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Silver Spike for “Tank”

At the 60th International Film Festival of Valladolid (Semana Internacional de Cine) in Spain, Raoul Servais’ new short animated film “Tank” on Oct. 31 received a Silver Spike (Espiga de Plata). “Tank” participated in the official short film competition and received the prize equally with the French short animated film “Café froid” by Stéphane Lansaque…

Waf! Workshops Animatie Films

ONTSTAAN Waf! of ‘Workshops animatiefilm’ is een initiatief van het Fonds Raoul Servais vzw. Het was animatiefilmer Raoul Servais die, naast zijn werk als lesgever aan de door hem opgerichte afdeling Animatiefilm van de KASK in Gent, met een atelierwerking begon. Servais diende als jongeman zelf uit te vissen hoe een animatiefilm wordt gemaakt. Later…

Biography

FROM THE PATHÉ BABY TO THE AGE OF REASON May 10th 1940, Second World War. On that day, the Wehrmacht launched its divisions to attack Belgium. The city of Ostend is bombed. In that turmoil, a twelve year old boy learns about bombs, exodus, horror and death. Little Raoul will, in 24 hours, lose his…

Georges Méliès – Animated Film Pioneer?

Georges Méliès (1861-1938), magician and illusionist by profession, was one of the first persons to see the movies of the Lumière Brothers in Paris in 1895. Hardly a year later, Méliès himself was very busy with his own film shootings and projections. Purely by coincidence, he discovered he could add the most incredible tricks to…

Harpya (1979)

Synopsis: During his evening walk Mister Oscar witnesses an assault. He is very surprised to see that it is the work of a genuine harpy. He wants to find out more, which is not without danger. “Harpya was my first attempt to combine live action images with animation. The live actors had to be incorporated…

Chromophobia (1965)

Synopsis: The grey legions invade the world of colour to establish their colourless dominance. Resistance appears in the shape of a scarlet jester, who restores the reign of colour using his chromatic trickery. “Chromophobia was another step in my evolution towards a simplified, almost schematic graphic design, together with dynamic editing.” Awards: 1966: “San Marco…

Book: Raoul Servais, Voyage en Servaisgraphie

  Raoul Servais, Voyage en Servaisgraphie Textes de Philippe Moins et Maurice Corbet Dans Nachtvlinders (Papillons de nuit), seul film entièrement réalisé en “Servaisgraphie”, le vol chaotique d’un papillon de nuit vient tirer une scène nocturne de l’éternité d’attente où l’avait plongée la peinture de Paul Delvaux. Mais un entomologiste rompt la magie du mouvement…