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A beautiful and melancholic story about one little polar bear alone in the cold dark Arctic looking for his mum 

The little polar bear Ursa is alone in the cold dark Arctic looking for his mum. He walks through a blizzard, through the icy cold tundra and sharp ice hummocks, towards the northern lights and the magic song in hope to find his mother. After many challenges, he comes to the edge of the earth. In front of him is only the sea and the northern lights. And there in the distance, in the northern lights, he sees his mum!  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2021-06-09
Production company:
Ulvenfilm AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Østnorsk Filmsenter
Fond for lyd og bilde
Producer:
Natalia Malykhina
Film consultant:
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen

Director

  • Natalia Malykhina

    Natalia Malykhina (b.1971) is a director, screenwriter, and producer with 25 years of animation experience - short and feature cartoon films, animation series, commercials, and TV programs. 

    She has worked on more than 20 animated film projects at international film production studios in Moscow and Budapest as an animator, scriptwriter, storyboard, and layout artist.

    She runs her own little creative animation studio, Ulvenfilm, located in Lillehammer, Norway. The studio focuses on friendly and kind children's animation, such as the project Little Grey Wolfy - a cycle of four short films on four seasons of the year. Her new short film Ursa is not only a cute story for the little ones, but it also touches upon serious environmental problems. 

Awards

2021:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
Best Norwegian Short Film

Festivals

2021:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2021:
Giffoni Film Festival
2021:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
2021:
TIFF Junior - Tromsø International Children's Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Natalia Malykhina
Screenplay:
Natalia Malykhina
Cinematographer:
Natalia Malykhina
Editor:
Natalia Malykhina
ProductionDesigner:
Mandy Senger
Sound Design:
Kasper Val Bjerregaard
Natalia Malykhina
Animator:
Masta Volkova
Natalia Malykhina

Technical information

Genre:
Animation
Children
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo
Length in mins:
11'
Language:
No dialogue

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