ELENA

by Birutė Sodeikaitė
2021

Puppet animation
13’, No dialogues

SYNOPSIS
Elena is enjoying her life in clouds, until she meets a charming Red Crane and a seed starts growing inside her. Not ready for the changes and sacrifices that the seed brings to her life, Elena rips it out of her body. Soon she will realise the consequences of doing so.

CREW
Written and Directed by Birutė Sodeikaitė, Production Design by Birutė Sodeikaitė, DOP Simonas Glinskis, Music by Ruben De Gheselle, Produced by Agnė Adomėnė, Delphine Schmit, Draško Ivezić.

PRODUCTION
Art Shot – Lithuania
Tripode Productions – France
Adriatic Animation – Croatia

FINANCING
Lithuanian Film Centre
Croatian Audiovisual Centre
CNC
France 2
PROCIREP
Lithuanian Tax Incentive

DISTRIBUTION
Shortcuts

AWARDS
The Best Film Project 2017, BALTIC PITCHING FORUM, Lithuania
Aubagne International Film Festival Award 2018, EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH, Poland
The Best Stop Motion, ANIMAYO IAFF 2022, Spain
Special Jury Mention, BLON AVGF 2022, Lithuania

FESTVALS
PREMIERE – Flickers Rhode Island IFF 2021 – USA, Rome Independant FF 2021 – Italy, ANIMATEKA IAFF 2021 – Slovenia, VILNIUS IFF 2022 – Lithuania, ANIMAFEST Zagreb 2022 – Croatia, BUSAN SFF 2022 – South Korea, TIRANA IFF 2022, Albania