Saturday, May 26, 2007

"Madame Tutli-Putli" Wins Over Cannes

The Canadian animated short "Madame Tutli-Putli" has won two awards at the Cannes film festival.

The National Film Board of Canada production, from Montreal filmmakers Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, won the Canal Plus Award for best short film and the Petit Rail d'Or for best short film.

"Madame Tutli-Putli" is a stop-motion animated film that follows a woman's existential journey aboard a night train. It features puppet animation.

It's the first film from Lavis and Szczerbowski who will receive $6,000 in equipment from Panavision Alga Techno to shoot their next film.

"Madame Tulti-Putli" will have its North American premiere at the Worldwide Shorts Festival in Toronto, June 12 to 17.