- out of competition
Ballone di Cannone
Short film [up to 10 min]
Every night the ambitious Eduardo, assisted by the vertigo-suffering Loet, performs stunts in the circus. When the rich mayor visits the matinée, Eduardo blinded by greed raises the difficulty of the Salto Mortale to dazzling proportions. Will the nervous Loet be able to hold up to the pressure?
Frodo Kuipers studied at the ABV in Tilburg, The Netherlands, and at KASK Ghent in Belgium. He graduated with honours with the film ‘Antipoden’. This film was selected at many festivals and received several awards. The film was also nominated for the selection for the Cartoon d’Or by the International Animation Film Festival in Brussels.
Between May 2002 and February 2005 Frodo was a participant at the Netherlands Institute for Animation Film (NIAf). He finished two films at the NIAf: ‘Shipwrecked’ and ‘Street’.
In March 2005 Frodo has started Studio Mosquito. Since then, he has worked as an animator, director, storyboardartist on several projects, and received a grant from the Dutch Film Fund to make a new independent short 'Bricks', produced by Il Luster Productions. Furthermore, Frodo works as a musician and actor, and is an animationteacher at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.