Adobe Education, Official Creative Focus partner
Adobe Education Prize
CITIA Imaginove Prize
Adobe's sponsorship of the Creative Focus at Annecy is to provide mentorship and best industry practices for every level of animator, film maker, script writer and producer to create and finish their story with ease and then share it across every screen.
We look forward to inspiring, listening and sharing our expertise with you!
Abbaye de Fontevraud Prize
The Abbaye de Fontevraud, a writing residence unique in Europe, is honoured to be associated with the short film Call for Projects for the fifth consecutive year. It offers a one-month residency and provides professional support for the winning project.
ARTE France Prize
Since its creation, Arte has been supporting animation as co-producers, buying or pre-purchasing short film projects by first-time film makers or established creative artists.
More than any other format, short films offer freedom and open up opportunities for innovating writing and productions shown in the Court-circuit show every Friday around midnight.
Partner of the Call for Projects since its inception, Arte France encourages young talent by buying first or second film projects to encourage young talents.
Ciclic, l’Agence régionale du centre pour le livre, l’image et la culture numérique, has been a partner for the Creative Focus short film Call for Projects for the past 6 years and gives us a great opportunity to discover and support new talents from all over the world.
Cube Creative Prize
Call for Projects for Annecy Festival!
Each year, this important event gives producers and broadcasters a chance to find scriptwriting jewels Cube, which has been working in both technical and artistic film production for five years now, is pleased to continue encouraging the production of short films made by young talent from the best animation schools.
Disney Channel Prize
Disney Channel is proud to be part of the Creative Focus, because it gives a voice and a platform to new projects and new creators. We're looking for the hit shows and prizewinners of tomorrow, and the people that will make them. Annecy is a uniquely important event in our annual calendar, not just because of its beautiful location and its fine cheese, but because it combines the world's leading animation festival with a market dedicated to animation. Similarly, the Creative Focus provides an important intersection between art and commerce in which a diverse cross-section of international talent can take a first shot at pitching new ideas to the market. We're thrilled to help make this happen.
Double Mètre Animation Prize for a stop motion short film project
Recently installed in Gers, Double Mètre Animation is a production company with its own animation studio and a strong desire to create a place for project research and development. With 10 years experience in the production of stop motion shorts and series, DMA would like to associate with the Call for Projects by offering a filming residency for a stop motion project. This prize also carries the prospect of additional funding for regional production.
Ficam/Tomato Sound Factory Prize
The Ficam (Fédération des Industries du Cinéma, de l’Audiovisuel et du Multimédia), presided by Thierry de Segonzac, is a professional organisation that gathers together almost 180 companies whose activities cover most of the professions and technical skills of images and sound, such as producers, film studios or laboratories.
The Ficam is particularly proud to be supporting, for the first time, a Call for Projects prizewinner. This support, in partnership with Ficam member Tomato Sound Factory, is additional evidence of its constant help to young creation.
Tomato Sound Factory is a post-production company that was created in Montpellier in 2006 by Frédéric Maury: "After working more than 10 years as a sound editor in different studios in Paris and for France Télévisions, I wanted to create a work tool that corresponded to me technically. The acoustic design has been meticulously worked on and the technical tools carefully selected. The studio is able to offer extraordinary sound in different post-production areas, such as television, music and cinema. After seven years in existence, Tomato Sound Factory is still considered as a young company in the field, and it is with our youth and innovative enthusiasm that we are happy to go into partnership with the Ficam to support the Call for Projects prizewinner."
France Télévisions New Writing Prize
France Télévisions has embarked on an ambitious policy of digital and transmedia creation. With this in mind, we would like to encourage new writing, transmedia projects and the hybridisation of genres. This prize reflects this context and provides assistance to develop the winning project.
Ina EXPERT Prize
Ina EXPERT, an international centre of expertise in digital media and content, is a unique crossroads between the world of education and business. Students, professionals and researchers come there to learn, improve, meet and develop audiovisual and digital sciences and professions. Every year, with its 450 internships, Ina EXPERT trains 5,000 professionals from all over the world and steps into higher education with its Ina SUP programme covering studies from HND to specialised Masters.
At the forefront of research (restoration, digital back-up of images, content protection, semiology of media etc.), Ina EXPERT looks after a number of creative works and is involved in numerous international projects.
Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des Festivals Prize
For the fifth year running, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma is partnering the Call for Projects through its Bourse des festivals, created by the CNC to allow feature film producers to use its support fund to provide financial assistance to a short film. This also gives the Bureau des auteurs de Rhône-Alpes cinéma the opportunity to support an animation short film director.
SACD Prize (short film category)
For the last 24 years, SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques) has been awarding a prize to a short film project at the Creative Focus. This private-copy prize of EUR5,000 is judged by a panel of authors and given to French short film project scriptwriters.
Georges Tzanos, Animation Administrator
SACD Prize (cross-media category)
"The SACD supports and guides authors from all fields, including those producing interactive works. In this context, it is commited to the creation of new forms of works related to new media. It also follows the convergence of audiovisual, video game and digital editing and supports the emergence of narrative universes including transmedia works. As part of the cultural activities financed by the private copy, the SACD awards an "interactive works" prize to the winner of the cross-media Call for Projects."
Catherine Cuenca, Interactive Creation Administrator