Giant And The Seed



Impelled by its own curiosity, a little seed stumbles out of its paradise-like habitat and into the heart of danger and desperation. Only if it learns to shed its persona and discover what it truly needs, it might return home and uncover the nature of the gentle Giant that guards over it.

Film Festivals 2022

  • Filmschau Baden-Württemberg (GER) //Winner Best Animation Film

  • Sama International Film Festival (SE) //Nominée Best Animation Film

  • Zlín Film Festival - Czech Republic // International Premiere

  • Sottodiciotto Film Festival - Italy

  • Animateka Student Panorama - Slovenia

  • PAFestival Sao Paolo - Brazil

  • Aguilar Film Festival - Spain

  • Dokufest Prizren - Kosovo

  • SESIFF Seoul - South Korea

  • Sama Film Festival - Sweden

  • Ajayu International Animated Short Film Festival - Peru

  • Animasyros International Animation Film Festival - Greece

  • KINOdiseea Bukarest - Romania

  • Piccolo Festival Animazione - Italy

  • Stockholm Rex Animation Festival - Sweden

  • Montevideo Student Film Festival Fanacies - Uruguay

  • CineMapúa Short Film Festival - Philippines

  • Silent Film Festival - Croatia

  • Macau International Short Film Festival - China

  • Tbilisi International Short Film Festival TIAF - Georgia

Cast & Crew

director, art director, story, layout, texturing, light

Sara Shabani

3D lead animator

Jan Bexterman

2D fx animator

Mareike Waterkotte


Elias Engelhardt

technical director, rendering, CG support

Pascal Schober

character modeling, CG/ technical support

Vincent Maurer

character rigging

Justus Schmidt


Hannes Bieber

sound supervisor & mixing

Paul Powaljaew

sound designer

Jonathan Linnenberg


Jacob Sinsel

voice actor

Franz Warneck

graphic designer

Denisa Tanase


Rebecca Boyer (Violine 1)

Gretchen Wallbrunn (Violine 2)

Götz Engelhardt (Viola)

Sergei Drabkin (Violoncello)