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META Animationsfilm

Everything in META initially develops from a circle or a sphere that marks the origin. A dog walks into the picture, curiously explores the sphere – and eats it. This triggers a series of metamorphoses: from initially amorphous, chaotically successive beings, more concrete, increasingly animal-like and ultimately human-like figures emerge.
 
The situations in which they find themselves in, change with them in sync with their transformation – and at the same time describe an emotional journey. The ease of changing forms and visual play merge into moments of heaviness and (self-) doubt before everything ends again on a lighter note.
 
Complementary to the images of the metamorphosis, a voiceover text reflects topics such as creation, becoming and passing away, emptiness, separation and becoming one.

META – Trailer

2022 | 3:36 min | 4K | 1.85:1 | Stereo/Dolby 5.1 | FSK: 0 | 2D Drawn Animation

Crew

Direction: Antje Heyn
Animation: Alexander Isert
Artwork & Clean Up: Johanna Hochholzer
Words: Ven. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Dr. Barry Kerzin
Music: Peer Kleinschmidt
Sound & Mix: Danco Lewin, Moritz Busch

Official selections in competition

25th New York International Children´s Film Festival NYICFF 2022 | United States
34th Filmfest Dresden International Film Festival 2022 | Germany
14th Milwaukee Film Festival 2022 | United States
50th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2022 | Croatia
22nd Landshuter Film Festival 2022 | Germany
62nd Zlín Film Festival – International FF for Children and Youth 2022 | Czech Republic
4th Abidjan Animation Film Festival FFAA 2022 | Africa
22nd Animatricks International Animation Festival 2022 | Helsinki / Finland
24th Mo & Friese Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg 2022 | Germany
25th Brooklyn Film Festival 2022 | United States
30th Vila do Conde International Film Festival 2022 | Portugal
15th Filem’On International Film Festival 2022 | Brussels