Edmond was a donkey

Edmond is not like everybody else. A small, quiet man, Edmond has a wife who loves him and a job that he does extraordinarily well. He is, however, very aware that he is different. When his co-workers tease him by crowning him with a pair of donkey ears, he suddenly discovers his true nature. And though he comes to enjoy his new identity, an ever-widening chasm opens up between himself and others.

Release year : 2012

Duration : 15mn

Director : Franck Dion

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Awards

  • Jury's Special Price in Annecy 2012
  • Bravo!FACT Award for Best Canadian Short in Toronto 2012
  • Best Short Award - International Competition in Tokyo Short Short 2012
  • 2nd Short Film for Children aged 18+ / ANEC Award in Giffoni
  • Best short film animation in Alpinale Nenzing 2012
  • Special mention of the Jury in Animasyros 2012
  • Gold Plaque for Animated Short in Chicago 2012
  • Metrange Beaumarchais in the Rennes Courtmétrange Festival 2012
  • Special mention in the Vilnius Tindirindis 2012
  • Special mention in Espinho Cinanima 2012
  • Silver Mikeldi for animation in Bilbao Zinebi 2012
  • Best international short film award in Moncton FICFA 2012
  • Liberty Award given by the Youth Jury in Villeurbanne 2012
  • Best International Animation in Sydney Flickerfest 2013
  • NTR Go Short Award for the Best Short Animation Film in  Nijmegen Go SHort 2013
  • National Grand Prix National and Award for the best scenario in the Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay 2013 festival
  • Bavarian Television Short Film Prize at the Regensburg Short Film Week 2013
  • National Prize in the Ciné Court Animé of Roanne 2013
  • Special Jury Recognition in the Aspen Shortfest 2013
  • Golden Horseman - Audience and Golden Horsemen of the Youth Jury at Dresden Filmfest 2013
  • Jury and Public Awards in the animated films selection in the European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux 2013
  • Best animation short in Trieste Maremetraggio 2013
  • Best music in FICBueu 2013
  • Gémeaux Awards for the best animation show 2013
  • 2nd Prize for Best Short Film in the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2013
  • Special Mention in the Best Animation category at the Clare Valley Film Festival Awards Gala 2013
  • Lutin Award for the Best Animation Short Film 2013!
  • Grand Prix for short film in the International Sound & Film Music Festival of Rovinj 2016

Art direction, sets and cut : Franck Dion

Music : Pierre Caillet, played by the Modigliani Quatuor and Sandrine Gianola

Sound design and mix : Pierre Yves Drapeau, Lise Wedlock, Serge Boivin

Animation : Gilles Cuvelier, Gabriel Jacquel, Samuel Guénolé, Claire Trollé (Studio Train-Train)

3D Modeling : Vincent Duponchel, Franck Dion

Rigging and 3D rendering : Jean-François Sarazin (Vanilla Seed)

Voices : Bérangère Bonvoisin, Benoît Brione, Patrick Bouchitey, Gaëtan Gallier (french voices); Kathleen Fee, Richard Dumont, Kent McQuaid, Daniel Brochu (english voices)

Intern : Marine Blain

Executive producer : Franck Dion

Producers : Richard Van Den Boom, Julie Roy

Supported by : the CNC, Arte, Paris City Council, the Procirep/Angoa-Agicoa and the NFB

