Animation EN - Actualités Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:21:10 +0000 "Wildfire" by Nicolas Rolland at Ciclic Animation! <div class="chapo" style="text-align: justify;">After a first residency in partnership with La Poudrière in 2017, Nicolas Rolland begins his second residency at Ciclic Animation for the production of his short film <em>Wildfire</em> until July 16th.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Nicolas Rolland</strong> graduated from the Emile Cohl school and then joined La Poudrière in Bourg-lès-Valence to learn animated film directing.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">After graduating from La Poudrière in 2015, Nicolas Rolland met Pierre Le Gall at the writing residence La Poudrière-CEEA-Ciclic where he introduced him to the original idea of <em>Wildfire</em>. Between writing and graphic research sessions, he works on several films such as shorts <em>The Empty Room</em> by Dahee Jeong or <em>The Night of the Plastic Bags</em> by Gabriel Harel or feature <em>The Extraordinary Journey of Marona</em> by Anca Damian.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Girelle Production, received production support. The director, Nicolas Rolland, will be in residence from January 4th to July 2nd 2021.&nbsp;</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 09:58:27 +0100 actualites " Wild House-share ": new short film by Armelle Mercat in residence! <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">New residence for Armelle Mercat. After directing</span><em class="chapo"> Keep Your Hair On Olivier</em><span class="chapo"> in 2017, the director returns to Ciclic Animation for new adventures with the production of her project </span><em class="chapo">Wild House-share</em><span class="chapo">.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Armelle Mercat</strong> studied at the Institut d'Arts visuels d'Orléans which allowed her to study one semester in Baltimore (USA) at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in 2009. She continued her studies at La Poudrière where she directed <em>Mon perchoir</em> in 2011 and then <em>La Pâtarécré</em> in 2012. Director but also animator and colorist, she works on various short films including <em>Beach Flags</em> by Sarah Saïdan. She directed <em>Keep Your Hair On Olivier</em> in 2017, a short film supported by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Inspired by the African tale «The Goat and the Tiger», <em>Wild House-share</em> is a free interpretation. This comedy tells a tender and naive story.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Girelle Production, received production support. The director, Armelle Mercat, will be in residence from January 4th to July 2nd 2021.&nbsp;</strong></div><img src=""/> Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:38:39 +0100 actualites "ULTRAS": new residence ! <div><span class="chapo">After a one-month residency in December 2019, the project returns a year later to Ciclic Animation for the development.</span><br /><br /></div><div><strong>Irwin Fustec</strong> is a graphic author. He has worked on several animated series such as <em>Zoe and Milo</em>, <em>Les Chronokids</em>, or the film <em>Le Magasin des suicides</em>. He is currently a director on two series produced by Melting Productions and Amuse.<br /><br /></div><div><em>Ultras</em> is an animation series that translates football as a socio-cultural universe with a lot of humor.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>The film, produced by Onda Productions and Melting Productions, received development support. Director Irwin Fustec will be in residence from December 7th to January 8th 2021.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 07 Dec 2020 09:34:01 +0100 actualites "No future" by Manon David : new project in partnership with La Poudrière <div><span class="chapo">Ciclic animation welcomes <em>No Future</em> by Manon David, a one-month postgraduate grant residency in partnership with La Poudrière.</span><br /><br /></div><div><strong>Manon David</strong> directed her first self-taught film before joining a DMA in animation cinema in Paris and then the Poudrière in Valence where she directed her graduation film<em> Les Vacances de la Loose</em> (2019) with the participation of ARTE. She also directed <em>L'anniversaire de Tom</em> for Les espoirs de l'animation (Gulli).</div><div><em>No Future</em> is her next short film project. A dramatic comedy that shows through the prism of humour, the difficulty of people to project themselves into the future, whether economically, ecologically or sentimentally.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project has received a writing grant by Ciclic and the Centre-Val de Loire Region and a residence programme financed by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire and La Poudrière. Director, Manon David, will be in the residence from November 10th to Décember 8th.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 09:25:34 +0100 actualites Sarah Saidan’s new short film "À coeur perdu" in Ciclic Animation ! <div><span class="chapo">After supporting her short film </span><em class="chapo">Beach Flag</em><span class="chapo">, Sarah Saidan returns to Ciclic Animation for the production of her next project </span><em class="chapo">À coeur perdu</em><span class="chapo">.