Shooom’s Odyssey
and Funny Birds

L'Odyssée de Choum and Drôles d'oiseaux

Sunday, January 29, 2023
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ages 6 & up

Shooom’s Odyssey

L’Odyssée de Choum
Dir. Julien Bisaro, 2019, France, Belgium. Color. 26 min.
In French with English subtitles

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.

Winner, Crystal Award for Best TV Production at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Short-listed for Best Animated Short at the 2021 Cesar Awards

Funny Birds

Drôles d’oiseaux
Dir. Charlie Belin, 2021, France, Color. 34 min.
In French with English subtitles

Ten-year-old Ellie just entered middle school. It’s not easy making friends when you’re shy, so Ellie prefers occupying her time by observing birds on the way to school, on the playground and in library books. One day, the school librarian entrusts Ellie with a rare ornithology book, but when she tries to bring it back, the library doors are already closed. When Ellie decides to return the book in-person to the librarian, who just so happens to live on an island full of birds in the middle of the Loire river off Saumur, it turns into a life-changing adventure!

In competition, 2022 Annecy International Animation Film Festival