Average Happiness wins the Zurich Film Prize 2020

Special Jury prize for directing


Average Happiness wins Prix Ars Electronica  Award of Distinction 2D Computeranimation

and is shown at Annecy Festival, international short competition


Average Happiness

7 min, 2D Computeranimation, Langfilm / Bernard Lang AG, 2019





During a PowerPoint presentation, statistical diagrams are breaking free from the strait-jacket of their coordinates. A trip into the sensual world of statistics begins. Pie charts are melting, arrow diagrams twisting, scatter plots, bar graphs and stock market curves join in a collective climax.




DOK Leipzig 2019, international shortfilm competition

Winterthurer Kurzfilmtage 2019, Swiss Competition

Solothurner Filmtage 2020, Trickfilmwettbewerb und reguläres Programm

Festival international du cour-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2020, Lab competition

REGARD - Saguenay International Short Film Festival 2020, international competition

Tricky Women 2020, special program digital affairs

VIS, Vienna Shorts 2020, Competition Animation Avantgarde

ITFS 2020, Panorama

IndieLisboa - International Film Festival 2020, Silvestre Competition

Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2020, short film competition

Anifilm 2020, international Festival of animated films, Liberec, Czech Republic, international competition of abstract and non-narrative animations

Krakow Film Festival 2020, international short film competition

Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2020, international short film competition

Fantoche 2020, international and swiss short film competition

Anibar 2020, international short film competition

KFFK/Kurzfilmfestival Köln, Short Film Festival Cologne 2020

Leiden International Short Film Experience 2020

LINOLEUM 2020, Contemporary animation and media art festival, Experimental Animation and Video Art

Sitges 2020, International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Anima't section

PTFF 2020, 21st Annual Port Townsend Film Festival

Cyber Arts Exhibition 2020, Austria

Animatou 2020, International Competition For Experimantal Animated Shorts & Swiss Competition, Geneva, Switzerland

Official Selection 2020 at Pixelatl International Festival

International Film Festival Molodist in the International short films programme

Bolton International Film Festival 2020, Animation and Experimental competition

Warsaw Animation Film Festival 2020, Professional Competition

Riga International Film Festival 2020, Festival Darlings of Short

Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest 2020, hors competition

Seville European Film Festival

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival 18 Edition, international competition

Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, sélection officielle courts métrages

Camden International Film Festival,

13th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival USA

Videoex Festival 2020, Schweizer Wettbewerb

Supernova, Digital Animation Festival 2020 World on fire, Denver, USA


Message to Man Experimental competition

compétition Expérience du festival européen du court-métrage de Nice, Un Festival C’est Trop Court

Uppsala Short Film Festival International competition

Big Cartoon Festival, international competition

London International Animation Festival (LIAF 2020), Competition Looking for answers

Anim'est 2020 Tricky Women animated documentaries

Nantes Utopiales, festival international de sience-fiction 2020, international competition

Festival Séquence Court-Métrage Toulouse, Compétition Internationale

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival 2020, official selection

Jinxi Ancient Town Arts Festival, China

The Animattikon Project 2020, Kimonos Art Center, Paphos, Cyprus

Official Competiton at the online 2020 Bit Bang International Animation and Digital Art Festival.

Amarcort Film Festival 2020 Girozalon section, Rimini, Italy

Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest 2020, Panorama Animation, Bretagne, France

Animateka 2020, international competition, ljubliana, slovakia

Whistler Film Festival 2020, ShortWork competition, Canada




Special Mention Festival international du cour-métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2020

Schweizer Filmpreis bester Animationsfilm 2020

Special Mention REGARD - Saguenay International Short Film Festival 2020

Prix Ars Electronica, Award of Distinction, Computer Animation 2020

Jugendjurypreis, Fantoche 2020

Grand prize, Supernova, Digital Animation Festival 2020

Taurus Award, Animatou 2020

Labo Award, Animatou 2020

Best Abstract and Non-narrative animation, Anifilm, Liberec 2020

Special Jury Prize Big Cartoon Festival, Moskow, Russia, 2020

Zürcher Filmpreis, Spezialpreis Jury, Kategorie Kurzfilm, 2020




Director: Maja Gehrig

Dramaturgical Support: Paul Bush, Nora de Baan, Frank Braun

Animation: Maja Gehrig/Stefan Holaus

Editing: Nora de Baan / Maja Gehrig

Music: Joy Frempong

Sound: Peter Bräker

Sound Mix: Jingle Jungle, Christoph Benz

Color Grading: Cinegrell Timo Inderfurth

Production: Olivier Zobrist, Langfilm / Bernard Lang AG


Supported by

Bundesamt für Kultur - Sektion Film

Zürcher Filmstiftung

Kulturförderung Kanton St . Gallen - Swisslos

Aargauer Kuratorium


in Co-Production with

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen





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