Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Ernest Hemmingway: it’s the inspiring tale of a fisherman’s epic battle with a giant marlin and his subsequent battle to save his prize from deadly sharks.  – It took Alexander Petrov and his son Dimitri Petrov two years to paint each frame. Over 29,000 images were created for the animation directly on glass.

Directed by Aleksandr Petrov.


The Old Man and the Sea

1999 CA 20 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Animation, Short
Topic: Freshwater & Oceans, Global Perspectives