A Girl Named Elastika

A Girl Named Elastika

Directed by Guillaume Blanchet

Genre Animation
Country Quebec
Year 2012
Length 3 min 30 s
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray, HDCAM
Sound Stereo
Version French subtitles, Original English Version

Synopsis

Elastika is not like any other little girls. First, because she made of elastics. Also because her universe is a land of cork. Her journey is also one of a kind, as she jumps from one building to another, crosses an ocean solo or travels to space holding on to a firework rocket. Her adventure, shot in stopmotion, required over 10 000 pictures.

Themes


Biography

Guillaume is a French copywriter who left his homeland to settle down in Montreal in 2003, after two years spent in Parisian advertising agencies. As a copywriter, his skills were mostly restricted to words. However, working in advertising enabled him - and still does - to meet many talented people such as directors, actors, musicians, photographs... Guillaume is a copywriter who decided to explore the other side of creativity in advertising : the image. For a decade, he has developed a passion for stopmotion animations and short films, using his writing skills to enhance his images. Through his work, Guillaume tries to bring emotions through images that people can relate to for they understand how it's made.



Distribution

Léa Rondot, Mike Paterson

Team

Production

Guillaume Blanchet

Script

Guillaume Blanchet

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Guillaume Blanchet

EDITING Guillaume Blanchet
Sound François Bélanger, Pierre-Hugues Rondot (Sonart)
Music Bamprod

Awards

Be Film Underground Festival | 2013 | MENTION HONORABLE
Palm Spring International Short Film Festival | 2013 | AUDIENCE ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
Festival des Très Courts, France | 2013 | GRAND PRIX DU JURY
OFF-Court de Trouville | 2013 | MENTION HONORABLE
Animateka Film Festival | 2013 | BEST CHILDREN FILM
Prix du Court Pathé | 2013 | PRIX DU PUBLIC


Festivals

Projection Regard-SODEC
Projection Talent tout Court! Clermomt-Ferrand
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
L.A. Comedy Short
Be Film Underground Festival
Regard sur le court métrage
Ishorts
Stuttgart Animation Film Festival
Mecal International Short Film Festival
Palm Spring International Short Film Festival
Dawson City International Film Festival
Aye Aye Film Festival
Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Festival des Très Courts
Seoul International Cartoon Animation Film Festival
Cinémagine
DC Shorts
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Melbourne International Animation Film Festival
Anima Mundi
Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival
Filmets Badelona
Off-Courts de Trouville
Festival Bédé de Lausanne
Fantasia
Festival International du Court Métrage de Lile
Séquence Court Métrage
World Festival of Animated Film in Varna
Fantoche Animation Film Festival
Animateka Film Festival
El Meu Primer Festival
New-Zeland International Film Festival
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Coup D’ciné