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Charles and François

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A touching story of the friendship between a grandfather and his grandson, this is a film about aging and death. Award-winning animator Co Hoedeman combines 3-D and cut-out animation techniques to create a very dramatic and moving film. The story follows Charles and François through the different stages of their lives. With time, they become closer, common experiences having diminished the difference in age. By the end of the film, time appears to stand still; both are over one hundred years old and they are almost indistinguishable.

1988, 15 min 24 s

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Best Short Film Award - Category: Films over 15 minutes
World Festival of Animated Film
October 7 to 11 1989, Varna - Bulgaria

Special Jury Award
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 10 to 15 1987, Espinho - Portugal

Special Jury Award
Festival de l'audiovisuel québécois ADATE (Association pour le développement de l'audiovisuel et de la technologie en éducation
November 9 to 10 1987, Montréal - Canada

ADATA Award
Festival de l'audiovisuel québécois ADATE (Association pour le développement de l'audiovisuel et de la technologie en éducation
November 9 to 10 1987, Montréal - Canada