animated short film
2023 | 3′ | HD | color
direction & production: Sonja Rohleder


music: Jens Heuler
mixing: Michal Krajczok
additional music: Silke Büscherhoff & Monja Heuler
technique: 2D-animation



The sun sets and the eyes are closing. Rocking from one green leaf to the next, the little monkey glides gently to sleep. But what happens next? Suddenly the world of dreams gets darker, more colorful and wild. Mysterious plants, creatures and shapes line the trajectory through the night. Somni is a cinematic lullaby.





Best European short film / ECFA price - BFF Kristiansand 2023 // Special mention children section FAB Festival of Animation Berlin // Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW) - "besonders wertvoll" // Promofest Awards - special mention


Berlinale / Generation // Oberhausen International Short Film Festival // Chicago International Children's Film Festival // BFF Kristiansand International Children's Film// Fest Anča // Mo&Friese Hamburg // Animafest Zagreb // IndieLisboa - International Film Festival // The International Animation Festival "GOLDEN KUKER-Sofia" // FEST - New Directors / New Films Festival // IFF Kids Kino International Film Festival // Vienna Shorts / Kids & Youth programs // Dok Leipzig // Encounters Film Festival // Cinekid Festival // Cork International Film Festival // Turku Animated Film Festival // Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest // Vaf Animok // Countryside Animafest Cyprus // Linoleum Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival // BIAF Bucheon International Animation Festival // Primanima World Festival of First Animations // Insomnia International Open Air Animation Film Festival // Leeds Film Festival // Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt // Filmfest Sundsvall // LIAF London International Animation Festival // KFFK / Kurzfilmfestival Köln // IndieJúnior Porto – International Children's and Youth Film Festival // NZIFF New Zealand International Film Festival // RIFF Reykjavík International Film Festival // PÖFF Shorts // Lessinia Film Festival // REX Animation Festival // FAB Festival of Animation Berlin // TOFUZI International Animated Film Festival //