The Head Vanishes

Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl!

Release year : 2016

Duration : 10mn

Director : Franck Dion

Video

Awards

  • Cristal for the Best Short Film in the International Animation Festival 2016 of Annecy
  • Best animated short film award in the Imaginaria Festival 2016 of Conversano
  • Unifrance Award in the Off Courts Festival 2016 of Trouville
  • Best Director Award in the International Animation Film Festival 2016 of Paris
  • Animation Award in the Short Film Festival 2016 of l'Isle-Adam
  • 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
  • Best Animation Award in the New York City Shorts Festival 2016
  • Special mention of the jury in the Sequence Short Film festival of Toulouse 2016
  • Best scenario award in the Multivision festival of Saint-Petersburg 2016
  • Audience award in the Tous Courts festival of Aix en Provence 2016
  • Best Canadian Screenplay in the Whistler Film Festival 2016
  • Jury's Grand Prize at the Magical Nights of Bègles 2016
  • Second prize for a short film in the Cairo International Animation Forum 2017
  • Best Short Film Award in the Miami International Film Festival 2017
  • Special jury's Prize in the Meknes festival 2017
  • Best Animation Award in the L'ombre d'un court Festival 2017
  • Special Jury Mention at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival
  • Grand Jury Award and Best Animated Short Award in the Palm Springs Short Fest 2017

Scenario : Franck Dion

English adaptation : Kathleen Fee

Art Direction : Franck Dion

Edition : Franck Dion

Sets : Franck Dion

Music : Pierre Caillet

Musicians : Akosh (saxophone), Ludovic Balla (violin), Edward Perraud (drums), Pierre Caillet (musical saw)

Voices : Florence Desalme (french voices), Jeannie Walker, Kathleen Fee (english voices)

Sound Design : Pierre Yves Drapeau

Foley : Lise Wedlock

Mix : Serge Boivin

Modeling : Franck Dion, Nicolas Trotignon

Rigging : Clément Vaucelle (Wipix)

Animation : Gilles Cuvelier, Gabriel Jacquel, Nicolas Trotignon, Franck Dion, Bei Chen

Rendering and compositing : Franck Dion

Technical Director NFB : Pierre Plouffe

Technical coordonator NFB : Julie Laperrière

Administrator NFB : Diane Régimbald

Executive Producer : Franck Dion

Producers : Richard Van Den Boom, Julie Roy

Line producer NFB : Francine Langdeau

Music Studio : Sequenza

Images Post-production Studio : Digital Cut

Supported by : The CNC, The CNC - New Technologies in production, Arte France, The Procirep and the Angoa

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Festivals and screenings

  • Selected for the French Cesars 2017
  • Short-listed for the Oscars 2016
  • Nominated for the Gémeaux Awards 2017
  • Bagheria Animaphix 2017 - Competition
  • Barcelone Mecal 2017 - Competition
  • Bristol Encounters 2017 - Competition
  • Bruxelles Anima 2017 - Competition
  • Bruz National Animation Film Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Busan International Short Film Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Cairo International Animation Forum 2017 - Competition
  • Castres Three too short days 2017 - Competition
  • Chicoutimi Regard 2017 - Competition
  • Dresden Filmfest 2017 - Competition
  • Göteborg Film Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Gyor Mediawave 2017 - Competition
  • Jouy-en-Josas L'ombre d'un court 2017 - Competition
  • Krok 2017 - Competition
  • La Bourboule Plein la Bobine 2017 - Competition
  • Lille European Cinema Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Lleida Animac 2017 - Competition
  • Meknès FICAM 2017 - Competition
  • Melbourne International Animation Festival 2017 - Competition
  • New York Shorts International Film Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Nijmegen KloosterKino 2017 - Showcase
  • Padova Euganea Film Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Palm Springs Short Fest 2017 - Competition
  • Pontarlier Animation movie festival 2017 - Competition
  • Rhode-Island Flickers International Film Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Roanne Ciné court animé 2017 - Competition
  • Rouen Courtivore 2017 - Competition
  • Saint-Geniès Bellevue Détours en Cinécourt 2017 - Competition
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Segovia 3DWire 2017 - Competition
  • Seoul SICAF 2017 - Competition
  • Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2017 - Competition
  • Sydney Flickerfest 2017 - Competition
  • Tehran International Animation Festival 2017 - Competition
  • Vaux-en-Velin Un point c'est court 2017 - Competition
  • Vienne French-speaking Film Festival 2017 - Showcase
  • Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation 2017 - Competition
  • Aix-en-Provence Tous Courts Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Ankara On Wheels 2016 - Competition
  • Annecy International Animation Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Auckland Show Me Shorts Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Baden Fantoche 2016 - Showcase
  • Bangalore Short Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Belfast Cinemagic 2016 - Competition
  • Bègles Magical Nights 2016 - Competition
  • Bilbao Zinebi 2016 - Competition
  • Brest European Short Film Festival 2016 - Showcase
  • Budapest Anilogue International Animation Festival 2016 - Showcase
  • Bucharest Anim'est 2016 - Competition
  • Bucheon International Animation Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Cacak Animanima 2016 - Competition
  • Calgary International Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Cannes International Film Festival on Disability 2016 - Competition
  • Conversano Imaginaria 2016 - Competition
  • Denver International Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Espinho Cinanima 2016 - Competition
  • Geneva Animatou 2016 - Competition
  • Giffoni Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Helsinki International Film Festival 2016 - Showcase
  • L'Isle-Adam Short Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Lille International Short Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • London International Animation Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Manchester Animation Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Moncton FICFA 2016 - Competition
  • Montreal New Cinema Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Moskow Big Cartoon Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Mumbai Jio Mami Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Nakornpathom Thai Short Film and Video Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Namur International French-speaking Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Neum Animated Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • New Chitose Airport Animation Film Festival 2016 - Showcase
  • New York City Shorts Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Nice Un festival c'est trop court 2016 - Competition
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival 2016 - Showcase
  • Paris International Animation Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Peja Anibar 2016 - Competition
  • Saint-Étienne Tournez-Court Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Saint-Petersburg Multivision 2016 - Competition
  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Sapporo Short Fest 2016 - Showcase
  • Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2016 - Competition
  • Stuttgart Tübingen 2016 - Showcase
  • Syros Animasyros 2016 - Competition
  • Taipei Kuandu International Animation Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Toulouse Sequence Short Film 2016 - Competition
  • Toronto Shorts Fest 2016 - Competition
  • Trouville Off Courts 2016 - Competition
  • Varna World Festival of Animated Film 2016 - Competition
  • Vila Do Conde Curtas 2016 - Competition
  • Villeurbanne Short Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Whistler Film Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Wissembourg RICA 2016 - Competition

Broadcasts and theatrical screenings

  • Arte (2016)
  • Canal + Spain (2016)
  • RTS Switzerland (2017)
  • TV5 Monde (2017)
  • CBC Canada (2017)
  • Distribution in french movie theatres through the RADI network of the French Short Film Agency and FLUX of the Rencontres Audiovisuelles