Mum’s Hair

Directed by Maja Arnekleiv
Pixilation; 5 min.
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Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival

DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
Golden Dove for Best International Animated Documentary



Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival
Eurodok - European Documentary Film Festival
Annecy International Animation Film Festival
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Primanima - World Festival of First Animations
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
DOK Leipzig
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
KUKI - International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth
Animateka International Animation Film Festival



Providence Children's Film Festival
ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival
Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival
Koudougou Doc Film Festival 
KIKI – International Film Festival For Children
DOCUMENTARIST - Istanbul Documentary Days
Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren
International Animation Film Festival Hiroshima
DMZ DOCS - Korean International Documentary Film Festival
International Festival Signes de Nuit
DocsMX International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City
Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival       
Big Cartoon Festival

About Mum’s hair

When Maja was 16, her mother got cancer. She and her three younger siblings did not know what would happen, but they knew their mother would lose her hair and look quite different. Maja wanted to gather the good memories. 

About the director

Maja Arnekleiv (*1997) grew up with sheep, milking cows and with an animation studio in Dovre, a village in the mountains of Norway. She shot 3,000 photos of her mother over a period of two years, during her mother’s illness. A pixilated documentary film is the result of 755 of these photos. This is Maja’s debut as a film director.