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US Premiere

Director: Yousif Al-Khalifa

England, 2013, 9 min

Shooting Format:HDV

Festival Year:2014


Crew:Producers: James Walker - Screenwriters: Sarah Woolner - Cinematographer: Tim Chen

Email:jjmwalker AT


Sonja lives a lonely life as a fishmonger, more at ease with her fish than her customers, until one day a delivery man turns up who looks like a rainbow trout.


About the director

After a BA in Animation at the University of Westminster, Yousif Al-Khalifa enrolled on the Directing Animation course at the National Film and Television School. Yousif's graduation project, Sleeping With The Fishes, premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival, won the student Grand Prix at the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, the Audience award at the London International Animation Festival, the International Yuhan University President's Prize at the Puchon International Student Animation Festival, Korea, and has been selected for further festivals including Cinanima, Angiers, Leeds, Mostra and Foyle. He recently won a BAFTA for the film.



Director Yousif Al-Khalifa, producer James Walker and screenwriter Sarah Woolner will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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