New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015  31st October 2015 –3rd November 2015

31st October – 3rd November 2015 31st October – 3rd November 2015

Adam Elliot: A Secret behind Clayographies & “Mary & Max”

●1st November 15:15 Theater 2

A retrospective and a lecture will be hosted by Adam Elliot, one of the most prominent puppet animators in the world. Elliot calls his films as “clayographies” a word created by combining “clay” with “biography”. Most of his films are based on his own life or on people who are close to him. The “biographies” presented in his films feature bitter aspects of their life or existence but the way Elliot tells their stories is gentle and warm as if he embraces them warmly. His films are critically acclaimed and have won many awards including Academy Awards and Crystal at Annecy.


Uncle (1996, 6min)
Cousin (1998, 4min)
Brother (1999, 8min)
Harvie Krumpet (2003, 23min)


“Mary & Max”

●1st November 10:00 Theater 2     ●3rd November 18:30 Theater 2

This is the story of a time when mobile phones and the internet were not in common use. One day, Mary, an eight-year-old girl who lives in Melbourne, decides to send a letter to someone living in the US. She chooses a person who has the strange name “Max Horowitz.” Max is a 44-year-old man living in New York. He is extremely fat and is not good at communicating with other people at all. One day, a letter arrives for him. This marks the beginning of the relationship between Mary and Max, which lasts more than 20 years across the two continents.

Director:Adam Elliot 2008/Australia/94min/English dialogue, Japanese subtitle

(C)2008 Screen Australia, SBS, Melodrama Pictures Pty Limited, and Film Victoria


Adam Elliot

Based in Melbourne Australia, Adam is the son of an acrobatic prawn farmer. He describes his pictures and animated films as Clayographies; bittersweet adult clay biographies based on his family, friends and acquaintances. He uses only traditional stopmotion and photographic techniques to create his work, and every prop, set and character is hand crafted using clay, cardboard, wire and paint. His films have participated in over 8oo film festivals and accumulated over 100 awards including the 2004 Short Animation Academy Award™ for HARVIE KRUMPET.

© Copyright All Imagery Adam Elliot Clayographies 2015
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  • (株)北洋銀行
  • (株)北海道銀行
  • 北海道空港(株)
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  • (株)マテック
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  • (株)ロイズコンフェクト
  • JAL
  • ANA
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Chitose Hokkaido, JAPAN


CARP札幌ビル 5階