award in the category Animated and Experimental films
Puchon International Student Animation Festival, KORYuhan College President Prize (International)
SoDak Animation Festival South Dakota, USBest Undergraduate Animation
International Film Festival Antigua Barbuda, AGBest Animated Award 2012
Le Pedrera Short Film Festival, UY - Best Animation Price & Price for Best Script
LMU Munich U-Kino, DEWinner audience award
School of Arts and Design Kassel, DERundgangspreis 2012 der Galerie Loyal
Monstronale Halle, D2nd prize
Visionale Hessen, DE2nd prize Young Professionals
Kurzfilmfestival der Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, DE2nd prize
Vilsflimmern Amberg, DE2nd prize
Krok, RUSDiploma
Hamburg Animation Award, D - Top 10 Nomination
Solanin Film Festival, PL – Honorary Mention for “Simple form, concept and true smile”
Norwegian Student Film Festival, NO – Honorary Mention

Festival screenings
2012

02/2012 Berlinale DE – European Film Market – Hessen Talents Screening
29/03/2012 HAFF Utrecht, NL / Festival World Premiere
03/2012 Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt, DE
04/2012 GoEast Wiesbaden, DE / Student competition – Winner of Audience award in the category Animated and Experimental films
05/2012 ITFS Stuttgart, DE / Student competition + Children competition
05/2012 20min/max Ingolstadt, DE
05/2012 Bundesverband Jugend und Film Wiesbaden, DE
05/2012 Animabasauri – Animabasque, ESP
05/2012 Zlín Film Festival, CZ
06/2012 Red Stick Int. Animation Festival, Baton Rouge, US
06/2012 EIFF Edinburgh, UK
07/2012 20th Curtas Vila do Conde, PT
07/2012 Anima Mundi – Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo, BRA
07/2012 Supertoon IAFF Bol, CRO
07/2012 Festival L’écran s’écrit, FRA
07/2012 School of Arts and Design Kassel, DERundgangspreis 2012 der Galerie Loyal
07/2012 LMU Munich U-Kino, DEWinner audience award
07/2012 Vilsflimmern Amberg, DE2nd prize
08/2012 Fresh Film Fest Praha, CZ
08/2012 Filmfest Weiterstadt, DE
08/2012 Anibar Kosovo, KOS
08/2012 Favourites Film Festival Berlin, D
08/2012 Pentedattilo Film Festival, ITA
08/2012 Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey, MEXBest International Animated Short Award
09/2012 Fantoche, CH
09/2012 Cabbagetown Toronto Shortfilmfestival, CAN
09/2012 OderKurz-Filmspektakel, D
09/2012 Krok, RUSDiploma
09/2012 World Festival of Animated Film Varna 2012, BUL
09/2012 Festival International de Cinéma Jeuneses de Rimouski, CAN
09/2012 Milano Film Festival, ITA
09/2012 Ottawa Int. Animation Festival, CAN
10/2012 Lucca Film Festival, ITA
10/2012 Reggio Film Festival, ITA
10/2012 Animatou Geneva, CH
10/2012 BAB – Biennial of Animation Bratislava, SK
10/2012 Maipú Cortos, ARG
10/2012 Festival du film de Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, FR
10/2012 LIAF London, UK
10/2012 SoDak Animation Festival South Dakota, USBest Undergraduate Animation
10/2012 Festival de Cine de Bogotá, CO
10/2012 Uppsala International Short Film Festival, SWE
10/2012 Offline Film Festival Birr, UK/IRE
10/2012 U-Frame – 5th Academic Video Festival, BRA
10/2012 Trick Animation Film Festival Verona, ITA
10/2012 Primanima World Festival of First Animations, HU
10/2012 Schlingel – International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, DE
10/2012 Cinekid Amsterdam, NL
10/2012 Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele, D
10/2012 DOK Leipzig, D
10/2012 42nd Molodist Kyiv, UKR
11/2012 Int. Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, CH
11/2012 klik! Amsterdam, NL
11/2012 Animated Dreams Tallinn, EST
11/2012 Cinanima – 36th International Animated Film Festival, PT
11/2012 European Short Film Festival Unlimited Cologne, DE
11/2012 Aesthetica Short Film Festival York, UK
11/2012 Bradford Animation Festival, UK
11/2012 Puchon International Student Animation Festival, KORYuhan College President Prize (International)
11/2012 Dokfest Kassel, DE
11/2012 Cucalorus Film Festival Wilmington NC, US
11/2012 Diessener Kurzfilmfestival, D
11/2012 Flensburger Kurzfilmtage, D
11/2012 Multivision St. Petersburg, RUS
11/2012 IAF Istanbul, TR
11/2012 International Film Festival Antigua Barbuda, AGBest Animated Award 2012
11/2012 Etiuda & Anima Krakow, PL
11/2012 CORTOSenOFF Valencia, ESP
11/2012 Visionale Hessen, D2nd prize Young Professionals
11/2012 St. Louis International Film Festival Missouri, US
12/2012 Animateka Ljubljana, SLO
12/2012 24 hours of Nuremberg, D
12/2012 Kurzfilmfestival der Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, D2nd prize

