Animation EN - Actualités Sat, 13 Aug 2022 23:45:04 +0000 Summer residence: "Marianne confronts the Night" by Gaspar Chabaud <div class="chapo">A one-month residency starts in Ciclic Animation. It's the director Gaspar Chabaud for his short film project "Marianne confronts the Night" on the theme of mourning.&nbsp;<br /><br /></div><div><strong>Gaspar Chabaud</strong> graduated in Graphic Design in 2016 and then studied animation at ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels. In 2021, he graduated from la Poudrière (France). <em>Tête de Linotte!</em> made in La Cambre which won several awards and festival selections, including a Mention du jury étudiant in Animafest Zagreb and the Audience Prize and Extra-Court Prize in Premiers Plans Angers. He also directed <em>Tutu</em> adapted from the tale of the Little Red Riding Hood or <em>Claude’s Spring</em>.</div><div>Recently, Gaspar Chabaud participated in the collection <em>En sortant de l'école</em> and carried out several internships on various animation projects.&nbsp;</div><div><em>Marianne confronts the Night</em> is a dramatic comedy that addresses the theme of death and mourning. The character of Marianne portrays a person distressed by this dark universe.<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, Gaspar Chabaud, will be in the residence from July 4th to 29th 2022.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:26:01 +0200 actualites Annecy 2022: "Terra incognita" wins the Festivals Connexion award <div class="chapo">Each year the Annecy Festival presents official awards to works from the Official Selection, as well as special prizes. Good surprise! The duo of directors, Adrian Dexter and Pernille Kjaer, are adding a prize to their list.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /></div><div>Hosted in residence in Ciclic Animation from October to April 2020, <strong><em>Terra incognita</em></strong> by Adrian Dexter and Pernille Kjaer received the Festivals Connexion award.<br /><br /></div><div><a href="" target="_blank" class=" bouton"><span>Film information</span></a></div><div><br />The Festivals Connexion association is a unique network in France that brings together film festivals and events in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.</div><img src=""/> Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:03:47 +0200 actualites Results of the Ciclic Awards - Pitchs MIFA 2022 <div class="chapo"><span>Each year in June, the city of Annecy hosts one of the biggest animation festivals. From June 13 to June 18, 2022, more than 15,000 people travelled to discover film screenings and many others, including the awards. It’s time to unveil the summary of the Ciclic Awards at the Pitchs MIFA:<br /><br /></span></div><h5><strong>Ciclic Prize - Pitchs MIFA Short film&nbsp;</strong></h5><div><ul><li><strong><em>The Sunflowers' Sorrow</em></strong> by Léa Krawczyk (France) - Les Astronautes (France)<br />After not speaking to each other for many years, Sue and Paula, two sisters aged 76 and 79, and both former wrestlers, reunite for a last motorbike road trip to their childhood home. The unspoken words will end up exploding.<br /><br /></li></ul></div><h5><strong>Ciclic – Shortway Prize&nbsp; Pitchs MIFA Short Film</strong></h5><div><ul><li><strong><em>Arbor</em></strong> by Valentinon Lasso (Mexico)<br />Two brothers with bird masks ask the questions: "How much are trees really alive? And how are we really connected to them?" Through this journey they will open their senses to the mysterious and unknown world of trees.<br /><br /></li></ul></div><h5><strong>Ciclic Prize -&nbsp; Pitchs MIFA Feature film</strong></h5><div><ul><li><strong><em>Le Coeur à danser</em></strong> by Pierre le Couviour and Amine El Ouarti (France) - Vivement Lundi ! (France)<br />1918, Douarnenez, the land of fishermen and legends. Venaig's father is at the battlefront. To make him come back, she decides to organise the party that everybody used to love before the war. But the adults no longer have the heart to dance.<br /><br /></li></ul></div><h5><strong>Ciclic Prize -&nbsp; Pitchs MIFA TV series and specials</strong></h5><div><ul><li><strong><em>Grandpa and Grandma Made the Revolution</em></strong> by Agnès Patron et Sophie Nivelle Cardinale (France) - Les Films du Tambour de Soie (France) <br />An animated documentary series: portraits of men and women involved in revolutionary movements between the 1960s and 1980s in the Middle East.<br /><br /></li><li><strong><em>Jupiter's Cogitations</em></strong> by Sodré Moumouni (Burkina Faso) et Sébastien Godard (France) - Komadoli Studio (france)<br />Echoing his own contemplations, Jupiter goes to meet his fellow countrymen and takes us into the daily lives of the Burkinabé people. The series sheds an offbeat light on topical issues and also questions our vision of the world.