Collision
Islamic patterns and American quilts
and the colours and geometry of flags
as an abstract field of reflection.


AWARDS
- Vimeo Staff Pick, 2011
- Jury Award, Marin Short Film Festival, San Rafael, CA, USA, 2010
- Best Film of the Festival, 700IS, Egilsstaðir, Iceland, 2008
- Prädikat Wertvoll, Filmbewertungsstelle, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2008
- Gate Competition Winner, Bermuda Shorts, London, UK, 2007
- LUX Award Best Experimental Film, London SFF, London, 2006
- Third Prize of the Jury, Videologia Festival, Russia, 2006
- Honourable Mention, Darklight FF, Dublin, 2006
- Special Mention, San Gio Festival, Italy, 2006

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SCREENINGS 2014
- Dresden Audiovisual Experience (DAVE), Dresden, Germany, 23 Oct ('Animation-disc-o' screening)
- Royal College of Art, London, 22 + 23 Nov (artist talks)
- Medialogy, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 Oct (lecture)
- London Animation Club, Green Man, Fitzrovia, London, 7 Oct (artist talk)
- National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, UK, 29 Sep (lecture)
- CASS, London Metropolitan University, London, 24 Sep (artist talk)
- ANtIMATION, Creative Industries Precinct, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 21 Jul - 8 Aug (exhibition curated by Rachael Parsons and Lubi Thomas)
- ASIFA-SF 3rd Annual Spring Show, Randall Jr. Museum, San Francisco, USA, 22 Jun
- Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia, 18-22 Jun (Profile: Max Hattler)
- 40. Open Ohr Festival, Mainz, Germany, 6-9 Jun
- Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia, 3-8 Jun (Royal College of Art screening)
- Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela, 14 May (lecture)
- Northwest Animation Festival, Portland, Oregon, 12-18 May
- School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, 28 Apr (lecture)
- Filmfest Dresden, Germany, 15-20 Apr ('Animation-disc-o' screening)
- Where are we now? - Videokunstinterventionen für eine neue Welt, Stadtbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany, 18 Dec 2013 - 15 Mar 2014 (Stefan Möckel, Max Hattler, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay 3-person exhibition)
- KASKcinema, Ghent, Belgium, 20 Feb (lecture)
- Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, 19 Feb (lecture)
- Sint-Lucas, Ghent, Belgium, 18 Feb (talk at Digital Design International Day)
- Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK, 12 Feb (Max Hattler masterclass organized by Animate Projects as part of Animex)

2013
- Middlesex University (Animation Dept), London, 9 Dec (lecture)
- University of East London, London, UK, 22 Nov (artist talk)
- Royal College of Art, London, 20 Nov (artist talk)
- International Festival of Fulldome Arts 'Dimension', Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, Kaluga, Russia, 14-17 Nov
- International Festival of Fulldome Arts 'Dimension', Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, Kaluga, Russia, 16 Nov (artist talk)
- Animatou Festival, Geneva, Switzerland, 11 Oct (masterclass)
- Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts - HSLU, Switzerland, 9 Oct (lecture)
- TOFUZI Animation Festival, Batumi, Georgia, 4 Oct (masterclass)
- Videoholica, Varna, Bulgaria, 4 Aug (artist talk)
- Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, 26 Jul (Max Hattler Retrospective)
- BAFICI Animado, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24-28 Jul (25 Years at the RCA)
- East End Film Festival, London, 3 Jul (Emerge talk)
- Schaustelle, Munich, Germany, 15+16 Jun (Max Hattler: Selected Works)
- Schaustelle, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 15 Jun (artist talk)
- Science Friction, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28 May (artist talk)
- Platform4, Aalborg, Denmark, 16 May (workshop)
- Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 May (artist talk)
- AniFest, Teplice, Czech Republic, 27 Apr (lecture)
- London College of Communication, London, UK, 17 Apr (lecture)
- Frenz: Art in April, Strongroom, London, UK, 17 Apr (screening/talk)
- Reset Festival Special: Licht & Schatten, Münster, Germany, 5 Apr
- Aubagne Int'l Film Festival, France, 18-23 Mar (Anima Carte Blanche)
- 6 Million Ways of Getting into the Arts: Animation, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, 16 Mar (talk/panel)
- Go Short, Nijmegen, NL, 13-17 Mar
- Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK, 8 Mar (lecture)
- Exploring Your Future, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK, 13 Feb (lecture)
- University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 8 Feb (lecture)
- Royal College of Art, London, 31 Jan (talk)

