Trollywood Animation Festival
Short film programs
Trollywood Animation Festival will be screening two short film programs this year (2022).
The first programme is presented together with REX Animation Film Festival and consits of two themes; WALLS and FAMILIES.
The second short film programme is presented together with FAF Fredrikstad Animation Festival in Norway. FAF is focused on the Nordic and Baltic regions of northern Europe. The selected films represent the very best from this years festival. For more information on FAF, please visit there website.
The selcted short films will be available from 5 may 2022 to 7 May 2022
Please note that a festival ticket is needed to watch the short films.
All films will be screened live on Saturday, 7th of May at Folkets Hus.
In collaboration with REX
REX is a yearly film festival focused on bringing the very best of European animation to Stockholm and Sweden. This selection of European animation is a smorgasbord of inspiring short film productions for adult audiences. From unusual stop-motion materials to street art, optical illusions, current issues in today’s Europe, and personal storytelling, each film has a style of its very own.
REX erbjuder unika filmvisningar, samtal, studenttävling, gästprogram och deltagandeaktiviteter på temat animation. Genomförandet bygger på samarbeten med europeiska kulturinstitut (EUNIC Stockholm), filmdistributörer, intresseföreningar, lokala biografer, skolor, bibliotek, kulturskola, kulturhus m.m. REX är även en nationell och internationell aktör som bjuds in till programläggning på andra festivaler.
Short film program 1 WALLS
Impossible Figures and Other Stories 1
By Marta Pajek • Poland/Canada • 2021 • 12 min
After a huge explosion, only an old couple remains in an abandoned city. An old woman wanders tediously through empty streets. She passes by the statues of some now completely irrelevant and long-forgotten victories. In the shop windows, she sees some abandoned and dead mannequins. In short flashback, we get to see those, who will never return to the city. Marta Pajek’s film is a post-apocalyptic portrait of the world where the human being and its existence means no more than a split second. The film is the missing part of the trilogy “Impossible Figures and other stories”.
By Catarina Romano • Portugal • 2021 • 12:31 min
A film about loneliness and identically repeated days that, before being days, are a set of identically repeated small gestures, and on top of that, the silence that announces the absence. In Catarina Romano’s “Howsoever”, a woman has been locked inside her house for a long time, unemployed, locked outside the possibilities of her time, locked inside herself.
From the Balcony
By Aris Kaplanidis •Greece • 2021 • 12:00 min
A middle aged lady observes the world of an Athenian neighborhood from her balcony with mixed reactions from those she constantly watches… A multicharacter short comedy that depicts a neighborhood where 2D traditional animation co-exists with 3D environments!
By Rupert Williams and Elli Land • UK • 2020 • 5:54 min
Stories of unexpected interactions and awkward moments, Bathroom Privileges is a short animated documentary looking at some of the difficulties people face accessing public bathrooms.
All Those Sensations in my Belly
By Marko Djeska • Portugal / Croatia • 2020 • 13 min
While transitioning from male gender to female, Matia struggles with finding a sincere intimate relationship with a heterosexual male.
By Anais Mauzat • Belgium • 2021 • 3:43 min
How can we reconnect to our energy sources? How can we wake up to our life? A woman tries to come out of her torpor. Like the seeds that suddenly start their germination process, the pulsations of her body will guide her.
Short film program 2 FAMILIES
We Hope You Won´t Need to Come Back
By Anastazja Naumenko • Poland • 2020 • 9:49 min
A young girl immigrated. Having to function in a new environment is slowly transforming into a routine, and herself, into a modern Frankenstein’s creation.
By Diana Cam Van Nguyen (Lukáš Janičík) • Czech Republic • 2021 • 12 min
A short film about ties and gaps between a child and a parent. Diana was 11 when her dad spent a year in prison. They could not be together but her dad wrote to her letters full of love. Now 15 years later, no bars set them apart but they are not close any more. Diana blames her dad for what happened in the meantime. That he left their family in order to get a son-successor from another woman. Eventhough such a thing is tolerated in parents´ home Vietnam it is hardly understandable for Europe-based Diana. Being assured by dad´s love letters from the past, Diana tries to re-connect with him and accept that parents sometimes do things one don´t understand.
There is Exactly Enough Time
By Oskar Salomonowitz, Virgil Widrich • Austria • 2021 • 2 min
Oskar Salomonowitz, the 12-year-old son of filmmakers Anja Salomonowitz and Virgil Widrich, had drawn 206 frames of a flip book when he died in an accident. Using the remaining blank sheets, his father continued drawing the film.
On the Surface
By Fan Sissoko • Iceland • 2021 • 4 min
Animation about a woman who goes swimming in the Icelandic sea and reflects on her experience of raising a child in a country that feels nothing like home.
By Marie Larrivé • France • 2021 • 20:30 min
After an earthquake in Naples bay, the body of a man is found. The Italian police believe the man killed himself 40 years ago. They contact Dino and his daughter Victoria for a DNA test.
The very best from Fredrikstad Animation Festival
The leading festival for animated films in the Nordic, Fredrikstad Animation Festival was held from 21 to 24 October and six short films was awarded. The festival has a special focus on films made in the small countries of the Nordic and Baltics and the programme represent some of the best films produced in the area.
Short film program 3
Help - We have a blind patient
Director: Robin Jensen
Norway – 2021
Length: 1 min
3 films made for the Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted (Norges blindeforbund) and winner of best commissioned films.
Matilda and the spare head
Director: Ignas Meilūnas
Lithuania – 2020
Length: 13 min
A girl who wants to be the smartest person in the world. The film won the award for best children’s film at Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2022.
A most exquisite man
Director: Jonas Taul
Estonia – 2021
Length: 15 min
Grand Prix winner at Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2021 tells the existences of a most exquisite man, or at least the world that surrounds him labels and sees him as such. He has fantastic abilities, incomprehensible talent, he could even be called a genius, yet something within him is restless. Big questions utterly absorb him, leading him to a place where all he can do is surrender his life, in order to find that which gives him and the natural world undeniable purpose and concluding peace.
Director: Kaisa Penttilä
Finland – 2021
Length: 9 min
A girl is spending the day in a zoo with her mom and a bunch of other tourists. Suddenly an unknown ship docks at the zoo and two strange-looking creatures step out. The tourists are insecure about where the newcomers belong. Are they friends or enemies? Luckily the guard of the zoo knows what to do. The film was award as the best Nordic-baltic animated short film and also got a special mention as for best children’s film.
Director: Susi Haaning
Denmark – 2020
Length: 8 min
Awarded best Student Film Favorite Daughter is an ode to crazy dads. A poetic and humorous portrait of a father-daughter relationship. In snapshots, we follow Favorite Daughter through her childhood with a loving and funny father who is the most amazing but also struggling with a bipolar disorder.
Night of the living dread
Director: Ida Melum
UK – 2021
Length: 12 min
When a power cut ruins Ruby’s bedtime routine, she finds herself haunted by some unwanted guests. The only way for Ruby to get a peaceful night of sleep is to confront her visitors. The film won the audience award during Fredrikstad Animation Festival.
Public screening / Öppen filmvisning!
Bamse och vulkanön (2021)
Lördag den 7:e maj kl 14:30 visar vi Bamse och vulkanön på Hebe, Folkets Hus i Trollhättan. Filmen är en del av Trollywood Animation Festival och visas gratis. Ta med hela familjen!
Free screening on May 7th of the Swedish animated movie Bamse and the volcano island (2021) by Slugger Film. Audio will be in Swedish.