Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Annecy 2010 Trailers and Teasers

One of the pleasures of reviewing animated shorts is the annual release of the films from second year students at GOBELINS, l'école de l'image intended for the Annecy’s International Film Festival. In one minute the different films build up the excitement and sense of anticipation. They are accomplished films in every way, a showcase for festival and university. All offer an entry to the festival in one form or other. In the order they were sent to me, we have VIP, an antidote to the frenetic maelstrom of life as man (it could be me!) snoozes in the lake in glorious iridescent sunshine. Wild Casting is all frenzy as men jump over tall buildings to escape the big cat - a nice entry into the theatre in a fashion you might recognise. Supertromp is an Arabian Nights meets Dumbo extravaganza with a touch of humour to match the colour. In addition there is the Teaser for Annecy 2010 made by Oliver Jean-Marie and Xilam Animation. In the slickly made piece we have a cinema entrance into live action that is all giggles and action in a style you may again find familiar.

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