Festivals schedule :

. BD-FIL, Lausanne (CH), 10-13 Sept 2015
. INFERNO Muestra de Cine de Terror y Fantástico (Mex.), 26 Nov.-13 Dec. 2014
. Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival (UK), 31 jan.-5 feb. 2011
. Premiers Plans, Angers (Fr), 22-31 jan. 2010
(www.premiersplans.org) Retrospective "Fear in Cinema".
. Les Rencontres Chaland, Nérac (Fr), 2-4 oct. 2009
. Anima Mundi 2009 (Br), 10-26 july 2009
. Sacramento French Film Festival 2009 (USA), 19-28 june 2009
. Kecskemét Animation Film Festival 2009 (Hu), 7-21 june 2009
. A-Tube, The Global Animation Film Festival, Varese (It), 17-24 may 2009
. 16th Titanic International Film Festival, Budapest (Hu), 26 march-5 apr. 2009
. Ankara International Film Festival (Tr), 12-22 march 2009
. Festival de cinéma francophone, Hanoi (Vn), 20 march 2009
. Monstra | Lisbon Animated Film Festival (Pt), 9-15 march 2009
. Poznan Ale Kino, Poznan (Po), 12-20 dec. 2008
. bATik Perugia [Film] Festival, Perugia (It), 10-14 dec. 2008
. Animateka'08, Ljubljana (Si), 8-14 déc. 2008
. Istanbul Animation (Tr), 21-30 nov. 2008
. Regensburg Short Film, Regensburg (Ge), 19-26 nov. 2008
. Wiesbaden Exground 21, Wiesbaden (Ge), 14-23 nov. 2008
. Taipei Golden Horse 2008, (Tw), 7-30 nov. 2008
. Animacor 2008, Cordoba (Sp), 3-8 nov. 2008
(www.animacor.com/festival/home) In competition
. Singapore Animation Film Festival, Siongapour (Sg), 24-31 oct. 2008
. 44th Chcago International Film Festival
, (USA), 16-29 oct. 2008
(www.2008.chicagofilmfestival.org) screening on 19 & 27/10, in presence of Burns
. Icon 2008, (Israël), 14-18 oct. 2008
. Casa encendida, Madrid (Sp), 9 oct. 2008
. Cinematou, Genêve (Ch), 4-12 oct. 2008
(www.cinematou.ch) opening festival (screening on october 4th 2008, 19h30).
. New Yorker Festival 2008, NYC (USA), 3-5 oct. 2008
(www.festival.newyorker.com, www.emdashes.com) in presence of Burns, Mattotti and McGuire.
. Anim'est, Bucarest (Ro), 3-12 oct. 2008
. Festival International de Cinema de Catalunya, Sitges (Sp), 2-12 oct. 2008
(www.cinemasitges.com) Out of comeptition
. Abycine, Albacete (Sp), 26 sept.-3 oct. 2008
. Festival de Quend du Film Grolandais, (F), 19-21 sept. 2008
. Fantastic Fest 2008, Austin-Texas (USA), 18-25 sept. 2008
. Ottawa International Film Festival (Ca), 17-21 sept. 2008
(www.ottawa.awn.com) Official selection
. BD-FIL, Lausanne (CH), 12-14 sept. 2008
(www.bdfil.ch) in présence of Lorenzo Mattotti.
. London International Animation Festival (UK), 2-7 sept. 2008
. FFA (Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême), (F), 28-31 august 2008
(www.filmfrancophone.fr) Catégory "Bijoux de famille"
. Frightfest, London (UK), 21-25 august 2008
. Berlin Neue Babylon, (Ge), 1-31 august 2008
. PiFan 2008 , Puchon (Ko), 18-27 july 2008
* Jury's choice award *
. ERA New Horizons, Wroclaw (Pl), 17-27 july 2008
(www.8ff.eranowehoryzonty.pl) Category Panorama
. New Zeland International Film Festivals, (Nz), 10 july-26 nov. 2008
. Fantasia, Montréal (Ca), 3-21 july 2008
(www.fantasiafestival.com) Canadian premiere on july 7th, 21h45, Théâtre Hall
. Los Angeles Film Festival (USA), 19-29 june 2008
(www.lafilmfest.com), in presence of Marie Caillou
. Moscow International Film Festival, Mosow (Ru), 18-29 june 2008
(www.lafilmfest.com) Sélection 8 1/2

