Bär

A Film by Pascal Flörks

Synopsis

My grandpa’s past was always very present. It would break through in something he’d say or do, but he’d never talk about it. Only now, by revisiting his life and personality as I knew him, do I feel the weight of his inheritance.

Director

  • Picture of Pascal Flörks © Pascal Flörks

    Pascal Flörks

    Pascal Floerks, born in Worms , Germany, on November 10th 1982, discovered his passion for animation as early on, making his first films as a child. After successful completion of a media management degree at the Business and Information Technology School Iserlohn, he wished to explore the creative side of media production and so decided to continue his education at the Filmakademie BadenWuerttemberg. He gathered plentiful experience as a character TD on numerous student projects and also professionally at Blue Sky Studios in the US. Back home in Germany, he's contributed to a multitude of projects for studios such as Polynoid, Woodblock and Studio Soi, most recently as lead character TD on the Oscarnominated film "Room on the Broom". As of March 2014, Pascal concluded his studies at the Filmakademie with the completion of his film "Bär".

Awards + Festivals

  • 18th FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 8, 2014
  • 15th OFF-COURTS TROUVILLE (Official Selection, France)September 5, 2014
  • *WINNER SHORT AND ANIMATION FILM*
    FIRST STEPS AWARD 2014 (short & animation, Germany)September 18, 2014
  • *NOMINATION: JURY AWARD UP TO 10 MINUTES SECTION*
    12th SHNIT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bern, Switzerland)October 8, 2014
  • BE THERE! CORFU ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Student Film, Greece) October 16, 2014
  • NEW YORK CITY INDIE FILM FILM FEST (Official Selection, USA)October 16, 2014
  • ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 23, 2014
  • ABU DHABI FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, United Arab Emirates)October 29, 2014
  • KURZFILMWANDERUNG ERFURT 2014 (Screening, Germany)October 30, 2014
  • NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Japan)November 2, 2014
  • AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, UK)November 6, 2014
  • 30th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN – INTERFILM (Competition, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • 31th KASSEL DOCUMENTARY FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)November 12, 2014
  • 14th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (German Competition, Germany)November 12, 2014
  • 37th RENCONTRES HENRI LANGLOIS FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DES ECOLES DE CINÉMA (Official Selection, France)November 28, 2014
  • 26th AGUILAR DE CAMPOO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)December 4, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    REFLECTA FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)December 5, 2014
  • 14th NONSTOPKURZFILM-FESTIVAL (Competition, Nuremberg, Germany)December 5, 2014
  • 20th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Animation Section, Germany)December 6, 2014
  • GOLDEN COUCH
    COUCH FEST FILMS 2014 (Official Selection, Seattle, USA)December 6, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • 41st INTERNATIONALE FILMWOCHENENDE WÜRZBURG (Competition, Germany)January 29, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 5th FILUMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 13, 2015
  • 4th PLOIESTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Experimental Special Programme, Romania)February 19, 2015
  • *NOMINATED FOR THE ANIMATION & ORIGINAL FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES*
    WATERSPRITE 2015 – THE CAMBRIDGE INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Nomination, UK)March 6, 2015
  • 33rd BERGAMO FILM MEETING 2015 – ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)March 7, 2015
  • 17th FEC FESTIVAL – EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FROM REUS (Official Selection, Spain)March 11, 2015
  • 8th INTERNATIONALES MEDIENFESTIVAL VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN (Competition, Germany)March 13, 2015
  • 15th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF LANZAROTE (FICL) 2015 (Official Selection, Canary Islands, Spain) March 16, 2015
  • 11th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)March 16, 2015
  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • 21st INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG (German Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • DOCUDAYS UA INT’L HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (DOCU/SHORT competition program, Kyiv, Ukraine)March 20, 2015
  • YOUFILMAKER 2015 - INT’L YOUTH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)March 22, 2015
  • 10th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2015 (Student Competition, Greece)March 26, 2015
  • MAUFLIMMERN (Screening, Memmingen, Germany)April 4, 2015
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    20th IT’S ALL TRUE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) April 9, 2015
  • 25th EUROPEAN BEAUVAIS FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, France)April 11, 2015
  • 27th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Competition, Germany)April 14, 2015
