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Only A Child


A film by Simone Giampaolo (A collective work by Simone Giampaolo and 23 Swiss animators)

Genre(s): Animation

• Theme(s): Child / Environmental / Future

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Only A Child

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2020: Encounters Film Festival
  • 2020: LA Animation Festival
  • 2021: International Trickfilm Festival
  • 2021: Aspen Shortsfest
  • 2021: Mecal Pro Barcelona International Short Film Festival
  • 2021: La Guarimba
  • 2021: Animafest Zagreb


Only a Child is a visual poem created by over 20 animation directors under the artistic supervision of Simone Giampaolo, which gives shape and colour to the original words spoken by Severn Suzuki at the UN Summit in Rio in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet. An omnibus film celebrating the environmental youth movement 30 years in the making.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 7'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: Switzerland
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Subtitle(s) available: English / French / German / Italian
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

  • Screenplay: Simone Giampaolo, Severn Cullis-Suzuki
  • Music: Flavio Gargano
  • Producer: Amka Films: Gabriella de Gara, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera: Silvana Bezzola, Walter Bortolotti

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Amka Films