Edmond was a donkey

Edmond is not like everybody else. A small, quiet man, Edmond has a wife who loves him and a job that he does extraordinarily well. He is, however, very aware that he is different. When his co-workers tease him by crowning him with a pair of donkey ears, he suddenly discovers his true nature. And though he comes to enjoy his new identity, an ever-widening chasm opens up between himself and others.

Release year : 2012

Duration : 15mn

Director : Franck Dion

Awards

  • Jury's Special Price in Annecy 2012
  • Bravo!FACT Award for Best Canadian Short in Toronto 2012
  • Best Short Award - International Competition in Tokyo Short Short 2012
  • 2nd Short Film for Children aged 18+ / ANEC Award in Giffoni
  • Best short film animation in Alpinale Nenzing 2012
  • Special mention of the Jury in Animasyros 2012
  • Gold Plaque for Animated Short in Chicago 2012
  • Metrange Beaumarchais in the Rennes Courtmétrange Festival 2012
  • Special mention in the Vilnius Tindirindis 2012
  • Special mention in Espinho Cinanima 2012
  • Silver Mikeldi for animation in Bilbao Zinebi 2012
  • Best international short film award in Moncton FICFA 2012
  • Liberty Award given by the Youth Jury in Villeurbanne 2012
  • Best International Animation in Sydney Flickerfest 2013
  • NTR Go Short Award for the Best Short Animation Film in  Nijmegen Go SHort 2013
  • National Grand Prix National and Award for the best scenario in the Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay 2013 festival
  • Bavarian Television Short Film Prize at the Regensburg Short Film Week 2013
  • National Prize in the Ciné Court Animé of Roanne 2013
  • Special Jury Recognition in the Aspen Shortfest 2013
  • Golden Horseman - Audience and Golden Horsemen of the Youth Jury at Dresden Filmfest 2013
  • Jury and Public Awards in the animated films selection in the European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux 2013
  • Best animation short in Trieste Maremetraggio 2013
  • Best music in FICBueu 2013
  • Gémeaux Awards for the best animation show 2013
  • 2nd Prize for Best Short Film in the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2013
  • Special Mention in the Best Animation category at the Clare Valley Film Festival Awards Gala 2013
  • Lutin Award for the Best Animation Short Film 2013!
  • Grand Prix for short film in the International Sound & Film Music Festival of Rovinj 2016

Art direction, sets and cut : Franck Dion

Music : Pierre Caillet, played by the Modigliani Quatuor and Sandrine Gianola

Sound design and mix : Pierre Yves Drapeau, Lise Wedlock, Serge Boivin

Animation : Gilles Cuvelier, Gabriel Jacquel, Samuel Guénolé, Claire Trollé (Studio Train-Train)

3D Modeling : Vincent Duponchel, Franck Dion

Rigging and 3D rendering : Jean-François Sarazin (Vanilla Seed)

Voices : Bérangère Bonvoisin, Benoît Brione, Patrick Bouchitey, Gaëtan Gallier (french voices); Kathleen Fee, Richard Dumont, Kent McQuaid, Daniel Brochu (english voices)

Intern : Marine Blain

Executive producer : Franck Dion

Producers : Richard Van Den Boom, Julie Roy

Supported by : the CNC, Arte, Paris City Council, the Procirep/Angoa-Agicoa and the NFB

Franck Dion

Franck Dion has made good use of his talent in multiple areas along the years. He first took lessons to become an actor in the American Center, then in the “Théâtre de l’Archet”. At the same time, he became passionate about cinema and learned by himself to sculpt, to draw and to paint. He worked with editors and magazines, designed theatre sceneries and animations for documentary films.

He has in particular directed the animation short films Phantom Inventory and with Papy3D Mister COK, Edmond was a donkey, The Head Vanishes et Per Aspera Ad Astra.

