Directed by Sander Joon
Produced by AAA

Estonia, 2022, 16’


Parents often push their children to follow their steps. In this case, the father's obsession with the rally turns the kid into a car tire.

Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra takes us into the surreal car racing world.

200+ festivals, 50 awards
First Estonian animation shortlisted at the Academy Awards 🏆



Sierra is funny, surreal, and yet, at its core, it’s about love, about our need for intimacy, compassion, and, primarily, connection.

Chris Robinson, Animation World Network
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Cloaked with the colours of a burnt sunrise and a sunset, simultaneously, the characters of Sierra learn to trust and love each other as if it were the first time: there is a new beginning rooted in this end and a promise: to go slower, to be alongside each other, for a change.

Savina Petkova, Talking Shorts
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Palm Springs ShortFest {Best of The Festival}

San Francisco International Film Festival
{Best Animated Short} (Oscar-qualifying)

Glasgow SFF {Special Mention}
Ismailia International Film Festival {Special Mention}
Filmfest Dresden {ARTE Short Film Prize}
Filmfest Dresden {Youth jury’s Special Mention}
2Annas ISFF {Best Baltic Short}
Anibar International Animation Festival {Special Mention}
GLAS Animation Festival {Audience Award}
Animatricks {Best International Animation}
GwangHwaMun International Short Film Festival
{Golden Prize}

Short Waves Festival {Second Award}
Desertscape International Film Festival {Best Animation}
Valencia International Film Festival, Cinema Jove
{Best Short}

Countryside Animafest Cyprus {Grand Prix}
Turku Animated Film Festival {Best Professional Animation}
Turku Animated Film Festival {Audience Award + Best Professional Film Award}
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival
{New Talent Award}

Riga IFF Forum {Test Screening Award}

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