Elevator Alone

short movie

my role: 

director - writer - animator - editor

set/model and puppet maker

This is my first personal animation short film. A three minute stop motion graduation project at University of West Attica. It has received 14 awards and has been selected in 90 festivals such as Manchester Animation festival, LIAF, Kaboom, Cardiff animation festival, Festival Stop Motion Montreal, Leeds young Film Fest etc. 

Four people and the time they spend in an elevator. Inspired by everyday life and by the difference in people's behavior when they are alone, in contrast to the socially acceptable behavior that individuals adopt when in public space and especially in the confined and always awkward setting of an elevator.

sets & props




Direction, Story and Animation:

Anastasia Papadopoulou

Props, sets and puppets:
Anastasia Papadopoulou

John Kiritsis


Sound Design:

Giuliano Anzazi


Yvoni Mouchtaropoulou

Supervising Tutor:

Eleni Mouri

Special thanks to:​

Menelaos Xanthis

Dimitris Xanthis

Effie Pappa

University of West Attica 2021



LIAF - London International Animation Festival - UK 2021

Manchester Animation Festival - UK 2021

British Animation Film Festival - UK 2021

LINOLEUM International Animation and Media Art Festival - Ukraine 2021

Anibar International Animation Festival - Kosovo 2021

Animest International Animation Film Festival - Romania 2021

CINANIMA - International Animated Film Festival - Portugal 2021

Festival Stop Motion Montreal - Canada 2021

SPARK ANIMATION Festival - Canada 2021

Bolton International Film Festival - UK 2021

SCHLiNGEL International Film Festival - Germany 2021​

and more...

Bam Kids film festival - New York 2022

  • Audience award best animation

Childrens Film Festival Seattle - Seattle 2022

  • Best animation film from catbus kids (jury members ages 8-10)

JEF festival - Belgium 2022

  • Best short film

Budapest Independent Film Festival - Budapest 2022

  • Best Animated Film

DRAMA International Short Film Festival - Greece 2021​

  • Distribution Award: “Heat it up!”

  • Special Award for Debut Director “Dinos Katsouridis”

ICONA - Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival - Greece 2021​

  • 1st Place - Greek Student Short Animation

Cannes World Film Festival - France 2021​

  • Best Animation Film (Oct 2021)

  • Best First Time Filmmaker Short (Oct 2021)

Larissa international Film Festival - Greece 2022

  • Honorable Mention

Only The Best Film Awards - Miami 2022

  • Best Animation