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Animation Day in Cannes

The joint initiative from animaze and (launched in 2015)  stops this year to leave room for Annecy and Marche du Film and their NEW INITIATIVE ANIMATION DAY: May 19, 2019 

English Version I French Version 
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Animation Day Awards and Networking Watch the video ambiance

Bruno Chatelin in conversation with Max Karli (Rita Pictures producer of My Life as a Zucchini) at Cine Arts Gallery on the Grand Hotel Gardens. (hosted by VIP Belgium)

The Animation Day May 23 began with a panel focusing on the specifics of marketing and selling animation, with some practical tips for filmmakers, an homage to Courgette with a conversation about the fantastic festival trajectory the film took, and an awards ceremony where PAB, our french street artist, had personalised each of the prizes to each film recipient

Best of Fests to Seoul Station and My Life as a Zucchini and Animation that Matters Awards for Release from Heaven, Iqbal and Junod

The Animation Day in Cannes Discoveries were screened to a full house in the Palais (actually with a repeat and a second screening) Filmmakers from the showcases were featured and offered some Q&A in the room.


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Another strong element in our DNA was the desire to focus on films that matter.

Our panels have been focused each past years on this question 'will animation save our world"?

 In 2016 we presented BILAL  by Ayman Jamal from Barajoun Entertainment (Dubai) the first Animation that Matters Award.

This year we will give 5 prizes



Accolade to My life as Zucchini  by Claude Barras 

2016 Swiss and French stop motion adult animated comedy-drama film directed by Claude Barras. It was first screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and went on winning many prizes including Cesar and EFA  for best animation feature...

Accolade to Seoul Station by Yeon Sang-ho

Seoul Station  is a Korean Animation where several groups of people try to survive a zombie pandemic that unleashes itself in downtown Seoul. It won in Fantasia and Asia Pacific Screen Awards

The "Best of Fests Accolades" 'paintings designed specifically for each film by french artist PAB  will be remitted (by Bruno Chatelin) to My Life as a Zucchini and his producer Max Karli (Rita Productions); for Seoul Station to Yejin Jeon (Finecut Co. ltd.)  She will receive her prize from Sheree Ramage APSA Asia Pacific Screen Awards.



The Animation that Matters Awards 2017 go to "Junod" by Shinichiro Kimura,  "Release from Heaven" by Ali Noori Oskouei and "Iqbal by Michel Fuzellier and Babak Payami 

These prizes recognise the positive values and messages in movies that matter and make us grow as human beeings. The inspiration came to Bruno Chatelin from his Columbia TriStar days (Sony) when David Puttnam initiated that catch line for the Studio he was running. 

"Bruno Chatelin commented: listening to David's vision, it struck me a lot at this time, , and I think that today's world needs even more films of these calibers. I am also impressed to see Cannes welcome such initiatives as Positive Cinema week, Better World Forum, Festival Sacred for Beauty, with Wim Wenders in town with Mgnr Dario Vigano (prefect of communication for Vatican) coming to Cannes with a message from the pope."

Yonathan Parienti  ( CEO) , Laurie Gordon (Founder of Montreal International Animation Film Festival co founder of and Animation Day in Cannes) and Bruno Chatelin (founder of and Animation Day in Cannes) will remit the prizes at Cine Arts Gallery Grand Hotel Gardens.

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