Jonatan Schwenk, born in Germany in 1987, is an independent filmmaker/animator, sound designer and storyboard artist currently based in Berlin. As a graduate from University of Art and Design in Offenbach and former guest student from Kunsthochschule Kassel, he focuses on combining various animation techniques into hybrid forms. His animated short “Sog“ received nearly 40 awards and mentions (including the Annecy Cristal for a graduation film) and has been screened at renowned film festivals around the world, including SXSW, Palm Springs ShortFest, Annecy, Ottawa, Zagreb and Flickerfest, where it qualified for the Academy Awards. As an animator and sound designer, his work has been selected twice for the Berlinale, where he was also chosen as a “Berlinale Talent” in 2020. Schwenk also contributed the sound design for “Cops & Robbers”, directed by Florian Maubach, which won the German Short Film Award in 2018, as well as for “Rules of Play” by Merlin Flügel, which received a Cristal at Annecy in 2019.