Since 2008, Ciclic is a partner of the call for projects organized during the Annecy International Animation Film Market (MIFA).
Call for projects for short films
Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire is partner of short films Pitches since 2008. The Ciclic Prize is a €35,000 grant minimum offered by the Centre-Val de Loire Region. Ciclic receives the winners during a residency in Vendôme for the animation or filming stages.
The winners are: Le Môme Tintouin by Loïc Malo (France - 2008), Planet Z by Momoko Seto (Japan - 2009), The Banquet of the Concubine by Hefang Wei (China - 2010), Storm Hits Jacket by Paul Cabon (France - 2011), Beach Flags by Sarah Saïdan (Iran - 2012), Yùl and the Snake by Gabriel Harel (France - 2013), Alphonse gets lost by Jean-Luc Gréco & Catherine Buffat (France - 2014), A Festive Wind by Marjolaine Perreten (Switzerland - 2015) and Carpel by Tibor Banoczki & Sarolta Szabo (Hungary - 2016) - Letter to a Pig by Tal Kantor (Israel - 2017), Christopher at Sea by Tom CJ Brown (USA - 2018) - Hide by Daniel Gray (United Kingdom - 2019)
Call for projects for TV series and specials
Since 2014, Ciclic awards prizes for TV projects. The prize is a €25,000 grant for development support. Ciclic receives the winners during a 2-month development residency (storyboard, animation, making of the pilot, graphic research, scale models, etc.).
The winners are: Une semaine de Ferme l'Oeil by Claire Sichez, Maï N'Guyen and Claire Paoletti (France - 2014), Weekend? by Eloïc Gimenez (France - 2015), Vanille by Guillaume Lorin (France - 2015) and Planthéon by Thomas Pons (France - 2016), Viva Mexico by Hefang Wei (France - 2017), Tempo by Eloïc Gimenez (France - 2018), Patouille by Inès Bernard Espina, Mélody Boulissière & Clémentine Campos (France - 2019)
Call for projects for Feature Films
Since 2017, Ciclic awards prizes for Feature films projects. The prize is a €25,000 grant for development support. Ciclic receives the winners during a 2-month development residency (storyboard, animation, making of the pilot, graphic research, scale models, etc.).
The winners are: Allah is not Obliged by Zaven Najjar (France - 2017), Archipelago by Félix Dufour-Laperrière (Canada - 2018), Sorya by Denis Do (France - 2019)
Call for projects for Animation du monde
In 2015, CITIA asked Ciclic to become a partner of a new call for projects called "Animation du Monde" (World Animation), aiming at spotlighting territories with limited animation production capacities.
Following the success of Animation du Monde, it became in 2016 a category on its own within the Mifa Pitches. Ciclic will receive the director (with or without a member of his/her team) for one month in order to work on the development of his/her project (short film or series).
The winners are: Muzi & Kuku by Tim & Candice Argall (South Africa - 2015), Dog Days by Ana Chubinidze & Elene Chishachvili (Georgia - 2016), Fairy Wheels by Clea Mallinson (South Africa - 2016), Riga's Lilac by Lizete Upite (Latvia - 2016), Lahmer by Thanut Rujitanont (Thailand - 2017), El Tigre sin Reyas by Robin Morales Reyes (Mexico - 2017), Ugamu bu Fabian Guamani & Miguel Rumanzew (Colombia, Venezuela - 2018), Noon by Roshanak Roshan (Iran - 2018), Uzi by Naddya Adhiambo Olluoch Olunya (Kenya - 2019)