DEATH VAN (animated space-rock adventure)


The space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted by a menacing and mischievous entity.

Directed by Michael Enzbrunner

Project assistance: Helge Henning (www.weizenkeim.org)

Script consultant: Adam Gurfinkel

Sound: Kevin Swartz

This project was generously supported and funded by the Toronto Animated Image Society (www.tais.ca), The Petman Foundation and the Toronto Arts Council.

Distribution: Autour de Minuit (www.autourdeminuit.com)


Coney Island Film Festival, Coney Island 2018: Best Animation

Open World Animation Festival, Allentown 2018: Voyager Award (Best in show)

Cardiff Mini Film Festival 2019: Best International Animation

MIFF, Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival - Melbourne/USA 2018: Best Animation

Midwest Action Fest 2019: Most Original Film Award

Midwest Weird Fest 2019: Best Animation

Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Bucharest 2018: Best Animation

TAIS Animation Showcase, Toronto 2017: Audience Choice Award

Simply Shorts: Animation Salvation, Brisbane 2018: Audience Choice Award

London X4, Seasonal Short Film Festival 2018: Winner Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short & Best Film Originality

First Hermetic International Film Festival 2019: Best Music Video

Special Programmes:

OIAF - Ottawa International Animation Festival 2018 'Canadian Panorama'

ITFS Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2018 'Best Animated Music Videos'

Anifilm 2018 'Midnight Animation'

Ars Electronica Animation Festival 2018 'Best of Computer Animation'

Roanne Animation Film Festival 2019 'Midnight Specials'

Filmfest Dresden - Seriously! WTF? 2019

Siggraph Traveling Show at GTC 2019

Vimeo Staff Pick, January 2018

Official Selection:

Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2018

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) 2018

SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater 2018

BFI London Film Festival 2018

VIS - Vienna Shorts Festival 2018

Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation 2018

OFF - ODENSE International Film Festival 2018

FAB Festival of Animation 2018

VOID - International Animation Film Festival 2018

Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival 2018

International Animation Film Festival 2017

TIAF - Taichung International Animation Festival 2018

3D Wire Market 2018

Golden Kuker 2018

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2018

Florida Animation Festival 2018: Finalist

Anim'est - International Animation Film Festival 2018

Longue vue sur le court 2018

Supertoon International Animation Festival 2018

Insomnia International Animation Film Festival 2018

Supernova Digital Animation Festival 2018

Montreal International Animation Film Festival, ANIMAZE 2018

STIFF - Cartoons and Bloody Marys Festival of Animation 2018

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2018

Ouchy Film Awards 2018

Third Eye Film Festival 2018

Boston Underground Film Festival 2018

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2018

Transilvania Shorts (International Short Film Festival) 2018

Sopot Film Festival 2018

Tripoteca - Psychedelic Film and Art Festival 2018

Reading and Leeds Festivals 2018

Lund Fantastisk Film Festival 2018

ReAnima Festival 2018

Black Sea Film Festival 2018

Toronto New Wave 2018

Hell De Janeiro (Int. Horror and Terror FIlm Festival) 2018

Chaniartoon 2018

Tucson Film & Music Festival 2018

South Texas Underground Film Festival 2018

AnimaSyros 2018

Weird Film Fest 2018

AFME Albuquerque Film & Music Experience 2018 (1st runner up, Best Animation)

Brighton Rocks Film Festival 2018: Finalist

International Music Video Underground 2018: Finalist

Manchester Animation Festival 2018

KUKI Int. Short Film Festival or Children & Youth Berlin 2018

Spark Animaton 2018

St Cloud Film Festival 2018

FKM Fantastic Film Festival of A Coruña 2018

Milwaukee Film Festival 2018

Planet 9 Film Fest 2018

PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival) 2018

Shiver International Film Festival 2018

Cucalorus Film Festival 2018

Multivision Festival 2018

The Animattikon Project 2018

Render: The Vancouver International Music Video Festival 2018

London International Animation Festival 2018

Bucharest Film Awards 2018

East Van Showcase: The Haunted Saloon 2018

CutOut Fest 2018

Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2018

Animation Chico 2018

Anilogue International Animation Festival 2018

Panama Animation Fest 2018

Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival 2018

Mediterranean Film Festival 2018

Anima Brussels 2019

Dumbo Film Festival 2018

Melbourne Short Film Festival 2019

Animation Marathon 2018

Eurocinema Film Festival 2019

SHORT to the point 2019

Lost Sanity Film Fest 2019

Mecal Pro 2019

TAAFI 2019

Filmfest Dresden 2019

Weird Wednesday 2019

Athens Animfest 2019

La Truca 2019

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