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2012
- Digital Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco, 6-8 Dec
- Conversation21, Middle East Centre, LSE, London, UK, 23 Nov
- HEAD - Geneva University of Art and Design, Switzerland, 22 Nov (talk)
- Fulldome UK, National Space Centre, Leicester, UK, 16-17 Nov (finalist)
- Freie Kunstakademie Baden-Württemberg, Fellbach, Germany, 15 Nov (artist talk)
- Reset Festival, Münster, Germany, 12 Nov
- Petersburg Computer Animation Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2 Nov (presentation at Theories of Modern Animation seminar, hosted by Konstantin Bronzit and Anatoly Prokhorov)
- Multivision Festival, Pro Arte, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1 Nov (artist talk)
- Collab, Lauba, Zagreb, Croatia, 13-17 Oct
- Voll aufs Auge: Filme mit Fantasie, Shorts Attack Tour, Germany, Sep
- Zeitguised, Max Hattler, Android Jones & PES, San Francisco State University, CA, USA, 21 Sep, 19:30 (ASIFA Lecture by Ben Ridgway)
- The Factory, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK, 27 Aug (lecture)
- Max Hattler Presents..., Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK, 23 Aug, 18:30
- Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy, 20-28 Jul (Max Hattler retrospective)
- Political Video Art, Mindpirates, Berlin, 18 Jul (curated by Pauline Doutreluingne and Cynthia Iurinic)
- Golden Kuker Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, 12 Jun (Max Hattler Panorama)
- ISFF Detmold, Germany, 8 Jun (Max Hattler Retrospective)
- Royal College of Art, London, 30 May (presentation/workshop)
- Backup Festival, Weimar, Germany, 12 May (lecture)
- FMX, Stuttgart, Germany, 11 May (lecture)
- Crossing Europe, Linz, Austria, Fri 27 Apr, 21:00
- Fumetto Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland, 29 Mar - 1 Apr (curated by Frank Braun / Fantoche)
- Vilnius Art Academy, Vilnius, Lithuania, 27 Mar
- Go Short, Nijmegen, NL, 18 Mar (Max Hattler Special Screening)
- Animac, Lleida, Spain, 1-4 Mar (Max Hattler Special Screening)
- Royal College of Art, London, 23 Feb (presentation/workshop)
- Royal College of Art, London, 16 Feb (presentation/workshop)

2011
- University of the Arts Bremen, Germany, 2 Dec (lecture)
- Festival Animacam, Spain, 1-18 Dec
- Max Hattler Screening, Off and Free Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 17-23 Nov
- Reggio Film Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 13 Nov
- Pictotition, Stuttgart, Germany, Sat 22 Oct (by ITFS)
- East Pop Red, Red Gallery, London, 12-18 Oct
- Ulm Szenen - Szene Ulm, Stadthaus, Ulm, Germany, 11 Oct
- East Pop West, London, 30 Sep - 2 Oct (Max Hattler solo screen)
- CAMP Festival for Visual Music, ZKM/HfG, Karlsruhe, Germany, 22 Sep
- New Screen New-Castle, Newcastle, UK, Sat 10 Sep
- Videoholica International Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria, 5-12 Aug
- CinemadaMare, Italy, 1 July - 25 August
- Exploding Cinema, The Others, London, Sat 9 Jul
- Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia, 1-3 Jul
- Wiener Kunstschule, Vienna, Austria, 11 May
- Donaufestival, Filmgalerie, Krems, Austria, 30 Apr
- NOVA Contemporary Culture, EAV, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 Apr
- Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 15 Apr
- Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, 29 Mar
- Middlesex University, London, 28 Mar
- AA School of Architecture, London, 14 Mar
- Max Hattler Masterclass, Anima Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 11 Mar
- Animation is 25, 2Annas Projector, Riga, Latvia, 8 + 21 Mar
- University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 7 Mar
- 25 Years at the RCA, Animated Exeter, Exeter, UK, 18 Feb
- University of East London, London, 8 Feb
- Structuring Strategies: Max Hattler, CalArts, Valencia, CA, USA, 25 Jan
- Sound & Stories Amplified: Hattler & Odell, Solothurn Film Festival, 22 Jan
- Max Hattler FOCAL masterclass, Solothurn, Switzerland, 21 Jan
- Max Hattler: Relations & Abstrations (curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr), Directors Lounge, Berlin, 8 Jan

