Spin & Ella

Spinne & Ella
Ella the fairy and her eight-legged friend Spin weave the most whimsical webs, but only when they work together. From pretty houses to harmonious harps, their creations bring joy to all the animals living in the tree. What’s next? A castle! No, a boat! As they try to decide how to go on, a quarrel erupts between animator An Vrombaut’s creative duo, sending magic wand and sticky threads off in different directions. What a tangled mess!
by An Vrombaut
with Max Schram, Umi Schram
Belgium 2023 Without dialogue 7’ International premiere | Animation recommendation: 5 years and up


  • Max Schram
  • Umi Schram


Director An Vrombaut
Screenplay An Vrombaut
Cinematography An Vrombaut
Animation Karolien Raeymaekers
Editing An Vrombaut
Music Joris Hermy
Sound Frederik Van de Moortel
Production Design Inge Daveloose
Production Manager Jeroen Derycke
Producer Annemie Degryse

An Vrombaut

The director was born in Belgium and studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent and at the Royal College of Art in London. Her graduation film Little Wolf won a number of international awards including Best First Film at the 1993 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Her short film The Tie premiered in the 2015 Berlinale Generation where it won a Special Mention from the Children’s Jury. She has written and illustrated over 17 picture books and also writes scripts for pre-school television series.

Filmography (short films)

1989 Mazelen; animation 1992 Little Wolf; animation 1996 When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Tiger; animation 1999 64 Zoo Lane; TV series 2010 Florrie’s Dragons; TV series 2015 The Tie; animation 2022 Andersland; animation 2023 Spin & Ella

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023