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.
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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.
Exotic plants, a gigantic sneezing flatmate and tango! Watch our latest episode of “Trudes Tier” this Sunday within “Sendung mit der Maus” on German broadcaster WDR.
YEAH! ODE WAS THE ONE.
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
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
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 IN CANNES
Trude and her flatmate are nominated for the Emmy Kids Award. The award ceremony is taking place tonight at the MIPTV in Cannes and soi’s director Klaus drove down to the South of France to attend the event.
TRUDE WINS A TRICKSTER
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! 🏆✨
GUMBALL AT THIS YEAR’S BAFTA
“The Amazing World of Gumball” is going to this year’s BAFTA Kids Awards! The series has received two nominations: One for Animation and one for Writing! Congratulations to the whole crew!
PETZI IN XIAMEN
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!
PETZI WINS A TRICKSTER
At this year’s Trickfilm Festival in Stuttgart our new tv series ‘Rasmus Klump’ (Petzi), was awarded with a Trickster award for the best tv series.
Director Michael Bohnenstingl and Producer Patrick Brennecke were there to accept the award on behalf of the studio.
We’re all quite happy! 🌠
GRUFFALO AND BEAST AT PRIX JEUNESSE
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!