A peeble in the shoe

short film – 11′ – 2020


A new student arrives in class. He is not a student like the others, he is a frog in a class of bunnies.


Éric Montchaud


Éric Montchaud, avec la participation de Cécile Polard


Xbo films & Nadasdy Films


puppets, traditional 2D


Autour de Minuit 
Gébéka Films 

Eric Montchaud was part of the first class of La Poudrière film school. He self-produced his first film, L’odeur du chien mouillé (The Smell of Wet Dog), which won the Main Prize at Rencontres Audiovisuelles in Lille and the Best Design Prize at the Animated Dreams festival in Tallin. Working in parallel as an animator on projects for TV series, short films, advertisements and clips, he animated certain scenes for the films The Science of Sleep and Mood Indigo by Michel Gondry. In 2015 he completed his second short film, La petite casserole d’Anatole (Anatole’s Little Saucepan), an adaptation of a children’s book by Isabelle Carrier. The film, produced by JPL Films, won many prizes including the Audience Award at Annecy Festival.

Jury Junior Canal + Award at Festival d’Annecy 2021 (France)
Best short film for young audience festival Anima de Bruxelles 2022 (Belgium)
Best Animated Short Film at Corto e Fieno – Rural Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
Audience Award Ex-Aequo au PIAFF 2022 (France)
First Prize au festival IndieJunior de Porto 2022 (Portugal)
Kids award au New Chitose Airport international animation festival 2021 (Japan)
International Prize Young Audience at Ciné Court Animé 2021 (France)
Planktoon Animated Films for Children au Supertoon Festival 2021 (Croatia)
Child Dreams Price at Insomnia International Animation Film Festival 2021 (Russia)
Liv Ullmann Peace Price at Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2021 (USA)
Mention Spéciale au Hsin-Yi Children’s Animation Awards 2021 (Taiwan)
Special Mention international short film at SMOF 2021 (Argentina)

Festival International du Court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2021 / Annecy Festival 2021  Festival Court Métrange 2021  / Ciné Court Animé 2021 / Plein la bobine 2021 / Festival international du Film Nancy-Lorraine 2021 / Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest 2021 / Off Courts Trouville 2021 / Festival Silhouette 2021 / Cinémed 2021 / Festival Séquence court 2021 / Courts Devant 2021 / Paris International Animation Film Festival (PIAFF) 2021, Festival Ciné-Jeune de l’Aisne 2022 / Festival d’un jour Valence 2022…

Corto e Fieno – Rural Film Festival (Italy) 2022 / Stop Motion Montreal (Canada) 2022 / Provinziale (Germany) 2022 / Muffy (Spain) 2022 / Zlín Film Festival (Czech Republic) 2022 / Lago Film Fest (Italy) 2022 / Milwaukee Film Festival (USA) 2022 / GLAS Animation Festival (USA) 2022 / Animocje (Poland) 2022 / Filmfest Dresden (Germany) 2022 / Festival IndieJunior (Portugal) 2022 / Monstra Lisboa (Portugal) 2022 /  Animac (Spain) 2022 / Carrousel of Rimouski (Canada) 2022 / Festival Cinema family Québec 2022 / Anima 2022 (Belgium) / Kaboom Animation festival 2022 (Netherlands), Trickfilm Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2021 (Germany) / Indielisboa 2021 (Portugal) / Palm Springs International Shortfest 2021 (USA) / Curtas Vila do Conde 2021 (Portugal) / Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021 (USA) / Ottawa International Animation Festival 2021 (Canada) / Fantoche Festival International du Film d’Animation 2021 (Switzerland) / Mediawave International Film and Music Gathering 2021 (Hungary) / Oberhausen International short film festival 2021 (Germany) / Chilemonos 2021 (Chile) / Supertoon International Animation Festival 2021 (Croatia) / Anibar Animation festival 2021 (Kosovo) / Insomnia International Animation Film Festival 2021 (Russia) / Our Fest – Festival Internacional de Stop Motion 2021 (Argentina) / Kids Kino International Film Festival 2021 (Poland) / Filmets Badalona 2021 (Spain) / Cinekid 2021 (Netherlands) / The Athens International Children’s Film Festival 202 (Greeece) / Providence Children’s Film Festival 2021 (USA) / Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2021 (USA) / Giffoni 2021 (Italy) / PequeFilms de Santiago de Compostelle (Espagne)……

With the support of Région Occitanie, CNC, Procirep-Angoa, Sacem (Occitanie Films) and Toulouse Métropole