3 Days in Paris

Last year AIAF Co-Director, Malcolm Turner, spent three days visiting every animation studio, school and distributor in Paris that he knew. That's a LOT of coffee, a LOT of Metro tickets and a LOT of films. This program showcases the pick of that crop. Some older films that established a studio, some newer films that are lighting up the festival circuit. Turner will introduce this program in detail, offering insights on both the historic and contemporary Paris animation scene as he saw it on this trip.
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Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Mature (M)
Jeremy Clapin
Decoys come in all shapes and sizes. And some of them interpret their job descriptions in remarkably idiosyncratic ways.

Runtime: 10:16
Year: 2012
Kevin Manach, Ugo Bienvenu
Ah, the (not so) silent scream. All is far from OK in this slowly building familial pressure cooker. Tick, tick, tick...

Runtime: 5:05
Year: 2013
The Blue Room
Tomasz Siwinski
Trapped in a room with a view, a man must compete with what might be little more than his own fractured memories and dreams for the singular path to freedom.

Runtime: 14:25
Year: 2014
Aurelien Predal, Max Maleo
A wild and crazed high speed romp following a couple of bats that sustain the kind of physical damage that only animated characters can limp away from.

Runtime: 7:21
Year: 2013
An uber stylish ad for Lowdi wireless speakers, from one of the hippest young animation studios in the city.

Runtime: 0:49
Year: 2013
A veritable animation avalanche, a tumble dryer of imagery, 30-mindblowing-seconds.

Runtime: 0:31
Year: 2012
7 Tonnes 3
Nicolas Deveaux
There's an elephant in the gym and it's having a LOT of fun!

Runtime: 2:22
Year: 2012
The Crab's Revolution
Arthur de Pins
A true classic, one of the most popular animated short films ever! For every crab problem there is a crab solution - even if it isn't straight out in front of you.

Runtime: 5:03
Year: 2004
The Chant
Ines Sedan
An exquisitely textural film that floats its audience through the contoured estuaries of emotions that unite and divide a couple existing in uneasy coalescence.

Runtime: 8:18
Year: 2013
Christian Volckman
An elegantly stylish example of digital hybrid animation years ahead of its time, from the filmmaker that went on to make the animated cult feature "Renaissance".

Runtime: 8:38
Year: 1999
Do Penguins Fly
Alban Lelievre
Well, maybe. But you need proof. And getting proof takes patience and luck - both of which seem to be in short supply on this expedition.

Runtime: 2:14
Year: 2006
Professor Kliq - Wire And Flashing Lights
Victor Haegelin
Follow the crazy walk of the wired man inhabited by Professor Kliq's music. You won't believe your eyes.

Runtime: 1:38
Year: 2013
Still More Changes
Barbara Malleville, Benoit Guillaume
In the midst of a journey to recover and reconnect with his disconnected head, a man discovers he may be wiser and more flexible without it.

Runtime: 9:50
Year: 2013