Programme

JE SORS ACHETER DES CIGARETTES

Osman Cerfon

France , 2018 / 13 min / French OV with EN subt. / animation, drama

Part of the short film programme The County Fair

The absence of a father fills up every corner of a young boy’s room.

Twelve-year-old Jonathan lives in a small flat with his sister, his mother and some men. They all have the same face, the face of the father he never met, and hang out in closets, drawers and the TV set. Even though many people would be scared by these kinds of visions, Jonathan seems to be amused by them, as he is with everything else.

Screenings
+14
Awards
  • Blue Angel for the Best Short Film, Art Film Festival, 2019 (Slovakia)
  • Special Jury Prize, Anima – The Brussels Animation Film Festival, 2019 (Belgium)
  • Special International Jury Mention, Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart, 2019 (Germany)
  • Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Award, Locarno International Film Festival, 2018 (Switzerland)
  • Émile-Reynaud Award as Superstar Animation, Association française du cinéma d’animation, 2018 (France)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Théo Van de Voorde, Manon Bresche, Delphine Rollin, Valentin Gevraise
Screenplay 
Osman Cerfon
Sound 
Albane du Plessix, Catherine Madenise, Pierre Sauze
Set 
Darshan Fernando
Music 
Adelie Prod, Nathanaël Bergese
Production 
Miyu Productions
Distribution 
Miyu Productions
Animation 
Capucine Latrasse, Rémy Schaepman, Quentin Marcault, Valentin Stoll
Biography

Osman Cerfon is a French animation director born in 1981. He began studying graphic design at the École supérieure d’Art de Lorraine in Épinal, before enrolling at the animation film school La Poudrière in Valence, France, where he directed his graduation film Tête-à-tête in 2007. Since then, he worked on different projects either as a screenwriter or as an animation technician. He simultaneously developed Sticky Ends (2010 and 2013), a collection of animated shorts in which bad luck follows everyone crossing its path. The animated short I’m Going Out for Cigarettes (2018) is his fourth animated film. He is currently developing Vaudou Miaou, a 52-episodes original series with Miyu Productions, the same studio that produced I’m Going Out for Cigarettes.

Filmography
  • 2018 – Je sors acheter des cigarettes (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2013 – Chroniques de la poisse (Comme des lapins) (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2010 – Chroniques de la poisse (Pas de peau pour l’ours) (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2007 – Tête-à-tête (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)