Das kalte Herz

A Film by Hannes Rall

Synopsis

The Black Forest in the 19th century: A young and poor charcoal-burner desperately wants to become rich. He trades his warm heart for a cold stone with the evil spirit of the forest. A cautionary tale about the effects of greed on the human soul, based on a darkly romantic German fairy tale.

Director

  • Picture of Hannes Rall © Hannes Rall

    Hannes Rall

    Hannes Rall (aka Hans-Martin Rall) Associate Professor (tenured) at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
    Hannes is also an illustrator and independent animation director. Hannes Rall has shown his work in exhibitions and screenings and has been an invited speaker for workshops and conferences in more than 20 countries and over 250 film-festivals worldwide. His research and artistic work is focused on adapting classic literature for animation and the transformation of traditional Asian art forms for animation. He is currently working on the script for the animated feature film "Die Nibelungen"
    (funded by MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg) and two new animated short films: "As You Like It" (adapted from Shakespeare) and "The Story of the Ghost Ship"
    (co-directed with Kathrin Albers, adapted from Wilhelm Hauff).

Awards + Festivals

  • DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Washington DC, USA)March 9, 2013
  • BE THERE! CORFU ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Corfu, Greece)April 4, 2013
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Lucknow, India)April 20, 2013
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)April 25, 2013
  • FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM STUTTGART (Germany)April 27, 2013
  • GOLDEN KUKER ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria)May 5, 2013
  • HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, New York, USA)May 31, 2013
  • MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Australia)June 20, 2013
  • REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Australia)July 11, 2013
  • *AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION*
    LIIFE - LONG ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM EXPO (Int’l Competition, USA)July 17, 2013
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Frankfurt, Germany)July 18, 2013
  • CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)August 1, 2013
  • PENTEDATILLO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)August 23, 2013
  • 2nd KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, India)August 24, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • DRAGON CON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Atlanta, USA)August 30, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK)September 1, 2013
  • CINCINNATI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, USA)September 5, 2013
  • TORONTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Canada)September 5, 2013
  • 8th PHILADELPHIA FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)September 27, 2013
  • 6th INDIE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, USA)October 3, 2013
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 17, 2013
  • 30th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Academy Award Qualifying Festival, Int’l Competition, USA)October 27, 2013
  • FILEMON – INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL BRUSSELS (Avant Garde Short Film Program, Belgium)October 27, 2013
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)November 1, 2013
  • EUGENE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)November 7, 2013
  • 2nd MOUNT HOOD INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, USA)November 8, 2013
  • 43rd ALCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALCALÁ DE HENARES (ShortLatino Video Library Catalogue, Madrid, Spain)November 8, 2013
  • 2013 GLOVEBOX SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Boston, USA)November 9, 2013
  • CUTOUT FEST – NEW WAYS OF SEEING (Int’l Competition, Queretaro, Mexico)November 14, 2013
  • OULU INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Finland) November 18, 2013
  • FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (medium-length Competition, Mainz, Germany)November 26, 2013
  • 19th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Competition, Stuttgart, Germany)December 7, 2013
  • 4th MANYA HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FETSIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, Uganda)December 10, 2013
  • CURTAIN RAISER THE MALTA CHILDREN’S FILM FEST (Malta)December 12, 2013
  • *NOMINATED IN DESKTOP SCREENING*
    6th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Animated Short Films, Jaipur, India)February 1, 2014
  • *BEST SCORE (ECKART GADOW)*
    3rd RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)February 27, 2014
  • CA’ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 4 (aug&ohr program, Venice, Italy)March 19, 2014
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 27, 2014
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD" (Shorts Animated (Classic Cel Animation)*
    WORLDFEST – 47th HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 4, 2014
  • 6th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (World Cinema Section, India)April 7, 2014
  • 14th INDEPENDENT DAYS FILMFEST (Competition, Germany)April 9, 2014
