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 Library
Danish title Fløjteløs
Other titles Whistleless
Keywords Birds, Whistling
Director Siri Melchior
Screenplay Siri Melchior
Producer Marie Bro
Composer Tanera Dawkins
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sale 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 companies Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Siri Melchior


Script Siri Melchior


Producer Marie Bro


Music Tanera Dawkins

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best Animation 2010 Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 2010
Special Mention 2010 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010
Special Mention 2010 Paris, Plein La Bobine Childrens f.f. 2010
Prix de la classe jury Young Jury Award 2010 Paris, Plein La Bobine Childrens f.f. 2010

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Jana Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2011-11-23
Milwaukee International Film Festival 2011-09-22
Berlin Projekt Spatzenkino 2011-09-20
Melbourne Int. Animation Festival 2011-06-20
New York George Eastman House 2011-04-27
Trondheim Minimalen Kortfilm Festival 2011-03-16
Saguenay International Short Film Festival 2011-03-10
New York International Children's Film Festival 2011-03-04
Brussels ANIMA Animation Film Festival 2011-03-04
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 2011-01-08
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2010-12-11
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2010-12-06
Leuven Short Film Festival 2010-12-04
Bristol Brief Encounters Short Film Festival 2010-11-16
Belfast Cinemagic 2010-11-11
Espinho Cinanima International Animated Film Festival 2010-11-08
Brest, Festival Européen du Film Court 2010-11-08
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2010-11-04
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2010-11-03
Lucca Animation 2010-10-28
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
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 2010-09-25
Madrid Animadrid 2010-09-23
BUSTER 2010-09-09
Baden, Fantoche Animation Film Festival 2010-09-07
Seattle 2010-09-04
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2010-08-20
Sao Paulo Int. Short Film Festival 2010-08-01
Giffoni Film Festival 2010-07-18
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2010-07-08
München International Film Festival 2010-06-25
Paris, Plein La Bobine Childrens f.f. 2010-06-12
Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2010-06-07
Hamburg Kinderfilmfestival 2010-06-01
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2010-05-30
Seattle International Film Festival 2010-05-20
Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage 2010-04-29
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2010-04-27
Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth 2010-04-20
TIFF Kids 2010-04-17
Berlinale 2010-02-11
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