Whistleless (2010)

In a colourful and vibrant town, all the people and animals can whistle – with one exception, namely the small bird called Whistleless. He flies around trying to whistle, but he is hopeless to the point that all others give up teaching him. But all Whistleless wants, is to take part in the music and festivities of the town. After going through trials and tribulations Whistleless realizes that he has what it takes.

Category: Short fiction / Children / Animation
Release: 2010
Running Time: 5 min.
Audience: 2+
Format: 35mm / 1:1,78 / Dolby Digital
Language: no dialogue
Director: Siri Melchior
Screenplay: Siri Melchior
Composer: Tanera Dawkins
Animation: Trunk Animation Ltd. (UK)
Producer: Marie Bro
Production: Dansk Tegnefilm (DK)
International Sales: Dansk Tegnefilm
Festival Distribution: The Danish Filminstitute
Filmsite DFI: Link to DFI filmsite
Special Mention Paris, Plein La Bobine Childrens f.f. 2010
Prix de la classe jury Young Jury Award Paris, Plein La Bobine Childrens f.f. 2010
Special Mention Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010
Bedste Animation Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 2010

Jana Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 23/11/11
Milwaukee International Film Festival 22/09/11
Berlin Projekt Spatzenkino 20/09/11
Melbourne Int. Animation Festival 20/06/11
New York George Eastman House 27/04/11
Trondheim Minimalen Kortfilm Festival 16/03/11
Saguenay International Short Film Festival 10/03/11
New York International Children’s Film Festival 04/03/11
Brussels ANIMA Animation Film Festival 04/03/11
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 08/01/11
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 11/12/10
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children’s Film Festival 06/12/10
Leuven Short Film Festival 04/12/10
Bristol Brief Encounters Short Film Festival 16/11/10
Belfast Cinemagic 11/11/10
Espinho Cinanima International Animated Film Festival 08/11/10
Brest, Festival Européen du Film Court 08/11/10
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 04/11/10
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 03/11/10
Lucca Animation 28/10/10
Chicago Int. Children’s Film Festival 21/10/10
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 18/10/10
Discovery – Scotland’s Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 16/10/10
London Film Festival 13/10/10
Warsaw International Film Festival 08/10/10
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 07/10/10
Hamptons Film Festival 07/10/10
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 25/09/10
Madrid Animadrid 23/09/10
BUSTER 09/09/10
Baden, Fantoche Animation Film Festival 07/09/10
SIFF One Reel Film Festival Seattle 04/09/10
Odense Internationale Film Festival 23/08/10
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 20/08/10
Sao Paulo Int. Short Film Festival 01/08/10
Giffoni Film Festival 18/07/10
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 08/07/10
München International Film Festival 25/06/10
Paris, Plein La Bobine Childrens f.f. 12/06/10
Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d’Animation 07/06/10
Hamburg Kinderfilmfestival 01/06/10
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 30/05/10
Seattle International Film Festival 20/05/10
Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage 29/04/10
Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival 27/04/10
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 20/04/10
TIFF Kids 17/04/10
Berlinale 11/02/10