Annecy + day.
The Annecy 2011 daily coverage is presented by Erlend Dal Sakshaug.
Friday is the last ordinary day at The Annecy Animation Festival in France. They screen the last program of shorts and features and people are slightly less enthusiastic. But Annecy is far from over! In the evening, Nancy Phelps and Bill Plympton does their infamous Annecy Plus Festival, and Saturday we get to all participate at the Nik & Nancy annual picnic on the lawn in front of Bon Lieu (the main cinema building). But first, here is a recap of day 5!
Day 5 highlights:
CMCS5: Short films in competition 5:
- Zbigniev’s Cupboard
Magdalena Anna Osinska, Poland, Great Britain, 15m20s
- Blind Date
Nigel Davies, Great Britain, 3m35s
Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina, 6m
- After Me (Apres moi)
Paul-Emile Boucher, Thomas Bozovic, Madeleine Charruaud, Dorianne Fibkeuil, Benjamin Flouw, Mickael Riciotti, Antoine Robert, France, 4m2s
- Kubla Khan
Joan Gratz, USA, 3m39s
- Sunday (Dimanche)
Patrick Doyon, Canada, 9m50s
- Clean Carousel
Andreas Bodker, Denmark, 2m25s
Bartek Kulas, Poland, 7m
- The Monster Nix
Rosto, Pays-Bas, Netherland, France, Belgium, 30m
Long film in competition: Chico & Rita
This was one film I wasn’t planning to see, but I ended up getting a ticket last minute. Chico & Rita is one to watch, and especially if you’re a romantic.
Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal & Fernando Trueba.
My verdict: * * * * * * * 7 stars.
Annecy +: An Exhibition of Animated Shorts Rejected by Annecy
This was the night of the sixth semi-annual Annecy plus festival (…within the festival), presented by Bill Plympton and Nancy Phelps. We drank beer and saw four programs containing 20 shorts that the before mentioned Bill and Nancy graciously put together for us. What’s stunning is the quality of the shorts. I can’t believe non of these were screened at Annecy. Kinda sad. Here is a selection of the shorts I think you really shoud see. I highlighted the winners of Annecy+, my favorite, however was the first film: “Masks” by Pat Smith.
Pat Smith, 7m40s
- Grandpa Looked Like William Powell
David Levy, 4m20s
- The Mouse that Soured
Kyle Bell, 6m
- Enrique Wrecks the World
David Chai, 4m27s
- Things You’s Better Not Mix Up
Joost Lieuwma, 2m
Erik van Schaaik, The Netherlands, 3m
- The Birthday Surprise
Danne Bakker, The Netherlands, 4m
Kirsten Lepore, 5m25s
- Guard Dog Global Jam
Bill Plympton + a bunch of others from around the globe, 5m17s
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg, 14m50s
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