The story of how reef fish got their beautiful colours. Long ago the fish transformed into humans and came onto land to celebrate and dance. Once the sun set, they hurried back into the sea, leaving behind a big mess. Curious as to who occupied the village in their absence, the villagers of one island plan to find out who these uninvited visitors were. What they would soon discover, leaves them astounded and mesmerized.

Category Short film
Director Ursula Ulmi
Production Ulmi Film
Country Switzerland
Format HD, DCP
Runtime 10 min
Year 2021
Broadcaster SRF, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)
Language Tok-Pisin (English, German, French)
Subtitles English, German, French
Genre Animation, Children, Family


  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA (2021)
  • Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland (2022)
  • Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Australia (2022)
  • Anima - The Brussels Animation Film Festival, Belgium (2022)
  • International Short Film Festival Dresden, Germany (2022)
  • "Special Mention", Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Czech Republic (2022)
  • "Winner", Mo&Friese Kinder Kurzfilm Festival, Germany (2022)
  • Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy, France (2022)
  • Filmfest München, Germany (2022)
  • Durban International Film Festival, South Africa (2022)
  • Fantoche, Switzerland (2022)
  • BUSTER Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Denmark (2022)
  • Festival international du film d'animation Animatou, Switzerland (2022)
  • Cinekid Festival, The Netherlands (2022)
  • KUKI, Germany (2022)
  • Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France (2023)
  • Cinéma Public Val-de-Marne / Festival Ciné Junior, France (2023)
  • "Best Animated Short - Jury Award", Children's Film Festival Seattle, USA (2023)
  • "Best Animated Short Ages 10+", Psaroloco Children's and Adolescent IFF, Greece (2023)
  • ...and many more...

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