a short film about bullying – directed by Karolina Lewicka

A nine year old girl finds courage to stand up against bullies.

“It amazes me that in only seven mintues, a film with no dialogue can so effectively pull on your heartstrings. It is beautifully shot with a moving musical score and is truly inspiring.” – Alana Odegard – Iceland Review

Awards & Nominations

WINNER – Best Live Action Short Film – Children’s Film Festival Seattle
WINNER – Best Live Action – Narrative Short – Platinum Remi – 46th WorldFest Houston, USA
WINNER – Best Live Fiction – 3rd award – CineChildren International Film Festival, Italy
WINNER – Best Short Film – 7th International Children’s Film Festival 2012 – Bengaluru, India
WINNER – Best International Short FICSAM Fest. Inter. Cinema e Saúde Mental in Faro, Portugal
WINNER – Best Fiction Short Film – Divercine Film Festival For Children, Montevideo, Uruguay
WINNER – Chris Awards – Honorable Mention, Chris Awards, Columbus, OH, USA
WINNER – Best Original Score – Filmets – Badalona Film Festival, Spain
NOMINATED – Best Short Film – Icelandic Film and Television Academy Awards – Edda Awards
NOMINATED – Best Short Film – Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada

Written & Directed by
Produced by &
Director of Cinematography Arnar Þórisson
Additional Cinematography Karl Lilliendahl
Music by Veigar Margeirsson
Edited by Jon Gustafsson


Divercine – International Festival for Children and Youths – Uruguay (WINNER – BEST FICTION SHORT)
Children’s India – 7th International Children’s Film Festival, Bengaloru, India (WINNER – BEST SHORT FILM)
Filmets – Badalona Film Festival – Spain (WINNER – BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC)
59th Columbus International Film + Video Festival (WINNER – HONORABLE MENTION)
Reykjavik International Film Festival – Iceland
Edda Awards – Best Short Film – Icelandic Film & TV Academy – Iceland (NOMINATION – BEST SHORT FILM)
Giffoni Film Festival – Italy (IN COMPETITION)
BUFF Malmö – Sweden
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne – France (IN COMPETITION)
Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival – Norway
Sancy Film Festival for Young People – France (IN COMPETITION)
Skandinaviche Filmtage Bonn – Germany
Film Forum Zadar – Croatia
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski – Canada (NOMINATION – BEST SHORT FICTION)
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – USA
Nordic Film Days Lübeck – Germany
Golden Elephant – International Children’s Film Festival India (IN COMPETITION)
Het Jeugdfilm Festival – Belgium (IN COMPETITION)
International Children’s Film Festival – Bangladesh
Reel Fun Film Festival – Calgary, Canada
Freeze Frame International Film Festival – Winnipeg, Canada
Reel 2 Real International Film Festival – Vancouver, Canada

Nazywam się Karolina Lewicka i jestem producentem, scenarzystą i reżyserem. Zapraszam do obejrzenia mojego filmu krótkometrażowego “In A Heartbeat”.

Karolina Lewicka