Roadtrip

A Film by Xaver Xylophon

Synopsis

Julius can’t sleep. To get his head empty he decides to go on a roadtrip, but somehow he can’t manage to leave.

A hand drawn film about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, pretty bargirls, the desolateness of Berlin (even in summer) and waterproof socks. 

Director

  • Picture of Xaver Xylophon © Xaver Xylophon

    Xaver Xylophon

    Xaver Xylophon is a 28 year old freelance animator, illustrator and filmmaker. He studied visual communication at the London College of Communication and the University of the arts Berlin Weißensee. "Roadtrip" is his graduation film. His work as a freelance animator and director include projects for clients such as the New York Times and the British National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Xaver uses the off-time in between commercial projects to develop his own animated short films. He lives and works in Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • 3rd EKA DESHMA – FESTIVAL DE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)October 19, 2014
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM* *HONORABLE MENTION ANIMATION*
    55th BRNO SIXTEEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Czech Republic)October 15, 2014
  • ANIMAE CARIBE ANIMATION AND NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Trinidad & Tobago)October 27, 2014
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    PRIMANIMA WORLD FESTIVAL OF FIRST ANIMATIONS 2014 (Competition, Hungary)October 28, 2014
  • *AWARD FOR EXCELLENT DESIGN*
    14th ANIMATION ACADEMY AWARD (Animation School of Beijing Film Academy, Final Selection, China)October 30, 2014
  • *PREIS DES LANDESFILMDIENST RHEINLAND-PFALZ E.V.*
    31st VIDEO/FILM TAGE KOBLENZ (Competition, Germany)November 7, 2014
  • 22nd OZU FILM FESTIVAL (Ozu Animation Section, Italy)November 17, 2014
  • ANIMPACT ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Animpact Best of Best competition, Seoul, Korea)November 21, 2014
  • ANIMPACT ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Korea)November 28, 2014
  • 18th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL CINEMAIUBIT (Official Selection, Romania)December 2, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • 26th TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL (Special Programme, Italy)January 16, 2015
  • 27th PREMIERS PLANS FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, France)January 16, 2015
  • SAN FRANCISCO’S 19th BERLIN & BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)January 29, 2015
  • 37th CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Int’l Competition, France)January 30, 2015
  • LISTED IN THE AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2015“ February 1, 2015
  • 3rd BODDINALE 2015 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 5, 2015
  • *NOMINATION BEST ANIMATION*
    5th FILUMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 13, 2015
  • 5th BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)February 20, 2015
  • *SPARKASSEN FILM AWARD 2015*
    16th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Competition, Germany)February 22, 2015
  • FFRESH – THE STUDENT MEDIA FESTIVAL OF WALES (Official Selection, UK)February 22, 2015
  • REGARD – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (THE PROGRAMMERS' FAVOURITES, Québec, Canada)March 11, 2015
  • 22nd SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austin, Texas, USA)March 13, 2015
  • *BEST ANIMATED SHORT*
    15th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF LANZAROTE (FICL) 2015 (Official Selection, Canary Islands, Spain) March 16, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    11th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)March 16, 2015
  • *JURY DISTINCTION AWARD*
    7th FICAM – FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE CINÉMA D’ ANIMATION DE MEKNÈS (Int’l Short Animated Film Competition, France / Morocco)March 20, 2015
  • *FIRST PRIZE*
    23rd FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Competition, Berlin, Germany)March 21, 2015
  • 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (Official Selection, India)March 25, 2015
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL – IMF 2015 (Official Selection, Cyprus)March 26, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    10th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2015 (Student Competition, Greece)March 26, 2015
  • KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KISFF 2015 (Special Screening of Animation, Ukraine)March 28, 2015
  • 7th LJUBJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Solvenia)March 30, 2015
  • MAUFLIMMERN (Screening, Memmingen, Germany)April 4, 2015
