Julia Ocker

Germany, 2017 / 3 min / Without dialogue / Animation

An ant decides to do things his own way.

An anthill is no simple thing. Each ant has a special job to do. But everything changes when one little guy rebels and decides to do things his own way.


Thu 07/03 09:15 Ciné Utopia WITHOUT DIALOGUE Scolaire
Sun 10/03 11:00 Cinémathèque WITHOUT DIALOGUE Public
Tue 12/03 08:45 Cinémathèque WITHOUT DIALOGUE Scolaire
Fri 15/03 09:15 Ciné Utopia WITHOUT DIALOGUE Scolaire
Sun 17/03 16:00 Ciné Utopia WITHOUT DIALOGUE Public
  • Best Short Animation, children's jury (6-8), Festival de Cine para Niños, 2018 (Mexico)
  • Best Children's Short, Anima Mundi Festival Rio de Janeiro, 2018 (Brazil)
  • Best Short, Elements +3 section, Giffoni Film Festival, 2018 (Italy)
  • Honorable mention, Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival, 2018 (Portugal)
  • Audience Choice Award, Singapore Children’s Film Festival, 2018 (Singapore)
  • Best Short Film, Festival de Cinéma en Famille de Québec, 2018 (Canada)
  • Best Children’s Film, Short Film Festival Bamberg, 2018 (Germany)
  • Golden Elephant of the Children’s Jury, Travelling Festival, 2018 (France)
  • Prix École & Cinéma, Travelling Festival, 2018 (France)
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film, Anima Festival, 2018 (Belgium)
Cast & Credits
Julia Ocker, Kiana Naghshineh, Christoph Horch
Christian Heck
Christian Heck
Studio Film Bilder
Studio Film Bilder
Urte Zintler, Ina Gabriel

Born in 1982 in Pforzheim, Germany, Julia Ocker is an animation director, designer and writer based in Stuttgart. From 2003 to 2005 she studied Graphic Design in Pforzheim and from 2006 to 2012 animation at Baden-Württemberg’s Film Academy. During her studies she experimented with a completely different style and a different animation technique for each film. Her films cover a wide range of subjects, from her dark and frightening drama Kellerkind (2012) to the ingeniously funny Zebra (2013). Ant forms part of the series Animanimals that she developed for Studio Film Bilder.


  • 2017 – Ameise (short)
  • 2017 – Pinguin (short)
  • 2017 – Löwe (short)
  • 2015 – Krake (short)
  • 2015 – Krokodil (short)
  • 2015 – Wolf (short)
  • 2013 – Zebra (short)
  • 2012 – Kellerkind (short)
  • 2008 – Gott und die Welt (short)