</li></ul></div><img src=""/> Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:56:07 +0200 actualites The story of "Margarethe" by Lucas Malbrun <div class="chapo">Lucas Malbrun’s new project joins other projects currently in residence for the production of his short film <em>Margarethe</em>.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>Lucas Malbrun</strong> is a Franco-German artist, he goes to study art at ENSAD Paris where he graduated in 2015 and his graduation film <em>Quand le fleuve se silence</em> wins the short film prize at the Toronto Film Week 2016 festival.</div><div>After a residency at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, he joined the fifth season of the collection of <em>En sortir de l'école</em> with the short film <em>La Clé des champs</em>. Among his various projects, he collaborates with director Marie Larrivé and creates together the musical videos <em>Tropicool</em>.</div><div>Currently, Lucas Malbrun is preparing his first animated short film project <em>Margarethe</em>, for which he has received development schemes from CNC FAIA and Region Grand Est and the Fondation Lagardère 2020 grant.<br /><br /></div><div>Coming from personal events, <em>Margarethe</em> puts madness and identity at the center of her questions. The short film also echoes the German past and the GDR, impostures and manipulations.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This film, produced by Eddy, received production support. Director, Lucas Malbrun , will be in residence from June 7nd 2022 to September 9th 2022.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:19:39 +0200 actualites DLA Résidency : "Aminah’s Journey" by Brian Wilson <div class="chapo">Winner of the Digital Lab #5 in the Animation category, director Brian Wilson has made a long journey to the residence. He will spend a month at Ciclic Animation surrounded by mentors for his feature film project <em>Aminah’s Journey</em>.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>Brian Wilson</strong> is story writer &amp; founder at Zero Gravity Studios based in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated from Bournemouth University’s media school with a Master's Degree in 3D Computer Animation.&nbsp;<span>He previously worked as digital marketing consultant at GTBank, where he was in charge of video and animated content for the bank and its African subsidiaries and was also involved in coming up with original ideas and campaigns. His results-driven ethic got his work for the bank featured on;</span><span>He’s passionate about telling African stories that start discussions and impact social change.</span></div><img src=""/> Sun, 05 Jun 2022 14:03:58 +0200 actualites WHY NOT ANIMATION & INTERACTION (BALLAN-MIRÉ) <div class="chapo">Why Not Animation &amp; Interaction produces animated series, videogames and tabletop games. Our most recent works include "Open Bar"(30*2'30"), an adult comedy series for Canal+ coproduced with Films du Poisson Rouge. We are currently developping "Voro"(16*26'), a young adult series with Films du Poisson Rouge, "Titus, Prince of Rap"(26*7") a kids musical sitcom in partnership with Universal Music France and "The Ring of the Nibelung"(8*26') based on the DC Comics graphic novel and Richard Wagner's tetralogy.</div><h4>TV Series</h4><div><div><strong>Titus, Prince of Rap</strong> by Jean-Christophe Roger – Why Not AI/Universal Music France/Hue Dada – 26*7min - In development</div><div>A musical animated sitcom starring the most talented Hip Hop artists of our time, gathering under one roof to come up with the hits of tomorrow.</div></div><div><br /><strong>We are licensing "Open Bar" internationnaly and looking for partners to fund production of our line up.</strong></div><img src=""/> Fri, 13 May 2022 10:29:19 +0200 actualites BALADE SAUVAGE PRODUCTIONS (TOURS) <p class="chapo">Founded in 2016, Balade Sauvage Productions aims to produce an inventive and demanding cinema. At the origin of our association there is a shared taste for arthouse cinema, and a common desire to support, among others, artists from the visual arts. We share the intuition that some of them carry within them stories that are often audacious, both in terms of content and form.&nbsp;</p><div><strong>This year, at Annecy, we will present La passante (The Passerby) directed by Hannah Letaïf and co-produced with Grégory Zalcman (TAKE FIVE - Belgium) that is selected in official competition and will premiere at Annecy.