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Original title Astons stenar
Form Short
Director
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Screenplay
Original work
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Awards

Plot summary

Aston finds stones on his way home. He feels sorry for them. They are lonely, bored and frozen, so he picks them up and takes care of them. Aston gives the stones a bath and he puts them to...

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Festival contact (short):

Josefina Mothander
+46 8 665 12 67
Josefina.mothander@filminstitutet.se

Jing Haase
+46 8 665 11 43
jing.haase@filminstitutet.se

 

Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
International title
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Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Music
Animation
Film Commissioner
Re-recording Mixer
Designed by

Cast

- Röster:
Olivia Åslund-Lindbom Aston
Mia Åslund Mamma
Mikael Lindbom Pappa

Companies

Production Company ZigZag Animation
Financier Film i Väst AB
Film på Gotland
Advance allocations Nordisk Film- & TV Fond
Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2005
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Folkets Bio AB 2007
Laboratory Nordisk Film Post Production AB
Re-recording Mixer Cinepost Studios AB
Sales ZigZag Animation
Other Company Dockhus Animation AB

Plot summary

Aston finds stones on his way home. He feels sorry for them. They are lonely, bored and frozen, so he picks them up and takes care of them. Aston gives the stones a bath and he puts them to bed. They sleep in his room. It soon gets crowded at Aston’s house and his parents feel they need to do something about it. Daddy suggests that the stones can go on vacation in a big bag. They drive to the beach and Aston plays with his stones in the soft and warm sand.
”Maybe your stones could move here?” Daddy suggests.
Aston has to think carefully.
When they are about to leave it sounds like the bag that Aston carries is not really empty.
”Is there a stone left in it?” Mom asks.
”I picked up a twig that was lonely” Aston replies. ”I felt sorry for the twig, there are only stones around here".

Original work

Original title Astons stenar (Children's book)
Author Lotta Strömblad


Release dates

Festival showing 2007-03-13 Royal Malmö Sweden 9 min
2007-10-22 Regina Uppsala Sweden 9 min
2007-10-24 Regina Uppsala Sweden 9 min
2007-10-25 Regina Uppsala Sweden 9 min
2009-10-22 Regina Uppsala Sweden 9 min
2009-10-24 Royal Uppsala Sweden 9 min

Awards

Festival Award New York 2009 (publikens pris/audience award (age 3-6) at the 2009 New York Int. Children's Film Festival
Durango 2009 (bästa animerade kortfilm/best animated Short vid 2009 Durango Independent Film Festival, Colorado, USA)
Durango 2009 (publikens pris/Audience Award for Best Short at the 2009 Durango Independent Film Festival, Colorado, USA)
Seattle 2008 (bästa korta animerade film/best short animated film vid Children's Film Festival i Seattle, USA)
Bratislava 2008 (Viktor Kubal Prize för bästa film/best film vid Bratislava International Festival of Animated Film for Children, Slovakien)
Padova 2008 (bästa animation/best animation vid Portobello River Film Festival i Padova, Italien)
Silver Goat Poznan 2008 (Silver Goat i klassen animation/animation category vid International Young Audience Film Festival Ake Kino! i Poznan, Polen)
Festival Award Wissembourg 2007 (ungdomsjuryns pris/The Young Jury's Award, Animated Film Festival of Wissembourg, Frankrike
Prize Ottawa 2007 (hedersomnämnande/honorary mention vid Ottawa International Animation Festival, Kanada)
Ukraina 2007 (diplom/diploma vid KROK International Animated Films Festival, Ukraina & Ryssland

Holdings Film

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Element type Kopia
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Kopia
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Lågkontrastkopia
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Originalnegativ bild
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Tonnegativ
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Tonnegativ
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Astons stenar
Extent 29 s.


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Astons stenar. Dialoglistan.
Extent 1 s. + 3 s. kort synopsis på engelska produktionsuppgifter samt musiklista.


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Astons stenar. Bildmanus av Lotta & Uzi Geffenblad (050331).
Extent 30 s.
Language Swedish


Holdings Stills

Album No


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Misc.prints
Language Swedish


Type Program/Promotion material
Language English


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