Based on a local legend from Papua New Guinea, where the director was born, IDODO retells the story of how reef fish got their beautiful colouring. Long ago the fish transformed into humans and came onto land to celebrate and dance. Once the sun set, they hurried back into the sea, leaving behind a big mess. Curious as to who had been occupying the village in their absence, the villagers of one island plan to find out who those uninvited visitors were. What they would soon discover, leaves them amazed and mesmerized. The animated short film is a dedicated collaboration between artists from Papua New Guinea and Switzerland, rooted in cultural co- creation and brings the unique cultural heritage of Papua New Guinea, to an international audience.

Original title: Idodo
Director: Ursula Ulmi
Script: Ursula Ulmi, based on a story by Ziag Zagaz Clan (Papua New Guinea)
Music: IDODO Performance Group/ Beni Mosele
Others: Animation: Hannes Stummvoll, Amélie Cochet, Oswald Iten, Géraldine Cammisar
Production: Ulmi Film/ Ursula Ulmi
Dialogue: German
Clearance of minors: 6 years
Licensed territory: Germany, Switzerland
Grade from 1 to 5
Age recommendation 6

Premio JURADO INFANTIL 2022, Soria International Short Film Festival, Spain
Family Award 2022, XXII Reggio Film Festival, Italy
Friese Award 2022, Mo&Friese Children's Short Film Festival Hamburg

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