. Edinburgh Film Festival (UK), 18-21 june 2008
. Festival International du film d'Animation d'Annecy (F), 9-14 june 2008
(www.annecy.org) Official selection, in presence of Richard McGuire
. Sydney Film Festival, Sydney (Au), 4-22 june 2008
. Animafest, Zagreb (Cr), 31 may-5 june 2008
. Fenice, Fiorenze (It), 13-18 may 2008
(www.fenicefestival.it) Category Fumetto
. FantBilbao 14, Bilbao (Sp), 8-14 may 2008
(www.fantbilbao.net) Official selection
. Anifest, Trebon (Cz),In competiton, 7-13 may 2008
. Franska Filmfestivalen Stockholm (Sw), 2 may-5 june 2008
. International Eskisehir Film Festival (Tr), 2-12 mai 2008
. Internationales Trickfilm Festival, Stuttgart (Ge), 1-6 may 2008
. Fumetto Internationales Comix Festival (CH), 12-20 apr. 2008

. Bratislava French Film Festival (Sk), 10-20 apr. 2008
. International Independent Film Festival, Buenos Aires (Ar), 8-20 apr. 2008 (www.bafici.gov.ar)
. International Istanbul Film Festival (Tr), 5-20 apr. 2008
. Febiofest, Prague (Cz), 27 march-4 apr. 2008
. Hong Kong International Film Festival (Cn), 17 march-6 apr. 2008
. Bilbolbul, Festival internationale di fumetto, Bologna (It), 5-9 march 2008

. 10th Cartoon Movie, Postdam-Babelsberg (Ge), 5-7 march 2008
* Best European Producer of the Year Award *
. Rendez-vous with french cinema, New York (USA), 29 feb.-9 march 2008
(www.ymag.com) official screenings at the Walter Reade Theater
. Cinequest Film Festival , San Jose, Ca (USA), 27 feb.-9 march 2008
(www.cinequest.org / www.artsopolis.com)
. Ficco Cinemex, Ciudad de México (Mexico), 19 feb.-2 march 2008
. Festival Anima, Bruxelles (Be), 1-9 feb. 2008
(www.folioscope.awn.com) opening festival
. International Film Festival Rotterdam (Nl), 23 jan.-3 feb. 2008
. Festival du film fantastique de Gerardmer (F), 23-27 jan. 2008
(www.gerardmer-fantasticart.com) out of competition
. Sundance Film Festival (USA), 17-27 jan. 2008
(www.sundance.org/festival) selection, out of competition
. Rome Film Fest (It), official selection, 22-31 oct. 2007
(www.romacinemafest.org) out of competition, "surprise film"


Fear(s) of the dark at the MoMA

Fear(s) of the dark joined the Film Collection of the MoMA in New York, an international collection of around 22 000 films covering all periods over a century of filming.


Screening of Fear(s) of the dark on CineCinema Club TV channel

Tuesday, July 1st, 19h20 - Saturday July 3rd, 15h15 - Monday, July 5th, 9h45 - Wednesday, July 7th, 11h05


Fear(s) of the dark at the Festival Portfolio #1

Fear(s) of the will be screened as part of the Festival of Graphic Arts Portfolio #1, on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, September 20th at the Bellevilloise.

La Bellevilloise 19/21 rue Boyer 75020 Paris, Tel.: +33 (0)1 46 36 07 07

Fear(s) of the dark' DVD abroad

After a release in Australia (distribution : Madman), in Italy (distribution : Internazionale) and in UK (distribution : Metrodome), the US release is announced on 27th October 2009 (distribution : MPI Home Video).