  • 7th GO SHORT – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN (Breaking Shorts Student Competition, Netherlands)April 8, 2015
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 9, 2015
  • ANIMATED SPIRITS | NEW EUROPEAN ANIMATED SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, New York, USA)April 9, 2015
  • FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS NEW YORK („Soirée Allemande 2015“, USA)April 13, 2015
  • FLIMMERZIMMER #15 (Screening, Berlin, Germany)April 16, 2015
  • BAYERISCHE KULTURTAGE PILSEN (Screening, Germany)April 20, 2015
  • 12th INDIELISBOA – LISBON INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Portugal)April 23, 2015
  • *NEXT GENERATION AUDIENCE AWARD*
    18th BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (3rd NEXT GENERATION FESTIVAL, Belgium)April 25, 2015
  • THE ROADS TAKEN FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Hong Kong, China)April 28, 2015
  • 10th SOIRÉE ALLEMANDE (Official Selection, Clermont-Ferrand, Frankreich) May 2, 2015
  • 8th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ukraine)May 21, 2015
  • 19th SEOUL INTERNATIONAL CARTOON & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (SICAF 2015) (Official Selection, Korea)May 23, 2015
  • 8th ANIMASIVO - MEXICO CITY CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Mexico)May 27, 2015
  • 9th RIVER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)May 28, 2015
  • UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (Screening, Greece)May 29, 2015
  • TBILISI INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL “AMIRANI 2015” (Int’l Competition, Georgia)June 2, 2015
  • WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS – ANIMAFEST ZAGREB (Student Films Competition, Croatia)June 9, 2015
  • 8th PORTO7 – OPORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)June 10, 2015
  • *JUNIOR JURY AWARD*
    39th ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL (Student Films Competition, France)June 15, 2015
  • 37th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Out-of-Competition Program, Russia)June 19, 2015
  • 11th FEST NEW DIRECTORS | NEW FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)June 22, 2015
  • 8th INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL - FEST ANCA (World Panorama Program, Zilina, Slovakia)June 24, 2015
  • 14th COUNTRYSIDE ANIMAFEST CYPRUS – VIEWS OF THE WORLD (Int’l Competition, Cyprus)July 13, 2015
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOANNINA (Screening, Greece)July 13, 2015
  • *1st PRIZE ANIMATION SECTION*
    22nd OPENEYES FILMFEST 2015 (Animation Film Section, Marburg, Germany)July 19, 2015
  • 3rd ARIANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)July 30, 2015
  • 11th INDPANDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong, China)August 2, 2015
  • 15th TEL AVIV ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Israel)August 5, 2015
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Mainz, Germany)August 8, 2015
  • *BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM AWARD* *BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD*
    LA GUARIMBA FILM FESTIVAL (Animation Category, Italy)August 11, 2015
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD* *JURY SPECIAL AWARD*
    SHORTYNALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KLOSTERNEUBURG 2015 (Official Selection, Austria) August 12, 2015
  • *BEST ANIMATION*
    15th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE ESCUELAS DE CINE (Official Selection, Uruguay)August 13, 2015
  • 4th OKSEØ FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Flensburg, Germany)August 14, 2015
  • 39th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 15, 2015
  • 14th CONCORTO FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Competition, Italy)August 22, 2015
  • 3rd LANGE NACHT DER BERLINER FILMFESTIVALS (Screening, Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2015
  • 11th BUDAPEST SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BUSHO (Int’l Competition, Hungary)September 1, 2015
  • *NOMINAMTED FOR THE GRAND PRIX AWARD*
    10th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION AND MEDIA ART LINOLEUM – 2015 (Int’l Competition, Kiew, Ukraine) September 3, 2015
  • DE KAAIJ FESTIVAL (Outdoor Screening, The Netherlands)September 10, 2015
  • 20th MILANO FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Milan, Italy)September 10, 2015
  • 12th JAMESON CINEFEST – MISKOLC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hungary)September 11, 2015
  • 11th KURZFILMFESTIVAL „FILMSALAT“ (Competition, Bremen, Germany)September 11, 2015
  • 5th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Competition, Germany)September 12, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • *NOMINATION IN SHORT- AND ANIMATIONFILM CATEGORY*
    16th FIRST STEPS AWARDS (Nomination, Berlin, Germany)September 14, 2015
