We are a film production specialized in animation. We regard animation as a possibility to expand reality and to show what is otherwise not visible or presentable. Our portfolio comprises shorts and animations in numerous documentaries, but also animated full length feature movies. INTAKTFILM is based near Cologne in Germany.


Costa ConcordiaAnimation for documentary Film, 2021Sky / Zeitsprung Pictures
EgyptianAnimation for 8 parts documentary / ZDF 2021
Mehtap (pre production)Animated feature film
Neue RechteAnimation for TV-documentary, Docstation / 3Sat / 2021
Frontal 21, Im PolizeidienstAnimation for TV-Documentary / ZDF 2021
DostojewskiAnimation for Documentary Film / Arte, 2021
Friedrich EngelsAnimation for TV-documentary, WDR/Arte 2020
Frontal 21Animation for TV-Documentary / ZDF 2020
Frontal 21-SteuerbetrugAnimation for TV-Documentary / ZDF 2020
Mileva EinsteinRadio Feature by Grit Kienzlen / Deutschland Radio 2020
Wie James Bond begannTV-Documentary by Ali Soozandeh and Jean-Christoph Caron/ Intaktfilm / Phoenix 2020
37°Animation for TV-Documentary / ZDF 2020
The ProcessAnimated Sitcom / in development
Die AngstAnimated Feature Film / in development
Reich der SpatzenChildren Animaation Film / in Development
Polen 39Animation for TV Documentary / Phoenix-Arte / 2019
HoelderlinAnimation for TV Documentary / SWR-Arte / 2019
TerraXAnimation for TV-Documentary / ZDF / 2019
It's hard truthDesign for Animated Documentary / 2017
Peterchen MondfahrtColor design for Children Feature Film / 2019
Kleine GermanenAnimation design for Documentary / Arte / 2018
Arolsen ArchivesAnimation for Image film "Arolsen Archives" / 2019
Frontal21Animation for TV-Reportage / Client ZDF / 2018
BNDAnimation for Documentary / Client ZDF / 2018
Tehran TabooAward winning animated feature film / 2017

War Diary

Animation for Documentary / Arte / 2016
ZDF HistoryAnimation for TV Documentary / ZDF / 2016
Stille RetterAnimation for TV Documentary / Phoenix-Arte / 2015
Der Traum von SicherheitAnimation for TV Documentary / WDR / 2015
Kultur AkteAnimation for TV Documentary / WDR-Arte / 2012
KanzlerspionAnimation for TV Documentary / Phoenix-Arte / 2014
Kultur Akte / PasoliniAnimation for TV Documentary / WDR-Arte / 2012
Kultur Akte / BeethovenAnimation for TV Documentary / WDR-Arte / 2012
Capm 14Animation for TV Documentary / Arte / 2011
The Green WaveAnimation for TV Documentary / Arte / 2010
SpeedAnimation for TV Documentary / WDR-Arte / 2012
Geheimnisvolle OrteAnimation for TV Documentar / hr / 2018
Geheimnisvolle OrteAnimation for TV Documentar / hr / 2018
Die MambaAnimation and VFX for Feature film / 2013
THE RETURN OF THE DUSTBUNNIES Animated Children Short Film / 2011
Crystin / EverythingAnimated Music Video / 2010
The see and the sunAnimated Music Video / 2009
BeltracchiAnimation for TV Documentar / Arte / 2016
45 min. to RamallahAnimation and VFX for Feature film / 2013
Music Video / Divar2015
The WoolAnimated Short Film / 2004

ContrastAnimated Short Film / 2004


Ali Soozandeh

Producer / Director

Ali Soozandeh studied Art&Design in Tehran/Iran and Media Technology in Cologne/Germany. After his graduation in 2001 he worked as a cameraman, photographer cartoonist and story board artist and produced several animated short films. With his company, which he founded in 2005, he built up a comprehensive knowledge on how to combine animation with real pictures. His contributions can be found in numerous documentaries. In 2016 he realized his first fully animated feature film „Tehran Taboo“, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 and won many prizes and prize nominations.

Grit Kienzlen

Writer / Project Coordinator

Grit Kienzlen is involved in the development of new film materials and script writing at INTAKT Films. She has a degree in biology and a training in journalism at Germany's national public radio „Deutschlandfunk“. After working as a science writer, editor and host for several years, she was at last responsible for the journalistic contents of the daytime program at „Deutschlandfunk Nova“. From there she brings ideas, experience in storytelling and scripting dialogues as well as an editorial view to the company.

Awards / News

  • "Mehtap" receives script funding from BKM. December 2021

  • "Dostojewski" Premiere on Arte TV, October 2021

  • "The real James Bond" screening at Film festival Cologne, Oct. 5th, 2020

  • "Hoelderlin" Premiere on Arte TV, March 25. 2020

  • "Wie James Bond begann" TV screening on Phoenix, March 28. 2020

  • "Tehran Taboo" screening on Arte TV, 13th March 2020

  • Film Festival Cologne 2019, "Polen 39" premiere

  • 3 Nominations for TEHRAN TABOO at European Animation Award 2018 (best direction/ best writing/best sound design)

  • Award for the best Director for TEHRAN TABOO at Soundscreen Film Festival 2018, Italy

  • German Film Award, TEHRAN TABOO is nominated for the best Film Music

  • Bravefestival 2018 Poland, TEHRAN TABOO won the Award for the best Feature Film

  • 41st Portland International Film Festival 2018, Best Animated Feature for TEHRAN TABOO

  • 28th Annual Festival of Films from Iran, Chicago 2018, Audience Award for the best Feature for TEHRAN TABOO

  • Anima, Brussel 2018, Audience Award for Best Feature Film and the Prix BeTv for TEHRAN TABOO

  • MFG Fernsehfilmfestival 2017- Baden-Baden, Germany, Dec.2017, MFG-Star Award for Tehran Taboo

  • AnimationIsFilm 2017 - Los Angeles, Tehran Taboo US Premiere

  • TOFIFEST 2017, International Film Festival Poland Student Jury Award for Tehran Taboo

  • Viennale 2017, Tehran Taboo in Official Selection Oct. 2017

  • Sitges International Film Festival, Spain Best Animated Feature Film Award for Tehran Taboo, Oct. 2017

  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal Daniel Langlois Innovation Award for Tehran Taboo, Oct. 2017

  • European Script Award goes to Tehran Taboo, Award ceremony at Hesinki Script on September 1.

  • MIFF Tehran Taboo at Melbourne Film Festival, 3-20 August

  • FIPRESCI Award for Tehran Taboo at JFF, 13-23 July 2017

  • German-French Journalism Award for "Stille Retter", July 2017

  • Annecy Film Festival: Tehran Taboo in competition at Annecy, June 2017

  • CANNES Tehran Taboo premiere at Critics Week, May 2017


  • Mail to: info(at)intaktfilm.com

  • Cologne

  • Germany