  • 46th NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tennessee, USA)April 16, 2015
  • SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Finalists for "Best Short" Award, Italy)April 18, 2015
  • 22nd FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS STUTTGART (German Competition, Germany)May 5, 2015
  • 6th FESTIVAL TAGLIACORTI 2015 (Short Movies - Professionals category, Trieste, Italy)May 5, 2015
  • GLOBAL VISIONS ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)May 7, 2015
  • ZWERGWERKCHEN 2015 (Screening, Oldenburg, Germany)May 10, 2015
  • CORTISONICI 2015 – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)May 12, 2015
  • 68th FESTIVAL DE CANNES (France, GERMAN FILMS NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER PROGRAM)May 13, 2015
  • *BEST ANIMATION*
    CORONA FASTNET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ireland)May 20, 2015
  • KINDERKURZFILMTAGE ROLLE VORWÄRTS 2015 (Competition, Flensburg, Germany)May 22, 2015
  • 26th INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST EMDEN-NORDERNEY (Filmfest-meets-Einstein-Programm, Germany)June 5, 2015
  • 26th INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST EMDEN-NORDERNEY (Filmfest-meets-Einstein-Programm, Germany)June 5, 2015
  • 31st HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (German Competition, Germany)June 10, 2015
  • 4th OLHAR DE CINEMA – CURITIBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Other Views Shorts, Brazil)June 10, 2015
  • *DIPLOMA*
    43rd FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 12, 2015
  • 43rd HUESCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Shortlisted as finalist in the Contest: International, Spain)June 13, 2015
  • "NEW GERMAN ANIMATION 2015" (Special “Preview only” DVD-Edition of AG Kurzfilm / German Short Film Association)June 1, 2015
  • 39th ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL (Student Films Competition, France)June 15, 2015
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM*
    9th WENDLAND SHORTS KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)June 19, 2015
  • 11th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DETMOLD (Official Selection, Germany)June 25, 2015
  • 10th AVI FEST (Special Program, Montenegro)June 25, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Acud Kino, Berlin, Germany)July 1, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    4th INTERNATIONAL TOUR FILM FEST (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)July 3, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Alte Börse Marzahn, Berlin, Germany)July 3, 2015
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    23rd CURTAS VILA DO CONDE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Portugal)July 4, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Eifel-Film-Bühne, Hillesheim, Germany)July 5, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Lichtwerk Kino, Bielefeld, Germany)July 8, 2015
  • 15th FESTIVAL IMAGES CONTRE NATURE 2015 (Official Selection, France)July 9, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    22nd CAPALBIO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection (non-competitive Storyboomers), Italy)July 9, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Postel, Wolgast, Germany)July 10, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Alte Börse Marzahn, Berlin, Germany)July 10, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Werkstattkino, Munich, Germany)July 11, 2015
  • 12th FMK INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Italy)July 14, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Kino in der Brotfabrik, Bonn, Germany)July 14, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Zoom Kino, Brühl, Germany)July 15, 2015
  • *BEST SHORT*
    12th INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)July 16, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Alte Börse Marzahn, Berlin, Germany)July 17, 2015
  • 18th GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico)July 17, 2015
  • 22nd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2015 (Openair Film Section, Marburg, Germany)July 17, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Casablanca, Nuremberg, Germany)July 17, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Alte Börse Marzahn, Berlin, Germany)July 24, 2015
  • *WINNER IN THE CATEGORY INTERNATIONAL CONTRACORRIENTE*
    2nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CROSSCURRENT (Official Selection, Bogotá, Colombia)July 27, 2015
  • SHORTS ATTACK IM JULI „ANIMAL ACTION“ (Screening, Alte Börse Marzahn, Berlin, Germany)July 31, 2015
  • 15th SEOUL NEW MEDIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Glocal Propose Section, South Korea)August 6, 2015
  • 39th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 16, 2015
  • *GOLDEN DONKEY AWARD*
    14th CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Competition, Italy)August 22, 2015
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL KANSK VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Siberia, Russia)August 22, 2015
  • ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Main Competition, Denmark)August 24, 2015
  • 11th INDPANDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong, China)August 28, 2015
