International Animation Day 2015

28 October
Nuovo Eden – Brescia

October 28th is proclaimed International Animation Day, commemorating the first public performance of Emilie Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in 1892, when an animated film has been screened for the first time in the history.
The International Animation Day was first proclaimed in 2002, and it is considered the main global event to celebrate the art of animation which fascinates both children and adults.

Bergamo Film Meeting will celebrate this important event Wednesday, October 28th, from 16:00 at Cinema Nuovo Eden, via Nino Bixio 9, Brescia. The event is organized by our trustworthy partner, Associazione Avisco di Brescia, in collaboration with ASIFA and Cinema Nuovo Eden.

The movie

Bergamo Film Meeting will celebrate the International Animation Day by screening a short animated movie animated by one of our dearest author:

Le petite casserole d’Anatole / Anatole’s Little Saucepan
by Eric Montchaud
Animation: Pierre-Luc Granjon and Marjolaine Parot | Technique: Animated puppets
Country: France | Year: 2014 | Running time: 5’47”

Based on La petite casserole d’Anatole, a children book written by Isabelle Carrier (Bilboquet Editeur, 2009).
Anatole, six years old, is always dragging his little saucepan behind him and nobody really knows why. Since the day it fell on him, Anatole is no long like the other children… The saucepan gets stuck everywhere and it keeps him from getting on. Sometimes he would like to get rid of it or to hide himself inside it. One day, Anatole meets someone who shows him the only way to be happy: one has to raise his head out of the saucepan and use it instead to express all his qualities. A small masterpiece, a poetic and funny metaphor which explains to children the concept of disability and shows how to accept a problem and live with it.

Awards: Audience Award in 2014 at Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Nomination for the Best Animated Film (Meilleur Film d’Animation) at César Awards, France, 2015.

Eric Montchaud studied at the Animation School of Valence, La Poudrière, where he later specialized in the Stopmotion technique.
Amongst his animated films: Les animals (2001) and L’odeur du chien mouillé (2003). He also collaborated in the realization of the film Tempête dans une chambre à coucher (2011). In 2014, he directed and wrote the screenplay for La petite casserole d’Anatole.


From h.16:00 to h.19:00 DIY Animation workshop
Watching animated films is cool… but making them is even better!
Three animation stations will be available for children (6+) and teenagers who want to create short animated films using several materials and techniques under the guidance of Avisco technicians.

h. 21:00 Animated films on diversity
Screenings of short films realized by young authors and more experienced ones.