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� NEW FEATURE � 1917 – THE REAL OCTOBER 3 � � � 6 7 8 9 10

NEW SHORTS A FESTIVE WIND AIRPORT CUCKOO OOZE PROXY THE BATTLE OF SAN ROMANO THE SKYSCRAPERS TRAVELOGUE TEL AVIV

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FESTIVAL FAVOURITES ANALYSIS PARALYSIS ANGEL HE SÖ KHERÖ HYPERTRAIN IN A NUTSHELL PERFECT TOWN PROGRESS SUN MILK

15 THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER 15 THE LITTLE BIRD AND THE CATERPILLAR 16 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23

COMING SOON CHRIS THE SWISS 59 SECONDS A STRANGE TRIAL CATCH THE TOPPER CIRCUIT COYOTE ICE NOSE INTIMITY KUAP LA FEMME CANON SELFIES VANITÉS WARUM SCHNECKEN KEINE BEINE HABEN

24 HONORARY CRISTAL ANNECY 24 GEORGES SCHWIZGEBEL

Published in June 2017. SWISS FILMS would like to thank Frank Braun, programme director of the cinemas Riffraff, Houdini and Bourbaki as well as Chairman of the Board of Fantoche, for contributing to this selection.

SWISS FILMS TEAM

SELINA WILLEMSE Head of Festivals  &  Markets swillemse@swissfilms.ch T +41 79 286 51 88

SYLVAIN VAUCHER Consultant Short Films svaucher@swissfilms.ch T +41 79 542 83 80


NEW FEATURE

1917 – DER WAHRE 1917 – OKTOBER THE REAL OCTOBER by Katrin Rothe 2

St. Petersburg 1917. The frontline of the global war is coming closer every day; people are hungry, worried, angry. In February the tsar is overthrown. Many artists are euphoric: Revolution! Freedom! Freedom, finally? No. Starting in October, the Bolsheviks rule by themselves. What were poets, thinkers, and avant-gardists like Maxim Gorky and Kazimir Malevich doing during this drastic change of power?

Anidoc

WORLD RIGHTS: Katrin Rothe Filmproduktion, Berlin T +49 163 472 41 11 www.karotoons.de INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Annecy 2017

GERMANY / SWITZERLAND 91 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Cutout animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: German PRODUCTION: Katrin Rothe Filmproduktion, Berlin / Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Zurich / Edition Maxim Bremen, Bremen / SRF / ARTE / SRG SSR / rbb

KATRIN ROTHE * 1970 in Germany. German citizenship. Karin Rothe studied experimental filmmaking at Berlin University of the Arts and at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She is the founder of Karotoons production company and is known for her documentaries with animated sequences BETONGOLD (2013) and POLEN FÜR ANFÄNGER (2010). 1917 – THE REAL OCTOBER is her first feature length animation film, screened at Annecy International Animated Film Festival.


NEW SHORTS VENT DE FÊTE

A FESTIVE WIND by Marjolaine Perreten

MARJOLAINE PERRETEN * 1990 in Lausanne. Marjolaine Perreten studied Multimedia Design at ERACOM (École Romande d’Arts et Communication) and is known for her award-winning short animation films NOVEMBER (2015), BALLOON BIRDS (2014) and SUPER GRAND (2014) all screened and awarded at numerous international festivals.

SWITZERLAND / FRANCE 10 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / Folimage, Bourg-Les Valences / RTS

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It is early morning in the square of a small Swiss village and a grand festival is being prepared. Volunteers are busying themselves and the first musicians have arrived.

WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva T +41 22 300 20 54 www.nadasdyfilm.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart


NEW SHORTS

AIRPORT by Michaela Müller 4

Airports – the pinnacle of modern society, places where the limits of borders, security and tolerance are constantly tested. While for some the journey starts, for others it abruptly ends.