</span><br /><br /></div><div><strong>Sarah Saidan</strong> studied in Iran and learnt Graphic Design at Azad University and she received a Master’s degree in Animation from the Faculty of Cinema and Theatre. She continued her studies in France at "La Poudrière" in Valence. Sarah Saidan has directed several short films, including the multi-award-winning <em>Beach Flags</em>. She recently worked on the adapted series <em>Culottées</em>&nbsp;from Pénélope Bagieu.</div><div><em>À coeur perdu</em> talks about a sense of belonging to a place and a culture. The short film is also about the uprooting, a very personal subject for the director.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This film, produced by Caïmans Productions, received production support. The director, Sarah Saidan, will be in residence from November 2nd to February 26th 2021.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:45:37 +0100 actualites New project in residence : "The Crimson Season" by Clémence Bouchereau <div><span class="chapo">We are happy to welcome for a second time a project that uses the pinscreen with the animated short film <em>The Crimson Season</em> by Clémence Bouchereau, in residence until December 3rd, 2021.</span><br /><br /></div><div><strong>Clémence Bouchereau</strong> is a designer and director specialized in direct animation and traditional techniques. She begins her studies at the Emile Cohl School in Lyon where she learned animation and illustration. She directed <em>Aux Gambettes gourmandes</em> a sand on glass animated short film, selected at several festivals. She continued her studies at La Poudrière school in Valence from 2012 to 2014 where she directed <em>L'Echappée</em> and <em>Ride Away</em>. She was also an animator on Reza Riahi’s <em>Navozande</em>. After a research residency at CNC and a transmission workshop on the pinscreen supervised by Michèle Lemieux, director Clémence Bouchereau begins the production of her new short film made on pinscreen.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This film, produced by Bandini Films , has received production support. The director, Clémence Bouchereau, will be in residence from November 2nd 2020 to December 3rd, 2021.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:37:47 +0100 actualites Regional incubation residency : "Sulaimani" de Vinnie Ann Bose <p><span class="chapo">Already&nbsp;in residence&nbsp;at Ciclic Animation for a postgraduate grants in partnership with the Poudrière school, Vinnie Ann Bose returns a second time for her short film <em>Sulaimani</em> thanks to a regional incubation residency.</span><br /><br /><strong>Vinnie Ann Bose</strong> is graduated of the National Institute of Animation Film Design in Ahmedabad (India) and she continued her studies in France. In 2016, she joined the École de la Poudrière in Valence where she directed <em>Dimanche Matin</em>, which won the grand prize for the best graduation film at the Rennes National Animation Film Festival in April 2019.</p><div>Sulaimani is a combination of computer 2D and stop-motion short film about homesickness and comfort food.<br /><div>He also talks about the culture, the traditions of India and the position of women.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project has received a regional incubation residency. Director, Vinnie Ann Bose, will be in residence from October 12th to November 6th 2020.</strong></div></div><img src=""/> Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:33:55 +0200 actualites "Flatastic" at Ciclic Animation ! <div><span class="chapo">New autumn residency with director Alice Saey and her short film </span><em class="chapo">Flastastic</em><span class="chapo">, at Ciclic Animation until January 15th 2021.</span><strong><br /><br />Alice Saey</strong> is a graphic designer and director of animation films from Paris. She graduated from the Decorative Arts of Strasbourg in 2014. His graduation film <em>Celui qui mangea un œil de poisson</em> received Arte Creative Award in Mulhouse .mov Festival in 2015. She joined several graphic design studios in Rotterdam and set up her studio there. She made two music videos for Dutch bands awarded at international festivals.</div><div>His work is based on graphic and poetic narrative forms, in the field of design and animated image.</div><div><em>Flatastic</em> is a short film about our relationship to the world, to the human being and to the animal species, with great reinforcement of dystopias.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project has received a production support for animated shorts. Director, Alice Saey, will be in residence from October 2nd to January 15th 2021.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 05 Oct 2020 10:06:14 +0200 actualites "Dimbit and Ababa" by Feben Elias in residence at Ciclic Animation <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Almost two years ago, we received Feben Elias, the winner of the Digital Lab Africa in the animation category. Today she comes back for a new residency for the development of her animation series produced by Spécial Touch Studios.