Who is Lotte

LOTTE REINIGER was an inventor and an innovator. Her unique style of storytelling and visual contrast inspired many, including modern day filmmakers Henry Selick, Anthony Lucas and ourselves. Her 1926 film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was the first ever feature length animation. She also invented the multi-plane camera allowing her to create a sense of depth in her films, which was a major contribution to the field of animation.

"No one else has taken a specific animation technique and made it so utterly her own.... To date she has no rivals, and for all practical purposes the history of silhouette animation begins and ends with Reiniger." - Philip Kemp, the BFI

LOTTE REINIGER was an inventor and an innovator. Her unique style of storytelling and visual contrast inspired many, including modern day filmmakers Henry Selick, Anthony Lucas and ourselves. Her 1926 film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was the first ever feature length animation. She also invented the multi-plane camera allowing her to create a sense of depth in her films, which was a major contribution to the field of animation.