Angry Man 

Angry Man / Sinna Mann
short film 2009
directed by Anita Killi
cut-out; 20 min.

More information about the film at NFI

Awards and Recognition


Tehran International Animation Festival - The Golden Award

Tricky Women International Animation Film Festival - Synchro Film &      Video-Sachpreis

Festival International du Court Métrage d'animation de Roanne - Audience
Award / Jury Special Mention

International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR - Grand Prix Golden       Pegasus / Audience Award   

Se-Ma-For Film Festival - Little Peter Award Best Director / Grand Prix


Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - Best Animated Film &         Audience Award

Aspen Shortsfest - Best Animated Film

Human Rights Film Festival Donostia - San Sebastian Youth Jury Award for          Best Short Film

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film - SWR Audience Award

Planete+ Doc Film Festival Warsaw Animation Winner

Mo & Friese Children's Short Film Festival Hamburg - The Mo-Award

Annecy International Animation Film Festival - UNICEF Award / Jury's Special Award / Audience Award

Plein la Bobine - Sancy Film Festival for Young People / Young Jury
Award/ Professional Jury Award

Palm Springs International ShortFest - Best Animated Film

Melbourne International Film Festival - Best Short Animation Film

Guanajuato International Film Festival - Special Mention Short Animation

International Animation Film Festival Hiroshima - Grand Prix

Concorto Short Film Festival - Best Animation

OFF - Odense International Film Festival - Best Animation

ISAFF Open Cinema - International Short and Animation Film Festival - Special Prize of the Jury

Fantoche International Animation Film Festival - NAB-Publikumspreis

ReAnimania - Yerevan International Animation Film Festival - Winner - Best Music for Short Film Category / Jury Special Mention – GoodCitizenship Award

Nominated for Cartoon d'Or

AniMadrid-2nd Prize of the Jury

Carrousel international du film de Rimouski

Mention, CAMÉRIO National Film Board of Canada Award

Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forli

Special Mention CORTOONIA

Mill Valley Film Festival

BAFTA/LA Award for Best Short Film

Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne International Film Festival - Award of short animated film for 7/11 years old

DOK Leipzig  - Honorary Mention

Ottawa International Animation Film Festival - The National Film Board of Canada Public Prize

Big Cartoon Festival - Audience Award

Animated Dreams - Jury´s Special Mention / Audience Award

International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima - Audience Award

Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Short Film Contest - 1st Place Winner

Poznan International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! - The Golden Goat for Best Animation


The Norwegian Short Film Festival - Special Prize of the Jury

Chicago International Children's Film Festival  - Adult Jury - 1st Prize Animated Short Film or Video

Fredrikstad Animation Festival - Audience Award
Golden Gunnar: Best Nordic-Baltic Short Film

Angry Man is a film about secrets that shouldn't be secret. When the mommy-fish dies, Boj has had enough, and gets power from his own fantasy to go further.

Many children don't live safely in their own homes. These children are scared, feel forgotten and often blame themselves for the difficulties at home. In this film it is the father who beats mother. The boy Boj is the witness. To see somebody being mistreated can do much more harm than we know. Many of these children put the blame on themselves and feel a terrible responsibility for what is happening in the home. Many believe that this is only happening in their own family and doesn't dare to talk about it to anybody. It is a super secret.

Both the book and the film Angry Man is made to make this subject more known so it can be debated. The secrets must be known.  All adults have to make sure that nobody is afraid at home.

Angry Man was shown at over 100 international festivals.  It is claimed to have been the most rewarded film worldwide in 2010. Today the film is widely used in educational work to prevent and detect violence at home and to help victims. 

The film is based upon the picture-book Sinna Mann of Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus. 

About the director

Anita Killi (*1968 in Stavanger, Norway) studied illustration and graphic design at the Norwegian National College of Art & Design from 1988 to 1990, followed by studies in animation and documentary filmmaking at the Volda University College. In 1996, Anita graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts with the equivalent of a masters-degree, majoring in animation (multiplane technique). Since then, Anita established and runs her own animation studio, Trollfilm AS in Dovre, Norway. Anita is known for directing several award winning short films, among others Sinna Mann / Angry Man (2009) and Tornehekken / The Hedge of Thorns (2001).

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