This film competed in
Animation Short Video Contest
Director(s): Danielle Edwards and Dominique Edwards
The Importance of Lios is a stop-motion short about a young earthworm named Lios. He longs to know his place in the world. Lios spends most days alone in his room, reading books. Here he learns of many things but what he loves most is animals. Large, powerful animals that walk the earth above him. Lios feels unimportant, forgotten about in the soil, while larger animals like dogs and horses star in movies above ground. However, his sadness has not gone unnoticed. His father, Toor, has been watching for quite some time. Toor wants so badly to show his son that earthworms are important too, especially the soil around them. He takes his son on a journey where Lios learns just how important their ecosystem is and that without it, there would be no life on Earth.