Film - Program 6 Filmfest 2016


Directed by Linus Stetter, Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel


Director: Linus Stetter, Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel
Section: Program 6
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Language: without Dialogue
Version: Original version
18+ (no age rating)

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A child at a fire. An archaic scene, like a descendant of Kubrick's Star Child in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Then all the kindling is gone, the child plays outside in the snow, rolls down the hill and gets up at the bottom, a grown man. A twig or branch isn't enough anymore, not even a tree, but a whole forest, tree by tree. His work seems never-ending. An alternately allegoric and mystical miniature of the circle of life, of destruction and rebirth, and the power of nature.

  • Duration: 9 Min.

  • Film School: FABW, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg

Meet the director


Linus Stetter, Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel

Iring Freytag (1st photo) was born in Cologne in 1981. After high school, he interned as a photographer, in multimedia and computer graphics. He became a staff CG Artist at The Light Works in 2005, enrolling at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in the Animation dept. 2010, where he served as VFX Artist and Animator on many student projects. He directed 3D animated shorts RADIO ACTIVE, MR. K AND THE E, and the official ITFS Trailer 2014 PLOT-O-MAT. He graduated in 2016 with the short film CHILD, and has been freelancing as 3D All-Rounder and Animator ever since.

Linus Stetter (2nd photo) was born in Stuttgart in 1984. He graduated as a Graphic Designer in 2004, and studied animation at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2009-2015, working as a freelancer for various national and international firms as Animator, Director and Designer.

Viktor Stickel (3rd photo) (*April 20. 1982 in Georgiewka/Kasachstan) is a Director and Animator. After his studies in Media Design at DHBW Ravensburg, he focused on moving pictures and graduated in Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2015.



Screenplay: Linus Stetter, Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel
Director of Photography: Adrian Langenbach
Film Editor: Robert Stuprich
Composer: Friederike Bernhardt
Sound: Marc Fragstein, Marvin Keil
Producer: Paul Maresch, Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel