DEATH VAN

The fictitious space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous entity.

  • Michael Enzbrunner
    Director
  • Helge Henning
    Project Assistance
  • Adam Gurfinkel
    Writer
  • DEATH VAN (Michael Enzbrunner)
    Music
  • Kevin Swartz
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 18, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Coney Island Film Festival
    Brooklyn NY
    United States
    September 16, 2018
    Brooklyn Premiere
    Best Animation
  • Open World Animation Festival
    Allentown
    United States
    July 12, 2018
    Voyager Award (Best in Show)
  • Cardiff Mini Film Festival
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom
    June 22, 2019
    Cardiff Premiere
    Best International Animation
  • MIFF - Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival
    Melbourne
    United States
    October 19, 2018
    Best Animation
  • Midwest Action Fest
    Logansport
    United States
    April 19, 2019
    Indiana Premiere
    Most Original Film Award
  • Midwest Weird Fest
    Eau Claire
    United States
    March 8, 2019
    Wisconsin Premiere
    Winner Best Animation
  • Bucharest ShortCut CineFest
    Bucharest
    Romania
    April 27, 2018
    Romania Premiere
    Best Animation
  • TAIS Animation Showcase 2017
    Toronto
    Canada
    July 29, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
    Audience Choice Award
  • Simply Shorts: Animation Salvation
    Brisbane
    Australia
    April 5, 2018
    Australian Premiere
    Audience Choice Award
  • London X4 - Seasonal Short Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 31, 2018
    UK Premiere
    Winner Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short, Best Film Originality
  • First Hermetic International Film Festival
    Venice
    Italy
    March 7, 2019
    Italy Premiere
    Best Music Video
  • OIAF - Ottawa International Animation Festival
    Ottawa
    Canada
    September 26, 2018
    Oficial Selection Canadian Panorama
  • ITFS Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart
    Stuttgart
    Germany
    April 26, 2018
    German Premiere
    Special Programme 'Best Animated Music Videos'
  • Anifilm
    Třeboň
    Czech Republic
    Midnight Animation (non-competition programme)
  • Ars Electronica Animation Festival
    Linz
    Austria
    September 17, 2018
    Selection 'Best of Computer Animation'
  • Vimeo Staff Pick

    January 29, 2018
  • Annecy International Animated Film Festival
    Annecy
    France
    June 11, 2018
    French Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF)
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    August 23, 2018
    Korean Premiere
    Official Selection
  • SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater
    Vancouver
    Canada
    August 13, 2018
    British Columbia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • BFI London Film Festival 2018
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 18, 2018
    Official Selection
  • VIS - Vienna Shorts Festival
    Vienna
    Austria
    June 2, 2018
    Austrian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation
    Wiesbaden
    Germany
    November 1, 2018
    Official Selection
  • OFF - Odense International Film Festival
    Odense
    Denmark
    August 27, 2018
    Official Selection
  • FAB Festival of Animation Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    September 8, 2018
    Official Selection
  • VOID - International Animation Film Festival
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    January 25, 2018
    Danish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival
    Kyiv
    Ukraine
    September 6, 2018
    Official Selection
  • International Animation Film Festival - Gdansk 2017
    Gdansk
    Poland
    November 9, 2017
    Polish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • TIAF - Taichung International Animation Festival
    Taichung City
    Taiwan
    November 10, 2018
    Taiwan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 3D Wire Market 2018
    Segovia
    Spain
    October 1, 2018
    Selection Segovia 3d Wire
  • Golden Kuker 2018
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
    May 9, 2018
    Bulgarian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    October 10, 2018
    Netherlands Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Florida Animation Festival
    Tallahassee
    United States
    June 13, 2018
    Florida Premiere
    Finalist
  • Anim'est - International Animation Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
    September 28, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Longue vue sur le court
    Montreal
    Canada
    May 31, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Supertoon International Animation Festival
    Sibenik
    Croatia
    July 23, 2018
    Croation Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Insomnia International Animation Film Festival
    Moscow | Kaluga
    Russian Federation
    July 19, 2018
    Russian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Supernova Digital Animation Festival
    Denver
    United States
    September 22, 2018
    Colorado Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE
    Montreal
    Canada
    August 17, 2018
    Official Selection
  • STIFF - Cartoons and Bloody Marys Festival of Animation
    Seattle
    United States
    July 28, 2018
    Premiere Washington
    Runner up
  • Edinburgh Short Film Festival
    Edinburgh
    United Kingdom
    November 8, 2018
    Scotland Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Ouchy Film Awards
    Lausanne
    Switzerland
    March 31, 2018
    Swiss Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Third Eye Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    February 16, 2018
    NY Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Boston Underground Film Festival
    Boston
    United States
    March 21, 2018
    Massachusetts Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Toronto After Dark Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    October 11, 2018
    Official Selection
  • TRANSILVANIA SHORTS (International Short Film Festival)
    Targu Mures
    Romania
    June 29, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Sopot Film Festival
    Sopot
    Poland
    July 14, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Tripoteca - Psychedelic Film and Art Festival

