CANNES FILM FESTIVAL to screen animated film by San Francisco State University student Sean Christensen

An animated film created by a San Francisco State University student will be screened during the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in France, according to school officials.

Sean Christensen created the three-minute film, “Ignorance is Bliss,” which will be shown as part of the festival’s Short Film Corner.

According to the school, the film is a sardonic piece based on the expectations of the afterlife.

The concept for the film grew out of sketch comedy work that Christensen did with graphic designer and writer Miriam Wilson for a San Francisco company, Killing My Lobster, school officials reported. Christensen also collaborated with web designer and animator Greg Wild-Smith for the piece.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Christensen said. “It started off as a joke I heard on the phone one day, and the next it’s a film on its way to France.”

Films made by other San Francisco State students were also screened during Cannes in 2004 and 2006.

Bay City News

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