Madame Tutli-Putli

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Sunday, June 15, 21:00 and Monday, June 16, 19:00 (BITTER)


Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 17’21“
Category: Animation

Director: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Screenplay: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Special Visual Effects: Jason Walker
Choregraphy and Costume Design: Laurie Maher
Music: Jean-Frederic Messier, David Bryant
Producer: Marcy Page

Synopsis: Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. A drift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense.

Festivals & Awards: Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Australia 2008 (Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation), Cartoon and Animated Film Festival Brussels Belguim 2008 (Jury Special Mention, Best Short Animation), Independent Film and Video Festival Victoria Canada 2008 (Cineplex Entertainment Award for Best Short Animation), Calgary International Film Festival Canada 2007 (Movieola Best Short Award), Atlantic Film Festival Halifax Canada 2007 (Best Canadian Short), The Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal Canada 2007 (NFB Prize for Best Short Film), International Animation Festival Ottawa Canada 2007 (Best Narrative Short Animation under 35 minutes), Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto Canada 2007 (C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures Award for Best Animated Short), „Animated Dreams“ Black Nights Film Festival Tallinn Estonia 2007 (Jury Prize for Best Design), International Film Festival Cannes France 2007 (Petit Rail d’Or for Best Short Film, Canal+ Award for Best Short Film), International Shortfilm Festival Interfilm Berlin Germany 2007 (Special Mention), International Festival of Animated Films „I Castelli Animati“ Italy 2007 (Special Jury Prize), „CINANIMA“ International Film Festival for Animated Film Espinho Portugal 2007 (Grand Prize, Prize RTP2 – Onda Curta, Alves Costa Prize), „Animateka“ International Animation Film Festival Cordoba Spain 2007 (Best Short Film), New York City Short Film Festival USA 2007 (Best Animation), International Festival of Short Films Palm Springs USA 2007 (Best Animation Award), Genie Awards Toronto Canada 2008 (Best Animated Short), Festival du film de l’Outaouais Ottawa Canada 2008, Festival de Cinema des Trois Ameriques Quebec Canada 2008, Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families Vancouver Canada 2008, International Film Festival Hong Kong China 2008, International Short Film Festival Tampere Finland 2008, International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2008, Cinerail Paris France 2008, International Festival for Animation and Short Films Dresden Germany 2008, International Animation Film Festival Stuttgart Germany 2008, Festival du court metrage/Minimalen Trondheim Norway 2008, Next International Short and Medium Length Film Festival Bukarest Romania 2008, South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) Austin USA 2008, International Film Festival Cleveland USA 2008, International Film Festival Miami USA 2008, Sundance Film Festival Park City USA 2008, Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival San Francisco USA 2008, Edmonton International Film Festival Event Canada 2007, International Francophone Film Festival in Acadie Canada 2007, Rendez-vous du cinema quebecois Montreal Canada 2007, Festival du cinema international en Abitibi-Temiscamingue Rouyn-Noranda Canada 2007, Cinefest Sudbury Canada 2007, International Film Festival Toronto Canada 2007, International Film Festival Vancouver Canada 2007, International Film Festival Leeds UK 2007, London Film Festival UK 2007, International Animated Film Festival Annecy France 2007, International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film Leipzig Germany 2007, International Film Festival Athenes Greece 2007, Corona Cork Film Festival Cork Ireland 2007, Animation Nation Singapore 2007, International Film Festival Valladolid Spain 2007, International Short Film Festival Uppsala Sweden 2007, Taiwan International Animation Festival Taipei Taiwan 2007, International Short Film Festival Los Angeles USA 2007, San Francisco International Animation Festival San Francisco USA 2007, Film Festival Telluride USA 2007