    Romania
    Official Selection
  • Reading and Leeds Festivals
    Reading/Leeds
    United Kingdom
    August 24, 2018
    Oficial Selection
  • Lund Fantastisk Film Festival
    Lund
    Sweden
    September 30, 2018
    Sweden Premiere
    Official Selection
  • ReAnima Festival
    Bergen
    Norway
    September 21, 2018
    Norway Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Black Sea Film Festival
    Vama Veche
    Romania
    August 26, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Toronto New Wave
    Toronto
    Canada
    August 25, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Hell De Janeiro (Int. Horror and Terror FIlm Festival)
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    September 13, 2018
    Brazilian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Chaniartoon 2018
    Chania
    Greece
    September 17, 2018
    Greece Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tucson Film & Music Festival 2018
    Tucson
    United States
    October 5, 2018
    Arizona Premiere
    Official Selection
  • South Texas Underground Film Festival
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    United States
    January 24, 2018
    US Premiere
    Official Selection
  • AnimaSyros 2018
    Syros
    Greece
    September 26, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Weird Film Fest
    San Francisco
    United States
    Official Selection
  • AFME Albuquerque Film & Music Experience
    Albuquerque
    United States
    June 7, 2018
    Premiere New Mexico
    1st runner up, best animation
  • Brighton Rocks Film Festival
    Brighton
    United Kingdom
    May 25, 2018
    Finalist
  • International Music Video Underground
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 4, 2018
    Finalist
  • Manchester Animation Festival
    Manchester
    United Kingdom
    November 14, 2018
    Manchester Premiere
    Official Selection (non-competitive)
  • KUKI Int. Short Film Festival or Children & Youth Berlin
    Berlin
    Germany
    November 18, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Spark Animaton 2018
    Vancouver
    Canada
    October 27, 2018
    Official Selection
  • St Cloud Film Festival
    St Cloud
    United States
    November 3, 2018
    Minnesota Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FKM Fantastic Film Festival of A Coruña
    A Coruña
    Spain
    October 13, 2018
    Galicia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Milwaukee Film Festival
    Milwaukee
    United States
    October 29, 2018
    Wisconsin Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Planet 9 Film Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Semi-Finalist
  • PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival)
    Tallin
    Estonia
    November 1, 2018
    Estonian Premiere
    Official Selection (non-competitive)
  • Shiver International Film Festival
    Smith Falls
    Canada
    October 13, 2018
    Finalist
  • Cucalorus Film Festival
    Wilmington
    United States
    November 9, 2018
    North Carolina Premiere
    Offcial Selection
  • Multivision Festival
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    October 27, 2018
    St. Petersburg Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The Animattikon Project
    Paphos
    Cyprus
    November 4, 2018
    Cyprus Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Render: The Vancouver International Music Video Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    November 2, 2018
    Official Seleciton
  • London International Animation Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 1, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Bucharest Film Awards
    Bucharest
    Romania
    November 1, 2018
    Official Selection
  • East Van Showcase: The Haunted Saloon
    Vancouver
    Canada
    October 23, 2018
    Official Selection
  • CutOut Fest
    Santiago de Querétaro
    Mexico
    November 1, 2018
    Mexico Premiere
    Official Seleciton
  • Chaktomuk Short Film Festival
    Phnom Penh
    Cambodia
    October 26, 2018
    Cambodian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Animation Chico
    Chico
    United States
    December 8, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Anilogue International Animation Festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    November 28, 2018
    Hungary Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Panama Animation Fest
    Panama City
    Panama
    November 14, 2018
    Panama Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival
    Saskatoon
    Canada
    November 15, 2018
    Saskatchewan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
    Cannes
    France
    November 25, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Anima Brussels
    Brussels
    Belgium
    March 1, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    New York/Brooklyn
    United States
    December 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Roanne Animation Short Film Festival
    Roanne
    France
    March 18, 2019
    Official Selection (Midnight Specials)
  • Melbourne Short Film Festival
    Melbourne
    Austria
    January 31, 2019
    Melbourne Premiere
    Official Seleciton
  • Animation Marathon
    Athens
    Greece
    November 21, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Eurocinema Film Festival
    Geneva
    Switzerland
    February 23, 2019
    Swiss Premiere
    Official Selection
  • SHORT to the Point
    Bucharest
    Romania
    January 31, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Lost Sanity Film Festival
    Hoboken, NJ
    United States
    February 22, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Mecal Pro
    Barcelona
    Spain
    March 28, 2019
    Catalan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • TAAFI
    Toronto
    Canada
    February 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Filmfest Dresden
    Dresden
    Germany
    April 9, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Filmfest Dresden - Seriously! WTF? special programme
    Dresden
    Germany
    April 12, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Siggraph Traveling Show at GTC
    San Jose
    United States
    March 18, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Weird Wednesday
    Stuttgart
    Germany
    March 20, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Athens Animfest 2019
    Athens
    Greece
    March 17, 2019
    Official Selection
  • La Truca
    Cali
    Colombia
    May 6, 2019
    Colombia Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Autour de Minuit
    Country: France
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Michael Enzbrunner

Michael Enzbrunner is a Toronto-based visual artist & animator. His work combines analog and digital techniques and includes drawings, comics, illustrations, animations, 360 videos for VR and other moving imagery.

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