We are a film production specialized in the combination of animation with real pictures. 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.

Ali Soozandeh

Writer / Director / Producer

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.



3 Nominations for TEHRAN TABOO at European Animation Award (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 - Baden-Baden, Germany, Dec.2017, MFG-Star Award for Tehran Taboo
AnimationIsFilm - Los Angeles, Tehran Taboo US Premiere
TOFIFEST, International Film Festival Poland Student Jury Award for Tehran Taboo
Viennale 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