Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Ajyal Competition

Julia Ocker / Short Narrative / Germany / 2015 / 4 min / Colour / DCP2K
In No Dialogue
Interests: Animation, Children
MENA Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Octopus decides to bake a cake – and it sure is a breeze in the kitchen when you’ve got eight arms for chopping, mixing, cracking eggs and tidying up. But it seems that one of her arms isn’t quite in agreement about what kind of cake to make, and it insists that one very special ingredient is an absolute necessity. ‘Octopus’ shows that co-operation makes for a lighter load for everyone, and that sometimes, strange ideas lead to exciting new discoveries.

About the Directors

Julia Ocker is an animation director, designer and writer based in Stuttgart. She was born in 1982 in Pforzheim, Germany, and grew up in the Black Forest. She studied Graphic Design in Pforzheim and Cairo and Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Her films cover a wide range of subjects, from her dark and frightening drama ‘Kellerkind’ to the comedy ‘Zebra’. Ocker is currently developing ‘Animanimals’, a series for children, at Studio Film Bilder.


Julia Ocker
Julia Ocker
Thomas Meyer-Herrmann
Christian Heck
Production Company
Studio Film Bilder GmbH

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