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www.madman.com for Australian version
www.internazionale.it for Italian version
www.metrodomegroup.com for UK version

www.mpihomevideo.com for US version

"Fear(s) of the dark" poster on sale on Amazon.com
Collector movie poster, US version (27 x 40).


Genêve : Exposition "Même pas peur " au Théâtre-Forum Meyrin

Exhibition of illustrations, objects, interactive installations; projections and workshops in the Theatre, as part of its théma "Phobia".
From Wednesday, September 23rd till Saturday, October 31st, 2009.
Vernissage on Wednesday, September 23rd of 14 h 00 - 17 00.
Curator : Thierry Ruffieux.

Informations : Théâtre Forum Meyrin, 1 place des Cinq-Continents / 1217 Meyrin 1 (GE) / Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)22 989 34 00 - info@forum-meyrin.ch

Fête de l'animation de Lille

The 5th edition of Fête de l'Animation de Lille proposes a projection of "Fear(s) of the dark" next April 18th, 15h00 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, as well as "Loulou et autres loups" and "U" on sunday 19th. A meeting with Christophe Jankovic is planned for saturday 18th, 17h00 at Gare Saint-sauveur.

Informations on www.fete-anim.com

Fear(s) of the dark on Canal+

Multi-diffusion on Canal+ French TV channels from february 13th to april 14th 2009.


Exhibition / Charles Burns
Bilbolbul, International Comic Festival of Bologna (04-08/03/2009)

The “Sotto pelle” exhibition, in collaboration with Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, is the first personal exhibition of this American artist taking place in Italy. The exposition will show more than 100 works, among comic tables from Black Hole, sketches and illustrations realized for magazines and books during the last thirty years, and of course works, extracts and making-off from Fear(s) of the dark.

Informations: Pinacoteca Nazionale, Via Belle Arti, 56. Bologna (It). Mail: info@bilbolbul.net
Opening with the author on friday 06.03, 19h.


Ljubljana : A Multimedia Exhibition

The exhibition in Kinodvor will include original drawings from the film, as well as images and video materials of its making. The multimedia exhibition will open on February 24th at 8 p.m. in Kinodvor Café, in the presence of author Marie Caillou. The exhibition will be on display in Kinodvor Gallery until March 23rd 2009.

Informations: Petra Slatinšek, Filmska vzgoja in stiki z javnostjo. Kolodvorska 13, 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenija. tel.: +386 1 239 22 14, fax: 386 1 239 22 16, mail: petra.slatinsek@kinodvor.org

FIBD: Grand Prix d'Angoulême 2009
Blutch, the new President

The 2009 Great Prize of Angoulême has been revealed on febraury 1st : Blutch succeeds to 2008 prizewinners Dupuy-Berberian and will be the president of the 37th edition of the Festival.
His album "Le Petit Christian, tome 2" is part fo the five albums labelled "The essentials of Angoulême".

Blutch's Portfolio, bibliography


Udine : Exhibition and Italian first national screening

Fear(s) of the dark will have the place of honour at the first edition of the Piccolo Festival dell Animazione of Udine (Italy) from 12 to 19 december.
Inauguration on december 12th in presence of Lorenzo Mattotti with the first national screening of the film and an exhibition relating the production of the feature.

Informations: CEC/Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche - Via Villalta 24 - 33100 Udine.
tel.: 0432/299545, fax: 0432/229815, mail: ufficiostampa@cecudine.org

Sadness to hear of Guillaume Depardieu death

Guillaume with Charles Burns and Aure Atika during the voicies recording in November 2006.

