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AWARDS

Each year public broadcaster ARD awards productions of high quality and an innovative approach. We are happy to say that this year our series “Trude’s Flatmate” and our short film “Swipe Swipe” were honored with this award. 

HOORAY TO LINO

Shadi’s short film “ODE” about the European Union received a special mention for simplicity, atmosphere and nontrivial animation at Ukraine’s Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival LINOLEUM.

YEAH! ODE WAS THE ONE.

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Shadi’s short film “Ode” won the special price at the 1st Seoul International Public Advertising Festival last weekend. This year’s theme was “Earth Is One, We Are The One”. We couldn’t be happier.

ROBERT GEISENDÖRFER PREIS

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On September 26th, Soi’s writer Marcus Sauermann was awarded with the prestigious “Robert Geisendörfer Preis” in Berlin for his TV-series “Trude’s Flatmate”. The award honors productions that focus on social cohesion, prevention of violence and humanitarian issues.
The jury especially selected two episodes: one is about virtual reality, the other one deals with the topic of mental health issues. Both were part of WDR’s children’s magazine “Sendung mit der Maus”.

Marcus and Klaus made the trip to Berlin to attend the award ceremony whereas Trude, Tier and the rest of the soi crew celebrated at home.

(photo by Verena Brüning)

TO WIN AND TOULOUSE

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On September 16th to 19th the Cartoon Forum takes place in Toulouse. Production companies, broadcasters and distributors are gathering to pitch their newest ideas for a TV-series.
“Boots & Paws”, a concept for a children’s show developed by Monika Tenhündfeld, Marcus Sauermann & Klaus Morschheuser, was awarded with a wild card at this year’s APD in Stuttgart. So, Klaus & Marcus quite cheerfully put on their yellow rubber boots and headed to the Forum. Not only did they get the opportunity to present the current status of “Boots & Paws”. Even more exciting, studio soi is amongst five nominees for best producer of the year!

TRUDE WINS A TRICKSTER

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At last week’s International Trickfilm Festival in Stuttgart, “The Beauty and its Beast” from our TV series “Trude’s Flatmate” (Trudes Tier), directed by Klaus Morschheuser, has been awarded with the Tricks for Kids award in the category Best TV Series.

Congratulations to the team!  🏆✨

PETZI IN XIAMEN

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Petzi might be a bit muddle-headed, but he comes around! The episode “Turtle Island” from our TV series “Rasmus Klump” (Petzi) has just been awarded with the silver award for Best Animated Series at the Xiamen International Animation Festival in China. Congratulations to the team!

GRUFFALO AND BEAST AT PRIX JEUNESSE

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Last week, our short film ‘The Gruffalo’ by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang has been choosen as the best children’s fiction programme of the last 50 years at this year’s Prix Jeunesse in Munich. ‘The Little Boy And The Beast’ by Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschötter has been one of the finalists of this section as well.

Congratulations to the teams!

AFTER A WEEK FULL OF ANIMATION…

(photography by Martin Zentner)

We are looking back upon a full week dedicated to the animated films at this year’s Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart (ITFS). Besides the festival premiere of ‘Trude’s Tier’ (‘Trude’s Flatmate’) and several screenings of ‘Trolltag’ (‘The Troll Trap’), ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’  has been awarded with a Screenplay Trickstar for Best Children’s Animated Series. Klaus Morschheuser and Mathias Schreck attend the ceremony on behalf of Cartoon Network Europe. The Jury’s explanation: ‘We chose this film because of its highly original visual style, its whacky, energetic comedic timing and its heart-warming story that appeals to both kids and adults. Well done!’

Congratulations to the whole team!