23. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
24th Landshut Short Film Festival
13. March –––––– 18. March 2024

Animation Award

Jury Award 750 Euro

Sponsored by

Prof. Dr. Johannes Schmidt – Lakumed Kliniken

The Animation Award is given to the best animated film. It’s a jury award. International productions are eligible for the Animation Award.


Holy Holocaust

von Osi Wald & Noa Berman-Herzberg

Begründung der Jury

Our winning film shows how difficult it is to detach yourself from your past once you know about it. Triggered by the realization of her connection to a central figure of the Nazi regime, the narrator’s friend loses ground. The friendship threatens to break apart due to the burden of the feeling of collective guilt. However, through the narrator’s initiative to maintain the discourse, the friendship has a chance to survive. With creative and colorful means, this documentary uses the liberties of the animation genre to create an imaginative visual language for the complex emotional world of the characters. A refreshingly new perspective on the often-told subject of the Nazi era.




Holy Holocaust - courtesy of production