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Feben Elias</strong> is a graduate of Urban Design and Engineering from the Ethiopian institute of Architecture, Building construction and City development (EiABC) where she discovers graphic design and 3D modeling. she works at ARMA Advertising, an audiovisual production firm.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Feben Elias is a self taught Ethiopian animator who won the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) pitch competition in the Animation category for her animated series project, a story full of humor and of lessons of life which teach the African and Ethiopian culture in a soft and subtle way, inspired by the childhood of the director.&nbsp;<em>Dimbit and Ababa</em> was the winner of Digital Lab Africa’s prize.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Special Touch Studios, received development support. Director Feben Elias will be in residence from August 13th to September 10th, 2020.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 17 Aug 2020 10:35:27 +0200 actualites New project in residence : "Granny's Sexual Life" <div><span class="chapo">Written and directed by Urška Djukić and illustrated and animated by Émilie Pigeard, the short film <em>Granny’s Sexual Life</em> is at Ciclic Animation for the production until November 27th.</span><strong><br /><br />Urška Djukic</strong> studied film and video art at the Academy of Arts in Nova Gorica. Her first professional short film <em>Bon Appétit, La Vie!</em> (2016) won the Best Short Film Award at the Festival of Slovenian Film. In 2018, she was invited to participate at SEE Factory – southeast Europe, a joint project for young directors curated by Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and Sarajevo Film Festival. There she co-directed a short film <em>The Right One</em> that was presented in Cannes in 2019.&nbsp;</div><div><br />After a year at the Sorbonne and a foundation year at the Atelier de Sèvres art school, <strong>Émilie Pigeard</strong> entered the prestigious Arts Décoratifs school in Paris, specializing in Animation. Alongside painting, illustration and animation, Émilie has a natural flair for storytelling. She earned a distinction for her short graduation film <em>Encore un gros lapin ?</em> (<em>or Big bunny again?</em>) which was noticed and produced by Les Films Sauvages.</div><div><br /><div><em>Granny’s Sexual Life</em> is a travel into youth and intimate memories of a Slovenian woman during the first part of the 20th century when the Catholic Church’s scrip strict doctrine imposed social conventions according to which women were easily perceived as the mere objects of meeting the sexual needs of their husbands.</div></div><div><br /><strong>This project has received a production support for animated shorts. Directors, Urska Djukic &amp; Emilie Pigeard , will be in residence from July 30th to November 27th 2020.</strong></div><img src=""/> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:09:58 +0200 actualites The come back of "La Fée des Roberts" <div><span class="chapo">Second residence for the director Léahn Vivier-Chapas and her animated short film <em>La Fée de robert</em>, in residence until November 20th.</span><br /><br />After a DMA in animated film, <strong>Léahn Vivier-Chapas</strong> studied at EMCA (l'École des Métiers du Cinéma d'Animation) in Angoulême then at La Poudrière, the animation school in Valence where she realized her graduation film <em>Boobzilla change de pneus</em>. The director comes to the residence for her new animated short film <em>La Fée des roberts</em> which describes a violent portrait of the society and its evolution. Between feminism and animal exploitation, the animated short film touches on current topics. La Fée des roberts is the winner of the Ciclic Prize at Festival national du film d'animation 2017, the project start a second residence at Ciclic Animation for the production.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project has received a production support for animated shorts. Director, Léahn Vivier-Chapas, will be in residence from July 20th to November 20th 2020.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 20 Jul 2020 08:54:50 +0200 actualites Cannes Festival 2020 : The official short film competition <div class="chapo">Every year, the suspense is at its peak. After <em>Grandpa Walrus</em> by Lucrèce Andreae who was part of the official selection of the Festival de Cannes 2017 and who won the César for best animated short film in 2018, <em>And then the bear</em> d'Agnès Patron which was in competition last year in Cannes, we are glad to announce that this year, another short film supported by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire and welcomed in residence at Ciclic Animation keeps all its promises!<br /><br /></div><div><em><strong>Blue Fear</strong></em> by Marie Jacotey and Lola Halifa-Legrand is selected in the official short film competition of Cannes Festival 2020!<br /><br /></div><div><a href="" target="_blank" class=" bouton">BLUE FEAR</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br /></div><div>Congrats to the directors and to the crew !