</strong></div><div><strong>We are also looking for partners to finance our new projects : a short movie Les Belles Cicatrices (Beautiful Scars) directed by Raphaël Jouzeau, and written by Pierre Le Gall and Raphaël Jouzeau ; and a series Tu vas tellement le regretter&nbsp; (You’ll Regret It!) created by Angèle Chiodo.&nbsp;</strong></div><div><strong>We would also be glad to meet international producers looking for French coproducers.<br /></strong></div><h4>Shorts films :</h4><div><div><strong>Beautiful Scars</strong>&nbsp;by Raphaël Jouzeau – BALADE SAUVAGE PRODUCTIONS – 12 min - in development</div><div>Gaspard still loves Leïla. A month after she left him, they meet in a crowded bar. As the meeting turns bad and he feels the tears rising, Gaspard finds refuge under the tablecloth. Far from the glances and closer to the memories.&nbsp;</div><h4>TV Series&nbsp;</h4><div><strong>You’ ll Regret It!</strong> by&nbsp;<span>Angèle Chiodo - BALADE SAUVAGE PRODUCTIONS – 9X5 min - in concept</span></div><div><div>Damn! Sara’s period is late. Before she takes her pregnancy test, Sarah asks herself many existential questions. If she is pregnant, will she keep it? Lost in her thoughts, deep in her couch, Sara will receive unsolicited visit and advice from friends and family members.</div><div>Each episode of this series will deal with a theme related to parenthood: childbirth, couple, professional evolution, patriarchy. The season takes place over two days, the time it takes for Sara to make decision. In the end, Sara debunks misconceptions and social prejudices and decides she would rather not.</div></div></div><img src=""/> Fri, 13 May 2022 10:17:17 +0200 actualites CLAIRE GRIMOND (Screenwriter) <div><span class="chapo">Claire Grimond graduated from ENSAD (specializing in illustration) in 2005. She first turned to the plastic arts and in 2007 won the prestigious Georges Coulon prize for her sculptures. She then branched out into screenwriting, and more particularly the writing of literary bibles (Dégolas le Petit Elfe des Bois, selected for the Mifa pitch sessions at the 2014 Annecy Festival, and Pirates Millésime, selected and awarded several times). Specialized in transmedia development for animation, she notably designed and scripted the interactive children's tour of the Lascaux IV site. She is currently working on the development of the series Mimiphisto and Castor &amp; Cie with Plip! Animation.</span></div><div><div><strong><br /></strong></div><div><em><strong>Steam Cows&nbsp;</strong></em>written with Françoise Ruscak and illustrated by Yeti Bomar&nbsp;<span>- 52 x 13 min&nbsp;</span><span>- development, in search of a producer.<br /></span></div><div>The Wild West is booming: railways are gaining ground. Eastern big cities are finally connected with the wild western plains. Why stay in a meadow, when a great big world is out there ? The fearless Josette and the sophisticated Marguerite are tired of watching trains and decide to get on board. They determined to reach Bigcity, the city of endless possibilities! Each steam train is a universe all by itself and gives the theme of the episode: casino train, nursery train, circus train, aquarium train, etc. What finally matter in their journey is not the destination, but the path followed. And especially its detours… Here start Marguerite and Josette’s exciting and hilarious adventures!</div><div>2018 Annecy Mifa Pitch TitraFilm Prize<br /><br /></div><div><em><strong>My Little Neighbor</strong></em>&nbsp;written with Françoise Ruscak - 52 x 3’30 min - development, in search of a producer</div><div>Zélie is a cheerful and imaginative little mouse. She lives in a big house and shares her daily life with Quentin. This little neighbor always wants to do the right thing... but unintentionally triggers disasters. Then, Zélie's mustache curls... She senses a mistake coming! Quick! With astuteness, the little mouse helps Quentin to repair his blunders before his parents realize it.</div><div>2021 Support by the Ciclic’s author program</div></div><img src=""/> Fri, 13 May 2022 09:26:13 +0200 actualites A committed series: "Pour exister" by Kelsi Phung and Fabien Corre <div><span class="chapo">The duo, Kelsi Phung and Fabien Corre, took their place at the residence for the development of their new project. Between the quest for identity and discrimination, </span><em class="chapo">Pour exister</em><span class="chapo"> is a series that highlights, in a strong and sensitive way, the LGBTI+ community.</span><br /><br /></div><div>In 2014, <strong>Kelsi Phung</strong> finished eir first year at the EMCA School. They continued eir studies and graduated from the Gobelins. Kelsi has done several internships in animation including on <em>Pépé le morse</em> by Lucrèce Andreae and on the short film <em>La Nuit des sacs plastiques</em> by Gabriel Harel, two films supported by Ciclic Animation. They co-directed the short film <em>Phase M</em> in 2015 and <em>Les Lèvres gercées</em> during eir studies at Gobelins in 2018. They also works in illustration. Eir activism around LGBTI+ and racialized communities is reflected in eir overall graphic work.