"Christopher at Sea" Wins Dual Prizes at Annecy
Each year, the Mifa Pitches portion of the The Annecy International Animation Film Festival showcases the best in original animation projects in their first phase of development in four categories: feature films, short films,TV series and specials and Interactive Creations & Transmedia. Open on an international level, the selection reflects young creation on the world scene.
This year, Psyop director Tom CJ Brown's short film pitch, "Christopher at Sea," has become the first to ever win both the Ciclic Prize and the Arte France Prize in the short film category. With the Ciclic Prize comes 35,000 EUR and a 6-month animation residency in Vendôme, and with the Arte France Prize comes the pre-purchase of the film to be broadcast on Court-Circuit, an Arte programme about short films.
In "Christopher at Sea," Christopher embarks on a transatlantic voyage as a passenger on a cargo ship. His hopes of finding out what lures so many men to sea sets him on a journey into solitude, fantasy, and obsession. The film is expected to be released in 2020.