Fritzi - A Revolutionary Tale

2D animation feature film
2019/ 86min
Direction: Ralf Kukula, Matthias Bruhn

September 1989 in the GDR. With the change of the general mood in the country, the life of 12-year-old FRITZI changes as well. Her best friend Sophie has fled with her mother through Hungary to West Germany and the only thing Fritzi has left is Sophie's little dog Sputnik. But Fritzi misses Sophie just as much as her little four-legged friend does. Therefore, she decides to bring Sputnik to Sophie. But there is only one way to get there: over the strictly guarded border. A very dangerous adventure for a 12-year-old girl and a small dog ...

A production of Balance Film, TrickStudio Lutterbeck, MAUR film, ARTÉMIS PRODUCTIONS, and DOGHOUSE FILMS with MDR, KIKA, NDR, WDR and ARTE.
Funded by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Film & Media Foundation NRW, MFG Film Funding, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, FFA, German Film Fund, Film Fund Luxembourg, Belgian Tax Shelter, Wallimage, State Fund Cinematography Czech Republic and Eurimages. International Screening is managed by Global Screen and national distributor is Weltkino.

Festivals
2019: FIFF Namur, Belgium; Festival de Cinéma allemand Paris, France; Anim´est Bucharest, Rumania; Schlingel Filmfestival Chemnitz; CinEast Luxembourg; Cinekid Amsterdam, Netherlands; SEMINCI Valladolid, Spain; Kinolino Filmfestival Dresden; FILEM´ON Brussles, Belgium; CICFF Chicago, Canada; KINEKO Tokyo, Japan; Milano PGF, Italy; 12. Junior Fest Pilsen, Czech Republic; ANILOGUE Animation Festival Budapest, Hungary
2020:
New York International Children´s Film Festival, USA

Awards
FBW (German Film and Media Review) Seal predicate: "particularly valuable", 2019
"Goldener Hecht" Cathegory Hero Kinolino Filmfestival Dresden 2019
FILEM´ON Animation Award Brussels 2019
Best Animation Award 8-12 years 12. Junior Fest Pilsen 2019

Nominated for Best Animation Feature Film Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020
Pre-Selection for German Film Award