Patrick Bouchard

Canada, Film Director


Patrick Bouchard won the Jutra for animated short with his first professional film, The Brainwashers (2002).
Dehors novembre (2005) also won a Jutra, was nominated for a Genie award and was screened in competition in Annecy.

He followed up with Subservience (2007) and Talon d'argile (a very short film produced in 24 hours, in which clay figures undergo transformations.

This experience is at the origin of Bydlo (2012). With this film, Patrick Bouchard won his third Jutra for Best Animated Film.


Izabela Plucińska

Poland, Film Director


Izabela Plucińska studied at the National Film School of Poland and the Konrad Wolf Film School in Germany.

In 2004, her graduate film project Jam Session was selected for the short film competition at the Berlin Film festival 2005, when was awarded with Silver Bear. Jam Session has been presented on over 60 international festivals and won a number of international prizes.

In 2006, Izabela founded her own production company "Clay Traces" in Berlin where she works with a team of young animators from different European countries.

A regular at the Annecy Festival, she has had 6 films in the Official Selection over the years.

Throughout their previous editions, the RICA have selected several of her films and this year they will dedicate a "Festival favourites" programme for the quality of her work and the power of suggestion of the technique she uses.