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WATCH: Trailer for Opening Night of Animation First in NYC

Clip puts spotlight on screening of family 3D title ‘Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants’ and a program of erotic animated short films.

NEW YORK -- Animation First -- an event that bills itself as the first-ever French animation festival in the United States -- has released a trailer for its Opening Night programming, which includes the 3D family film Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants followed by a program of Erotic Animated Shorts.

The festival runs Feb. 204 at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York  City.

With 12 US and New York premieres, Animation First presents ambitious, innovative and award-winning animated feature and short films, virtual reality, video games and more, coming out of France’s most exciting studios and art schools. Animation First features special screenings and events for all ages, putting audiences in the front seat of 3D animation, works in progress, interactive workshops on drawing and sound effects, gaming demonstrations, and panel discussions with leading artists and studio executives. 

The Erotic Animated Shorts are:

  • Tempête dans une chambre à coucher (Storm in a Bedroom), Laurence Arcadias, Juliette Marchand, 2011. 11 min. No dialogue.
  • Braise (Ember), Hugo Frassetto, 2012. 7 min. In French with English Subtitles.
  • Tram (Tram), Michaela Pavlátová, 2012. 7 min. No dialogue.
  • Des câlins dans les cuisines (Cuddles in the kitchens), Sébastien Laudenbach, 2004. 8 min. No dialogue.
  • Daphné ou la belle plante (Daphné or the good-looking girl), Sylvain Derosne, Sébastien Laudenbach, 2015. 15 min. In French with English Subtitles.
  • Fol’Amor (Fol’Amor), Augustin Clermont, Gilles Cortella, 2013. 2 min. No dialogue
  • Qui j’ose aimer (Who to Love), Laurence Deydier Hugo Frassetto, 2015. 7 min. No dialogue.
  • Chaud Lapin (Horny Evil), Flora Andrivon, Soline Bejuy, Maël Berreur, 2014. 5 min. No dialogue.
  • Shéhérazade (Sheherazade), Florence Miailhe, 1993. 16 min. In French with English Subtitles.

Source: Animation First, FIAF

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