18 min, 2022, 2d & 3d

Stillframe of Slouch in Distress


Wannabe musical legend Slouch is pushed by his song-writing-demon Nuffti to deepdive into his darkest emotions, while his girlfriend Lisa is pregnant and wants him to transition into a harmonic family life...

Slouch was my graduation project at Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie. A story on the paradox between achieving artistic greatness and having a harmonic family life. There will always be trouble.

Lisa and Slouch are having an argument in their new home.

Festivals & Press

  • 2022 - World Premiere at Clermont Ferrand Filmfestival - International Competition
  • Interview with Clermont-Ferrand
  • 2022 - Annie Awards - Nominated for Best Student Film
  • 2022 - Shortlisted for BAFTA Yugo Awards
  • 2022 - ITFS - International Competition & Nominated for Lotte Reiniger Award
  • 2022 - European Short Film Festival Bordeaux - Audience Award / Award for Best Short chosen by Student Jury
  • 2022 - Sehs├╝chte - Award for "Best Genre Film"
  • 2022 - Animafest Zagreb - Student Competition
  • 2022 - Supertoons Student Competition
  • 2022 - Festival of Animation Berlin - Official Selection
  • in progress, check insta for news


direction / animation / production
Michael Bohnenstingl

Linda Krauss

Bobby Conn
Ellie Goffe
Michael Bohnenstingl
Grant Masters
Matt Farley

Maestro Pivetta
Niki Menschik
Michael Bohnenstingl

Julia Skala
Oleg Stetsenko
Maestro Pivetta
Angele Legras

3d modeling
Christian Kaufmann

main-title design
Tim Markgraf

sound design & mixing
Perschya Chehrazi
Stefan Erschig

Design of A Set of Slouch

© Michael Bohnenstingl - writer & director of animation