"After many discussions we have chosen the film that all of us liked the most.
´Déjà-moo´ is full of creative ideas which are put into extraordinary scenes,
has a well narrated story and makes use of cool music.
In the end we all agreed that this film shows a sequence of a teen’s life that even adults might enjoy."

− Jury of the Stuttgart Festival of animated film, with David Silverman (Director of ´The Simpsons´)

"Aplaudidíssimo em todas as suas apresentações, "Mr.Schwartz, Mr. Hazen & Mr. Horlocker" ilustrou uma radical transformação na produção germânica: os roteiros amargos de outrora agora abrem espaço para o deboche."

− Rodrigo Fonseca / Marcos Magalhães (Animamundi)

"Ein großes Talent offenbart sich in diesem überreichen, witzigen und hintersinnigen Animationsfilm. Aus einer eigentlich kleinen Idee entwickelt sich ein Feuerwerk an Handlungen und Möglichkeiten."

− Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW)

"Ein saukomischer Animationsfilm. Ein junger Mann entschließt sich auf dem späten Heimweg noch zu einem Absacker. Mit unerhörtem Tempo und sehr eigenem Stil erzählt Regisseur Stefan Müller von den aberwitzigen Verwicklungen, die dies zur Folge hat, inklusive einem absurden Krankenhausaufenthalt und einer liebeshungrigen Kuh."

− Laudatio der Jury / Hessischer Filmpreis

Festival de Cannes
2nd Prize CINEFONDATION

Animamundi – Rio de Janeiro
1st Prize BEST FIRST FILM

Animamundi – Rio de Janeiro
3rd Prize BEST SHORT FILM

Animamundi – São Paulo
1st Prize BEST SOUNDTRACK

Animamundi – São Paulo
1st Prize BEST FIRST FILM

Animamundi – São Paulo
2nd Prize BEST SCREENPLAY

Animamundi – São Paulo
3nd Prize BEST SHORT FILM

Ottawa International Animation Festival
GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST STUDENT ANIMATION

Ottawa International Animation Festival
1st Prize GRADUATE ANIMATION

Seagate Foyle Film Festival
WINNER OF BEST ANIMATION CATEGORY

Filmfest Dresden
GOLDENER REITER ANIMATIONSFILM

Filmfest Dresden
GOLDENER REITER KLANG-MUSIK-PREIS

Melbourne International Animation Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD

Exground Filmfest
WIESBADEN-SPECIAL AWARD

Anim!Arte Brazil
1st Prize BEST ANIMATION

Zaragoza Humor-Festival
1st Prize BEST NEW FILMDIRECTOR

First Sundays Film Festival – New York
AUDIENCE AWARD

Student Film Festival Rio de Janeiro
AUDIENCE AWARD

Filmfest Go-east
1st Prize BEST ANIMATION

Just for laughts Festival – Montreal
1st Prize BEST ANIMATION

Shorts at moonlight
3rd Prize BEST SHORT FILM

Cinesonne Ris-Orangis
AUDIENCE AWARD

ITVA-Award
1st Prize VIDEO ART

Milan Film Festival
STUFF AWARD

MUMIA Belo Horizonte
2nd Prize BEST SHORT FILM

Videofestival – Vienna
3rd Prize BEST ANIMATION

German Film and Media Evaluation
EXCEPTIONALLY VALUABLE

First steps
SHORT FILM AWARD NOMINATION

Sehsuechte
PRODUCER´S AWARD NOMINATION

Bamberger Kurzfilmtage
3rd Prize AUDIENCE AWARD

International Student Film Festival of Beijing
2nd Prize BEST ANIMATION

Videofestival – Vienna
3rd Prize BEST ANIMATION

Animamundi – Rio de Janeiro
BEST SHORT FILM – AUDIENCE AWARD

Animamundi – Sao Paulo
BEST SHORT FILM – AUDIENCE AWARD

Stuttgart Festival for animated film
CARTOONS FOR TEENS AWARD

Hessian Film Awards
BEST SHORT FILM

German Film Rating Comission
EXCEPTIONALLY VALUABLE

Muestra de Cine International de Palencia
BEST SHORT FILM

Shorts at moonlight
AUDIENCE AWARD

4th Kalat Nissa Film Festival
BEST SOUND-DESIGN

German Film Rating Comission
SHORT-FILM OF THE MONTH

Animago Award
JURY´S PRIZE NOMINATION

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Award
BEST SHORT FILM

Peer Raben Music Award
BEST KOMPOSITION NOMINATION

11th Konstanzer Kurz.Film.Spiele
AUDIENCE AWARD

Farcume Film Festival
HONORABLE MENTION

The German Film and Media Evaluation Organization (FBW)

assigns the honor:

