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All the selection results of  Fantoche Festival which takes place physically, 1-6 September 2020.

After a long period of doubt regarding the exact format of this year’s festival, it’s finally been decided: Fantoche will be one of the first film festivals to physically take place after the lockdown. From the 1st to the 6th of September 2020, Fantoche will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a fully packed programme. 2208 submissions for our competitions have been entered this year.

In the International Competition, 35 films are competing for five prices (Best Film, High Risk, New Talent, Best Sound, and the Audience Award).Two Swiss submissions can be seen in the both the international as well as the Swiss selection: «Little Miss Fate» by Joder von Rotz and «Average Happiness» by Maja Gehrig.

In the Swiss Competition, 19 films are fighting for six awards (Best Swiss, High Swiss Risk, New Swiss Talent, Fantastic Swiss, the Swiss Youth Award, and the Audience Award). In the Kids Film Competition, 18 films are courting jury and audience as well as the two prices Best Kids and the Young Audience Award. A further 28 submitted films will be shown in the «Hors Concours» of the 18th International Festival for Animation Fantoche.

Heroines in the spotlight, Denmark as guest country

Heroines from all walks are put into the spotlight at the Fantoche in 2020, providing us with both fun and pensive moments. Animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger is one of the many strong women who will be featured for example. The country focus introduces the past and present of Danish animation, thereby offering an opportunity to learn about unique films with their own storytelling tradition and visual language. When selecting the feature-length films, we turned the «corona emergency» into an «animation virtue»: Since only a few current releases are available at the moment, we had our community choose the reprises they would most love to see after the lockdown. The programme is rounded off by a marathon of TV series which was specifically designed for our 25th anniversary, and an invitation to the general public to enjoy a wonderful filmgoing experience at especially favourable prices. Thanks to comprehensive protection measures, Fantoche ensures a safe and welcoming atmosphere. And for those who are unable to attend this year, we’ve prepared a complementary online selection.

International Competition


Les Vacances de la loose, Manon David, FR 2019, 3'50"
• À la mer poussière,  Héloïse Ferlay, FR 2020, 12'23"
• Average Happiness, Maja Gehrig, CH 2019, 7'
•Serial Parallels, Max Hattler, HK 2019, 9'
• Catgot,Tsz Wing Ho, HK 2019, 3'09"
• 4:3,  Ross Hogg, GB 2019, 4'48"
• Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother, Stephen Irwin, GB 2020, 9'34"
• Farce,  Robin Jensen, NO 2019, 10'55"
• The Wellspring and the Tower, Melinda Kádár, HU 2020, 7'27"
• Naked, Kirill Khachaturov, RU 2019, 14'40"
• Tiger andOx, Seung-Hee Kim, KR 2019, 8'16"
• Moutons, loup et tasse de thé, Marion Lacourt, FR 2019, 12'11"
• Cage Match, Bryan Lee, US 2019, 9'12"
• Something to Remember, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, SE 2019, 5'
• Précieux, Paul Mas, FR 2020, 14'
• Genius Loci, Adrien Mérigeau, FR 2019, 15'
• Dutchgaria, Capucine Muller, BE 2019, 12'24"
• I’m Here, Julia Orlik, PL 2020, 15'
• And then the Bear, Agnès Patron, FR 2019, 13'52"
• Uncle Thomas,Accounting for the Days, Regina Pessoa, PT 2019, 13'
• DOMUS, Delphine Priet-Mahéo, FR 2019, 9'10"
• The Song of A Lost Boy, Daniel Quirke, GB 2020, 9'56"
• TIE, Alexandra Ramires (Xá) PT 2020, 11'
• Mad in Xpain, Coke Riobóo, ES 2020, 13'
•Purpleboy, Alexandre Siqueira, PT 2019, 13'55"
• Marbles, Natalia Spychala, PL 2019, 5'22"
• My Galactic Twin Galaction, Sasha Svirsky, RU 2020, 6'33"
• Night Shift, Linda Stūre, LV 2019, 3'23"
• My Exercise, Atsushi Wada, JP 2020, 2'36"
• powerwash (i love you), Rory Waudby-Tolley, GB 2020, 2'30"
• The Physics of Sorrow, Theodore Ushev, CA 2019, 26'
• Homeless Home, Alberto Vázquez, FR 2020, 15'
• Ties, Dina Velikovskaya, RU 2019, 7'45"
• Freeze Frame, Soetkin Verstegen, BE 2019, 5'
• Little Miss Fate, Joder von Rotz, CH 2020, 8'14"


