Dir. Julien Bisaro, 2019, France, Belgium. Color. 26 min.
In French with English subtitles
Winner, Crystal Award for Best TV production at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award at the 2020 Anima Festival
Winner, The Magnolia Award for Best Animation at the 2020 Shanghai Television Festival
Short-listed for Best Animated Short at the 2021 Cesar Awards
Born in the bayou in the midst of a storm, baby owl Shooom must fend for herself and her unhatched sibling before she even leaves her nest. Against all odds, she is determined to find her mother, be it an alligator or a squirrel. As she embarks on this dangerous journey through the mangroves, she encounters a series of wild animals before falling in with Walter and Rosie—two children determined to save her.
Filmmakers Claire Paoletti and Julien Bisaro will discuss the film in a talk on Sunday, February 7.