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br /></div><div><strong>Fabien Corre</strong> graduated from Gobelins.</div><div>They also worked on several projects including <em>Pépé le morse</em> and<em> La Nuit des sacs plastiques</em>. Recently, Fabien co-directed the short film <em>Les Lèvres gercées</em> with Kelsi and worked on the feature film <em>J'ai perdu mon corps</em> directed by Jérémy Clapin.<br /><br /></div><div><em>Pour exister</em> draws different portraits of transgender people fighting for their rights. The series aims to change the way minorities are viewed and to immerse themselves in the heart of the LGBTI+ community.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This project, produced by Les Astronautes, received development fund and will be in residence from May 2nd to July 1st, 2022.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 11 May 2022 10:44:05 +0200 actualites New residency at Ciclic Animation : "Sweeter is the Night" by Fabienne Wagenaar <p><span class="chapo">Winner of the Ciclic Prize for the short film pitches at the 2020 Rennes National Animation Film Festival, Fabienne Wagenaar begins her residency at Ciclic Animation for the production of her new film </span><em class="chapo">Sweeter is the Night.</em><br /><br />After studying at the Arts décoratifs of Strasbourg,<strong> Fabienne Wagenaar</strong> joined the Poudrière school in Valence (France). She graduated in 2013 and directed <em>Eclipse</em>&nbsp;in animated paint, her graduation film and was in competition in several festivals. She also directed <em>Le Manuscrit clandestin</em>, <em>Carte Postale</em>&nbsp;and <em>Rencontre diplomatique</em> in stop-motion. Fabienne often uses experimental paint and charcoal techniques.<br /><br /><em>Sweeter is the night</em> is a quest with the allure of an initiatory narrative.<br /><br /><strong>This film, produced by JPL FILMS received production support. Director, Fabienne Wagenaar, will be in residence from May 3rd 2022 to September 30th 2022.</strong></p><img src=""/> Wed, 04 May 2022 14:33:34 +0200 actualites A little love with "Yuck!" a film by Loïc Espuche in residence! <div><span class="chapo">It's with humour and tenderness that Loïc Espuche tells us about the first loves in his new short film Yuck! in residence until September 30th.</span><br /><br /></div><div><strong>Loïc Espuche</strong> is an animated film director. He obtained a BTS visual communication from La Martinière in Lyon and he learned animation at EMCA and La Poudrière. During his studies, he made funny and sensitive films that found a certain echo in festivals: <em>Je repasserai dans la semaine</em> (2013). In 2015 he won the Prize "Espoirs de l'animation" by Canal J with <em>Les Chocottes</em>. His graduation film, <em>Tombés du nid</em>, was pre-purchased by ARTE and win numerous selections. In 2016, Loïc took part in season 3 of <em>En sortant de l'école</em>&nbsp;devoted to Guillaume Apollinaire and adapted <em>Mutation</em>, a poem that rests on onomatopoeia (well, well...).&nbsp;<span>He has also worked as animator, storyboarder and director on series, feature films and short films.<br /><br /></span></div><div><em>Yuck!</em> is an initiatory comedy that follows the path of little Leo, 7 years old, who will face the shame of making a little kiss.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>This film, produced by Ikki Films and Iliade &amp; Films received production support. Director, Loïc Espuche, will be in residence from May 2nd 2022 to September 30th 2022.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 04 May 2022 14:16:39 +0200 actualites New stop motion short film: "Family portrait" by Lea Vidaković <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Back to the 20th century in an aristocratic family where Lea Vidaković paints a revealing portrait of a family where relationships are strained.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Graduated in 2007 from the Academy of Arts of Zagreb (Graphic Arts and Painting), <strong>Lea Vidaković</strong> took part in an exchange with the Czech film school FAMU then followed a course in animation at Volda University College in Norway. She discovered puppet design and animation in 2009 at Glamorgan University in Cardiff. From 2011 to 2020, she obtained a Master in Visual Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent in Belgium and a PHD in Animation at Nanyang Technology University in Singapore.