2016 Award Winners, film index

Ma vie de Courgette

Ma vie de Courgette
My Life As a Courgette

  1. Overview
  2. Awards
  3. Fact Sheet

Courgette is a 10-year-old boy with an intriguing nickname. After his mother's sudden death, he is sent to a foster home where he meets other orphans. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange environment, but he will soon learn to trust, find love and at last, a new family.

Award in Annecy

Audience Award(2016)
Cristal for a Feature Film(2016)

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Ma vie de Courgette

    Directed by: Claude BARRAS

    As well as degrees in Illustration and Computer Graphics in Lausanne, Claude Barras also studied Anthropology in Lyon. He then created Hélium Films with friends in 2002 and has since made a number of short films, including "Le Génie de la boîte de raviolis" (2005), "Land of the Heads" (2009) and "Room 69" (2012).

    Country: France, Switzerland

    Year of production: 2016

    Running time: 01 h 05 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: Puppets

    Process: Colour

    Target public: , Family

  • Credits

    Directed by: Claude BARRAS

    Production: BLUE SPIRIT PRODUCTIONS, Armelle GLORENNEC, RITA PRODUCTIONS, Max KARLI, GEBEKA FILMS, Marc BONNY, Michel MERKT

    Distribution: GEBEKA FILMS, Marc BONNY

    Based on: "Autobiographie d'une Courgette", Gilles Paris

    Script: Céline Sciamma

    Graphics: Claude Barras

    Storyboard: Fernando Lira

    Sets: Ludovic Chemarin

    Animation: Kim Keukeleire

    Camera: David Toutevoix

    Compositing: Blue Spirit Studio

    Music: Sophie Hunger

    Sound: Denis Sechaud

    Editing: Valentin Rotelli

    Voice: Gaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Murat, Paulin Jaccoud, Michel Vuillermoz (de La Comédie Française)