Once Upon a Line


Directed by Alicja Jasina
USA | 8 minutes | 2016 | no dialogue

A man leads a monotone, humdrum existence until he suddenly falls in love. His world turns upside-down after he meets a red-haired woman who manages to break his established routine. What follows is a short portrait of a difficult relationship marked by a struggle for control and preserving one’s identity, and finally loss and depression. The ending gives hope for a new beginning and a change of perspective.


Director: Alicja Jasina
Screenwriter: Alicja Jasina

  • Alicja Jasina
    Alicja Jasina

Festivals & Awards
Student Academy Award
Oscar-shortlisted animation


Alicja Jasina

Alicja Jasina is a Polish film-maker who graduated with a Masters degree in Animation and Digital Arts from University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Before that, she obtained a Bachelors degree in Illustration and Animation at Kingston University in London. Her short films have been awarded at festivals worldwide. In 2014 she won the Royal Television Society Student Award for her graduation LIGHT BULB. Alicja tells intriguing stories about daily dilemmas and captures the everyday life in unusual ways. Alicja is currently working freelance in Los Angeles.

2016 Once Upon A Line