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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1979 - 18.26 August

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David is the personification of everything that is small, he is invisible to the giants that inhabit this world. Nevertheless he wishes to present himself all over the world. This is a dangerous race but in the end he is successful.

Original Title DAVID
Category Official Competition
Section Official Competition
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 9'
Production Year 1977
Nationality Canada
Directed by Paul Driessen
Screenplay Paul Driessen
Original Voices Aart Staartjes, Peter Bierman

 regista paul driessenPAUL DRIESSEN

Paul Augustin Driessen (born 1940) is a Dutch film director, animator and writer. His short films have won more than fifty prizes all over the world, including the Life Achievement Awards at both Ottawa and Zagreb animation festivals.
After studying graphic design and illustration at the Art Academy in Utrecht, Driessen began animating TV-commercials in the Netherlands in the 1960, although he had no training in that art at all. When George Dunning, in search for talent, found Driessen at the Cine Cartoon Centre in Hilversum, he hired him as an animator for his feature animation film Yellow Submarine (1968). He also helped Driessen to emigrate to Canada where he became a member of the National Film Board of Canada in 1972.
Driessen's unique style can be easily recognised by the delicate quality of his ever-moving and wiggling lines, as well as by the fluid but awkward movements of his characters. His storytelling sometimes splits up the screen into three or even six different parts, with all actions nicely woven into each other.