The Annecy 2011 daily coverage is presented by Erlend Dal Sakshaug.
Yet another great day at the Annecy 2011 festival in France. I wouldn’t say any that the animation I saw today was anything special, but I did enjoy the Bill Plympton talk a whole lot. Also this was the Cybernight here at Annecy, where a famous DJ plays live on the big lawn outside the Cinema, and there was an insane amount of kids running around at the festival area, so it was quite crowded everywhere. We did not attend the festivities, but we did enjoy a few beers elsewhere.
Day 4 highlights:
CMCS4: Short films in competition 4:
Allister (Colin) Lockhart, Patrick Sarell, Australia, 10m15s.
- Two Steps Behind (Dwa Kroki Za)
Paulina Majda, Poland, 8m23s.
- Miss Daisy Cutter
Laen Sanches, France, 5m40s
- Little Theatres: Homage to the Mineral of Cabbage
Stephanie Dudley, Canada, 4m45s
- A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation
Martin Wallner, Stefan Leuchtenberg, Germany, 14m50s
- The Big Brother (Der Grosse Bruder)
Jesus Perez, Elisabeth Huttermann, Switzerland, Germany, 6m
- Night Sounds
Jacob Stalhammar, Sweden, 6m
- Stones (Kamene)
Katarina Kerekesova, Ivana Sebestova, Slovakia, 26m
Long film in competition: The Tibetan Dog
The Tibetan Dog is less than a great movie, but it does have some good artwork spicing it up. Unfortunately, all in all: Avoid.
Directed by Masayuki Kojima.
My verdict: * * * 3 stars.
Presentation: Bill Plymton Masterclass:
Late in the evening I went and saw Bill Plympton do a talk on how you become successful making short movies. This wasn’t as much a masterclass as it was him showing clips from films and drawing his famous characters on stage on a board, but still, it was very inspiring and fun. Bill is a very likable guy, and he has a real motor in him that makes him all the more interesting. He ended his talk with a 7 min clip from his next feature film (yet to be named).
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