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The Hangman at Home

A Short Film based on the Carl Sandburg poem of the same title


"What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?"

Inspired by the 1922 Carl Sandburg poem of the same title, The Hangman at Home, is an animated film exploring themes surrounding acknowledgement and the awkward intimacy of humanness. Told in five interwoven stories; each situation presents a person, or persons in a delicate moment: fragile, playful, terrified, contemplated, confused, curious…

We are all very much alike in these moments - alerting us to question our own responsibility and responses.

DIRECTORS: Michelle and Uri Kranot



Lana Tankosa Nikolic (Late Love Production, DK)

Marc Bertrand and Julie Roy (NFB, CA)

Emmanuel-Alain Raynal and Pierre Baussaron (Miyu Productions, FR)

Katayoun Dibamehr and Avi Amar (Floréal Films, FR)


Golden Dragon Grand Prize for Best Film (Int. Shorts Competition), Krakow Film Festival2021

Special Mention, Supertoon International Animation and Comics Festival, Šibenik, Croatia 2021

Best Music Score, Uri Kranot, London International Animation Festival, UK, 2021

Best Screenplay Award "Gjorgi Abadžiev", ASTERFEST International Film Festival, Macedonia, 2022

Best Nordic Animation, Minimalen Short Film festival, Norway, 2022

SFCC Prize for Critics, PIAFF, Paris International Animation Film Festival, France 2022

Best Animation Film award at Festival du Film Court en Armagnac, France, 2022


Official selection, LA Shorts International Film Festival, U.S, 2021

Official selection, Anibar Animation Festival, International competition, Kosovo, 2021

Official selection, International Competition, Countryside Animafest Cyprus, 2021

Official selection, Supertoon International Animation and Comics Festival, Croatia, 2021

Official selection, Imaginaria Animated Film Festival, Italy, 2021

Official selection, Linoleum Animation Festival, Ukraine, 2021

Official selection, Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain, 2021

Official selection, Brklyn FIlm Festival, Brooklyn, United States, 2022

Official Selection, Animated Short Film, Cesar, France 2022

GENRE: Short animated film

LENGHT: 14 min

TECHNIQUE: Handpainted on footage, 2D

COUNTRY: Denmark, Canada and France

FORMAT: 1 : 2.35 / DCP,  ProRes422 / 5.1 / 7.1


SUPPORTED BY: The Danish Film Institute (DK), The West Danish Film Fund (DK), CNC (FR), NFB (CA), The Animation Workshop (DK)

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