Íslenska

On the Surface

Ada goes swimming in the Icelandic sea and reflects on raising a child in a country that feels nothing like home. As she enters the freezing water, she relives her traumatic pregnancy. Soon her swimming eases. Facing her fears is helping her heal.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Animation
  • International Premiere Date
    August 1, 2021, Fringe of Colour
  • Length
    3 min. 56 sec.
  • Language
    English
  • Original Title
    Á yfirborðinu
  • International Title
    On the Surface
  • Production Year
    2021
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    No
  • Production Format
    Digital
  • Color
    Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2022
    Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
  • 2021
    Encounters Film Festival
  • 2021
    Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • 2021
    Margate Film Festival
  • 2021
    Rex Animation Festival
  • 2021
    TIAF - Tbilisi International Animation Festival
  • 2021
    Art With Impact
  • 2021
    Fringe of Colour
  • 2021
    Mom Film Festival
  • 2021
    Festival of Animation Berlin
  • 2021
    Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Festival - Award: Winner Heartwired Award
  • 2021
    Lyth Arts Center Northern Lights Festival
  • 2021
    Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival
  • 2021
    Tirafuorilalingua - Award: Special Mention
  • 2021
    London Migration Film Festival
  • 2021
    Cine-Sister Gateway Film Festival
  • 2021
    AfryKamera African Film Festival in Warsaw


Trailer