A Digital Age Tragedy

Written and designed by Philippe Safire

Animated Short Film
6:42 min

SPELL is an animated short film written and designed by Philippe Safire. The story takes place in Digital City, against the vivid backdrop of pixelated silhouettes and rapidly pulsating messages. The city’s accelerated pace exposes people to screens, glitches, data, and artificial intelligence. Suddenly, this socially and technologically advanced society faces a historic crisis. Between mystery and drama, SPELL captures our fascination with the digital and its power to disrupt communities and cultures.


– Rome International Movie Awards: Winner of Best TV / Web Series
– VIFF Varese International Film Festival: Official Selection & Winner for Best Animation Project
– Paris Film Festival: Official Selection & Nominee for Best Experimental Film
– Sweden Film Awards: Finalist