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Festivals and screenings

  • Vimeo Staff Pick
  • Nominated for the French Cesars 2013
  • Nominated for the Lutins du Court-Métrage 2013 - Animation category
  • Nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards 2013 - Best Animation Short Film category
  • Nominated for the Gold Cartoons 2012
  • Rovinj International Sound & Film Music Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Berlin Interfilm 2014 - Competition
  • Imaginaria International Animation Film Festival 2014 - Competition
  • Varaždin International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival 2014 - Showcase
  • MyFrenchFilmFestival 2013 - Competition
  • Aspen Shortfest 2013 - Competition
  • Badalona Filmets 2013 - Competition
  • Barcelone Mecal 2013 - Competition
  • Bueu Ficbueu 2013 - Competition
  • Bordeaux European Short Film Festival 2013 - Compétition
  • Brussels Anima 2013 - Competition
  • Brussels Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Byron Bay International Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Castres Trois Jours Trop Courts 2013 - Competition
  • Chicoutimi Regard sur le court-métrage au Saguenay 2013 - Competition
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Corfu Be There Animation Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Cortoons 2013 - Competition
  • Cyprus International Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Dresden Filmfest 2013 - Competition
  • Eberswalde Filmfest 2013 - Competition
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Helsinki International Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Istanbul Akbank Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Krakow Etudia & Anima 2013 - Competition
  • Krakow Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Krok International Animated Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Leiden International Short Film Experience - Competition
  • Lille Festival du film européen 2013 - Competition
  • Limassol International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2013 - Competition
  • Meknès FICAM 2013 - Competition
  • Miami International Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Milwaukee Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Neum NAFF 2013 - Competition
  • Nijmegen Go Short 2013 - Competition
  • Nikozi International Animation Festival 2013 - Showcase
  • Portland International Film Festival 2013 - Showcase
  • Regensburg Short Film Week 2013 - Competition
  • Roanne Ciné-court animé 2013 - Competition
  • Rouen Courtivore 2013 - Competition
  • Saint Paul Trois Châteaux Festival du film 2013 - Competition
  • Segovia 3DWire 2013 - Competition
  • Stuttgart Trickfilm 2013 - Competition
  • Sydney Flickerfest 2013 - Competition
  • Tabor Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Tampere International Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Tehran International Animation Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Trieste Maremetraggio Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Utrecht Holland Animation Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Yerevan International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Armenia 2013 - Competition
  • Alcala de Henares Alcine 2012 - Competition
  • Amsterdam Klik! animation festival 2012 - Competition
  • Ankara On Wheels 2012 - Competition
  • Annecy 2012 - Competition
  • Bègles Magical Nights 2012 - Competition
  • Bilbao Zinebi 2012 - Competition
  • Bradford Animation Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Bratislava Biennale of Animation 2012 - The Best of the Best program
  • Braunschweig International Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Brooklyn 2012 - Competition
  • Bruz 2012 - Competition
  • Bucarest Anim'est 2012 - Competition
  • Budapest EUShorts 2012 - Competition
  • Cacak Animanima 2012 - Competition
  • Chicago International Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Denver Starz International Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Espinho Cinanima 2012 - Competition
  • Genève Animatou 2012 - Competition
  • Giffoni 2012 - Competition
  • Groningen Ciné Premières 2012 - Competition
  • Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Leipzig DOK 2012 - Competition
  • Lille International Short Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • London International Animation Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Los Angeles Shorts Fest 2012 - Competition
  • Montpellier Les Rencontres du court 2012 - Showcase
  • Montréal New Cinema Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Nenzing Alpinale 2012 - Competition
  • Nice Un festival c'est trop court 2012 - Competition
  • Palm Springs Short Fest 2012 - Competition
  • Peja Anibar 2012 - Competition
  • Prague French Film Festival 2012 - Showcase
  • Rennes Courtmétrange 2012 - Competition
  • Rio Animamundi 2012 - Competition
  • Saint-Petersbourg Multivision Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Skopje Animax 2012 - Competition
  • Syros Animasyros 2012 - Competition
  • Telluride Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Tokyo Short Short 2012 - Competition
  • Toronto Worldwide Short Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Toulouse Séquence Court Métrage 2012 - Competition
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Valladolid Seminci 2012 - Competition
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Vendôme 2012 - Competition
  • Villa Do Conde Curtas 2012 - Competition
  • Villeurbanne 2012 - Competition
  • Vilnius Film Shorts 2012 - Competition
  • Vilnius Tindirindis 2012 - Competition
  • Warsaw Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation 2012 - Competition
  • Wissembourg FICA 2012 - Competition
  • Zagreb Animafest 2012 - Competition

Broadcasts and theatrical screenings

  • Arte France (2012, 2015)
  • RTS Switzerland (2012)
  • TV5 Canada (2012)
  • CBC Radio Canada (2013)
  • Canal + Spain (2013)
  • TV5 Monde (2014-2015)
  • Distribution in french movie theatres through the RADI network of the French Short Film Agency (2013-2018)