A Giant Teddy Appears in the Valletta Harbour. Media goes into a frenzy. Soon havoc follows.

Mr. Teddy is Angry is a short animation (4 mins) by Fabrizio Ellul done in a 2D frame-by-frame technique where every frame is digitally hand drawn. 

It follows the story of a Giant Teddy that makes an appearance in the Valletta Grand Harbour and soon wreaks havoc. 

The short animation is being produced by Filfla Studio and has received a ‘New Talent’ grant by Screen Malta. 

Mr. Teddy is Angry was finalized in March 2021 and is currently being submitted to Film Festivals before being made available publicly. 

This is Filfla Studio’s second animation after the award winning ‘Filfla’ which had won the Kinemastik International Short Film Festival Audience Award and was an Official Selection in various international Film Festivals. 


Production: Filfla Studio

Story, art and animation: Fabrizio Ellul

Assistant Production: Feliciann Aquilina

Music: Owen Jay, Batti Batti Records

Funding: ‘New Talent’ – Screen Malta

Runtime: 4.03 (incl credits)

Status: Being submitted to Film Festivals. 

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with the support of Screen Malta




Screenings and Awards

  • Quarter Finalist – Animate – Australia animation film festival (2022)
  • Official Selection – Malta Indie Shorts (Malta, 2022)
  • Official Selection – 21 Islands International Short Film Festival (NYC, 2021)
  • Official Selection – Icona 2021 (Cyprus, 2021)
  • Honourable Mention – Asia South East-Short Film Festival (2021)
  • Official Selection – EU Film Festival (2021, India)
  • Official Selection – International Short Film Festival Canton, (2021, Canton)
  • Official Selection – Kinemastik International Short Film Festival (2021, Malta)
  • Official Selection – Bangiff Bangkok Thai International Film Festival (2021, Bangkok)
  • Official Selection – Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival (2021, New York)
  • Official Selection – Lagos International Festival of Animation, LIFANIMA (2021, Lagos)
  • Semi-Finalist – Madrid Film Awards (2021, Madrid)
  • Out of Competition – Minikino Short Film Festival, (2021, Bali)
  • Finalist – French Riviera Film Festival (2021)
  • Official Selection – Global Indie Film Fest (2021, Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Quarter Finalist – BlastOff Film Festival, Season 5 (2021, LA)
  • Finalist – Prague International Monthly Film Festival (2021, Prague)
  • Honourable Mention – Onkyo Film Awards (2021, Ukraine)
  • Finalist – Lisbon Film Rendezvous, 2021 (Lisbon, Portugal)


The Malta Indie shorts was held at the Cinema, Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavallier, Valletta in January 2022.
The screening was followed with a discussion and Q&A on Mr. Teddy is Angry.


Limited Edition Prints

Filfla Studio is making available 16 original art works including 4 high resolution prints of Mr Teddy is Angry.

The works are on display at The Little Concept Store, 87, Blanche Street, Sliema.