Gruffalo and Beast at Prix Jeunesse

June 12th, 2014


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!

Cartoon d’Or 2011

September 29th, 2011

The “Little Boy and the Beast”, directed by Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschötter, has been awarded as Best European Animated Short in Sopot, Poland on September 15th. We feel very honored. Many, many thanks to the jury! To be in a group with Verena Fels’ “Mobile”, Damian Nenow’s “Paths of Hate”, André Bergs’ “Pivot”, David O’Reilly’s “The External World” and finally Jakob Schuh’s and Max Lang’s film “The Gruffalo” is really special.

“Beast” big in Korea & Thailand

September 2nd, 2011

Good news from Asia: In Korea our shortfilm “The litte Boy and the Beast” won 2011’s Grand Prix at SICAF in Seoul, in Thailand the film was recently awarded as “The Best Short Film suitable for older than 7 year old.” We’re very happy, thank you! (click on image to embiggen Uwe Heidschoetter’s lovely design.)

New York, New York.

March 30th, 2011

We’re delighted to hear that “The Little Boy and the Beast” has been awarded as Best Animated Short Film at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. The NYICFF states as its mission “to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3–18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids.” We’re very happy  to have been been a part of this. Thanks to the audience and the jury!

Also the film won the German Emil Award for outstanding TV programmes for children and got the special jury commendation at the Heart of Gold Gold Festival, Australia.

Upcoming events that will screen the film are:

Dresden Filmfestival (Germany, April, 12th to 16th)

Aspen Shortfest (USA, April, 10th to 15th)

Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival (Canada,  April, 5th to 17)

Citrus-Cel-Animation (USA, April, 8th to 10th)

Anirmau (Spain, April, 26th to 30th)

Studio Soi in de stad van Tintin en Spirou

March 7th, 2011

If you are in Brussels for Anima 2011 this week you have several opportunities to take a look at our work: Our shortfilm “The Little Boy and the Beast” will be screened on Wednesday, March, 9th at 5:30 pm in Studio 5 and a second time on Thursday, March, 10th at 9:30 pm in Studio 4. Also there is a special screening that shows only films by studio soi. The screening will include “The Gruffalo“, “Oli’s chance” and “Angel afoot” amongst others. The screening is scheduled on March 11th at 8:00 pm in Studio 4. Soi’s co-founder Torben Meier will be present and happy to answer any questions.

Hat trick for the Beast!!!

December 17th, 2010

We take our hat off to salute “The Little Boy and the Beast” for winning three times at festivals in November: The short was given the Audience Awards at Bradford as well as at the kuki 3rd International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth in Berlin, and it was awarded as Best Short Film at the Festival Internacional de Animación Expotoons in Argentinia. In December, the Beast was awarded as the Best Animation Film at the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg. Yippee!