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Category: Edition 2020

An animated short film for children about tolerance towards strangers. The proverbial “black sheep” will be bullied out of the herd but only the brave outsider can protect them from harm.

Original Title Die Geschichte vom schwarzen Schaf
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +6
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 5’ 30’’
Production Year 2020
Nationality Switzerland
Directed by Jesús Pérez, Gerd Gockell
Screenplay Gerd Gockell
Director of photography Gerd Gockell
Compositing Gerd Gockell
Animation Jesús Pérez, Kevin Duong, Owley Samter, Ute Heuer
Sound Loic Kreyden, Thomas Gassmann
Music David Hohl
Visual Effects Gerd Gockell
Produced by Gerd Gockell


cf9900f722 headshotGerd Gockell

Gerd was born in 1960 in Darmstadt. After his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brunswick, he worked as a freelance animator for the "HR-Hessische Rundfunk" Frankfurt. In 1988 he moved to London and worked on several film projects. In 1990 he founded the ANIGRAF film production with Kirsten Winter in Hanover. Since 1992 he has been also a teacher (Academy of Fine Arts in Brunswick, Ngee Ann Polytechnics in Singapore, Academy of Fine Arts in Kassel) and in 2002-2011 he was Head of the Animation Department at the University of Applied Science and Arts Lucerne, in Switzerland. In 2009 he founded the "Gerd Gockell Filmproduktion”.

Jesús Pérez

Jesús was born in 1954 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In 1977 he produced his first animation film. He works as illustrator, graphic designer and drawer of comics. Since 2002 he is also a Professor for animation at HSLU (Hochschule Luzern, Design & Kunst).