GIFFONI50PLUS - 21.31 JULY 2021



Category: Edition 2021

For the very first time, Conni goes on a big trip without her family! Of course her best friends Anna and Simon are joining, but unfortunately she is not allowed to take Cat Mau with her. As they arrive at the hostel, an old mill close to a castle, Conni discovers that Mau has come as a sneak passenger. Secretly she cheers, although she knows that animals are forbidden in the castle and the hostess, Ms. Weingartner, is allergic to cats. Conni tries to hide Mau, but the cheeky cat cares little. He explores the surroundings curiously and does a lot of nonsense. Ms. Weingartner identifies her son's pet, the sweet raccoon Oskar, as the cause of her allergy and wants to take him to the zoo. And then things disappear from the hostel in a strange way. Conni and her friends have to act quickly: Will the children be able to save raccoon Oskar, tame Mau and also find the thief?

Original Title Meine Freundin Conni - Geheimnis um Kater Mau
Category Out of competition
Section Elements +3
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 79'
Production Year 2020
Nationality Germany
Directed by Ansgar Niebuhr
Screenplay Nana Andrea Meyer, Jens Urban
Based on "Conni-books" by Liane Schneider
Storyboard Rodrigo Santana
Animation Thomas Voss, Tom Köhler
Sound Ciarán Ó Tuairisc
Music Rori Coleman
Art Director Harald Schröder
Original Voices Mia Ciscon
Séafra O’Rourke
Siobhán Ní Thuairisg
Zac Ciscon
Amy DeBhrún
Adam Diggle
Noella Brennan
Produced by Henning Windelband
Production YoungFilms GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

CONNI Director Ansgar NiebuhrAnsgar Niebuhr

Ansgar Niebuhr is a German animation director with more than 20 years of professional experience, mainly in the field of cinema productions. He started in Hamburg as a classical cartoonist. Here he drew for example for movies like WERNER – EAT MY DUST!!! (1996), PIPPI LONGSTOCKING (1997) and FELIDAE (1993). International productions followed, e.g. in London for THE PEBBLE AND THE PENGUIN (1995) and commissions as storyboard artist for feature films and series.
Finally, Ansgar Niebuhr established himself as a director. In addition to series and commercials, he directed the popular cinema productions PRINCESS LILLIFEE (2009) and PRINCESS LILLIFEE AND THE LITTLE UNICORN (2011).

festival contact
YoungFilms GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)