WORLD RIGHTS: Schick Productions, Zollikon T +41 79 400 62 60 ruedi.schick@gmail.com WORLD PREMIERE: Animafest Zagreb 2017 MORE INFORMATION: www.airportanimation.com

SWITZERLAND / CROATIA 11 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Painting on glass ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Schick Productions, Zollikon / Kinorama, Zagreb / SRF

MICHAELA MÜLLER Born in St. Gallen. She graduated with an MA in Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and holds a diploma as drawing and crafts teacher from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Müller’s multiple awarded animated film MIRAMARE (2009) made its international premiere at the Festival de Cannes and has been screened at more than 100 inter­national film festivals, winning 18 awards.


NEW SHORTS KUCKUCK

CUCKOO by Aline Höchli

SWITZERLAND 3 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Aline Höchli Tricksfilms, Bern T +41 76 488 57 80 tricksfilms@hotmail.com

Fantastic

ALINE HÖCHLI * 1990 in Switzerland. Aline Höchli, aka Tricksfilms, studied Animation at Lucerne Uni­versity of Applied Sciences and Arts. Her diploma film HE SÖ KHERÖ (2016) was selected by numerous inter­ national animation film festivals. Her new fim WARUM SCHNECKEN KEINE BEINE HABEN is expected for Winter 2018.

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The skinny, young girl spends her time alone feeding pigeons in the park. But even they fly away from her. Suddenly, company turns up. But the beanpole feels uneasy about the new companionship, so she sets about going to a specialist for parasites.


NEW SHORTS

OOZE by Kilian Vilim 6

In his everyday life, an elevator boy is confronted with the loneliness and the “up and down” of his service. When he tries to attract the attention of his guests, he makes a very different, gloomy encounter with himself.

Fantastic / Student

WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts T +41 41 248 64 64 animation@hslu.ch

SWITZERLAND 5 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts / SRF

KILIAN VILIM * 1987 in Verscio. Vilim studied Illustration at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and Animation at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. OOZE is his diploma film.


NEW SHORTS

PROXY by Haidi Marburger, Ramòn Arango, Nina Hoffmann

HAIDI MARBURGER * 1990 in Näfels. RAMÒN ARANGO * 1992 in Baden. NINA HOFFMANN * 1994 in Rothrist.

Haidi Marburger, Ramòn Arango and Nina Hoffmann studied Animation 3D at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. PROXY is their diploma film.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts T +41 41 248 64 64 animation@hslu.ch

Fantastic / Student

SWITZERLAND 5 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 3D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English

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A grieving mother uses left behind data, memories and documents to create an almost perfect replica of her dead son that is delivered to her home. It seems as if her wish has been fulfilled but the cyborg child soon realizes the limits of his new existence.


NEW SHORTS

THE BATTLE OF SAN ROMANO

LA BATAILLE DE SAN ROMANO

by Georges Schwizgebel 8

A movement within a painting, which begins with the savagery of a battle and comes to a halt in a rendition of a masterpiece of the 15th Century; The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Studio GDS, Carouge T +41 22 342 72 36 www.studio-gds.ch

SWITZERLAND 2 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue

GEORGES SCHWIZGEBEL * 1944. George Schwizgebel is one of Switzerlands most acclaimed animation filmmakers. His films have been screened and awarded at numerous renowned inter­ national animation film festivals. He attended École des Beaux-Arts et des Arts Décoratifs, Geneva and founded Studio GDS in 1971. Schwizgebel is known for THE YOUNG GIRL AND THE CLOUDS (2000), RETOUCHES (2008) and for ERLKING (2015) for which he received the Swiss Film Award and many other prestigious prizes.


NEW SHORTS LES GRATTE-CIEL

THE SKYSCRAPERS by Fabienne Giezendanner

SWITZERLAND / FRANCE 13 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / RTS / Zéro de Conduite Productions, Lille

WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva T +41 22 300 20 54 www.nadasdyfilm.ch

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FABIENNE GIEZENDANNER * 1967 in Switzerland. Fabienne Giezendanner works as scriptwriter and director of online games, screenwriter of ani­ mation series and teaches at the School of Engineering and Management Vaud. Her award-winning film DWARF GIANT (2014) premiered at the Berlinale Generation and became a huge international festival hit.

