One morning a girl tries on a pair of new pants, yet they don’t quite fit her. More precisely, they are impossible to zip.The girl is bewildered. In the mirror she sees herself like the fattest piglet the world has seen. She decides to go on a strict diet as quickly as possible. No sweets, no sodas, just water with an occasional lemon. The plan goes quite well, draining all of fat away, but with that goes all the joy of life. Even though now extremely thin, the girl doesn’t stop. She is now is more of a zombie, coming blindly to the fridge, that haunts her at night. In the moment of the last seduction by the fridge the Angel of United Bitches of Slimbuttlandia comes to her with a royal invitation to visit the Kingdom and to participate in a royal ceremony. What is this ceremony? Are the Skinny Buttangels that lovely and harmless as they try to appear? Which God do they praise? Is there a way back from The United Bitches of Slimbuttlandia if anything goes slightly off track?

  • Genre: Animated
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 9
  • Year: 2020
  • Color: colour

Director: Yelyzaveta Pysmak

Script: Yelyzaveta Pysmak

DOP: Yelyzaveta Pysmak

Editing: Natalia Jastrzębska

Sound: Szymon Kucharski, Michał Lejczak

Production company: PWSFTviT (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna)


About the director:

Yelyzaveta Pysmak

Born in Chernihiv, Ukraine in 1997. Currently she is studying Animated Film and Special Effects at the Polish National Film School in Lodz.

At festivals:

Cinefondation - 73rd Festival de Cannes, France, (Second Prize)

43rd Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece, 2020 (competition)

13th Central and Eastern European Film Festival CinEast, Luxembourg, 2020 (competition)

36th Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2020 (screening)

20th Un Festival C’est Trop Court - Nice Short Film Festival, France, 2020 (competition)

Bit Bang Fest 2020, Argentina, 2020 ( 1st Mention International Graduation Short Film Award)

Film School Fest Munich 2020, Germany, 2020 (competition)

17th International Animated Film Festival Animateka, Slovenia, 2020 (competition)

33rd Premiers Plans - Angers Film Festival, France, 2021 (competition)

2021 SXSW Online Film Festival, USA, 2021 (competition)

23rd Mecal Pro, Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival, Spain, 2021 (competition)

Kaboom Animation Festival, The Netherlands, 2021 (competition)

13th Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2021 (competition)

GoEast Film Festival 2021, Germany, 2021 (screening)

Animatricks International Animation Festival 2021, Finland, 2021 (competition)

Framed Animation Festival 2021, The Netherlands, 2021 (competition)

50th Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist», Ukraine, 2021 (competition)

44th Norwegian Short Film Festival Competition, Norway, 2021 (competition)

Short Waves Festival 2021, Poland, 2021 (competition)

Cinema Jove - International Film Festival of Valencia 2021, Spain, 2021 (competition)

Anifilm - International Festival of Animated Film 2021, Czech Republic, 2021 (competition)

14th International Animation Festival Fest Anča, Slovakia, 2021 (competition)

22nd ShorTS International Film Festival, Italy, 2021 (competition)

33rd FilmFest Dresden International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2021 (competition)

17th Lago Film Fest - International Festival of Independent Cinema, Italy, 2021 (competition)

19th Imaginaria International Animated Film Festival, Italy, 2021 (competition)

Encounters Film Festival 2021, United Kingdom, 2021 (competition)

LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, Ukraine, 2021 (competition)

61. Zlin Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2021 (Jury Award in the Animation Category)

"7+7" Online Film Festival, Ukraine, United Kingdom, 2021 (screening)

24th Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico, 2021 (screening)

FEST - New Directors/ New Films Festival, Portugal, 2021 (competition)

18th European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA 2021, Serbia, 2021 (competition)

23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival, 2021, South Korea, 2021 (competition)

14th International Festival of Animated Film BANJALUKA, 2021, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2021 (competition)

Big Cartoon Festival 2021, Russia, 2021 (competition)

35th Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany, 2021 (screening)

35th Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany, 2021 (screening)

ALCINE 50 - Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Spain, 2021 (screening)

44th Poitiers Film Festival, France, 2021 (competition)

39th International Short Film Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence, France, 2021 (competition)

2ANNAS 25th Riga International Short Film Festival, Latvia, 2022 (competition)

46th Atlanta Film Festival, USA, 2022 (competition)

La Guarimba Film Festival, 2022, Italy, 2022 (competition)

Is this existential crisis? - 2ANNAS ISFF, Latvia, 2022 (screening)

Linz International Short Film Festival 2022, Austria, 2022 (Best Editing)

10th Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Hungary, 2022 (competition)

MOV International Student Film Festival 2022, Brazil, 2022 (competition)

16th KFFK/Kurzfilmfestival Köln 2022, Germany, 2022 (screening)

XXVI International Encounters Traverse, France, 2023 (competition)

BEAST International Film Festival 2023, Portugal, 2023 (screening)

BiMovie Festival 2023, Germany, 2023 (screening)