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Next Door Letters is an award-winning animated short film made by Sascha Fülscher and the RåFILM filmmaker’s collective. It’s a love-story involving two girls that are pen-pals, in which one of them is lead to believe that she is writing to a boy.

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.

 

Still from the film "Next Door Letters"

Still from the film “Next Door Letters”