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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 

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Networking at Animation Day in Cannes May 16 12:00 to 14:00


You are cordially invited to our networking reception of

Animation Day in Cannes 2018


May 16th 12:00 -14:00

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The Mission

A Musivision FILMS / ANIMAZE   - Production

Founded  by  Laurie Gordon (Montreal International Animation Film Festival  - Animaze Festival founder) and  Bruno Chatelin ( co founder and Major Buzz Factory consulting founder curator of the BEST FOR FESTS film selection for the circuit).

The objective of the Animation Day in Cannes is to facilitate the promotion of Animation during the Cannes Film Festival which does not traditionally offer a window for animators besides the likes of Pixar or Disney.

Animaze – Le Miaff and decided in 2015 to take on this mission and provide a place for networking, fun, and promotion.

No food or drink on the booth sorry...just animation and animators.


Welcome and introduction words by Laurie Gordon (Montreal International Film Festival), Bruno Chatelin ( & Martin I. Petrov (Montreal International Film Festival / World of Film Intl Festival

Animation Financing conversation: What's the Catch Whats the Difference? 

From grassroots to government institutions, the art of film financing is personal and strategic. ADIC presents this lively panel on the various financial models from the UK, Nordic countries. This is an  open discussion encouraging audience participation.

Panelists: Sally Griffith (Director of Cinema at Chapter (Cardiff) and BFI Film Hub Wales) and surprise guests from the production team of Chris The Swiss - in Official Selection at the Semaine De La Critique moderated by Laurie Gordon director of Animaze Montreal International Animation Festival.

A few other unformal presentations and focuses with interaction from the audience.

Animation that Matters Award to Yellow Submarine

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"? This film gives us a g=few answers: All you need is love...

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

In 2017 we delivered three Animation that Matter Awards to Iqbal by Michel Fuzellier and Babak Payami, Junod by Shinichiro Kimura, Release from from Heaven by Ali Noori Oskouei.

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 last yearwith Mgnr Dario Vigano (prefect of communication for Vatican) coming to Cannes with a message from the pope and returning this year with his finished film on Pope Francis."

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 

The accolade will be remitted for the film to Gerald Potterton on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the film release.

Best of Fests Accolade to Loving Vincent

Last year's accolades went to My life as Zucchini  by Claude Barras and Seoul Station by Yeon Sang-ho

The "ADIC Accolades" 'are paintings designed specifically for each film by french Artist PAB


About ANIM 18


Anim18, a celebration of British Animation, will be presented at the 4th Animation Day in Cannes networking event on May 16th. 

Sally Griffith is the Director of Cinema at Chapter (Cardiff) and BFI Film Hub Wales.  She is also leading on Anim18: A Celebration of British Animation which is taking place across the UK between April – November 2018 supported by the British Film Institute, Arts Council England and British Council.  Anim18 (#Anim18, @Anim18UK) aims to celebrate the past, present and future of British Animation and involves collaboration with partners across exhibition, distribution and production.


Sally joined Chapter (Cardiff) in 2009 and has worked in cultural cinema exhibition and film education for over 20 years. As the Director of BFI Film Hub for Wales she works to support independent exhibition venues across Wales and links to the UK wide BFI Film Audience Network.


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With Chapter (Cardiff) as the flagship venue in Wales with a year round dedication to world and independent cinema in all its guises, she is responsible for the programme and supporting festivals and a whole range of special events across the year, as well as Chapter’s Engagement & Learning strategy.  A former Juror for Europa Cinemas at Cannes Director’s Fortnight, Sally previously led on Roald Dahl on Film as part of the 2016 centenary and was formerly Head of Film at Derby QUAD and Film Education at Metro Cinema. 


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