Animation EN - Actualités Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:09:17 +0000 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 In residence : "Patouille" <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo"><em>Patouille</em> is the new series created by Inès Bernard-Espina, Mélody Boulissière and Clémentine Campos. The team will be at Ciclic Animation until April 30 for the development of the series.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Inès</strong>, <strong>Mélody</strong> and <strong>Clémentine</strong> are three young filmmakers with degrees in animation. They have all made a short film for the collection <em>En sortant de l'école</em>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">They create together a TV series project around learning the world of plants to interest the young audiences who is more and more disconnected.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Patouille</em> is realized in the form of poetic and pedagogical stories through the character of Patouille, bringing a conscious look at nature.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This project has received a development fund for TV series. Directors, Inès Bernard-Espina, Mélody Boulissière et Clémentine Campos, will be in the residence from March 2 to April 30 2020 from March 2nd to April 30th.</strong></div><img src=""/> Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:28:27 +0100 actualites New residence : "Le Secret des mésanges" by Antoine Lanciaux <div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Antoine Lanciaux</strong> participated in many feature films and TV series at Folimage as a screenwriter, storyboarder and animator. He directed nine films including <em>L'Eté de Boniface</em>, <em>L'Automne de Pougne</em> and more recently <em>Neige</em> (with codirector Sophie Roze).</div><div style="text-align: justify;">For <em>Le Secret des mésanges</em>, he associates himself with his old pals Pierre-Luc Granjon, co-writer of the project and Sophie Roze and Samuel Ribeyron (graphic designers). Le Secret des mésanges is a feature film project combining tenderness, humour, poetry and action. The film evokes the question of filiation and how it occupies our thoughts. It addresses the sensitive subject of intergenerational ties and offers a delicate and original approach through the history of a family and its secrets.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This project has received a support for development for animated feature films. Director, Antoine Lanciaux, will be in residence from February 3rd&nbsp; to April 3rd 2018.</strong></div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><img src=""/> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 11:40:16 +0100 actualites Marie Larrivé and her animated short film "Noir Soleil" at Ciclic Animation <div><span class="chapo">New residence with the director Marie Larrivé and her animated short film Noir Soleil, in residence until June 6th.&nbsp;</span><strong><br /><br />Marie Larrivé</strong> studied Arts and continued her studies at EnsAD (Paris). Throughout her studies, she practised painting in parallel with animation. In 2013, she co-directed <em>Mélodie pour Agnès</em> and in the same year, participated in the collection «<em>En sortant de l'école</em>» with the film <em>Les Oiseaux du souci</em>. Marie Larrivé also collaborates with many musicians through music videos.<br /><br /></div><div><em>Noir soleil</em> is a short film about the incommunicability of the relationship between a father and his daughter, the loneliness and the burden of a painful legacy.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project has received a production support for animated shorts. Director, Marie Larrivé, will be in residence from January 6th to June 7th 2020.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:23:55 +0100 actualites "Hide" directed by Daniel Gray in residence ! <div><span class="chapo">Selected at MIFA Pitches in Annecy Festival, Hide by Daniel Gray is at Ciclic Animation for 3 months of residence.</span><br /><br /></div><div><strong>Daniel Gray</strong> studied Fine Art at UWIC. After a stint as a represented painter he started experimenting with animation and he studied in the Animation Degree at UWCN.&nbsp; His graduating short film <em>t.o.m.’</em>achieved great success at festivals. As an independent director and writer, He is internationally recognized with multiple awards, as an invited jury member for film festivals, visiting lecturer at universities and to overseeing creative workshops.<br /><br /></div><div><em>Hide</em> is a very personal, metaphorical piece describing a strange feeling of disconnection that exists in the modern world. His animated short film is a journey from innocence that slowly morphs into discomfort&nbsp; and dread. It is a surrealist, sentimental film with elements that could be described as horror.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project has received a production support for animated shorts. Director, Daniel Gray, will be in residence from January 6th to March 3th 2020.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:19:46 +0100 actualites DIGITAL LAB AFRICA #4 : Call for applications <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Tschimologong Precinct organizes the 4th edition of DLA, a springboard for all the creative people based in Sub-Saharan Africa.