This Magnificent Cake!

An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.

Stop motion animation (puppets) – 44min

Languages: Dutch, French, Aka, Malinke

Production company: Beast Animation (BE), Vivement Lundi ! (FR), Pedri Animation (NL).
Directed by: Emma De Swaef & Marc Roels.
Producers: Koen Vermaanen, Ben Tesseur, Steven De Beul, Jean-François Le Corre, Mathieu Courtois, Peter Mansfelt, Paul Mathot.
Main Cast: Jan Decleir, Gaston Motambe, Wim Willaert, Goua Grovogui, Sébastien Dewaele, Angelo Tijssens
Animation: Elodie Poncon, Particia Sourdès, iris Alexandre, Mirjam Plettinx, Andreas De Ridder
Sound Design: Bram Meindersma.
First AD: Dorien Schetz
Editing: Mark james Roes & Emma De Swaef
Photography – DOP: Marc James Roels.
Art Direction: Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef
Character Design: Emma De Swaef
Chef Déco: Jean-Marc Ogier

With the participation of ARTE France, Centre National du cinéma et de l’image animée – Aide au programme de production.
With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Government, Région Bretagne, Netherlands Film Fund.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2018 (world première)
Animafest Zagreb 2018 (Grand Prix)
Annecy 2018 (Prix André Martin)
Curtas Vila Do Conde 2018 (Audience Award)
Telluride (Great Expectations program)
TIFF Toronto 2018 (official selection ‘Short Cuts’, honorable mention)
Varna Bulgaria (Grand Prix)
PIAFF Paris (best cinematography)
Ottawa Animation Film Festival (Grand Prix feature film)
Krok Ukraine (best film 10-50min)
Anim’est Romania (Grand Prix)
Animatou (special mention)
Klik Amsterdam (Audience Award)
BIAF Grand Prix Feature Film
New Chitose Japan Grand Prix Feature film
Cinanima PT Audience Award, best film 24-50
La Cabina Spain: best film, best Art Direction, Best Production Design
Short that are not Pants: Best Animation
Riga Latvia 2Annas Festival: Grand Prix
Emile Awards: Best Direction in short film

Annie Awards: Nominated best Independent Feature