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Kali the Little Vampire

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He lives in the shadows. The one who inspires fear. Other children don’t even dream that he exists. But the young vampire Kali does exist, and suffers from not being able to live in the light. One day, while once again watching the other young boys play beside the train tracks, he breaks from his isolation and discovers that because of who—and what—he is, he can make a difference in others’ lives. In a narration masterfully voiced by Oscar winner Christopher Plummer, Kali, now an old man, remembers the day he finally made peace with himself. After having dealt with a young girl’s fear in A Noite (1999) and the discomfort experienced by others in Tragic Story with Happy Ending (2005), Regina Pessoa concludes her trilogy on childhood by following a child’s path to self-acceptance. A poetic and beautiful tale, Kali the Little Vampire is a reminder that there is a place for every one of us under the sun. Even for the creatures of the night.

2012, 09 min 25 s

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Sophia Award
Portuguese Cinema Academy
October 6 2013, Lisbon - Portugal

Golden Gate Award for Best Animated Short
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 23 to May 9 2013, San Francisco - USA

Special Jury Recognition
Aspen Shortfest
April 9 to 14 2013, Aspen - USA

Jury's Special Mention
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 12 to 18 2012, Espinho - Portugal

Prize for Best Original Soundtrack
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 12 to 18 2012, Espinho - Portugal

1st Prize, Animated Short Film (Adult Jury)
International Children's Film Festival
October 26 to November 4 2012, Chicago - USA

Special Prize of the Jury for Best Animation
ANIMANIMA
September 6 to 9 2012, Cacak - Serbia

Hiroshima Prize
International Animation Festival
August 23 to 27 2012, Hiroshima - Japan

Prix de la compétition 2- remis par le jury professionnel
Plein la bobine - Festival de Cinéma Jeunes Publics
June 9 to 14 2012, Paris - France

Honourable Mention for the Pixel Bunker Award for Best Portuguese Short Film
IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival
April 26 to May 6 2012, Lisbon - Portugal

RTP2 Onda Curta Award
IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival
April 26 to May 6 2012, Lisbon - Portugal

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