Following the success of the program of short animated films Annecy presents the New Faces of the French Animation organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Canada in 2014, it was decided to extend this initiative to the United States.

A new program was developed by Marcel Jean, artistic director of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It is composed of nine best French short animated films from the 2014 Festival. 

2015 Program


STRING

Created by: Pierre Bassil, Perrine Bayssat, Yannick Boireau, Isabelle PIolat, Mansoureh Kamari
Running time: 1:00
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116877712
Password: please contact pervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


THE SONG

Created by: Inès Sedan
Running time: 8:30 (Silent/nudity)
Synopsis: A woman is forced by her husband to be silent forever. But when she listens to nature she finds her own song and hopes for a new life.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878046
Password: please contact pervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


MIMMA


Created by: Calvin Antoine Blandin
Running time: 12:40 (English Subtitles/nudity)
Synopsis: Perceptions of reality are sometimes beyond belief. A childrelives a dramatic event that had been buried for a long time.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878053
Password: please contact pervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


ANATOLE’S LITTLE SAUCEPAN


2014 Finalist Gold Cartoon Award
Created by: Éric Montchaud
Running time: 6:00 (English / Dubbed)
Synopsis: Anatole is always dragging his little pan behind him. It fell on him one day, for no reason. Ever since, it gets caught everywhere and prevents him from going forward.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878049
Password: please contact pervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


CRAZY LOVE

Created by: Augustin Clermont, Gilles Cortella, Marthe Delaporte, Clément de Ruyter, Maïlys Garcia, Gaspard Sumeire, Pierre Rutz
Running time: 2:30 (Silent)
Synopsis: A wealthy lady and a young knight are frolicking in the forest when they come across Excalibur, which leads them into a silly game of seduction.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116883905
Password: please contact pervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


THE SENSE OF TOUCH

Created by: Jean-Claude Mbotti Malolo
Running time: 14:30 (Silent)
Synopsis: Chloe and Louis are secretly in love with each other. Their gestures replace words. When they dance, each word is choreography. One evening, Louis invites Chloe for dinner, she brings some lost kittens. Allergic to cats, Louis has trouble relaxing..
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878094
Password: please contact pervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

More (in French) : PDF file & Making off  


BANKRUPTCY


Created by:
 Jean-Jean Arnoux
Running time: 2:30 (Silent / nudity)
Synopsis: A man frees himself from his social constraints during a
liberating dance.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878054
Password: please contact pervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


HOUSE OF DUST


Created by:
 Jean-Claude Rozec
Running time: 11:30 (Silent)
Synopsis: Slowly, the steel jaws devour the old tower. A previous owner rushes into the rubble, chasing unwary children. Then begins a strange journey into the heart of this “house” which shelters so many memories...
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116883902
Password: please contact pervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


MAN ON THE CHAIR


2014 Grand Prize Winner

Created by: Dahee Jeong
Running time: 7:00 (Korean version with English Subtitles)
Synopsis: A film that seriously questions one’s existence while it only shows animated pictures drawn by me... Am I not a picture drawn by someone else?
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878050
Password: please contact pervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


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