Synopsis

Discover 11 short films from across the globe which are especially suitable for young audiences. This Festival Stop Motion Montreal program includes eleven short films that touch upon various themes such as nature, animals, magic, games, friendship, mourning and empathy.

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Program 9: Youth Film Competition
Running time: 52 min


0) Festival intro video, 0:00, 2020



1) The Happy Song, Trevor Hardy, 3:10, 2020, U.K., VOE
Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 01:01

A song written and sung by British singer/songwriter Imogen Heap. This is the film that illustrates this song.

ABOUT: Trevor Hardy: https://www.pigbird.co.uk/



2) Gâteau Gato, Alexandre Dubosc, 1:28, 2018, France, no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 3:39

Domestic "Cake" from the Felidae family.

ABOUT: Alexandre Dubosc: http://www.alexandre-dubosc.com/web3/gateau-gato-making-oeuf/

 


3) Nature, Isis Leterrier, 3:00,  2019, France, VOF
Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 5:08

The forest inhabitants take advantage of the absence of human beings to unveil themselves through music.

ABOUT: Isis Leterrier: https://www.instagram.com/isisleterrier/



4) Quma y las Bestias, Javier Ignacio Luna Crook & Ivan Stur, 11:00, 2019, Argentina, no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 8:08

12000 years ago in South America, a boy named Quma aspired to become a hunter. Witness the first steps of his spiritual awakening as he travels alone in nature, forever changing his outlook on life!

ABOUT: Javier Ignacio Luna Crook & Ivan Stur: http://tamandua.tv/portfolio/quma/



5) Sum of its Parts, Alisa Stern, 3:18, 2019, U.S.A / U.K., no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 19:08

Sum of its Parts follows the journey of mysterious forest creatures that move to the rhythm of music. The film is an exploration of stop motion animation shot in a natural setting. Entirely animated outdoors in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

ABOUT: Alisa Stern: https://www.alisastern.com/sumofitsparts

 


6) Oh crow! Oh crow!, Pierre Garcia-rennes, 9:14, 2018, Canada, no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 22:26

The crow thought the world was only darkness and shadows. That was until a strange wind brought him a red feather and his journey began. Oh Crow! Oh Crow! is a Native American tale from the Oji-Cree of the strange feeling of growing up and becoming yourself.

ABOUT: Pierre Garcia-rennes: http://www.byebyebambi.com/design-graphique#/corbeau/

 


7) Something Witchy, Arielle Demilecamps, 6:34, 2020, Norway, VOE
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 31:39

Two young witches have to learn to live together even though they have nothing in common... their relationship will be explosive!

ABOUT: Arielle Demilecamps: https://vimeo.com/arielledemilecamps



8) Amiki, Bonne nuit Papili | Amiki, Good Night Pop Pop, Francis Gelinas, 2:00, 2020, Canada, VOF
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 38:14

A little raccoon is mourning his grandfather's death through play.

ABOUT: Francis Gelinas: https://couleur.tv/



9) Love Can Happen Anywhere, Peter Draw, 2:43, 2018, Singapore / Japan, no dial
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 40:16

Love Can Happen Anywhere, is a film that explores the subject of mourning, keeping a loved one's legacy alive without ever losing the love that has been given and shared. It explores the subtle power of love and empathy to transform sorrow into happiness.
This film reflects life and how, in the face of the adversity, we must continue to take small steps on the path of personal growth.

ABOUT: Peter Draw: http://aisforai.com



10) Picko, Sukhyun Park, 6:30, 2020, South Korea, no dial
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 43:01

PICKO are animals that live in a small world made of pixels. Akku, a crocodile who lives peacefully on a small stage designed by the creator, meets one day an unknown intruder and faces an unexpected and difficult situation.

ABOUT: Sukhyun Park: https://www.instagram.com/pickostory



11) The Silly Duck Wizard, Terry Ibele, 1:28, 2019, Canada, VOE
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 49:32

Meet the wizard Silly Duck, a sorcerer who only knows about silly duck spells.

ABOUT: Terry Ibele: https://terryibele.com/

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