Fin People


The water is rising. Fast.

The street on which Tone lives is flooded by water of unknown origin. While the water is rising and swallowing the trees and small buildings, the only thing Tone would want is to spend the rest of his life with his wife Kristina in peace. Water has a strange effect on people. Whoever spends a lot of time in it, grows fins instead of legs. What’s more – some are trying hard to get their fins to grow, and Tone’s wife is amongst them. She’s weirdly edgy with Tone while he is simply looking for ways to preserve as much of his old life and avoid the new one as much as possible. Some city folk leave on boats, others grow fins, and Tone keeps moving to higher floors. The water, however, is rising relentlessly. When Kristina and his friend leave him, Tone, together with his dog Mimi, finds himself at the highest possible safety point, still part of his home – on the roof of his high-rise. At the very edge of it, the water surface is already glistening in the dark of the night.

Director’s statement
The story was created after observing modern society and its constant progress and desire for something new and better. Our society is anything but healthy as it pushes us into an unpredictable future and turbulent times. And the film reflects precisely this. My suggestion is we all stop and take a moment from the constant rush, look around and ask ourselves if all the things we do daily, the way we live, are necessary. From my point of view, animation is the perfect way to tell this kind of story, which can be a bit dark, in a different and light-hearted way.


Viva Videnović

Maja Križnik

Veronika Hozjan

Country of production


Target audience

all audiences, 8+

Animation Technique


Production company


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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