Looking For Santa

William, eight years old, is used to getting anything he wants. He demands Santa himself as his Christmas present, so her father hires a famous hunter. Will William's rash demand bring an end to the magic of Christmas?

Direction Script

Alain Gagnol

Graphism

Samuel Ribeyron

Category

TV specials

Length

26 min

Public

all audience, young audience

Production

Production : Folimage, Lunanime. With the participation of : CNC. Co-funded by Creative Europe MEDIA of the European Union. With the support of : Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Département de la Drôme, Valence Romans Agglo, Procirep, Angoa, Alcimé, Canal+, Fonds Audiovisuel de Flandre, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, Gebeka Films, Prime Entertainment Group. In coproduction with : RTBF, VRT - ketnet.

Distribution

In French theaters Special screenings International sales

Awards / Festivals

3 Prix / Awards

- Prix Pistache (compétition 5+), Animatou, Festival du film d’animation de Genève, Suisse 2022
- Prix honorifiques des écoles suisses
(7+), Animatou, Festival du film d’animation de Genève, Suisse 2022
- Prize for Best TV Special (ex-aequo), Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, Hongrie 2023

17 Sélections officielles / official selections :

- Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France 2022
- Festival Anima Bruxelles (Panorama Belge – Coproductions), Belgique 2022 (HC)
- Kinolub Film Festival, Katowice, Pologne 2022
- Buster Film Festival, Copenhague, Danemark 2022 (HC)
- Animafest Zagreb, Croatie 2022 (HC)
- Filmets Badalona Film Festival, Badalona, Espagne 2022
- Lucas, International Festival for Young Film Lovers, Francfort, Allemagne 2022
- Festival Animatou, Genève, Suisse 2022
- Animasyros International Animation Festival, Grèce 2022
- Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Etats-Unis 2022
- Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People, Belfast, Irlande du Nord, 2022
- Festival Animest Bucharest, Roumanie, Bucarest 2022
- KINEKO International Film Festival, Tokyo, Japon 2022
- Dhaka International Film Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2023
- Hsin-Yi Children's Animation Awards, Taiwan 2022
- PequeFilmes, International Children Film Festival of Galicia, Saint Jacques de Compostelle, Espagne 2023
- Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF), Kecskemét, Hongrie 2023

Technical information

Technicals

2D computer graphics

Genre(s)

adventure / action, tale, humour

Theme(s)

childhood, Christmas

French visa number

148765

Process

couleur

Available print(s)

DCP, ProRes HD, H264 HD

Available version(s)

French version, French version with English subtitles, International version (music and effects)

Image ratio (theaters)

1:85

Image radio (TV, video)

16/9

Sound

Stereo, 5.1

HD

oui

Dialogues

oui

Year of production

2021

Credits

Producer(s)

Producteurs délégués : Reginald de Guillebon (Folimage), Annemie Degryse (Lunanime)
Producteur exécutif : Pierre Méloni
Directrice du développement : Corinne Destombes

Animation

Marc Robinet, Pascal Vermeersch

Decors

Samuel Ribeyron

Compositing

Izù Troin

Music

Lisa Chevalier, Yves Gourmeur

Sound

Loïc Burkhardt

Editing

Hervé Guichard, Antoine Rodet

Available on DVD
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DVD Opération Père Noël

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