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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

All Films

The Little Bird and the Caterpillar (Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe)

Ajyal Competition

Lena von Döhren / Short Narrative / Switzerland / 2017 / 4 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Animation, Children
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

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Synopsis

A little black bird tends to the leaves that grow at the end of its branch home, but one day a pesky caterpillar comes along and eats all the yummy buds! At first, the bird is upset and chases the caterpillar away, but sometimes a little understanding helps adversaries become friends who can look after one another. Elegant animation and a whimsical story teach us about the life cycle of a beautiful butterfly and the importance of friendship.

About the Directors

Lena von Döhren was born in Berlin. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Audio-Visual Communication from the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam, and a Master of Design from HSLU in Lucerne. Her filmography includes ‘The Little Bird and the Squirrel’ (2014) and ‘The Little Bird and the Leaf’ (2012).

Credits

Director
Lena von Döhren
Screenwriter
Lena von Döhren
Producer
Gerd Gockell, Ted Sieger, Jochen Ehmann
Editor
Fee Liechti
Co-Producer
Gabriela Bloch Steinmann
Cinematographer
Lena von Döhren
Production Company
Schattenkabinett Gmbh
Sound
Christof Steinmann
Other
Animation: Lena von Döhren, Nils Hedinger
Assistant Director
Raphael Beck

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