Chopper

Category: Short film
Directors: Lars Damoiseaux & Frederik Palmaers
Writers: Michael Palmaers & Lars Damoiseaux
DOP: Daan Nieuwenhuijs
Computer graphics: Frederik Palmaers & Michael Palmaers
Composer: Joris Oonk
Sound design: Lars Damoiseaux     
Editors: Arno Willemstein & Warnier Posta       
Producer: CTM Pictures
Genre: Animation
Duration: 2 minutes

The circle of life: a mantis gets eaten by a frog. The frog is swallowed by a stork, which in turn is eaten by a crocodile just before he gets shot by a hunter…

Awards

2013
Palm Springs International ShortFest & Film Market:
Best Short Animation – runner-up
Audience Award: Best Short Animation – runner-up 
54th Ciné-Rencontres Film Festival:
Audience Award: Best Short Film 

2014
17th short film festival of Fréjus:
Prix spécial de l’animation
Dam Short Film Festival
Audience Award – Best Animation

Festival Selection

2013
Go Short – International Short Film Festival – The Netherlands
Holland Animation Film Festival – The Netherlands
13th Lanzarote International Short Film Festival – Spain
20th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film / Trickfest – Germany
Festival International des Très Courts – France
Palm Springs International ShortFest & Film Market – USA
7th Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo – Greece
Annecy Film Festival – France
54th Ciné-Rencontres Film Festival – France
XX Capalbio Cinema ISFF – Italy
Anima Mundi 2013 – Brazil
29èmes Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou – France
Concorto Film Festival 2013 – Italy
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival – UK
Ottawa International Animation Festival – Canada
Nederlandse Film Festival 2013 – The Netherlands
8th Anim’est International Film Festival – Romania
Animatou 2013 – Switzerland
49th Chicago International Film Festival – USA
La Costa Film Festival – USA
Big Cartoon Festival – Russia
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterhur – Switzerland
36th Starz Denver Film Festival – USA
Brest European Short Film Festival – France 

Lars Damoiseaux

Lars Damoiseaux is a Dutchman who moved to Antwerp. He’s a screenwriter and director of short films, music videos, commercials and video games. He has an original and dry sense of humor, talent for directing actors, a huge amount of technical knowledge and a powerful, dark visual style.

He’s part of the directors collective ‘Baron von Dingdong’ who are specialized in computer animations. Lars is also busy writing his feature film, ‘Paint it Black’, a cynical comedy about the art world.

Frederik Palmaers

Frederik Palmaers (1975) graduated at Sint-Lukas school of arts in Brussels as master in the audio-visual arts. 

After working for 5 years as an employee in the computer graphics sector he became freelancer, working on various commercials and projects. In 2011, he completed together with Michael Palmaers his first animated short ‘Nuru’ which received the first prize for animated short at Palm Springs Shortfest and Rhode Island Film Festival. The film was also selected for more than 30 festivals including Clermont-Ferrand Festival du Court Métrage.