Filled With Water

2006 | Animation / Dance / Lesbian / Performance Art / Relationships / Sexuality / Social Issues / Spirituality / Theatre/Performance Art | 5m | Australia
Directors: Elka Kerkofs

A short animated film with heart, Filled With Water takes viewers on an adventure of the heart and with nature. In a city where the streets are cluttered with sculptures and the beaches are filled with dog statues, Anoka feels a deep emptiness in the world around her. Everyday she takes herself to the beach as if this is her only existence: That is until one day, when she walks into a large TV and for the first time her heart glows red for the ballerina within the screen. Red wine, passionate kisses, and roses follow, but it is the lessons Anoka learns that are the most transformative part of her adventure.

Reviews and Awards

Best Tertiary Animation, EnhanceTV Atom Awards,

Melbourne Production Award, My Queer Career, Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival

Highly commended, Most Innovative category, Dendy Awards (best Australian short films), Sydney International Film Festival

E.H. Shepard Award, Innovation in drawing for animation, Victoria College of the Arts