Only a Child

Only a Child

Press Kit

Only a Child

A collective work by Simone Giampaolo and over 20 Swiss animators.

Switzerland 2020; 6′; o.v. English; sbt. German, French, Italian

Festivals & Awards

Selected in the Oscar’s 2022 shortlist
Los Angeles Animation Festival 2020 – Winner of Best Combination – Mixed Media
56. Solothurner Filmtage 2021 – Nominated for the Swiss Film Award
One Country One Film International Festival, France 2021 – Best Animation Film Award
3D Wire Fest 2021 – Best Short Film
Overcome Film Festival 2021 – Best Animated Film
Festival REGARD – Festival International du Film Court au Saguenay 2021 – Best Youth Film
14th Xiamen International Animation Festival 2021 – Silver Award – Best Animated Short


Only a Child is a visual poem created by over 20 animation directors under the artistic supervision of Simone Giampaolo, which gives shape and colour to the original words spoken by Severn Suzuki at the UN Summit in Rio in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet. An omnibus film celebrating the environmental youth movement 30 years in the making.


Directed by:

Andrea Schneider, Barbara Brunner (Brunner & Meyer), Cesar Linga, Cyril Gfeller, Eisprung Studio, Emilien Davaud, Imgart Walthert + Oswald Iten, Marjolaine Perreten, Michaela Müller, Nino Christen, Patrick Graf, Philip Hofmänner, Roman Kaelin, Stéphan Nappez, Team Tumult, Tiny Giant, Walkingframes


Gabriella De Gara Bucciarelli for Amka Films Productions


Walter Bortolotti and Silvana Bezzola for RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, SRG SSR

With the support of:

Federal Office of Culture (BAK)
Republic and Canton Ticino
Filmplus Fund of Southern Switzerland
Ticino Film Commission
Zürcher Filmstiftung
Cinéforom & Loterie Romande
Göhner Stiftung
Swiss Films

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