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Special Event with Oscar contender film – Only A Child Copy

January 28
Zoom | 7.00pm - 9.00pm

SPECIAL EVENT – Discover the behind the scene of the Oscars®-shortlisted Animated Short Only a Child, with director Simone Giampaolo, moderator Kris Pearn and special guest Severn Cullis-Suzuki


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Date: Friday 28th Jan 2022

Time: 11 AM PST/ 7PM GMT/ 8 PM CET

Online event on Zoom





Director – Simone Giampaolo

Moderator – Kris Pearn

Special guest – Severn Cullis-Suzuk




An Academy Awards® Contender for Best Animated Short, directed by Simone Giampaolo and featuring the Contributions of Over Twenty Animation Directors.


This exciting online-event, moderated by industry veteran Kris Pearn (director of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs2 and The Willoughbys), will bring you behind the scenes of the Oscars®-shortlisted ONLY A CHILD. Produced by Gabriella De Gara and Tiziana Soudani for Amka Films under the artistic supervision of Simone Giampaolo – and created by over 20 animation directors using every technique in the book – this film gives shape and colour to the orginal words spoken by Severn Cullis-Suzuki (also attending the event) at the UN Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet.


With this omnibus film, through eloquent images and powerful animated allegories, the young animators project their message through art. Each artist involved in the creation of this eclectic film used their own unique style and technique to bring a segment of Severn’s speech to life: stop-motion, CGI, traditional 2D, cut-outs, sand animation and paint on glass, and more.


ONLY A CHILD has been selected by over 120 festivals worldwide, gaining recognition and winning many prestigious awards including Best in Show at SPARK Animation Festival, Nomination for 2021 Swiss Film Prize, Audience Choice Award at SIGGRAPH 2021, Best Youth Film at Festival Regard, Best Film at 3D Wire Fest, Special Achievement Award at VIEW Conference and the Special Mention at the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, where the jury noted:


Only a Child is a collaborative project celebrating the plethora of designs, styles, and techniques that a century of animation has brought to the World. By adding animation to an important voice from the past, Only a Child reminds us all that only by believing in and acting as one responsible global community, there is a way forward for humanity on Earth”.


The film was produced by Amka Films, Gabriella de Gara, and the prominent Swiss Producer Tiziana Soudani (1955-2020), in coproduction with RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera SRG SSR, with the support of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC), Republic and Canton Ticino, Fondo Filmplus della Svizzera italiana, Ticino Film Commission, Göhner Stiftung and Swiss Film.


You can watch the film till February 8th on the leading short films distribution platforms KIS KIS – keep it short: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oESaxvMUMY


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