  • MADEIRA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madeira, Portugal)April 21, 2014
  • 15th ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS INT’L FILM & MUSIC FEST (Official Selection, USA)April 24, 2014
  • WEST CHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 25, 2014
  • LENZING AWARD IN SILVER
    FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)June 6, 2014
  • MID ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Virginia, USA)June 14, 2014
  • 6th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maryland, USA)June 27, 2014
  • RAHWAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)July 12, 2014
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE EDUCATIVO Y ESPIRITUAL DE CIUDAD RODRIGO (Official Selection, Spain) July 22, 2014
  • *AWARD BEST ANIMATION*
    8th TRINITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 1, 2014
  • 10th INDPANDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, China)August 2, 2014
  • MANCSTERCON ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)August 10, 2014
  • *FIRST PLACE SHORT ANIMATION*
    19th INDIE GATHERING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & MORE (Official Selection, USA)August 15, 2014
  • 3rd FESTIVAL OJO DE PESCADO: FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE PARA NIÑOS, NIÑAS Y ADOLESCENTES (Official Selection, Valparaíso, Chile)August 19, 2014
  • 14th MACABRO INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL OF MEXICO CITY (Official Selection, Mexico)August 22, 2014
  • DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Washington, USA)September 11, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL OF FILM FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH – „ANIFESTROZAFA 2014“ (Official Selection, Albania)September 21, 2014
  • KO & DIGITAL FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA SOLIDARI (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)September 24, 2014
  • 7th ANIMASYROS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL FORUM (International Panorama Selection, Syros Island, Greece)October 2, 2014
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS (Official Selection, Szolnok, Hungary)October 15, 2014
  • ARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 15, 2014
  • *BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM*
    ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2014
  • HEMOGLOZINE 2014 – FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINE DE TERROR Y FANTÁSTICO DE CIUDAD REAL (Official Selection, Spain)October 22, 2014
  • 6th RE ANIMANIA INT’L ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL OF YEREVAN (Short Films Competition, Armenia)October 25, 2014
  • ANIMAE CARIBE ANIMATION AND NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Trinidad & Tobago)October 27, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SHORT FILM*
    CELLAR DOOR FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Ottawa, Canada) November 7, 2014
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FENACO PERÚ 2014 (Official Selection, Cusco, Perú)November 12, 2014
  • *BEST ANIMATION AWARD*
    MACABRE FAIRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)January 16, 2015
  • BLUE SKY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)February 2, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • *NOMINATION BEST ANIMATION*
    5th FILUMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 13, 2015
  • *3rd PRIZE IN ANIMATED SECTION*
    BOOMTOWN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)February 26, 2015
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL – IMF 2015 (Official Selection, Cyprus)March 26, 2015
  • 10th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2015 (Animation Marathon Section, Greece)March 26, 2015
  • *ROYAL REEL AWARD*
    8th CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Animation Competition, Vancouver, Canada)April 11, 2015
  • 1st NORTHERN VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Competition, USA)April 13, 2015
  • GLOBAL VISIONS ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)May 7, 2015
  • 16th MEDIA ART BIENNALE WRO 2015 TEST EXPOSURE (Official Selection, Poland)May 13, 2015
  • 31st CARTOON CLUB – INT’L FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION CINEMA AND COMICS (Official Selection, Italy)July 14, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • *BEST ANIMATION*
    1st KIWI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Online Festival, New Zealand)December 29, 2015
  • *SILVER AWARD IN ANIMATED FILM COMPETITION*
    CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA) December 30, 2015
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' & 'SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2013'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW):
  • *MACABREITE AWARD BEST ANIMATION OF 2015*
    MACABRE FAIRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)

Crew

Director
Hannes Rall
Screenplay
Hannes Rall
Producer
Michael Meier, Hannes Rall
Animation
Hannes Rall, Michael Meier, Ralf Bohde, Norman Baculi, Davide Benvenuti, Jochen Rall, Lorna Sun
Sound
Eckard Gadow
Music
Eckard Gadow

Details

Running Time
29:00
Shooting Format
Digital, 2D Computer (pencil on paper)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de