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JODA ( Apart ) premiering at TIFF

JODA ( Apart ) will have his world premiere at TIFF.  Produced by Marcel Jean and Galilé Marion-Gauvin at L’Unité Centrale as part of “Jafar Panahi project 2012″

At the Fantasia film fest

An indy-band called Fantasia…

Nightingales in December this fall will sing in:

OPEN CINEMA-2012 July, 27 – August, 3, 2012. St. Petersburg, Russia,
Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême 24 au 28 August 2011
Hiroshima Animation Festival August 23th-August 27th
Off-courts Trouville, France 31August – 8 septembre 2012
Varna International Animation Festival 10-15 september
Ottawa Animation Festival 19-23 September
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol UK 18 – 23 September 2012
Mecal, International Short film Festival of Barcelona ( Montreal, invited city)
Balkanima, 2-6. oktobre 2012
London International Animation Festival, September
Festival International du Court Métrage de Lille 16 au 21 octobre

OPEN CINEMA-2012 teaser. July, 27 – August, 3, 2012. St. Petersburg, Russia from karamnovka on Vimeo.

Norstein and Lipsett diaries

Yurii Norstein favorites films? Found in an interview for BREF magazine, France: Michel Ocelot’ films,  Zviagincev’s Elena, and… Lipsett diaries!

Nightingales in December on ARTE

Nightingales in December on ARTE, Court-Circuit.

Les bonnes souvenirs d’Annecy

Message to the festivals, regarding Nightingales…

Annecy brought me some nice news. As for today, the distribution of “Nightingales in December” will be coordinated by BONOBO studio. The film has a web site, and there is also a contact to Vanja Andrijevic, who will respond better  than me to all demand. And I move to the next project!

Muybridge birthday

Today is Mr. Muybridge birthday, and this Year I have another reason to mention it. He invented the zoopraxiscope, that inspired this video.

Demoni on Motionographer

The brilliant animator and director Michelle Higa posts about Demoni on the MOTIONOGRAPHER bible as well…

Demoni on Cartoonbrew

And as usual Amid Amidi nails it best:

Ushev, whose artwork tends to be dramatic (Lipsett Diaries, Tower Bawher, Drux Flux), takes a light-hearted turn in this video and fills a series of spinning records with playful bouncing shapes and figures. Graphically, he’s playing in the same sandbox as early-20th century surrealists and abstract painters. One imagines if Miro, Kandinsky and Klee had teamed up to make an animated music video, it would have looked something like this.

Cartoonbrew article in full

Screenings in the cinema

Le Facebook cinéma, c’est bon, mais voici les projections des mes films, qui ne sont pas distribué sur Net.

Prends ça court! en collaboration avec le Ciné-Campus de l’Outaouais à Gatineau:6 avril, ROSSIGNOLS EN DÉCEMBRE de Théodore Ushev devant LA BALLADE DE L’IMPOSSIBLE de Tran Anh Hung;
Cinéma Magog, QC: ROSSIGNOLS EN DÉCEMBRE de Théodore Ushev devant L’EXERCISE DE L’ÉTAT les 8-9-10 avril;
Jeudi, 29 Mars, Holland animation festival, Uttrecht, Programme 1
Lipsett diaries:
ExCentris devant le prochain film de Sylvie Groulx dès le 20 avril,
jeudi 31 mai 2012 à l’Actor’s Studio à Bruxelles,
et les deux films dans ma rétrospective au Cinema ELDORADO, le vendredi 27 avril à Dijon, France.
Merci a ONF et Danny Lennon!
Parce que il a rien comparable que de voir un film dans une bonne salle du cinéma

Demoni process

OK, as many people asked me, here is the process: Demoni was created using about 50 vinyl recordings. No computer was USED, except for the final editing. It was painted directly on the plates with oil and gel paint markers, and acrylics. Different speeds of the “Viking” gramophone were used to create the movement. Some shots were done also with stopmotion using a Canon 5D, Carl-Zeiss macro lenses. It uses the principle first cinema tool ever made, called Zoopraxiscope, created by Muybridge, and developed into a Thomas Edison and William Kennedy Dickson’s Kinetoscope, the first commercial film exhibition system.


My new film for Kottarashky&The Rain Dogs.

Rossignols en Annecy

Oui, le printemps m’apporte des émottions… Ca va être une semaine hallucinent… Pour ce petit film, fait sans budget, comme carte blanche pour FNC, mais mon film plus personnelle depuis Tower Bawher, j’admitte, s’est le film que je me sent très attaché, parce que ce ma fille qui est dans le film, la petite fille en voyage… Parce que c’est dans mon fin, ou c’est le débute.

Nightingales in Tampere

Nightingales in December wins his first recognition : Diploma of Merit, Tampere International Short Film Fest. Some of the next screenings of the film : Monstra Festival Lisbon, Anifest – Czech Republic, Stuttgart Animation Festival

The Fathers and the Cats

It is the Dog’s Monday. That is a story, that I wrote for a…. More – in a week!

The Fathers and the Cats

On the old wooden fence of an old house, two fathers sat, barefoot. As they sat there, whiling away the time, one of them pulled a black cat out of his pocket.

The cat looked at him, meowed, and hopped away in the direction of the house. The other father had a chimney on his hat. He clapped his hands and a red cat jumped out of the chimney.

“Follow me, the two of you,” the red cat said. They followed her into the house. Inside, the black cat was holding the hand of a hen, who was reclining on a white bed.

“She will be ready for the wedding, don’t worry about a thing,” said the red cat.

“Wedding?” one of the fathers asked. “What wedding? We thought tomorrow was the Dogs Monday?”
“For you, yes,” the black cat said, “but for us, tomorrow’s a wedding morning.”

Then the black cat turned into a white one, and the red cat turned blue, and they took each other by the hand and disappeared into the sky, leaving the two fathers to wonder about the hen.

The hen sighed deeply. When they turned to look at her, she had disappeared. On the white bed cover, only a single white feather remained.

“I hope the sun won’t catch them on the road” murmured the second father.
“What a night,” whispered the first father. “A bewitched night,” added the second. “Take the feather,” the first said. “Yes, take the feather,” the second said. “Let’s wait till morning,” said the first. “Yes, let’s meet in the morning,” yawned the second. “We’ll figure out what to do in the morning.” And they sat, and waited, bare feet crossed, watching the full moon race across the sky.

On the old wooden fence of an old house, two fathers sat, barefoot.

An interview for the french webzine “Format Court”.

© I.Mathie

In support of the free art exchange!

Another Mix&Mash – Drux Flux & Radiohead by

Kitchen confidential

New paintings.

Ushev/Lipsett Clermont

The text that I wrote for the CF catalog page of  UL program.

La physique de la tristesse…
Mes traces dans la neige… Février. Lipsett… Qui? LIP-SETT. Le cul-de-sac de la rue Coronet, Montréal.
Tu te souviens de notre première rencontre?
Le carnet en bleu. Les films. Les visages. Les voix. Ça passe vite… Ils me font peur. Le rythme, un son effrayant.
Je n’étais jamais ou j’étais. Il y avait une forêt derrière les boîtes… De vieilles cartes postales et des journaux. Le film est un oignon. Les couches d’un mécanisme prédéfini. A la fin, tout le monde pleure. Ou rit. Ça n’a pas d’importance…

La physique de la tristesse…

Here is the official schedule of Clermont-Ferrand Shortfilm fest screenings of Ushev/Lipsett programme.

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