Singapore and French animation students present their work at Annecy International Animation Film Festival

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This year’s visual of “Hopes and Fears” was designed by Agathe Politis, from Ecole Emile Cohl.

 

Last week, animation students from France and Singapore came together to present their short animation films at the Paris-Lyon-Singapour, a programme part of MIFA Campus at the Annecy Festival, reuniting students, professionals starting out in the industry, and experts to complement and share their knowledge in training, recruitment or the creation process.

 

This Paris-Lyon-Singapour project was initiated back in 2018 by Embassy of France in Singapore with the support of CITIA, and now regroups 4 animation schools, namely, Atelier de Sèvres (Paris) and Ecole Emile Cohl (Lyon) and LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Building on five successful previous editions, this year the students from the 4 schools came together present their cultural interpretation and inspiration through a series of short videos portraying this year’s theme: “Hopes and Fears”.

 

The students’ films  were preceded by a short introduction from a representative of each animation school, namely, Mr. Stéphane Piera, Head of animation department at Atelier de Sèvres, Mr. Ang Qing Sheng, Animation lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, Mr. Antoine Rivière, General Director of Ecole Emile Cohl and Mr. Davide Benvenuti, Associate Professor, Animation, Nanyang Technological University.

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The session, which was a full-house, was well-received as each group of students introduced themselves and presented their videos with accompanying cheers from the audience. Most important of all, the exchanges, discussions and networking which followed after the session were very meaningful as the students mingled and exchanged contacts.

The Paris-Lyon-Singapour project is now an important part of the school’s curriculum. Every year, with the support of CITIA, the best projects and their creators are given the opportunity to be showcased during the Annecy Festival.

 

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The videos of this year’s edition as well as past editions of the Paris-Lyon-Singapour project can be viewed on the YouTube channel HERE

 

About Annecy International Animation Film Festival:

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. The festival became an annual event in 1998 and is now the world’s leading animation film festival.

The festival is a competition between animated films of various techniques (traditional, cut-outs, claymation, 3DCG, etc.) classified in various categories:

 

  • Feature films
  • Short films
  • Films produced for television and advertising
  • Student films
  • Films made for the internet (since 2002)
  • Feature films contrechamp in competition (since 2007)

 

Throughout the festival, in addition to the competing films projected in various cinemas of the city, an open-air night projection is organized on Pâquier, in the centre of town, amongst the lake and with the mountains. According to the topic of the festival, classic or recent films are projected upon the giant screen. On Saturday evening, all the award winners are presented.

More information HERE