A woman is locked in her home with an egg. She eats the egg. She repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.
Egg is a poetic short film based on a small yet significant moment of director´s own life. It is a story about taking control over something you are afraid of, and then failing. It portrays a moment of shame, defeat, and yet of victory.
The ancients believed that food-related pleasure came through touch rather than taste, because pleasure is derived through the contact of the food with the lining of the throat. This was one of the main sources of inspiration for the staging of the story.
Director: Martina Scarpelli
Produced By: Miyu Productions And Late Love Production
Producers: Emmanuel-alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, Lana Tankosa Nikolic
Consultant Scriptwriter: Hans Frederik Jacobsen
2d Animation: Martina Scarpelli, Emmanuel Lantam, Timon Chapelon, Annalea Hartelius , Sarah Rothenberger, Marta Dziedzic, Joel Stenback, Laura Konradi Brodersen, Maria Sandvig Nielsen, Emma Vasile
3d Animation: Lars Hemmingsen
Editing: Albane Du Plessix, Martina Scarpelli
Compositing: Clément Courcier, Martina Scarpelli
Sound Design: Amos Cappuccino, Andrea Martignoni
Music And Mix: Amos Cappuccio, Sofie Birch
Sound Technician – Voice Over: Thomas Richard Christensen
Production Assistant: Louna Colleuille
CNC Fonds D’aide à L’innovation – Aide à La Creation, ANIS, The Animation Strategy – Viborg Commune, The Danish Film Institute, The West Danish Film Fund , Fondazione Csc – Centro Sperimentale Di Cinematografia, Anidox Residency – Open Workshop, France Télévisions – Direction Des Acquisitions – Pôle Court Métrage – Christophe Taudière, CNC- Aide Avant Realisation, Procirep And Angoa
ANNECY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Jean-Luc Xiberras Award for a First Film, FILMFEST DRESDEN– Golden Horseman International Competition for best animated film , DOK LEIPZIG– Golden Dove award for best animated film , AFI FEST – Grand Jury Award for best short animated film, ANIMAKOM – BILBAO – Grand Prix, MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Festival – Grand Prix, FOKUS Video Art Festival – Audience Award, GLAS Animation Festival – High Risk Award , MINIMALEN short film festival – Best Nordic Film , ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- Animation Talent Award , EUROPEAN ANIMATION AWARD – Nominee for Best Director, INDIE STREET FILM FESTIVAL – best animated short film, ARS ELECTRONICA – Honorary mention, ANIMATOR – Poland – Bronze Pegasus for best short film, ANIMATOR – Polan – Audience Award for Best Short film DOCAVIV – Best Short Documentary , VIS- VIENNA SHORTS – ASIFA Austria Award for the best film in the International Competition Animation Avantgarde ,VIS- VIENNA SHORTS -Audience Award,· ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL – Ohio – Animated Short Award, DAVID di DONATELLO – Shortlisted, PFA – PICCOLO FESTIVAL ANIMAZIONE – Jury Award, AFRODITE SHORTS – Award for Best Animated Film, LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL – Best of Animation , ANILOGUE – Grand Prix – The Best of Anilogue , POFF Shorts – Grand Prix, SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Special Mention, CIVITANOVA FILM FESTIVAL – “Fango e Assami award”, RISING OF LUSITANIA – ANIMADOC FILM FESTIVAL – Special mention, CINANIMA – Special Mention, MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL – Special Mention, BIT BANG FESTIVAL – Special Mention, RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Special Mention, ANIMOCJE – Special Mention, BUCHEON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL – Special distinction price for short film, PRIMANIMA WORLD FESTIVAL OF FIRST ANIMATION – Best First Film, ANIBAR – Special Mention, LAGO FILM FESTIVAL – Best sound design, AIMAFEST CYPRUS – Special Mention