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To Build a Fire



To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jack London’s death, filmmaker Fx Goby adapts To Build a Fire, the famous novel by the American author.

To Build a Fire is an animated short film in 4K Cinemascope that tells the tragic tale of a man and his dog trying to survive in the overwhelmingly freezing and hostile nature of the Yukon Territory.

Enter into this polar western world, and experience the bitter cold whilst embarking on a sensory journey.

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Information for the Audience: 


Children up to 12 years old.

Screenings / Awards: 

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016

Huesca International Film Festival 2016

Festival Sunsète à Sète 2016

Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 2016, Grand prize winner best short Animation

Animaze Montreal International Animation Festival 2016, Short Film award – Special Mention

Anibar Animation Festival 2016

Venice Film Week 2016

Shorts Mexico Festival 2016, Best International Animation

Milano Film Festival 2016, OFF special selection « the focus on animation »

Festival Tournez Court Saint-Etienne 2016, OFF

Fimucinema 2016, Best original score for short film

Segovia 3D Wire 2016

New Orleans Film Festival 2016

Belfast Cinemagic 2016

Cambridge Film Festival 2016

Klik! Amsterdam 2016, Special Mention by the jury

Anima Mundi International Animation Festival 2016

Kuandu International Animation festival (Taiwan) 2016

Aesthetica Short Film Festival (York) 2016

Asiana International short Film Festival (Seoul) 2016

Toronto Short Film Festival 2016

Denver International Film Festival 2016

Cinanima Espinho (Portugal) 2016

Chicago children film festival 2016

Corto Imola Festival (Italy) 2016

Tirana Film Festival 2016

Delhi Shorts International Film Festival 2016

Rencontres Internationales de cinéma d'animation de Wissembourg 2016, Mention spéciale du jury lycéen

Paris Court Devant 2016, OFF sélection officielle d’une carte blanche hors-compétition

Carrefour de l'animation Forum des images 2016

London Short FIlm Festival 2017, Best Animated short film

Clermont-Ferrand 2017, programme jeune public

Anima Bruxelles 2017

Festival d'aventure de Lons le Saunier 2017

FICAM Meknes 2017

Festival du film d'Aubagne 2017

Festival International de court-métrage d'animation de Roanne 2017

Kosmopolis Literature Fest Barcelona 2017

Festival du film de Fontenay le Comte 2017, Grand prix du jury sélection courts-métrages

RiverRun International Film Festival 2017

Newport Beach Film Festival 2017

Cardiff Independant Film Festival 2017

New York Independant Film Festival 2017

Fastnet film festival 2017

International filmfest Emden Norderney 2017

Insomnia Film Festival 2017


La Garimba Film Fest 2017


Directed by: 
Fx Goby
Writing credits: 
Fx Goby from Jack London's novel
Tony Fish (voice)
Produced by: 
Samuel François Steininger
Music by: 
Mathieu Alvado
Film Editing by: 
Fx Goby
Art Direction by: 
Tristan Ménard
Release Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017
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