Short of the Week

Written, Directed & Animated by Nicolas Ménard
Sound & Music by Rich Vreeland

The mundane story of a heartbroken man,
an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac
and an anxious loner living in the same apartment building.

Additional animation by Iris Abols, Anne-Louise Erambert, Nicole Kozak & Robert Loebel
Featuring a selection of abstract paintings by Samuel Jacques
Colouring by Mélanie Daigle, Oliver Hamilton, Sam Jones,
Jeanette Lee, Nicolas Ménard, Jonathan Reyes & Khylin Woodrow
Sound mix by Dayo James
With the voices of Clément Baptiste, Wallace McDougall & Alice Dunseath
Special thanks to Blinkink, Jean-Philippe Fauteux & Philip Hunt
© Royal College of Art, 2014

Festival Stuff:


02/2015 — Best Student Film, Festival Anima, Belgium
11/2014 — Best Student Film, Sommets du Cinéma d'Animation, Canada
11/2014 — Audience Award, Bradford Animation Festival, UK

Upcoming Screenings

01/07/2015 — Vienna Short Film Project, Vienna, Austria
17/07/2015 — Guanajuato International Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico
17/07/2015 — Anima Mundi, São Paulo, Brazil
24/07/2015 — Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy
04/09/2015 — The Vermont Animated Film Festival, Vermont, USA
28/09/2015 — China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival, Beijing, China
07/10/2015 — This Is England Festival, Rouen, France

Past Screenings

06/2015 — Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK
06/2015 — Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia
05/2015 — Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Lviv, Ukraine
05/2015 — SICAF, Seoul, South Korea
05/2015 — Kloosterkino, The Netherlands
04/2015 — KISFF, Kyiv, Ukraine
04/2015 — IndieLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
04/2015 — Pictoplasma, Berlin, Germany
03/2015 — Fête de l'anim, Lille, France
02/2015 — Vortex Cinema Club @ Doopo Doopo in Forest Hill, London, UK
01/2015 — Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont Ferrand, Lab Competition, France
01/2015 — Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers, France
12/2014 — Animateka, European Student Competition, Slovenia
11/2014 — Anilogue International Animation Festival, Official Competition, Hungary
11/2014 — L'Aternativa 21è Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Spain
10/2014 — Canterbury Anifest, UK
10/2014 — LIAF, British Showcase, UK
06/2014 — Debut Screening, RCA Show 2014, UK

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