Kafka's Doll

Inspired by an unproven myth, Kafka’s Doll is an animated short film that blends factual research, fiction, fantasy and myth into a single heart-warming story about loss.

When an ill Kafka meets a crying little girl in the park, he sets out to write her a letter a day in order to tell her all about her lost doll’s fictitious travels. He then comes back every single day to read her those letters, and in his quest to help her find a sense of personal resolution, he ends up finding his own in ways he couldn’t have previously imagined. This film is a co-production between Portugal and Spain, produced by Animanostra (PT), WKND (SPA), Lusco Fusco Animation (PT) and Studio Kimchi (SPA).

Public screenings, Festivals & Awards

2023 Los Angeles International Children’s film FestivalUSA (Official Selection) March 24-26

2022 Hator Hator Horror FestSpain (Best Animated Film) December 16-18

2022 Torre en Corto – XXIII Festival de Cortometrajes de TorrelavegaSpain (Official Selection) December 13-17

2022 XIV Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Pilas en CortoSpain (Official Selection) December 9-11

2022 Festival Triste Para SemprePortugal (Official Selection) December 8-11

2022 Anarchy Film FestivalUnited Kingdom (Official Selection) December 5

2022 Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Roberto Di ChiaraArgentina (Official Selection) December 3

2022 Macau International Short Film FestivalMacau (Official Selection) December 1-8

2022 ICONA 2022 – Ionian Contemporary Animation FestivalGreece (Official Selection) December 1-4

2022 Semana del Cortometraje de ArganzuelaSpain (Official Selection) November 23-26

2022 FESCORASpain (Official Selection) November 23-25

2022 VI Maniatic Film FestivalSpain (Children SectionNovember 21-26

2022 Festival Corto Cortismo de MiguelturraSpain (Official Selection) November 17-20

2022 Festival de Cine Infantil de ChurumbelaMexico (Official Selection) November 16-20

2022 Festival Internacional de Cine de GranadaSpain (Official Selection) November 16-19

2022 XIII Muestra de Cortos Asociación de Cine BardemSpain (Official Selection) November 11-19

2022 Festival Audiovisual Asier ErrastiSpain (Official Selection) November 9-14

2022 Africa International Film Festival, Nigeria (Official Selection) November 6-12

2022 Festival MOST, Spain (Official Selection) November 3-13 y 23-27

2022 FANTAELX – X Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico de Elche, Spain (Official Selection) November 2-12

2022 Fantastic GijónSpain (Official Selection) October 28-31

2022 Austin Film FestivalUSA (Finalist) October 27 – November 3

2022 Razor Reel Flanders Film FestBelgium (Official Selection) October 27-30 & November 3-5

2022 Linea d’Ombra FestivalItaly (Official Selection) October 22-29

2022 CURTAS – Festival do ImaxinarioSpain (Best Fiction Film) October 21-30

2022 FENAVIDBolivia (Official Selection) October 21-27

2022 Octubre CortoSpain (Official Selection) October 20-29

2022 Festival de Cine de MadridSpain (Cine Molón Section) October 17-23

2022 Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges de Vila-secaSpain (Official Selection) October 16-24

2022 Festival Literário Internacional de ÓbidosPortugal (Invited Film) October 14

2022 K-LidoscopiSpain (Official Selection) October 12-16

2022 La Axarquía, Festival de CineSpain (Official Selection) October 7-22

2022 MANIFEST – Mafra Animation Film FestivalPortugal (Official Selection) September 23-25

2022 Imagens no Tejo – 3ª Mostra de Cinema PortuguêsPortugal (Official Selection) September 9 – October 7

2022 Alhaurín en CortoSpain (Official Selection) September 23

2022 Ponme Un Corto – II Festival de Cine en Huerta de ReySpain (Official Selection) September 2-24

2022 Fest Cine AstorgaSpain (Official Selection) September 5-9

2022 Torrevieja AudiovisualSpain (Official Selection) September 2-3

2022 NAFFBosnia and Herzegovina (Official Selection) August 27 – September 1

2022 Villamare Film FestivalItaly  (Official Selection) August 20-27

2022 Curtas em FlagrantePortugal (Official Selection) August 14-15

2022 El Pecado, 21º Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes, Spain  (Official Selection) July 29 – August 6

2022 Constantine’s Gold Coin International Festival of Animated FilmSerbia (Official Selection) July 18-22

2022 FECIP6º Portoviejo Film Festival, Ecuador (Official Selection) June 9-12

2022 Cartoons on the BayItaly (Official Selection) June 1-6

2022 Monstra – Lisbon International Animation Film FestivalPortugal (Official Selection) March 16-26

© 2022 Animanostra / WKND / Lusco Fusco Animation / Studio Kimchi

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