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ON THE SURFACE selected for International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand

The Icelandic animated short film, On the Surface by Fan Sissoko, has been selected for the International Competition at the prestige Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. The festival takes place from January 28 - February 5 in France. 

On the Surface trailer

On the Surface tells the story of Ada. She goes swimming in the Icelandic sea and reflects on raising a child in a country that feels nothing like home. As she enters the freezing water, she relives her traumatic pregnancy. Soon her swimming eases. Facing her fears is helping her heal. 

The film is written and directed by Fan Sissoko and storyteller is Enid Mbabazi. The film had its premiere on August 1 at the arts festival Fringe of Colour Films. 

For further information about Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and the films in competition visit the festival's official website.