The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Carlotta's Face

Germany | 2018 | 5 min
German | Subtitles in English
Animation: Frédéric Schuld
Graphic creation: Frédéric Schuld
Sound mixing: Simon Bastian
Editing: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Sound: Simon Bastian
Composer: Simon Bastian
Director: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld


Quebec Premiere

When Carlotta looks in the mirror, she doesn’t recognize her own reflection. The face-blind woman experienced a chaotic childhood. Years later, suffering from a rare neurological disease, Carlotta discovers her visage through art. Through self-portraiture, she finally learns to recognize her own face. In this touching short animation, directors Valentin Riedl and Frédéric Schuld explore the inner torment of a child searching for meaning in her life.


Valentin Riedl

Valentin Riedl is a physician and neuroscientist studying the complexity of the human brain. For his endeavor to merge abstract science with the artistic form of film, Valentin won the 2016 Young Talent Award of the Cultural-Sparkassen-Foundation by suggestion of Wim Wenders.
Filmography | Bauernsterben / Burned Soil (2012)

Frédéric Schuld

Frédéric Schuld studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and founded the studio “Fabian&Fred” with Fabian Driehorst in 2011. He mainly works as animator on short films and documentaries. In 2018 he finished his first animated short film as co-director “Carlotta’s Face”.
Filmography | First major film.

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