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2010
- Motion Graphics Festival, 30 venues across USA, incl. Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC
- Videomedeja Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia, 17-19 Dec
- Yota Space, St. Petersburg, Russia, 11 Dec
- Festival du film de Vendome, Vendôme, France, 8 Dec
- Royal College of Art 25!, Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia, 19 Nov
- Met Film School, Ealing Studios, London, UK, 15 Nov
- Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark, 20 Oct
- Emmentaler Filmtage, Rüttihubelbad Walkringen, Switzerland, 16-17 Oct
- Goethe-Institut, Ankara, Turkey, 13 Oct
- Anti Design Festival, London, UK, 18-26 Sep
- The Great Exhibition of Schön!8
, German Embassy, London, 15 Sep
- MUMIA, Brazil, Betim & Nova Lima, 6-12 Sep; Belo Horizonte, 13-19 Sep
- I-Dent: Identity and Media Contortion (curated by Omar Kholeif), Media Facades Festival, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, 6 Sep
- I-Dent: Identity and Media Contortion (curated by Omar Kholeif), Media Facades Festival, FACT, Liverpool, UK, 4-5 Sep
- Secret Cinema, Alexandra Palace, London, UK, 3-5 Sep
- Short Films in Shorts, Dalston Rooftop Park, London, 18 Aug
- Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia, 30 Jul - 1 Aug
- contemporary art ruhr 2010, Essen, Germany, 2-4 Jul
- Marin Festival of Short Film and Video, San Rafael, CA, USA, 1-5 Jul
- MOCAmpus, MOCA, Taipei, Taiwan, 19 Jun
- Dreaming with Open Eyes, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, 15 Jun - 18 Jul
- Signal and Noise Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 28 May
- Jornada de Comunicación, Universidad Marista, Mexico City, 30 Apr
- Habitacion del Ruido, UCSJ, Mexico City, 28 Apr
- Ciné Lumière, Institut Français, London, 18 Apr
- Ferienakademie 2010, Kloster Roggenburg, Germany, 6 Apr
- Freie Kunstakademie Nürtingen, Nürtingen, Germany, 17 Mar
- Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany, 16 Mar
- AV Festival, Middlesbrough, UK, 5 Mar + 10 Mar
- University of Westminster, London, UK, 8 Mar
- Ravensbourne College of Design, London, UK, 17 Feb
- 6th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, 14 Feb
- The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark, 9 Feb
- Video Dada, University Art Gallery, Irvine, USA, 8 Jan - 6 Feb

2009
- Southampton Solent University, UK, 17 Feb + 23 Apr + 7 Dec
- Altered States, Video Vortex V, Cimatics Festival, Brussels, 20 + 28 Nov
- Ravensbourne College of Design, London, UK, 28 Jan + 20 Nov
- Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, 14 Nov
- Tomorrow City Open Theater, Incheon, Korea, Nov
- Optica Festival, Madrid, Spain, 16 Oct
- Branchage Film Festival, Jersey, Channel Islands, 3 Oct
- Imagine (curated by Stoffel Debuysere and Maria Palacios Cruz), CASZuidas Urban Screen Festival, Amsterdam, Holland, 4-5 Sep
- SICAF, Seoul, Korea, 12-16 Aug
- Derapage, Paysages Éphémères, Montreal, Canada, 9 Jul
- ArtsFest, Wellington College, Berkshire, UK, 23 Jun
- Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 16-21 Jun
- Edge of Arabia opening night, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 6 Jun
- Greenfest, Brisbane, Australia, 5 Jun
- Animation Symposium, Volda University College, Norway, 7 May
- Synaesthesia: Science & Art, Grenada, Spain, 26-29 Apr
- Kunst (er)schöpft, Kloster Roggenburg, Germany, 11 Mar - 17 Apr
- Abstracta screening at Montévidéo, Marseille, France, 10 Apr
- RAF Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 29 Mar - 4 Apr
- Stomper at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London, UK, 5 Mar
- Refresco! / TDI: Legion, Neuquen, Argentina, 26-28 Feb
- Stomper at Fluc, Vienna, Austria, 7 Feb
- Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, Germany, 22 Jan

