Theo The Water Tower

Every morning, Theo the water tower cries and disturbs the village's peace. Robert and his dog try to cheer him up by singing songs. But Theo is in no mood to sing and tries to escape, which leads him out of the village and into the city!

Film produced thanks to our Artist-in-Residence programme (

Direction Script

Jaimeen Desai


Jaimeen Desaï


short films


8 min 30 sec


from 3 years old, all audience, family


Folimage, Nadasdy Film, Gebeka Films. Partners: Canal + Family, CNC, Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Bayard Editions, Citia - Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy, Sauve qui peut le court métrage - Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse de Montreuil, Mèche Courte.


In French theaters Special screenings International sales

Awards / Festivals


- 2nd Special Mention, Anibar International Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo 2022
- Special Mention
(Planktoon Competition), Supertoon Festival, Sibenik, Croatie 2022
- Prix du Public
(compétition Junior), Festival Travelling de Rennes, France 2023


- Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France 2022
- REGARD - Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay, Canada 2022
- Ciné Filou Festival, Castres, France 2022
- Milwaukee Film Festival, Etats-Unis 2022
- Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, Angleterre 2022
- Big Eyes, Big Mings, Singapore International Children's Film Festival, Singapour 2022
- Valence Scénario, Festival international des scénaristes et compositeurs, Valence, France 2022 (HC)
- Anibar International Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo 2022
- Festival international du court métrage de Dijon, France 2022 (HC)
- Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, France 2022 (HC)
- Pune Short Film Festival, Pune, Inde 2022
- Supertoon Festival, Sibenik, Croatie 2022
- Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan 2022 (HC)
- Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest, France 2022
- Tindirindis International Animation Film Festival, Vilnius, Lituanie 2022
- Festival Encounters, Bristol, Angleterre 2022
- Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, France 2022
- ANIMA - Córdoba International Animation Festival, Córdoba, Argentine 2022
- Cairo Animation Forum, Le Caire, Egypte 2022
- Festival du Film Court en Armagnac, Condom, France 2022
- GOA Short Film Festival, Inde, 2022
- Festival Séquence Court Métrage, Toulouse, France 2022
- Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People, Belfast, Irlande du Nord, 2022
- Feinaki Festival, Beijing Animation Week, Chine 2022
- CINANIMA - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, Espinho, Portugal 2022 (HC)
- Primanima World Festival of First Animations, Budaörs, Hongrie 2022
- Reggio Film Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italie 2022
- FIN Kids Stream, via Atlantic International Film Festival, Halifax, Canada 2022 (HC)
- Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Canada 2022 (HC)
- West Bengal Short Film Festival, Inde 2022
- Himachal Short Film Festival, Himachal Pradesh, Inde 2022
- Animateka Animated Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovénie 2022 (HC)
- Festival Black Movie, Geneva International Independent Film Festival, Suisse 2023
- Providence Children's Film Festival, Rhode Island, Etats-Unis 2023
- Hsin-Yi Children's Animation Awards, Taiwan 2022
- Children’s Film Festival of Seattle, Etats-Unis 2023
- Festival Premiers Plans, Angers, France 2023
- Anima, Festival International du Film d'Animation de Bruxelles, Belgique 2023
- Kaboom Animation Festival, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas 2023
- Festival Travelling, Rennes, France 2023
- Alibag Short Film Festival, Alibag, Inde 2023
- Festival national du film d’animation (AFCA), Rennes, France 2023
- Aakruti-My Creation International Film Festival, Mumbai, Inde 2023
- Psaroloco International Children's & Young People’s Film Festival, Piraeus, Grèce 2023
- Festival International de films d’animation de Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Allemagne 2023
- Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski, Canada 2023
- Bellingham Children’s Film Festival, Etats-Unis 2023
- Festival Faites des courts, Brie Comte Robert, France 2023
- Kerala Short Film Festival, Munnar, Inde 2023

Technical information


2D animation


comedy, musical comedy


entraide, exclusion, friendship, happyness, loneliness, music, sadness

French visa number

156 032



Available print(s)

DCP, ProRes HD, H264 HD

Available version(s)

French version, English version, International version (music and effects)

Image ratio (theaters)


Image radio (TV, video)



Stereo, 5.1





Year of production




Executive producers : Reginald de Guillebon (Folimage), Nicolas Burlet (Nadasdy Film)
Producer : Pierre Méloni
Head of development : Corinne Destombes


Serge Besset

Available on DVD
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