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Family Portrait</em> is a dark, poetic, humorous social observation in which family bonds and relationships are broken down and dissected.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Vivement lundi ! received production support. Director, Lea Vidaković, will be in residence from March 28th 2022 to August 12th 2022.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 20 Apr 2022 10:04:43 +0200 actualites New residence: "Jean-Luc" by Hugo Glavier <div class="chapo">On the way to a one-month residency at Ciclic Animation for young director Hugo Glavier, winner of the post-graduate grants in partnership with La Poudrière in 2020.<br /><br /></div><div><strong>Hugo Glavier</strong> graduated from a DMA at the Estienne school in 2017, he continued his studies in Angoulême where he obtained a degree as an assistant director of animation at the EMCA. In 2018, he continued his studies at the School La Poudrière and obtained his degree as an animated film director in 2020. He directed <em>Tonnerre</em>, his graduation film. In 2019, he also directed <em>Même pas peur!</em> in cut-out paper and received the audience award at Espoirs de l'animation.<br /><br /></div><div><em>Jean-Luc</em> is an animated documentary about the life of singer Jean-Luc le Ténia. A country rock star, a troubadour or a poet that Hugo Glavier wanted to honor through a documentary that explores the border between the character and its creator.<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, Hugo Glavier, will be in the residence from April 11th to May 13th 2022.</strong></div><img src=""/> Tue, 19 Apr 2022 14:46:11 +0200 actualites New residence in Ciclic Animation: "Le Jour où le ciel m’est tombé sur la tête" by Délia Hess and Marine Louvet <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Directors, Délia Hess and Marine Louvet, begins a regional incubator residence for their new short film Le Jour où le ciel m’est tombé sur la tête in Mentorship with director Denis Walgenwitz.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Marine </strong>studied literature and communication. After an experience in festival programming, she co-wrote and co-direct a first short fiction film, <em>Plein Noir</em>. For several years and in parallel with the development of her projects, she accompanies the development of documentary films for television and writes for young audience cinema.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Delia</strong> is passionate about drawing and animation from an early age. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Arts and Design in Lucerne. She then worked as an animator, illustrator and director in Lucerne and directed her own films in parallel. His short films have all been selected and awarded in international festivals.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Le Jour où le ciel m’est tombé sur la tête</em> is an optimistic tale, the film tells what we have all been able to know following a change: the crushing, then the renewal and our ability to recover.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by SMAC Productions, received a regional incubator residence. The directors, Délia Hess and Marine Louvet, will be in residence from March 21th to March 31th, 2022.</strong></div><img src=""/> Fri, 25 Mar 2022 09:20:10 +0100 actualites Rennes National Animation Film Festival 2022 : films supported in selection <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">A must-see event for animation, the Rennes National Animation Film Festival, organized by AFCA, recently announced the results of the selections in several categories. This year, the films supported by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire have made a hit with 14 films in the different selections. Let's discover!</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;"><strong>9 short films in competition:</strong></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Home of the Heart</em> by Sarah Saidan - Caïmans Productions</div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Two Sisters</em> by Anna Budanova - Imaka Films</div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Granny's Sexual Life</em> by Urska Djukic et Emilie Pigeard - Ikki Films - Studio Virc&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Self Scratch</em> by Chenghua Yang - Lardux Films</div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Letter to a Pig</em> by Tal Kantor - Miyu Productions - The Hive Studio</div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">-<em> Inglorious liaisons</em> by Chloé Alliez et Violette Delvoye - Vivement Lundi ! - Atelier