Matilda and the Spare Head

Matilda ir atsarginė galva

2019 | animation | 12 min. | Lithuania

This is a story about a girl who wants to be the smartest person in the world. When all the things she’s learned can no longer fit in one head, her mother buys her a backup one. Two heads are better than one but Matilda soon becomes confused which head should she wear at what time and loses the second head shortly after. It is uncertain what would happen if not for a ball that accidentally flows in through her window. It changes Matilda forever.


Director Ignas Meilūnas
Scriptwriter Ignas Meilūnas
DOP Simonas Glinskis
Animators Anni Oje, Ignas Meilūnas
Production designer Antanas Dubra
Sound director Julius Grigelionis
Producer Marija Razgutė
Production company M-Films
Distribution company MIYU distribution

Awards & Festivals

New York International Children's Film Festival, 2021 Best Animated Short Film
Lithuanian National Academy of Cinema 2021 Best Animated Film
Lithuanian Shorts Festival’s Favourite Short Film of 2021
Ottawa International Animation Festiva Best Animation for Young Audiences: Ages 6-12