Somewhere in the Eastern Europe. Young runs away from her depressing hometown. Her early enthusiasm about the hitch-hike falls when she finds herself in the city outskirts in the middle of the night. At the bridge she meets a figure balancing unsafely on the guardrail. That’s how she meets Skinny – a kind of unstable weirdo. Skinny lives in a camping van, which he uses to run his not-so-legal job errands. Together with him, she sets on a journey with no destination. As the ride continues a particular affection grows between the two of them.

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Polska
  • Running time: 28
  • Year: 2019
  • Color: colour

Director: Tomasz Popakul

Script: Tomasz Popakul

Sound: Michał Fojcik

Production company: Animoon, Filmoteka Narodowa - Instytut Audiowizualny


About the director:

Tomasz Popakul

Tomasz Popakul

Graduated Lodz Film School in direction animation and special effects. His debut movie Ziegenort was shown at many festivals around the world. His another project, Acid Rain, gained 35 awards, was shown in around 90 festivals, got a prestigious nomination for Annie Awards, and was on the long Oscar list. Created short hybrid animation Moon for HBO pandemic anthology At Home. Collaborated with Kasumi Ozeki on Acid Rain, Moon, and now ZIMA.


Moon – 2020

Acid Rain – 2019

Black – 2016

At festivals:

48th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Holland, 2019 (competition)

Sundance FF, USA, 2019 (Vimeo Awards)

43th Hong Kong International Film Festival, China, 2019 (screening)

GLAS Animation Festival 2019, USA, 2019 (Grand Prix)

24th Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania, 2019 (competition)

8th Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine, 2019 (competition)

16th IndieLisboa - International Film Festival, PortugaL, 2019 (competition)

Rooftop Films 2019, USA, 2019 (screening)

59th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (Silver Hobby-Horse)

VIS Vienna Shorts 2019, Austria, 2019 (competition)

World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb 2019, 2019 (Grand Prix)

Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019, France, 2019 (competition)

Palm Springs International ShortFest and Film Market 2019, 2019 (competition)

12th Fest Anca International Animation Festival, Slovakia, 2019 (competition)

12. Międzynarodowy Festiwal Filmów Animowanych Animator 2019, Polska, 2019 (competition)

18th DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo, 2019 (competition)

19th Tel Aviv Animation Festival Animix, Israel, 2019 (competition)

XV Monterrey International Film Festival, Mexico, 2019 (Best Animated Short Film)

25th Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019 (competition)

Concorto Film Festival 2019, Italy, 2019 (competition)

12th Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Ukraine, 2019 (competition)

FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival 2019, Slovenia, 2019 (screening)

Turku Animated Film Festival 2019, Finland, 2019 (competition)

OFF - Odense International Film Festival 2019, Denmark, 2019 (competition)

Fantoche - 17th International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland, 2019 (HIGH RISK Award)

Lille International Short Film Festival 2019, France, 2019 (competition)

2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2019 (Best Script)

16th BALKANIMA - European Animated Film Festival, Serbia, 2019 (screening)

50th Nashville Film Festival, USA, 2019 (competition)

Animatou - International Animation Film Festival 2019, Switzerland, 2019 (competition)

14th ANIM'EST International Animation Film Festival, Romania, 2019 (ANIMEST TROPHY)

Culturescapes Poland Festival 2019, Switzerland, 2019 (screening)

Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2019 (screening)

Riga International Film Festival, Latvia, 2019 (screening)

Bucheon International Animation Festival 2019, South Korea, 2019 (Grand Prize)

21st Wiesbaden International Festival of Animation, Germany, 2019 (competition)

BANJALUKA 2019 International Animated Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019 (Special Mention)

13th Big Cartoon Festival, Russia, 2019 (competition)

42nd Denver Film Festival, USA, 2019 (competition)

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2019, Japan, 2019 (Grand Prix)

23rd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland, 2019 (competition)

61st International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (ZINEBI), Spain, 2019 (competition)

Kurzfilmfestival Köln 2019, Germany, 2019 (competition)

Kaboom Animation Festival 2019, Netherlands, 2019 (competition)

2019 PÖFF Shorts, Estonia, 2019 (competition)

12th ANIMASIVO - Festival de Animación Contemporánea de la Ciudad de México, Mexico, 2019 (competition)

2019 Animateka - International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia, 2019 (Grand Prix)

17th London Short Film Festival, UK, 2020 (competition)

32nd Premiers Plans Film Festival, France, 2020 (Grand Prix)

43rd Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden, 2020 (competition)

42nd Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France, 2020 (competition)

39th Brussels International Animation Film Festival 2020, Belgium, 2020 (competition)

Tampere Film Festival 2020, Finland, 2020 (competition)

20th MONSTRA | Lisbon Animation Festival, Portugal, 2020 (screening)

22nd Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain, 2020 (competition)

27th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany, 2020 (Grand Prix)

International Festival of Animated Films Anifilm 2020, Czech Republic, 2020 (competition)

Il Varco International Short Film Festival 2020, Italy, 2020 (2nd Prize)

Transilvania International Film Festival (online) 2020, Romania, 2020 (competition)

FEST - New Directors, New Films Festival, Portugal, 2020 (Best Animation Short)

11th Anibar International Animation Festival, Kosovo, 2020 (Best International Production)

L'Etrange Festival 2020, France, 2020 (competition)

BLON Animation and Games Festival 2020, Lithuania, 2020 (competition)

33rd Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland, 2020 (screening)

20th MONSTRA | Lisbon Animation Festival, Portugal, 2020 (screening)

12th Weird International Animation Market and Festival, Spain, 2020 (competition)

IndieCork 2020, Irland, 2020 (competition)

International Festival of Animated Films Anifilm 2020, Czech Republic, 2020 (Best Short Film)

19th Best of Short Films Festival, France, 2020 (competition)

61st Brno 16, 2020, Czech Republic, 2020 (competition)

19th Lausanne Underground Film & Music, Switzerland, 2020 (competition)

Kinotrip Film Festival 2020, Slovenia, 2020 (competition)

Animatricks Animation Festival 2020, Finland, 2020 (Best International Short Animaion)

4th Bolton International Film Festival 2020, United Kingdom, 2020 (competition)

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2020, Norway, 2020 (screening)

EUROPE, In Shorts: Escape 2020, United Kingdom, 2020 (competition)

25th Animac - International Film Festival of Animation in Catalonia 2021, Spain, 2021 (competition)

Tampere Film Festival, 2021, Finland, 2021 (screening)

16th Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2021 (competition)

29th Curtas Vila do Conde IFF, Portugal, 2021 (screening)

20th Silhouette Film Festival, France, 2021 (competition)

International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis 2021, Lithuania, 2021 (competition)

Animateka 2023 International Animation Festival, Slovenia, 2023 (screening)