Tales from the Lakeside


Lengemesék Original title
children/youth Genre
2017 Release
HD Format
64 min Runtime
Zsolt Pálfi Director
Réka Temple Producer


The green Verdies are the tiny, but brave guardians of the lakeside. The young Verdies only become guardians when their hair turns brown. Until then, however, life is boring. The youngsters with green hair are not allowed to fly on warblers, not allowed to row alone, and they’re not allowed to ride wild frogs at the rodeo. Willy Whistle’s big dream is to become a guardian, but his curiosity always gets him into trouble. However, the whole lake becomes at risk when the enemies of the lakeside, the Grimps and the swans, enter into alliance. The guardians are helpless, but Willy comes up with a daring plan in order to save his home and his trapped friend, Jeremiah Jump. Luckily he is not alone, because Grandpa, the water snakes and the frogs also come to his aid...

2018 Los Angeles Screen Award - Best Animation Film

2018 Montreal International Children's Film Festival (FIFEM) (Canada)

2018 15th Annual Family Festival at Belmont World Film (USA)

2018 Beirut Metropolis Art Cinema-Youth Festival (Lebanon)

2018 Maryland International Kids FilmFest (USA)

2018 Kids First! Film Festival (USA)

2018 Stockholm International Film Festival Junior (Sweden)

2017 34th Annual Chicago Int'l Children's Film Festival (USA) - Professional Jury 2nd Prize & Children's Audience Award 2nd prize 

2017 South Film and Arts Academy Festival (SFAAF) (Chile) - Best Animation Film

2017 Near Nazareth Festival (Israel)

2017 Children's Film Festival in Cinema Artis (Estonia)

2017 ICFF - 20th International Children's Film Festival (India)

2017 31st Cinekid Festival Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2017 Schlingel International Film Festival (Germany)


MONTECINE Montevideo World Film Festival - 2018 Best Animation Feature Film


2019 - Luxembourg LuxFilmFest
2018 - Busan International Film Festival