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Switzerland | 12' | 05/2023 | animation

An autumn day and the first winter night in the high mountains: it is hunting season. The paths of animals and humans cross and fade away. Swathes of mist blur the boundaries between dream, imagination and reality.

Square Eyes - Animafest Zagreb 2023_laurels_black_official selection
Square Eyes - Animafest Zagreb 2023_laurels_black_official selection

Charlotte Waltert & Alvaro Schoeck

Combined biography

Charlotte Waltert has a Bachelor in Animation from the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Her graduation film Little Brother Winter (2011) screened at numerous international festivals.
Alvaro Schoeck has a degree in Music Theatre Directing from the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. Since 2010 he is a freelance director at various theatres, currently at the Dortmund Opera.

Combined filmography

  • Die graue March (Greylands) – 2023
Square Eyes - Copyright Ayse Yavas
Copyright Ayse Yavas


Director: Alvaro Schoeck, Charlotte Waltert
Screenplay: Alvaro Schoeck
Producer: Virage Film: Saskia von Virág
Co-producers: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF / SRG SSR
Animation: Charlotte Waltert
Sound Design: Johanna Wienert
Editor: Marina Rosset
Composer: Bo Wiget


  • World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, Croatie (5 – 10 June, 2023)
    Grand Competition – Short Film
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy (19 – 26 August, 2023)
  • Imaginaria – International Animated Film Festival, Italy (21 – 26 August, 2023)
    Main Competition
  • Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece (4 – 10 September, 2023)
    International Animation Competition
  • FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland (5 – 10 September, 2023)
    National and International Competition


Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills & directors’ photos: Click here

English, French and German dialogue list: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here