Little Karl and the Elephants (2021)

Section: International Competition of Short Animations for Children

Director: Friedrich Kießling, Germany, 2021, 8 min.


Nine-year-old Karlchen is a street boy living in Dresden in 1915. World War One challenges the people and he needs to earn his own money.

Production Year2021
Runtime8 min.
Age limit-
LanguageNo dialogues
SubtitlesNo subtitles
Directed by Friedrich Kießling
Story Friedrich Kießling
Screenplay Friedrich Kießling
Director of Photography Friedrich Kießling
Music Gary Hirche
Edited by Jan Bexterman, Friedrich Kießling
Contact youngfilms GmbH & Co. KG
Friedrich Kießling In preparation for his studies he joined an internship in the animation school Fantasia Dresden e.V. and Balance Film GmbH, where he worked as compositor and colorist on two animated films. He studied at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in the Department of Animation. In summer 2017, he attended the six-week 3D animation masterclass LUMAA at the Lucerne School of Arts and Design in Switzerland. In 2018, he worked on a 3D animated TV series during his internship at Blue Spirit Production Studios in Angoulême, France.
This films is a part of the following program Spuffies and Other Animations.