A short film about satellites, friendship and modern communication by Frederic Siegel & Beni Morard, produced by Marwan Abdalla Eissa.
9'22" / 2D Computer Animation / Cinemascope 2K / Switzerland 2019
Leaving for his dream job, a satellite technician keeps solitude at bay by constantly texting with his old friends. After neglecting his duties a satellite leaves its orbit which causes the worlds network to collapse.
Highly Commended Award, Cardiff Animation Festival 2020
Best International Short, 2nd Place, Chilemonos 2020
Youth Jury Award, Nuit du Court Métrage 2020
Prix Opale, Delémont Hollywood 2020
Luzerner Filmpreis, 2nd Place, Upcoming Film Makers 2020
The Favourite Film of the Student Jury, Primanima World Festival of First Animations 2019
Best Animated Short, SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2019
Special Mention, Animatou 2019
Fantastic Swiss Award, Fantoche 2019
Swiss Youth Award, Fantoche 2019

NIFFF Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
Neuchâtel CH, 05.07.-13.07.19, (Swiss Competition)
Peja, Kosovo, 15.07.-21.07.19, (International Competition)
Anima Mundi
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo BR, 17.07.-21.07.19. (International Competition)
Guanajuato International Film Festival
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MX, 19.07.-28.07.19, (International Competition)
Baden, CH, 03.09.-08.09.19, (International Competition & Swiss Competition)
Čačak, SRB, 04.09.-07.09.19, (International Competition)
Calgary International Film Festival
Calgary, CAN, 18.09.-29.09.19, (International Competition)
KROK International Animated Film Festival
RUS, 22.09.-29.09.19, (International Competition)
Encounters Film Festival
Bristol, UK, 24.09.-29.09.19, (International Competition)
Balkanima European Animated Film Festival
Belgrade, SRB, 01.10.-06.10.19, (Out of Competition)
SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
Sitges (Barcelona), ES-CT, 03.10.-13.10.19, (International Competition)
Milano Film Festival
Milano, IT, 03.10.-13.10.19, (International Competition)
Animatou International Animation Film Festival
Geneva, CH, 04.10.-12.10.19, (Swiss Competition)

