A colourful collage of pop culture, classic film, online and musical references, Going Ape from Nikopicto directors Nicolas Lesaffre and Charles Blanchard, pictures a world in which our hairy genetic cousins have fully embraced the smartphone and all the questionable behaviours that go along with it.

short movie produced by Nikopicto, 
directed by Nicolas Lesaffre and Charles Blanchard. 
20 selections in international animation festival all around the world.

Each shot were based on many different references from famous youtube video such as "afroninja" to video games "pokemon, minecraft", 80ies tv series "The A-team", Heavy metal band "Kiss",   VR AR technologie, politics, and feature movies such as "the great escape", "2001 a space odyssey" and many others.... Enjoy !!!

With scenery from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, monkeys finally have access to smartphone and social media, are they Going Ape ?

screening/ award and official selection :

Digicon6 ASIA Award Hong Kong
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film GERMANY​​​​​​​SIGGRAPH asia Bangkok THAILAND
Anima Mundi Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL
Athens ANIMFEST GRECE
Melbourne International Animation Festival AUSTRALIACortoons Festival Gandia 2019_ Valencia SPAIN
Iinternational animation film festival GOLDEN KUKER - Sofia BULGARIA
Copper Coast International Film Festival UK
La Guarimba International Film Festival ITALY
KisaKes (Cut It Short) Short Film Festival Istanbul TURKEY
Bitfilm Contest 2017
Cardiff International Film Festival UK
Chellavision Short Film Fest CA USA
Sacalacalaca, Interdimensional Horror & Sci-Fi Festival MEXICO
Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival
Multivision Festival St Petersburg RUSSIA
Celtic Animation Film Competition Liverpool UK
Cape Town International Animation Festival SOUTH AFRICA
Australian International Animation Festival
Insomnia Festival RUSSIA
ANIMAC SPAIN
ANILOGUE International Animation Festival HUNGARY
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