Paris-Lyon-Singapour 2023: France and Singapore together at Annecy Animation Film Festival

Following a successful edition of Paris-Lyon-Singapour in-presential last year, for its fifth edition this year, they were more than 20 animation students from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) who presented alongside the French students from Atelier de Sèvres (Paris) and Ecole Emile Cohl (Lyon). The common theme was “Gesture and Sport”.  Students from the respective schools were tasked to work in groups a few months prior to produce short animation videos about what inspires them from the theme.

The session was animated by the representatives of the four schools, namely, Mr. Ang Qing Sheng (LASALLE College of the Arts), Mr. Davide Benvenuti (Nanyang Technological University), Mr. Stéphane Piera (Atelier de Sèvres) and Mr. Antoine Rivière (Ecole Emile Cohl), and moderated by Mr. Pierre Jalladeau, Regional audiovisual attaché (Embassy of France in Singapore)

It was a very informative and eye-opening session which was of course focused on the participating students who individually presented and pitched their projects and showed their final videos in front of a fully-packed audience of more than 100 pax consisting of animation students and professionals. Insightful questions were asked during the Q&A segment and the students were eager to share their experience and knowledge, fostering the spirit of cross-cultural exchanges and experiences.

Watch all the videos of the Paris-Lyon-Singapour and subscribe to their YouTube Channel HERE



The Paris-Lyon-Singapore 2023 visual was conceptualised by Fatin Nadhira, student from LASALLE College of the Arts.



Representatives from the four schools (photo courtesy from Nangyang Technological University)



LASALLE students at Annecy (Photo courtesy of LASALLE College of the Arts)



NTU students at Annecy (Photo courtesy of Nanyang Technological University)

About the Paris-Lyon-Singapour programme

Born from the meeting of three art schools offering courses in the field of animation – the Atelier de Sèvres in Paris, the Ecole Emile Cohl in Lyon and LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and the Annecy Festival, the Paris-Lyon-Singapour project (PLS) was initiated in 2019 with the aim of bringing together students around the production of short films on a common theme. The selection of the best films is then presented during a public screening at the MIFA Campus – a MIFA selection intended for young talents – in the presence of teachers and students from each school, giving rise to a discussion on the influence of the cultural context and the role of education on the creative process, as well as on the more personal approach to the proposed theme.

More information on the Annecy International Animation Film Festival HERE