Short Tiger 2021 - Die Gewinner

Zum elften Mal vergab die gemeinsame Kurzfilminitiative von FFA und German Films den SHORT TIGER an die besten Kurzfilme für das Kino. Die fünf SHORT TIGER-Gewinner*innen erhalten ein zweckgebundenes Preisgeld von jeweils 5.000 Euro für neue Projekte und einen Vertrag mit einem Kurzfilmverleih, der die Filme schnell und unkompliziert ins Kino bringt. Erstmalig feierten die Filme ihre internationale Premiere mit den Filmen des NEXT GENERATION Programms im Rahmen des 33. Filmfest Dresden im Juli 2021.

Aus meinem Leben

Animated Documentary ⸱ 4 min ⸱ 2021 ⸱ Deutsch mit englischen Untertiteln
REGIE & BUCH & PRODUZENT Daood Alabdulaa
ANIMATION Bella Schöne, Daood Alabdulaa
PRODUKTION Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)
VOICE Daood Alabdulaa

DRAWING FROM MEMORY is an autobiographical film about my childhood in Syria, the war and my escape from it. My childhood was happy but unusual: my mother raised me as a girl. When I became a teenager I was buoyed up by the energy of youth and a desire to change the world. Then the war broke out and I had to leave everything behind.

DAOOD ALABDULAA was born in 1994 in Syria. He studied Electrical Engineering and directed theater plays in Aleppo. After escaping to Germany in 2014 he continued his studies in Karlsruhe. Since 2020, he has been studying Directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). DRAWING FROM MEMORY (AUS MEINEM LEBEN, 2021) is his first short film.

Dieser Film heißt aus rechtlichen Gründen Breaking Bert

Animation ⸱ 5 min ⸱ 2020 ⸱ Deutsch mit englischen Untertiteln
MUSIK Franziska May
PRODUZENTIN Lorena Junghans
PRODUKTION Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
VOICE Anne Isensee

How far does a cartoon character’s self-determination go? An animated “lehrstück” in black and white.

ANNE ISENSEE studied Animation at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Paris. In 2020 she took up Master Studies in Computer Arts at the School of Visual Arts New York, for which she received a Fulbright scholarship. She was an intern at the animation studios Balance Film, Hahn Film and Talking Animals, where she worked on the animated documentary short TRACING ADDAI (2018, dir. Esther Niemeier), a finalist for the Student Academy Award 2018. She directs animated short films and music videos. Her films, including FFA Short Tiger winners MEGA TRICK (2017) and DUE TO LEGAL REASONS THIS FILM IS CALLED BREAKING BERT (2020), screened at many international film festivals.


Fiction ⸱ 5 min ⸱ 2020 ⸱ Deutsch mit englischen Untertiteln
REGIE & BUCH & PRODUZENT Jannis Alexander Kiefer
KAMERA Jannis Alexander Kiefer, Lara Roßwag
DARSTELLERINNEN Gisa Flake, Gregor Knop, Jürgen Heimüller, Gabriela Lindl

3 minutes before the online meeting: The welcoming joke is well thought out, the bottle is neatly tucked into the underwear and the internet connection is premium - what could possibly go wrong?

JANNIS ALEXANDER KIEFER studied Audiovisual Media in Berlin and completed several internships in Munich, Freiburg and Berlin. Since 2011, he also has been working as a DoP and as a 2nd assistant director. In 2016 he started studying Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. His first-year film COMMENTS (2017) was screened at more than 80 festivals worldwide and won several awards, such as the FFA Short Tiger. In 2019 his film EMPEROR (KAISER) premiered at the Hof Film Festival and won the Bild-Kunst Jury Award. For his film MEETING, Jannis Alexander Kiefer received the German Short Film Award 2020.


Fiction ⸱ 5 min ⸱ 2020 ⸱ Deutsch mit englischen Untertiteln
VOICES Charlotte Roche, Lova Pfeiffer

POSTPARTUM is about the chaotic phase in the life of a new mother. Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, this intense time has burned deep into the protagonist’s heart. This film is an honest and very personal insight into the world of an overwhelmed mother, who seriously thought that parental leave would become a sort of sabbatical.

HENRIETTE RIETZ is a Berlin based visual storyteller with an edgy, loud and straightforward style. As her alter ego Herzette, her core work is focused on illustration, gif-animation and art. In 2015 she published her first animation short film WHAT DID YOU DO? online, in which she reflects about the time after graduating from university. With her animated short film POSTPARTUM (WOCHENBETT, 2020) she is stepping into the short film scene and transformed officially into a filmmaker and director.