La Poudrière

animation film school

a film school

Situated in Valence, in the Drôme, La Poudrière offers graduate training in animation filmmaking for French and foreign students with previous knowledge of animation who would like to specialise in film directing. The school aims at training industry professionals to be able to bring a project to completion either alone or in collaboration with a team, thanks to a total control of the film production process. The training is a 2-year full time course that brings together each year ten students and professional trainees. Teaching methods are based around directly transmitting knowledge and skills by trainers with a wide and varied experience of the animation film and audiovisual industries.

Extrait Film d'étude : 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014


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July Rendez-vous
All the films made within the school year will be screened on July, Thursday 2nd 2015 at "Le Navire" Cinema in Valence. Will be shown : the one minute films directed by the first year students, workshops, "Ultra Courts" films directed by the second year students, the one minute films made for Canal J TV channel and the graduation films.
Free entrance ! plus d'informations
La Poudrière at Annecy !
The eight one-minute films directed this year by La Poudrière students for Canal J channel's "Espoirs de l'animation" will be screened at the festival Thursday, June 18th, during the "Espoirs de l'animation" press conference (TiJi ,Canal J and Gulli). This year's theme was "All similar, all different". plus d'informations
A third award for Natalia Chernysheva
After receiving the best graduation film Prize in Cinanima (Portugal), Natalia Chernysheva's Two friends (2014 prom) has just been awarded a special mention from the Dresden festival jury (Germany) for a "sensitive, playful and very human film". plus d'informations