Carlotta's Face

a film by Valentin Riedl, Frederic Schuld

Carlotta's Face

Germany | 2018 | 05:00 min

Content Categories

Animation Documentary Short film
When Carlotta looks in the mirror, she doesn't recognize the image reflected back at her. This beautifully animated portrait explores the confusion that face blindness causes for a young child trying to make sense of her world, and ultimately, how this rare neurological condition gave Carlotta the gift of artistic expression. (hotDOCS, Eileen Arandiga)
Seal of Approval ‘highly recommended’

Camgaroo Award 2018: Kurzfilm Dokumentation
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage 2018: Jurypreis Animation
SPARK Animation 2018: Special Mention, Best animated Documentary
DOK Leipzig 2018: Audience Award for Best Animation
Edmonton International Film Festival 2018: Programmer's Choice Award for Best International Short Documentary
Fano International Film Festival 2018: Best Animation
Anibar Festival 2018: Best International Animation
Mo&Friese International Children’s Film Festival 2018: Honorable Mention
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2018: Award Ecumenical Jury
RiverRun International Film Festival 2018: Special Jury Award
Short Tiger Award 2018 by FFA
San Francisco International Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto
International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Festival de Cannes - Festival Coner
Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba IFF – Young Views

All Shorts Irvington Film
Honorable Mention - MONSTRA, Lisbon Animated Film Festival
Cast and Crew
  • Director Valentin Riedl (Autor, Schnitt), Frederic Schuld (Autor, Schnitt)
  • Producer Fabian Driehorst
  • Sound Design Simon Bastian (Zeigermann_Audio GmbH)
Age Rating

rated 6

Original Languages



highly recommended

Production Company
Fabian&Fred GmbH
Elbchaussee 28, 22765 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 33442740
Funded by
Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien(BKM)
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