l'eau de la terre

Freely inspired by some thirty paintings by great masters of painting such as Qi Baishi, Gao Xingjian, Shoda Koho, or Katsushika Hokusai, Chloé Guêze paints this tale of Oceania which tells the story of an ordinary little frog who wanted to become extraordinary.

Using the classic tools of dramaturgy, the tale offers, with its metaphors and allegories, several levels of reading, that's its sweet strength! Often considered to be aimed at young audiences, all nevertheless, young or old, are invited to dream and make up their own story. For some, "The water from the Earth" will be the story of an ordinary little frog who just wanted to become extraordinary, the tragi-comic resolution may then make people smile. For others, it may also take on and illustrate the ravages of ultra-capitalism, and then propose to look for ways in which we could all live better together…

The Buddhaboard allows to paint with water, then to see the paint disappear when it dries. Filmed, then accelerated, then reversed and animated, the paintings then appear in movement ...


World Animation Festival. Pennsylvania, USA
New York Animation Film Awards. New York
Short to the point. Roumania
Fist up film festival. California
Rome prisma independent Film Awards. Italy
Lisbon Film Rendezvous. Portugal

l'eau de la terre

international festival submission

Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand
Brest Festival Européen du Film Court
Rennes Court Métrange
Festival du film d'animation de Bourg-en-Bresse
Aix-en-Provence Festival Tous Courts
Festival du film court de Villeurbanne
Nice Un festival c'est trop court
Festival du Film Court en Armagnac
Festival Off-Courts de Trouville
Festival du Film Court francophone Vaux-en-Velin
Festival Interfilm de Berlin
Concorto Film Festival
Linz International Short Film Festival
Festival du film d'animation pour la jeunesse
Festival international du film d’animation d’Espinho (Cinanima)
Festival international du film d'animation de Saint-Pétersbourg
Festival international du court-métrage d’Uppsala
Festival international du film d’animation d’Ottawa
Samawa Cinema
Hsin-Yi Chidren's Animation Awards
Handle Climate Change Film Festival
Arica Nativa Rural Film Festival
CineToro Experimental Film Festival
Malter Vándor Filmfesztivál
LTUE Film Festival
Festival internacional de Cine Austral
IFF Message to Man
Firm Film Festival
Anima Festival
11th CMS VATAVARAN - Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum
International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival 2020
Paris Courts Devant, la Rencontre des Cinémas Emergents
Lobo Fest - Festival Internacional de Filmes
FilTa Filmtage
Festival de Cine FENACIR
Weird - International Animation Short Films Festival
Linea d'Ombra Festival-VedoAnimato Contest
BALKANIMA - European Animated Film Festival
Kuandu International Animation Festival
17. Int. Low & No Budget film-sharing Festival 2020
Zaporizhzhia International Film Festival (ZIFF)
International Short Film Week Regensburg
Primanima World Festival of First Animations
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival
VOID - International Animation Film Festival
Taichung International Animation Festival
ReAnima: Bergen International Animation Festival
Cormoran Film Fest
Festival Internacional de Cine de Quito
Cinema on the Washing Line
ZINETXIKI - International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Mequinensa International Film Festival
Josiah Media Festival
Filmambiente Film Festival
Zero Plus International Film Festival
Ushuaia SHH
Zayed University Middle East Film Festival
Weird festival - International animation short film festival
Midwest Video Poetry Fest
International Exhibition of Super Short Films
Worlds Smallest Animation Festival
Västerås Filmfestival
BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival
Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival
Roma Cinema DOC
The Animator Showcase
Animation Chico
London International Animation Festival
International Fine Arts Film Festival
Animation Volda Festival
Animalfama Lisbon Animation Film Festival
Animation Studio Festival
GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation
PSIAF Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo
TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival
AniMate - Australia Animation Film Festival
Sydney Short Film Festival
ReAnimania Int. Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan
4th Chaniartoon 2020
REX Animation Film Festival
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival
VAF Viborg Animation Festival
Cortoons Festival Gandia 2020
TuttoMondo Contest 2020
Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival for Children and Youth
Civitanova Film Festival
International Ecological Film Festival To save and preserve
Aab International Film Festival
Art All Night - Trenton: 8th Annual Film Festival
FESTCiMM Garanhuns
Diyarbakır Short Film Festival
Sopot Film Festival
Open World Animation Festival
Festival Biennial of Animation Bratislava
Anishort Festival
Vagrant Film Festival
Kosovo International Film Fest
FENDA - Experimental Festival of Film Arts
Animare International Animated Short Film Festival
Short Film Night
Traverse City Film Festival
Pandamonium Jugendfilmfestival
Animaphix International Animated Film Festival
Cefalù film festival 2020
Weimar Poetry Film Award
Festival Film Bahari
Cartoon Club
Toko Film Festival
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival
International Film Festival of Cinema & Sea
Turku Animated Film Festival
Inconnu Festival - courts métrages indépendants
Corto di Sera
Festival of Animation Berlin
Mundi Short Film Festival 2020
Silicon Valley African Film Festival
ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival
Linoleum Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival
AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora
Les Films de la Toile
Animator FEST - European Youth Festival of Animated Film
IFFM Short Film Competition 2020
Bucheon International Animation Festival
Macau International Short Film Festival
Rovereto DOC Fest - World Cultural Heritage
Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival
Global India International Film Festival
Melrose Film Festival
Festival International Nature Namur
Dulcísimo Ovario
TOFUZI International Animated Film Festival
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
Tehran International Short Film Festival
CIM Sueca
ANNY: Animation Nights New York
Athens International Children's Film Festival
Eastern Nigeria Film Festival
Great Message International Film Festival
Festival del cinema di Castelvolturno 2020
The Animattikon Project
International Animation Film Festival - Animafest Gdansk
Napoli - CortiSonanti International Short Film Festival
Izmir International Short Film Festival
Hak-İş Short Film Festival

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