EN - A short surrealistic film about the transmission of a message which relayed the ceasefire that ended World War 1, passing through signaling devices, typewriters, field radios, flags, and the voices of North American code-talkers until it is taken from a dog’s collar and the information about the month (the 11th), the day (the 11th) and the hour (11 am) are revealed.
|Original language||no dialogues|
|Category||Lab , Shorts , Animation|
|Genre||one-minute animated short|
|World première / first public presentation||2014-05-14|
|Art director||Wendy Morris|
|Running time film||1'|
|Release format||DCP, Quicktime.mov|
|Other available formats||dvd|
|Sound format||5.1 surround|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Flemish Literature Fund (FLF), Kinepolis, Canvas|
2014: Short Film Corner - Cannes Film Festival (FR), Annecy International Animated Film Festival (FR), Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire (FR), Montreal World Film Festival (CA), Fantoche International Animation Festival (CH), Animated Film Festival Animatou (CH), Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (BE), Naqsh Short Film Festival (BH), Valladolid International Film Festival (ES), Arras Film Festival (FR), Cairo Film Festival (EG)
The Montreal World Film Festival has picked up The Treatment by Hans Herbots for its 38th edition, taking place from August 21-September 1. Herbots’s psychological thriller will have its international premiere in the festival’s Focus on World Cinema section. In addition, Sahim Omar Kalifa will present his latest short film Bad Hunter in Official Competition. Kevin Meul’s short Cadet and the animation project 12 Minutes About Peace, a collection of 12 one-minute shorts commemorating WWI, are also set to screen in Montreal.
The Treatment stars Geert Van Rampelberg as police inspector Nick Cafmeyer, a man who seems to have it all. Yet a dark shadow hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the disappearance of his younger brother.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I – much of whose catastrophic trench warfare was waged across Flanders fields – a new collection of a dozen ultra-short films, 12 Minutes About Peace, is released theatrically by Belgium’s Kinepolis cinema chain and will be broadcast on Flemish TV channel VRT. Six of the films, meanwhile, will receive their international premiere at the Annecy International Animation Festival (9-14 June) in France.
The six selected for Annecy are A Battle for Peace by Joost Jansen; Daddy Went. Daddy Did by Joost Jansen and Thomas Ceulemans; Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef’s Otto; FYI by Wendy Morris; Silvia Defrance’s Letter from a Soldier and Where The Poppies Blow by Michael Palmaers.
Last edited on 10 October 2014