I'm not afraid!

During a game of hide and seek Vanja leaves the bright living room and enters a dimly lit courtyard, which has far too many dark corners, weird shadows and strange noises. To overcome the fear, Vanja turns into a dangerous tiger!

Festivals, awards and nominations

2023 Animatricks: Best Children’s Animation
2022 PÖFF Shorts: Jury Mention
2022 Big Cartoon Festival: Best Foreign Animated Film for Children
2022 Primanima: Audience Award
2022 Heilbronner Kinderfilmfest: Audience Award
2022 Dytiatko Children’s Film Festival: Best Animation
2022 Ojo de Pescado: Special Mention
2022 Critique Prize Germany FBW: Highly valuable

Berlinale – Generation Kplus Germany
Animac Animation Festival, Lleida Spain
Kaboom Animation Festival, Amsterdam Netherlands
Sehsüchte Film Festival, Potsdam Germany
RiverRun Film Festival, Winston-Salem USA
Kristiansand Children’s Film Festival Norway
ITFS Stuttgart Animation Festival Germany
Oberhausen Short Film Festival Germany
Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival, Warsaw/Gdansk Poland
Zlin Film Festival Czech Republic
Golden Sparrow Awards, Erfurt Germany
Mo&Friese Hamburg Short Film Festival Germany
Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad Norway
Vila do Conde Film Festival Portugal
Anibar, Peja Kosovo
Supertoon, Sibenik Croatia
Guanajuato Film Festival, Leon Mexico
DokuFest Prizren Kosovo
Rhode Island Film Festival, Providence USA
Filmfest Weiterstadt Germany
Turku Animation Festival Finland
Ojo de Pescado Film Festival, Valparaíso Chile
Fantoche Animation Festival, Baden Switzerland
Dytiatko Children’s Film Festival, Kharkiv Ukraine
WFAF Varna Animation Festival Bulgaria
FICBEU Beu Film Festival Spain
Heilbronner Kinderfilmfest Germany
Animasyros, Cyclades Greece
Nordisk Panorama, Malmö Sweden
Kids Kino Film Festival, Warsaw Poland
Viborg Animation Festival Denmark
Sardinia Film Festival, Sassari Italy
Reykjavík International Film Festival Iceland
Festival of Animation Berlin Germany
Festival Biennial of Animation Bratislava Slovakia
BFI London Film Festival UK
Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Pest Hungary
Animest, Bucharest Romania
Florianopolis Children’s Film Festival Brazil
Sharjah Children & Youth Film Festival UAE
Filmfest Osnabrück Germany
Schlingel Film Festival, Chemnitz Germany
DOK Leipzig Germany
Prime The Animation! Valencia Spain
Frederikstad Animation Festival Norway
Filmets Badalona, Barcelona Spain
Film Columbia in Chatham, NY USA
Kuandu Animation Festival, Taipei Taiwan
Festival Infantil Y Juvenil, Calibélula Chile
TOFUZI Animation Festival, Tbilisi Georgia
Filem’On Film Festival, Brussels Belgium
Reggio Film Festival, Emilia Italy
Big Cartoon Festival, Moscow Russia
REX Animation Festival, Stockholm Sweden
Nordic Film Days Lübeck Germany
Guelph Film Festival Canada
Minsk Film Festival Listapad Belarus
Chicago Children’s Film Festival USA
Kurzfilmtage Winterthur Switzerland
Girona Film Festival Spain
Kinder Filmfestival Vienna, Steiermark Austria
Kuki – interfilm Berlin Germany
PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Festival Estonia
KFFK Kurzfilmfestival Cologne Germany
Animalcoi, Alacant Spain
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage Germany
Reggio Film Festival, Emilia Italy
Longue Vue sur le Court, Montréal Canada
Anilogue Animation Festival, Budapest Hungary
Cinema Miudo Children's Film Festival, Ames Spain
Film Festival Ale Kino! Poznan Poland
Olympia Children’s Film Festival Greece
Anima Jove, Altafulla Spain
IndieJúnior, Lisboa Portugal
JEF Festival, Antwerp Belgium
Cinelebu Film Festival, Lebu Chile
West Nordic Film Festival, Alesund Norway
Anima Brussels Belgium
Bamberger Kurzfilmtage Germany
PLAY – Lisbon Kids Film Festival Portugal
Zoom Film Festival, Zblizzenia Poland
Monstra Animation Festival, Lisboa Portugal
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche Germany
Underexposed Film Festival, Rock Hill USA
Animation Dingle Ireland
Reel 2 Real Youth Film Festival, Vancouver Canada
Cleveland Film Festival USA
SIFFCY Smile Film Festival, Dehli India
Filmfest Dresden Germany
Radio City Festival, Valencia Spain
Visioni Fantastiche Film Festival, Ravenna Italy
Golden Kuker Animation Festival, Sofia Bulgaria
Animatricks Festival, Helsinki Finland
Cambodia Film Festival, Phnom Phen Cambodia
Kinolub Film Festival, Katowice Poland
ShortFilm Festival Remalard en Perche France
Sopot Film Festival Poland
deadCenter Film Festival, Oklahoma City USA
Big Eyes, Big Minds – Singapore Singapore
Kecskemét Animation Film Festival Hungary
BIKY Kids Youth Film Festival, Busan South Korea
Zebra Animation Festival, Gradec Slovenia
La Guarimba Film Festival, Amantea Italy
Neum Animation Festival Bosnia and Herzegovina
BLON Animation Festival, Klaipeda Lithuania
Minikino, Denpasar-Bali Indonesia
Sundsvall Film Festival Sweden

Marita Mayer
Frede Mayer-Gulliksen, Katharina Welzl, Justus Raphael Velte, Jens Jonathan Gulliksen
Germany, Norway

Marita Mayer

Marita Mayer is a German director based in Norway. She has a background in Cultural Management and Education from the University of Hildesheim and specialized in drawn animation at the Animation School Hamburg. Marita has worked on several 2-D and stop-motion productions since and was a program manager for five editions of Fredrikstad Animation Festival.


2022 Ich habe keine Angst! / I’m not afraid! // Animation Short – debut short film 2009 Be nice // Animation Short – graduation film


ScreenwriterMarita Mayer
ProductionFabian&Fred - Fabian Driehorst
MusicMarius Kristen


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