17 Souls

Germany / 2022 / Animation / 02:39 min

January 17th, 1949 The "Star Eagle" an Avro Tudor plane glides smoothly over the Atlantic Ocean to its destination airport in Bermuda. Suddenly without any warning the plane finds itself in a raging thunderstorm. Rain patters the outer hull of the British machine, lightning is reflected by the reflective metal hull of the flying object and suddenly a huge flame bursts from one of the engines. The plane threatens to crash. There is no trace of the crew.
Friday 01. July 17:00
Barrier-free Films Block 1

Film maker
Chris Kühn, Nicolas Schwarz, Christian Geßner

Chris was born in Fuerth (Franconia). He studied Media Engineering and Film and Animation at Nuremberg Institute of Technology. While his studies Chris directed several animation short films. His short LA BOUTIQUE (2018) was selected by German Films and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. After his bachelor film RAMEN DOJO (2022), which was funded by FFF Bayern, he started studying visual effects at HFF Munich. Nicolas Schwarz grew up in the Munich district. During his school years, he was able to realize a wide variety of film projects, for which he received the student award for special achievements in the artistic field in 2017. After graduating from high school, he studied "VFX & Animation" at the Bavarian Academy of Television and Digital Media and completed his diploma in 2018.After a six-month internship at the production company "Einstellungssache" in post-production and as a camera assistant, he worked there in post-production. Since October 2020 he studies VFX at HFF Munich. Christian Geßner, a native of Bavaria, first came into contact with animated film through a seminar at his school. After finishing the film "Brüderchen und Schwesterchen", which was nominated for several student film awards, he started a 6-month internship at a VFX company, where he worked on the feature film "Tschiller:Off Duty". Afterwards he completed his bachelor's degree in media informatics at the LMU-Munich, worked as a freelance 3D artist and studies VFX at HFF Munich.