Compartments

A Film by Daniella Koffler
and Uli Seis

Synopsis

Netta, a young Israeli woman wishes to immigrate to Berlin. Her father, the son of Holocaust survivors, is horrified by her decision to live in the land that killed her ancestors. He refuses to speak to her again if she leaves. Based on Daniella Koffler’s personal story, “Compartments” is the first German-Israeli animation co-production that wishes to explore collective memories of the Holocaust in the third generation, and how they shape both sides in ways we cannot predict.

Director

  • Picture of Daniella Koffler © Daniella Koffler

    Daniella Koffler

    Daniella Koffler is an animation director and producer, founder of „Moonfash“ animation online Magazine and a lecturer.
    Graduated the Bezalel Academy of art and design in 2011 and is working as an independent animation director and producer since. Her previous films „the list“ and „stairs to no end“ have been screened at numerous international film and animation festivals.

    www.daniellakoffler.com

  • Picture of Uli Seis © Uli Seis

    Uli Seis

    Uli Seis is an animation filmmaker and media designer living in Leipzig, Germany. He studied Media Design in Weimar with a focus on animation and has made a number of short films and animated music videos using various animation techniques. Apart from his own films Uli Seis works for TV-productions as storyboard artist, compositing artist and animator.

Awards + Festivals

  • 29th FILMFEST DRESDEN – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FEST (Official Selection, Dresden, Germany)April 4, 2017
  • 25th ANIMAMUNDI (Official Selection, São Paulo, Brazil)July 17, 2017
  • 23rd SICAF/ SEOUL INTERNATIONAL CARTOON & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (In Competition, Seoul, Korea)July 26, 2017
  • 10th ANIMASYROS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL + AGORA (Official Section, Syros, Cyclades, Greece)September 27, 2017
  • 33rd HAIFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Israel)October 5, 2017
  • 2nd ANINATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jerusalem, Israel)November 1, 2017
  • 2nd AJAYU INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Peru)November 8, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 33rd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN 2017 (Official Selection, "Berlin Beats", Germany)November 20, 2017
  • 2nd WHILE WHALE INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Web)November 24, 2017
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHE FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL'
  • *BEST FILM - YOUTH*
    Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (Official Selection, New Dehli, India)December 11, 2017
  • 2nd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 24, 2017
  • 27th ANNUAL NEW YORK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)January 10, 2018
  • 27th FLICKERFEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Sydney, Australia)January 12, 2018
  • 18th ANNUAL ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Atlanta, GA, USA)January 24, 2018
  • ARTFOOLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)February 4, 2018
  • 6th BODDINALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 15, 2018
  • PROVIDENCE CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Providence, USA)February 16, 2018
  • 1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 8, 2018
  • 2nd MALATESTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Cesena, Italy)March 12, 2018
  • 13th ATHENS ANIMFEST (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)March 15, 2018
  • *BEST DIRECTION*
    GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 24, 2018
  • 12th FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE 2018 (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)April 8, 2018
  • 15th KURZSUECHTIG 2018 (Official Selection, Leipzig, Germany)April 10, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 17th OZARK FOOTHILLS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Batesville, Arkansas, USA)April 19, 2018
  • 1st CARDIFF ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, Wales, UK)April 20, 2018
  • 1st MERAKI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)April 27, 2018
  • 28th WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, USA)May 2, 2018
  • 7th CHILDREN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bursa, Turkey)May 3, 2018
  • 12th REEL SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada)May 8, 2018
  • *GRAND JURY AWARD*
    7th UNDEREXPOSED FILM FESTIVAL YC 2018 (Official Selection, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA)May 9, 2018
  • 24th HARRISBURG JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)May 10, 2018
  • WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Winnipeg, Canada)May 22, 2018
  • 1st PORTO FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Porto, Portugal)May 30, 2018
  • JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (Special Screening, Forest Hills, New York City, USA)June 4, 2018
  • 28th ANIMAFEST ZAGREB - WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)June 4, 2018
  • 3rd DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 21, 2018
  • 3rd STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2018
  • 8th ANNUAL WE LIKE ‘EM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Baker City, OR, USA)August 17, 2018
  • 2nd CHANIARTOON INT’L COMICS AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chania, Crete, Greece)September 14, 2018
  • 3rd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)September 21, 2018
  • 11th ANIMASYROS (Official Selection, Syros, Greece)September 26, 2018
  • 5th FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE CINE EXTREMO - WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF VERACRUZ (Official Selection, Veracruz, Mexico)October 8, 2018
  • 5th FIRENZE FILM CORTI (Official Selection, Firenze, Italy)October 20, 2018
  • 2nd THE ANIMATTIKON PROJECT (Official Selection, Paphos, Cyprus)October 28, 2018
  • 10th CHICAGO FESTIVAL OF ISRAELI CINEMA (Official Selection, USA)October 28, 2018
  • 3rd THE INT'L GULLAH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Georgetown, South Carolina, USA)November 2, 2018
  • 14th EDUCATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Evreux, Normandy, France)December 4, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Daniella Koffler
Producer
Uli Seis, Daniella Koffler
Director
Daniella Koffler & Uli Seis
Storyboard
Uli Seis
Layout
Uli Seis
Animation
Uli Seis, Paul Bender
Art Direction
Daniella Koffler
Compositing
Daniella Koffler
Sound Design, Original Score
Eitan Shefer
Music
Eitan Shefer, Dresdner Sinfoniker

Details

Running Time
15 min.
Shooting Format
Animation Technique: "digital cut-out animation"
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

SALES AGENCY

interfilm Berlin
Straßburger Str. 55
10405 Berlin, Germany

Cord Dueppe (Sales)
Tel: +49 (0)30 25 94 29 03
cord.d@interfilm.de

DIRECTORS

Daniella Koffler & Uli Seis

daniella.koffler@gmail.com
www.daniellakoffler.com

mail@uli-seis.de
www.uli-seis.de