A production by Rencontres Audiovisuelles and Franck Dion, in coproduction with Pictanovo – Fonds Emergence, with the support of the Conseil régional Haut-de-France.
FROM MAPPING TO SHORT FILM
For this mapping piece, the director finds inspiration in the history of the city of Péronne, which he sees as a Phoenix metaphor, as the city has always risen from its ashes and reinvented itself after successive bombings. This gave life to the Astoria character and the opportunity to develop the themes of motherhood, reinvention and transmission.
Therefore, it was natural that he turned to Rencontres Audiovisuelles for the production of this adaptation. Even if the association is specialised in broadcasting and is not usually involved in the production of short films, they exceptionally agreed to take on this adventure!
Franck Dion / France / 2023 / Animation / 9 min
She turns to her successor, who will take over the care of this shattered world; she exposes her turmoil and responsibility, her destructive love, and the reality of the world she is leaving to her.
THE DIRECTOR: FRANCK DION
Director and illustrator, Franck Dion works as an author of animated films. Since 2003, he has been directing animated shorts, including the highly acclaimed Monsieur COK, Edmond était un âne and Une tête disparaît, which won the Cristal for best short film at the Annecy International Animation Festival in 2016. In 2018, he was awarded by the prestigious SACD Animation Prize.
The premiere of Astoria will take place during the Annecy Festival in June 2023! We wish the film a successful festival career!
After a first video mapping in 2020 on the Lille Flandres Train Station for the Video Mapping Festival, Franck Dion has since produced several video mapping with Rencontres Audiovisuelles, notably for the Lyon Festival of Lights in 2022.
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The premiere of Astoria will take place during the Annecy Festival in June 2023!
We wish the film a successful festival career!