The Eleventh Step

By Maryam Kashkoolinia

Original title – Ghadam-e yazdahom
International title – The Eleventh Step


A little lion cub, born in a zoo, lives in a cage that is only ten steps long. On the eleventh step he bangs his head against the bars, but one day the zoo keeper leaves the cage door open….


Director – Maryam Kashkoolinia
Screenplay – Maryam Kashkoolinia
Based on a story by – Susan Taghdis
Script Consultants – Maryam Chalesh & Hajar Mehrani & Bahar Kiamoghaddam
Animator – Maryam Kashkoolinia & Bahar Kiamoghaddam
Conceptual Design – Bahar Kiamoghaddam
Cut-out dolls and backgrounds – Bahar Kiamoghaddam
Voice – Mehdi Sabaei
Editing – Mohammad Naseri
Original Music – Kiawasch Saheb Nassagh
Sound Designer – Zohreh Aliakbari
Colour Grading – Studio Rooshana
Assistant Director – Bahar Kiamoghaddam

Cut-out – 2D Animation/Paper – Full HD – Stereo 

Executive Producer – Mohammadreza Karimi Saremi
Produced by – Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults – Kanoon  

Festival Debut
Annecy international Animation Film Festival, France.
June 15-20, 2020. ‘Young Audiences’ section.