Directed by KASIA NALEWAJKA
Produced by DANIEL NEGRET
Written by KASIA NALEWAJKA & DANIEL NEGRET & MANUELA LUPINI
Edited by MANUELA LUPINI
Cinematography by STEWART MCGREGOR
Sound design by ADAM LAYLAND
Music by MATTHEW KELLY
*** Winner Best Student Film - Animasyros IAF 2015 ***
*** Winner Special Jury Prize - Nashville Film Festival ***
*** Winner Special Mention - Sechsuhte Film Festival ***
*** NOMINATION - Royal Film and Television Award - Best Student Film 2015 ***
Annecy International Animation Festival 2014 | Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014
Anima Mundi International Animation Festival 2014 | Fantoche International Animation Festival 2014
London International Animation Festival 2014 | Animage International Animation Festival 2014
BeThere! Corfu International Animation Festival 2014 | XV New British Film Festival Moscov 2014
Stuttgart International Animation Festival 2015 | LOCO London Comedy Festival 2015
Flatpack Festival 2015 | Roanne Cine courte anime 2015
Animatrix International Animation Festival 2015 | Holland International Animation Festival 2015
Nashville International Film Festival 2015 | Barcelona Sports Film Festival 2015
Northwest Animation Festival 2015 | Fest Anca international Animation Festival 2015
International Animation Festival SUPERTOON 2015 | Sopot Film Festival 2015 | O!PLA 2015
Kaohsiung Film Festival 2015 | Cinefiesta - Annual Short Film Contest Puerto Rico 2015
Concorto Film Festival 2015 | ShorTS International Film Festival 2015
NonStop Barcelona Animacio 2015 | International Animated Film Festival Animator 2015
Kaliber35 Munich International Short Film Festival 2015 | New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2015 | Lille International Short Film Festival 2015 | Underwire Film Festival 2015
Anibar Animation Festival 2015 | Oderkurzfilmspektakel 2015
Jameson Cinefest Miskolc IFF 2015 | CICDAF 2015 | Bosa Animation Awards | Greenhorn 2015
Sardinia Film Festival 2015 | Animatou Festival 2015 | Stoptrik IFF 2015
Granada International Short Film Festival 2015 | Seoul Best of the Best Animation Festival 2015
REVIEWS & PRESS
'Stop whatever it is you are doing and give over the next nine minutes of your life to watching Kasia Nalewajka's wonderful stop motion animation Pineapple Calamari, and I promise that you will thank me for it.'
'Pineapple Calamari is a film that truly embodies everything I love about short film. Making me laugh-out-loud one-minute and then close to tears the next, Nalewajka’s animation caught me totally off-guard and since viewing has left me grinning insanely every time I think about it.'
'This absurdly hilarious stop motion film
will leave audiences with tears of laughter in their eyes.'
TIFF Review - Toronto Film Scene
'Kasia Nalewajka’s colourful and mesmerizing stop-motion claymation is reason enough to watch this quirky short. The addition of a dark and slightly twisted plotline against the preschool-style backdrop will surely captivate audiences. [...] This notable short addresses the fine line between self-reliance and the confusing residual effects of depression.'
'Pineapple Calamari probably holds the frontrunner spot for the audience award since it had the packed crowd at the ByTowne busting into booms of laughter. It deserves the prize if it wins. This short is very original and very funny!'