Nothing Happens is a groundbreaking artistic work setting the standard for art in VR. Michelle and Uri Kranot won both Prix André Martin for “Best French short film” and “Prix Festivals connexion Région Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes” at Annecy International Animation Festival 2017.
Nothing Happens is a short animation film (and also a cinematic VR experience) which questions the role of the spectator, by inviting the individual to participate in an event. On the outskirts of town, people are gathering. It is freezing cold. They form a line, staring towards the horizon. We, the audience, stare at the screen, at the people staring right back at us. We all desperately want something to happen, but what if nothing does? Nothing Happens offers a new way of looking. It is about spectatorship, about watching and being watched. It is about being present. We are so happy to give you the opportunity to experience Nothing Happens at VAF 2017 as part of Expanded Animation.
It is the third year in a row that Michelle and Uri Kranot has films in competition in the Annecy International Animation Festival.
2017 – Nothing Happens (Short Film Competition, VR@Annecy, Winner of “Prix André Martin” and “Prix Festivals connexion Région Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes”)
2016 – How long, not long (Short Film Competition, Winner of the FIPRESCI Award)
2015 – Black Tape (Short Film Competition)