Why Slugs Have no Legs

A film by

Switzerland | 11' | 09/2019 | animation

Slugs have a hard time keeping up with the pace of life in the city of insects. When a financial crisis hits, the industrious bees only see one solution…

“droll imagery and a jaunty soundtrack converge in this clever modern parable”
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“droll imagery and a jaunty soundtrack converge in this clever modern parable”
Square Eyes - TIFF19-Official_Selection-blk
Square Eyes - Clermont Ferrand - Int Comp 2020 Laurel
Square Eyes - Zinebi - Laurel 2019

Aline Höchli

Biography

Aline decided at the age of four that she would spend her time telling stories later on in life. She learned the craft of animated story-telling at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, finishing in mid-2015.

Filmography

  • Why Slugs Have No Legs – 11’ – 2019
  • Cuckoo / Kuckuck – 3’ – 2018
  • He sö kherö – 5’ – 2016
  • Bug Cinema / Käferkino – 1’ – 2014
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Crew

Director: Aline Höchli
Screenplay: Aline Höchli
Producer: Cinéma Copain: Marcel Derek Ramsay, Michèle Wannaz
Animation: Aline Höchli, Helen Woolston, Anaïs Voirol
Sound Design: Peter Bräker
Editor: Marcel Derek Ramsay
Composer: Thomas Schranz, Samuel Schranz
Original music by Gurpreet Kaur
Backgrounds & layout: Claudia Wirth
Compositing: Stefan Holaus, Julia Munz, Aline Höchli

Festivals

  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (5 – 15 September, 2019)
    Short Cuts
  • Warsaw Film Festival, Poland (11 – 20 October, 2019)
    Short Film Competition Won: Best Animation Short & Oscar Qualifier
  • DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany (28 October – 3 November, 2019)
    International Program
  • REX Animation Film Festival, Sweden (31 October – 3 November, 2019)
    Competition
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (5 – 11 November, 2019)
    Swiss Competition
  • Leeds International Film Festival, United Kingdom (6 – 21 November, 2019)
    Competition Won: Audience Award
  • ZINEBI – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain (8 – 15 November, 2019)
    International Competition Won: EITB Audience Award
  • Séquence International Short Film Festival, France (20 – 24 November, 2019)
    Night of Shorts
  • Animateka, Slovenia (2 – 8 December, 2019)
    Out of competition: Kinotrip – Best of the World
  • Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Canada (3 – 8 December, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Whistler Film Festival, Canada (4 – 8 December, 2019)
    International ShortWork Competition
  • Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Australia (10 – 19 January, 2020)
    Short Laughs: Comedy program
  • Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland (22 – 29 January, 2019)
    Competition
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France (31 January – 8 February, 2020)
    International Competition

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Press materials

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Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list: No dialogues

Downloadable trailer: Click here