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Precise Peter

Precise Peter Filminfo

Precise Peter introduces his little son to the subtleties of the family ritual. The fish is ready, the garden prepared and the sun is shining as planned. The great dinner ceremony may begin!

Precise Peter is a humorous reflection of a barbecue that could have happened in my family's allotment garden. The father takes great pleasure in his ritual, as he has been perfecting it over many years. His enjoyment can only be beaten by the fun his little son is experiencing, while trying to be a part of the adult world.

Corresponding to the father's character, the world in the film is a geometric one. Every frame, step and object has to match a 90-degree angle. The color spectrum is that of a vacation photo, lit up for posterity by Photoshop. For the composition of this world, 3D Computer-Animation offered a precise solution. To reach an exact definition though, the starting point was a very detailed, drawn animatic.

Awards

Audience Award for Best Student Film, Anima Mundi Animation Festival 2010
Honorary Mention, Computeranimation/Film/VFX, Prix ARS Electronica 2010
Gryphon Award for Best Short Film, Elements +3, 40th Giffoni Film Festival 2010
Best Kids Award, Fantoche Animation Festival 2010
Kids Audience Award, Fantoche Animation Festival 2010
Winner of the day, ContraVision Film Festival 2010
Audience Award, Haydauer Filmtage 2010
Best Animation Award, Kinofest Int. Digital Film Festival 2010
Best Animation Award, Skena Up Student Film & Theatre Festival 2010
Telebruxelles Award for Best Animated Night Short Film, Anima Brussels Animation Festival 2011
Int. Award of Le Puy en Velay, Court mais Bon Film Festival 2011
2nd Prize Students Competition, goEast Filmfestival 2011
Silver Nail, Art Directors Club Germany, Junior Competition 2011
Prix du Public, Prix de la classe Jury, Mention speciale du Jury professionnel, Plein La Bobine Children's Film Festival 2011
Best International Film, Canterbury Anifest 2011
National Short Film Award, Schlingel Int. Children's Film Festival 2011

Reviews

"Martin Schmidt's Precise Peter is an inventive bit of CG filmmaking, made more impressive by the fact that it's a student film produced at the German school University of Art Kassel. It's fun to see a film in which the animation itself plays such an important role in the storytelling. The sound design, which has a rhythmical quality of its own, adds to the experience."
(Cartoonbrew.com)

"Precise Peter", presented by the School of Art Kassel and produced by Martin Schmidt, is an animated film that comes along with teutonic angularity - and resolves in a wonderfully sympathetic Chaos that can only be described as a happy ending. The short animated film is one of the most decorated entries in the (2010 Youtube Play) competition, as it has already won a number of prizes. Most recently, it was awarded at the Ars Electronica 2010.
("The ultimate YouTube-Playlist" Spiegel.de)

"Lovably entertaining and animated with wit and ease."
(FBW - German Board of Film Classification)

"A pleasure for everyone who doesn't take things too seriously."
(Shorts At Moonlight Film Festival)

Credits

Screenplay: Martin Schmidt
Director: Martin Schmidt
Production: University of Art Kassel
Animation: Martin Schmidt
Sound-Design: Roman Beilharz
Sound and Mix:UVASONAR Media Pool
Voices:Günter Staniewski (Precise Peter)
Martin Schmidt(The little son, Mother and teenage son)
Mentors:Andreas Hykade
Thomas Meyer-Hermann
Digital Film Transfer: trickWilk GmbH Berlin
Film print: Atlantik Film Laboratory Hamburg
Film funding: Hessische Filmförderung

Screening History

July 10
Anima Mundi Animation Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Giffoni Int. Film Festival, Giffoni, Italy
Shorts at Moonlight Film Festival, Frankfurt, Germany

August 10
Hiroshima Int. Animation Festival, Hiroshima, Japan

September 10
Youtube Play Biennale, Cooperation with the Guggenheim Museum
Prix ARS Electronica, Linz Austria
Fantoche Int. Festival for Animated Films, Baden, Switzerland
Krok Int. Animated Film Festival, Volga River, Russia
Int. Filmfestival ContraVision, Berlin, Germany
Haydauer Filmtage, Germany

October 10
Ottawa Int. Animation Festival, Canada
Anim'est Int. Animation Film Festival, Romania
Int. Short Film Festival SHNIT, Germany, Switzerland
Independent Filmfest Osnabrück, Germany
Encounters Int. Film Festival, Bristol, UK
Aniwow! 2010 Int. Student Animation Festival, Beijing, China

November 10
Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Kinofest Int. Digital Filmfestival, Romania

December 10
Skena Up Int. Student Film Festival, Prishtina, Kosovo
Animateka Int. Animated Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

January 11
Bamberg Short Film Days, Bamberg, Germany
box[ur]shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

March 11
New York Int. Children's Film Festival, USA
Selected for "Best of NYICFF Tour"
Athens AnimFest, Int. Competition, Greece
Ankara Int. Film Festival, Turkey
Court-mais-bon Film Festival, France
Flatpack Festival, Burmingham, UK

April
goEast Filmfestival, Germany
Cortoons Int. Short Animated Film Festival of Rome, Italy
Shorts for Kids, Verona, Italy
FILE Game Rio 2011, Brazil
Viewfinders Int. Film Festival for Youth, Halifax, Canada

May 11
Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart, Germany
Fish Filmfestival Rostock, Germany
Seattle Int. Film Festival, USA
SOS Children's Village Film Screenings, Kosovo
Werkstatt Junge Filmszene, Wiesbaden, Germany

June 11
IFF Detmold, Germany
Plein La Bobine Childrens Film Festival, France
FEST Int. Youth Film Festival, Espinho, Portugal

July 11
Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival, Spain
Cinema Jove Film Festival, Valencia, Spain
SICAF Seoul Int. Cartoon Festival, South Korea

August 11
The FatFilmFest, Italy
Anonimul Film Festival, Romania
Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany
Supertoon Animation Festival, Croatia
Kratkofil Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 11
Favorites Film Festival, Berlin
Golden Kuker Int. Animation Film Festival, Bulgaria

October 11
Int. Cologne Comedy Festival, Germany
Schlingel Int. Children's Film Festival, Germany
Canterbury Anifest, UK
FIKE Int. Short Film Festival, Portugal
Jana Int. Festival for Children, Lebanon

November 11
Filem'on Brussels Children Film Festival, Belgium
Expotoons Int. Animation Festival, Argentina

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