Grands Canons

  • 10 10
  • 2018
  • 10min

Ten minutes in the atelier of a painter is just enough time for a dance of drawn objects to invade the entire screen. A fun stop-motion animation about the tools we use, mass production and our basic and false needs.

Awards

AWARDS: Best Original Score for a Short Film. Fimucité/ Best Animation Short Film. Festival International du Film d'Aubagne/ Best Animation Short Film. Savannah Film Festival/ Jury Award. Coast International Film Festival/ Best Short Documentary. Festival Internacional de Cortos de Animación La Tribu/ Melhor Filme da Sessão Galeria. Festival Internacional de Animação do Brasil/ Mention Expérience. Festival Européen du Court-Métrage de Nice/ Special mention for Experimental film. CutOut Fest - International Animation and Digital Art Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Festival International du Film de La Rochelle/ Escales documentaires/ Scopitone/ Scopitone/ Animage - Festival Internacional de Animaçao de Pernambuco/ Filmfest Dresden/ Animateka/ FestiFrance Brasil - Mostra Francesa de Cinema/ Festival Côté court/ ITFS - Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart/ FIFIB - Festival International du film indépendant de Bordeaux/ RISC - Rencontres  Internationales/ Festival du film français en République/ Animart/ Festival d'un Jour/ Animashup - Festival de l'animation et du film expérimental Tchèque Sciences et Cinémas/ Nuit du court-métrage de l'IAE de Tours/ Court c’est Court !/ ANIMASIVO/ FLIC/ Mecal/ SIGGRAPH Asia/ Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers/ PequeFilmes/ Primanima/ Festival Partie(s) de Campagne/ Animafest Zagreb/ Bit Bang International Festival/ BISFF/ New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival/ TAFF/ Anibar Animation/ Anifilm/ TIAF/ Festival International du Film sur l'Art/ KDIAF/ Flatpack Film Festival/ BISFF/ Animation Volda Festival/ Le Courtivore/ Festival International d'Art Vidéo de Casablanca/ Norman Film Festival/ AmDocs/ Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival/ GLAS Animation Festival/ The Animattikon Project/ Prix UniFrance du court-métrage/ Dublin Animation Film Festival/ Festival VideoBabel/ Tehran International Animation Festival/ International Sound & Film Music Festival/ Animadoc Film Festival/ Athens Animfest/ Des notes et des toiles/ Tokyo Anime Award Festival/ Festival Internacional de Cine de Animación de Bilbao/  Festival de Cine de Madrid FCM-PNR 

Ten minutes in the atelier of a painter is just enough time for a dance of drawn objects to invade the entire screen. A fun stop-motion animation about the tools we use, mass production and our basic and false needs.  

Grands Canons. The era of mass production in a stop motion   

An ordinary pencil. A teapot. A wooden hammer. A spatula. All these items are part of our daily life and, in this animation, all of them are painted by the skillful hand of a great artist.  

The drawings of hundreds of these objects come alive and begin to dance irremediably in front of our eyes. It is the unstoppable carousel of industrial production.  

For the first time in a long time, this short film makes us wonder about the scale of the material world we inhabit.

Alain Biet
Alain Biet Director

Production Companies

Girelle Production