A SHADOW OF BLUE

Directed by Carlos Lascano

Carlos has achieved international recognition as a director, illustrator, writer, and animator. In the past few years he has developed a universe of his own, where all his different forms of expression merge together in creating a whole, personal world.
His restless renaissance spirit has always pushed him in the search of the improvement and fusion of every kind of visual art: owner of a very personal style, his mixing of digital tools and real objects brought a new organic aesthetic concept to animation, area in which his artistic activity has been successfully devoted to for the last few years.
His work alternates between commercial and narrative projects. Within his extensive résumé, a Goya Awards nomination, a Preselection to the Academy Awards, and over 30 international prizes are to be found, as well as a participation as a jury -presided by David Lynch- in the Animation Category of Vimeo’s First Festival+Awards, held in New York in 2010.
His ability to tell stories and arouse emotions in the viewer have contributed to the massive spread of his work, earning him international recognition and making him a reference point in modern animation.
The narrative skills shown on his most successful, 9-million-views short film, A Short Love Story in Stop Motion, were possibly the reason why Carlos was chosen by Amnesty International to write, coproduce and direct the official spot for their 50th anniversary, project in which he worked alongside Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, composer of the original soundtracks of films like Inception, The thin red line, Gladiator and Pirates of the Caribbean.

French Festivals :
. 1rst Festival « Ciné Poème » of Bezons (2012)
. Short Film Festival of Vélizy-Villacoublay (2012)
. Festival « Fenêtre sur Courts 2012 » in Avignon (2012)
. 6th Festival « Trois jours trop courts » of Castres (2012)
. 3rd Festival of Marvellous and imaginary Film (2012)
Best Animation Award
. 23rd « Meetings days Youth Cinema of Tarn » (2012)
Best Direction Award
. Festival « Tournez Court » in Saint-Etienne (2012)
. « Icares du Cinéma : 30ème Festival International du Film de Vol Libre » (2012)
. Short Film Festival of Saint Paul Trois Châteaux (2012)
. 4th edition of Short Meetings 2012, Montpellier (2012)
. City Court Festival in Hagondange (2012)
. Documentaries Film Festival« Echos d’ici, Echos d’ailleurs », program « Ouvrez vos mirettes ! » (2012)
. Festival « Ecran Libre » in Aigues-Mortes (2012)
. 9th International Meetings of Animation Cinema of Wissembourg (2012)
. 32nd International Film Festival of Amiens (2012)
. National Festival of Animation Film of Bruz – AFCA (2012)
. Festival « Des Courts en Hiver » of Porto-Vecchio (2013)
. Short French Film Festival in Vaulx en Velin 2013 (2013)
. Festival Entr’2 Marches Cannes (2013)