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2008
- ISFF Leuven, Belgium, 29 Nov - 6 Dec
- E-Magiciens, Valenciennes, France, 27 Nov
- Collision rescored by Guillemots, Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK, 24 Nov
- Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia, 21 Nov
- tank.tv Fresh Moves at Guangzhou Triennial, China, 6 Sep - 16 Nov
- Royal College of Art, London, UK, 6 Nov
- Fairecourt theatrical screenings tour, France, 8 Oct - 6 Nov
- 700IS Tour at Örebro Int'l Video Art Festival, Sweden, 26 Oct
- The Film Diary, Leicester, UK, 24 Oct
- 700IS Tour at Arizona State University, Arizona, USA, 6 Oct
- Abstracta, Rome, Italy, 24 Sep
- Animae Caribe Festival, Trinidad, 23 Sep
- 700IS Tour at Alsager Gallery, Manchester, UK, 22 Sep
- We The People, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, USA, 15-17 Sep
- AnimationVolda Festival, Volda, Norway, 13 Sep
- The Magic Piano, London, 9 Aug
- Tenderpixel Gallery, London, 30 Jul
- Era New Horizons IFF, Wroclaw, Poland, 26 + 27 Jul
- Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka + Yokohama, Japan, Apr-Jul
- Design SFF, AIGA SF, San Francisco, USA, 18 Jun
- Nuit de la vidéo LESYEUXLANUIT, Nancy, France, 13 Jun
- Cross Currents, Royal College of Art, London, 10 Jun
- Apple Store Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, 26 May
- Planet Studyo Plus One, Osaka, Japan, 24 + 25 May
- Kyoto Saga University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan, 20 May
- Osaka Electro-Communication University, Osaka, Japan, 15 May
- Artprojx Space, London, UK, 15 May
- Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Nagoya, Japan, 14 May
- Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 12 May
- Dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto, Japan, 29 April - 11 May
- Snack Nagako, SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan, 9 May
- Uplink Factory, Tokyo, Japan, 7 + 8 May
- FFIAK, Yokohama, Japan, 6 May
- Apple Store Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, 5 May
- Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden, 17 Apr - 4 May
- Pecha Kucha Night, SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan, 24 Apr
- Hattler/Seidel Japan Tour Launch, Le Baron, Tokyo, Japan, 23 Apr
- Notte Bianca in Università, University of Pisa, Italy, 24 Apr
- Bristol School of Animation, UWE, Bristol, UK, 16 Apr
- Resfest 2008, Turkey: Eskisehir, Istanbul, Izmir, 19 Mar - 13 Apr
- Creative Futures, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 9 Apr
- 700IS, Egilsstaðir, Iceland, 29 Mar - 5 Apr
- artbelowzero, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 21 Mar
- Animar 3, Solar, Vila do Conde, Portugal, 12 Jan - 16 Mar
- artbelowzero, Westbourne Studios, London, 12 Mar
- Byron Bay FF, Australia, 29 Feb - 8 Mar
- FDMX, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, UK, 6 Mar
- Newport School of Art, University of Wales, Newport, UK, 4 Mar
- The Winterfestival, Kramfors, Sweden, 27-28 Feb
- London Animation Studio, Central St. Martin's College, London, UK, 25 Feb
- Kulturmagasinet, Sundsvall, Sweden, 22-23 Feb
- tank.tv Fresh Moves, Phoenix Arts, Leicester, UK, 12 Feb
- University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, 7 Feb
- FDMX, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 23 Jan
- London SFF, London, 4-13 Jan (Dazzle Films screening)

