The Flame and the Cotton Ball / Flammen og vattotten

Niels Bisbo (DK, 2012)

Flammen og vattotten (Niels Bisbo, DK, 2012)

A little live flame lives in Fire land. He works hard in the noisy mines but he doesn't like it there. He would rather lie on his back, looking up in the sky daydreaming. One day he sees a strange white creature behind a rock. It looks like a living cloud in the shape of a girl. And this turns his world upside down. But the cloud-girl disappears, and his desire to look for her drives him out of Fire land. When he finally finds the girl, she proves to be made of a much harder fabric than her soft appearance. And she is not made of clouds but of cotton. The situation becomes critical as Flame falls in love with her. How can you be with someone who gets so easily burnt?

CategoryDK/Short fiction - Children's films, Animation

Basic information

Danish titleFlammen og vattotten
Other titlesFlammen & Vattotten
DirectorNiels Bisbo
ScreenplayPaola Pellettieri
ProducerJacob Jarek
ComposerRasmus Møldrup
Production designerSøren Tim Nordbo
Danish festival release2013-09-10
Cinemateket
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration23 min.
Production companyEye Candy Film, TSOMM Pictures
International saleEye Candy Film Group ApS. / Wildersgade 32, 3. / DK-1408 København K
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Direction
Niels BisboDirection
Script
Paola PellettieriScreenplay
Production
Jacob JarekProducer
Stefan FjeldmarkExecutive producer
Richard Georg EngströmExecutive producer
Tone TardingProduction manager
Editing
Sara ReitherEditor
Music
Rasmus MøldrupComposer
Production design
Søren Tim NordboProduction design
Sound
Mikkel GroosSound engineer
Animation
Søren Tim NordboCharacter design
Søren Tim NordboBackground designer
Mads BuchAnimator
Jamie C. HolmesAnimator
Ingeborg DenaAnimator
Voice
Jeppe Birkemose LeopoldFlammens ven #2
Oskar Holst BonøFlammens ven #3
Veronica Bitton-AablingVattottens veninde #1
Frida Luna Roswall MattssonVattottens veninde #2
Nina Birgitte PedersenVattottens veninde #3
Fanny BornedalVattottens veninde #4
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
1st Prize, Animated Short Film 2013 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2013

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Kulturmøde Mors 21-08-2014
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 01-11-2013
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 25-10-2013
Frankfurt Lucas International Children's Film Festival 22-09-2013
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 22-09-2013
BUSTER 05-09-2013
Giffoni Film Festival 19-07-2013
Sheffield Showcomotion, The Show Room Cinema 06-07-2013
Edinburgh International Film Festival 19-06-2013
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 14-04-2013
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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Flammen og Vattotten. Portrait of director Niels Bisbo Photo: Flammen og Vattotten. Director Niels Bisbo
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Flammen og Vattotten. Portrait of producer Jacob Jarek Photo: Leslie Holm. Flammen og Vattotten. Producer Jacob Jarek
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Flammen og Vattotten. Priority still Photo: Flammen og Vattotten. Priority still
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Flammen og Vattotten. The Cotton Ball Photo: Flammen og Vattotten. The Cotton Ball
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Flammen og Vattotten. The Flame in his cave Photo: Flammen og Vattotten. The Flame in his cave
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Flammen og Vattotten. The Flame walking in Fire Land Photo: Flammen og Vattotten. The Flame walking in Fire Land
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Flammen og Vattotten. The Fly Photo: Flammen og Vattotten. The Fly
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Flammen og Vattotten. Title. Sign Photo: Flammen og Vattotten. Title. Sign
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