Toby Genkel & Reza Memari

Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate, his stork family must reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he would not survive the journey to Africa.

Awards & festivals

festival selections:

2017 - Berlinale(World Premiere in Competition Generation K), TIFF KIDS, Toronto, ITFS International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart, International Animation Film Festival Annecy (Out of Competition), International Film Festival Shanghai, Goldener Spatz, Erfurt, Kristianssand IFF Norway - Opening Movie, Luxembourg City FF, Buenos Aires Independent FF, Shanghai IFF, Edinburgh FF, IFF for Children Hong Kong, Augenblick Festival, France, Oulo IFF for Kids, Finnland 2018 - Durban IFF, South Africa


2010 - ITFS Stuttgart - Best Animation Script - Nominated 2017 - Berlinale Crystal Bear - Nominated 2017 -Buenos Aires - Young Audience Award Best Film - Won 2017 Cartoon Movie - European Producer of the Year - Nominated 2017 Luxembourg City FF - Kids Festival Favorite Best Film - Won 2017 Shanghai IFF - Golden Goblet - Best Animation Film - Nominated 2018 Bavarian Film Award - Pierrot - Best Children and Youth Film - Won

Production Details

production: Knudsen&Streuber Medienmanufaktur (DE), Ulysses Filmproduktion (DE), Walking The Dog (BE) Melusine Production (LU), Den Siste Skilling (NO)