Zorobabel</div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Noir Soleil</em> by Marie Larrivé - Eddy</div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Terra Incognita</em> by Adrian Dexter&nbsp; et Pernille Kjaer - Ikki Films - Sun Creature Studio</div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Yugo</em> by Carlos Gomez Salamanca - Ikki Films - Nocroma<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;"><strong>1 panorama series:</strong></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Hospice Odyssey</em> by Grégoire Lemoine - Vivement Lundi ! &amp; Girelle Production<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;"><strong>1 short films in a young audience:</strong></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Patouille and the Parachute Seeds</em> by Inès Bernard-Espina, Mélody Boulissière et Clémentine Campos - Miyu Productions<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;"><strong>1 short film in experimental panorama:</strong></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>Bye Bye Elida</em> by Titouan Bordeau - Novanima &amp; La Boîte à Songes<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;"><strong>1 short film in panorama WTF France:</strong></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>The Boob Fairy</em> by Léahn Vivier Chapas - Folivari<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;"><strong>1 feature film in panorama:</strong></div><div style="text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;">- <em>The Crossing</em> de Florence Miailhe - Les Films de l'Arlequin &amp; Xbo Films - Maur Films&nbsp; - Balance Film<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The Festival will take place from 23 to 27 April 2022 in Rennes (FRANCE), see you in a few months to discover the winners.</div><img src=""/> Mon, 14 Feb 2022 12:08:35 +0100 actualites "L'Invention de la voix": an animated short film by Gianluigi Toccafondo <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Italian director Gianluigi Toccafondo is one of the new residents of this beginning of the year for the first part of his residency at Ciclic Animation. He begins the production of his short film</span><em class="chapo"> L' Invention de la voix</em><span class="chapo"> until April 8th.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Gianluigi Toccafondo</strong> was born in San Marino (Italy) in 1965. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Urbino. In his work, he moves painting through a technique that dedicated him in the 1990s as one of the leading directors of animation cinema: he uses pre-existing images (magazine photos, film photograms) that it deforms with the photocopy then reworks with acrylic, pencil or any other medium, and then refill them one by one.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Director of short films presented at international festivals, Gianluigi Toccafondo was also assistant director on Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra in 2008, and directed the 2010 credits of Ridley Scott’s film Robin Hood.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><em>L' Invention de la voix</em> tells, through three generations of mermaids, the appearance on Earth of an enchanting voice that terrorizes all other creatures. The beasts, ferocious and envious, not supporting greatness and beauty, cannot understand it, even if they are irresistibly attracted to it.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Miyu Productions received production support. The director, Gianluigi Toccafondo, will be in residence from January 17th 2022 to April 8th 2022.</strong></div><img src=""/> Mon, 17 Jan 2022 10:42:51 +0100 actualites Catherine Manesse and her project "Vlassovo" at Ciclic Animation ! <div><span class="chapo">Winner of the Postgraduate grants in partnership with La Poudrière, Catherine Manesse starts the month of November with a residency for the development of her project </span><em class="chapo">Vlassovo</em><span class="chapo">.</span><br /><br /></div><div><strong>Catherine Manesse</strong> studied at the Gobelins and received her degree "Author and animation film designer". She continued her studies at La Poudrière in Valence (FRANCE) where she graduated in 2020. She directed Anna and <em>Manon go to the sea</em>, her stop-motion film. The young director is one of the winners of the Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire Postgraduate grants in partnership with the School La Poudrière for her short film <em>Vlassovo</em>. It deals with a personal experience and a childhood memory in Russia where the director explains how a simple event can mark a turning point or a break in childhood.