Previews schedule

(most often in some of the authors presence)

. 21 october : San Francisco SFFS *
. 26 june : Périgueux Cap Cinéma *
. 23 may : Décines Tobogan *
. 5 april : Vanves *
. 21 march : AIx-en-Provence Mazarin *
. 8 march : Lille Beaux-Arts *
. 21 february : Strasbourg Star *
. 12 february : Paris Fnac Forum des Halles *
. 12 february : Biarritz Royal
. 12 february : Toulouse Utopia
. 11 february : Saint-Etienne Melies *
. 11 february : Lyon Comoedia *
. 9 february : Saint-Gratien *
. 8 february : Bordeaux Utopia *
. 7 february : Paris UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles *
. 24, 25, 26 january : Angoulême

* In San Francisco, special screening organized by the San Francisco Film Society, 19h30 at the Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema, in presence of Charles Burns.
* In Périgueux, screening at Cap Cinéma at 20h00 in presence of Julien Dexant and Jean-Christophe Lie, both heads of animation on the film.
* In Décines, screening at the cultural center Le Tobogan, in presence of Marie Caillou and Romain Slocombe.
* In Vanves, screening at the cinema Le Vanves, 20h30, in presence of Marie Caillou, Blutch, Pierre di Sciullo and Michel Pirus.
* In Aix-en-Provence, screening at the cinema Mazarin, 20h30, in presence of Lorenzo Mattotti.
* In Lille, screening and conference in presence of Etienne Robial, on the occasion of "La fête de l'animation" (www.fete-anim.com).
* In Strasbourg, screening at the cinéma Star in presence of Marie Caillou and Blutch.
Informations: 03 88 32 44 97.

* In Paris, on february 12th, 17h30, meeting with the six authors-directors and the art director at la FNAC Forum des Halles (Espace rencontres, level 2).
* In Saint-Etienne, preview in presence of Romain Slocombe (who will sign its novels in a library).
* In Lyon, preview in presence of Lorenzo Mattotti and the producers, Valérie Schermann and Christophe Jankovic.
* In St Gratien, screening within the scope of the festival Image par image, saturday, February 9th at 20h30, cinema Les Toiles, in presence of Marie Caillou and Christophe Jankovic (producer).
* In Bordeaux, preview in presence of Lorenzo Mattotti. At the same time, exhibition of the artists at the bookshop "BD Fugue" from 8th to 29 february. Informations : BD Fugue, 10 rue de la Merci - Tél 05 56 52 16 60.
* In Paris, tickets are available for this Première, in presence of authors-directors and the art director: www.ugc.fr


Charles Burns and Lorenzo Mattotti at The New Yorker Festival

Following a special screening of the film, Françoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, received Charles Burns and Lorenzo Mattotti for a talk on stage.


Richard Mcguire - Liquid Liquid

Unique concert at the Barbican Hall of Lonrdes, 4 octobre 4th 2008.

"If a skinny bunch from Camden emerged tomorrow brandihing a sound as urgent and darkly danceable as Bellhead, they'd be hailed as new gods." Paul Lester - The Guardian
> review
"Nearly a quarter of a century after they split up, cult New York band Liquid Liquid played a rare gig at London's Barbican Hall…" Rodrigo Davies - BBC
> review

Barbican Centre, Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS.
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US trailer on Apple.com

US trailer of Fear(s) of the darks is available for watch and download on Apple website.


Releases abroad

Among territories screening the film: Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Geece, Cyprus, Britain Islands, ex Yugoslavia, Russia, Czechia, Slovakia, Japan, U.S.A, Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, New-Zeland, Israel...

London Preview on september 8th 2008 at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), booking available on the web (www.ica.org.uk). England national release on october 3rd.
Metrodome Group

New York on october 23rd 2008, USA national release at the IFC Center (www.ifccenter.com), then in the whole country until december (Chicago, Cambridge, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Denver, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Austin, Santa Rosa, Kansas City, Atlanta, San Diego, Santa Cruz, St. Louis, Des Moines, Columbus, Indianapolis...).
IFC Films
> Watch US trailer

Russia the film is screening on the whole territory since july 17th 2008 with the title "Fear (and) twilight".
Russian Report
more infos: www.kinoafisha.ru (traduction), www.kinopoisk.ru (traduction), www.ilovecinema.ru (traduction), www.afisha.ru (traduction)

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Exhibition / Charles Burns
Adam Baumgold Gallery

From September 5th to October 12th, 2008.
This will be Charles Burns' first New York solo exhibition and will include fifty seminal drawings executed in the last 25 years that showcases Burns' masterful pen and ink drawings for his award winning comic books and other publications.


