The Wordcutter

In a country where people literally feed on letters from words gathered in trees, reading is vital not to die… of boredom. Some books, however, are forbidden because of their emotional content and the physical changes they cause. Nadal, a wordcutter, makes an encounter that is to change his life forever…

Direction Script

Isabelle Blanchard

Graphism

Izù Troin

Category

short films

Length

11 min 10 sec

Public

from 7 years old, all audience

Production

Folimage, avec la participation de Arte, Région Rhône-Alpes, CNC.

Distribution

In French theaters Special screenings International sales

Awards / Festivals

PRIX :
- Grand Prix (Award for Best Animation), Festival du Film Indépendant de Washington DC, USA 2010
- Prix du Jury, Festival Séquence Court métrage, Toulouse 2010
- Prix Spécial du Jury, Festival Cœur de Faune de Mers-les-bains 2013
- Prix du Public pour le Meilleur Court-Métrage d'Animation, Festival Fest'Afilm Montpellier 2012
- Prix Amadis pour le Meilleur Court-Métrage d'Animation, Festival Fest'Afilm Montpellier 2012
- Prix du Jury Sénior, Festival Les Nuits Magiques, Bègles 2009

SELECTIONS :
- Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy (France 2009)
- Festival Cinanima Espinho (Portugal 2009)
- Animation Film Festival of Yerevan (Armenie 2010)
- Festival tous courts Aix en Provence (France 2010)
- Festival Anima Bruxelles (Belgique 2010)
- Festival Plein la Bobine La Bourboule (France 2010)
- Festival Intl de Jovenes realizadores de Granada (Espagne 2010)
- Festival Alekino Poznan (Pologne 2010)
- Anima Mundi Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paolo (Brésil 2010)
- Festival Fest'Afilm Montpellier (France 2012)
- Festival Cœur de Faune de Mers-les-bains (France 2013)


Technical information

Technicals

drawings on paper, 2D computer graphics

Genre(s)

human rights, literature

Theme(s)

difference, civilisation

French visa number

121908

Process

couleur

Available print(s)

35mm, DCP, Digital Betacam, DVD, Blu-Ray, Quicktime file

Available version(s)

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

Image ratio (theaters)

Scope

Image radio (TV, video)

16/9

Sound

Stereo, Dolby 5.1

HD

oui

Dialogues

oui

Year of production

2009

Credits

Producer(s)

PASCAL LE NÔTRE

Animation

Izù Troin

Decors

Izù Troin

Compositing

Izù Troin

Music

Aldona Nowowiejska

Sound

Loïc Burkhardt

Editing

Hervé Guichard

Mixage

Loïc Moniotte

Voice(s)

Serge Avedikian

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