Annecy 2018 Cristal-winner and Gobelins graduate creates signature materials for upcoming 2019 edition of Bucheon International Animation Festival.
The 21st Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF 2019), being held October, 18-22, 2019, has announced the official poster created by Denis Do, the director of BIAF 2018 Jury Prize-winning feature Funan.
A graduate of acclaimed French animation school Gobelins, Do has earned several prestigious awards Annecy 2018 Cristal, and the Grand Prize and Audience Award from Animation Is Film Festival in L.A.
I wanted to link the female martial artist to the nature through the iconic sculpture. Because martial arts are so deeply anchored in our asian cultures, it is a way to remind our cultural and spiritual legacy, our peaceful mind. Also, the female protagonist is designed with muscles and strong shapes...We don't often show such character. Not sensual, not sexy, only a strong body and a strong mind. I wanted to take the opportunity and I thought it would be relevant for an asian animation film festival to highlight colors and culture of an asian country (not very known one). Also, to make a short film with ambitions, not something to simple.
Do will also participate in the BIAF2019 as part of the feature film competition jury.
An Academy Award-qualifying festival, BIAF2019 is scheduled to run October 18-22 in Bucheon, South Korea.
The festival is also open for film submissions. BIAF accepts animated films in the following categories: Competition Feature, Short, Graduation and TV & Commissioned. Over KRW 46,000,000 (Approx. USD 42,000) in cash prizes will be awarded in six categories: Feature, Short, Graduation, TV & Commissioned, Korean Short and Online. You can find more information here.
Source: BIAF 2019