Press Junket for Balance (1989)


The setting is on a floating platform where a group of evenly and carefully placed men live. Each man is aware that the platform is not stable and in order not to fall to their deaths, they maintain a careful balance of weight to prevent the platform from tipping too far and cause them all to fall. This reasonably harmonious understanding is lost when one man pulls up a heavy trunk. In the ensuing struggle, balance is lost in more than one sense.(Kenneth Chisholm, IMDB)


Christoph Lauenstein & Wolfgang Lauenstein

Awards, Nominations, Festivals

Oscar for Best Short Film, Animated - Academy Awards (1989)

Special Mention of the Jury - Clerrmont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (1990)

Best Short Film Award in Silver - German Film Awards (1989)

Festival Prize, Longer than 5 Minutes but within 15 Minutes - Hiroshima International Animation Festival

OAIF Award, Best Film Under 10 Minutes - Ottawa International Animation Festival (1990)