Anim'est International Animation Film Festival
Bucharest, RO, 04.10.-13.10.19, (International Competition)
Thessaloniki Animation Festival
Thessaloniki, GR, 10.10.-13.10.19, (International Competition)
KuanDu International Animation Festival
Taipeh, TW, 27.10.-3.11.19, (International Competition)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
York, UK, 06.11.-10.11.19, (International Competition)
Leeds International Film Festival
Leeds, UK, 06.11.-21.11.19, (International Competition)
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Taipei, TW, 07.11.-24.11.19, (Spotlight on Switzerland)
Alcine Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares
Madrid, ES, 08.11.-15.11.19, (Sunday Night Cartoons)
Reggio Film Festival
Reggio Emilia, IT, 08.11.-18.11.19, (International Competition)
Manchester Animation Festival
Manchester, UK, 10.11.-14.11.19, (International Competition)
Cine Colmena
Guanajuato, MX, 13.11.20, (Animation GIFF 2019 - Best of Guanajuato Film Festival)
FANCINE - Fantastic Film Festival of Malaga
Malaga, ES, 13.11.-21.11.19, (International Competition)
Castellinaria Film Festival
Bellinzona, CH, 16.11.-23.11.19, (International Competition)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival
Krakow, PL, 19.11.-24.11.19, (International Competition)
Animasivo Contemporary Animation Festival
Mexico City, MX, 27.11.-1.12.19, (International Competition)
LIAF - London International Animation Festival
London, UK, 29.11.-8.12.19, (International Competition)
Animateka International Animated Film Festival
Ljubljana, SLO, 02.12.-8.12.19, (Best Of The World)
Piccolo Festival Animazione
Pordenone, IT, 09.12.-19.12.19, (International Competition)
Nijmegen, NL, 18.1.20, (Winter Edition)
Solothurner Filmtage
Solothurn CH, 22.01.-29.01.20, (Swiss Competition)
2Annas International Short Film Festival
Riga LV, 10.02.-16.02.20, (Sputnik Programme)
Lleida CAT, 27.02.-1.03.20, (School Sessions)
Cairo International Animation Forum
Cairo EG, 27.02.-05.03.20, (International Competition)
Omaha Film Festival
Omaha US, 03.03.-08.03.20, (International Competition)
Roanne Animation Festival
Roanne FR, 16.03.-22.03.20, (International Competition)
Fargo Film Festival
Fargo US, 17.03.-21.03.20, (International Competition)
Schweizer Jugendfilmtage
Zürich CH, 25.03.-29.03.20, (Swiss Competition)
Fumetto Comix Festival
Luzern CH, 28.03.-05.04.20, (Fantoche Screening)
Ilha PT, 25.06.20, (Shortfilm Screening)
Flipbook Film Festival
Skopje MK, 7.08.-13.08.20, (International Competition)
Still Voices Short Film Festival
Ballymahon IRL, 13.08.-16.08.20, (International Competition)
ONE Country ONE Film International Festival
Apchat FR, 13.08.-16.08.20, (International Competition)
Molodist Film Festival
Kiev UKR, 22.08.-30.08.20, (Young Swiss Program)
CH, September - November 2020, (Take me to the Moon Program)
Shorts Mexico
Mexico City MX, 02.09.-09.09.20, (International Competition)
Linoleum Animation Festival
Kiev UKR, 02.09.-06.09.20, (International Competition)
Varna World Festival of Animated Film
Varna BG, 09.09.-13.09.20, (International Competition)
Festival du film d’animation Savigny
Savigny CH, 12.09.20, (International Competition)
Seoul KR, 17.09.-22.9.20, (Swiss Focus Program)
Berlin DE, 18.09.-19.09.20, (International Showcase)
Upcoming Film Makers
Lucerne CH, 19.09.20, (Swiss Competition)
Weird International Animation Market and Festival
Segovia ES, 28.09.-04.10.20, (International Competition)
Chilemonos International Animation Festival
Santiago CHL, 30.09.-24.10.20, (International Competition)
Delémont Hollywood
Delémont CH, 01.10.20, (Screening Oscar-eligible Shorts)
Animation Volda Festival
Volda NO, 02.10.-03.10.20, (International Competition)
Festival of Animation Berlin
Berlin DE, 09.10.-11.10.20, (International Competition)
Baku AZ, 14.10.-18.10.20, (International Competition)
Sapporo International Shortfilm Festival
Sapporo JP, 14.10.-18.10.20, (International Competition)
Helsinki FIN, 15.10.-18.10.20, (International Competition)
Cardiff Animation Festival
Cardiff UK, 17.10.-01.11.20, (International Competition)
Panama Animation Festival
Panama City PAN, 24.10.-28.10.20, (International Competition)
Galician Freaky Film Festival
Vigo ES, 28.10.-31.10.20, (International Competition)
Trieste Science+Fiction Festival
Trieste IT, 29.10.-03.11.20, (International Competition)
Global Science Film Festival
Zurich CH, 06.11.-07.11.20, (Swiss Competition)
Shorts that are not Pants Festival
Toronto CAN, 13.11.-22.11.20, (International Competition)
Cortos en Grande
Santiago CHL, 18.11.-25.11.20, (International Competition)
Canberra Short Film Festival
Canberra AUS, 20.11.-29.11.20, (International Competition)
Lublin Film Festival
Lublin PL, 23.11.-28.11.20, (International Competition)
Phenomena Festival
Sao Paulo BR, 24.11.-06.12.20, (International Competition)
Virtual, 04.12.-13.12.20, (International Showcase)
Leuven International Short Film Festival
Leuven BE, 05.12.-12.12.20, (International Competition)
Animafest Gdansk
Gdansk PL, 05.12.-12.12.20, (International Competition)
Insomnia International Open-Air Animation Film Festival
Moscow RUS, 2020, (International Competition) 
Petit Plan: Europa II
Athens GR, 01.02-05.02.21, (International Competition)
Bamberger Kurzfilmtage
Bamberg DE, 08.03.-28.3.21, (International Competition) 
Tokyo Anime Award Festival
Tokyo JP, 12.03-15.03.21, (International Competition) 
ClujShorts International Short Film Festival
Cluj Napoca RO, 16.04.-25.04.21, (International Competition)
Mecal Pro Barcelona International Short and Animation Festival
Barcelona ES, 22.03-22.04.21, (SCI-FI programme)
Psarokokalo Athens International Short Film Festival
Athens GR, 02.06-08.06.21, (International Competition)
ZOOM Zblizenia International Film Festival
Jelenia Gora PL, 06,09-12.09.21, (International Competititon)

Production Year: 2019, Directors: Frederic Siegel & Benjamin Morard, Producer: Marwan Abdalla Eissa, Production: Team Tumult,
Co-Producer: Swiss Radio and Television, Gabriela Bloch-Steinmann, Music: Luc Gut, Norman Chambers, Geva Alon
Layout: Nico Kast, Frederic Siegel
Animation: Frederic Siegel, Benjamin Morard, Nina Christen, Justine Klaiber, Estelle Gattlen, Sounddesign & Mix: Thomas Gassmann, Kilian Vilim
Foley: Dieter Hebben Supported by Federal Office of Culture, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Canton Zug, Canton Obwalden, The City of Baar
Promotion: SWISSFILMS, Distribution: Bonobo Studio
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