Insectopedia

Insectopedia directed by Antoine Fontaine
Genre I Documentary
Length I 24 minutes
Stage I Distribution
Release I 2018

Brussels. In a flea market, the director discovers a suitcase full of 16mm footage from a mysterious Dr. Veroft. This doctor had a passion for insects. He filmed all kind of insects for nearly 50 years, taking notes and dissecting them. But the line between passion and obsession is thin. The film is like an investigation to know who was this Dr. Veroft and what was the reason of this dubious obsession.


Team

Script and Direction I Antoine Fontaine
Image I Antoine Fontaine et Ben Wolf
Sound I Arnout Colaert, Thuy Hong
Editing I Antoine Fontaine

Production I Hutong Productions
Co–production I DocNomads


Screenings

24th Leuven ISFF — Special Jury Mention (Belgium)
FIDÉ — Emerging Documentary Film Festival 2019 (Paris)
FEST, New Directors New Films – Official competition (Portugal 2019)
Les Yeux Ouverts — La Générale (Paris)
DOKLeipzig — International programme (Germany)
Poitiers Film Festival 2019 — International Competition (France)
Curta Cinema, Rio de Janeiro IFF — International Competition (Brazil)
Filmstrip International Film Festival — Official selection (Romania)
NEZ IFF — Best Documentary Editing prize (India)
Rencontres Cinéma Nature 2020 – Official Selection (France)