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Only a Child

Simone Giampaolo // Switzerland // 2020 // 06:47 min

Animation, Documentary // Poetry, Political Film

Language: English // Subtitles: German

Only a Child is a visual poem created by over 20 animation directors under the artistic supervision of Simone Giampaolo, which gives shape and colour to the original words spoken by Severn Suzuki at the UN Summit in Rio in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet. An omnibus film celebrating the environmental youth movement 30 years in the making.


#Nature   #Environment   #Childhood   #rubbish/trash   #Animal   #Family  

Part of the following short film programs

For the sake of the environment

Festivals & Awards:

Los Angeles Animation Festival 2020: Best Combination-Mixed Media award

Nomination at Swiss Prix Award as Best animated Film 2021

5th Indian World Film Festival-2021: Best director (Animation)

Solothurn, Solothurner Filmtage, Meilleurs film d’animation - 2e Prix 2021

Stuttgart, Internationales Trickfilm-Festival, Special Mention (Grand Prix 2021) 2021

Stuttgart, Internationales Trickfilm-Festival, SWR OnlineFilm Audience Award 2021

Saguenay, REGARD - Festival International du Film Court au Saguenay, Prix du meilleur film jeunesse 2021

Ottawa, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Special Mention: Animation for Young Audiences (Ages 6-12) Competition 2021

Genève, Swiss Film Award, Swiss Film Award, Best Animation Film 2021 (Nomination)

Ottawa, 45th Ottawa International Animation Festival (online edition), 22.09.2021 – 03.10.2021 
Baden, Fantoche 19. Internationales Festival für Animationsfilm Baden, 07.09.2021 – 12.09.2021 
Saguenay, 25e REGARD - Festival international du court métrage, 09.06.2021 – 13.06.2021 
Zagreb, 31st World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest, 07.06.2021 – 12.06.2021 
Stuttgart, 28. Internationales Trickfilm-Festival (online edition), 04.05.2021 – 09.05.2021 
Paris, 16th ECU The European Independent Film Festival Paris, 09.04.2021 – 11.04.2021 
Aspen, 30th Aspen Shortsfest , 06.04.2021 – 11.04.2021 
Barcelona, 23rd Mecal Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animación de Barcelona , 11.03.2021 – 28.03.2021 
Tampere, 51st Tampere Film Festival (online edition), 10.03.2021 – 14.03.2021 
Lleida, 25th Mostra internacional de cinema d'animacio de Catalunya (online edition), 25.02.2021 – 07.03.2021 
Solothurn, 56. Solothurner Filmtage (online edition), 20.01.2021 – 27.01.2021 
Bristol, 26th Encounters Film Festival (cancelledCorona - digital alternative), 18.09.2020 – 11.10.2020