Le 12eme homme (the twelfth man)
Thomas Pons
École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs
Animated short film by an student from ENSAD's Animation department .


In a soccer match, the "twelfth man" refers to a compact group of fans in the bleachers whose passionate and vocal support for their team can influence the outcome of the match by resonating in the minds and bodies of the players. The twelfth man, its members moving, singing and shouting with one voice in a collective trans, is a veritable rite of exaltation with its own codified language and symbols: dances, songs and chants, and colors.  


Director: Thomas Pons
Screenplay: Thomas Pons
Graphic design: Thomas Pons
Music- original score: Erwan Boulay // Guillaume Jay
Film editing: Thomas Pons // Irina Cheban

​Runtime: 8'57''
Category: Animation
Softwares: Adobe After Effect // Photoshop // TV Paint // Dragon Stop Motion

Awards and selections

  • Jury prize: Cinémascotte Festival, November 2013
  • Grand Prize for a Graduation film project: Festival national du Film d'Animation de Bruz, December 2013