MessageOfTheAnimals | © Rainer Ludwigs

Message of the Animals

  • Botschaft der Tiere (German title)
Short Film | 2016 | Animation, Experimental | Germany

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie08:57 Min.
Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material positiveHD
Sound formatStereo

    Brief synopsis

    By strong, epic and unique animated pictures the message of the animals is submitted in poetical and associative impressions and symbols. Mankind who tries to catch and own our world remains with empty hands. At the end, when all animals have gone, when darkness reigned, there’s only hope left. The viewer may find his own way to read this story, nearly as old as mankind.


    directorRainer Ludwigs
    directorElke H. Markopoulos
    composerAlexander Seemann
    freelance producerTetyana Chernyavska
    3d animation directorRainer Ludwigs

    Production companies

    Rainer Ludwigs Image-Building


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Rainer Ludwigs2017Smaragdni Eco Film Festival [hr]Best Short FilmWinner
    Rainer Ludwigs2017Christian Film Festival [us]Best AnimationWinner
    Rainer Ludwigs2017IFF Spirituality, Religion & Visionary [id]Outstanding Excellence (Short)Winner
    Rainer Ludwigs2017Int'l. Catholic Film Festival [it]Best Short FilmNominated