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A man leads a monotonous, unfulfilling life until a chance meeting with the girl of his dreams turns his world upside-down. As things spiral out of control, the man discovers a new way to live in a world filled with color and vitality. Once Upon a Line is a story about hope and self-discovery.



2016 shortlisted in Animated Short category, Academy Awards


2016 Student Academy Awards Gold Winner

2017 Best Creative Award, Beijing Film Academy


2017 Audience Award, 19. Internationalen Trickfilm-Wochenendes Wiesbaden


2017 Audience Award, Animaphix


2017 Best Animated Short, Walla Walla Movie Crush 


2017 Cilect Prize, Switzerland


2017 Winner at 12th Annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival


2017 ANNY Best of Fest Winner


2017 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival Finalist


2017 Gold at Student British Academy of Film and Television Arts


2017 Best Animation at First Look Festival, Los Angeles


2017 Special Jury Award at Globe International Silent Film Festival


2017 1st Award in Student Competition at Athens Animfest, Greece


2017 Silver at Ogolnopolski Festival Polskiej Animacji, Poland


2017 Grand Prix International du Public at Festival International du Court Métrage d’Animation Roanne, France


2017 Prix du Jury at Festivals Conexion - Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, France


2017 Best Short at Szczecin European Film Festival ’17, Poland

2016 Best Student Film Award at Animasyros International Film Festival, Cyprus 


2016 Best Short Film at Mountain Shadow Film Festival, US


2016 Hollywood Eagle Award for the Best Animated Short at Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles, US


2016 Best Direction at Tofuzi International Festival of Animated Films, Georgia


2016 Audience Award at Les Nuits Magiques Festival, France






33rd International Short Film Festival Berlin

KUKI 10th International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin

26th Annual Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2017

The 9th Animation Festival and Market of Segovia

The British Animation Film Festival 2017

Macon Film Festival

Insomnia International Animation Film Festival

Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation

Anima Mundi, Brazil

Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival

London International Animation Festival

ReAnimania International Animation Festival

Manchester Animation Festival

Cinanima Animation Festival, Portugal

Cyprus Animafest

Cinetekton! Film Festival, Puebla, Mexico

Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Hungary

Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles

Krok International Animated Film Festival, Russia

Anim'est International Animation Film Festival, Cyprus

Animasivo Festival, Mexico

"Les Nuits Magiques" Film Festival, France

Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation - Festival international de Montréal

The International Festival of Animation Arts Multivision, Russia

Leuven Short Film Festival, Belgium

Caminhos Film Festival, Portugal

Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival

O!PLA Ogólnopolski Festiwal Polskiej Animacji, Poland

BKSTS Student Widescreen Film of the Year Competition, US

Anima Brussels, Belgium

Roanne Animation Festival, France

41st Cleveland International Film Festival

Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival

Slo Cartoon Slovenia 

Home Cinema 

CutOut Fest

Omaha Film Festival

Cape Town International Animation Festival

First Frame Festival, Los Angeles

First Look Festival, Los Angeles

Ferfilm Festival

Animocje Festival, Poland

Focus on Female Directors 2017, American Cinematheque, LA

The Film Bunch screening, London

Frames Film Festival

Poetry and Film Festival

Spectrum Film & Television Festival

Sun Valley Film Festival

International Festival of Animated Films ANIFILM 2017, Trebon

Athens International Film + Video Festival 

The Globe International Silent Film Festival

Anifilm, Trebon

Holland Animation Film Festival

Washington DC International Film Festival 

Spectray Film and Television Festival

Starfest Festival

Cinema Jam

Athens Animfest

The Globe International Silent Film Festival

Twister Alley Film Festival

Stark County District Library Screenings, Ohio

The Smalls Film Festival 2017

Ojai Film Festival 2017

Big Cartoon Festival 2017 Moscow


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