EN - A depiction of a young soldier's fear and anxiety during an artillery strike, his unbearable wait and his swift, horrific end.

NL - Een uitbeelding van de constante spanning en angst van een soldaat onder aanval, en de gruwelijke gevolgen ervan.

Info

Title Otto
Original title Otto
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Animation
Genre one-minute animated short
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-05-14

Credits

Photography Marc James Roels
Editing Marc James Roels
Sound Senjan Jansen
Art director Emma De Swaef
Costume Emma De Swaef
Animation Andreas De Ridder, Emma De Swaef

Technical specs

Running time film 1'
Aspect ratio 1,77:1
Sound format dolby 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Flemish Literature Fund (FLF), Kinepolis, Canvas

Festivals

2014: Short Film Corner - Cannes Film Festival (FR), Annecy International Animated Film Festival (FR)

Montreal World Film Fest takes Flanders’ treatment

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.

Bad HunterThe 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.

Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Flanders Declares War on Annecy

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.

Daddy Went. Daddy DidThe 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.

Published on Friday 16 May 2014

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Short info

Director Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef
Producers Steven De Beul, Ben Tesseur
Writers Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef
Contact

Beast Animation
Ben Tesseur
Oude Baan 1D
2800 Mechelen
Belgium
T +32 15 636 828
ben@beastanimation.be
www.beastanimation.be

Sales

Premium Films
Jean Charles Mille
6, rue Desargues
75011 Paris
France
T +33 1 42 77 06 31
contact@premium-films.com
premium-films.com

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