  • 11th BUDAPEST SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BUSHO (Int’l Competition, Hungary)September 1, 2015
  • TERRITORIYA KINO (Screening, Kaliningrad, Russia)September 1, 2015
  • 20th MILANO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Milan, Italy)September 10, 2015
  • 10th INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL ALBANIA (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)September 21, 2015
  • FILMFESTIVAL MÜNSTER 2015 (Competition, Germany)September 23, 2015
  • 10th WNDX FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Winnipeg, Canada)September 23, 2015
  • ANIMASYROS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL + AGORA (Student Competition Section, Greece)September 24, 2015
  • 8th FESTIVAL DEL DIRITTO (Best of Concorto Film Festival 2015, Italy)September 24, 2015
  • “NACHT DER KULTUR” (Short Film Program, Schweinfurt, Germany)September 26, 2015
  • SHORTS UNDER THE STAR (Selection of Concorto Film Festival 2015, Malta)September 27, 2015
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE LA PLATA (Official Selection, Argentina) October 2, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION INNOVATION AWARD OF THE JURY*
    8th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 7, 2015
  • 20th FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN FILMS IN PARIS (Next Generation Tiger 2015, Paris, France)October 7, 2015
  • 24th DOKUMENTART 2015 – EUROPEAN FILMFESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARIES (Int’l Competition, Germany)October 8, 2015
  • 23rd HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 8, 2015
  • 10th DOCSDF - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DOCUMENAL DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (Official Selection, México)October 15, 2015
  • TIMISHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Romania)October 15, 2015
  • 2nd BURG-LICHTSPIELE KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gustavsburg, Germany)October 17, 2015
  • 10th DAS FILMFEST – FESTIVAL DEUTSCHSPRACHIGER FILME (Official Selection, Prague, Czech Republic)October 21, 2015
  • CROYDON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, UK)October 28, 2015
  • 13th KALPANIRIJHAR INT’L SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Selection from 27th Filmfest Dresden 2015, Kolkata, India) November 4, 2015
  • 10th SCENECS - THE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Sneak Peak Screening, Netherlands)November 8, 2015
  • *SHORTS TV AWARD FOR THE OVNI COMPETITION*
    30th BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition OVNI, France)November 10, 2015
  • 14th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Short Film Competition „andersARTig“, Germany)November 24, 2015
  • SCHWENNINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)November 27, 2015
  • 2nd INKLUSIVES KURZFILMFESTIVAL KLAPPE AUF! (Competition, Hamburg, Germany)December 4, 2015
  • MADEIRA MICRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)December 9, 2015
  • MOV – 2nd FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA UNIVERSITÁRIO DE PERNAMBUCO (aug&ohr medien special program, Brazil) December 16, 2015
  • TENERIFE SHORTS (Closing Film, Tenerife, Spain)December 17, 2015
  • 13th KINOFILM, MANCHESTER INT’L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)February 22, 2016
  • 1st GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Short - Student - Graduate - Waiver Competition, Berkeley, California, USA)March 3, 2016
  • 8th GO SHORT – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN (Focus Program on Animal Films, The Netherlands)April 6, 2016
  • 10th SCENECS FESTIVAL – INT’L DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, The Netherlands) April 15, 2016
  • HOLLYWORMS – 4th LANGE KURZFILMTAG (Screening, Worms, Germany)April 23, 2016
  • 10th TAIWAN INT’L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Non-Competition Section, China)May 6, 2016
  • 12nd FANTASPOA – INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF PORTO ALEGRE (Official Selection, Brasil)May 13, 2016
  • NORDKAPP FILM FESTIVAL (23 Capalbio Cinema Tour, Norway)September 14, 2016
  • 23rd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA (Official Selection, Kraków, Poland)November 22, 2016
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    9th SHORTYNALE KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Klosterneuburg, Austria)August 16, 2017
  • FREILUFTKINO KÖRNERPARK (Screening, Berlin, Germany)August 24, 2017
  • 32nd BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)November 7, 2017

Trailer

Crew

Director
Pascal Flörks
Screenplay
Pascal Flörks
Producer
Julia Smola
Animation
Pascal Flörks
Sound
Christian Heck
Music
Christian Heck

Details

Running Time
08:14
Shooting Format
Mixed Media (Autodesk Maya, Nuke, Adobe Photoshop, Solidangle Arnold, Adobe Premiere
Screening Format
DCP, DVD, BluRay, .mov

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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markus@augohr.de
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FILM SCHOOL & PRODUCTION

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Institut für Animation, Visual Effects und digitale Postproduktion
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Akademiehof 10
D-71638 Ludwigsburg

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