Animation EN - Actualités Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:54:26 +0000 A residency in partnership with La Poudrière : "Fragments" by Daniella Schnitzer <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Ciclic Animation welcomes Fragments by Daniella Schnitzer, a one-month postgraduate grant residency in partnership with La Poudrière for the development of her animated short film in stop motion.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Daniella Schnitzer</strong> is an Israeli director and illustrator based in France. In 2015, she graduated from the Academy of Arts and Design in Bezalel and in 2019, she graduated from the Poudrière in Valence (France).&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Based on a personal story and her grandfather’s diary, <em>Fragments</em> tells the stories of the pioneers and the Zionist dream before the creation of the State of Israel. But the film highlights the nostalgic and fantasized vision of this era, far removed from a much more complex reality.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This project has received a writing grant by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire and a residence programme financed by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire in partnership with La Poudrière. Director, Daniella Schnitzer, will be in residence from April 12th to May 7th.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:57:15 +0200 actualites The results of the first part of the official selection of the Annecy Festival <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Despite the recent bad news about the pandemic, there is also some good news coming through the online announcement of short films and TV films at the Annecy Festival, which will take place from 14th to 19th June.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">This year, we are happy to announce that 3 films supported by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire are selected, including 2 films in short film category and a TV film project:<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;"><ul><li><strong><em>L'Amour en plan</em></strong> by Claire Sichez (Short Films in Competition)<br />IKKI FILMS / 15' / 2D Computer<br />After 20 years of living together, Carine, Fabrice and their son have a well-ordered daily life. While Carine is restricted to household chores, Fabrice watches TV all the time, each in their own space, their eyes no longer meet.<br /><br /></li><li><em><strong>Le Monde en soi</strong></em> by Sandrine Stoïanov and Jean-Charles Finck (Short Films in Competition)<br />Caïmans Productions / 18' / 2D Computer, ink on paper<br />While preparing for her first exhibition, a young painter commits so passionately to her creations that she loses touch with reality and descends into hallucinatory chaos. In a clinic, she improves by painting and watching a squirrel every day.<br /><br /></li><li><strong><em>Vanille</em></strong> by Guillaume Lorin (Folimage - Nadasdy Films)<br />Folimage - Nadasdy Films / 26' / Special effects, 2D Computer, Photos, Diverse techniques, Live action<br />Vanille, a young Parisian girl recently arrived in Guadeloupe, dives in an adventure tinged with mystery, meeting picturesque characters. Holidays that promise to be rich in twists and turns!</li></ul></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Congratulations to all the teams!</div><img src=""/> Fri, 02 Apr 2021 11:18:27 +0200 actualites "YUGO" by Carlos Gomez Salamanca in production at Ciclic Animation <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">A complex environmental, social and political context... On the way to Colombia with <em>YUGO</em> the new animation project of Carlos Gomez Salamanca in residence until May 31 th.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Carlos Gomez Salamanca</strong> is a Colombian visual artist and director. His work focuses on painting and audiovisual languages. In his recent work, he reconstructs images and visual archives to create projects that critically explore the different social and cultural aspects of his country. He directed <em>Carne</em> in 2013, his first short film and then <em>Lupus</em> in 2016 coproduced by Ikki Films and JPL Films. His next project, <em>YUGO</em>, focuses on issues such as work, economics and disease in the industrial environments of the slums of Bogotá. Several animation techniques are used: metal powder drawings, 3D, silicone multiplan and stop motion.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Nocroma, JPL Films, Ikki Films, received production support. The director, Carlos G Gomez Salamanca, will be in residence from March 8th to Mai 31th 2021.</strong></div><img src=""/> Tue, 16 Mar 2021 10:45:10 +0100 actualites New project in development : "Mehdi : Avis de passage" <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Winner of the Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire Prize at the MIFA Pitches of the Annecy 2020 Festival, Oussama Bouacheria starts his two months residency at Ciclic Animation for the development of his new project </span><em class="chapo">Mehdi: Avis de passage</em><span class="chapo">.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After graduating from L.I.S.A.A in Game Design, <strong>Oussama Bouacheria</strong> continued his studies at Gobelins where he graduated as a designer and director of animation film in 2010.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">In 2014, He founded the Studio la cachette with two students of Goblins to produce together quality animation projects.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Mehdi : Avis de passage</em> is the first personal project of the director. Inspired by his life, the series explores the life of popular Parisian suburbs where generations and diverse populations rub shoulders. This social and family comedy offers a new perspective on the suburbs and the personalities who inhabit them by following the daily path of a young postman.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Studio la cachette received developpement support. Director, Oussama Bouacheria, will be in residence from March 8th to Mai 7th 2021.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 08 Mar 2021 13:05:22 +0100 actualites The results for the César and Oscars 2021 <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">The announcement of the Oscars and César is always one of the most exciting moment of the year and it's not one, but two good news that Ciclic Animation is proud to announce to us. Let’s discover the results together!</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">We are happy to announce that 4 the 4 films nominated this year for the César for the best animated short were supported by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire and hosted in residence in Ciclic Animation in Vendôme :</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><ul><li><strong><em>Bach-hông</em></strong> by Elsa Duhamel (Fargo)</li><li><strong><em>And then the bear</em></strong> by Agnès Patron (Sacrebleu Productions)</li><li><strong><em>Shoom's Odyssey</em></strong> by Julien Bisaro (Picolo Pictures)</li><li><strong><em>Nettle Head</em></strong> by Paul Cabon (Vivement Lundi !)&nbsp;&nbsp;</li></ul></div><div style="text-align: justify;">And in the feature film category :</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><ul><li><strong><em>Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary</em></strong> by Rémi Chayé (Maybe Movies - Norlum)</li></ul></div><div style="text-align: justify;">But it’s not over! After the nominations of the Académie des César, it’s the Oscars' turn! Among the 10 films remaining in the shortlist for the Oscar for the best animated short film, one was supported by Ciclic Centre-Val de loire:&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><ul><li><strong><em>Traces</em></strong> by Hugo Frassetto and Sophie Tavert Macian (Les Films du Nord)&nbsp;&nbsp;</li></ul></div><div style="text-align: justify;">And a round of applause for all the teams!&nbsp;</div><img src=""/> Thu, 11 Feb 2021 12:56:25 +0100 actualites The animated short film "Christopher at Sea" by Tom CJ Brown, in résidence at Ciclic Animation <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Tom CJ Brown presents an identity journey aboard his new short film <em>Christopher at Sea</em> in residence until June 30th.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">As a filmmaker, director, and illustrator, Tom’s award winning films have screened worldwide, winning accolades from Sundance, SXSW, AFI Fest, ADC Young Guns, Annecy, Ottawa, Royal Television Society, three British Animation Awards and more. He works in house at Psyop’s Soho offices in Manhattan directing commercial projects alongside his film making and illustration work. His clients include MTV, Coca-Cola, Rachel Rose, Red Cross, Google, Nike, Annie’s Homegrown, GE and Sesame Street.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Christopher at Sea</em> is a queer nautical thriller toying with both the characters’ and the audience’s perception of time and reality. The animated short film emphasizes the inner life of the characters.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Miyu Productions, received production support. The director, Tom CJ Brown, will be in residence from February 8th to June 30th 2021.</strong></div><img src=""/> Tue, 09 Feb 2021 09:25:21 +0100 actualites "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