<br /><br /></div><div><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 and SACD. The director will be in residence from November 1st to November 30th.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 03 Nov 2021 14:44:02 +0100 actualites Winner of Postgraduate grants : "Mouillette" by Joséphine Gobbi at Ciclic Animation <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Winner of the Postgraduate grants in partnership with La Poudrière, Joséphine Gobbi moves to Ciclic Animation for a month of residency for her first professional project </span><em class="chapo">Mouillette</em><span class="chapo">.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Josephine Gobbi</strong> studied 3D animation at Estienne (Paris). Then she continued her studies at EMCA in 2D specialization. In 2020, she left La Poudrière with her degree as a director of animated films. She directed the short film <em>Bonjour Monsieur</em>, her graduation film.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">Between drama and lightness, <em>Mouillette</em> talks about our relationship to objects after the mourning of a loved one and how an object can be loaded with a heavy affect and memories.<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 and SACD. The director will be in residence from October 12th to November 12th.</strong></div><img src=""/> Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:34:01 +0200 actualites The tender story of "Dad and I" by Olesya Shchukina: in residence at Ciclic Animation <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">Winner of the Ciclic Prize in TV Series &amp; Specials Category at the 2021 MIFA Pitches, Olesya Shchukina begins her residency for her new project <em>Dad and I</em> which will be in development until November 12th, 2021 at Ciclic Animation.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Olesya Shchukina</strong> studied at the University of Cinema and Television in St Petersburg (Russia), and at the School of La Poudrière (France). Their short films <em>Le Vélo de l'éléphant</em> and <em>La Luge</em> were selected and rewarded by several international festivals. Olesya also worked for the feature film <em>Ma vie de Courgette</em> directed by Claude Barras, as a painter and illustrator. She was a decorator on the <em>Miru Miru</em> TV series co-directed by Haruna Kishi and Virginie Jallot. She worked on cut outs puppets for <em>Navozande, le musicien</em>, a short film directed by Reza Riahi.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">In 2019, Olesya illustrated 2 books: <em>Baka-bakyldyk</em> and <em>Le Poil de Baribal</em>. She made illustrations for children’s magazines <em>Georges, Graou!</em> and <em>Grilled Cheese</em> as well as for Facebook, Google, Enuma, Look At Media, Milan Presse etc.</div><div style="text-align: justify;">The story of<em> Dad and I</em> is a relationship between a father and his daughter but the film also talks about the subject of the move. How to get used to a new place, a new a new life and new people around us? It’s a story to learn about yourself in a new place.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Easy Riders Films and Have a Nice Day Films, received development support. The director, Olesya Shchukina, will be in residence from September 13th to November 12th 2021.</strong></div><img src=""/> Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:52:01 +0200 actualites 27 : An animated short film by Flóra Anna Buda <div style="text-align: justify;"><span class="chapo">The new season is the time of new residencies, including Hungarian director Flóra Anna Buda's one for the production of her next short film </span><em class="chapo">27</em><span class="chapo">.</span><br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Flóra Anna Buda</strong> is graduated as an animation director at MOME, Budapest. She is deeply interested in dreams and science but she likes to twist her stories with personal content. In 2018, she directed the short film <em>Entropia</em> selected in many festivals (including the competition in Berlinale).</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><em>27</em> is a story based on autobiographical events of some of the director’s friends. It tells the story is of a young adult woman who has no option but to live with her parents. Flóra Anna Buda points to the housing crisis, which is becoming a real problem in Eastern Europe.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>This film, produced by Miyu Productions and Boddah received production support. The director, Flóra Anna Buda, will be in residence from September 6th 2021 to March 11th 2022.</strong></div><img src=""/> Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:19:39 +0200 actualites