- Special Mention for Sister and Brother at Anima 2013 festival, Brussels
After receiving the special jury prize at Anilogue festival (Budapest) for Soeur et frère, Marie Vieillevie got a special mention at Anima (Brussels).
- La Poudriere, in competition, at the Annecy International Animation Festival
Pieds verts, directed by Elsa Duhamel, has been selected in the Graduation Films Competition at the Annecy International Animation Festival.
In this abounding colored animation, a french couple with algerian roots living in northern France, has created a Mediterranean-style garden. It was broadcast for the first time at the end of September during the show Mickrociné "La mer patrie" on the French TV channel Canal +.
Several former students are also part of the festival program:
In the Short Films Competition: Hefang Wei (class of 2010) with Le banquet de la concubine and Nicolaï Tronshinsky (class of 2009) with Astigmatismo.
In the TV Series Competition: Amandine Fredon (class of 2002) co-director of C'est bon ! (to discover in April on the French TV channel France 3).
Short Films out of competition: Hugo Frassetto (class of 2008) with Braise ; Osman Cerfon (class of 2007) with Comme des lapins ; Hélène Friren (class of 2006) with Au poil ; and the duo Christophe Gautry (class of 2005) with Mathieu Brisebras (class of 2004) for Vertige.
- Music and Cinema
Four Poudriere's films appear in the special program "Music and Cinema, the latest born from a successful wedding", initiated by the National Cinema Center (CNC) and presented at the Cité de la musique on March, the 30th in Paris:
Bob, directed by Jean-Pierre Poirel (class of 2006), Sound design by Fabrice Faltraue
Traverser, directed by Hugo Frassetto (class of 2008), Music by Christophe Serpinet
Bouts en train by Emilie Sengelin (class of 2005) and La queue de la souris by Benjamin Renner (class of 2007), Music by Christophe Héral.
Cité de la musique
- Benjamin Renner rewarded
Benjamin Renner (class of 2007) won the Cesar 2013, in the category Best Animation Film, for his first feature film Ernest and Celestine (co-directed by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar).
In the same time, the Rhône-Alpes Region delivered to Benjamin a prize rewarding a personality in the creation and production film industry. He received it at the Cartoon Movie, from the region's culture vice-president Farida Boudaoud in the presence of La Poudriere. Benjamin proposes a blog on the Ernest and Celestine making-of:
Blog Benjamin Renner
- La Poudriere is everywhere in France with
" The shortest day 2012" trailer has been entrusted to the students from La Poudriere, with the contribution of the film-maker Federico Vitali and Yan Volsy for the sound design.
"Created in five days by the second-year students, as part of a "very short" workshop, the trailers didn't last long. It has to be done quickly, very quickly. Rather than literally illustrating the short-film genre, the students preferred it to shine brightly, using several movie genres: war, western, film noir, documentary, experimental, romantic, science-fiction, heroic-fantasy... as many revisited genres, idealized or mangled stereotypes that have been directed and animated quickly, very quickly... to make it short.. very short!" Federico Vitali.
On December 21, 2012 the "shortest day" authors' societies (SACD) organized meetings and screenings with films awarded by the organization. Among them, Conte de faits directed by Jumi Yoon (class of 2011). Moreover, Le jardin enchanté by Viviane Karpp (class of 2011) was part of a special program created by the subscribers of Canal +, and broadcasted on the TV channel.
Le Jour le plus court
Ernest & Célestine released in cinemas and theaters in December 2012.
Ernest & Célestine, directed by Benjamin Renner (class of 2007), Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar is a feature-lengh animated film adapted from Gabrielle Vincent's albums and Daniel Pennac's scenario and dialogues.
Benjamin R. came in Valence to present his animated film for a preview at the cinema Le Navire ; the latter also represented the opportunity to watch his student films of the school: Le corbeau voulant imiter l'aigle, Le plus gros président du monde and La queue de la souris.
Benjamin proposes a blog on the Ernest and Celestine making-of, which details each phases of the film production.
Blog Benjamin Renner
- In Region
The third edition of "Les Rencontres de la Bande Dessinée" took place at La Cartoucherie on December 8 and 9, 2012. It notably presented the TV series Michel, directed by Pauline Pinson, Dewi Noiry (promotion 2006) and Ivan Rabbiosi ; Ariol directed by Emilie Sengelin (class of 2005) and Amandine Fredon (class of 2002) ; and the Canal J movie Aux confins de chez moi, by Emilie Tarascou (class of 2009). Among the invited authors, we could find Li-Chin Lin, a former student from the class of 2004.
Jeux pluriels, graduation film directed by Nicolaï Troshinski (class of 2009) has been exposed in the museum Musée-Château d'Annecy, between mid-December 2012 and the end of March 2013, in the exhibition « Jeux d'artistes », mixing animation and contemporary art.
Laszlo, graduated film directed by Nicolas Lemée (class of 2010) received the public prize at the Cinema and Human Rights festival in Paris.
Soeur et frère, graduated film directed by Marie Vieillevie (class of 2012) won the "Chintis Lundgren" jury special prize at Anilogue festival in Budapest/Vienna.
Le jardin enchanté, by Viviane Karpp (class of 2011), will be on programmed in movie theaters in 2013 (pre-program), in the framework of the RADI alternative distribution network, from the association Agence du Court Métrage.
It is a musical animated film featuring an ecologist and his roommates (mammals and plants).
- Graduation films 2012 - To discover on the TV Channel ARTE
Rideau and Les Mots de la carpe (2012) were broadcast for the first time in the program Court-Circuit (ARTE), on December 9, 2012 and available on ARTE website for 7 days (ARTE +7).
Rideau by Rémy Schaepman, is focused on Tom, an actor who has recently been abandoned by Angela. Still very much in love with her, he tries to win her back.
Les Mots de la carpe, by Lucrèce Andreae, takes place in a bar tables for two and various couples. Every few minutes, the men and their dates change around - it's the rule of the game
- A 2012 graduation film to discover on CANAL+ Cinema
Pieds verts, directed by Elsa Duhamel, was broadcast for the first time on September, 30 2012 during the show Mickrociné "La mer patrie" on the French TV channel Canal +Cinema. In this abounding colored animation, a french couple with algerian roots living in northern France, has created a Mediterranean-style garden. It was broadcast for the first time at the end of September during the show Mickrociné "La mer patrie" on the French TV channel Canal +.The entire program is available on the blog "Programmes Courts" for seven days after its first diffusion.
- Two films from 2011 to watch again
Canal + broadcast Point de fuite (Phuong-Maï Nguyen) again in October 2012. Performed with several techniques, this short animated film is about a man confronted to an interrogation.
Also on Canal+, in December 2012, Le jardin enchanté by Viviane Karpp was part of the show Mickrociné "Animusons-nous". It is a musical animated film which deals with an ecologist and his roommates (mammals and plants).
Vieille courge, graduation film directed by Claire Sichez (2011) has been broadcast on the TV Channel ARTE in October 2012 in the magazine Court-Circuit. This Stop-motion animated film performed with puppets features an old lady arriving in a retirement home who sees the others as vegetables. It is available on ARTE +7.
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