Mishou / animated short


Animated short, 8 min

Miniature sets + 2D animation

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’




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

Produced by

Talking Animals
Berlin, Germany

+49 174 4828746



World premiere Berlinele 2020, Generation


Movie review (in German) at Testkammer

Interview (in German) at Testkammer

n e x t  w o r k


activist 38


Grand Prize for our Best Children's Animation at Rhode Island Film Festival 2020 USA

Gryphon Award - Best Short Film Elements+3 at  Giffoni Film Festival 2020  Italy

FRIESE Award at  Mo& Friese Film Festival Hamburg 2021  Germany 

Best Family Short at  Cleveland  International Film Festival 2021

Colour Box Audience Award at Flatpack Festival, UK 2021 


MISHOU had great premiere at the Berlin Film Festival BERLINALE in February 2020.
Sarajevo Film Festival 2020, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Film Festival Della Lessinia 2020, Italy
Rhode Island Intl. Film Festival 2020, USA
In The Palace 2020 Varna, Bulgaria
SCHLINGEL - Chemnitz 2020, Germany
Festival of Animation Berlin 2020, Germany
Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma - Montreal 2020, Canada
DOK Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany 2020
Cork, Cork, Ireland, 2020
Cinanima, Portugal 2020
Animest, Romania 2020
FACETS, Chicago, USA 2020
Giffoni, Italy 2020
Athens Int. Children's Film Festival, Greece 2020
Prisma, Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden 2020
Discovery, Dundee, Scottland 2020
Uppsala Intl Film Festival, Sweden 2020
Minimalen Film festival, Norway 2020
Mo&Friese Children's Film Festival Hamburg, Germany 2020
Festival International du film pour Enfants de Montreal (FIFEM) Canada 2021
Cleveland International Film Festival, USA 2021
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, Norway 2021
St. Louis Intl Film Festival, USA 2021
Atlanta Film Festival, USA 2021
MONSTRINHA of Monstra Lisbon, Portugal 2021
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan, 2021