Only a Child

Directed by Simone Giampaolo



7 min








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 Cullis-Suzuki at the UN Summit in Rio in 1992, a child’s desperate call to action for the future of our planet.


Shortlisted for the Oscars 2022



  • Encounters Film Festival
  • LA Animation Festival • Best Combination Mixed Media


  • Academy Awards | Best Animated Film Shortlist


  • Supertoon International Animation and Comics Festival • Best Film
  • Aspen Shortsfest
  • Regard – Saguenay International Film Festival • Best Youth Film
  • Fantoche International Animation Film Festival
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
  • Cartoons on the Bay • Unicef Award
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival • Special Mention
  • Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film • Special Mention (Grand Prix)
  • Mecal International Short Film Festival of Barcelona
  • La Guarimba
  • Animafest Zagreb

Cast & Crew

  • Script:Simone Giampaolo, Severn Cullis-suzuki
  • Music:Flavio Gargano
  • Producer:Amka Films
  • Production Company:Amka Films

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