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For a French premiere, Studio Ponoc unveils the first three creations of Ponoc Short Films Theatre!

Yoshiaki Nishimura, founder, CEO and Producer of Studio Ponoc, is not only doing us the honor of being a jury member for the 2019 edition of the Annecy Festival, he is also bringing a packed suitcase with the first three creations of the Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 – Modest Heroes. A triptych of short films that explore, each in their own way, the theme of everyday heroism. To be discovered in the French premiere screening.


Kanini & Kanino, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Oscar-nominated Director

The underwater adventures of two sibling crabs who follow their father’s footprints, as he was carried off by the current after an unfortunate accident. Oh how the world can seem vast and dangerous to two such tiny little crabs!

Life Ain't Gonna Lose, by Yoshiyuki Momose, renowned animator on Isao Takahata's films at Ghibli Studio.

Shun is an 8-year-old boy who has a serious allergy to eggs. His mother takes enormous care to enable him to live a normal life, yet left alone the danger increases.

Invisible, by Akihiko Yamashita, renowned animator on Hayao Miyazaki's famous films

A man's struggle against invisibility. As life begins to slip through his fingers, only a courageous decision would be able to save him.