ifs-film of the week: Spider Jazz

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday.

»Spider Jazz« (2017) from the 5th semester is an animated film by Mick Mahler (director, screenplay, camera, production, editing), Maria Hartig (editing) and Friederike Dörffler (music). The short film was shown at the Festival of German Film in Madrid and Paris, among others, as well as at several other national and international festivals.

A spider passionately practices classical music on her self-spun instrument. When one day a fly gets caught in it, the spider learns that making music is not about perfection, but about improvisation and the fun of playing together.

VFX & 3D Animation Artist Mick Mahler
Mick Mahler studied Digital Film Arts in his Bachelor’s degree at the ifs. In 2017 he received a scholarship from the »Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes«. For his animation series »Kira and Prokki« (TWENTY TWO Film GmbH) he received a grant from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW in 2019. In 2020 he participated in the Creator College NRW.

Editor & Sound Designer Maria Hartig
Maria Hartig also studied Editing Bild & Ton in the 7th year of the BA Film. Since graduating, she has worked as a freelance editor and, in the meantime, as a permanent assistant editor at Gruppe 5 Filmproduktion. Since October 2020 she has been working as an editor at TWENTY TWO Film GmbH.

Editor & Sound Designer Friederike Dörffler
Friederike Dörffler studied Editing Picture & Sound in the BA Film at the ifs and graduated in 2018. Since 2019 she works as a freelance editor for TV, web, cinema and art in Hamburg. She was responsible for editing single episodes of »SOKO Hamburg« or the joyn series »Check Check«.


Hier geht’s zum Film (Zeitraum der Veröffentlichung: 20.10. – 27.10.2020)


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