Negative Space

Published on January 20, 2024

Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Based on a 150-word poem by Ron Koertge, “Negative Space” is a short animated film that depicts a father-and-son relationship through the art of packing a suitcase.

For distribution, festivals and screening requests: Miyu Distribution [email protected]

Making of video:

-Avec la participation du Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée – Contribution Financière
-Avec la participation d’Arte France – Unité de Programmes Cinéma
-Avec le soutien de Ciclic-Région Centre Val de Loire, en partenariat avec le CNC
-Avec le soutien de la SACEM en association avec Ciclic
-Avec le soutien de la Mairie de Paris en partenariat avec le CNC
-Avec le soutien du CNC (Nouvelles Technologies en Production)
-Avec le soutien de la Procirep et de l’Angoa
-Funding has been made possible by Puffin Foundation Ltd.
-Marcella Brenner Grants for Faculty Research Development from Maryland Institute College of Art
-La maison des scénaristes

Full Credits and Presskit:

To date, “Negative Space” has won 127 prizes (including 63 Grand Prix/Best Animated Short awards) and played in over 314 festivals.

Nomination for Best Animated Short Film: 90th Academy Awards, US (‘18)
Pre selection: Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma – César, France(‘18)
Nomination for Best Animated Short Subject: Annie Awards, US (‘18)
Prix Fipresci : Annecy Animation Festival, France (’17)
André-Martin Special Distinction for a French Short Film: Annecy Animation Festival, France (’17)
Grand Prix: International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao ZINEBI, Spain (’17)
Grand Prix: Anima Mundi, Brazil (’17)
Prix Emile-Reynaud : Association française du cinéma d’animation (‘17)
Grand Prix: Krok Animation Festival, Ukraine (’17)
Grand Prix: Taichung Int Animation Festival, Taiwan (’17)
Grand Prix: Monstra, Portugal (‘18)
Grand Prix: Indie Júnior Allianz Festival, Portugal (‘18)
Grand Prix: Tokyo Anime Award Festival, Japan (‘18)
Grand Prix: Cyprus Animation Festival, Cyprus (‘18)
Grand Prix (Short): Chilemonos, Chile (‘18)
Grand Prix: AnimaSyros, Greece (‘18)
Best international short film: 3D Wire, Spain (’17)
Best International Short Film: Kuandu International Animation Festival, Taiwan (’17)
Best Animated Short: KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, the Netherlands (’17)
Best Animation: Tampere Film Festival, Finland (‘18)
Best Animation: New Hampshire Film Festival, US (’17)
Best Animation: Sapporo Int Short Film Festival, Japan (‘18)
Audience Award: Fantoche, Switzerland (’17)
Audience Award: Turku Animated Film Festival, Finland (’17)
Audience Award: New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan (’17)
Audience Award: Austin Film Festival, USA (‘17)
Audience Award: Monstra, Portugal (‘18)
Audience Award: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Germany (‘18)
Audience Award: Tabor Film Festival, Croatia (‘18)
Audience Award: New Orleans Film Festival, US (‘18)

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