Adam Baumgold Gallery: 74 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075.


Fear(s) of the dark DVD

Published by Diaphana, the DVD contains, besides the film in French version stereo or D.D.5.1, lots of bonus such as a slide relating the production of the film, a guided tour of the exhibition Fear(s) of the dark in Angoulême by Etienne Robial, an unpublished segment of Pierre Di Sciullo, the trailers and many others goodies.

Release of Belgian version of the DVD in Flanders, Wallonia and Netherland on august 26th.


Education et cinéma

Après Loulou et autres loups, U fait aujourd'hui partie de la sélection de films établies par le CNC en collaboration avec les ministères concernés pour le dispositif "École et cinéma" 2008/2011. Ce dispositif permet aux élèves de primaire de découvrir des œuvres cinématographiques lors de projections organisées spécialement à leur intention dans les salles de cinéma. Grâce au travail pédagogique d'accompagnement conduit par les enseignants et les partenaires culturels, ils se constituent les bases d'une culture cinématographique. La sélection des programmes (entre trois et quatre) se fait chaque année au niveau départemental sur la base de la liste national.
Peur(s) du noir fait lui parti cette année dans la région Poitou-Charentes du dispositif équivalent "Lycéens et Apprentis au cinéma" à destination du deuxième cycle. Chaque région a en effet la possibilité d'ajouter à sa propre sélection dans la liste nationale un film supplémentaire de son choix. Le document pédagogique édité par Poitou-Charentes Cinéma est signé Pascal Vimenet. Les séances de réflexions pédagogiques organisées pour les enseignants sont animées par Guy Astic..



Fear(s) of the dark awarded at the 12th PiFan

PiFan 2008 (Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea), one of the largest genre festivals in the world, has awarded Fear(s) of the dark with his Jury’s Choice award.


Fear(s) of the dark portfolio

Edition limited to 100 copies, this portfolio of 6 silk-screened pictures extracted from Fear(s) of the dark, numbered and signed by the artists, is now on sale on the website of Prima Linea Factory.
Realised in Bologna by Squadro Edizioni Grafiche on Magnani Gravure 350g. paper, size closed 50x50 cm, open 50x100 cm


"Your greatest fear" : results of myspace.com contest

Thanks for being so many to participate to this contest, we received plenty of drawings and videos of a wide range of diversity.

Here's the list of the winners:
Marc Alapont, video great winner
Se-lyung Moon, photo great winner
The 4 other winning videos: Tk Kim Nguyen, Strak Reno, Jean-Jacques Leforrestier and Lucie & Mélina.
The 4 other winning photos: Amandine Maillarbaux, Antoine Lechartier, Aurélien Duri and Anaïs François.
Jury special distinctions: Julien Debyser, Olivier Pinchon, Marco Miraglia and Morgane Alexandre.

Watch all winning photos and videos on the blog of myspace.com/peursdunoir

Rai 3, "Gargantua" by Giovanna Zucconi

Lorenzo Mattotti will be the guest of this new cultural programme of the italian TV channel, tuesday, april 8th.



Prima Linea Productions awarded at the Cartoon Movie Tributes 2008 for Fear(s) of the dark

530 animation professionals attending Cartoon Movie have voted for Prima Linea Productions as "Best European Producer of the year" for the feature Fear(s) of the dark.
The aim of the Cartoon Movie Tributes is indeed to reward outstanding achievements, companies or personalities that have had a dynamic and positive influence on the European animation feature film industry.


Exhibition at Squadro Stamperia, Bologne

On the occasion of the publication of Fear(s) of the dark silk-screen portfolio and of the Bilbolbul festival of Bologne, Squadro editions propose an exhibition around the movie, with a selection of drawings and storyboards, and artist' proofs of the portfolio produced in limited edition.
Squadro stamperia galleria d'arte, via nazario sauro, 27/b - 40121 Bologna.
Tel & fax.: 051.266580, web:
www.squadro.it. Vernissage on sunday, march 9th, 15:00.

