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Original title: Idodo
Switzerland, Papua New Guinea, 2021, 10 min.

Director: Ursula Ulmi
Production company:
Ulmi Film
Bernstrasse 2
CH – 6003 Luzern

Co-producers: SRF Swiss Radio and Television, Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC)
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Film genre: Animation

The story of how reef fish got their beautiful colours. 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 occupied the village in their absence, the villagers of one island plan to find out who these uninvited visitors were. What they would soon discover, leaves them astounded and mesmerized.

Based on an indigenous folk tale from the Ziag Zagaz Clan, IDODO brings the diverse and unique cultural heritage of Papua New Guinea – where the filmmaker was born – to an international audience. The animated short film retells the story of how reef fish got their beautiful colours and is a dedicated collaboration between filmmakers, artists, performers and musicians from Papua New Guinea and Switzerland, rooted in cultural authenticity and co-creation

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IFFF Cologne-Dortmuns 2024
Mo&Friese 2022 (awarded)
KUKI Festival 2022 (special mention)
Zlin 2022 (awarded)
ITF Stuttgart 2022
ISFF Dresden 2022
Solothurner Filmtage 2021
Flickerfest – International Short FF 2022
ANIMA 2022
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2021


Study guide: German