Festivals in selection

Clermont-Ferrand ISFF

San Francisco Int Film Fetsival

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

Uppsala International Short Film Festival

Florida Film Festival

Outfest LA

FIRST Int Xining Film Festival

Nordisk Panorama

Warsaw Int Film Festival

Festival Premiers Plans Angers

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

SF Shorts

Kaohsiung International Short Film Festival

Art Film Fest IFF Kosice

Stockholm Int Film Festival

Short Waves Film Festival

Go Short International Short Film Festival

QueerLisboa Film Festival

LA Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

Milano Film Festival

Russian Indie Film Festival

Glasgow Short Film Festival

Leeds International Film Festival

Shadow Animals

21 minutes / Directed by Jerry Carlsson

Year of release: 2017


Marall follows her parents to a party and they want her to behave. As the evening progresses she finds the adult’s behaviour increasingly strange. Everyone at the party is trying to fit in, but not everyone succeeds. Marall also seems to be the only one seeing the shadow circulating inside the house.

Directed by

Written by

Produced by

Director of Photography

Sound Design


Costume Design

Art Director



Jerry Carlsson

Jerry Carlsson

Frida Mårtensson

Marcus Dineen

Janna Johansson & Manne Kjellander

Philip Bergström & Jerry Carlsson

Mia Andersson

Frida Hoas

Ayla Turin, Cecilia Milocco, Peter Melin, Zana Penjweni, Danielle De Vries, Anthony Lomuljo

Awards in selection

Clermont-Ferrand/Special Jury Award and

Canal+ Award

San Francisco/Golden Gate Award (Best Narrative Short)

Palm Springs/Best Live-Action Short over 15 min

Nordisk Panorama/Best Nordic Short

Art Film Fest/Blue Angel Award Best Short Film

Mammoth Lakes/Grand Jury Award Narrative Short

Uppsala/Audience Award

Kaohsiung/Jury Award

SF Shorts/Jury Prize

Oslo Fusion/Jury Award Best Short Film

Nonplussed Fest/Jury Award Best Live Action Short

Mecal Pro/Grand Prix Oblique section

Evolution! Mallorca Int FF/Jury Award Best Short

Short Waves Film Festival/Dances with Camera Award

Portland Dance Film Fest/Jury Award

Sulmona international film festival/Best Director Award

Aguilar International Short Film Festival/Jury Award for Best International Short Film

Festival Le Court Nous Tient/Special Mention for directing


Shadow Animals is produced by Garagefilm International in co-production with Film i Väst and in collaboration with Verket Produktion, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Andreas Fock and Film Stockholm/Filmbasen.