THE CHRISTMAS LOG

by Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

Belgium, 2013, 26 min., animation

The year’'s end celebrations are coming. Christmas : the tree, the dinner, the presents. Indian and Cowboy are expecting their presents eagerly. Overexcited by the organisation of the celebration, they fight and destroy the Yule log on which Horse was putting the last touch. Horse is livid and cancels the gifts from Santa Claus. How will they win back the favours of Horse and The Old Bearded Man? How will they retrieve their gifts ? For Indian and Cowboy begins a long, very long Christmas Eve.

Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar are both cult favorites and leading names in European animation. The pair met as art students, graduating in 1991 from the visual arts academy in Brussels. Their multiple award-winning 20-episode TV series A TOWN CALLED PANIC, in which simple plastic toys get into monumental trouble, has been shown all over the world.
 

 

Two years of work went into the feature film of the same name, which world premiered in the Official Selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Brimming with wry internal logic and a virulent strain of Belgian surrealism, everything they animate overflows with imagination and energy.

FILMOGRAPHY

2009 A TOWN CALLED PANIC, Animation, 75 min.
2001 A TOWN CALLED PANIC - TV SERIES, Animation, (20x) 5 min.
2000 LA RUPTURE, Animation, 2 min. 20
1999 PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW "4 MOINS 1", Animation, 12 min.
1999 UFO BOVEN GEEL, Documentary/Animation, 12 min.
1998 LES BALTUS AU CIRQUE, Animation, 6 min. 40
1997 PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW "LE DEUXIEME", Animation, 11 min. 30
1995 PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW "THE FIRST", Animation, 7 min. 30
1993 LE VOLEUR DE CIRQUE, Animation, 13 min.
1991 A TOWN CALLED PANIC, Animation, 4 min.
1991 SAINT-NICOLAS CHEZ LES BALTUS, Animation, 5 min.
1988 PIC PIC ANDRE SHOOW, Animation, 13 min.

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Festivals

New York Children's Film Festival 2013 - Grand Prix

Vila do Conde 2014 - Best European Short Film

 

Year: 
2013
Duration: 
26 min.

Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar are both cult favorites and leading names in European animation. The pair met as art students, graduating in 1991 from the visual arts academy in Brussels. Their multiple award-winning 20-episode TV series A TOWN CALLED PANIC, in which simple plastic toys get into monumental trouble, has been shown all over the world.
 

Poster: 
Country: 
Belgium Belgium
Synopsis: 

The year’'s end celebrations are coming. Christmas : the tree, the dinner, the presents. Indian and Cowboy are expecting their presents eagerly. Overexcited by the organisation of the celebration, they fight and destroy the Yule log on which Horse was putting the last touch. Horse is livid and cancels the gifts from Santa Claus. How will they win back the favours of Horse and The Old Bearded Man? How will they retrieve their gifts ? For Indian and Cowboy begins a long, very long Christmas Eve.

Festivals: 

New York Children's Film Festival 2013 - Grand PrixVila do Conde 2014 - Best European Short Film 

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