Short film by Isabel Bouttens
Music by Annelies Van Parys

Somewhere in an autumn park, a boy throws a paper plane up into the air. The wind swiftly carries it along. Meanwhile the boy counts how long it can stay up in the air. But the wind drops and the plane lands in the hair of a knitting old lady. The boy takes his plane back on the sly, but the old lady is keeping an eye on him.
Through the four seasons we follow the plane and the cat-and-mouse game between the boy and the old lady.

Vol Au Vent originated during a Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) animation workshop in 2006. Isabel, together with coach Geert De Kockere, developed the first versions of the storyboard. Lunanime’s Annemie Degryse soon became involved to produce the project.
For Vol Au Vent Isabel wanted to make the switch from traditional to digital animation. After many graphic and technical studies, the film was ready to start production and Lunanime was granted support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.
Composer Annelies Van Parys was involved in the project from the very beginning (just as she had been with Isabel’s previous films). The music plays an important role in this film. Unlike with the previous films, for Vol Au Vent an additional sound design was created that complements the poetic atmosphere and the simple style.

 

Vol au Vent op DVD

‘Vol au Vent’ verscheen op een mooie compilatie-dvd van het kortfilmfestival van Leuven.

http://www.daltonshop.be/framed-de-beste-vlaamse-korte-animatiefilms.html

Binnen de wereld van de kortfilm is animatie bij uitstek het genre waar er volop geëxperimenteerd wordt met stijlen en technieken. Deze Selected Shorts compilatie bundelt de 16 meest spraakmakende korte Vlaamse animatiefilms die de voorbije 5 jaar te zien waren op het Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven. De compilatie getuigt van de variatie en speelsheid van het genre en bovenal van het geweldige talent en virtuositeit van de Vlaamse animatiefilmmakers.

Daarnaast is de dvd van Vol au Vent nog steeds in een boekje verkrijgbaar.

Available online:

http://www.lumiereshop.be/lumiere-vol-au-vent-boekdvd.html

Available in book and museum shops:

Paard van Troje, Gent BE
Het Voorwoord, Heist-op-den-berg BE
Het Oneindige Verhaal, Sint-Niklaas BE
Boekhandel Nijman – Roden NL
Boekhandel Van Der Velde – Leeuwarden NL
Boekhandel Van Pampus – Amsterdam NL
Eye Musem – Amsterdam NL

 

Vol au Vent screenings

ANIMA Festival – Brussels (Belgium)
National Competition – February 2014 – www.animafestival.be
ANIMA Festival – Brussels (Belgium)
National Competition – February 2014 – animafestival.be
ANIMA MUNDI (Brazil)
Shorts For Children – Rio De Janeiro (25 July – 3 August 2014) en Sao Paulo (6 – 10 August 2014) –animamundi.com.br
Animage Brazil – Pernambuco (Brazil)
Buiten competitie – 16 September – 28 September 2014
International Short Film Festival PSAROKOKALO – Athens (Greece)
Official Competition – July 2014 – psarokokalo.gr
FEMINA – International Women’s Film Festival – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Children’s Program – July 2014 – feminafest.com.br
FANTOCHE – Baden (Switzerland)
International Competition – September 2-7 2014 – fantoche.ch
Filmfestival Oostende, 12 – 20 September 2014, Ostend (Belgium)
OTTAWA 2014 International Animation Festival – Ottawa (Canada)
Short Animation for Kids Competition – September 17-21 2014 – animationfestival.ca
REANIMANIA – Yerevan (Armenia)
Short Film Competition – 25-31 October 2014
DOK Leipzig – Leipzig (Germany)
International Animation Program – 27 October – 2 November 2014
BIG CARTOON Festival – Moscow (Russia)
Special Children’s Program – 30 October – 10 November 2014
Bradford Animation Festival – Bradford (UK)
Films For Children Competition – 17-22 November 2014
CINANIMA International Animated Film Festival – Espinho (Portugal)
International School’s Programme – non-competition – 10-16 November 2014
International Short Film Festival Leuven (Belgium)
26 November – 6 December 2014 – kortfilmfestival.be
Istanbul Animation Festival (Turkey)
Official selection out of competition – iafistanbul.com
NYC’s Animation Block Party film festival – New York (USA)
Kids Screenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for 2015
MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival (Portugal)
Kids Screenings MONSTRINHA – 12-22 March 2015 – monstrafestival.com
Perth International Arts Festival (Australia)
Screenkids 28 February – 2 March 2015
Tehran International Animation Festival (Iran)
8-12 March 2015
MIAF – Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia)
Kids + Family program – 2015
Cairo International Cinema and Arts Festival for Children (Egypt)
20-27 March 2015
MECAL International Short Film and Animation Festival – Barcelona (Spain)
Special screening for Children – 11-19 April 2015
12th International Children’s Film Festival (Turkey) 2015
Vol au Vent tentoonstellingen / exhibitions

CC Stroming Berlare . 15/12/2013 – 02/02/2014
http://www.berlare.be/201312_CC-Stroming.html
LovArte 2014 . 31/05, 01/06, 07/06, 08/06
www.lovarte.be
Groepstentoonstelling “Ontsnappingskunstenaars” Kultuurschuur Wetteren
08/05 – 16/05 2015 – http://kultuurschuurvzw.blogspot.be/