Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen

cut out animation

year: 2018

format: DCP, HD
duration: 6'40"

production: Trollfilm AS
distribution: Bonobostudio

Country of production: Norway


More About the Film

Quiet is a kaleidoscope of traumatic emotions from unhappy childhoods. In a series of tableaux, scenes of neglect, alcoholism and depression fill the screen, showing us the deep and often lifelong impact of childhood traumas. What can children do but stay quiet?

Director, writer, designer, camera: Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen
Animation: Triin Sarapik-Kivi, Anita Killi
Music and sound design: Rasmus Zwicki
Editing, VFX: Jan Otto Ertesvåg
Technical consultant: Janne K. Hansen
Producer: Anita Killi

Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen (1974, Skive, Denmark) has a Master’s Degree in Production Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She also studied Decoration and Line Production at The Royal Theater in Copenhagen. Marianne has worked as a production designer on several award-winning Norwegian animated short films and has considerable experience in the craftsmanship of creating stories, characters, sets and props for animated films. Her focus is on telling stories from the child’s perspective, stories about experiences that can change a child’s life. Quiet is her directorial debut.

 Filmography: Quiet (2018)


  • Golden Gunnar for Best Nordic-Baltic Short Film, Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2018
  • Honorable Mention, Minimalen Short Film Festival 2019
  • Diploma of the Jury, Insomnia International Animation Film Festival 2019
  • Award for the Best Technique, Tofuzi International Festival of Animated Films 2019
  • Award for the Best Scandinavian Film, ReAnima International Animated Festival


Fredrikstad Animation Festival (25/10-28/10/2018)
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim (22/1-27/1/2019)
Human International Documentary Film Festival Oslo (25/2-3/3/2019)
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival (29/4-4/5/2019)
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (30/4-5/5/2019)
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival (18/7-22/7/2019)
Thessaloniki Animation Festival (10/10-13/10/2019)
Tofuzi International Festival of Animated Films (21/10-26/10/2019)
Visioni Fantastiche (21/10-29/10/2019)
Banja Luka International Animated Film Festival (24/10-28/10/2019)
Nordic Film Days Lübeck (29/10-3/11/2019)
CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival Espinho, Portugal (11/11-17/11/2019)
ReAnima International Animated Festival, Bergen (14/11-17/11/2019)
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People (30/11-7/12/2019)
2ANNAS Riga International Short Film Festival (10/2-16/2/2020)
Cairo International Forum for Animated Films (27/2-5/3/2020)
Mediawave International Film and Music Festival (1/3-27/4/2020)
Diversions International Short Film Festival (2/7-5/7/2020)