2007
- Imagina Awards, Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Clermont-Ferrand SFF, France (Autour de Minuit screening)
- Platform IAF, Portland, Oregon, USA
- The Animation Show 3, festival tour across USA and Canada
- Resfest 2007, Korea (Best of By Design: Seminal Films From 01-06)
- Norwegian SFF, Grimstad, Norway
- San Francisco IFF, USA
- Dresden ISFF, Germany (Animation Exchange Forum screening)
- St. Louis IFF, St. Louis, USA
- Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France
- Premio Simona Gesmundo, Italy
- Arcipelago SFF, Rome, Italy
- Istanbul IAF, Turkey
- Trunk - The Nordic Art Video Festival, Östersund, Sweden
- Flensburger Kurzfilmtage, Flensburg, Germany
- Fredrikstad AF, Fredrikstad, Norway
- Anim'est IAFF, Bucharest, Romania
- Media Art Friesland Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland (artist talk)
- AirVideo, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, March
- Showcomotion FF, Sheffield, UK
- Family Friendly FF, Manchester, UK
- Muuuvi ISFF, Lazar Castle, Romania
- Xinacittà, Barcelona, Spain
- Animayo, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
- UK Brutal - Mostra de Cinema de Arte Inglês, Brasília, Brazil
- Zlinsky Pes, Zlin, Czech Republic
- Phoenix Cinema at East Finchley Community Festival, London
- The Emperor's New Shorts, Cockpit Theatre, London
- Casa da Animação, Porto, Portugal
- Popcorn, Envy Post, London
- Happy Hour 2, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles
- 'Collisions' at Soho House, London
- Dime Novel Screen, Sassoon Gallery, London
- Signals Shorts .07, Colchester, UK
- Epic Shorts at Real Institute, Betws-y-Coed, Wales
- Battle of Ideas, Royal College of Art, London
- Visiones de la animación, CAAC, Seville, Spain
- Transvizualia, Gdynia, Poland
- Projektor at Cafe Gallery Projects, London
- Pleinbioscoop, Rotterdam, Holland
- Linoleum, Moscow, Russia
- Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK
- Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
- Ferdinand-von-Steinbeiß Schule für Grafikdesign, Ulm, Germany
- Nikolaus-Kopernikus-Gymnasium, Weissenhorn, Germany
- Max Hattler Retrospective, Roxy, London
- Max Hattler: Filme & Videos 2003-2007, Stadthaus, Ulm, Germany

2006
- Annecy IAF, France
- Edinburgh IFF, UK
- Sydney FF, Australia
- Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Holland
- Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, London
- Amiens IFF, France
- Sarajevo FF, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Hull ISFF, UK
- Split FF, Split, Croatia
- Bradford AF, UK
- Videomedeja Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
- Videologia Festival, Russia
- Némo, Paris
- Darklight Festival, Dublin
- PISAF, Puchon, South Korea
- EMAF, Osnabrück, Germany
- Worldwide SFF, Toronto, Canada
- Anima, Brussels
- Encounters SFF, Bristol, UK
- Badalona ISFF, Spain
- Tindirindis IAFF, Vilnius, Lithuania
- Rencontres cinématographiques de la Seine-Saint-Denis, France
- Festival Temps d'Images, la Ferme du buisson, France
- MIAF, Melbourne, Australia
- LIAF, London
- Unimovie, Pescara, Italy
- Detmold ISFF, Germany
- Media Art Friesland, Holland
- Fairecourt theatrical screenings tour, France
- Animac, Lleida, Spain
- Square Eyes Festival, Arnhem, Holland
- Canarias Mediafest, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
- Balchik ISFF, Bulgaria
- 4 Film Festival - No Words, Bolzano, Italy
- Digital City, London
- D-NEFF Experimental Exhibition, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
- BYDESIGN 06, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, USA
- The Animation Show at Comic Con, San Diego, USA
- Courtisane Festival, Gent, Belgium
- Kinofilm, Manchester, UK
- NPS New Arrivals, Holland
- Future FF, Bologna, Italy
- Future Cinema at Fabric, London
- Future Shorts in UK, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Russia, Mexico
- Un festival c'est trop court, Nice, France
- Mostra de Curtmetratges de Sagunt, Spain
- London SFF (Halloween SFF), London
- Animex, Middlesbrough, UK
- UK Film Centre at Cannes Film Festival, France
- His Life is Full of Miracles at Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
- Somewhere Else at Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
- 'Collisions' at El Levante, Rosario, Argentina
- San Giò Video Festival, Verona, Italy
- Blink at Gasworks Gallery, London
- Blink at The Bigger Picture, Manchester
- Número-Projecta, Lisbon, Portugal
- International Days of Documentary Cinema, Lublin, Poland
- 4x4, 93 Feet East, London
- Courtivore, Rouen, France
- artbelowzero at Westbourne Studios, London
- Sonar FF, Florence, Italy
- Experience 5.0 at Le Cube, Issy, France
- Tortured in Paradise at Studio 27, San Francisco
- Politically Incorrect FF, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Australian IAF, Australia
- Unfurled: A Public Exhibition of Flags, Tallin, Estonia
- BUDA Arts Center, Kortrijk, Belgium
- Backup Festival (shortlisted for Backup Award), Germany
- Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia

