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Berlin Recyclers

film type animated film Production Country Germany production year 2012 runtime 6'00 colour
screening format Media File (ProRes, mp4, mov) aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Stereo

Berlin - techno, cobblestones and a lot of graffiti. In the urban hide-outs of Berlin little creatures come to life. These are digitally composed with waste collected from the streets and typical local products. The clatter of the limbs of these creatures interacts with the soundscape of Berlin: techno-beats, the buzzing of a tattoo-machine, street organ music, demonstration-chants, hammering of cobblestones. An acoustic image of Berlin is portrayed.

director Nikki Schuster Animation Nikki Schuster Schnitt / Editing Nikki Schuster Bildgestaltung / DOP Nikki Schuster Produktion / Production Nikki Schuster Drehbuch / Script Nikki Schuster Tongestaltung / Sound Design Nikki Schuster
Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Germany
interfilm Berlin: Internationales Kurzfilmfestival, Germany
Leeds International Film Festival, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Animateka - International Animation Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz, Austria
Sancy Film Festival for Young People, Pleine La Bobine, France
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Athens Video Art Festival, Greece
Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia
Kyoto International Children's Film Festival, Japan
Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma, Canada
dokumentART Neubrandenburg, Germany
Animatou - International Animated Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
TOFUZI International Animated Film Festival, Batumi, Georgia
BALKANIMA European Animated Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
Gezici Festival on Wheels, Ankara, Turkey
Cartón - Festival Internacional de Cortos de Animación La Tribu, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Best Shortfilm Categorie Stop-Motion)
International Animated Film Festival TINDIRINDIS, Vilnius, Lithuania (Diploma)
  • Nikki Schuster
  • Franz-Mehring-Platz 1/746
  • 10243 Berlin
  • +49 177 4304855
  • sixpackfilm
  • Neubaugasse 45/13
  • 1070 Wien
  • Österreich
  • +43 1 52609900

Nikki Schuster

Lives and works as an animation film and sound artist in Berlin;
in 2001 she founded her animation label FIESFILM;
her films have been successfully presented at international film festivals and exhibitions and won awards;
beside her film productions, she is a motion-design artist and gives animation film workshops.

2000 Bedient
2001 Friday Bar
2002 Knochenballett
2005 Boom Boom Boogie
2005 Drowning
2005 Geisterstunde
2006 Holyman
2007 Robotant
2010 Microphobia
2011 Paris Recyclers
2011 Buenos Aires Recyclers
2012 Berlin Recyclers
2013 Parasit
2014 Taipei Recyclers
2015 MS Stubnitz
2015 absent
2016 Mexico Recyclers
2017 Urbanoculi
2018 animistica
2023 subotopic