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Festivals and screenings

  • Vimeo Staff Pick
  • Nominated for the French Cesars 2013
  • Nominated for the Lutins du Court-Métrage 2013 - Animation category
  • Nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards 2013 - Best Animation Short Film category
  • Nominated for the Gold Cartoons 2012
  • Rovinj International Sound & Film Music Festival 2016 - Competition
  • Berlin Interfilm 2014 - Competition
  • Imaginaria International Animation Film Festival 2014 - Competition
  • Varaždin International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival 2014 - Showcase
  • MyFrenchFilmFestival 2013 - Competition
  • Aspen Shortfest 2013 - Competition
  • Badalona Filmets 2013 - Competition
  • Barcelone Mecal 2013 - Competition
  • Bueu Ficbueu 2013 - Competition
  • Bordeaux European Short Film Festival 2013 - Compétition
  • Brussels Anima 2013 - Competition
  • Brussels Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Byron Bay International Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Castres Trois Jours Trop Courts 2013 - Competition
  • Chicoutimi Regard sur le court-métrage au Saguenay 2013 - Competition
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Corfu Be There Animation Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Cortoons 2013 - Competition
  • Cyprus International Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Dresden Filmfest 2013 - Competition
  • Eberswalde Filmfest 2013 - Competition
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Helsinki International Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Istanbul Akbank Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Krakow Etudia & Anima 2013 - Competition
  • Krakow Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Krok International Animated Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Leiden International Short Film Experience - Competition
  • Lille Festival du film européen 2013 - Competition
  • Limassol International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2013 - Competition
  • Meknès FICAM 2013 - Competition
  • Miami International Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Milwaukee Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Neum NAFF 2013 - Competition
  • Nijmegen Go Short 2013 - Competition
  • Nikozi International Animation Festival 2013 - Showcase
  • Portland International Film Festival 2013 - Showcase
  • Regensburg Short Film Week 2013 - Competition
  • Roanne Ciné-court animé 2013 - Competition
  • Rouen Courtivore 2013 - Competition
  • Saint Paul Trois Châteaux Festival du film 2013 - Competition
  • Segovia 3DWire 2013 - Competition
  • Stuttgart Trickfilm 2013 - Competition
  • Sydney Flickerfest 2013 - Competition
  • Tabor Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Tampere International Film Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Tehran International Animation Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Trieste Maremetraggio Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Utrecht Holland Animation Festival 2013 - Competition
  • Yerevan International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Armenia 2013 - Competition
  • Alcala de Henares Alcine 2012 - Competition
  • Amsterdam Klik! animation festival 2012 - Competition
  • Ankara On Wheels 2012 - Competition
  • Annecy 2012 - Competition
  • Bègles Magical Nights 2012 - Competition
  • Bilbao Zinebi 2012 - Competition
  • Bradford Animation Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Bratislava Biennale of Animation 2012 - The Best of the Best program
  • Braunschweig International Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Brooklyn 2012 - Competition
  • Bruz 2012 - Competition
  • Bucarest Anim'est 2012 - Competition
  • Budapest EUShorts 2012 - Competition
  • Cacak Animanima 2012 - Competition
  • Chicago International Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Denver Starz International Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Espinho Cinanima 2012 - Competition
  • Genève Animatou 2012 - Competition
  • Giffoni 2012 - Competition
  • Groningen Ciné Premières 2012 - Competition
  • Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Leipzig DOK 2012 - Competition
  • Lille International Short Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • London International Animation Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Los Angeles Shorts Fest 2012 - Competition
  • Montpellier Les Rencontres du court 2012 - Showcase
  • Montréal New Cinema Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Nenzing Alpinale 2012 - Competition
  • Nice Un festival c'est trop court 2012 - Competition
  • Palm Springs Short Fest 2012 - Competition
  • Peja Anibar 2012 - Competition
  • Prague French Film Festival 2012 - Showcase
  • Rennes Courtmétrange 2012 - Competition
  • Rio Animamundi 2012 - Competition
  • Saint-Petersbourg Multivision Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Skopje Animax 2012 - Competition
  • Syros Animasyros 2012 - Competition
  • Telluride Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Tokyo Short Short 2012 - Competition
  • Toronto Worldwide Short Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Toulouse Séquence Court Métrage 2012 - Competition
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Valladolid Seminci 2012 - Competition
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Vendôme 2012 - Competition
  • Villa Do Conde Curtas 2012 - Competition
  • Villeurbanne 2012 - Competition
  • Vilnius Film Shorts 2012 - Competition
  • Vilnius Tindirindis 2012 - Competition
  • Warsaw Film Festival 2012 - Competition
  • Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation 2012 - Competition
  • Wissembourg FICA 2012 - Competition
  • Zagreb Animafest 2012 - Competition

Broadcasts and theatrical screenings

  • Arte France (2012, 2015)
  • RTS Switzerland (2012)
  • TV5 Canada (2012)
  • CBC Radio Canada (2013)
  • Canal + Spain (2013)
  • TV5 Monde (2014-2015)
  • ShortsTV USA (2016)
  • Distribution in french movie theatres through the RADI network of the French Short Film Agency (2013-2018)