Once Upon a Line

A man leads a monotonous, unfulfilling life until meeting with the girl of his dreams turns his world upside down. As things spiral out of control, the man discovers a new way of living.

Directed by Alicja Jasina
Music by Aaron Gilmartin
Sound by Katie Gately
Produced at University of Southern California

www.alicjajasina.com | alicja.jasina@gmail.com


Best Creative Award, Beijing Film Academy
Audience Award, 19. Internationalen Trickfilm-Wochenendes Wiesbaden
Audience Award, Animaphix
Best Animated Short, Walla Walla Movie Crush
Cilect Prize, Switzerland
Winner at 12th Annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival
ANNY Best of Fest Winner
Gold at Student British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Best Animation at First Look Festival, Los Angeles
Special Jury Award at Globe International Silent Film Festival
1st Award in Student Competition at Athens Animfest, Greece
Silver at Ogolnopolski Festiwal Polskiej Animacji, Poland
Grand Prix International du Public at Festival International du Court Métrage d’Animation Roanne
Prix du Jury at Festivals Conexion - Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, France
Best Short at Szczecin European Film Festival ’17, Poland
Shortlisted in Animated Short Category, Academy Awards
Student Academy Awards Gold Winner for ‘Once upon a Line’ short film
Best Student Film Award at Animasyros International Film Festival, Cyprus
Best Short Film at Mountain Shadow Film Festival, US
Hollywood Eagle Award for the Best Animated Short at Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles, US
Best Direction at Tofuzi International Festival of Animated Films, Georgia
Audience Award at Les Nuits Magiques Festival, France


33rd International Short Film Festival Berlin
KUKI 10th International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin
26th Annual Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2017
The 9th Animation Festival and Market of Segovia
The British Animation Film Festival 2017
Macon Film Festival
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival
Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation
Anima Mundi, Brazil
Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival
London International Animation Festival
ReAnimania International Animation Festival
Manchester Animation Festival
Cinanima Animation Festival, Portugal
Cyprus Animafest
Cinetekton! Film Festival, Puebla, Mexico
Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Hungary
Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles
Krok International Animated Film Festival, Russia
Anim'est International Animation Film Festival, Cyprus
Animasivo Festival, Mexico
"Les Nuits Magiques" Film Festival, France
Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation - Festival international de Montréal
The International Festival of Animation Arts Multivision, Russia
Leuven Short Film Festival, Belgium
Caminhos Film Festival, Portugal
Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival
O!PLA Ogólnopolski Festiwal Polskiej Animacji, Poland
BKSTS Student Widescreen Film of the Year Competition, US
Anima Brussels, Belgium
Roanne Animation Festival, France
41st Cleveland International Film Festival
Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival
Slo Cartoon Slovenia
Home Cinema
CutOut Fest
Omaha Film Festival
Cape Town International Animation Festival
First Frame Festival, Los Angeles
First Look Festival, Los Angeles
Ferfilm Festival
Animocje Festival, Poland
Focus on Female Directors 2017, American Cinematheque, LA
The Film Bunch screening, London
Frames Film Festival
Poetry and Film Festival
Spectrum Film & Television Festival
Sun Valley Film Festival
International Festival of Animated Films ANIFILM 2017, Trebon
Athens International Film + Video Festival
The Globe International Silent Film Festival
Anifilm, Trebon
Holland Animation Film Festival
Washington DC International Film Festival
Spectray Film and Television Festival
Starfest Festival
Cinema Jam
Athens Animfest
The Globe International Silent Film Festival
Twister Alley Film Festival
Stark County District Library Screenings, Ohio
The Smalls Film Festival 2017
Ojai Film Festival 2017
Big Cartoon Festival 2017 Moscow
Canterbury Anifest 2016
Flixx Fest
Northwest Animation Festival