Director Biography – Max Mörtl, Robert Löbel

Island director portrait max moertl robert loebel

In 2008 Robert and Max met at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg while studying illustration and communication design. At that time they collaborated on several experimental animation projects and somehow got addicted to animation. Now living in Berlin, Robert is working as an independent filmmaker and animator specialized in 2D animation. Max is based in Munich now, working as an animator and director focused on stop motion animation and music visualization. From time to time they join their forces to create weird animations.

Watch Animated Short Film: WIND, 4min. Germany

WIND is a multiple award winning 4 minute animation. It played at the FEEDBACK Film Festival in 2014.

Watch the Winning Film:


Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video from the Festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo:

WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions.

The wind creates a natural system for living.

director: Robert Löbel
sound design: David Kamp
particles: Jochen Weidner

graduation project at the HAW Hamburg Department Design

Audience Award – 56th DOK Leipzig 2013
Defa Foundation Award – Filmfest Dresden 2013
NW Animation Fest’s “Best Student Film” 2013
Special Mention – National Competition – Filmfest Dresden 2013
Hamburg Animation Award 2013 + Harald Siepermann Character Design Price 2013
Special Mention – Young Animation – ITFS – Internationales Trickfilm-Festival 2013 Stuttgart
Special Distinction – SICAF 2013 – Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival
Special Mention – Supertoon 2013 – ŠIBENIK, Croatia
Jury + Audience Award – Kurzsuechtig Leipzig 2013
backup award – Animation Award – backup Festival Weimar 2013
Audience Award – Favourites Film Festival Berlin 2013
Special mention – Student Film category – 9th World Festival of Animated Film in Varna,
Best Animation + Audience Award – AHOI – International Student Shortfilmfest Hamburg
Audience Award – 56th DOK Leipzig
Special Distinction – PISAF 2013, Korea
Special Price – Animax Skopje, Macedonia
Special Mention – Expotoons 2013
“Veliki Brcko”Price PSSST! Silent film festival prize, Zagreb