International Festivals :
. FEC Festival - XIV European Short Film Festival (Espagne, 2012)
. 16th Sofia International Film Festival (Bulgaria, 2012)
. 20th French Film Festival, Richmond, Virginia (USA, 2012)
. 1rst International Motion Festival (IMF) of Cyprus (Cyprus, 2012)
. 2012 Atlanta Film Festival (USA, 2012)
. Be There ! Corfu Animation Festival (Greece, 2012)
. 14th Mecal International Short Film Festival (Spain, 2012)
. 5th Gulf Film Festival (United Arab Emirats, 2012)
. Sarasota Film Festival 2012 (Usa, 2012)
. Kimera International Film Festival (Italy, 2012)
Preselection 1rst Award, Audience Award, Jury Award
. Anifilm – International Festival of Animated Films (Czeh Republic, 2012)
. ZLIN 2012 – 52nd International Film Festival for Children and Youth (Czeh Republic, 2012)
. Festival Internacional de Corto-Metrajes de Torrelavega (Spain, 2012)
. Animayo 2012 (Spain, 2012)
. 14th Short Shorts Film Festival of Tokyo (Japan, 2012)
. Golden Kuker Sofia International Animation Film Festival 2012 (Bulgaria, 2012)
. Tabor Film Festival – Competition Kiki (children) (Croatia, 2012)
Special Mention
. Festival of Nations – Ebensee (Austria, 2012)
Golden Bear Award
. XI Euganea Film Festival (Italy, 2012)
. 8th edition of Lago Film Fest (Italy, 2012)
. Festival Internazionale del cinéma d’Arte – ART LAB competition (Italy, 2012)
. Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (Korea, 2012)
. Curta infantil / Short For Children, 20th International Festival of Animation of Brazil Anima Mundi 2012 (Brazil, 2012)
. BIFF Festival Internacional de Cinema de Brasilia (Brazil, 2012)
. Festival Anonimul International Independent Film Festival (Romania, 2012)
. Molise Cinema Film Festival 2012 (Italy, 2012)
. Imaginaria Awards 2012 (Italy, 2012)
. Malta Short Film Festival 2012 (Malta, 2012)
Best Foreign Animation Award
. 16 th Thai Short Film and Video Festival – Special Program for Kids (Thailand, 2012)
. Cinemadamare (Italy, 2012)
Best Screenplayer
. 7th Short Shorts Film Festival México (Mexico, 2012)
. 30th International Festival of Youth Cinema or Rimousky (Canada, 2012)
Camerio Award – Best Animation Short
. 14th Belo Horizonte International Film Festival (Brazil, 2012)
. 28th Festroia International Film Festival (Portugal, 2012)
. Jahorina Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzgovina, 2012)
Golden Gentian Award
.19th Adana Golden Bill Mediterranean Short Film Competition (Turkey, 2012)
. Animago Award 2012 (Germany, 2012)
. The 4th International Festival of Animated Films « Tofuzi » (Georgia, 2012)
. 17th International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Chemnitz - Schlingel (Allemagne, 2012)
. 10ème International Animated Film Festival TINDIRIDIS 2012 (Lithuania, 2012)
. Nova Cine Festival 2012 (Italy, 2012)
. Banjaluka Festival 2012 (Ex-Yugoslavia, 2012)
Special Mention
. 20th edition of Ozu Film Festival –Focus Kidz Section (Italy, 2012)
. 15th French Film Festival in Czech Republic (Czech Republic, 2012)
. Wildlife Vaasa Festival – International Nature Film Competition (Finland, 2012)
. Magma – International Short Film Festival (Italy, 2012)
. 24th International Short Film Festival of Istanbul (Turkey, 2012)
. X Multivision Festival in Saint-Petersburg (Russia, 2012)
. The 8th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle (Usa, 2013)
. Picture This... International Film Festival (Canada, 2013)
Special Mention
. THERMIK 2013 – Sindelfigen (Germany, 2013)
. Afrikabok Animation Film Festival (Senegal, 2013)
. Grand Bayou Short Film Showcase (Usa, 2013)
Most Artistic Award
. 8th Tehran International Animation Festival (Iran, 2013)
. The Best of the fest – A World of Animation from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2013 (Usa, 2013)
. 7th Reel Shorts Film Festival (Canada, 2013)
. 3rd edition Formentera Film Fest (Italy, 2013)
. Bosifest 2013 (Slovenia, 2013) 

Special Program :
. 9th French Cinema Panorama in China organized by Unifrance (China, 2012)
. The French Cinema Today in Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan, 2012)
. 46th French Cinepanorama in Hong Kong (China, 2012)
. Program French Spring in Ukraine (Ukraine, 2013)
. Special Program « Ouvrez vos mirettes » (France, 2012-2013)

TV Broadcasting & Internet :
. Orange Cinéma Séries (France)
. TV5 Monde (France)
. CVS (VOD, France)
. Skyline (Norvège)

Theatre screenings :
. The RADi (France)
. Manivel Cinema in Redon (2012)
. Cinémas du Palais – Créteil (2012)
. Cineco – Saint-Martin de Lansuscle (2012)
. Theater « L’Entracte » – Mugron (2012)
. Shorts Program « D’un regard l’autre » in Nîmes (2012) 
. Theater Rural – Crépy en Valois (2012) 

Synopsis : A touching story in which fantasy and reality merge to  make dreams come true. How determing can reality be, and how can fantasy unleash an unexpected freedom? Can a fragile world of lights and shadows show us more than a silhouette drawn against the sunlight?

Animation 3D/2D - 12'07'' - HD - Color - 1.85 - Dolby SR - France/ Spain

Direction & Screenplay : Carlos Lascano
Production : Carlos Lascano, Jonathan Hazan, Alexandre Charlet
Cinematographer : Carlos Lascano
Sound : Mark Vogelsang, François Loubeyre
Editing : Carlos Lascano
Composer : Alex Conrado
Production Companies : Les Films du Cygne, Dreamlife Studio

With the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'Image Animée, Minsiterio de Cultura del Gobierno de Espana - ICAA, Orange Cinéma Séries, the Procirep, the Angoa-Agicoa, and Ealling Motion Art.