Keep Your Hair On, Olivier

Oscars Preselection – 2019

Data sheet - Synopsis - Presskit

Year : 2017

Length : 11 min

Language : French
(English subtitles)

Film format : HD, 16:9, Stéréo, Dolby 5.1

Broadcast medium : DCP

Coproducers : Girelle Production

Supports : CNC, Ciclic, Région Centre Val-de-Loire,
Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Écla

Writer and director : Armelle Mercat

Synopsis :

A fifty years old chemist, Olivier, does everything in order to hide his baldness from his wife. Worried that she might not love him with his hairless head, he has created a skillful routine to disguise it.

The director

Armelle Mercat

Armelle Mercat was born in Clermont-Ferrand in France. She studied Graphic Design during six years in Orléans (with six months in Baltimore (USA) in the Marilland Institut College of Art). She lives now in Valence. She graduated in la Poudrière animation school in 2012 and is still doing animation and illustration. She collaborated in the making of several short films : Beach Flags (Sarah Saïdan), Chez moi (Phuong Mai Nguyen), Yul et le serpent (Gabriel Harel) and the series Les Grandes grandes vacances. Between 2016 and 2017, she directed her first short film : Keep Your Hair On, Olivier, using drawing and watercolor.

Broadcast - Distribution - Festivals

Broadcast : Canal +

Distribution : Miyu distribution

Festivals :

Festival d’Un Jour, Valence, France, 2017
Cinéma dans les étoiles, Saint-Laurent-Le-Minier, France, 2017
Le PIAFF, Paris, 2017
Tournez-Court, Saint-Etienne, France, 2017
Biarritz Amérique Latine, Biarritz, France, 2017
Festival du premier court-métrage, Pontault-Combault, France, 2017
Festival Saint Paul, Trois Châteaux, France, 2017
Hendaia Film festival, Hendaye, France, 2017
Festival du Film d’animation pour la Jeunesse, Bourg-en-Bresse, France, 2017
Les Nuits Magiques, Bègles, France, 2017
Carrefour du cinéma d’animation, Paris, 2017
Biennale du cinéma d’animation de Pontarlier, France, 2018
UN Pays UN Film, Issoire et Apchat, France, 2018
Best of Short Film Festival, La Ciotat, France, 2018
Voix d’Etoiles, Port Leucate, France, 2018
Court en Scène, Troyes, France, 2018
Les OEillades, Albi, France, 2018
Animfest, Athena, Greece, 2018,
Monstronale, Halle, Germany, 2018
EPA Ciné, El Palomar, Argentina, 2018
Future Film Festival, Bolona, Italy, 2018
Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia, 2018
Sacramento French Film Festival, Sacramento, USA, 2018
Festival du Film d’Animation de Savigny, Switzerland, 2018
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2018
Aegean Film Festival, Patmos and Paros, Greece, 2018
La Guarimba, Amantea, Italy, 2018


Festifrance, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2018
Girona Film Festival, Girona, Spain, 2018
Animanima, Cacak, Serbia, 2018
Gig Harbor Film Festival, Gig Harbor, Washington, USA, 2018
KROK International Animated Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, 2018
TIAF, Taichung, Taiwan, 2018
Anim!Arte International Student Animation Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018
Kinofest, Bucharest, Romania, 2018
ANNY Animation Nights, New York, USA, 2018
Animage, Recife, Brazil, 2018
Bit Bang Fest, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018
Timishort Film Festival, Timisoara, Romania, 2018
Abycine Film Fest, Albacete, Spain, 2018
Asifa-South Animation Conference and festival, Georgie, USA, 2018
Xiamen International Animation Festival, Beijing, China, 2018
Animasivo, Mexico, Mexico, 2018
Ciné Junior, Val de Marne, France, 2019
Festival de Films Courts de Maisons-Laffitte, France, 2019
Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (BAICFF), Oakland, California, USA, 2019

Award :

Golden star - Festival du cinéma sous les étoiles, Saint-Laurent-Le-Minier, France, 2017

Golden Dragon - Best short film - International category - KFF Krakow Film Festival, Krakow, Poland, 2018

Grand Jury Prize - Sundance TV Short Film Competition, London, United-Kingdom, 2018

Public prize for the best film - Star Film Fest, Sisak, Croatia, 2018

Best short animated film - REX category - Amarcort Film Festival, Rimini, Italy, 2018

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