Chintis Lundgren’s Manivald has been making waves on the festival circuit — including at Annecy, Animafest, and Anima Mundi — for over half a year now, and it’s not done yet. The short, which was nominated for Best Background & Character Design in an Animated Short Film at the inaugural Emile Awards, is now on its way to Park City, where it will be the first Estonian animated short to ever run at Sundance, according to Lundgren.

The 11-minute short is a co-production between the National Film Board of Canada, the director’s own Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio, and Adriatic Animation, the Croatian studio Lundgren founded with Manivald co-writer Draško Ivezić. Manivald is only the second short film Lundgren has done with a team; previously, the animator worked completely alone, with the exception of needing music from an outside source.

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