My Life a a Zucchini

Feature Film in Stop-Motion, 66′

Based on «Autobiography of a Zucchini» by Gilles Paris, published by Librairie Plon

Courgette is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a kind police officer Raymond, who accompanies Courgette to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first Courgette struggles to find his place in this, at times, strange and hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his new found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust, finds true love and at last a new family of his own.

Technical Specifications

Domestic Release | October 19th, 2016
Written by | Céline Sciamma in collaboration with Morgan Navarro, Germano Zullo & Claude Barras
Director| Claude Barras

Producer(s) | Blue Spirit Productions , Gebeka Films, Rita Productions, KNM
Coproducers | Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, RTS, France 3 cinéma, Helium Films
International sales| Indie Sales

César 2017 for the best animated feature film and the best adaptation  for Celine Sciamma.
69th Cannes International Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight – 2016) 40th Annecy International Film Festival
Crystal & Public Awards – Annecy 2016 89th Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) In the short list for best foreign film

Prizes & Festival Selections

9th Cannes International Film Festival
(Director’s Fortnight – Cannes 2016)
40th Annecy International Film Festival
Crystal & Public Awards – Annecy 2016
89th Academy Awards (Oscars 2017)
In the short list for best foreign film (Switzerland’s official entry)
74th Golden Globe (2017)
Nomination for the Best Motion Picture
Lux Prize Finalist
Melbourne IFF
Audience Award
Angouleme IFF
Audience Award
San Sebastian IFF
Audience Award for the European Film
Zurich IFF
Youth Jury Award
FIFF Namur
Best Cinematography Award
Bratislava IFF
Frankfurt Buchmesse
Best Adapted Screenplay
Montélimar, Festival de l’Ecrit à l’Ecran
Audience Award

Opale Award
Festival des Notes et des Toiles
Best Music Award
Warsaw Film Festival
Audience Award
Helsinki International Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Mumbai Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Taichung International Animation Festival
Haifa International Film Festival
DOK Leipzig
International Film Festival Etiuda & Anima
Stockholm International Film Festival
La Roche Sur Yon International Film Festival
Bucheon International Animation Festival
Sarajevo Film Festival
Hong Kong French Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival