A Film by Martinus Klemet


Inspiration for the film came to me from the plant Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia). One of its many breeds can be pollinated solely by a very long billed hummingbird. Only this bird is able to reach the core of the blossom and drink the flower’s nectar. It took millions of years of evolution to develop such cooperation between the bird and the plant. I was amazed by this interesting synergy and I played with the idea of imagining what could be the next step in the evolution of hummingbirds.


  • Picture of Martinus Klemet © Martinus Klemet

    Martinus Klemet

    I'm an animation director and illustrator hailing from Estonia. I studied fine arts and animation at the Estonian Academy of Arts. I have directed animated short films which have been screened at many international film festivals and won national and international awards. For example, "In the Air" (2009) and "Fatcula" (2016) both won "Animation of the Year" award by Cultural Endowment of Estonia. “In the Air” also won “Best of Fest” at the Melbourne International Animation Festival (2010). Besides my own short films I have directed music videos, commercials, infomercials, commision works for museums and other types of animated content. In addition to that, I have been invited to talk about my work in Estonia, Australia, Kosovo and Mexico.

Awards + Festivals

  • 3rd PLAY - INT'L KIDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, World Premiere, Lisbon, Portugal) February 16, 2019
  • 29th MEDIAWAVE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (On the Road Competition, Gyor, Hungary) March 1, 2019
  • 37th CINÉ-JEUNE DE L'AISNE (Compétition, Laon, France) March 26, 2019
  • 31th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Open Air Programme, Dresden, Germany) April 9, 2019
  • 16t INDIE LISBOA (IndieJunior, Lisbon, Portugal) May 2, 2019
  • 59th ZLÍN FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition of Short Animated Films for Children, Zlin, Czech Republic) May 24, 2019
  • FAMILY FILM CLUB (Special Screening, Barbican Centre, London, UK) May 25, 2019
  • 10th VAFI & RAFI - INT'L CHILDREN AND YOUTH ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (In Competition, Varaždin and Rijeka, Croatia) May 27, 2019
  • 3rd FESTIVAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION DE SAVIGNY (In Competition, Savigny, Switzerland) June 22, 2019
  • 17th IMAGINARIA (In Competition, Conversano, Italy) August 19, 2019
  • 30th SAO PAULO INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Children and Teen Program, Sao Paulo, Brazil) August 21, 2019
  • 14th LINOLEUM (Animation for Children Program, Kiev, Ukraine) September 4, 2019
  • 3rd FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION BERLIN (In Competition, Berlin, Germany) September 21, 2019
  • 25th INT'L ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL KROK (In Competition, Saint-Petersburg, Russia) September 22, 2019
  • LEYTONSTONE LOVES FILM ( London, UK, Special Screening) September 28, 2019
  • 33rd CINEKID FESTIVAL (Children Showcase) (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)October 16, 2019
  • 6th RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Children's Program) (Riga, Latvia) October 19, 2019
  • 12th FILEM'ON (ECFA Short Film Competition) (Brussels, Belgium) October 23, 2019
  • 25th FREDRIKSTAD ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Children’s Film Competition, Fredrikstad, Norway)October 24, 2019
  • 1st KABOOM ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Utrecht, The Netherlands) November 9, 2019
  • 43rd CINANIMA, Espinho, Portugal (International Grand Panorama)November 11, 2019
  • 18th Reggio Film Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy (Official Selection) November 18, 2019
  • 26th IFF Etiuda&Anima, Krakow, Poland (International Competition) November 19, 2019
  • 5th SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San José, Costa Rica)November 20, 2019
  • 22nd Olympia International Film Festival, Pyrgos, Greece (New Trends in European Animation) November 30, 2019
  • FRRRKK Fest - ONLINE MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regensburg, Germany)December 2, 2019
  • 18th Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Montréal, Canada (International Competition of Very Short Films) December 3, 2019
  • 4th BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 14, 2019
  • 5th CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2019
  • ALWAR INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, Alwar, India)January 4, 2020
  • 2nd LE PRINCE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)January 28, 2020
  • 11th PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, RI, USA)February 14, 2020
  • 8th SPEECHLESS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mankato, Minnesota, USA)March 27, 2020
    HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - 2019 SUMMER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sol Venue, CA, USA)March 28, 2020
  • 21st REEL 2 REAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH (Official Selection, Vancouver, BC, Canada)April 15, 2020
  • 6th SANTA CRUZ INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rio Gallegos, Argentina)April 17, 2020
  • 5th DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 18, 2020
  • 17th FEAR NO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)June 25, 2020
  • 16th LAGO FILM FEST (Official Selection, Revine Lago, Italy)July 24, 2020
  • 11th WE LIKE 'EM SHORT - ANIMATION AND COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Baker City, Oregon, USA)August 6, 2020
  • 17th INDY FILM FEST (Official Selection, Indianapolis, IN, USA)August 13, 2020
  • 23rd JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tokyo, Japan)September 19, 2020
  • 8th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Weyregg, Austria)September 24, 2020
  • 4th AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Berne, Switzerland)November 13, 2020



Martinus Klemet
Martinus Klemet
Martinus Klemet
Martinus Klemet
Art Direction
Martinus Klemet
David Kamp
Martinus Klemet
Sound Design
David Kamp
Gioachino Rossini, Krzysztof Penderecki


Running Time
02:26 min
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068


Martinus Klemet