Saguenay international
short film festival


In Preoperational Model, anthropomorphic princess Sophie and her maid Jessica prepare for a new day at the royal court. Sophie's struggle to play her role propels the two protagonists forward and backward in time, through worlds and identities to find a way to live together.

Production :
Video Power
Distribution :
Video Power
Contact :
Animation :
Philip Ullman

In competition for :

Grand Prize

Jury Award

Best animation

AQCC award

Audience award Official competition

  • Philip Ullman

    Philip Ullman is a Swedish artist and filmmaker based in Amsterdam. By capturing performers' movements and voices inherent to the human body, and applying these to non-human characters, scattered throughout fictional 3D animated realities, Ullman questions the grounds on which value and sentience are prescribed, why one life is more valuable than another, and what it means to be human.