Empty Places

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Shorts: Animation 1
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 14, 2021 12:00 AM - Thu, May 27, 2021 11:59 PM

Best of Fest Encores
Part 1 of a selection of local and international animated shorts.

Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Shorts
Release Year:2020
Runtime:9 min
Festivals & Awards:Annecy Festival 2020 - Festivals Connexion Award
ToHorror 2020 - Special Jury Mention
Animario 2020 - Jury Mention
2020 Bolton Film festival - Best animation award
Anima 2021 - Grand Prize Anima for best international short film
Language:no dialogue
Director:Geoffroy de Crécy
Producer:Nicolas Schermkin
Screenwriter:Geoffroy de Crécy
Editor:Geoffroy de Crécy
Jane Chagnon


Completed before the global lockdown, Empty Places is an ode to the melancholy of machines.

Director Biography

Geoffroy de CrécyGeoffroy de Crécy began his directing career in the late 2000s with a 3D animation clip for his musician brother Etienne de Crécy, who won a Victoire de la Musique. He then produced short films, TV series and music videos, thus exploring various animation techniques: stop motion, mix-media, 3D animation, live action.

For the past ten years, Geoffroy has also been developing work on the border between illustration and animation, which has led him to create images, still or animated, for the press and advertising. This research about "animated illustration" led him to work on very simple series of loops that had a great success on the internet, especially on his Instagram account.

Screening as a part of Shorts: Animation 1