Quiet / Stille
short film 2018
directed by Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen
cut-out; 6,5 min

Distributed by Vanja Andrijevic 

More information about the film at NFI


Golden Gunnar award for Best Nordic-Baltic Short Film at Fredrikstad Animation Festival in Norway in 2018



Minimalen Short Film Festival
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film


Fredrikstad Animation Festival

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Quiet documents emotions from a childhood, from many childhoods. Expressing dark secrets without narrative, through a series of tableaux. 

Children will often protect their adults out of loyalty. Feelings of responsibility and threats make them quiet. 

About the director

Quiet is Marianne Bundgaard Nielsens first short film as a director. She has a master in production design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She also studied decoration and line production at The Royal Theater in Copenhagen. 

Marianne worked as a production designer on several award winning Norwegian animated short films, and she has solid experience in the craftsmanship of making story, characters, sets and props for animation films. 

Through working with visual expressions for 25 year, Marianne has developed a unique narrative style. In her film Quiet, she found her own way of documenting difficult emotions that can be hard to express. Her focus is to tell stories from a child’s perspective, stories about experiences that can change a child’s life.