Saka sy Vorona – Katze und Vogel

Animation, short film, script, director: Franka Sachse

A white bird living in a black world encounters a black cat living in a white world. The moment they meet, their backgrounds literally collide. An animated short film for the whole family.

Sneak peek into the production: Franka Sachse’s Instagram

Script/Screenplay: Franka Sachse

Director: Franka Sachse

Animation: Franka Sachse, Aline Helmcke

Music/score: Andreas Kuch

Sound Design: Christian Schunke

Re-recording: Florian Marquardt

Production: Uli Seis, Ulrich Seis Mediengestaltung

Funded by: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.

Mitmalfilm (Colour in Film)

About the project

  • Format: colouring book that turns into a film, app, animation series (10 x 1.5 min)
  • Animation technique: Traditionally 2D animated characters combined with backgrounds painted by the users
  • Director: Uli Seis
  • Script: Alice von Gwinner
  • Target audience: 4-7
  • Funded by: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Thüringer Staatskanzlei, Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und Neue Medien

Konzeptskizze Colour-in-filmEverybody knows colouring books. What if you could colour in a film? See your painted picture come to life as a background in animated stories full of fun and art-loving creatures.Format_Illustration_Mitmalfilm

Format – colouring book, mobile app

  • Draw pictures on real paper
  • App scans the pictures
  • App creates a movie, integrates the pictures as backgrounds into a professional animation film.

In animation terms: The whole character animation is already prepared. Children complete their very own version of the film by painting the backgrounds. They are guided by simple layouts in order to assure that animation and backgrounds match in compositing.

Content – animation series tailor-made for the new format

Paint, draw, color in: Characters as well as users cross the borders between reality and fantasy, between paper and film.

film still from first episode

film still from first episode “Landscape painter Bah Bizon”


Colour in Film is a new format/platform that will be opened for other peoples’ animated content as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Try it!


animated short, digital cut-out, D, IL, 2017, 15 min, together with Daniella Koffler (Trailer)


Netta is a young Israeli woman who would like to move abroad – to Germany of all places. Netta’s father, the son of Holocaust survivors, is horrified by her decision.
Torn between haunting memories and shadows of the past, caught between collective memories that have been imprinted on them both for years, Netta and her Dad, the representatives of two different generations, will have to face their demons in Berlin and in Israel, and challenge their identities in order to save their once close relationship.


  • Director, Producer, Writer, Art Director, Compositing Artist: Daniella Koffler
  • Director, Producer, Storyboard, Layout, Animation: Uli Seis
  • Composer, Sound Designer: Eitan Shefer
  • Animator: Paul Bender
  • Line Producer: Karsten Matern
  • Voice Actor “Dad”: Micah Lewensohn
  • Voice Actor “Seller”: Philipp Oehme
  • Voice Actor “Martin”: Matthias Wagner
  • Voice Actor “Netta”: Shirly Lev
  • Casting Director Germany: Sharon Ryba-Kahn
  • Casting Director Israel: Nili Koffler
  • Musical Supervision Dresdner Sinfoniker: Markus Rindt
  • Cello, Viola, Contrabass: Dietrich Zöllner
  • Guitar: Kalle Kalima
  • Violin: Andreas Winkler
  • Sound Engineer: Martin Fischer
  • Sound Engineer: Neal Gibbs

Supported by

  • Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
  • Gesher Multicultural Film Fund
  • Pais
  • Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
  • Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien
  • DEFA Stiftung
  • The crowd – the production of our trailer was crowdfunded via
  • Nisi Masa, European Short Pitch 2015
  • European Cultural Foundation
  • Euro Connection
  • AG Kurzfilm
  • Germanfilms

Distribution, Sales Agency

interfilm Berlin
Straßburger Str. 55
10405 Berlin

Cord Dueppe (Sales)
Tel: +49 (0)30 25 94 29 03

Festivals, Screenings

  • 29th FILMFEST DRESDEN – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FEST (Official Selection “Regional Focus”, Dresden, Germany)
  • 25th ANIMAMUNDI (Official Selection, São Paulo, Brazil)
  • 10th ANIMASYROS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL + AGORA (Official Selection, Syros, Cyclades, Greece)
  • 33rd HAIFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Israel)
  • 2nd ANINATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jerusalem, Israel)
  • 2nd AJAYU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Peru)
  • 33rd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN 2017 (Official Selection, “Berlin Beats”, Germany)
  • Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (Official Selection, New Dehli, India)

Film website

I love my carL


Writer, director: Alina Cyranek, animated short, traditional animation, 6 min


  • Writer, director: Alina Cyranek
  • Production: Uli Seis
  • Character Design, Animation: Uwe Fährmann
  • Set Design, Backgrounds: Alice von Gwinner
  • Music: Andreas Braband
  • Animation: Dirk Reddig

Supported by:

  • MDM – Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
  • Freistaat Thüringen
  • DIAF – Deutsches Institut für Animationsfilm

Film website

Coiffeurs’ Combat

Animated short, traditional animation, 3 min, 2011


Bob’s little barbershop is not going well. His neighbour, high-tech-hairdresser “Magic Marcel” gets all the customers.
The two hairdressers are rivals not only in business: They both have a crush on the same woman.
Marcel plays dirty tricks on Bob to ruin his business and his love. Bob has to fight back by means of a true coiffeur. Continue reading

Beloved Sun (german: Liebe Sonne)

Animated short, 3D computer animation, 4 min 46 sec, D 2010

Script, design, animation, directors: Franka Sachse, Uli Seis


A firefly falls in love with the most shiny thing he knows, the sun.
Fireflies are so romantic, aren’t they? And if it is the last thing they do…

Festivals, screenings, awards

  • 8. Int. Ulrich-Schiegg-Filmpreis 2010, D (Ulrich-Schiegg-film price in silver category animation)
  • Animabasauri International Animated Film Festival 2011 (Karratu Short Film Selection)
  • Filmthuer Landesfilmfestival Thüringen Jena 2011 (thirt prize)
  • Bundesfilmfestival FantEx Waiblingen 2011 (silver medal)
  • Neiße Film Festival 2011
  • backup festival Weimar, bauhaus.films, 2011
  • Int. Low & No Budget Videofilmfestival Stuttgart 2011
  • 17. San Gió Video Festival Verona
  • 27. Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Animazione e del Fumetto, Cartoon Club, Rimini
  • MS Beat Festival Chemnitz 2011
  • 1. Kieler Fördedampfer Filmfestival
  • 5. Kurzfimfestival Oberschöneweide, Berlin
  • Festival des gescheiterten Films
  • International Uranium Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro
  • Film Leben Festival Ilmenau 2012
  • OderKurz-Filmspektakel 2012, night programme
  • broadcasted on TV Brasil in the programme Animania
  • Flimmergarten, Leipzig – Ein Filmfestival zur Nachhaltigkeit
  • 48, 40 Frames – Kurzfilme an der Vöckla, Vöcklabruck, Österreich
  • Animahenasyon – Philippine Animation Festival (Bauhaus film programme)
  • Bauhaus film programme in the exhibition Jeune Création, Galerie Jeune Création, Paris

“Beloved Sun” has its own blog.