Dear friends,

finally the day has come to upload my graduation short on the internet. After touring film festivals all over the world Snickers has returned home and decided to go online.

It’s been about 2 years now since I’ve finished the film, to wrap up my animation studies in Genk, Belgium, and I’m still very fulfilled and happy about the film. I can’t really put into words the ups and downs I went through during that year, but it was completely worth it in the end. Seeing how people all over the world enjoy this little film is just such a great feeling…

So here it is:

Here’s the list of all the film festivals it has been selected:

Giffoni Film Festival 2011 (Italy), Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2011 (USA), BAMkids Film Festival 2012, New York (USA) TIFF Kids 2012, Toronto (Canada), Festival Int. de cinéma jeunesse de Rimouski 2011 (Canada), 13th Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2011 (S-Korea), Little Big Shots 2012 (Australia), Short for Kids – Verona Film Festival 2012 (Italy), 8th InDPanda International Short Film Festival 2012 (Hong Kong), Int. Children’s Media Center 2012 (USA), 2nd annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth 2012, Salt Lake City (USA), Traverse City Film Festival 2012 (USA), newportFILM 2012 (USA), 28ieme Festival Du Cinéma Européen 2012, Lille (France), 17° Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños 2012 (Mexico), The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival 2012, Massachusetts (USA), Singapore International Children’s Film Festival 2012 (Singapore), Arty Pants, at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (USA), Int. Art Film Festival for Children in Colombia 2011 (Colombia), Filmlabfestival 2012 (Italy), 34th Int. Children’s Film Festival LUCAS 2011 (Germany), Kaliber35 Munich Int. Short Film Festival 2011 (Germany), 19th Filmfest Hamburg 2011 (Germany), Peterborough Int. Film Festvial 2013 (Canada), Curtocircuito Santiago de Compostela ISFF 2011 (Spain), El Meu Primer Festival 2012 (Spain), Int. Film Festival Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne 2011 (France), International Short Film Festival Lille 2012 (France), La Fête d’Animation Lille 2012 (France), Emmentaler Filmtage 2010 (Switserland), Cinekid 2012 (The Netherlands), MCM Filmfest 2011 (The Netherlands), Anima 2011 (Belgium), Film Festival Oostende 2011 (Belgium), Int. Short Film Festival Leuven 2010 (Belgium), 14th Brussels Short Film Festival 2011 (Belgium), Ciné Privé 2011 (Belgium) Het Grote Ongeduld! 2010 (Belgium)

Here’s the prize list:

VAF Wildcard for Animation 2010 (Belgium), Winner Canvas prize Animation 2010 (Belgium), Winner Best Animated Short for kids, Int. Youth Film Fest. Rimouski 2011 (Canada), Winner Best Animated Short for kids, Int. Film Fest. Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne 2011 (France) Winner Zebracinema-prize 2010 (Belgium)

At the moment I am directing in Ghent full time for my new short, in the studio and with the awesome team of Creative Conspiracy and produced by Vivi Film (Les Triplettes de Belleville, The Secret of Kells, …). Much more on that in the upcoming post!