6 silk-screen portfolio on sale on the website www.PrimaLineaFactory.com

France Culture | MINUIT/DIX by Laurent Goumarre

A pop magazine on the urbanity of contemporary customs.
Every wednesday, live and public from the Café Costes Etienne Marcel.

Tonight, february 13th at midnight, live with Di Sciullo, Mattotti and Blutch.



Who fears the nature ?

On MySpace this week, the fear of the nature : extracts, interviews, work in progress images by Marie Caillou, Blutch, Charles Burns and Lorenzo Mattotti.
Discover every wednesday a new fear extract from the film on myspace.com/peursdunoir.


Who fears the dark ?

On MySpace this week, the fear of the dark : extracts, interviews, work in progress images by Charles Burns , Richard McGuire and Lorenzo Mattotti.
Discover every wednesday a new fear extract from the film on myspace.com/peursdunoir.
Next one: the fear of the nature (february 13th)


Festivals schedule :

. Rome Film Fest (It), official selection, out of competition, " surprise film ", 22-31 oct. 2007 (www.romacinemafest.org)
. Sundance Film Festival (USA), selection, out of competition, 17-27 jan. 2008 (www.sundance.org/festival)
. Festival du film fantastique de Gerardmer (F), out of competition, 23-27 jan. 2008 (www.gerardmer-fantasticart.com)
. International Film Festival Rotterdam (Nl), 23 jan.-3 feb. 2008 (www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com)
. Festival Anima, Bruxelles (Be), opening festival, 1-9 feb. 2008 (www.folioscope.awn.com)
. Ficco Cinemex, Ciudad de México (Mexico), 19 feb.-2 march 2008 (www.ficco.com.mx)
. Cinequest Film Festival , San Jose, Ca (USA), 27 feb.-9 march 2008 (www.cinequest.org / www.artsopolis.com)
. Rendez-vous with french cinema, New York (USA), 29 feb.-9 march 2008 Press screening : March 1st at 9:30am (IFC Center) - official screenings at the Walter Reade Theater : March 8th at 9:30pm and March 9th at 1:30pm (showtimes and tickets)
. 10th Cartoon Movie, Postdam-Babelsberg (Ge), 5-7 march 2008 (www.cartoon-media.be)
. Bilbolbul, Festival internationale di fumetto, Bologna (It), 5-9 march 2008 (www.bilbolbul.net)


Brussels: Exhibition and opening of the Festival Anima 2008

All the authors of Fear(s) of the dark will be present for the sneak-preview of their film at Anima’s opening ceremony on the 1st February at Flagey, Brussels..
They will be there too for the venissage of the exhibition dedicated to the movie at Flagey during the festival, and also for a meeting with the public on the 2nd february.

Screenings of the film at Anima:
- friday, feb. 1st, 20 h. Opening ceremony
- saturday, feb. 2nd, 20 h.

Around the film:
- Meeting with the public saturday, feb. 2nd at 14h30, animated by Hugues Dayez
- The sound design of the film, friday, feb. 8th at 14 h.30
- Exhibition during the Festival at Flagey


Who fears ghosts ?

On MySpace this week, the fear of the ghosts : extracts, interviews, work in progress images by Marie Caillou, Richard McGuire and Lorenzo Mattotti.
Discover every wednesday a new fear extract from the film on myspace.com/peursdunoir.
Next one: the fear of the dark (february 5th)


Authors, team and friends preview in Angoulême

Thursday, January 24th.
From left to right: Etienne Robial, Blutch, Marie Caillou, Romain Slocombe, Charles Burns, Pierre di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard McGuire.


France Culture 25 jan. 2008

Live from Angoulême Festival, at radio studio of Tout Arrive by Arnaud Laporte : Fear(s) and the la Cité de l'Image - from left to right : A. Guillot, J. Gohsn (hidden), M. Caillou, P. di Sciullo, V. Schermann, Blutch, G. Ciment, L. Mattotti, C. Burns, translator, R. McGuire.