</div><img src=""/> Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:39:40 +0200 actualites DLA #4 : Winner in the Animation category <div><span class="chapo">Digital Lab Africa announced the 9 winning projects in 5 categories: animation, immersive realities, video games, digital art and music thanks to an online conference organised in the virtual edition of the Annecy Festival.</span><br /><br /></div><div>Ciclic Animation will welcome in Vendôme for a 1 month residence:</div><div>- Bokang Koatja (Afrique du Sud) / <strong><em>Mannerisms</em></strong><br /><br /></div><div>The 9 Winners will be given a DLA Incubation Pass to fast track the development of their project. Alongside mentorship and training sessions, the DLA #4 winners will also be hosted in planned residencies in the relevant category ecosystems.</div><img src=""/> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 10:11:38 +0200 actualites The Annecy Festival list of winners: Two Cristal ! <div><span class="chapo">Despite the current context, Annecy Festival has been running under good conditions with a virtual organisation since June 15th. The juries have just unveiled the awards of the official selections with two nice surprises for Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire!&nbsp;</span><br /><br /></div><div>We are pleased to announce that two films supported by Ciclic Centre-val de Loire have each won a Cristal:</div><div style="padding-left: 30px;"><ul><li>Cristal for a Feature Film : <strong><em>Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary</em></strong> by Remi Chayé produced by Maybe Movies and Nørlum<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank" class=" bouton">Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary</a><br /><br /></li><li>Cristal for a TV Production : <strong>S<em>hooom's Odyssey</em></strong> by Julien Bisaro produced by Picolo Pictures<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank" class=" bouton">Shoom's Odyssey<br /></a></li></ul></div><div>Congrats to all!&nbsp;</div><img src=""/> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 09:59:12 +0200 actualites 2020 Mifa Pitchs : the winners ! <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">This year, the project leaders have delivered the best of themselves in the form of video pitches for this Online edition. It's time to discover the Pitches Winners !</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><ul><ul><li>Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire Prize for a feature film:<br /><strong><em>CODA</em></strong> by Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina) - Zumbastico Studios (Chile)<br />25,000 EUR and a 2-month animation residency in Vendôme. This prize is for a TV series/special and/or feature film projects.<br /><br /></li><li>Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire Prize for a short film:<br /><strong><em>MY LAST DAY AT HOME</em></strong> by Flora Ana Buda (Hungary) - Boddah Productions / Miyu Productions (France)<br />35,000 EUR and a 6-month animation residency in Vendôme.<br /><br /></li><li>Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire Prize for a TV series or TV special:<br /><strong><em>MEHDI, AVIS DE PASSAGE</em></strong> by Oussama Bouacheria (France) - Studio La Cachette (France)<br />25,000 EUR and a 2-month animation residency in Vendôme. This prize is for a TV series/special and/or feature film projects.<br /><br /></li><li>Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire Shortway Prize:<br /><strong><em>EL AFTER DEL MUNDO</em></strong> by Florentina Gonzalez (Argentina) - OSA (Argentina)<br />a 1-month animation residency in Vendôme, the train tickets, accommodations, and a full-day mentoring on a film’s development stage with an animation professional are covered.<br /><br /></li></ul></ul></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Congrats !&nbsp;</div><img src=""/> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:15:48 +0200 actualites Spring residence with "Two sisters" by Anna Budanova <div><span class="chapo">Japanese inspirations through the short film </span><em class="chapo">Two sisters</em><span class="chapo"> by Anna Budanova, currently in production at Ciclic Animation until October 2nd.</span><br /><br /></div><div>Director, animator, illustrator, <strong>Anna Budanova</strong> is graduated from the State University of Architecture and Art in Urals, Russia, with a Master’s degree in Graphic Arts. She directed three short animation films selected and awarded in several international festivals: <em>The Wound</em> (2012), <em>Among the Black Waves</em> (2016), <em>Spring</em> (2017). Today, she is developing <em>Two Sisters</em>, a new animation project inspired by a Japanese choreographic style, butō or «the dance of darkness». The short film will also be an opportunity to address the theme of "The Other and Oneself".<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project has received a production support for animated shorts. Director, Anna Budanova, will be in residence from June 2nd to October 2nd 2020.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:06:26 +0200 actualites New animated short in residence: l'Amour en plan by Claire Sichez <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Two new projects arrive at Ciclic Animation in June including the animated short film by Claire Sichez <em>L'Amour en plan</em>, in residence until September 3rd.