Festival du Film Merveilleux 2013


JURY : Fouad Benhammou, Camille Solal, Isabelle Doll, Florent lamy, Patrick Amsom, Xavier Laurent, Jams BKS


Death of a Shadow by Tom Van Avermaet
Runtime: 20 minutes
Production: Serendipity Films
Country of production : Belgium and France
Synopsis : Stuck in a limbo between life and death, Nathan Rijckx, a deceased World War 1 soldier, has to collect shadows to regain a second chance at life and love. With two shadows left to collect, he discovers something that shakes his world completely.

Sunset Day by J.A Duran
Runtime: 15 minutes
Production : Productions Audiovisuals Antàrtida
Country of production : Spain
Synopsis : The 40s. A boy with special abilities is kidnapped by a mysterious organization named The Corp. After years of training, this boy, now a full member of The Corp, will be forced to make a decision. How far will he go to retrieve his past?

Luminaris by Juan Pablo Zaramella
Runtime: 6 minutes
Production : JPZ studio
Country of production : Argentina
Synopsis : A man works in a factory chain and manufactures light bulbs.

Zombie Chérie ( Zombie darling (From Paris with blood) ) by Jérôme Genevray
Runtime: 10 minutes
Production : Fullhouse and Canal plus
Country of production : France
Synopsis : Paris is full of Zombies. The last humans organize themselves to survive in this dangerous and intolerant civilization. Aurore tries to live a beautiful romantic story in a mixed couple;

CTIЙ ! by Cyrille Drevon
Runtime: 14 minutes
Production : Insolence production
Country of production : France
Synopsis : At the stroke of midnight, a man wakes up surrounded by strangers speaking in an incomprehensible language, at a dinner that degenerates … A horror and burlesque drama, and a dive into a world apart, as elegant as it is nightmarish!

First Autumn by Aude Danset and Carlos de Carvalho
Runtime: 13 minutes
Production : je regarde, animation
Synopsis : Abel lives in the winter, Apolline in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they have never met. In fact, they are not supposed to. So when Abel crosses the line and meets Apolline, curiosity takes over. Their discovery quickly becomes more complicated than they could have imagined. Both will have to learn to compromise for the good of the other …

Sleepworking by Gavin Williams
Runtime: 15 minutes 54,
Production : Hook pictures
Country of production : United Kingdom
Synopsis : In the near future a young woman becomes a sleepworker : her body is programmed to do menial labour while she is asleep. However, she starts to suffer disturbing side effects and embarks upon a dangerous journey to uncover what sleepworkers are really being made to do while unconscious.

The passage by Fabien Montagner
Runtime: 17 minutes
Production : cantina films
County of production : France
Synopsis : A solitary teenager finds herself in a timeless adventure, despite her own intentions.

Silence by Pierre-Gil Lecouvey and Emmanuel Guth
Runtime: 14 minutes
Production : spook&gloom films / image de toit
Country of production : France
Synopsis : Octave and Melody, two incorrigible students, decide out of defiance to lock themselves in the library. But they don’t understand that silence should be respected even at night…

The facts in the case of Mister Hollow by Rodrigo Gudiño, Vincent Marcone
Runtime: 6 minutes
Production: Rue Morgue Cinéma
Country of production: Canada
Synopsis: About an image that tells an entire story, “The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow” centers on a single photograph that dates back to the early 1930s. As the camera begins to investigate the particulars of the photo, however, it reveals a tapestry of secrets hidden in the details, and a tale of murder, kidnapping and sacrifice captured in a haunting moment.

8 by Raul Cerezo
Runtime: 14 minutes
Production : Harmonica Films
Country of production : Spain
Synopsis: At 8 years old, the will, discipline and personality of a child begin to take shape, and the distinction between good and evil starts to be defined. The time to see our fulfilled came at last His wish. Remain silent. You’re invited.

The legend of the scarecrow by Marcos Besas
Runtime: 11minutes
Production : Elemantal films
Country of production: Spain
Synopsis : The life of a scarecrow changes radically when he decides to become friends with the crows.

Titanio by Elisa Micalef
Runtime: 9 minutes
Production : Elisa Micalef
Country of production : Italy
Synopsis: Maria, enchanted by Felice as he paints a white wardrobe, starts to ask a lot of questions. Titanio is a little fairy tale about the meeting of the worlds, one of an adult and one of a child. The film is based on a short story by Primo Levi.

The string of my fate (Watine ) by Thomas Guerigen
Runtime : 4 minutes 30
Production: Baghera films 2013
Country of production: France

The guy of my dreams by Cybèle Villemagne
Runtime: 18 minutes
Production : Collectif court
Country of production : France
Synopsis : When Maya meets Charles, she decides whether he wants to or not, he is going to be the man of her life ! How far will her both dark and girly imagination allow her to escape reality?

Douce nuit (Silent Night ) by Stéphane Bouquet
Runtime: 10 minutes 50
Production : Palanquée Films
Country of production : France
Synopsis : Small, medium and large, 3 disreputable gangsters are on a mission: to get back valuable goods that fell into the wrong hands, and bring them back to where they belong.

