Annecy 2011 Daily Coverage: Day 4

Cybernight.

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:

  1. Nullarbor
    Allister (Colin) Lockhart, Patrick Sarell, Australia, 10m15s.
  2. Two Steps Behind (Dwa Kroki Za)
    Paulina Majda, Poland, 8m23s.
  3. Miss Daisy Cutter
    Laen Sanches, France, 5m40s
  4. Little Theatres: Homage to the Mineral of Cabbage
    Stephanie Dudley, Canada, 4m45s
  5. A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation
    Martin Wallner, Stefan Leuchtenberg, Germany, 14m50s
  6. The Big Brother (Der Grosse Bruder)
    Jesus Perez, Elisabeth Huttermann, Switzerland, Germany, 6m
  7. Night Sounds
    Jacob Stalhammar, Sweden, 6m
  8. 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.

Origin: Japan.
Length: 1h30m
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).

That’s it for today. See you all tomorrow, and remember to subscribe in iTunes!

Erlend
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One thought on Annecy 2011 Daily Coverage: Day 4

  1. I want to see The Tibetan Dog now, I am intrigued. keep up the good work. Love Will from wet Norway

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