pachyderme poster
Direction : Stéphanie ClémentProduction : TNZPV, Folimage.2021
As every summer, Louise is entrusted to her grand-parents for a few days of vacation in the country. The green grass of the garden, the swimming in the lake, the fishing with Grandpa, everything seems as sweet as Grandma’s strawberry pies. Yet this year, the snow will fall in summer and a monster will die.

Marc Rius


CNC, Arte France, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur.




Sample to listen

Pachyderme by Stéphanie Clément
Composition & ArrangementsOlivier MilitonExecutive Music Production

Voice : Laurine Lacomme

Celesta, Keys, programing : Olivier Militon

Music Mix : Jonathan Allen

Video Excerpts

Stéphanie Clément Director’s Interview (in french) on Arte :


/ Awards


Oscars 2024

Best Animated Short

Still Voices Film Festival (IR)

Light in motion Award - Best Animation Short

Foyle Film Festival (IR)

Best Short Film

Manchester Animation Festival (UK)

Senscritique Jury's Prize

Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Best Film

``Voix d'étoiles`` Film Festival


Meknès' International Animation film Festival - FICAM (MAR)

High School Special Mention

Pontarlier's Animation Cinema Festival

``Courts d'ici`` Award

UFCTC Nice European short Film Festival

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/ Selections

Rennes National Animation Film Festival (FR)
20ème Rencontres du Cinéma Européen de Vannes (FR)
Animafest Zagreb (CRO)
Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy (FR)
Anibar Animation Festival (KOS)
Festival Phare Arles (FR)
Animix Animation Festival Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Puerto Rico Film Festival (PTR)
Imaginaria Bari (ITA)
DC Shorts International Film Festival Washington (USA)
Anima Syros (GRE)
Formula Bula Paris (FR)
Viborg Animation Festival (DEN)
Balkanima (SER)
Primanima (HUN)
Sedicicorto Forli International Film Festival (ITA)
Animest Bucarest (ROU)
Un Festival C’est Trop Court Nice (FR)
Ciné Open Festival Pontarlier (FR)
BIAF 2022 – Bucheon International Animation Festival (SKO)
La Cinémathèque Française Paris (FR)
Voix d’Étoiles Leucate (FR)
Big Cartoon Festival Moscou (RUS)
Cinanima 2022 Espinho (POR)
Manchester Animation Festival (UK)
Pittsburgh Shorts & Script Competition (USA)
Foyle Film Festival (IR)
London International Animation Festival (UK)
Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BEL)
Séquence Court Métrage Toulouse (FR)
Carrefour de l’Animation Paris (FR)
Les Capucines du Cinéma Français Paris (FR)
Anima Brussels (BEL)
Animac Lleida (SPA)
FICAM Meknès (MOR)
Festival d’un Jour Valence (FR)
Festival Ciné Court Animé Roanne (FR)
Trois Jours Trop Courts Castres (FR)
Stuttgart International Animation Film (GER)
Tashkent International Animation Forum (OUZ)
Trois Jours Trop Courts Albi (FR)
Framed Festival Groningen (NET)
Jeunesse Tout Courts (FR)
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (MEX)
Festival Interrnation d’Animation Fest Anča (SLK)
Tirana International Film Festival (ALB)
Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival (UKR)
Festival du Premier Court Métrage de Pontault-Combault (FR)
Animario Festival Internacional de Animación Contemporánea de Madrid (SPA)


“Stéphanie Clément uses (…) animation as a means of metaphorical expression to name the unspeakable.”
“painterly style and aided by poetic, deeply specific narration”
Directors Notes
“One of the year’s revelations!”