Still from Cirkus

Cirkus

Animated short film

2004, 9 minutes

Produced by:
The National
Filmschool
of Denmark

Director: Thomas Pors
Sound Design: Nicolai Linck
Producer: Anna-Maria Kantarius


Stop motion puppet animation
Model sets & props
Compositing / Greenscreen
Matte painting

Still from Cirkus
Still from Cirkus
Still from Cirkus
Still from Cirkus
excerpt from Cirkus

The film (with english subtitles)

Awards:


Best Short Animation film
Sitges film festival, Spain 2005


Vimeo Staff Pick
www.vimeo.com 2011


Shown at 24 film festivals worldwide:

Odense film festival, Denmark, 2004
Buster film festival, Denmark, 2004
Nord Kap film festival, Norway, 2004
Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival, Sweden, 2004
Etiuda & Anima Int. Film Festival, Poland, 2004
Officinema,Italy, 2004
BUFF, Sweden, 2005
Rencontres Henri Langlois: Int. Film Schools Festival, France, 2005
Cambridge Film Festival, England, 2005
Anima Mundi, Brazil, 2005
Sitges Fantastic Film Festival, Spain, 2005
Flip Animation Festival, England, 2005
Bradford Animation Festival, England, 2005
Cardiff Screen festival, Wales, 2005
Anifest 3, Hungary, 2005
Short? moviefest, Russia, 2006
Sousse Int. Film Festival for Children and Youth, Tunesia, 2006
MIT Short Film Festival, USA, 2006

Stuttgart Animated Film Festival, Germany, 2006
Dok Leipzig, Gemany, 2006
Animated Dreams, Estonia, 2006
Animateka, Slovenia, 2006
Calaveras Film Festival, USA, 2009
Zagreb Cirkuska srijeda #25, Croatia, 2015

Poster for Cirkus

Poster for Cirkus

Voice Cast:

Clown Nicolaj Kopernikus
Ballerina Helle Dolleris
Circus Manager Nis Bank-Mikkelsen

Crew:

Director Thomas Pors
Producer Anna-Maria Kantarius
Film editor Henrik Thiesen
Supervising sound editor Nicolai Linck
Screenplay Thomas Pors Rum Malmros
Animator Erik Winther
Original music by Jørgen Lauritsen
Cinematographer Kasper Tuxen Magnus Jønck
Production manager Rasmus Valentin
Storyboard artist Jan Christensen
Character design Kim Frederiksen
Production design & visual effects Simulakrum
Designer Martha Cecilia Lassen
Key puppet maker Per Kapper

Armature builder Lars Kirchoff
Sculptor Magnus Miselli
Model maker Rosalina W Torgard Andreas Østerbye Gustav Szymala Mie Gudborg Sara Buhl Bjelke Marcel Schwarz Filip Juhl Lars Lorenzen
Additional Animator Anders Nejsum
Foley artist Thomas Jæger
Assistant sound editor Sille Boel
Score recordist Torsten Jessen Ingeborg Holten Jesper Andersen Jonas Jensen
Musicians David M.A.P. Palmquist Peter Fuglsang Carsten Smith-Nielsen Lars Skov
Colourist Dorthe Bankwell
Laboratory Nordisk Film Lab

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Cirkus Character Designs

Character designs

Cirkus Ringmaster Armature

Puppet armature

Cirkus Ringmaster Sculpt

Clay sculpt in progress

Ballerina head in clay

Ballerina dress

Ballerina dress in clay

Cirkus painting the ringmaster puppet

Painting the ringmaster foam puppet (Per Kapper)

Ringmaster puppet on set

Ringmaster puppet on set

Cirkus tent model set

Circus tent model set

Animating on hill set

Animating on the hill set (Erik Winther)

Horse in parts for cutout animation

Horse in parts for cutout animation