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  MOVIE POSTER OH WILLY, Stop-Motion Animation - 16min - Netherlands
Directed by Emma de Swaef and Marc James Roels

The titular Willy visits his mother on her deathbed. Presumably having left some time ago after rejecting the nudist lifestyle, his entire world unravels following her death.

Writers: Emma De Swaef, Marc Roels

Producers Steven De Beul , Ben Tesseur

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Coproducers: Jean-Francois Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois, Arnoud Rijken, Michiel Snijders, Christophe Mazodier

Editors: Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef, Dieter Diependaele

Animation: Andreas De Ridder, Alice Tambellini, Steven De Beul, Emma DeSwaef

About the Directors

Marc James Roels studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. He has directed three live-action short films, which have each garnered several international awards and nominations at film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Oh Willy... is his first animated short. Emma de Swaef studied documentary filmmaking at the Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design in Brussels. Her graduate film, Soft Plants, was her first animated short, introducing the character of chubby office worker Willy. She is currently developing a new animated short with Marc James Roels, following their first collaboration, Oh Willy...

International premiere Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, Jan 2012. Nominated for Cezar best Animation.

Winner Grand Prix HAFF 2012
Jury Prize Brussels Short Film Festival 2012
Best animated Short Film Anifilm Trebon 2012
Grand Prix Animafest Zagreb 2012
Audience Award Animafest Zagreb 2012
Special Mention Fest Anca Slovakia 2012
Best animated short Open Cinema St Petersburg 2012
Best Animation Lucania Film Festival Italy 2012
Special Jury Mention Odense Film Festival Denmark 2012
Special Jury Mention Anibar Kosovo 2012
Grand Prix Fantoche 2012
Grand Prix Silhouette Festival Paris 2012
Grand Prix 'Golden Pegbar' Animanima Serbia 2012
Cartoon d'Or 2012 Winner
Best animation Sapporo Japan 2012
Best Animation Foyle Film Festival
Best Art direction & best Photography Brazil Stop Motion Festival
Grand Prix Sommets D'animation Quebec
Audience Award Sommets d'animation Quebec
Best Animation Tirana Film festival
Grand Prix ZubrOFFka Poland
Best International ZubrOFFka Poland
Prix Emile Reynaud Bruz Festival France
New Face Award Japan Media Arts Festival
Special Jury Mention Glasgow Film Festival UK
Prix SACD Anima Brussels 2013
Prix Cinergie Anima Brussels 2013
Grand Prix Animfest Athens 2013

Best Animation Atlanta Film festival 2013
Best Animation SXSW 2013
Audience Award Flatpack Festival Birmingham 2013
Golden Plaque Belgrade Documentary And Short Film festival
Best animation Skepto Italy
Best Animation Nashville Film Festival US
Grand Prix ITFS Stuttgart
Grand Prix Anifilm Prague
best short 10-50 minutes Golden Kuker Bulgaria
Best Short Chilemonos Chile
best short Curitiba Olhar de Cinema
best animation LA Film Festival
best short film Cinema Jove Valencia
best of the fest MIAF Melbourne
Prix Ars Electronica- Award of Distinction
Best Animation Real To Reel Fest NC

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