Trollywood Animation Festival - Digital Edition

Short film programs

Trollywood Animation Festival has invited REX Animation Film Festival to curate two guest programmes: A selection of European animated short film favorites and a selection of Swedish student productions from 5 years with REX Animation Student Award.

The selcted short films will be available from 6 may 2021 to 13 May 2021
Please note that a festival ticket is needed to watch the short films.

A selection of European animated short film favorites

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.

A Mind Sang

By Vier Nev • Portugal • 2019 • 6:11 min
A short film about perception, rebirth and transformation.


By Alexander Gratzer • Austria • 2019 • 6:51 min While two birds talk about their existence, a small apple makes its way into the depths of a cave under watchful eyes.

Freeze Frame

By Soetkin Verstegen •Belgium, Finland, Germany • 2019 • 5:00 min
Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image. Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness. In this stop motion film, identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice, like archivists. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.

Grandmas Pancakes

By Dominyka Adomaitytė, Vykintas Labanauskas • Lithuania • 2019 • 2 min
It’s a film about a grandmother patiently waiting for a visit.

Let Go

By Star Bazancir • Sweden • 2020 • 2:10 min

A story about people of flesh and blood, torn apart by illusions named borders, nations and race.


By ILLOGIC • France • 2019 • 1:49 min

Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.

Now listen

By Kijek/Adamski • Poland • 2020 • 3:50 min

A chamber moment of reflection on possibilities of intergender dialogue turns into a symbolic occurrence. A woman goes into space and gets back to Earth to bond with a man on a pedestal.


By Arden Colley, Asil Atay, Isabel Wiegand, Kellie Fay • Spain, Italy, Canada, USA, Turkey • 2019 • 3:39 min

A young woman relives a pivotal moment that embodies her relationship with her mother.

Urban Sphinx

By Maria Lorenzo Hernández • Spain • 2020 • 4:53 min
The eye that you see is not an eye because you see it; it’s an eye because it sees you. A tribute to all urban artists of Valencia.

A selection of Swedish student productions from 5 years
with REX Animation Student Award.

REX Animation Student Award is a yearly event that has had the ambition to bring different traditions and fields together, in a competition that gets diverse submissions with animation projects from students from art-, design-, and film schools, in addition to animation schools on all levels. Presented here are the winners 2016-2020 and a selection of additional great Swedish student productions in competition for the first 5 years with the award.


By Emma Hjelm • Stockholm University of the Arts, Sweden • 2018 • 7:36 min
An animated documentary short film based on interviews about nervousness, made over a cup of tea.


By Pella Olsson • Animationsakademien, Sweden • 2019 • 3:20 min
Sofy’s job is to put caps on passing bottles. But on this day, a bottle that already has a cap appears. It disrupts the routine and she misses a couple of bottles. When she hunts for the bottles, she is taken on a revealing journey through the factory.


By André Rondahl • The Animation Line, Sörängen, Sweden  • 2018 • 4:34 min
An elderly man wakes up to the eerie sound of a raven. Remaining on an isolated island. With memories of nothing, no recollection of the circumstances. This is the beginning, through the entrance to an end.


By Ola Angelman • The Animation Line, Sörängen, Sweden • 2019 • 10:23 min
Två råttor, en pappa och ett barn, bor i en förort till Stockholm och upptäcker en dag att en katt har tagit sig in i deras hem. Pappan kastar ut den, men katterna fortsätter komma tillbaka. Förälderna blir alltmer frustrerad medan barnet börjar se dem på ett annat sätt.


By August Florén • Animationsakademien, Sweden • 2016 • 10:30 min
Two strangers meet on a cold dark night. The firmament above is full of stars and the universe looks unbelievably large.


By Wilma Harju • Animationsakademien, Sweden • 2019 • 3:51 min
Being in a mental limbo state, how do you handle it? What happens inside the body and mind and how do they relate to each other under stress, anxiety and dissociation?


By Tua Wester • Animationsakademien, Sweden • 2016 • 1:20 min

An abstract web of movement, closely intertwined with music.

Södra Vakthuset

By Aljona Sju-fa, Anna Häggström, August Florén, Eleonor Frankenberg, Emanu Garnheim, Käthrine Yan, Marjo Palokangas, Miriam Ivanoff Shin Mustafa, Simon Fischier • Stockholm University of the Arts, Sweden • 2019 • 3:39 min
Stockholm, 1940s. Beckomberga Hospital houses thousands of patients. At the southern entrance there is a gate and a small guard house. Countless people pass through the decades. When the hospital closes, the area begins to change.

The Essential Worker

By Eliot Kristofer Axelsson • Beckmans, Sweden • 2020 • 1:10 min
Our common memory of this year: Essential workers. “Dad, what did you do during the war?” is a well-known propaganda phrase that should evoke a sense of duty. This tragicomedy shows a person who drew poop sausage emojis for the people in the pouring rain.