Child Dream

Floating barges, water that suddenly takes human form and rainfall that leaves puddles deep enough to drown in… Is this merely a child’s dream ?

Release year : 2015

Duration : 11mn

Director : Christophe Gérard

Video

Awards

  • Lenz Award for the Best Animated Film in the Festival of Nations 2016 of Lenzing
  • Jury Award for Best Animation Film in the Short Film Festival of Bengalore 2016
  • Jury's distinction for Pierre Caillet's work on "Child Dream", "In Deep Waters" and "The Head Vanishes" in the International Animation Film Festival of Paris 2016
  • KLIK Award for Best Animated Short 2016 in the Amsterdam Klik! festival 2016
  • Special Mention of the High School Jury at the Pontarlier Animation Cinema Festival 2017

Scenario : Christophe Gérard

Art Direction : Gilles Cuvelier

Edition : Christophe Gérard, Gilles Cuvelier

Sets : Gilles Cuvelier

Music : Pierre Caillet

Musicians : Orchestre Symphonifilm dirigé par Steve Journey

Music recording : Thomas Vintrignier, assisté de Thomas Wargny

Sound Design : Fred Meert

Foley : Bertrand Boudeaud, Jean-Stéphane Garb

Mix : Fred Meert

Voices : Danny Draps, Anton Impedovo, Eliette Meert, Emmanuelle Meert, Lune Meert, Loïc Preumont, Ronan Preumont

Animation : Gilles Cuvelier, Gabriel Jacquel (Studio Train-Train)

Animation Assistants : Samuel Guénolé, Claire Trollé (Studio Train-Train)

Coloring : Marine Blin, Marion Le Guillou, Pierre Lesca (Studio Train-Train)

Compositing : Gilles Cuvelier, Gabriel Jacquel (Studio Train-Train)

Executive Producers : Gilles Cuvelier, Christophe Gérard

Producer : Richard Van Den Boom

Music Studio : Sequenza

Foley Studio : L'Equipe

Sound Post-Production Studio and Auditorium : Alea Jacta

Images Post-production Studio : Digital Cut

Supported by : The CNC, France 2, Pictanovo - région Nord Pas de Calais, SACEM/La Maison du Film Court, The Procirep and the Angoa

Christophe Gérard

Writer and director of fiction and animation films screened and broadcasted around the world, such as Drip Drop, Annotations et Peace on Earth, Christophe Gérard has also designed and directed the scenography of hugely successful shows held in the Oberhausen Gasometer – Blaues Gold – and at the Hayward Gallery, London – Bruce Nauman (voted by Time Out readers as one of the most stunning exhibitions of the decade), Sonic Boom, an exhibition on sound, and Eyes, Lies & Illusions, on the origin of the moving image.

He is currently working on his first feature film – Par-delà les plaines, an intimate and violent tragedy on a Wild West backdrop –, and on the cinematographic adaptation of Epileptic, David B.’s graphic novel.

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Festivals and screenings

  • Aspen Shortfest 2017 - Competition
  • Bilbao Animakom 2017 - Showcase
  • Cairo International Animation Forum 2017 - Competition
  • Castres Three too short days 2017 - Competition
  • Lanzarote International Film Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Lleida Animac 2017 - Showcase
  • Pontarlier Animation movie festival 2017 - Competition
  • Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2017 - Competition
  • Téhéran International Animation Festival 2017 - Showcase
  • Zagreb Animafest 2017 - Showcase
  • Amsterdam Klik! 2016 - Competition
  • Annecy International Animation Festival 2016 - "French Animation: 2016: A Prolific Year" program
  • Balchik In The Palace Festival 2016-2017 - Competition
  • Bangalore Short Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Bègles Les nuits magiques 2016 - Competition
  • Bucheon International Animation Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Buenos Aires Expotoons 2016 - Competition
  • Cacak Animanima 2016 - Showcase
  • Geneva Animatou 2016 - Competition
  • Helsinki International Film Festival 2016 - Showcase
  • Houlgate European Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Istanbul International Short Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Krakow Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Lenzing Festival of Nations 2016 - Competition
  • Meknes FICAM 2016 - Competition
  • Neum Animated Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Ouroux en Morvan Partie(s) de campagne 2016 - Competition
  • Paris Courts Devant 2016 - Competition
  • Paris International Animation Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Porto Fantasporto 2016 - Showcase
  • Rio / Sao Paulo Animamundi 2016 - Competition
  • Saint-Étienne Festival Tournez-Court 2016 - Showcase
  • Saint-Petersburg Multivision 2016 - Competition
  • Syros Animasyros 2016 - Showcase
  • Taipei Kuandu International Animation Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Tours Mauvais genre Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Villeurbanne Short Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Wissembourg RICA 2016 - Competition

Broadcasts and theatrical screenings

  • France 2 (2016)
  • Distribution in french movie theatres through the RADI network of the French Short Film Agency (2016-2021) and in the FLUX network in the Hauts de France region