A short documentary by Lia Bertels – 20 min

Ten children share with us, through unusual interviews, their ideas, their passions, their visions of the world and of space, their fears, and their adventures.

The road movie-like film depicts childhood’s imaginary journey towards that tragic moment when we realize that there is a real world, that there is what we see and what we need to see, that all this was only a game...

An odyssey full of pitfalls, doubts and strength, which, between the lines, explores what growing up means.

Distributed by Autour de minuit

ANIMA Cartoon and Animation Film Festival – Brussels, Belgium // Prize for the Best
Belgian Short Film
Short to the Point (October 2019) – Romania // Best Animated Film
Short of the Year Summer 2020 – Madrid, Spain // Special Mention of the Jury
Feel the Reel International Film Festival – Glasgow, Scotland // Best Animated Film
Top Indie Film Awards Winter 2019 Edition – Tokyo, Japan // Winner Best Animated Short
Kaaryat International Film Festival – Jaipur, India // Semi-finalist
Winter Apricots: International Film Festiva – Prilep, Macedonia // Finalist
Arch1 Festival of Film – London, United Kingdom // Award Winner
Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand – France
CineX Online Independent Film Festival
CURTAS International Short Film Festival – Vila do Conde, Portugal
Lille International Short Film Festival – France
Festival Internacional de Animación Ajayu – Puno, Peru
French Film Festival – Jeju, South Korea
Animation Marathon – Athens, Greece
Filstrip International Film Festival – Iasi, Romania
Trojan Horse International Film Festival – Çanakkale, Turkey
Moscow Shorts ISFF Awards – Russia
Fabrique Du Cinéma Awards – Rome, Italy
MADRIFF • Madrid Indie Film Festival – Madrid, Spain
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival – Pune, India
ANIMAC International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia – Lleida, Spain
New York International Children’s Film Festival – New York, USA
Balkan Can Kino – Athens, Greece
International Film Festival of Larissa – Greece
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne Jeune Public – France
Savigny Amination Film Festival – Switzerland
Le Court en dit long Festival (online edition) – Paris, France
SICAF International Animated Film Festival – Seoul, South Korea
La Guarimba International Film Festival – Amantea, Italy
Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) – Busan, South Korea
IAF International Animated Film Festival Imaginaria Kids Competition – Conversano, Italy
Festival Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne – Laon, France
Ciné court animé – Roanne, France (Outside of Competition)
Un court tournable – Paris, France (Outside of Competition)
Flatpack Festival – Birmingham, United Kingdom (Outside of Competition)
New Zealand International Film Festival – Auckland, New Zealand (Outside of Competition)
Festival de Cinéma d’Animation de Pontarlier – France (Postponed)
Ismailia International Film Festival – Ismailia, Egypt (Postponed)

In co-production with Ambiances and Animais
With the support of the CNC Fonds d’Aide à l’Innovation Audiovisuelle, of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, of the ICA (Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual), of the MEDIA Program and of Tax Shelter