Merlot (2016)

Merlot (2016)

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Written, Directed and Animated by: Marta Gennari and Giulia Martinelli
Sound Design: Alessandro Nepote Vesin
Produced by: National Film School – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, animation department (Torino, ITALY)


In a fairy-tale forest, a grumpy old lady loses a bottle of wine.

This is the start for a chain of events where all the characters – an old lady, a naughty little girl, a cowardly mushroom seeker, a stupid wolf, a flock of birds – play their role, in a funny repartee between the film frames, leading to an unexpected development.

Official Selection of the International WINE FILM FESTIVAL

– 1st prize at Hamburg Animation Award 2016

– Audience award at Hamburg Animation Award 2016
– Prize at FESA – Festival of European Student Animation Belgrade as “Experimental animation film”
– Special mention of the Jury Award at Zabut International animated short-film festival (Savoca, IT)
– Prize “Giuseppe Laganà” for young authors, given by Asifa Italia and Cartoon Italia during Cartoons on the Bay Festival, (Venice, 8th April,2016)

– CINANIMA, Esphino Portugal

– New Chitose Airport Int’l Animation Festival, “International Showcase” program, Chitose Hokkaido, JAPAN
– BIAF, Bucheon International Animation Festival, South Korea, Asian Premiere
– PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations, Budaörs, Hungary
– REX Festival, Stockholm, SV
– KROK International Animated Film Festival, RU
– Student Film Festival (VAF) in Viborg at the Animation Workshop, DK
– FESA – Festival of European Student Animation, Belgrado
– Muuh Film Festival, Grugliasco, (To), IT
– FANTOCHE,International Animation Festival – Baden, CH
– IMAGINARIA Film Festival, Conversano, IT
– International Film Festival of Locarno, Scuole senza Frontiere, giovani autori tra Svizzera e Italia, CH
– Festival MoliseCinema, IT (out of competition)
– Zabut International animated short-FF, Savoca, IT
– Cartoon Club, Rimini, IT
– Euganea Film Festival, Padua, IT
– Hamburg Animation Award 2016, DE
– ANIMAFEST ZAGREB (8th June, Presentation of the Film), HR