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Mishima lives in the shadows surrounded by worms in his underground lair.

Early one morning, he discovers a rose in the sun, in which the beautiful Saiko awakens.

Saiko is thirsty. Saiko is hungry. Saiko is cold.

Mishima will do everything he can to satisfy her needs.

But worms are not supposed to live in the sun...

 

Mishimasaiko was born through French independant director Aude and Japanese painter Minchi’s collaboration. The film is filled with both our cultures and our common sensibilities: nature, romance, fate, ...

 

 

Production : Lardux Films

 Release : 2016

 

 

 

 

Supports

 

Fondation Beaumarchais grant for script-writing,

CNC Aide au programme fund,

CNC Aide aux nouvelles technologies fund,

with the support of FRANCE 3 channel,

in co-production with Pictanovo and with the support of Région Nord-Pas de Calais

in co-production with Tu Nous Za Pas Vus and with the support of Région PACA

and the support of Buffet-Crampon for music composition.

 

 

 

Broadcasting


• France 3
• Canal + Spain

 

 

Awards

 

GREECE
• ANIMFEST Animation Film Festival - Athens :
Jury's special mention for the original score



FRANCE
• Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire - Paris :
Best Animation Film


• RICA Wissembourg Festival - Wissembourg :

Classe L Cinéma et Audiovisuel of Lycée Stanislas Wissembourg Award

 

• Sunsète Film Festival - Sète :

Audience Award



RUSSIA

• Multivision Film Festival - Saint-Petersburg

 Best Visual Imagery

 

 

 


Festivals 2016 / 2017

FRANCE
• International Animation Film Festival (French animation program) - Annecy

• Festival du Film Merveilleux et Imaginaire - Paris
• European Short Film Festival - Bordeaux
• ACCILR Young Audience Animation Film Festival - Agde/Monpellier

• Sunsète Film Festival - Sète
• Faites des courts Short Film Festival - Brie-Comte-Robert

• Mon Cinoch* Sous Les Etoiles Festival - Gruissan

• International Short Film Festival Courts Devant - Paris

• RICA International Animation Film Festival - Wissembourg

• Écran Libre Festival - Aigues-Morte

• International Animated Film Festival of Paris - Paris

• Rencontres du Court Festival - Montpellier

• FIFNL International Film Festival of Nancy-Lorraine - Nancy

 

 

ITALY
• Zabut Animated Film Festival - Savoca
• Cartoon Club Festival - Rimini
• Alto Vicentino Festival - Santorso



PORTUGAL

• Espinho International Animated Film Festival - Espinho



GERMANY
• Soundtrack Cologne Festival - Cologne



BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
• NAFF Neum Animated Film Festival - Neum



EGYPT
• Forum for Animation Films - Cairo



POLAND
• Gdansk International Animation Film Festival - Gdansk

 

 

SERBIA
• Animanima International Animation Festival - Cacak



RUSSIA
• Multivision International Festival of Animation Arts - Saint-Petersburg



DENMARK
• Odense International Film Festival OFF - Odense



JAPAN

• Forest Movie Festival – Yamanashi

• Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (YIFFF) - Yubari



KOREA
• Seoul International Youth Film Festival SIYFF - Seoul



TAIWAN

• Kuandu International Animation Festival (KDIAF) - Taipei



BRASIL

• FestiFrance Film Festival - Belo Horizonte



MEXICO

• CutOutFest International Animation and Digital Art Festival - Queretaro



CANADA

• SPARK - Vancouver



USA

• Chicago International Children's Film Festival - Chicago

• American Documentary Film Festival - Palm Springs

 



 



 

 

Aude - Direction

 

Aude studied Direction at Supinfocom in Valenciennes, France. After several professional experiences working on music videos, advertising and architecture, she decides to concentrate on directing independant short films.

 

She then co-founds Je Regarde   collective and focuses on its development, management, communication and administration. This leads her to initiate, produce and co-direct Timber Timbre's music video «Do I Have Power» and «Autumn Leaves», an award-winning short film screened worldwide.

 

At the same time, she starts working on «Mishimasaiko» with Minchi who agreed to follow her in this beautiful adventure...

 

Aude on Vimeo

 

 

 

 

 

Minchi - Art Direction

 

Minchi is a Japanese painter who lives and works in Hyogo Prefecture. The roots of her work plunge deep into Japanese contemporary manga culture for its imagery as well as for its story-line. Minchi's work is exhibited in Japan, Canada, Europe, ... (solo and group exhibitions).

 

She joins Je Regarde   collective in 2012 and develops Mishimasaiko together with Aude.

 

She is represented by Franco-Japanese Gallery Maison d'Art

 

Minchi's website

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