film type experimental film, animated film, fiction Production Country Germany production year 2017 runtime 11'55 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby Surround
screening format Media File (ProRes, mp4, mov) aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Stereo

An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story UGLY THE CAT.

Official Trailer:

director Nikita Diakur Animation Bastian J. Schiffer, Gerhard Funk, Nicolas Trotignon, Nikita Diakur, Phil Maron Schnitt / Editing Nikita Diakur Bildgestaltung / DOP Nikita Diakur Produktion / Production Nikita Diakur Drehbuch / Script Nikita Diakur Besetzung / Cast Redbear Easterman Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Cédric Dekowski, Enrica Sciandrone, Felix Reifenberg Tongestaltung / Sound Design Bernd Thurig, David Kamp, Nicolas Martigne
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2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada (Grand Prize)
2017 Encounters International Short Film Festival, Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Grand Prix Animated Film)
2017 Fantoche - International Animation Film Festival, Baden, Switzerland (New Talent)
2017 Internationales Trickfilm-Wochenende Wiesbaden, Germany (Publikumspreis Bester Deutscher Animationsfilm)
2017 BRNO SIXTEEN - International ShortFilmFestival Brno, Czech Republic (Student Jury Prize)
2017 Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Films, Croatia (Special Mention)
2017 New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Sapporo, Japan (New Talent)
2017 Primanima, Budapest, Hungary (Best First Film)
2017 Kuandu International Animation Festival, Taipei, Taiwan (Special Mention)
2017 Nomination European Short Film Award 2017
  • Nikita Diakur
  • Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg
  • Axel Behrens
  • Bodenstedtstr. 16
  • 22765 Hamburg
  • +49 40 39106318
  • Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg
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Nikita Diakur

Nikita Diakur works as an independent director and producer in Germany. He is best known for his projects UGLY and FEST, which have received critical acclaim at film festivals around the world. His signature style is a dynamic computer simulation that embraces spontaneity, randomness and error.

2017 Ugly
2018 Fest