Next Door Letters


Next Door Letters

Directed by Sascha Fülscher
Sweden | 15 minutes | 2011 | Swedish

Lilja and Sandra decide to play Melitta a prank. They send her a love letter signed with an invented name – a boy’s. When Lilja receives a letter in return, she begins a secret correspondence. What started off as a practical joke turns into a crucial turning point in Lilja’s life. Next Door Letters is an animated short film based on a true story about playing with identity.


Director: Sascha Fülscher
Screenwriter: Vanja Alexander sson
Animation: Sascha Fülscher, Olle Söderström
Editing: Sascha Fülscher
Producer: Sascha Fülscher

  • Sascha Fülscher
    Sascha Fülscher

Festivals & Awards
Gothenburg International Film Festival
Tempo Documentary Festival Stockholm
Los Angeles International Film Festival
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
Milano Film Festival
Leeds International Film Festival
Corona Cork Film Festival
European Youth Film Festival Flanders
Sarasota Film Festival
Palm Springs International ShortFest
Ljubljana International Short Film Festival
Toronto LGBT Film Festival
Busan International Short Film Festival
International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul


Sascha Fülscher

Sascha Fülscher works in the field between art and activism and likes to experiment with different techniques and formats. NEXT DOOR LETTERS is her graduation film from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she studied documentary film making.

Sascha has previously directed Belgrade Bound, a documentary about three young adults in the City of Belgrade and HITMUSIC – RHYTHM OF THE REVOLUTIONARY, a colorful portrait of political artists. Sascha was born in Switzerland in 1983 and grew up in Lund, Sweden. She is a member of the filmmakers collective RåFILM, a collective of political and socially engaged filmmakers. She wants to continue exploring the worlds of animation, documentary and a combination of the two.

2011 Next Door Letters, animated short
2010 Belgrade Bound, short documentary
2007 Hitmusic -­ Rhythm of the Revolutionary, short documentary