The selection list of the Swiss Competition:
Au pays de l’aurore boréale, Caroline Attia, CH 2019, 15'
• Un lynx dans la ville, Nina Bisiarina, CH 2019, 6'48"
• IHR, Amélie Cochet, Louis Möhrle, CH 2019, 6'10"
• Inès,  Élodie Dermange, FR 2019, 4'
• GOLEMA, Geena Gasser, Amon Zucker, CH 2019, 8'39"
• Average Happiness, Maja Gehrig, CH 2019, 7'
• Warum Schnecken keine Beine haben Aline Höchli, CH 2019, 10'44"
• THE EDGE, Zaide Kutay, Géraldine Cammisar, CH 2020, 7'23"
• Newspaper News, Sophie Laskar-Haller, CH 2019, 5'50"
• Aletsch Negative, Bonvin Laurence, CH 2019, 11'30"
• Lachsmänner, Veronica L. Montaño, Manuela Leuenberger, Joel Hofmann, CH 2020, 6'06"
• LU, Lara Perren, Anna Lena Spring, Luisa Zürcher, CH 2020, 1'15"
• Signs, Dustin Rees, CH 2020, 10'40"
• MEGAMALLA, line Schoch, CH 2020, 4'
• My Dear Lover, Milva Stutz, CH 2019, 9'57"
• Alles was ich berühre, Marion Täschler, CH 2020, 4'
• Interdimensional Melancholy Team Tumult, CH 2019, 1'17"
• Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen, Lena von Döhren, CH 2020, 4'30"
• Little Miss Fate, Joder von Rotz, CH 2020, 8'14



The selection list of the Kids Film Competition

Eine stürmische Nacht, Gil Alkabetz, DE 2019, 9'09"
• EL INTRONAUTA, Jose Arboleda, CO 2020, 15'52"
• SENSES,  Chloé Barbet, Thomas Caputo, Léonie Clément, Bruno Crapanzano, Manon Crouzet, Solene Gaudu, FR 2019, 5'35"
• Le spectacle de maternelleLoïc Bruyere, FR 2019, 8'
• The Witch and the Baby, Evgenia Golubeva, RU 2020, 4'45"
• Warum Schnecken keine Beine haben, Aline Höchli, CH 2019, 10'44"
• Papergee and the Spider, Douglas Irvine, GB 2019, 13'41"
• Warm Star, Anna Kuzina, RU 2020, 4'29"
• Front Door, Ye-Jin Lee, KR 2019, 3'12"
•La pêche miraculeuse, Fabrice Luang-Vija, FR 2019, 7'
• Merry Grandmas, Natalia Mirzoyan, RU 2020, 8'
• Caught off Guard, Paul Ng, SG 2019, 6'10"
• Beware the Wolf!, Julie Rembauville, FR 2020, 1'
• School of Development, Anastasiya Sokolova, RU 2020, 5'
• The Bea, rSvyatoslav Ushakov, RU 2020, 14'35"
• Apple Tree Man, Alla Vartanyan, RU 2020, 10'43"
• Avec le do de la cuillère, Laurent Wassouf, Clément Crosnier, Edgard Cros, Theoline Chapas, Nolwenn Pétereau, Nedellec Anouk, Lucas Ancel, FR 2019, 6'
• Cornstalk, Anastasiia Zhakulina, RU 2020, 8'15

The selection list of the Hors Concours:
Symbiosis, Nadja Andrasev, FR 2019, 12'48"
• L’odyssée de Choum, Julien Bisaro, FR 2019, 26'
•Sad Beauty, Arjan Brentjes, NL 2020, 9'50"
•Everything will Fall out of Place, Cheyenne Canaud-Wallays, FR 2019, 3'56"
• Coeur Fondant, Benoît Chieux, FR 2019, 11'20"
• Ural,  Alla Churikova, DE 2019, 14'30"
• PEARL DIVER, Margre the Danielsen, NO 2020, 9'
• Bye Little Block!, Éva Darabos, HU 2020, 7'40"
• Souvenir Souvenir, Bastien Dubois, FR 2020, 15'
• Portrait of a Woman, Natalia Durszewicz, PL 2020, 4'50"
• Chloé Van Herzeele, Anne-Sophie Girault, Clémence Bouchereau, FR 2019, 16'47"
• Leaking Life Shunsaku Hayashi, JP 2019, 14'32"
• Cosmonaut, Kaspar Jancis, EE 2019, 11'38"
• Carne Camila Kater, BR 2019, 12'12"
• KKUMKang-Min Kim, KR 2020, 8'53"
 • Petty Thing, Zexi Li, CN 2019, 3'46''
 • Boriya, Sung-Ah Min, FR 2019, 17'13"
 • Film Crew in Quarantine, Robertas Nevecka, LT 2020, 1'
 •Out There, Judit Orosz, HU 2020, 8'51"
 •ALBEITI, Coral Oxaman, IL 2019, 2'52''
 • Jung & Restless, Joanna Priestley, US 2019, 6'
 • Rivages, Sophie Racine, FR 2020, 8'21"
 • anthropocene, Moritz Schuchmann, DE 2019, 2'30"
 • Edge, Steven Subotnick, US 2019, 3'15"
 • Umbilical, Danski Tang, US 2019, 6'53"
 • La Petite Grenouille à grande bouche, Celia Tocco,  FR 2019, 8'07''
 • Hello, my Dears, Sasha Vasiliev, RU 2019, 3'30"
 • Sammelsurium, Lukas Wind, DE/CH 2020, 1'05"

The full programme is published online 5 August. Fantoche Festival takes place 1-6 September 2020 in Baden, Switzerland.

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