Conference The Art of Animation Raw & Relevant
ON SITE Bertha-Benz-Saal Thursday, April 25, 11:15

A Passion for Puppets

Stop motion animator and director Elie Chapuis talks about the origins of his love for animation as well as his great passion for puppets and how he develops and uses them in his short and feature films. Of course he is not coming alone and some of his puppets will also be in the cinema.

Elie will also give a Masterclass at ITFS and you can watch his short film Canard at the International Competition screening.

Elie Chapuis, Animator, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Hélium Films

Born in 1980 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Joint Swiss and Italian citizenship. In 2002 he graduated with a degree from EMCA (École des Métiers du Cinéma d'Animation), Angoulême. Since 2002 he works as animator for films and since 2011 as an animation supervisor. A close collaborator of Claude Barras, he worked on MA VIE DE COURGETTE, as well as with Wes Anderson on FANTASTIC MR FOX and ISLE OF DOGS. In 2011 he joined the team at Hélium Films in Lausanne, where he directed IMPOSTEUR, his first film as a director, and where he also works as a producer.