Way Better

13 min.

Director | Skirmanta Jakaitė
Script | Skirmanta Jakaitė
Editing | Skirmanta Jakaitė
Animators | Skirmanta Jakaitė, Vykintas Labanauskas, Lina Vaiškūnaitė, Ignas Meilūnas
Sound designer | Vytautas Leistrumas
Composer | Christopher O’Young
Producer | Agnė Adomėnė
Production company | ARTSHOT

A man is waiting for a test results. He expects the worst but at the same time hopes for the best. Distressed and afraid he spends a week in a limbo of his own creation, neither here nor there, dreading the things that haven’t happened yet.


About the director:

Skirmanta Jakaitė is a director and animator, graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a degree in animation. She makes her films using the techniques of 2D drawn animation. Skirmanta’s films have been screened at many acclaimed international film festivals including Annecy, Ottawa, Hiroshima, Clermont-Ferrand, DOK Leipzig, Animafest Zagreb, Melbourne, and others. Her film “Non-Euclidean Geometry” (co-directed with Solveiga Masteikaitė) was awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 60th Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and has received a Special International Jury Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Skirmanta has been awarded twice at The Lithuanian Film Academy for The Best Lithuanian Animation Film, for “Non-Euclidean Geometry” in 2014 and “The Juggler” in 2020.