29 JUNE, 2.45PM CINEMA
SINGLE TICKET > BUY
MINI PASS > BUY
3 Days, 30 Metro tickets, 24 studios, a LOTTA coffee,
a pile of films = FOUR big programs (including the Sacrebleu
Showcase). Festival Director Malcolm Turner, armed only with
a tourist map and a fistful of metro tickets, hit the streets in
a mad dash to visit as many Parisian production and distribution
studios as possible in just 3 days.
PARIS NEW 1 & NEW
2 explores the best recent releases these studios generously
shared with us, in a shout-it-out-loud statement on Paris’
claim to be the animating capital of the world!
PARIS HISTORICAL digs a little deeper to reveal
a wonderfully eclectic collection of defining films that either
launched the studios they came from or put them on the map and made
the world sit up and take notice.
SL: Spoken Language / NL: No language / Sub: Subtitles
> 3 Days In Paris - NEW #1: Wed 25 June,
> 3 Days In Paris - NEW #2: Sat 28 June,
> Sacrebleu Showcase + “3 Days In
Paris” Launch: Sun 22 June, 7.30pm
> Animation 102 - Meet the Filmmaker Nadia
Macault (France): Tue 24 June, 5.15pm
> BLEND Symposium #1: In Defence Of
Rotoscoping - Nadia Micault (France) & Dennis Tupicoff (Aus)
Mon 23 June, 6.45pm
> Opening Night Sneak Peek Screening
Arthur de Pins
France, 5'05, 2004 (Sub)
A true classic, one of the most popular
animated short films ever! For every crab problem there is a crab
solution - even if it isn’t straight out in front of you.
Maxime Paccalet, Pierre Razetto, Dimitri Cohen-Tanugi
France, 6'40, 2009 (NL)
Gerbils, exploding toilets and roiling
pastiche of psychedelic fantasies intersect in a quiet Parisian
cafe the moment a beautiful woman walks through the door.
France, 14'19, 1993 (NL)
A cornucopia of nightmarish medical
misadventures infect the mind of a man who probably needs a different
kind of help than what is on offer at this clinic.
France, 8'37, 1999 (NL)
An elegantly stylish example of digital
hybrid animation years ahead of its time, from the filmmaker that
went on to make the animated cult feature “Renaissance”.
Sarah Van Den Boom
France, 9'00, 2009 (Sub)
A majestic peace exists below the surface
of calm waters and the simple domestic chaos of everyday life.
Tom Haugomat, Bruno Mangyoku
France, 5'46, 2009 (NL)
Size counts. It’s not the only
thing that matters but it makes a difference. But every advantage
comes with a cost.
France, 2'16, 2006 (NL)
Well, maybe. But you need proof. And getting
proof takes patience and luck - both of which seem to be in short
supply on this expedition.
Remi Bastie, Nicolas Dehghani,
Jonathan Djob Nkondo, Paul Lacolley, Kevin Manach, Nicolas Pegon,
France, 6'31, 2010 (Sub + SL)
The metallic labyrinth of an oil rig is
no place for delusions, drunks or dogs that may not actually exist.
Les films de l'Arlequin
France, 4'04, 1990 (NL)
A masterclass in drawn animation from
one of France’s finest contemporary animators. A simple tale
of a street sweeper who finds the ultimate answer to his main workday
Premier Dimanche d'Aout
Les films de l'Arlequin
France, 10'40, 2000 (NL)
A gloriously depicted autumnal evening
in a busy country village by one of the world’s finest ‘under-camera’