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) - 27 by Flora Anna Buda (Hungary - 2020) - TBA (2021)
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), Mehdi avis de passage by Oussama Bouacheria (France - 2020), TBA (2021)
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), Coda by Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina - 2020), TBA (2021)
Call for projects Shortway for short films
After five year of partnership with the Animation du Monde category, in 2020, CITIA asked Ciclic to become a partner of a new call for projects called "Shortway" (Latin America projects) in partnership with Pixelatl Festival in Cuernavaca (Mexico).
The winners in the Animation du Monde category between 2015 and 2019 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)
The winners of the Shortway pitches since 2020 are: El After del Mondo by Florentina Gonzalez (Argentina - 2020), Steps to Fly by Nicolas Conte (Argentina - 2021)
CITIA, city of moving images, is a resource and skill center for moving images and creative industries.
Its missions are divided into three complementary areas:
Culture: promoting animation to a wide public
Economy: developing a local economic hub of creative industries
Training and research: supporting training programs and image education
CITIA organizes the International Animation Film Festival and the Forum Blanc. It also contributes to local economic development by offering training programs, support for animation companies and organization for the unifying space of Les Papeteries – Image Factory.