SPRINGTIME IN SANT PONC

Le printemps de Sant Ponç (Original title)

short animated documentary by Eugenia Mumenthaler et David Epiney 20', color, 2007. VO spanish

A drawing workshop for mentally handicapped people. An animated journey through their preoccupations, their spontaneity,
and their stories.

PRIZES

ZINEBI (Bilbao) Grand Prize+Best animation
Festival Animadrid, 2n Prize
Palm Springs International Festival, 2nd Prize
Festival de Valdivia, au Chili. Best short film
L'Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Indépendant de Barcelona. AVID Prize
Ecrans documentaires de Arcueil, Prix son et images
Festival Tiszcamozi, à Szlonok, Certificat of merit

Eugenia Mumenthaler, born in 1975, holds a master's degree in anthropology from Lyon, followed by a postgraduate degree in cultural management and politics. She worked as an assistant curator at the Musée d'ethnographie of Genève, then at various film festivals. She also graduated from the European production workshops EAVE in 2011.

 

 

David Epiney, born in 1976, trained in drawing and animation cinema, first worked as a graphic designer at Atelier Pfund, then directed several animated films: les Bains (2000), Galeries (2004), Le printemps de Sant Ponç (2007, co-directed with Eugenia Mumenthaler, and Prose du transsibérien (2014)

FESTIVALS

Visions du Réel, Nyon (première mondiale), april 07
États Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas
Festival Animadrid
Festival de Valdivia, Chili
Festival Premiers Plans, Angers
Festival Belo Horizonte, Brésil
Palm Springs International Festival

Festival de animacion de Barcelone Xinacittà, june 07
Screening at P'tit ciné, Bruxelles, june 07
festival d'animation Fantoche, à Baden
Festival Tiszcamozi, à Szlonok,
Taiwan international animation festival
European Film Festival on Wheel, Turquie.
Escales documentaires de La Rochelle
Festival de Brest
L'Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Indépendant de Barcelone.
Festival International de Gijon, Espagne.
Alcine, Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
ZINEBI, Festival internacional de cortos, Bilbao
Festival Retour d'Image, à la Cité des Sciences de Paris.
Mois du film documentaire à la Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris
Festival d'animation Animateka de Ljubljana
Festival Animac, Lleida, Catalunya, Spain
Festival internacional del Uruguay, Montevideo
Festival de cine independiente de Buenos Aires (BAFICI), Argentina
Festival moves 08, Manchester
Festival "AnimAzione!" à Pordenone, Italia
Gulf Film Festival, Dubai, Emirats Arabes Unis
Academia Film Olomouc, International Popular Scientific and Documentary Film Festival en République Tchèque
FilmFest Dresden. Allemagne. Inclus dans un programme invité de
Festival Animafest, à Zabreb.
Festival Arcipelago, à Rome.
Séléction aux Cartoon d'or 08, Bruxelles
ERA NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival, Pologne

Production: Bordu films
Co-production: Télévision Suisse Romande


Script, direction and editing: Eugenia Mumenthaler et David Epiney
Animation: David Epiney
Assistant animation: Eli Fontarnau
Music: Nicolas Brunner et Benoît Mayer
Sound Design: Carlos Ibanez
Camera: Fred Florey

With the support of OFC, Ville de Genève, Fonds Regio, DIP, Pro infirmis and Succès Passage Antenne.

PRESS

"Documentaire d'animation aussi beau qu'émouvant"
Charlotte Garson

"Ce travail d’une qualité rare est à la hauteur d’un maître de l’animation comme Youri Norstein. "
Hervé Nisic


 

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