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Strange objects lifted by cranes are rising in the sky. Gradually, two buildings are erected. Two billionaires, Agenor-Agobar Poirier des Chapelles and Willigis Kittycly Junior, assisted by the most highly paid architects in the world, are each building a skyscraper, ever higher and more luxurious – but how high will they go?


NEW SHORTS

TRAVELOGUE TEL AVIV by Samuel Patthey 10

A Swiss student arrives in Tel Aviv for a semester in an art school. Fascinated by this new environment he will learn to free himself and discover this new culture.

Student

WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts T +41 41 248 64 64 animation@hslu.ch

SWITZERLAND 6 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper, Mixed technique, Drawn animation, Pixilation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts / SRF

SAMUEL PATTHEY * 1993 in Berlin, Germany. Swiss citizenship. Samuel Patthey studied Animation at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, TRAVELOGUE TEL AVIV is his diploma film.


by Anete Melece

FESTIVALS (selection): Fantoche Baden 2016 Encounters Bristol 2016 Animated Dreams Tallinn 2016 Anilogue Budapest 2016 Animateka Ljubljana 2016 New York Int’l. Children’s Film Festival 2017 Anima Brussels 2017 Monstra Lisboa 2017 Animafest Zagreb 2017

SWITZERLAND 9 min., 2016 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper, Digital cutout animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Virage Film, Zurich / SRF WORLD SALES: Interfilm, Berlin T +49 30 25 94 29 04 www.interfilm.de

FESTIVALS (selection): Fantoche Baden 2016 Animatou Geneva 2016 Tribeca Film Festival 2017

SWITZERLAND 8 min., 2016 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva T +41 22 300 20 54 www.nadasdyfilm.ch

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Anton’s head is bursting with thoughts. The gardener is seething with anger: who has trampled her flower beds? In the park Anton is looking for someone to play chess with. For someone who plays a better game than his dog. The gardener is looking for a mysterious vandal who has lost a yellow boot. But what if they are both looking for the same thing?

FESTIVAL FAVOURITES

ANALYSIS PARALYSIS

ANGEL

Eva and Mr. Corbeau have long felt a reciprocal affection and attraction. But the world of humans and the world of animals don’t mix! That is, until this autumn evening, at the masked ball organised by Eva’s father in honour of his daughter.

Fantastic

MON ANGE by Gregory Casares


FESTIVAL FAVOURITES

by Aline Höchli

SWITZERLAND 6 min., 2016 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper, Pixilation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts /  Aline Höchli Tricksfilms, Bern WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts T +41 41 248 64 64 animation@hslu.ch

FESTIVALS (selection): Fantoche Baden 2016 Animatou Geneva 2016 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2016 Premiers Plans Angers 2017 IndieLisboa 2017

The woman saves fishes. The crocodile eats fishes. The woman loves the crocodile and the crocodile loves her. The film follows their everyday life and, in short episodes, tells of their difficulties.

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Fantastic / Student

HE SÖ KHERÖ

HYPERTRAIN

Fantastic / Student

by Fela Bellotto, Etienne Kompis

SWITZERLAND FESTIVALS (selection): 4 min., 2016 Fantoche Baden 2016 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Leipzig 2016 2D and 3D computer animation Internationale Kurzfilmtage ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Winterthur 2016 Without dialogue Animated Dreams Tallinn 2016 PRODUCTION: Animateka Ljubljana 2016 Lucerne University of Applied ANIFILM Trebon 2017 Sciences and Arts / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts T +41 41 248 64 64 animation@hslu.ch MORE INFORMATION: www.facebook.com/ HypertrainOfficial

On a train trip through spatial and temporal dimensions the traveller suddenly comes across himself. #cat


FESTIVALS (selection): Berlinale 2017 Shortsfest Aspen 2017 Short Shorts Film Festival  & Asia Tokyo 2017 Annecy 2017

