Juli 2017 --- The Protoplanets are happy to be part of the "Smile for a While« charity coloring book and exhibition to support the St. Christopher's Hospice in SE London and the LOROS Hospice in Leicester. The book and exhibition, that features 35 artists, is the brainchild of the lovely Sarah Klan and we hope you will support this project to raise some money for the hospices so they can continue to help people during the most difficult times. You could also visit the exhibition at The Peckham Pelican 3-23 July if you are in the London area or please share the event with your London friends: klanimation.com/smile-for-a-while.
June 2017 --- Two Protoplanets had the honour to present our newest production „Trial & Error“ in the Grand Competition as well as in the Children´s Competition at the Animafest Zagreb 2017. If you like to know more about it, you canread it here.
May 2017 --- Whooohooo! "Trial & Error" has won the backup.award, the main prize of the 19th edition of this years´ backup_festival Weimar! "Within only five minutes the film handles to tell a wonderfully beautiful story", so the statement of the jury.
May 2017 --- After having presented "Pawo" in Wrocław (Poland) back in 2015, we are stoked that WRO Media Art Biennale asked us to curate their Sunday Matinee screening for children this year! Alexander will be there and, together with our very own "Trial & Error", present seven handpicked short animations going by the theme "Solving Problems can be fun".
February 2017 --- Protoplanet Studio was honored to create some cool stickers for the The Eggplant Collective Stickermag. The Eggplant Collective was born in Berlin in an explosion of creativity that was the first Pictoplasma Academy. A group of illustrators, animators, sculpture artists, doodlers and doers all brought together by their mutual love for character design. Since the Academy, The Eggplant Collective has participated in the Pictoplasma 10th Anniversary Festival in Berlin with the Academy All Stars show, hijacked the 2015 Pictoplasma Festival for their first self-initiated group show and participated in the 2015/16 ‘Memory’ exhibition in Bern (CH).
January 2017 --- Wow, we´re blushing over here! – Not only do the people of the New York Int'l Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) like to have PAWO in their trailer, but the NYICFF design team also felt that PAWO "was the strongest design by far to represent the 20th anniversary of the festival", and came up with this tote bag design. Aaaaaand – that´s not all. Some of the PAWO characters also made it onto the festival t-shirt! 2017! We´re excited already how it will look in reality. Is this cool or what?
November 2016 --- In Seoul the "AISFF ROCK AWARD« went to »Trial & Error« at the renowned 14th Asiana Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea. We are very pleased to hear that our newest animated short film, TRIAL & ERROR, has been selected as the AISFF Rock Award winner of the international competition section. "It is the prize given to the film with most outstanding style and perspective."
November 2016 --- »Trial & Error« has received the »Special Jury Award« at the 8th ReAnimania Int´l Animation Film & Comic Art Festival of Yerevan | Armenia
November 2016 --- At the 6th International Animation Film Festival Gdansk in Poland, »Trial & Error« has been awarded as »Best Animation Short«
November 2016 --- »PAWO« has received a »Special Mention for Best 2D animated short film« at the 1st International Animated Short Film Festival AJAYU | Peru
November 2016 --- Yippie! In Sweden "Trial & Error" has won the iFestival Award at the 27th edition Stockholm International Film Festival.
"In the 5-minute film, that debuted at Dresden’s film festival, delightfully funny elements and tender side notes blend into a heartfelt storyline. Adding to the finely drawn characters and quirky wit of the story is the delightfully quirky British accent of narrator Alexis Krüger"
October 2016 --- We conducted an Animation Workshop for 12 kids ages 8-12 at dfb e.V. Bergen/Island of Rügen, which was really fun and also exhausting, but worth the effort ;) The kids learned a lot about the history of animation, storytelling and became familiar with different techniques and principles. They created a few Stop Motion shorts by themselves using Whiteboard-, Cut Out and Clay-Animation techniques. At the end we all did a funny Pixilation film.
October 2016 --- "Trial & Error“ has received the 1st Prize at the AKUT Amberger Shortfilm Competition
October 2016 --- Trial & Error has been honored to receive the Award for Best Animation at 67th Montecatini Int´l Film Festival, one of the oldest and most respected festivals in Europe | Italy
October 2016 --- Trial & Error has been awarded as BEST ANIMATED SHORT at the 13th BendFilm Festival 2016 | USA
September 2016 --- PAWO has won the Audience Favorite Award at 10th Sunnyside Short Film Festival NY | USA
September 2016 --- Trial & Error has received the 3rd jury award at 13th Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele | Germany
September 2016 --- Trial & Error has won the 2nd Best Short Film Award of the 12th ShortFilmFestival Diessen am Ammersee | Germany
September 2016 --- Trial & Error has won the "Best Animation Award" at the 5th International Tour Film Festival | Italy
August 2016 --- Trial & Error has been awarded as "Best Animation Winner" in August 2016 at the "Short to the point" Int'l Film Festival | Romania
August 2016 --- PAWO has been honored as »Festival Director´s Pick« at the Best of the Fest session of Little Big Shots – Australia´s Int´l Film Festival for Kids | Australia
July 2016 --- Trial & Error has won the 1st Audience Award at the 23rd edition of Open Eyes Film Fest Marburg | Germany
June 2016 --- Trial & Error has been awarded as Best Short Film / Children's Jury Award at Festiwal Kinolub 2016 in Poland
May 2016 --- "Trial & Error" has won the "Best Children´s Film Award" at 16th Cine a la Calle Short Film Festival 2016 in Colombia
April 2016 --- "Trial & Error" has received the "Platinum Remi Award" for Animation at 49th WorldFest Houston Int´l Film and Video Festival
April 2016 --- Trial & Error was rated as "Highly Recommended" by FBW (German federal authority for evaluating and rating film)
March 2016 --- We were kindly invited to join this year's Mecal Film Festival to watch PAWO together with kids from Barcelona Spain.
February 2016 --- PAWO has won the Award for the Best Animated Short Film at the 18th Annual BAMkids Film Festival Brooklyn NY
January 2016 --- PAWO has won the Children´s Award at the 17th Bayreuther Short Film Festival "kontrast" 2016 Germany.