Madame Tutli-Putli

2007, 17 min. and 15 sec.

Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)


Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in Sydney
Yoram Gross Award.

International Animated Film Festival / Cinanima
Grand Prize

Animacor – International Animation Festival in Cordoba
First Prize

New York City Short Film Festival
Best Animation

International Animation Festival in Ottawa
Best Narrative Short Animation under 35 minutes

International Festival of Short Films in Palm Springs
Best Animation Award

Cannes IFF
Petit Rail d’Or and Canal+ Award for Best Short Film


Director Chris Lavis,
Maciek Szczerbowski
Screenplay Chris Lavis
Maciek Szczerbowski
Cinematography: Special Visual Effects Jason Walker
Music Jean-Frederic Messier,
David Bryant
Art Direction: Puppets, Sets, Animations Chris Lavis,
Maciek Szczerbowski
Producer(s) Marcy Page

Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense.