EN - Norman looks too hard: he is obsessed by small details and strange habits. Nervous and alone, he wanders the city - because you have to watch out for strange people… Who knows what they're capable of?
NL - Norman kijkt tè hard. Hij is geobsedeerd door kleine details en rare gewoontes. Nerveus en alleen zwerft hij door de stad, want rare mensen, daar moet je voor op je hoede zijn. Wie weet waartoe ze in staat zijn.
FR - Norman est trop méfiant. Il est obsédé par les petits détails et les habitudes bizarres. Il erre à travers la ville, nerveux et seul, car il faut rester sur ses gardes face aux personnes étranges. Qui sait de quoi elles sont capables.
|Original language||no dialogues|
|Category||Shorts , Animation|
|World première / first public presentation||2012-11-04|
|Editing||Rob Breyne, Robbe Vervaeke, Barend Weyens|
|Music||Ruben De Gheselle|
|back-ground artist||Brecht-Jan Verschuere|
|Running time film||10'|
|Release format||DCP, Pro Res digital files, Blu-Ray|
|Other available formats||Beta Digit, DVD|
|Sound format||LtRt stereo, 5.1|
|Supported by||the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Province Oost-Vlaanderen, City of Ghent|
2015: Tehran International Animation Festival (IR), Athens Animfest (GR), Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (HU)
2014: Premiers Plans European First Film Festival d’Angers (FR), International Animation Short Film Festival Mecal (SP), Stockholm International Film Festival Junior (SE), Cinerama BC International Film Festival (BR), InHouse Film Festival (UK), Melbourne International Animation Festival (AU), Cartoon Club (IT), Animix Animation Festival (IL), Lucca Film Festival (IT), Rica Festival Wissembourg (FR)
2013 : Anima (BE), 10th Akbank Short Film Festival (TR), Holland Animation Film Festival (NL), International Film Festival Annecy (FR), 12th International Countryside Animafest (CY), Montréal International Film Festival (CA), 40th Telluride Colorado XL Film Festival (US), 15th Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival (BR), 3rd International Film Festival Ars Independent (PL), Anim’est International Animation Film Festival (RO), Anima VII Festival International de Animaci (AR), Primanima World Festival of First Animations (HU), London International Animation Festival (UK), International Short Music Festival (DE), Bradford Animation Festival (UK), Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film (SP), Animpact Animation Festival (SK), Anilogue International Animation Festival (HU)
2012 : International Film Festival Leuven (BE)
2014: Best Musical Creation - Premiers Plans European First Film Festival d'Angers (FR), Honorable Mention Best Short Film - Cinerama.BC International Film Festival (BR)
2013: Jean-Luc Xiberras Award for Best Debut - International Film Festival Annecy (FR), Black Horse of Animation Grand Prix - International Film Festival Ars Independent (PL)
- France: Cinessonne
- United States: Videology
- The Netherlands: Stichting KloosterKino
With the entire programme of the Montreal World Film Festival (22 August-2 September) now revealed, the total number of selected films from Flanders adds up to four features and three shorts. In addition to Stijn Coninx’ Marina, Jan Verheyen’s The Verdict and Bart Van den Bempt’s 82 Days in April, Joël Vanhoebrouck’s debut feature Brasserie Romantique is also set for a Montreal screening, presented in the Focus on World Cinema panorama. The short films Norman by Robbe Vervaeke and Perfect Drug by Toon Aerts, as well as the previously announced short Wolf’s Milk by Hans Vercauter, are also part of the fest’s line-up.
Next to Cannes, the Montreal World Film Festival is generally perceived as one of the most important international French-speaking film festivals worldwide. It is also the only competitive film festival in North America recognised by the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films (FIAPF).
Robbe Vervaeke’s highly expressive animated Short Norman has won the Jean-Luc Xiberras Award for Best Debut at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival (10-15 June). Norman, produced by Cinnemon Entertainment, is Vervaeke’s first professional film after graduating from the royal academy of fine arts in Ghent in 2008.
Norman takes place in a city filled with old, statuesque buildings, with dark shadows and weathered trees. In this city lives Norman, a thickset, shapeless and pale-faced man. He’s obsessed by observing and staring at people. Read more on Norman in the profile from our flanders (i) magazine.
Robbe Vervaeke’s highly expressive animated short Norman is selected for competition at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June produced by Cinnamon Entertainment, it is the young director's first professional film after graduating in 2008 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.
Text Ian Mundell
Robbe Vervaeke’s animated short Norman has been selected for Official Competition at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival (10-15 June). Also competing are television series Picnic With Cake, a Flemish co-production, and several shorts co-produced with Flanders. Pieter Coudyzer’s The Wake is presented out of competition. The Annecy Film Fest is globally considered the number one festival when it comes to animation.
Last edited on 2 May 2016