Hollow Land

A story about the eternal human search for home – Hollow Land begins, as all such searches must, with the dream of utopia. Solomon and Berta are two seekers who arrive – their treasured bathtub improbably in tow – in a land that promises respite from their many journeys. From the first optimistic moments after their arrival, to the film’s final haunting scene at sea, Hollow Land captures the state of being displaced – whether by circumstance or by choice.

Film facts

Format: Short film
Audience: Adults
Running time: 14 min.
Year: 2013

Main Credits

Director: Michelle and Uri Kranot
Writers: Michelle and Uri Kranot
Producer: Marie Bro
Co-Producer: Dora Benousilio, Marc Bertrand


Dansk Tegnefilm (DK)
Les Films de l'Arlequin (F)
The National Film Board of Canada (CA)


DK distribution: Dansk Tegnefilm
World sales: National Filmboard of Canada


Oscar® Academy Award Shortlist / LA, USA / 2013
Nominated for the Canadian Academy Award, Canada / 2014
Portneuf Environmental Film Festival / 2015 / GRAND PRIX JACQUES LANGUIRAND
Brooklyn Film Festival, NYC, USA / 2014 / BEST ANIMATION
Festival de Cinema d’Animation de Pontarlier / 2015 / BEST FILM
Brazil Stop Motion Festival / 2014 / BEST SHORT
Best Animation / Animix ASIFA, Israel / 2013/ BEST ANIMATION
Banjaluka int. Animated Film Festival, Bosnia / 2013 / BEST ANIMATION TECHNIQUE
Telaviv Animation Festival, Israel / 2013 / BEST INDEPENDANT ANIMATION
Cyprys Animation Festival, Cyprys / 2013 / SPECIAL MENTION
Bristol Encounters, United Kingdom / 2013/ SPECIAL MENTION
Bradford Animation Festival, UK / 2013/ SPECIAL MENTION
Athens Animfest, Greece / 2013/ SPECIAL MENTION
Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel / 2013/ SPECIAL MENTION
Festival de Cine de Huesca, Spain, 2014/ SPECIAL AWARD
Anilogue Int. Animation Festival, Hungary / 2013/ SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT
Tricky Women, Vienna, Italy / 2013 / SYNCHRO AWARD
Varna Film Festival, Bulgaria / 2013 / BULGARIAN ARTISTS AWARD
Brazil Stop Motion Festival / 2014 / BEST ART DIRECTION
Giffoni Film Festival, Italy / 2013/ AMNESTY AWARD
Huesca Film Festival, Spain / 2014 / ALBERTO SANCHEZ AWARD