Even Pigeons Go To Heaven (Meme Les Pigeons Vont Au Paradis)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 12, 19:00 and Saturday, June 14, 21:00 (SWEET)


Country of Origin: France
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 8’30“
Category: Animation

Director: Samuel Tourneux
Screenplay: Karine Binaux, Olivier Gilbert, Samuel Tourneux
Animation: Alexis Bonnet , Lucie Hlawka , Catherine Lee, Frederic Mace, Emmanuel Margoux, Mathias Ninot, Yoane Pavade, Michel Samreth, Lise Vautrin
Editor: Aurelie Speranza
Music: Regis Santaniello
Producer: Simon Vanesse

Synopsis: A priest and a mysterious motorcyclist engage in a fierce chase to save the endangered soul of Monsieur Moulin. The priest’s heroic behavior turns out to be not so selfless. Using a long list of unforgivable sins, the priest convinces Monsieur Moulin to reserve his spot in heaven to ensure his post-mortem comfort. The ticket: investing in a strange machine…

Festivals & Awards: Acadamy Award in Los Angeles 2008 (Oscar Nominee), Short Film Festival of Velizy France 2008 (First Jury Award), International Animated Film Festival Annecy France 2007 (Junior Prize for Best Short Film), Siena International Short Film Festival Italy 2007 (Audience Award), Courtmetrange – Rennes France 2007 (Prize for Animation, Grand Prix, Prix Ecole et Cinema), San Sebastian Horror Film Festival Spain 2007 (Audience Award), Festival du film de Saint Paul Trois Chateaux France 2007 (Special Prize for Animation), Ars Electronica Festival Linz Germany 2007 (Honorary Mention), Short Cuts Cologne Germany 2007 (2nd Jury Award), The International Festival of Short Films of Evreux Franve 2007 (Special Prize), Vail Film Festival USA 2008, Cleveland Film Festival USA 2008, Paris tout court France 2008, Granada Festival Spain 2008, „AnimaBasauri“ International Aniamated Film Festival Spain 2008, International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart Germany 2008, International Film Festival Bratislava Slovakia 2008, lutin du court metrage France 2008, International Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2007, Anima Film Festival Bruxelles Belgium 2007, Festival international du court metrage de Lille France 2007, Imagina Monaco France 2007, Festival europeen de court metrage de Bordeaux France 2007, Cote court Pantin France 2007, Festival du film francais Richmond USA 2007, Festival „City of Lights, City of Angels“ Los Angeles USA 2007, 16eme festival sequence court metrage Toulouse France 2007, Short Film Festival Altkirtch France 2007, Bruxelles „Oh ce court“ Belgium 2007, Prix Gras Savoye France 2007, Festival de Six Fours France 2007, „Arcipelago“ International Festival of Short Film and New Images Italy 2007, court18 Festival de Court-metrages France 2007, Anima Mundi International Animation Festival of Brasil 2007, Fantasia International Film Festival Canada 2007, Prades Film Festival France 2007, BAM New York USA 2007, Lama Film Festival France 2007, Edinburgh International Film Festival UK 2007, Ismaila International Film Festival Egypt 2007, „Silhouette“ Paris France 2007, „Cartoon d’or“ Bruxelle Belgium 2007, Jaja Festival Spain 2007, International Drama Film Festival Greece 2007, Krok International Animated Film Festival Ukraine 2007, „Festival Courts-Bouillon“ Rousset France 2007, festival d’humour de Meudon France 2007, „Animatu“ International Digital Animation Festival Portugal 2007, Festival de Wissembourg France 2007, Festival of European Films on Wheels Ankara Turkey 2007, Braunschweig Film Festival Germany 2007

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