Who fears insects ?

On MySpace this week, the fear of the insects : extracts, interviews, work in progress images by Marie Caillou, Richard McGuire, Pierre di Sciullo and Charles Burns.
Discover every wednesday a new fear extract from the film on myspace.com/peursdunoir.
Next one: the fear of the ghosts (january 30th)


First national previews at the international Comics Festival of Angoulême

Within the scope of the Festival, Fear(s) will be screened for the first time in France at the Nemo cinema of Angoulême, Friday 25th at 19:00 and Saturday 26th at 21:00. On Friday, the film will be introduced by all the authors-directors, scriptwritters and art director.
The cinema ticket office will be open from early wednesday for those two screenings (reduced-price: 5 euros with the Festival pass - normal price: 7 euros). Both screening will be english subtitled.


Who fears the doctor ?

On MySpace this week, the fear of the doctor : extracts, interviews, work in progress images by Marie Caillou and Charles Burns.
Discover every wednesday a new fear extract from the film on myspace.com/peursdunoir.
Next one: the fear of the insects (january 23rd).


Who fears ferocious animals ?

On MySpace this week, the fear of the ferocious animals : extracts, interviews, work in progress images by Blutch and Lorenzo Mattotti.
Discover every wednesday a new fear extract from the film on myspace.com/peursdunoir.
Next one: the fear of the doctor (january 16th).


Who fears monsters ?

On MySpace this week, the fear of the monsters : extracts, interviews, work in progress images by Blutch, Marie Caillou, Lorenzo Mattotti.
Discover every wednesday a new fear extract from the film on myspace.com/peursdunoir.
Next one: the fear of the ferocious animals (january 9th).


Your greatest fear ?...

Take part in the contest proposed by Diaphana: your greatest fear drawn, animated... The ten most amazing contributions will be included into the DVD of Fear(s) of the dark.


Preparing national releases of february 13th

Assistant of Robial and webmaster of this website, Pierre-Guy Taillan is preparing images, posters, exhibitions... many documents that will go with French and Belgian national releases, on february 13 th.


Fear(s) of the dark, surprise film at RomefilmFest 2007

Fear(s) of the dark' world premiere will take place at the next RomeFilmFest, sunday, october 21th 2007. Presented out of competition, it will be the surprise film of the selection "Cinema 2007".
Goffredo Bettini, president of the Cinema for Rome foundation, said "we are
proud of a title that completes.. our line up with an experimental intelligence where art and entertainment unite and enrich each other".

Informations sur www.romacinemafest.org

Exhibition "Peur(s) du noir, or how fear takes hold "
Fantoche IFFA 2007

Exclusively conceived on the occasion of the International Animation Film Festival Fantoche in Zurich, this exhibition traces back the creative process of the film from the screenplay to the animation, and presents some original artworks of the authors.

Kunstraum Baden, Haselstrasse 15, Bahnhof West, 5400 Baden, Switzerland.
From wed. 11th to sun. 30th of September, 2007. Vernissage on September 12th.
Curator: Sabine Witkowski

Exhibition' photos

Strapazin, Fear(s) of the dark special issue

On the occasion of the exhibition "Peur(s) du noir, or how fear takes hold" in Baden, the swiss comics magazine "Strapazin" get dressed in black and proposes a special file about the film and an exclusive interview of Richard McGuire.

Strapazin N°88, September 2007 (in German)

Lorenzo Mattotti: mixing session

Lorenzo Mattotti at the mixing with Manu de Boissieu, studio Alea Jacta in Bruxelles.


Marie Caillou: animation briefing session

Studio: Speculoos (Bruxelles, Belgium).


Interview of Richard McGuire and Charles Burns

Studio: Prima Linea Productions (Angoulême, France)

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Charles Burns method

Studio: Prima Linea Productions (Angoulême, France)

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Men in black...

... in Angoulême streets.

