Animation, 8 min.


by Michaela Müller

Croatia / Switzerland, September 2009

A look at life on the mediterranean borders of Europe, where tourists try to relax while “illegal” immigrants struggle for a chance to a better life. Breaking out of a strictly confined tourist zone, two children of a Swiss family rapidly experience that reality here has very little to do with the posh life in the camping site. Then a storm hits the shore and washes away almost all distinctions between rich and poor.


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Directed by: Michaela Müller
Written by: Michaela Müller

World Premiere: September 2009
Original Version: Without dialogue, colour, 35mm, 8 min.


Production: Academy of Fine Arts, Michaela Müller
Producer: Michaela Müller

Cinematography: Michaela Müller
Sound Editing: Fa Ventilato
Sound Design: Fa Ventilato, Michaela Müller
Rerecording Sound Mix: Fa Ventilato
Music: Fa Ventilato
Animation: Michaela Müller
Techniques: Paint on glass, Cameraless animation

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World Rights: Academy of Fine Arts, Michaela Müller

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Izmir, International Izmir Animation Festival, Special Jury Award 2011
  • Luzern, Bundesamt für Kultur, Swiss Film Award «Quartz», Best Animation Film 2011
  • Wien, Tricky Women Festival, Dreimonatiges Arbeitsstipendium des «Artist in Residence»-Programms im quartier21/MQ 2011
  • Baden, Fantoche, Best Swiss (Swiss Competition) 2010
  • Brooklyn, Brooklyn International Film Festival, Spirit Award 2010
  • Genève, Animatou Festival international du film d'animation - Genève, Prix Taurus Studio de la meilleure bande sonore (compétition suisse) 2010
  • Ismailia, Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentary & Short films, Jury Award for the Best Animation Film 2010
  • Ljubljana, International Animation Film Festival Animateka, Jury Grand Prix 2010
  • St. Petersburg, Message to Man International Film Festival, Prize "Centaur" - Best Debut Film 2010
  • Tabor, Desinic, TABOR Film Festival, Prize for the Best Croatian Film 2010
  • Utrecht, Holland Animation Film Festival, Grand Prix HAFF European Student Film 2010
  • Yerevan ReAnimania, ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan, Best Graduation Film 2010
  • Zagreb, Days of Croatian Film, Special Mention of Filmcritics 2010
  • Zagreb, Days of Croatian Film, Best Animated Film (ex-aequo) 2010
  • Zagreb, Festival of Croatian Animated Film, Best Student Animation 2010

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