</span><br /><br /><strong>Claire Sichez</strong> is a screenwriter and director of animated films who was at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg (illustration section) and graduated from the school of animation film La Poudrière in 2011 where she directed <em>À Toutes Jambes!</em>, <em>Le Fumeur</em> et <em>Vieille Courge</em>, his graduation film. Then she directed several short films including <em>Moi j'attends</em> which won an honorary prize at the Cinanima festival in 2014 and was finalist for the Cartoon d'or 2015.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Lâhmès et la Grande Dévoreuse</em>, co-directed with Marine Rivoal, was selected by the Animation Committee of the Academy of Arts and Techniques of Cinema to be one of the 12 short films shortlisted for Cesar for Best Animation Film (Short Film) in 2017. It also received the screenplay award at "Les Murs ont des Yeux" festival.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><em>L'Amour en plan</em> is written and directed by Claire Sichez and the design was created by Fanny Blanc. The animated short film talks about the subject of conflicting family relationships in the form of a drama with comedy where family members face the problems that eat them up.<br /><br /><strong>This project has received a production support for animated shorts. Director, Claire Sichez, will be in residence from June 3rd to September 3rd 2020.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:48:02 +0200 actualites The winners of the professional commission for animated shorts films and development support for animated feature films and TV <div><span class="chapo">The members of the jury met on Tuesday, April 21th 2020 to choose the winners of the professional commission for animated shorts films. The winning projects will have the privilege to benefit from a production support for shorts by Ciclic and the Centre-Loire Valley Region as well as a residence in Ciclic Animation.</span><br /><br /></div><div>Three winning projects :</div><div><ul><li><strong><em>À coeur perdu</em></strong> by Sarah Saidan<br />Caïmans Productions / France / 14'/ computer 2D (co-writer: Simon Serna)</li><li><strong><em>Les Liaisons foireuses</em></strong> by Chloé Alliez &amp; Valentine Delvoye<br />Vivement Lundi !, Atelier Zorobabel / France, Belgium / 10'/ stop-motion</li><li><em><strong>Yugo</strong></em> by Carlos Gomez Salamanca<br />Ikki Films, JPL Films, Nocroma / France, Colombia / 12'/ stop-motion, paint on glass, computer 2D<br /><br /></li></ul></div><div><hr /></div><div>And the winners for development support for animated feature films and TV series and TV specials are :</div><div><ul><li>Development support for animated feature films :<br /><strong><em>The Character of Rain</em></strong> by Liane-Cho Han<br />Maybe Movies, Ikki Films / France / 80' / computer 2D</li><li>Development support for TV series/TV specials :<br /><strong><em>Dimbit &amp; Ababa</em></strong> de Feben Elias<br />Special Touch Studios / France, Ethiopia / 26x7' / computer 2D/3D</li></ul></div><div>Congrats to all !&nbsp;</div><img src=""/> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:36:25 +0200 actualites "Ma footballeuse à moi" by Cheyenne Canaud-Wallays : new project in residence ! <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">The director Cheyenne Canaud-Wallays and her new project </span><em class="chapo">Ma Footballeuse à moi</em><span class="chapo"> are at Ciclic Animation for a month of residence.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Cheyenne Canaud-Wallays</strong> begins its artistic studies at the Emile Cohl school in 2D and 3D drawing where she directed <em>Un air de Murmures</em> selected in several festivals. In 2018, she joined La Poudrière in Valence where she directed <em>Ça caille</em> (one minute), <em>Crocrodile</em> for the Espoirs de l'animation and <em>Tout va rentrer dans le désordre</em> her graduation film. <em>Ma footballeuse à moi</em> is her first professional film. Her project is one of the winner of the partnership with the Poudrière for the postgraduate grants.&nbsp;<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film received a postgraduate grants in partnership with La Poudrière, the animation school in Bourg-lès-Valence. The director will be in residence until April 10th.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:36:11 +0100 actualites Gap Financing: Meet the Producers <div><strong>The Gap Financing: Meet the Producers</strong> was launched by the Mifa in 2019 to bring its support to producers and directors of animated feature films in their final phase of development or production, having secured 85% minimum of their budget. These one-to-one meetings are the opportunity to find new funding sources.<br /><br /></div><div>Registration for participating in the Gap Financing: Meet the Producers 2020 are open until Monday <strong>9th March 2020</strong>.<br /><br /><a href="" class=" bouton">MORE INFORMATION</a></div><img src=""/> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 18:13:05 +0100 actualites