Pig (for woke young adults)

‘Pig’ is an 8-minute short film that comments on the climate crisis with a seriously funny tone. A tragicomic, absurd fable that summarizes a complex side of humanity, in a playful style reminiscent of children's books.



A group of animals hooks up a power grid to the socket-shaped snout of one big, sleeping pig. The animals use the pig’s energy for simple things at first, but soon they render themselves dependent on a city where every single thing - the useful and the useless - is automated...


English title: Pig
Original title: Varken
Running time: 8 minutes
Release date: March 2022
Country: the Netherlands
Technique: 2D computer animation
Target audience: young adults
Genre: dark comedy
Dialogue: none
Category: debut short film
Status: released


festival selections

KIKI Film Festival 2023
Festival of Nations 2023
Oslo Pix Filmfestival 2023
Film Festival della Lessinia 2023
Concorto Film Festival 2023
Busan Kids and Youth Festival 2023
Vila do Conde Short Film Festival 2023
Maremetraggio Shorts Festival 2023
Fear No Film Festival 2023
Euganea Film Festival 2023
Le Plein de Super 2023
Europe on Screen 2023
Mo&Friese Junges Festival 2023
Zlín Youth Film Festival 2023
CaribeToons Festival 2023
Best of NFMLA Awards 2023
Festival de Cine para Niños 2023
Festival Plein la Bobine 2023
Animatricks Festival 2023
Periferie Animate 2023
Cactus Children's Film Festival 2023 Imaxinaria Festival 2023
Tashkent Animation Festival 2023
Semana Corta de Cartagena 2023
Ennesimo Film Festival 2023
Kristiansand Film Festival 2023
Filmfest Dresden 2023
Orbe Terracqueo 2023
Torino Comics 2023
Festival de Cine de Villa María 2023
Psaroloco Children's Festival 2023
Catch the Moon Film Festival 2023
Longwood Animation Festival 2023
Regard Short Film Festival 2023
Monstra Lisbon 2023
Bergamo Film Meeting 2023
Conservation Film Festival 2023
Jong Veluwe 2023
Cinemagic Film Festival 2023
Carrousel Rimouski 2023
Promofest 2023 
Play Festival 2023
T-Short Online Festival 2023
JEF Festival 2023
Spokane Film Festival 2023
Clermont-Ferrand 2023
IndieJúnior Porto 2023
Black Movie Geneva 2023
Tromsø Childrens Film Festival 2023
Animakom Fest Bilbao 2022
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles 2022
Nature & Environment Film 2022
London Animation Festival 2022
Animateka Festival 2022
Anilogue Festival 2022
InterFilm Berlin 2022
Manchester Animation Festival 2022
KUKI Kinder- und Jugendfestival 2022
St. Louis Film Festival 2022
Cinanima Animation Festival 2022
41 North Film Festival 2022
SPARK Animation 2022
Filem'on Kinderfilm Festival 2022
Discovery Film Festival 2022
Cinekid Festival 2022
Schlingel Kinder Festival 2022
Animatou Festival 2022
FunCinema 2022
Sardinia Film Festival 2022
Weird Animation Festival 2022
ITFS: Stuttgart City Library 2022
Nederlands Film Festival 2022
Animasyros Animation Festival 2022
One Country One Film 2022
Fantoche Animation Festival 2022
Tel Aviv Animation Festival 2022
Cortocircuiti Festival 2022
Indy Shorts Festival 2022
Anibar Animation Festival 2022
iShorts 2022
AniFilm Animation Festival 2022
Stuttgart Trickfilm Festival 2022
Ciné Court Roanne 2022
Kaboom Animation Festival 2022


Jorn Leeuwerink tells seemingly sweet fables about serious themes, with dark humor and a playful visual style. Previously he directed 'Flower Found!', which was selected for 70+ festivals and won 16 prizes.



Director: Jorn Leeuwerink
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Story consultant: Sam Peeters
Story, storyboard, design, animation: Jorn Leeuwerink
Backgrounds: Janneke Ipenburg
Editing: Jorn Leeuwerink, Dario van Vree
Music: Job Chajes, Bram Meindersma
Musicians: Job Chajes (alto saxophone), Adeline Salles (flute), Gijs Levelt (trumpet), Birgit Strahl (bassoon), Frans Cornelissen (tuba and trombone), Arjan Jongsma (vibraphone), Frank Jonas (guitar), Felix Hildenbrand (double bass)
Sound design: Bram Meindersma
Re-recording mixer: Jaim Sahuleka (FeverFilm)
Coloring: Mackenzie Fincham, Ming Stotijn
Trailer editing: Diede van Vree
DCP export: Roloff de Jeu
Festival distribution: Ursula van den Heuvel (Kaboom Distribution)
Sales: Sydney Neter (SND Films)
Special thanks: Jacob Leeuwerink, Erik van Drunen, Dorien van de Pas, Tim Leborgne, Eva Rookler, Ron Wit, Magnus Møller, Aisha Madu, Bouwine Pool, Myra Emmen Riedel, Jing Yue Zwaan, Iris Frankhuizen, Geke van de Kamp, Anna Cornelia Leeuwerink-Kemp, Jolijn van Rees, Mirjam Bal, Enara Zabaleta, Johan Vollenbroek, Uri Kranot, Joost Lieuwma, Remco Polman, Stein Louisse, Sijbren Schenkels, Mirjam Debets, Wilbert van Veldhuizen

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