The Temple

The Temple

Directed by Alain Fournier

Genre Animation
Country Canada (Québec)
Year 2022
Length 17m26s
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


The crew of a German u-boat on a mission in the North Atlantic witness strange phenomena on board. After an inexplicable explosion in the engine room, the submarine slowly sinks to the abyssal depths, while madness decimates the submariners. 


horror, work relationships, war trauma, war


Alain Fournier has directed several short fiction and animation films that have won awards at festivals and screened all over the planet. He is particularly interested in supernatural dramas. LE TEMPLE is his first animated short film entirely in 3D and is adapted from the eponymous short story by acclaimed writer H.P Lovecraft.


Cmdt Heinrich: Jean-François Beaupré
Lt. Klenze: Olivier Barette



Folks Animation


Alain Fournier


Gabriel Beauvais


Gabriel Beauvais

EDITING Alain Fournier, Fred Schmidt
Sound Raymond Legault
Music Patrick Lavoie


SITGES Film Festival, Spain |2022|
Imagine Film Festival, Netherlands |2022| 
Brussels Int. Fantastic Film Festival, Belgium |2022|
Fenêtres sur courts, France |2022|

Telluride Horror Show, US |2022| |
Festival de Cinéma en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada |2022|
Canadian Film Fest, Canada |2022|
Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Canada |2022|
Victoria Film Festival, Canada |2022|
FICFA, Canada |2022|
GIRAF Animation film Festival, Canada |2022|
Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival, Canada |2022|
SPASM, Canada |2022|
Gala Prends Ça Court!, Canada |2022|
Ciné-club Temps d'écran, Canada |2022|
Festival Images en Vues, Canada |2022|
Longue Vue sur le Court, Canada |2022|
Festival du film court francophone - [Un poing c'est court], France |2022|
Centre Culturel Canadien de Paris, France |2022|
HEROES International Film Festival, Italy |2022|
Landshut Film Festival, Germany |2023| RiverRun Film Festival, US |2023|
Cinema on the Bayou, US |2023|
Film Maudit 2.0, US |2022|
Festival Même pas peur, Ile-de-la-réunion |2023|
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Canada |2023|