Festival Ciné Junior : Édition 2015

Special events

Professionnal days

Professionnal days take place in Espace municipal Jean Vilar in Arcueil.
Screening all feature films in competition, professionnal juries in attendance.

Opening

4 PM, Concert Cinema

The Travel of Lion Boniface
From 2 years old

Two colourful short films by famous Russian filmmaker Fiodor Khitruk. A little bear under the snow and a juggler lion under the African sun : no doubt this will suprise the youngest members of the audience !

After Le Petit Monde de Léo Lionni at the Festival Ciné Junior 2012, let’s hear SZ’s musicians again for our greatest pleas- ure ! Their little repetitive sequences and their merry refrains – made of percus- sion, guitars, keyboards, vocals, sam- pling and multiple sound objects – give a new dimension to the cheerful and colorful world of Fyodor Khitruk !
Two animated short films by famous Russian director Fiodor Khitruk, set to music by musicians Damien and Franck Litzler of the band SZ. An original musi- cal creation for Cinéma Public - Festival Ciné Junior in co-production with the Forum des Images, with the collabora- tion of the MuCEM and the Régie 2C.

6 PM, Premiere of "Yellowbird"

Christian de Vita / Animation / France, Belgium / 2014 / 1h30
doubled by Sara Forestier, Bruno Salomone and Pierre Richard

A hero’s journey with a most unlikely hero. Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one - That is, until he finds himself leading a flock on their migration to Africa.

Closing

2.30 PM : Award Ceremony

3.45 PM : Screenings of the awarded short films

Concert Cinema

Two colourful short films by famous Russian filmmaker Fiodor Khitruk. A little bear under the snow and a juggler lion under the African sun : no doubt this will suprise the youngest members of the audience !

After Le Petit Monde de Léo Lionni at the Festival Ciné Junior 2012, let’s hear SZ’s musicians again for our greatest pleas- ure ! Their little repetitive sequences and their merry refrains – made of percus- sion, guitars, keyboards, vocals, sam- pling and multiple sound objects – give a new dimension to the cheerful and colorful world of Fyodor Khitruk !Retour ligne automatique

Two animated short films by famous Russian director Fiodor Khitruk, set to music by musicians Damien and Franck Litzler of the band SZ. An original musi- cal creation for Cinéma Public - Festival Ciné Junior in co-production with the Forum des Images, with the collabora- tion of the MuCEM and the Régie 2C.

The Bear (Toptyzhka)
Fiodor Khitruk / Animation / Russia / 1964 / 9 min 30
Winter has come, this is the time of hibernation. Little Bear feels so lonely : Father Bear doesn’t want to play with him. During a walk in the snowy moor, he meets a little rabbit. How great this is to make a new friend !

The Travel of Lion Boniface (kanikuly Bonifatsiya)
Fiodor Khitruk / Animation / Russia / 1965 / 21 min
Boniface, a circus lion in need of holi- days, decides to visit his grandmother in Africa. Equipped with his butterfly net and his striped swimsuit, he dreams of spending his days lazing, bathing in the lake and sunbathing. Maybe the children of the village will be able to change his mind !

Fiodor Khitruk

Fiodor Khitruk was born in 1917 in Tver, USSR. He graduated in graphism in 1936 from the OGIS College for Applied Arts in Moscow. Two years later, he started working for Soyouzmoultfilm as an animator, then as a director from 1962 onward. His first film, The Story of a Crime (Istoriya odnogo prestupleniya), was widely acclaimed by critics and marked the revival of Soviet animation. Far from Disney – which was very popular at that time –, Khitruk’s universe was subtle and satirical. Admired both by his peers and the audience, he was awarded the Short Film Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1973 with Island (Ostrov), the Short Film Special Jury Prize in Cannes with I Grant You A Star (Daryu tebe zvezdu, 1975) and received the Audience Award at the Ottawa Festival with The Lion and the Bull (Lev i byk, 1984). Khitruk is also famous for his children’s films : Boniface’s Holiday (Kanikuly Bonifatsiya, 1965) and the series about the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh (Vinni Pukh, 1969-1972). In 1993, Khitruk co-founded the school and animation studio SHAR with three other Russian animators, Iouri Norstein, Andreï Khrjanovski and Edouard Nazarov.

Exhibition Faces From Places

In twenty episodes, the animated series “Portraits de voyages” directed by French director Bastien Dubois offers a subjective and colorful world tour made of original stories, but also a technical challenge combining « motion capture, » painting and the aesthetics of the journey diary. The exhibition, which also reveals the secrets of animation, allows the visitors to get the inside scoop on the filmmaking through original sketches and preparatory drawings.

Bastien Dubois

He was born in 1983 in the North of France. Around the age of 20, after hitchhiking from Lille to Istanbul, he started studying animation in Supinfocom. During his studies, he came up with the idea of an animated journey diary. This is how Madagascar, a Journey Diary (2010) was created. It received many awards and was nominated for the Oscars in 2011. It was followed by an animation series for Arte based on the same principle, Portraits de voyages, and the short Cargo Cult (2013), an anthropological fable taking place in Melanesia during World War II. Bastien Dubois is currently working on his first feature film, a project for which he earned a writing residency at the Abbey of Fontevraud in late 2014.

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