the Invention of Less

animated short

Bildschirmfoto 2021-01-25 um
Bildschirmfoto 2021-01-25 um

In 2031, due to global warming a young polar bear has to leave her home and moves to Zurich. Together with the other animals who have fled, she ekes out a living with odd jobs. But then she has a world-changing idea! "

The Invention of Less" was part of the official selection of the Annecy Film Festival 2022 and was the winner of the Prix Youtube - a price from YouTube dedicated to support animation filmmakers in their new projects.

A 3-minute short film, which was created for the Fims-for-Future Filmfestival Clip Competition 2021. 



Annecy Film Festival - Prix Youtube

Primanima - Children Juryaward

Ljubliana, Animateka -  Children Jury Award


Gödöllö, International Nature Film Festival,

best Animation


Zürich, Films for Future Festival, 2nd Place

Festivals (a selection):

Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival

Gödöllö, International Nature Film Festival, 2021

Ljubliana, Animateka 2021

Lisbon, 21st Monstra Lisboa Animated Film Festival


Annecy International Animation Festival 2022

Fantoche 2022

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2022

Konzept/Idee: Noah Erni 

Animation: Marco EllensohnNoah Erni / Marion Täschler 

Sounddesign: Noah Erni

Stimme: Jane Mumford