Luc Perez, France, 2007

9 min.DK/Short fictionAnimation

Utaaq, an old Inuit, is at a bus stop in Copenhagen when he spots a bird from his native Greenland above his head ¿ a rare visitor to these climes. It reminds him of his youth: As a young hunter, Utaaq discovered that a qivitoq was using a tupilak to kill local hunters. Tupilaks are magical creatures that obey their masters. Utaaq went off into the mountains where he became a shaman, and on his return, he used his powers to destroy the qivitoq. Back to Utaaq at the bus stop, we see a weary old man nostalgically watching the bird ...
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Shaman
Danish title Shaman
Keywords Greenlanders, Shamans
Director Luc Perez
Screenplay Luc Perez
Sound Niels Arild
Production country France, Denmark
Production company Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Dansk Tegnefilm 2 ApS
Technical info 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish festival release 22.09.2008, Husets Biograf, Buster 2008
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Luc Perez


Script Luc Perez


Production Marie Bro


Stills Luc Perez


Sound Niels Arild


Voice Rasmus Lyberth


Animation Luc Perez

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Best Animates Short 2009 Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2009
Speciel Mention 2008 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2009-07-24
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 2009-03-13
Stockholm International Film Festival 2008-11-20
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2008-10-29
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2008-10-27
Warsaw International Film Festival 2008-10-10
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008-08-19
Melbourne Film Festival 2008-07-25
Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2008-06-09
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