Far and wide, nothing but snow, ice and pleasant silence. That is, until a helicopter full of noisy tourists lands. A quick round of selfies and then they’re off again, leaving behind a heap of trash and a tiny dog which is immediately adopted by four Arctic hares. The Berlin-based collective Talking Animals returns to Generation with a humorous yet biting cinematic commentary on animal empathy and human ignorance.
by Milen Vitanov
with Vera Trajanova, Metodi Litzev
Germany / Bulgaria 2020 Without dialogue 8’ Colour empfohlen ab 5 Jahren


  • Vera Trajanova (Ms Müller)
  • Metodi Litzev (Rabbits)


Director Milen Vitanov
Screenplay Vera Trajanova, Milen Vitanov
Animation Milen Vitanov, Marie-Josephine Tucholski, Dalibor Rayninger
Cinematography Olaf Aue
Editing Jens Prausnitz
Music Leonard Petersen
Sound Design Michal Krajczok
Production Design Susanna Jerger
Assistant Director Vera Trajanova
Production Manager Vera Trajanova
Producers Milen Vitanov
Executive Producer Vera Trajanova
Co-Producers Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Co-Production Aktivist38 Sofia
ZDF/Redaktion Siebenstein Berlin

Milen Vitanov

Born in Prague, the Czech Republic in 1978, he grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2007, he graduated with a degree in animation from the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf near Berlin. His short films have screened at numerous international festivals and have won several awards. In 2009, he co-founded the Talking Animals Animation Collective studio with a group of fellow Babelsberg graduates and friends.

Filmography (short films)

2007 My Happy End 2012 Rising Hope 2015 Natural Novel in 8 Chapters 2016 Bango Vassil 2020 Mishou

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020