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The Most Boring Granny In The Whole World (Die allerlangweiligste Oma auf der ganzen Welt)

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2022

Damaris Zielke / Short Animation / Germany / 2022 / 8 min / Colour / In English / Arabic subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


Young Greta thinks she might have the most boring grandma in the whole world. She never lets her play with her antiques or colour in old black and white photographs. One day while her granny naps on the couch, Greta hosts a mock funeral, inviting all her toys as guests. Her granny awakes, and they realise together how precious time can be in this charmingly contemplative short about mortality and living life to the fullest.

About the Director

Damaris Zielke was born in southwest Germany in 1992. She studied visual communication in Weimar at Bauhaus University. She continued studying animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg from 2016-2021 and worked as a freelance Motion Designer & Animator on different TV productions and documentaries at the same time. In 2019 Zielke took part in the six-week Lucerne Masterclass for advanced animation (LuMAA) in Switzerland. Currently, she is working as an animator in London.


Damaris Zielke
Manuel Ostwald
Jiayan Chen
Michael Throne
Production Company
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Production Designer
Anna Vehres
Sales Company
AG Animationsfilm
Marieke Czogalla, Max Hartstang
Hannes Bieber

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