22nd Animation Division Jury Selections

Five minutes to sea

Animated short film

Natalia MIRZOYAN [Japan]


On the beach where people enjoy sunbathing and swimming, a mother who is worried about her daughter getting cold orders her to be out the water for five minutes. For the girl, these boring five minutes feel like forever. She starts to watch the others — an old couple, an ice cream seller, a woman trying to blow up a float — and develops her fantasy. The work depicts a child’s free imagination with the light touch of watercolor pens.