Sven Windszus is a motion designer and creative director based in Berlin, Germany. He grew up in a small town in the north of Germany. He graduated with a diploma in visual communications at the HAWK University (Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst), in Hildesheim. After his studies he decided to find his luck in Berlin. In the middle of the ‘00s he founded the Motion Graphic Studio LAIKABASE with his friend and colleague Lars Jandel. Since then Sven worked in various fields of design, 3d animation & experimental arts. His clients range from small nonprofit to large multinational companies. Sven is an open-minded designer and always looking for new challenges.

 

PRESS & AWARDS
 
“Promax BDA” Gold Winner, “Aqui Estoy” art direction & design 2016
“Promax BDA” Gold Winner, “Life Links, art direction & design 2015
“NW short film Festival” Best Animation 2015
“PAGE Magazine“, Issue 07.2014
“German Design Award”, Special Mention 2013
“Eyes & Ears Award” 2012 Winner
“New York Festivals“, Silver World Medal 2010
“Eyes & Ears Award”, Special Price Creation 2010
“New York Festivals“, Silver World Medal 2009
“MTV + ME, EYEKA“ Winner 2008
“PAGE Magazine“, Issue 11.2007
“PAGE Magazine“, Issue 07.2006
“NLF Magazine“, Issue VOL. 1 to 8 2006
“ANIMAGO Award“, 1. PLACE 2006
“SHOTS Magazine”, ’93, 2005
 
 

SCREENINGS
 
March 3, 2016 * 6th GREEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, WI, USA)
Dec. 4, 2015 * LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)
Nov. 5, 2015 * 24th ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)
Sept. 12, 2015 * 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)
July 17, 2015 * 23rd INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL OF BRAZIL – ANIMA MUNDI (Brazil)
July 11, 2015 * 15th SOPOT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Poland)
June 24, 2015 * AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL – SHORTS@FRINGE (O. S., Azores Islands, Portugal)
June 10, 2015 * 8th PORTO7 – OPORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (O. S., Portugal)
June 5, 2015 * 26th INTERNATIONALES FILMFEST EMDEN-NORDERNEY
May 28, 2015 * 9th RIVER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)
May 05, 2015 * 12th NEIßE-FILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Germany)
May 04, 2015 * 5th NORTHWEST ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portland, OR, USA)
April 22, 2015 * 10th MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)
April 08, 2015 * 31st IMAGINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
March 29, 2015 * INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL CYPRUS (selected Work)
March 19, 2015 * TAOS SHORTZ FILM FEST (Official Selection, New Mexico, USA)
March 18, 2015 * LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Shok, Deadline Award)
March 07, 2015 * 18th TRAVERSE VIDÉO (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)
Feb. 25, 2015 * DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, DC, USA)
Jan. 29, 2015 * FAV Festival Alto Vicentino  (Submitted short film 2015)
Oct. 21, 2014 * INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)
Oct. 02, 2014 * TRILOGIE 8’ STADT ISST LAND FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Berlin, Germany)
Sept. 24, 2014 * GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL ( USA)
Sept. 19, 2014 * 3rd EKA DESHMA – FESTIVAL DE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Official Selection, Nepal)
Sept. 19, 2014 * ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL 2014 (Strange Beauty)
May 13, 2014 * SHORT FILM CORNER 2014 – CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (France)