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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com