Colour in Film

Project in development

  • 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
  • Production: Ulrich Seis Mediengestaltung
  • Director: Uli Seis
  • Script: Alice von Gwinner
  • Target audience: 4-7
  • Funded by: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (development)

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 "Landscape painter Bah Bizon"

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.

To beta-version of web-app (password required)

Test colour in film


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

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Writer, director: Alina Cyranek, animated short, traditional animation, 5 min, in production


  • 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