2005
- Resfest 2005, global tour to 37 cities
- DOTMOV, Sapporo, Japan
- Animadrid, Spain
- NIAF, Norwich, UK
- LIAF, London
- Vendome FF, France
- KaraFilm Festival, Karachi, Pakistan
- Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia
- Unfurled: A Public Exhibition of Flags, Tartu, Estonia
- Imperial War Museum Student Film Festival, London
- Backup Festival (shortlisted for Werkleitz Award), Germany
- Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Avanto Festival, Helsinki, Finland
- Anifest, Budapest
- The Show, Royal College of Art, London

WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT COLLISION
"Kind of appropriate movie after war hawk Obama's big week" Totally Naked (7 May 2011, the week after Osama Bin Laden was officially killed by Navy SEALs)

"In light of recent news of the world the film remains relevant. And beautiful."
Bradford Shellhammer, Sundance Channel, 12 May 2011

"Sia i colori che i suoni contribuiscono nel rendere l’effetto di uno caleidoscopio, e i movimenti di transizione verso forme differenti ricordano i corti di Oskar Fischinger. Il suono può essere quello di una collisione, tuttavia il video si conclude con l’ambiguo effetto sonoro dei giochi di fuoco, la cui interpretazione rimane dubbia, oscillando tra la celebrazione e la distruzione; sempre alla fine, i colori sembrano stridere l’un l’altro per diventare una ruota armonica del colore: ancora l’interpretazione rimane aperta a differenti punti di vista."
Cinema sperimentale, Nov 2013

"a pulsating mash-up of stars and stripes and Islamic patterns."
Art Monthly, Nov 2007

"Explores Politics Through Shapes."
Sheerly Avni, Open Culture, 2011


Max Hattler in MDR Thüringen Journal: 'Backup Festival Weimar: Kurz und intensiv', 13 May 2012

"Short Film of the Day: Collision. Why Watch? Sometimes it's important to forget about actors or a narrative and just go with some incredible visuals that happen to have an underlying socio-political subtext. Say what? Exactly. It's abstract that's actually watchable with symbols that don't pull punches. Your childhood kaleidoscope meets American quilting and Islamic religious icons with explosive consequences. What Will It Cost? Just 2 minutes of your time. Does it get better any better than that? Check out Collision for yourself."
Cole Abaius, Film School Rejects, 2011

"Max Hattler puts America and Islam in the blender. Beautiful smoothie." Fanfarlo, 2011

"Max Hattler creates kaleidoscopic animations which are more than mere visual titillations; in Collision he takes Islamic patterns and American quilts and morphs them, with interesting results." KINO 10, 2011

"絕佳萬花向圖案設計動畫影片,保證精彩!真是充滿想像力!喜歡這支影片" Yufu Lin, Taiwan, 2011

"Max Hattler, un artista audiovisual que persigue nuevos horizontes de expresión en movimiento, es el autor de estas fascinante pieza. 'Collision' es un interesante clip, de crítica política, en la que los patrones de estética islámica confluyen con la cromaticidad de la bandera americana. Un combinación de elementos geométricos y sonoros que contextualiza una historia narrada desde otra perspectiva." 0 Por Ciento, 2011


tank.tv interviewed Max Hattler in 2007, after Collision was included on their first DVD, 'Fresh Moves: New Moving Images from the UK'. The DVD was compiled by an esteemed panel of judges and is available here.

"... Change comes through action. If we look to visual culture then it is posters and placards which give visual presence to protesting voices in the public domain (even if they can't change things in themselves). Art, like film, mediates the (violent) world, extracting its fragments and splicing them back together as meta-comment; reflection, for the long run. We can see this quite well in Collision, a short animation by Max Hattler. Here, Islamic patterns and American quilts, the vernacular of two different cultures, kaleidoscope into the geometry of flags to the rhythm of artillery fire, fireworks and the muezzin's call to prayer. Although the film draws on the everyday, and is downloaded back into it via the personal desktop, it doesn't become dissipated by 'use'. ..." Monika Parrinder & Colin Davies, Limited Language: rewriting design - responding to a feedback culture (Birkhauser), 2009

