Migrating Birds

Germany / 2021 / Drama / 08:55 min

In a bustling and gray evening in Düsseldorf, a young man seeks solace from the chaos of the city in the "Fortuna newsstand." While sipping coffee to fend off exhaustion, he succumbs to sleepiness. As he drifts into a daydream, flocks of birds accompany him, offering an escape from his isolation and confinement. For a fleeting moment, he envisions an old friend, momentarily breaking free from his entrapment. However, the urban cacophony and clamor slowly infiltrate his reverie, pulling him back to the reality of the newsstand. "Migrating Birds" is an animated film created using hand-painted frames, each meticulously crafted with oil paint. The style and traces of the analog production process remain visible, adding a distinctive charm to the film's aesthetic.
Friday, 25.08. 19:00
Block 10

Film maker
Felix Reinecker

Felix Reinecker, born in 1985 in Münster, Germany, is a talented artist whose creative journey has taken him through various prestigious institutions. From 2005 to 2015, he pursued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, where he had the opportunity to learn from renowned artists such as Jörg Immendorff, Markus Lüpertz, and Andreas Schulze. His dedication and talent were recognized when he graduated with distinction in 2015. Continuing his artistic pursuits, Felix embarked on postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne from 2015 to 2019, specializing in animation. During this time, he honed his skills and expanded his artistic vision. In 2019, he successfully completed his postgraduate studies, earning a diploma that further solidified his expertise in the field. Felix's artistic prowess and potential were acknowledged when he was awarded the Wim Wenders scholarship in 2020. This recognition highlights his exceptional talent and dedication to his craft. Furthermore, his work has been featured in the AG-Kurzfilm-catalogue "GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2021," showcasing his contribution to the vibrant landscape of German short filmmaking. Through his educational journey and participation in notable events and publications, Felix Reinecker has demonstrated his commitment to artistic excellence and his ability to captivate audiences with his unique perspective. His contributions to the world of art and animation are a testament to his talent and passion.