Fresh and funny, the film manages to convey a load of emotional baggage in just a few scenes, with black humor and gentleness.

Thank You for Your Teeth! - short film on CINEPUB

Directed by: Horia Cucută & George ve Gänæaard
Script by: Ron Riekki
Cast: Eli Lester (narrator)
Cinematography by: Boróka Biró
Producer: Ayrton P. Bryan, Horia Cucută and Andrei Gheorghe
Animation: Adelina Gavrilă
Editing: Horia Cucută
Sound: Alin Zăbrăuțeanu
Music: Alin Zăbrăuțeanu
Year: 2020
Category: short film
Genre: Animation, Horror, Comedy
Duration: 3 minutes

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Josh, a 6 y.o. kid living with his mother and sister, discovers that for each tooth lost he receives five dollars. He makes a quick calculation and understands that an entire bike is sitting in his mouth.


  • Best Animated Short Film – Luna Lumen Film Festival (Columbus, OH, United States, October 30, 2022)
  • Animest International Film Festival (Bucharest, Romania, November 14, 2020)
  • KINOdiseea International Children Film Festival (Bucharest, Romania, October 15, 2021)
  • Special Mention – 24fps International Short Film Festival (Abilene, Texas, United States, October 25, 2022)
  • Special Mention – Warsaw Animation Festival (Warsaw, Poland, September 2, 2021)
  • Best Animated Short Film Winner – Filmul de Piatra (Piatra Neamț, Romania, August 28, 2021)
  • Grand Prize Award Winner – Festival Très Court Roumanie (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, June 6, 2021)
  • Audience Award Winner – Festival Très Court Roumanie (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, June 6, 2021)
  • Gold Medal – The Homemade Stop Motion Film Festival (Tehran, Iran, March 12, 2021)
  • Best Screenplay Award (Panorámica section) – Nos vemos en 16:9 (Bogotá, Colombia, February 14, 2021)
  • Best Animation Film – Rockport Film Festival (Rockport, Texas, United States, November 15, 2020)
  • Vladutz Trophy for Best Short Film – Dracula Film Festival (Brasov, Romania, October 17, 2020)