The last month has been an exciting one for The Cat Piano team. After the film made its world premiere at the 2009 Adelaide Film Festival we found out we won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film. This was a great start to the film’s festival life.

Then came the big news. The Cat Piano has been selected in Official Competition at the Annecy International Animation Festival held in the picturesque alpine village Annecy in France. No short film of ours has ever been accepted into the short film competition so we were thrilled to finally b there. Over 1800 animations were entered into the festival and only 40 short films out of that were selected in competition. A group of ten of us; Myself and co-director Ari Gibson, Animators Makoto Koji, Alex Grigg and Benjamin Drake, Art Director, Jason Pamment and editor Jeremy Hill Brooks, will be heading over to the festival in early June to see it screen in the Big Kahuna of Animation Festivals. We congratulate the other Aussies to have something in the festival including Steve Baker with ‘Dog with electric collar’ in the panorama section and Darcy Prendergast with ‘News!’ also in the panorama. The PRA have also been selected in the TV special section with ‘Ghastly Gourmet – Meat, Meat, Meat’ directed by James Calvert and myself (Eddie White).

Here’s a short trailer of the film.

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