Director Biography – Christian Kaufmann

Come and meet Christian Kaufmann, one of the directors selected for the 13th Edition of the Festival du film Merveilleux et Imaginaire.

Christian Kaufmann

Christian Kaufmann was born in Bonn in 1993 and studied Media Design in cologne. After finishing his studies in 2015, he worked as an Motion Designer for multiple television productions. In 2016, he began studying Animation at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Till his diploma in 2022 he created several animated shorts.

Film in competition: Town Hall Square

Synopsis: Bernard works behind the windows of a ticket booth at the Town Hall Square subway station and is waiting for something he seems to have forgotten. One day, however, a little tiger shows up and turns Bernard’s orderly life upside down. A short film about an unexpected visitor, annoying radio songs and the lust for life!

Year: 2023

Runtime: 8’35

Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Country: Germany

Language: English

Student Project: Yes – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg


  • Director: Christian Kaufmann.
  • Writer: Christian Kaufmann.
  • Producer: Paulina Larson.
  • Key cast: Lou Hirsch, Linsay Rousseau.
  • Music: Tobias Wieduwilt.
  • Sound: Thomas Rother.
  • Animation: Vanessa Schneider, Laura Staab, Yannick Stark, Felicitas Schmelz, Christian Kaufmann.
  • Art direction: Tanja Nuijten, Paul Vollet, Christian Kaufmann.
  • Technical director: Justus Schmidt.
  • Compositing: Justus Schmidt, Christian Kaufmann.