SWITZERLAND 5 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Cutout animation, Digital cutout animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: YK Animation Studio GmbH, Bern / SRF WORLD SALES: Ouat Media, Toronto T +1 416 979 73 80 info@ouatmedia.com www.ouatmedia.com

FESTIVALS (selection): ANIFILM Trebon 2017 Krakow Film Festival 2017 Animafest Zagreb 2017 Utrecht HAFF 2017 GLAS Animation Berkley 2017

SWITZERLAND 4 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Anaïs Voirol, Zurich /  Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts T +41 41 248 64 64 animation@hslu.ch

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From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell.

FESTIVAL FAVOURITES

by Fabio Friedli

Fantastic 

IN A NUTSHELL

PERFECT TOWN

In search of perfection a whole city obeys to selection. A constant struggle. Trying and trying again. Is there a difference between endurance and madness?

Fantastic / Student

by Anaïs Voirol


FORTGANG by Otto Alder

SWITZERLAND 4 min., 2016 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation, Mixed technique ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Gerd Gockell Filmproduktion, Luzern T +41 77 486 86 16 www.anigraf.org

FESTIVALS (selection): Fantoche Baden 2016 Leipzig 2016 Animateka Ljubljana 2016 ANIFILM Trebon 2017

An experimental animation in which thousands of photographs of an old building from the director’s archives are brought to life in an animated document of impermanence and recommencement.

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Anidoc

FESTIVAL FAVOURITES

PROGRESS

SUN MILK

Fantastic / Student

SUNNÄMILCH by Silvan Zweifel

SWITZERLAND 7 min., 2016 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper, Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts T +41 41 248 64 64 animation@hslu.ch

FESTIVALS (selection): Animatou Geneva 2016 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2016 Annecy 2017

An educational film about the harvesting of sun milk.


DIE BRÜCKE ÜBER DEN FLUSS by Jadwiga Kowalska

FESTIVALS (selection): Locarno Festival 2016 Fantoche Baden 2016 Animateka Ljubljana 2016 Flickerfest Bondi Beach 2017 Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2017 Animac Lleida 2017 Film Court au Saguenay 2017 Monstra Lisboa 2017 Festival Internationale du film d’Aubagne 2017

SWITZERLAND 6 min., 2016 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Paint on cells, Cutout animation, Mixed technique, 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Jadwiga Kowalska, Luzern / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Jadwiga Kowalska, Luzern T +41 79 780 05 67 www.jadwiga.ch

FESTIVALS (selection): Berlinale 2017 Festival int’l du Film Court au Saguenay 2017 TIFF KIDS 2017 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2017 Animafest Zagreb 2017 Annecy 2017

SWITZERLAND 5 min., 2017 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation, Digital cutout animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Schattenkabinett GmbH, Bern / SRF WORLD SALES: Magnetfilm GmbH, Berlin T +49 163 801 07 53 www.magnetfilm.de

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A man on a bridge, separated from his love. Longing to be with her one last time, he decides to look for her on the other side.

FESTIVAL FAVOURITES

THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER

THE LITTLE BIRD AND THE CATERPILLAR

It is summer. High up in its tree, the little bird looks after the green leaflets on the maple tree in front of its door. It does not take long before a hungry caterpillar begins feasting on the tender leaves. The little bird manages to entice the gorger away – and thus begins an adventurous journey.

Children

DER KLEINE VOGEL UND DIE RAUPE by Lena von Döhren


COMING SOON


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ANJA KOFMEL * 1982 in Lugano. Anja Kofmel studied animation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Her Bachelor’s degree film CHRIGI (2009) has been awarded at numerous international film festivals. Since 2010 she has been wor­king as animation and documentary filmmaker and illustrator. CHRIS THE SWISS is her first feature length anidoc film.

