Siri Melchior, Denmark, 2009

5 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films, Animation

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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Fløjteløs
Danish title Fløjteløs
Keywords Birds, Whistling
Director Siri Melchior
Screenplay Siri Melchior
Producer Marie Bro
Composer Tanera Dawkins
Production country Denmark
Production company Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Dansk Tegnefilm 2 ApS / Overgaden oven Vandet 52, 3. / 1415 København K / t +45 2031 3181 / info@tegnefilm.com / www.tegnefilm.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
Danish festival release 10.09.2010, Cinemateket, Buster Filmfestival
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Siri Melchior


Script Siri Melchior


Producer Marie Bro


Music Tanera Dawkins

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Mention 2010 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
New York International Children's Film Festival 2011-03-04
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2010-12-11
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2010-12-06
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2010-11-03
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2010-10-21
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2010-10-18
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2010-10-16
London Film Festival 2010-10-13
Warsaw International Film Festival 2010-10-08
Hamptons Film Festival 2010-10-07
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2010-10-07
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23
Giffoni Film Festival 2010-07-18
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2010-07-08
München International Film Festival 2010-06-25
Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2010-06-07
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2010-05-30
Seattle International Film Festival 2010-05-20
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2010-04-27
TIFF Kids 2010-04-17
Berlinale 2010-02-11
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