A Lost and Found Box
of Human Sensation

Animated Short Film
  • Short Film, Animation, 15 min.
  • Categories: Films / finished
  • Released: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Online: www.lostbox.de
  • Task: Writer, Director
  • Add. credits:

    Joseph Fiennes

    Ian McKellen

    Stefan Leuchtenberg

    Lars Deutsch

    Simon Leykamm

    Onni Pohl

    complete credits ➳





    Technical Director

    Animation "Doc"


When his father dies unexpectedly, a young man seeking to cope with his grief goes on a powerful emotional journey through time and space.

The film begins with the funeral and shows how feelings change throughout the years. It ends with the question: Is there a due date for grief …?

A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation is an animated short film by Martin Wallner and Stefan Leuchtenberg. According to the German Federal Film Board (FFA), it was Germany's most successful Short Film 2012.


Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Enemy at the Gates)
Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings, X-Men)


Lailaps Pictures, Dancing Squirrel
Co-produced by BR and Arte
Additional funding by FFF Bayern


Trixter Film, Wavefront Studios,
Hochschule Augsburg, Meilenstein Digital


Best Short Film – First Steps Award, Germany
Best Film – Interfilm IFF Berlin, Germany
Grand Prix (Best Film) – Odense IFF, Denmark
Best Film – Poitiers IFF, France
Best Animation – Rhode Island IFF, USA
Audience Award – SF Shorts, San Francisco, USA
Europrix Multimedia Award, Salzburg, Austria
Special Jury Prize – Bradford IAFF, UK
Prix Jury Jeune – Lille ISFF, France
Seal of Approval: Highly Recommended – FBW, Germany
Murnau Kurzfilmpreis – Murnau Stiftung, Germany
Best Animation National – Filmfest Dresden, Germany
Best Film – FICAM Maroc, Morocco
Next Generation – German Films
Best Film – Councours de Courts Toulouse, France
Rising Star Award – Canada IFF, Canada
Best Film – Zebra Poetry FF, Germany
Attila Dagay Prize – Jameson Cinefest, Miskolc, Hungary
Youth Jury Prize – San Sebastian Horror & SciFi FF, Spain
Best Prize Students – Anifest Rozafa, Albania
Best Independent Animation – European FF Paris, France
Audience Award – Love Fest, Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia
Silver Prize – PAGE Int. Screenwriting Awards, USA


Annecy / Tribeca / SXSW / Toronto CFC / Clermont-Ferrand / ITFS Stuttgart / Hofer Filmtage / Rhode Island IFF / SF Shorts / Palm Springs ISFF / Warsaw IFF / Siggraph Asia / Chicago IFF / Anima Mundi / L.A. Shorts Fest / Guanajuato IFF / Talinn Black Nights / Molodist Kiew / Ottawa IAFF / Cinequest / Onedotzero / ShortShorts Tokyo / Singapore IFF / Hongkong IFF / ...