"To note the five long years that the Iraq campaign has chalked up this month, what better way to mark the occasion than with Max Hattler's protean, prize-laden and thought-provoking animated artwork. This abstract reflection on the clash of cultures forcibly merges American quilts and Islamic patterns into beautiful, yet unsettling kaleidoscopic scenes. Make sure to launch this in the stand-alone player option and listen with headphones on (bbc.co.uk/ filmnetwork), to see how Christopher Wilson's subtly ominous sound mix transforms these whirling, warring images, as a muezzin's call and the crack of artillery fire fracture Hattler's primary- coloured mandalas like shrapnel." guardian.co.uk, 2008

"Collision by Max Hattler is a joyful mash-up of Islamic patterns, American quilts, kaleidoscopic op-art that adds up to a fresh, Sesame Street quality." Adam Lee Davies, Little White Lies

"Collision deploys a deft arsenal of shapes on paths, stars-and-kaleidoscope-striping geometry, with textures and forms culled from the ensigns of Americana and Islamism ... The sound design is slick and significant, and this crackle-crisp sound imbues extrasensory depth, while punctuating the graphic ... true innovation ... great work" DINCA.org

"Few works so elegantly capture the tensions between America and the Islamic world as Max Hattler’s Collision." shortoftheweek.com

"Collision is no different than a feature film like Babel, only speaks a different filmic language in expressing the same ideas." Rick’s Flicks Picks

"an explosion of nationalist icons" Signal & Noise

"an original depiction of aesthetics into politics" bbc.co.uk

"an abstract satire based on the geometry of flags"
Time Out London, 2006

"a disturbing yet potent piece of abstract political filmmaking" RES Magazine, 2005

"an abstract take on the War on Terror"
Promo News

"It's like watching a fireworks display while on acid." scifidimensions.com

"Max Hattler's unusual political short. Islam and America battle in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns." BoreMe

"A cacophonous stoner delight." LAS Magazine

"brief but spectacular" Montreal Mirror

"utter genius" ThickOnline

"Clever as hell" The Curious Brain

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND MORE
- Animation, Andrew Selby, Laurence King Publishing, 2013
- Short Film of the Day, Film School Rejects, 19 Mar 2011
- Animation is Twenty Five, Royal College of Art, DVD, 2010
- Canal+ TV, Spain, 2010 (+ interview)
- Limited Language : rewriting design - Responding to a feedback culture, by Colin Davies & Monika Parrinder, pub. Birkhäuser, 2009
- BBC TV, Northern Ireland, UK, 2009
- Collision T-shirts published by Nano Universe, Japan, 2009
- Collision T-shirts published by Beams T, Japan, 2008
- Max Hattler vs. Robert Seidel DVD, Japan, 2008
- The Animation Show Vol. 3 DVD, USA, 2008
- Short of the Week, Wk 37, 10-16 Sep 2007
- Fresh Moves DVD, by tank.tv, UK, 2007
- Qoob TV, Italy, 2007
- Movieola, Canada, 2007
- Showcase TV, Canada, 2007
- Atomfilms, USA, 2007
- BBC Film Network, UK, since Dec 2006
- Cultura TV, Holland, Nov 2006
- 'boards screening room, Canada, Oct 2006
- Mediakunst in beeld en context, Holland, Sep 2006
- Repérages issue 56 + DVD, France, Sep 2006
- Arte TV, 9/11 issue of Court Circuit / KurzSchluss, France/Germany, Sep 2006
- shots Adventures in Animation DVD, UK, Jun 2006
- Repérages issue 55 + DVD, France, Jun 2006
- The Reel DVD, UK, Mar 2006
- Specialten DVD, issue 13, UK, Feb 2006
- Canal+ TV, France + Africa, 2006
- RES magazine + DVD, USA, Sep 2005
- Supported and promoted by the British Council

Limited edition Japanese Collision t-shirt's a pussy magnet.

CREDITS
Director: Max Hattler
Production: Royal College of Art
Additional animation: Ian Mackinnon
Sound design: Max Hattler
Sound mix: Christopher Wilson
35mm recording: Andreas Schellenberg, Pictorion das werk
Available formats: 35mm, QT HD, Beta SP, DVD
Length: 2'30"
Year: 2005
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