SWITZERLAND / CROATIA / GERMANY Anidoc, 85 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: German, Swiss-German, English, Spanish PRODUCTION: Dschoint Ventschr Film­produktion AG, Zurich  /  Nukleus Film, Zagreb /  MA.JA.DE. Filmproduktion, Leipzig

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Why are young men so fascinated by war? Today just as back in the nineties when war was raging in Ex-Yugoslavia? On January 7th 1992, the young Swiss journalist “Chris” Christian Würtenberg was found dead in Croatia. Strangled with his scarf, still wearing the uniform of a platoon of international fighters. Twenty-five years later his cousin, director Anja Kofmel, researches Chris’ murder and the reasons why young men voluntarily go to war.

WORLD RIGHTS: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Zurich T +41 44 456 30 20 www.dvfilm.ch

Anidoc

by Anja Kofmel

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CHRIS THE SWISS

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COMING SOON

59 SECONDS

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SUMMER 2017

59 seconds is short when it comes to changing the destinies of two people, of an entire region, or of a country, but it can seem like a long time when the earth is trembling.

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SWITZERLAND 14 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 3D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / Autour de Minuit Production / Distribution, Paris / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva T +41 22 300 20 54 www.nadasdyfilm.ch

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59 SECONDES by Mauro Carraro

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SPRING 2018

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Comedy

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SWITZERLAND 10 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawing on paper ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Italian, French PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva T +41 22 300 20 54 www.nadasdyfilm.ch

UNO STRANO PROCESSO by Marcel Barelli

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A STRANGE TRIAL

“I have always wanted to make a film ABOUT hunting ... that is ... AGAINST hunting! But that’s not so easy when you come from a family of hunters ... my thoughts are intermingled with my memories. I discuss it with my father: a hunter, of course. But my mother also has a thing or two to say ...” (Marcel Barelli)


COMING SOON

CATCH THE TOPPER

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SWITZERLAND 6 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva T +41 22 300 20 54 www.nadasdyfilm.ch

Fantastic / Student

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Berta, an introvert, is afraid of physical contact. Her only companions are little biomechanical monsters. When she meets Matte, Berta’s world changes dramatically. Her shyness disappears and a new friendship is created when she discovers that they share the same interest: biomechanical monsters.

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by Dominique Birrer

CIRCUIT

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FALL 2017

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On a small planet, caught up in their own little private universe, the inhabitants perform their poetically surreal actions, which repeat themselves in an endless loop. That they are all part of a complex little ecosystem which can only function if each of them plays his or her role, is something they are unaware of.

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by Delia Hess

SWITZERLAND 8 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Cinéma Copain, Zurich / SRF WORLD SALES: Cinéma Copain, Zurich T +41 43 322 05 11 www.cinemacopain.com


COMING SOON

COYOTE

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A coyote loses its mate and pups in an attack by wolves. Plagued by human emotions, the coyote attempts to process what it has experienced. Alongside grief and delusions, however, savagery gradually escalates.

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Fantastic

SPRING 2018

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SWITZERLAND 7 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation, Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: YK Animation Studio GmbH, Bern / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: YK Animation Studio GmbH, Bern T +41 79 154 11 87 yk-animation.ch MORE INFORMATION: www.coyote-shortfilm. tumblr.com

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by Lorenz Wunderle

ICE NOSE

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Student / Children

FALL 2017

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SWITZERLAND 7 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Puppet animation, 3D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Tiny Giant GmbH, Wabern / Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Tiny Giant GmbH, Kehrsatz T +41 41 534 00 92 www.tinygiant.ch

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EISNASEN by Veronica L. Montaño, Joel Hofmann

Ice sheets are being broken up, stitched back together, broken up, stitched back together – all due to a runny nose.


COMING SOON

INTIMITY

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SUMMER 2017

SWITZERLAND 5 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva T +41 22 300 20 54 www.nadasdyfilm.ch

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As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman bares her soul. She speaks of her fears, her complexes, and the process of accepting – even loving – herself. Insecure, she loves neither her body nor her face. Then, one day, she starts posing as a photography model for a friend. With the passing of time, the photographs reveal to her the beauty of herself.

