Shadow Animals

21 minutes / Directed by Jerry Carlsson

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 Jerry Carlsson

Written by Jerry Carlsson

Produced by Frida Mårtensson

Director of Photography: Marcus Dineen

Sound Design: Janna Johansson & Manne Kjellander

Editor: Philip Bergström & Jerry Carlsson

Costume Design: Mia Andersson

Art Director: Frida Hoas

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



Uppsala International Short Film Festival

- Audience Award

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

- Special Jury Award, International Competition

- Canal+ Award

Mecal 20th International Short Film and Animation Festival (Spain)

- Filmin Obliqua Grand Prix

Short Waves Festival (Poland)

- Dances with Camera Award

San Francisco International Film Festival (USA)

- Golden Gate Awart for Best Narrative Short Film

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (USA)

- Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short Film

Le Court Nous Tient (France)

- Special Mention for Directing

Art Film Fest (Slovakia)

- Blue Angel Award for Best Short Film

Palm Springs International Shortfest

- Award for Best Live-Action film over 15 min

Live at Heart

- Audience Award

FICBUEU , The International Short Film Festival of Bueu (Spain)

- Best Costume

Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival

- Jury Award for Best Short Film

International Best of Short Films Festival, La Ciotat (France)

- La mer de Bronze

Nordisk Panorama

- Jury Award for Best Nordic Short Film

Kaohsiung International Short Film Festival

- Jury Award for Best Short Film

San Francisco International Festival of Short Films

- Jury Prize

Portland Dance Film Festival

- Jury Award for Best Short Film

Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival

- Best Short Film Award

Sulmona International Film Festival

- Best Director Award

Cinemaforum International Short Film Festival

- Honorary Mention

Aguilar International Short Film Festival

- Jury Award for Best International Short Film

Nonplussed Fest

- Jury Award for Best Live Action Narrative Short

FuoriFormato Festival Internazionale di danza contemporanea e videodanza

- Award for Best Director & Award for Best Choreography

Cinedans Fest

- Jury Award for Best International Short Film

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.