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

“Gosse Award”, Gold , “CGI & Animation” 2018
“React Film Fest”, Winner , “PURE WHITE” Best Visual Effects” 2018
“GoSeeAwards”, Project finals 2017
“Promax BDA” Gold Winner, “Aqui Estoy” Art Direction & Design 2016
“Promax BDA” Gold Winner, “Life Links, Art Direction & Design 2015
“NW short film Festival” Winner, “Re Place” 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

Oct. 13, 2018 * MINIKINO FILM WEEK 4 Festival Event Screening (Bahasa, Indonesia)
Oct. 12, 2018 * 15th SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Forli, Italy)
Aug. 01, 2018 * 19th LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pisticci, Italy)
July 29, 2018 * 1st Lefktron Castle Beaufort Festival Screening (Greece)
July 28, 2018 * Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival, Official Selection (Detroit, USA)
July 16, 2018 * Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2018 selection (Toronto, Canada)
June 28, 2018 * 1st REACT FILM FEST INNER BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (Cantazaro, Italy)
June 28, 2018 * 2nd BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)
June 26, 2018 * 2nd SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO FILM FESTIVAL (Off. Select., Santiago del Estero, Arg.)
June 15, 2018 * 1st CADAQUÉS SHORTFILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cadaqués, Spain)
June 14, 2018 * FLORIDA ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tallahassee, FL, USA)
June 06.2018 * 4th FILM LEBEN FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Ilmenau, Germany)
June 01.2018 * 8th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Official Selection, Oderaue, Germany)
June 01.2018 * Vienna Shorts Filmfestival, ( ANIMATION AVANTGARDE competition, Vienna, Austria)


May 26, 2018 * Athens Digital Arts Festival, (part of the official animation program, Athen, Greece)
May 24, 2018 * 2nd FICCSUR SOUTHERN CONE INTERN. FILM FESTIVAL (Off. Select., Valparaíso, Chile)
May 22, 2018 * CÍRCULO DE ARTE DE TOLEDO – SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Off. Select., Toledo, Spain)
May 22, 2018 * 2nd LANTERNA MÁGICA INTERN. ANI. FESTIVAL (Off. Select., Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil)
May 17, 2018 * 3rd INCA IMPERIAL INTERN. FILM FESTIVAL (Off. Select., Lima, Peru)
May 14, 2018 * 7th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Llanelli, Wales, UK)
May 05, 2018 * 10th FILM FEST PETALUMA (Official Selection, Petaluma, CA, USA)
May 03, 2018 * 4th TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Woodward, OK, USA)
May 02, 2018 * 2nd VISIONÄR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)
Apr. 25, 2018 * 6th DAYS OF GERMAN & RUSSIAN SHORT FILMS (Official Selection, Volgograd, Russia)
Apr. 19, 2018 * 1st BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)
Apr. 14, 2018 * 6th HOLLYWORMS (Official Selection, Worms, Germany)
March 17, 2018 * VIDEONALE 2018 (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)
March 15, 2018 * 13th ATHENS ANIMFEST (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)
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
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)
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