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The Digital Lab Africa call for applications is open to anyone from the field of digital content creation: artists, producers, designers, start-ups, SMEs, collectives, students or entrepreneurs, based in Sub-Saharan Africa or a national of a country in this region.The call targets innovative digital content from the perspective of form, storytelling and technologies used in one of these 5 categories: immersive realities, gaming, music, animation and digital art.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">On January 13th, 2020, Digital Lab Africa (DLA) the reference platform for next-gen content in Africa - launched its call for applications #4. Any creatives and cultural entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan African countries can now apply until <strong>March 1st, 2020</strong> and get the chance to take part in the DLA acceleration program.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">➤ Go to : <a href=""></a><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Ciclic Animation is partner and mentor of the Animation category since 2018 and will welcome one of the two winners of this category for a one month residency and mentorship (between September and November 2020)&nbsp;</div><img src=""/> Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:33:03 +0100 actualites The winners of the professional commission for animated shorts films - november 2019 <p><span class="chapo">The members of the jury met on Tuesday, November 19th 2019 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 /></p><div>Three winning projects :</div><div><ul><li><em><strong>Colocation sauvage</strong></em> by Armelle Mercat&nbsp;<br />Girelle production / France /&nbsp;pen and watercolors on tracing paper and cells<br /><br /></li><li><strong><em>Granny's Sexual Life</em></strong> by Urska Djukic &amp; Emilie Pigeard&nbsp;<br />Ikki Films / Slovenia / drawing on paper<br /><br /></li><li><strong><em>La Saison pourpre</em></strong> by Clémence Bouchereau&nbsp;<br />Les Valseurs / France /&nbsp;Pinscreen</li></ul></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><img src=""/> Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:29:40 +0100 actualites Regional incubator residence: "Niño Rubio" by Matthieu Carré <p><strong>Matthieu Carré</strong> is still in search of new artistic challenges. He first worked ten years as an Art Director in Press Magazine. Still, he kept in the same time one foot in musical creation, one foot in filmmaking, of videoclip mostly. For now on, he puts his various competences in his first short movie. He got into a stage manager activity in an animation filmmaking residence and CICLIC helped him write his project.<br /><em>Niño Rubio</em> is an animated short film inspired by his personal story about his own psychological “earthquake”<br /><br /><strong>This project has received a regional incubator residence. Director, Matthieu Carré, will be in residence from November 4th to 28th 2019.</strong></p><img src=""/> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:26:12 +0100 actualites New animated short film in residence : "Je me gratte" by Chenghua Yang and Julie Nobelen <div><span class="chapo">Director Chenghua Yang and her team will be at Ciclic Animation for 5 months of residence for the production of her first professional short film.</span><br /><br /></div><div>Student at the Chinese Art Academy from 2007 to 2011, Chenghua Yang studied at the School of Animation in Angoulême. In 2014, she directed <em>Le Cancre</em> from the series <em>En Sortant de l'Ecole</em> produced by Tant Mieux Production. Then her EMCA graduation film <em>3Min.33 Before the End</em> in 2017.<br /><br /></div><div>From her personal experience, <em>Je me gratte</em> is about the grief of a relationship and the long process that comes out of it. Although dealing with melancholy through depression, this film is deeply optimistic.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project has received a production support for animated shorts. Director, Chenghua Yang, will be in residence from November 4th to April 17th 2020.</strong></div><img src=""/> Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:42:45 +0100 actualites The world of "Terra Incognita" at Ciclic Animation <div><strong>Pernille Kjaer</strong> is an independent animation filmmaker and artist, born in 1989 in Denmark, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in character animation.&nbsp;</div><div>Since graduating from The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark in 2015 she has made a number of short animated films and other film and art related projects, combining animation, art and music.&nbsp;<br /><br /></div><div><strong>Adrian Dexter</strong> is a filmmaker and illustrator currently based out of Viborg Denmark. He Graduated with BA in Animation from the Animation Workshop in 2012. He spent Two years working in the visual effects industry in Stockholm before returning to Denmark to start his own company ‘Precious Metals i/s’. He has been working on various Personal and Commercial animation projects and teaching in Viborg since.&nbsp;<br /><br /></div><div><em>Terra Incognita</em> explores anthropological and mythological themes.&nbsp;<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project has received a production support for animated shorts. Directors, Adrian Dexter and Pernille Kjaer, will be in residence from October 14th to April 17th 2020.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:38:29 +0200 actualites