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The Call



A film by Anca Damian

Genre(s): Animation / Drama

• Theme(s): Family / Mother-Son Relationship

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The Call

  • Anca Damian


    Anca Damian had her directorial debut with Crossing Dates that premiered in Busan IFF. Then she came to the attention of the public with her second long feature film as director, screenwriter and producer, "Crulic - The Path to Beyond" (2011) selected for 150 festivals including Locarno, Annecy, Telluride, New Directors, New Films... and was awarded with the Cristal in Annecy 2012 and more than 35 prizes at other festivals. "A Very Unsettled Summer" (2013) premiered in Warsaw IFF and screened in London and Goteborg.The Magic Mountain" (2015) premiered in Annecy 2015, and the international premiere in Karlovy Vary IFF where it received a Special Mention of the Jury. This movie was selected in more than 60 festivals like San Sebastian, Leipzig, and won 11 prizes, including Audientia given by Eurimages.

    2008: Crossing Dates
    2011: Crulic -The Path to Beyond
    2013: A Very Unsettled Summer
    2015: The Magic Mountain
    2018: The Call

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2018: Annecy International Animated Film Festival | Official Competition
  • 2018: Toronto International Film Festival | Short Cuts
  • 2018: Message to Man IFF St Petersburg | International Competition
  • 2018: Animasyros IAF + Agora
  • 2018: Animest Bucharest | Competition
  • 2018: TIAF Taiwan | International Short Film Competition
  • 2018: Bucheon IAF
  • 2018: FILMETS Badalona Film Festival
  • 2018: Uppsala International Short Film Festival
  • 2018: ReAnimania International Animation and Comics Art Festival
  • 2018: DOK Leipzig International Programme
  • 2018: Leeds International Film Festival World Animation Competition
  • 2018: Manchester Animation Festival
  • 2018: CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival of Espinho Jury Special Prize
  • 2018: POFF shorts | POFF Shorts Animation Competition
  • 2018: interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin
  • 2018: LIAF London International Animation Festival Competition
  • 2018: Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival | Short Film Official selection
  • 2018: Animateka International Festival | Animateka Eastern and Central European Competition Programme II
  • 2018: Animator Festival Silver Pegasus (Audiovisual Institute Award)
  • 2019: Sundance Film Festival | Shorts Program


An aged woman is taking a bath. While entering the water, a new world reveals. The phone, on a chair, connects her with her son and is the only link to the real world.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 10'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: France / Romania
  • Original Language(s): English / Romanian
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Jean Marc Barr, Virginia Heath (Voices)
  • Screenplay: Anca Damian
  • : Sergiu Negulici, Ioana Nicoară (Animation)
  • Editor: Ciprian Cimpoi
  • Sound: Clement Badin
  • Music: Alexander Bălănescu
  • Producer: Anca Damian

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Aparte Film
  • Coproduced by: Komadoli Studio (France), Studio Video Art (Romania)