EXCEPTIONALLY VALUABLE

 

Animation-film: Mr.Schwartz, Mr.Hazen & Mr. Horlocker/ Directed, written and produced by Stefan Mueller

Jury Statement:

A great talent is revealed in this overabundant, witty and cryptic animated film. Beginning from a small idea, a firework of story lines and potentials is developed. Because of a disturbance of the peace, the police is called in an apartment building, but it is not so easy to figure out where the noise is coming from. In each apartment other scenes take place – sometimes with more, sometimes with less noise.
With great speed and density, in the style of the great comic cartoons of the 70s, which are deliberately incorporated as references, a coherent story is offered in perfect dramaturgy. Like the police, the viewer must be on guard, to follow the thrilling plot. The initial bourgeois idyll quickly changes to a crime adhered background of the investigation, which eventually leads to an action-disaster and still finds a appropriate happy ending for the circumstances.
Friends of logic as those of anarchy and De-construction, is offered a rich menu. With a lot of speed and harmonious rhythm the film presents the strange residents, diversifying behavior and motives. Filters, spots, blurs and features like “rewind” and “fast forward” are used skillfully for the dramaturgy. The perspectives of perception are changing and create a particular film language. Analogies to great archetypes as “Yellow Submarine” or with his ribald humor to movies like “Fritz the Cat” raise the film from normal mass-produced films in a pleasant way.
It swarms in such a way of beautiful ideas, that we also would benefit from a second viewing. On its own the tracking shot of the various casts and the fever charts on the beds would be worth to see it again.

The German Film and Media Evaluation Organization (FBW)

assigns the honor:

EXCEPTIONALLY VALUABLE

 

Animation-film: Déjà-moo ~ Der Notfall / Directed, written and produced by Stefan Mueller

Jury Statement:

Right in the first moments the spectator gets perfectly attuned to a furious ride of Paul and his brother who came from a “Prussian” metropolis called Berlin to the Bavarian countryside. Subsequently follows Gag by Gag, which is served to the audience with great ingenuity and without redundancy. Humor the hard way , slapstick at its best, is offered here with virtuosity.
From scene to scene, narrative style, design and animation is changed, and at the same time in the appropriate rhythm also the sound and music of the film. Despite the diversity of the different sequences, the plot appears as a closed and artful unit. Ultimately, a narrative style of a special kind, not as a copy of the familiar, but at the same time with inference to the creator. “Déjà-moo / Der Notfall” is a rousing Rock’n Roll short film from and with the filmmaker Stefan Mueller.
The collision with a window at the origin of the film is only the start of a series of mishaps and confusions, which are inspired by classic comedies. This realises also Paul, who has no more calmly minute, beginning from this moment. First he and his brother are kicked  out of a disco, then out of a bar, after which he almost is knocked over by two thugs and eventually a mad cow falls in love with him.

A good comedy needs a secure timing. Especially when it is working with slapstick and screwball moments. “Déjà-moo / Der Notfall” from director Stefan Mueller fulfills these rules beyond all measure. His animation film about Paul’s adventures is a pleasurable homage to classics such as “What’s Up Doc?” and comedies of the silent era. At breakneck speed new ideas are processed frequently, moreover each sequence got their appropriate and unique look. Once everything is candy-bright, then the image twitches, subsequently the animations revive the impression of old film-footage. Mueller plays with the clichés of his heroes and paradigms, but without imitating. At the end he leads all the individual story lines together, clarifies any misunderstanding and leaves no questions unanswered. In return not one animated stone rests on another. A happy spirited short-film, where one can still discover a lot unseen details even after watching the film several times.