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by Elodie Dermange

KUAP

SWITZERLAND 6 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Mixed technique ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: prêt-à-tourner Filmproduktion GmbH, Zurich / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Prêt-à-tourner Filmproduktion GmbH, Zurich T +41 43 344 58 74 www.pretatourner.ch

Children

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SPRING 2018

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A tadpole somehow misses out on becoming a frog and is left behind, alone. But there is much to discover in the pond and spring is sure to come again next year.

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by Nils Hedinger


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FALL 2017

Day after day human cannonball, Madeleine, is shot kilometres from her home and has to return on foot. Each evening she comes back home exhausted, only to find her husband reading the newspaper, waiting for her with the spaghetti ready. But one evening Madeleine doesn’t come home.

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Fantastic

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SWITZERLAND 12 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Puppet animation, Stop animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French PRODUCTION: Hélium Films, Lausanne / Parmis les Lucioles Films, Lyon / National Film Board of Canada, Montreal / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Hélium Films, Lausanne T +41 21 544 86 02 www.heliumfilms.ch

by David Toutevoix, Albertine Zullo

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COMING SOON

LA FEMME CANON

SELFIES

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SPRING 2018

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ECTE XP

SWITZERLAND 3 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Gentinettafilm, Zurich / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Gentinettafilm, Zurich T +41 44 271 44 55 www.gentinettafilm.ch

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by Claudius Gentinetta

In a veritable firework display of digital self-portraits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dreadfully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.


COMING SOON

VANITÉS

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FALL 2017

SWITZERLAND 12 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Russian, French, German PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / RTS WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva T +41 22 300 20 54 www.nadasdyfilm.ch

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Somewhere on the shores of a Russian lake, a recreational fisher­ ­man and his guide are preparing to haul to the surface something much more than an extraordinary fish: the demonstration that in the face of death, seeking wealth or appearance is a vain pursuit.

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by Zoltán Horváth

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Snails were not always without legs. But they have always been slow. So slow and languorous, in fact, that they became un­suitable for their employers, the insects. As a punishment, the snails had to give up their arms and legs to the bees, flies and ants so that they could make up for the snails’ lost time.

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by Aline Höchli

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WARUM SCHNECKEN KEINE BEINE HABEN

SWITZERLAND 8 min. ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Cinéma Copain, Zurich / SRF WORLD RIGHTS: Cinéma Copain, Zurich T +41 43 322 05 11 www.cinemacopain.com


HONORARY CRISTAL ANNECY 24

GEORGES SCHWIZGEBEL

In 2017 the Annecy International Animation Festival awards its Honorary Cristal to celebrate the work of a leading figure in the animation world to Georges Schwizgebel, one of Switzerland’s highly acclaimed animation filmmakers. After studies in Graphic Design at l’École supérieure des beaux-arts and l’École des arts décoratifs in Geneva, Georges Schwizgebel founded the GDS Studio with Claude Luyet and Daniel Suter in 1971 and started producing and making animated short films. Since THE FLIGHT OF ICARUS (1974) to ERLKING (2015), he has made a score of films, winning numerous international prizes (Cannes, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Stuttgart, Ottawa, Espinho). Two of them, 78 TURNS (1985) and THE RIDE TO THE ABYSS (1992), can be found in the list of the 100 best animation films.

FILMOGRAPHY

2017 THE BATTLE OF SAN ROMANO 2015 ERLKING 2012 1/3/10 2012 ALONG THE WAY 2011 ROMANCE 2008 RETOUCHES 2006 PLAY 2004 THE MAN WITHOUT A SHADOW 2000 THE YOUNG GIRL AND THE CLOUDS 1998 FUGUE 1996 ZIG ZAG 1995 L’ANNEE DU DAIM 1992 LA COURSE A L’ABIME 1989 LE SUJET DU TABLEAU 1986 NAKOUNINE 1985 78 TOURS 1977 HORS-JEU 1975 PERSPECTIVES 1974 LE VOL D’ICARE


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