Film - Program 2 Filmfest 2022


Directed by Jonatan Schwenk


Director: Jonatan Schwenk
Section: Program 2
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
Language: Without Dialogue
Version: Original Version

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Glowing creatures crawl ashore from a dark swamp in the middle of a forest that’s no less dark in order to have fun on land. But the fun doesn’t last long, as hungry bipeds make short work of the little amphibians. The consumption of axolotls is, however, not without consequences in ZOON, which celebrated its world premiere at the renowned Sundance Film Festival.

  • Duration: 4 min.

Meet the director


Jonatan Schwenk

Jonatan Schwenk, born in 1987, is a filmmaker, animator, sound designer and storyboard artist who currently lives in Berlin. A graduate of the University of Art and Design in Offenbach and a former visiting scholar of the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Schwenk focuses on combining various animation techniques into hybrid forms. His animated short SOG (2017) received nearly 40 awards and mentions (including the Annecy Cristal for a graduation film) and was screened around the world at such renowned film festivals as SXSW, the Palm Springs ShortFest and FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH. Schwenk’s work as an animator and sound designer has twice been selected for the Berlinale. He also did the sound design on COPS AND ROBBERS by Florian Maubach, which received the German Short Film Award in 2018.


Screenplay: Merlin Flügel, Jonatan Schwenk
Director of Photography: Ferdinand Kowalke
Composer: David Kamp
Sound: David Kamp
Animation: Marta Magnuska, Jonatan Schwenk
Producer: Jonatan Schwenk
Production Company: HfG Offenbach