One of our first short films returns to TV. The story about the smallest woodcutter in town who wants to give his wife the biggest Christmas trees of them all, won the children’s film award “Goldener Spatz” in 2004. It has been a part of Kika’s December programming many times since. You can watch it as part of the children’s show “Siebenstein” this Sunday on TV as well as online (starting at 6:45 within the episode).
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A BIG TREE FOR CHRISTMAS
Just before Christmas one of our earliest films will be shown on TV. The film tells the story of Torvald, the smallest lumberjack in town, who wants to give his wife a present: the biggest Christmas tree of them all. The short film will be part of a Siebenstein episode on Sunday, 20th at 10:40 a.m. on KIKA.
At the end of the film, on Christmas eve, it’s just the two of them, Torvald and his wife Annicke, who can unwrap their presents under the Christmas tree. Maybe just like most of you who cannot celebrate with their loved ones this year. But hey! Now that you have more space than usual in your living room: was there ever a better chance to get an even bigger tree?
We hope you too will have happy holidays and a wonderful Christmas season.
CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST KNOCKING ON OUR DOORS
In the course of the last stressfull weeks before the Christmas holidays, the ZDF shows two of our short films as part of the children’s series ‘Siebenstein’. It starts with ‘The Princess, the Prince and the green-eyed Dragon’ on December 1st. Our first short film ‘Torvald and the fir tree’ will be shown on December 12th. Both episodes start at 6 am.
IT’S A SOI CHRISTMAS ON GERMAN TV
On Sunday as part of the children’s show Siebenstein our very first shortfilm “Torvald und der Tannenbaum” will be shown at 10:35 am on KiKa in HD.
In the morning of the 24th the ZDF will show our half-hour-special “Der Güffelo” at 10:10 am
followed at 10:40 by “Das Grüffelokind” which airs for the first time on German television.
Have a HAPPY CHRISTMAS everyone!
ERNST AND TORVALD ON TV!
Soi’s shorts “Ernst im Herbst” and “Torvald und der Tannebaum” will be shown in German TV. The broadcaster KIKA will show Ernst on October, 16th at 10 am. You’ll have the chance to watch Torvald one month later on November, 11th. Both short films are part of the preschool TV-show “Siebenstein”.
NOMINATED FOR THE PRIX JEUNESSE
We are delighted to announce that Soi’s “Torvald und der Tannenbaum” has been nominated for the prestigious Prix Jeunesse this year, competing for “best pre-school programme”.
On the morning of Dec 25th. 230.000 viewers watched “Torvald und der Tannenbaum” on German broadcaster ZDF. Thanks everyone, this is like Christmas to us.
SOI’S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ON ZDF
Soi’s Christmas-special “Torvald und der Tannenbaum” will be broadcast on Dec. 25th at 9:05a.m. on german broadcaster ZDF.
“TORVALD UND DER TANNENBAUM” AT THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL
Soi’s “Torvald und der Tannenbaum” will be screened at the 22nd Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival On Nov. 2nd / 09.45am.
SCREENINGS IN KILKENNY
The Feile Beochan Irish Animation Festival in Kilkenny (Sept. 1st through 4th 2005) will show both “Strasse der Spezialisten” and “Torvald und der Tannenbaum” this year.
“TORVALD UND DER TANNENBAUM” HAS WON A “GOLDENER SPATZ”
Hooray! “Torvald und der Tannenbaum” has won the “Goldener Spatz” as “best preschool programme”. Here’s http://www.goldenerspatz.de/filmfestival/2005/preistraeger/fachjury/torvald.htm what the jury says.
“TORVALD UND DER TANNENBAUM” SELECTED FOR “GOLDENER SPATZ”
We’re proud to hear that Soi’s “Torvald und der Tannenbaum”, a special for German Broadcaster ZDF has been selected for Germany’s ”GoldenerSpatz”. The “Goldener Spatz”, Germany’s most prestigious Children’s Film Festival takes place biannually in Gera and Erfurt. The screenings of “Torvald” will be on April, 25th at 9.00 am in Gera, and on May, 5th at 9.00am in Erfurt.
SOI AT THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL IN ANNECY
The results for the official selection of the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy have been announced. We are proud to see that “Annie and Boo” by Soi’s represented director Johannes Weiland will be shown in the students’ competition. Soi’s 2004 short “Strasse der Spezialisten” will be screened within the panorama and “Torvald und der Tannenbaum” by Michael Sieber and Jakob Schuh can be seen in the TV-special section.
TORVALD: PRODUCTION HAS STARTED
Studio Soi has started production on “TORVALD”, a 7min. Christmas-special about the smallest lumberjack in town, his wife, and the biggest Christmas tree on earth. Commissioned by German broadcaster ZDF, scripted by Marcus Sauermann, and co-directed by Michael Sieber and Jakob Schuh, the (classically animated) tale of love and height will be aired Christmas 2004.