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As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around her to have faces. She doesn’t even recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It was art, after all, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.

Valentin Riedl is a physician and neuroscientist. In videos of brain scans, he searches for patterns of neuron activity. His first short film BURNED SOIL (2012) won the LA Movie AWard for Best International Film and Best Editing. His other short films include TWELFTH NIGHT (2014) and CARLOTTA'S FACE (2018). He is currently developing his first feature-length documentary in which Carlotta's intimate story will merge with a sphere of brain science.

Frédéric Schuld studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and founded the studio Fabian&Fred with Fabian Driehorst. He works as a director and animator of short films and documentaries. His films as a director include THE NEW CHIMNEY (2018) and CARLOTTA'S FACE (2018).
Genre Animation, Art, Children & Youth, Drama
Category Short, Documentary
Year of Production 2018
Directors Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Screenplay Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Animation Frédéric Schuld
Producer Fabian Driehorst
Co-Producer Valentin Riedl
Production Company Fabian&Fred, in co-production with Filmstahl
Length 5 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals San Francisco 2018, Cleveland 2018, Hot Docs 2018, Oberhausen 2018, Hamburg 2018, Ottawa Int. Animation Festival 2018, Vancouver 2018, Drama 2018, Warsaw 2018, Edmonton 2018, Winterthur 2018, Tehran Int. Short FF 2018, DOK Leipzig 2018, Animateka Ljubljana 2018, Chicago Int. Children's FF 2018, Bogoshorts 2018, Miami 2019, Guadalajara 2019, Atlanta 2019, Aubagne 2019, Huesca 2019, Molodist Kyiv 2019
Awards Short Tiger 2018, Programmer's Choice Award Best International Short Documentary Edmonton 2018, mephisto 97.6-Audience Award for the Best Animated Film DOK Leipzig 2018
With backing from BKM
German Distributor KurzFilmAgentur/Hamburg

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