Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Fresh from the playful mind of Berlin-based director/animator Merlin Flügel (who dropped this wonderfully strange short in 2021), comes the trailer for the 2023 edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film.
Director/animator: Merlin Flügel
“To me, this tension between chaos and order is what makes a festival tick, and I wanted to pick up on this feeling in my trailer. The animated short film in particular is so versatile that as a viewer of a short film program you have to engage with so many different ideas within such a short space of time.
“This is often an emotional rollercoaster ride. It can be overwhelming, sometimes thrilling, sometimes you are overcome by chaos. As for me, that’s what makes short films so transformative and exciting as an art form.”
Client: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
Merlin Flügel: “The marble run in the film is subject to certain rules and follows a certain track. But the real fun begins when unforeseen things happen – when balls derail and the track develops a life of its own.