2013
01/2013 Bamberger Kurzfilmtage, D
01/2013 Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival For Expanded Media, D
01/2013 Le Pedrera Short Film Festival, UY - Best Animation Price & Price for Best Script
01/2013 Worldwide Festival of Extreme Cinema San Sebastian of Veracruz, MEX
01/2013 M2LIVE Maastricht, NL
02/2013 Victoria Film Festival, CAN
02 – 05/2013 Exhibition at Theater Figuren Museum Lübeck, D
02/2013 Clair Obscur, FRA
02/2013 Animac, ESP
03/2013 Aubagne Filmfest, FRA
03/2013 Akbank Short Film Festival Istanbul, TR
03/2013 Monstra Animated Film Festival Lisboa, PT
03/2013 Breaking Ground Nijmegen, NL - part of audience favourites program
03/2013 Tehran International Animation Festival, IR
03/2013 39. Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, D
03/2013 14. Schweinfurter Kurzfilmtage, D
03/2013 Fête de L’Anim Lille, FRA
03/2013 7th Animart Athens, GR
04/2013 Kyiv Int. Short Film Festival, UA
04/2013 Monstronale Halle, D2nd prize
04/2013 La.Meko Landau International Short Film Festival, D
04/2013 Anifest, CZ
04/2013 Int. Film and Music Gathering Fort Monostor Komarom, HU
04/2013 Kansas City Filmfest, US
04/2013 cellulart Jena, D
04/2013 42. Sehsüchte Potsdam, D
04/2013 Future Film Festival Bologna, ITA
04/2013 Grenzlandfilmtage Selb, DTop 3 Kurzfilmblock
04/2013 Epiphany Childrens Filmfestival NYC, US
05/2013 Black & White – International Audiovisual Festival Porto, PT
05/2013 Northwest Animation Festival Portland Oregon, US
05/2013 Paperlove/Papierliebe Program Goethe Institut Sofia, BUL
05/2013 10. Neiße Filmfestival, D
05/2013 International Film Festival Independent Cosquín, ARG
05/2013 Backup Festival Weimar, D
05/2013 KingBonn 4th New Media Festival Shenzhen, CN
06/2013 Festival Plein la Bobine, FRA
06/2013 Short Shorts Film Festival Tokyo, JP
06/2013 Young Collection Bremen, D
06/2013 East End Film Festival London, UK
06/2013 Gorilla Kino Leipzig, D
06/2013 Tabor Film Festival Croatia, HR
06/2013 Fest Anca International Animation Festival, SK
07/2013 Film Sharing Festivaltour Stuttgart/Mainz/Heilbronn, D
07/2013 Festival Ojo al Piojo, UY
07/2013 Open Eyes Filmfest Marburg, D
07/2013 Shorts at Moonlight Hofheim, D
07/2013 Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival, ITA
08/2013 Hayah International Shortfilm Festival, PA
08/2013 Hamburg Animation Award, D - Top 10 Nomination
08/2013 International Kansk Video Festival, RU
08/2013 Norwegian Student Film Festival, NO – Honorary Mention
09/2013 Solanin Film Festival, PL – Honorary Mention for “Simple form, concept and true smile”
09/2013 Naoussa International Film Festival, GR
09/2013 Jameson CineFest Miskolc, HU
09/2013 Williamsburg International Film Festival NYC, US
10/2013 International Student Film festival Písek, CZ
10/2013 ISFFC International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, CY
10/2013 Anim’est International Animation Film Festival, RO
10/2013 Ahoi Filmfestival Hamburg, D
10/2013 PSSST! SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
11/2013 Studienkreis Film / blicke Vorfilme an der RUB (7. & 12.11.), D
11/2013 Filmfest Duesseldorf, D
12/2013 Kurzfilmtag Konstanz, DE
12/2013 Zubroffka International Short Film Festival, PL

2014
03/2014 Sehsüchte On Tour – festival favourites Berlin/Potsdam, D
03/2014 GoEast Awarded Films Autokino Screening, Wiesbaden, D
05/2014 Maremetraggio Int. Short Film Festival – Cinema Cruise / Savona to Cannes, IT
06/2014 EU Online Film Festival by EU Asia Short Film Festival
06/2014 Viewster Online Festival
07/2014 Cincefil by La Turbine, FRA
07/2014 Lyiv Int. Short Film Festival Wiz Art, UA – best animated shorts of last years
07/2014 File Anima+ Electronic Language International Festival Rio, BRA
08/2014 Open Air Kino Butzbach, D
11/2014 20th Short Film Festival Leuven, BE

Festival count: 146

FROM DAD TO SON is also available in the free iOS App Show Me The Animation.

We thank AG Kurzfilm, german films, Goethe Institut Tokio and Goethe Institut Hong Kong for supporting our festival visits in China and Japan.

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Stills at flickr:
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