NFTS graduation animation, Inanimate directed by Lucia Bulgheroni and produced by Lennard Ortmann is one of three films to be awarded prizes in the Cinéfondation Selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. 

Inanimate, which took Third Prize was one of just 17 films chosen from 2,426 submissions from film schools worldwide; NFTS has now had more Cinéfondation selections than any other film school in the world. The jury was presided over by French director, composer and screenwriter Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama), who chose the best films in both the Cinéfondation and Short Film selections. The prizes were awarded in the Buñuel Theatre on May 17.       

Lucia said: "It’s such an honour to receive this award and I feel so proud about my whole team that supported and stayed with me in this long beautiful and intense adventure."                                                                                                 

A stop-frame animation, Inanimate is about a woman who loses her certainty about reality and discovers she is much more than just a puppet: Katrine has a normal life, a normal job, a normal boyfriend and a normal apartment in a normal city. Or at least that’s what she thinks, until one day everything starts falling apart literally!

The Team:

Lucia Bulgheroni - Director/Animator; Lennard Ortmann – Producer; Drew Eu – Screenwriter; Ronnie Mcquillan – Cinematographer; Kristina Kovacs - Production Designer; Alex Mcardle - Production Manager; Raphael Pereira – Editor; Louise Burton – Sound Designer & Dubbing Mixer; Jose Pavli – Composer; Niall Harty - Cg Lead; Amy Gibson - Lead Compositor; Hugh Howlett - Colourist & Online Editor; zsófi szemerédy, PR and Marketing