The call by Julia Saccani
Runtime: 21 minutes
Production : Julia Saccani
Country of production : France
Synopsis : Raphaël Pollara is in his fifties. He lives alone in his apartment. Without any relatives and unemployed, he regrets his native Italy. An obsessive dream urges him to restart the execution of an old unfinished canvas. Step by step, Raphael finds himself inexorably attracted to the painting…

Fusion Man by Xavier Gens et Marius Vale based on an original idea by David Halphen
Runtime: 8 minutes 24
Production: AMDA
Country of production: France
Synospis : One of the five short film winners of the competition “Young and homo under the gaze of others” is now available for free on the Canal + website Fusion Man, a gay superhero, gives up his romantic evening to rescue Raphael, a homosexual driven to suicide by the super villain Wako.

Been Caught by Ray Mccarthy Bergeron and Meghdad Asadi Lavi
Runtime: 3 minutes
Production : Student movie
Synopsis : A janitor who works the night shift at a bank unexpectedly loses his keys. A short, student produced, 3D Animation, proudly created over a 24 week period during our 2nd year of a 3-year, MFA in Animation Program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Film and Animation.

Refuggio 115 by Ivan Villamel
Runtime: 8 minutes
Production : Bande à Part 2011
Country of production : Spain
Synopsis : In the Spanish Civil War, a group of survivors escape from strange shadows at Refuge 115.

Thank you my dog by Julie Rembauville and Nicolas Bianco-Levrin
Runtime: 7 minutes 47 , Animation
Production : Folimage
Country of production : France and Canada
Synopsis : This evening, Fifi the dog is forced to read his newspaper under the table at meal time. But between Dad, Mom, Zoe and Tom, the atmosphere is electric. Each is as stubborn as the other, and Fifi’s reading is quickly compromised.

Centipede and Toad by Anna Kmelevskaya (First film)
Runtime: 10 minutes, Animation
Production : Fargo, 2013
Country of production : France
Synopsis : In a faraway forest, the gracious lissome Centipede is admired by all the other creatures but one—an old Toad, haughty and jealous, who hates him. One day, the Toad decides to get rid of the Centipede…

20Zwoelf by Christian Stahl
Runtime: 3 minutes 34
Production : Christian Stahl et Axel Springer Akademie
Country of production : Germany
Synopsis : Freedom of the press is one of our greatest assets. We just need to make journalists aware of abuses and defend this fundamental right. But we must also be self-critical of our use of this right.

Who are the heroes by Cisco K (fiction/comedy)
Runtime: 19 minutes
Production : Buffalo Corp
Country of production : France
Synopsis : Melvin is a twelve year old boy. Since he was young, he carefully preserved a collection of old American comics inherited from his late father. From these comics, he develops his imagination based on his admiration for his father and superheroes.

Ressasser by Julien Beaunay
Runtime: 2 minutes 52,
Production : Broken Production
Country of production : France
Synopsis : RESSASSER is a video palindrome about a man fixated by his first impression of a paintin

Mec Meuf ( Dude Chicks ) by Liam Engle
Runtime: 13 minutes
Production : Affreux, Sales et Méchants
Country of production: France
Synopsis : Bob knows it: when it comes to seduction, men are the weaker sex. But what would happen if things were turned on their head?

La ville est calme ( The city is quiet ) by Alexandre Labarussiat
Runtime: 19 minutes
Production : ASM affreux sales et méchants
Country of production : France
Synopsis : Walking in the night darkness of the city, feeling the atmosphere, crossing the silent and deserted streets, is what Wolfgang loves most in the world. During his years of walking, Wolfgang has become friends with the only person he ever sees–Martha, an old woman he greets every evening. The City is overpopulated but no one ever leaves their homes, and for Wolfgang, the people are merely pale glows, sometimes cut out of the glow of their ghostly screens. One night, on one of his solitary walks, Wolfgang notices behind the window of an apartment the silhouette of a little girl who observes him.

I‘m a tramp of modern times by Jérôme Génévray
Runtime: 3 minutes
Production : Jérôme Génevray
Country of production : France
Synopsis : A homeless man can’t see life so morally black and white, being a fan of Charlie Chaplin. If only passers-by had the same humane gaze as the heroes of Chaplin’s films on the homeless in our streets?

Hsu Ji behind the screen by Thomas Rio
Runtime: 25 minutes
Production : Easy tiger
Country of production : France
Synopsis : Alone, Hsu Ji staves off her boredom by watching an old slapstick movie, until the film’s three protagonists end up in the real world. They have so much in common with Hsu Ji–for starters, they’re also undocumented immigrants.

Reflexion by Planktoon and Yoshimichi Tamura
Runtime: 3minutes 48,
Production : Planktoon
Country of production : France
Synopsis : Louise hurries back to her apartment, to get ready for her rendez-vous with her boyfriend. Extremely attached to her physical appearance, she finds herself face to face with her own reflection in the mirror…