Matches (Matches)

(2019, animation, color, 12 minutes, DolbyDigital)

While playing with his colorful matchsticks, a little boy is talking about his dreams, fears and hopes. The matchsticks bring his visions to life. The film is based on an interview with a 7-year-old child and delivers a poignant and highly creative animation of the young boy’s philosophy of life entirely through match sticks.

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Cacak ANIMANIMA - 2019

Audience Award

Ottawa International Animation Festival - 2019

Special Award

New York Short Film Festival - 2019

15th New York City Short Film Festival – Best Animation

Fano International Film Festival - 2019

31th Fano International Film Festival – Best Animated Film

Foyle Film Festival - 2019

Light in Motion Awards for Best Animated Short Film

London International Animation Festival - 2019

Audience Award for Best Children’s Film 8+


Palic International Film Festival - 2019

Trebon Anifilm - 2019

(in competition)

Hamburg International Short Film Festival - 2019

(in competition)

Vila do Conde Short Film Festival - 2019

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival - 2019

Brest International Short Film Festival - 2019

Bialystok ZubrOFFka - 2019

(in competition)

Ljubljana ANIMATEKA - 2019

(in competition)

Espinho CINANIMA - 2019

(in competition)

Peru International Animated Short Film Festival - AJAYU - 2019

(in competition)

Valladolid International Film Festival - 2019

(in competition)

Chemnitz SCHLINGEL - 2019

(in competition)

Edmonton International Film Festival - 2019

(in competition)

Tirana TIFF - 2019

(in competition)

Peja Animation Film Festival - 2019

(in competition)

MEDIAWAVE International Film & Music Festival - 2019

(in competition)

Badalona Filmets - 2020

(in competition)

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