After the Paris premiere of "Cheatin'" ("Les Amants Electriques"), I went to the famed Stuttgart Trickfilm Festival, where I saw a lot of old friends, and also saw some great films - but the main reason I was there was to present the German premiere of "Cheatin'".
It was a rousing success - two jam-packed audiences, and prolonged applause (which I always love). I had to suppress the applause or I wouldn't have had time to sign autographs and introduce the next show -
Also, while I was there I met with my good friend, Andreas Hykade, who did some live-action acting for my next mockumentary feature. But for now, it's a secret - I'll make an announcement soon. By the way, Andreas is a great actor.
Andreas Hykade with Bill (photo from Annecy, 2009)
I give the Stuttgart festival an A-. The minus is because "Cheatin'" didn't win the big prize. That went to "Garden of Word", a Japanimation film. I talked to one of the judges and asked why "Cheatin'" didn't win - he said that it had too much sex and violence. Yeah!! If I'm going to lose a prize, that's a great reason why.