Watch: Animated Short Film 'Witness' About Tracking Down a Killer

November 8, 2016
Source: Vimeo

Witness Short Film

Another impressive animated short film to feature today. Witness is a CGI animated short made by three filmmakers from the L'école Georges Méliès art school in France - Alexandre Berger, Christ Ibovy and Hugo Rizzon. The film tells another dialogue-free story of a man trying to track down the murderer of his wife. I like the twist in this, and I like the visuals - it's a dark and unsettling story that's told with clear and concise storytelling techniques. This film follows the outstanding short Borrowed Time, as another example of animation being used to tell a much darker and more emotional story than typically expected. See below.

Description of the short from Vimeo: "In order to avenge the death of his wife, a man is tracking down a mysterious killer." Witness was made by three different directors: Alexandre Berger, Christ Ibovy and Hugo Rizzon. Featuring music by Olivier Michelot. The short was made as the final graduation project by these three filmmakers studying at the L'école Georges Méliès art school in France (official website). For more information on the short, check out their Facebook page. The film has played at numerous festivals since 2015, including Cartoon Club Festival and Anim!Arte in Brazil. For more shorts, click here. Thoughts?

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Need more animations for adults.

DAVIDPD on Nov 8, 2016


Was he the killer all along?

TheOct8pus on Nov 9, 2016


I think the idea was like Memento, but the issue is when he looked at the suspects picture he does not have the scar, nor does he have any injury at the grave site. I can only conclude two things, the ending was a twist where the wife murdered her child??? and he was seeking revenge. or (and I don't not mean this to be cruel.) the filmmakers may have just been so focused of tricking the audince that they omitted his injury in the linear plot so it could be a twist ending??? Either way the film was very well done visually and structurally but I do agree there is something missing or not right there. 🙂 Good job over all though.

Relona Savena on Nov 10, 2016

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