  • ANIMASYROS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL + AGORA (Student Competition Section, Greece)September 24, 2015
  • BLEECH MUSIC & STREET FOOD FESTIVAL (Selection of Concorto Film Festival 2015)September 25, 2015
  • 11th EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AT MIT (Official Selection, Massachusetts, USA)September 26, 2015
  • INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL “ANIMATOU” (Int’l Competition, Geneva, Switzerland)October 1, 2015
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    10th ANIMEST INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Audience Award Competition, Bucharest, Romania)October 2, 2015
  • 12th EUROPEAN ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL BALKANIMA 2015 (Official Selection, Novi Beograd, Serbia)October 6, 2015
  • 7th INT’L ANIMATION FESTIVAL & MARKET 3D WIRE (Int’l Competition, Segovia, Spain)October 7, 2015
  • 12th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Competition “Animation”, Germany)October 8, 2015
  • BREAKING GROUND IN KRITERION (Screening, Amsterdam, Netherlands)October 15, 2015
  • *WINNER IN CATEGORY “YOUNG ANIMATION”*
    17th WIESBADEN INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND OF ANIMATION (Int’l Competition, Germany)October 22, 2015
  • 9th EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 26, 2015
  • NOMINIERUNG DEUTSCHER KURZFILMPREIS / NOMINATION GERMAN SHORT FILM AWARD (Ludwigsburg, Germany)October 29, 2015
  • WANDERKINOTOUR ODERKURZ FILMSPEKTAKEL (Screening, Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany)October 30, 2015
  • WANDERKINOTOUR ODERKURZ FILMSPEKTAKEL (Screening, Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany)October 31, 2015
  • WANDERKINOTOUR ODERKURZ FILMSPEKTAKEL (Screening, Parklichtspiele, Buckow, Germany)October 31, 2015
  • 24th ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)November 5, 2015
  • 4th CHACUN SON COURT – FESTIVAL DE COURTS-MÉTRAGES DE STRASBOURG (Official Selection, France)November 10, 2015
  • 31st INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN – INTERFILM (German Competition, Germany)November 10, 2015
  • 26th KINOFEST LÜNEN – FESTIVAL FÜR DEUTSCHE FILME (Competition, Germany)November 12, 2015
  • 36th SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF VILLEURBANNE (European Competition, France)November 13, 2015
  • WANDERKINOTOUR ODERKURZ FILMSPEKTAKEL (Screening, Kinotheater Union, Fürstenwalde, Germany)November 13, 2015
  • WANDERKINOTOUR ODERKURZ FILMSPEKTAKEL (Screening, Lichtspieltheater Wundervoll, Rostock, Germany)November 14, 2015
  • WANDERKINOTOUR ODERKURZ FILMSPEKTAKEL (Screening, Wernerstraße 22, Dresden, Germany)November 17, 2015
  • WANDERKINOTOUR ODERKURZ FILMSPEKTAKEL (Screening, Kinobar Prager Frühling, Leipzig, Germany)November 18, 2015
  • WANDERKINOTOUR ODERKURZ FILMSPEKTAKEL (Screening, Wernerstraße 22, Dresden, Germany)November 18, 2015
  • 24th SEQUENCE SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)November 18, 2015
  • 9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA 2015 (Official Selection, Poland)November 21, 2015
  • 38th POITIERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)November 27, 2015
  • 33rd FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS (Official Selection, France)November 30, 2015
  • 13th MUMIA – UNDERGROUND WORLD ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)December 1, 2015
  • 12th ANIMATEKA INT’L ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL (European Student Competition Programme, Ljubljana, Slovenia) December 9, 2015
  • 1st GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Short - Student - Graduate Competition, Berkeley, California, USA)March 3, 2016
  • 18th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL OF BARCELONA (Special Program, Spain)March 9, 2016
  • FLATPACK FILM FESTVAL (Official Selection, Birmingham, UK)April 19, 2016
  • PLAYGROUND AV NEW MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (Screening, Vienna, Austria)April 28, 2016
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL' August 25, 2015
  • "NEW GERMAN ANIMATION 2015" (Special “Preview only” DVD-Edition of AG Kurzfilm / German Short Film Association)June 1, 2015

Crew

Director
Xaver Xylophon
Screenplay
Xaver Xylophon & Ariana Berndl
Producer
Xaver Xylophon
Animation
Xaver Xylophon
Editor
Xaver Xylophon
Sound
OTO Studios
Sound-Design
Christian Heiter, Martin Burkard, Kilian Teichgräber, Max Hachemeister
Music
Xaver Xylophon

Details

Running Time
20:00
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby 5.1
Website

Contact

Film Agency Director

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

Film School

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee
Bühringerstr. 20
13068 Berlin, Germany