From left to right: Richard McGuire, Lorenzo Mattotti et Charles Burns

Charles Burns awardwinning at the Festival of Angoulême

The complete set of "Black Hole" (Delcourt publishing), Charles Burns's major series, is part fo the six albums labelled "The essentials of Angoulême".


Interview of Lorenzo Mattotti & Jerry Kramsky

Studio: Prima Linea Productions (Angoulême, France)

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Official selection of the 34th International Comics Festival

From january 25th to 28th 2007 in Angoulême (France)
Three of Fear(s) of the dark authors are competing this year for the Best Comic Book Award: Blutch with La Volupté, published by Futuropolis, Burns with Black Hole, published by Delcourt and Pirus with Canetor (script by Charlie Schlingo), published by Les Requins Marteaux.


Blutch: Direction of animation

Studio: Prima Linea Productions (Angoulême, France)

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Exhibition / Richard McGuire
École Européenne Supérieure de l'Image, Prize 2006

From january 25th to january 28th, 2007.
Organised by the Europen School of Visual Arts, the exhibition will display large prints of the artist's work. Moreover, it will show on exclusive release the first animated sequences directed by Richard McGuire's from Peur(s) du Noir.

Centre national de la bande dessinée et de l'image (ground floor galery), 121 rue de Bordeaux, 16000 Angoulême, France.
Curator: Thierry Smolderen.

> www.cnbdi.fr

Exhibition / Storyboard contest

From january 25th to january 28th, 2007 (9H00 - 19H00)
Organised by the Conseil Général de la Charente during the International Festival International of Comics, this exhibition will present a selection of original storyboard sheets of Fears(s) of the dark, by Charles Burns, Blutch, Marie Caillou et Richard McGuire.

Conseil général de la Charente, 31 boulevard Emile Roux,  16000 Angoulême, France

Fear(s) / di Sciullo: Voices recording

Actress: Nicole Garcia
Studio: Piste Rouge (Paris)


Fear(s) / Burns: Lay out def

Studio: Def2Shoot (Paris)

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Charles Burns: animation briefing session

Studio: Def2Shoot (Paris, France)

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Charles Burns: voices recording

Actors: Aure Atika and Guillaume Depardieu
Studio: Piste Rouge

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Seeking animators

Traditional 2D and digital 2D
contact: job@primalinea.com - +33 (0)5 45 93 93 10


Fumetto International / Triennale di Milano

Showing of the teaser of Peur(s) du noir from may 18th to september 3rd 2006, in this contemporary Art exhibition.


Richard McGuire: Direction of animation

Studio: Prima Linea Productions (Angoulême, France)

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Event: Fear(s) of the dark' party

Organised on the fringe of the eponymous exhibition at the CNBDI, Fear(s) of the dark' party has brought together around 300 people in an Angoulême antique mansion. Plunged into a dark and mysterious world designed by Nicole Masse (Galerie MR), the guest has celebrated until early hours, with all the authors of the film, the launch of the webite www.fearsofthedark-themovie.com.


Book: 9ème Art #12

Published since 1996, the "Museum of Comics notebooks" of Angoulême are back after one year of break. This 12th issue proposes, on the occasion of the exhibition "Fear(s) of the dark", a bukly file on the black.

250 black and withe pages sand 16 color pages, 17 x 24 cm. Publication : january 2006. Editor in chief: Thierry Groensteen.
> editionsdel'an2.com
26/01/06 "Fear(s) of the dark - From drawing to animation"
Exhibition at the CNBDI of Angoulême

Exhibition from january 26th to september 3rd 2006
The International Comics Festival and the National Center of Comics in Angoulême (with the support of the Poitou-Charentes region and Magelis) were thrilled to gather all these authors for a unique exhibition which traces back, from the writing stage to the animation stage, the shift of these outstanding comic strip artists to the screen.

National Center of Comics
121 rue de Bordeaux, Angoulême, France
From Tuesday to Friday 10H00-18H00.
Saturday, Sunday & férié days 14H00-18H00.
until September 4th, 2006, then in the Poitou-Charentes Region.