«A provocative comparison between European Immigration policies and the filing of individuals.»

Le Courrier


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SCHENGLET® is a witty and original short film about the potential abuses of immigration policies throughout the european Schengen zone.


  • Nominated Swiss Film Award 2005 for Best Animation Film (Solothurner Filmtage, Solothurn)
  • Won TV5 Award 2005 for Best French Film (Festival Tout Ecran, Genève)
  • Won Golden Drachen Award for Best Short Film (Spiez Film Festival)
  • Jury Special Award 2003 (Festival Cinéma d’Ales)
  • Jury Special Mention Award 2003 (Circuito off Venice International Film Festival)
  • Jury Special Mention Award (Festival del film Locarno)
  • Jury special Mention Award (Brno International Film Festival)


  • 31e Annecy Festival International du Film d’Animation, 2007
  • Mittelmeer Filmfestival Schweiz, Luzern 2004
  • 27e Festival des films du monde, Montréal 2003
  • 54. Mostra internationale di Montecatini Terme, Firenze 2003


Taye Berhanu, Kuleni Berhanu, Herve Dafe Lobognon, Diane Palma, Mike Moundou


Screenplay: Laurent Nègre
Cinematography: Pascal Montjovent
Editing: Julien Sulser
Art direction: Taye Berhanu
Sound design: Kuleni Berhanu – Antonio dell’Osso
Music: KMA
Special effects & animation: Demain La Lune Genève
Motion capture: Miralab/Nadia Thalmann
Producer: Dan Wechsler
Production: Bord Cadre films (CH)

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / HD / Dolby SRD
Runtime: 14’
Released: 2004
Language: French
Subtitles: English, German