Project updates

  1. Short films
  2. Feature films
  3. TV series and specials
  4. Interactive Creations & Transmedia
  5. Animation du Monde

Summary

Thanks to the Call for Projects, stories have become films.
Find out how they got there!

 

Check out winning projects before 2013.

Short films

  • The Pocket Man, Ana Chubinidze, presented in 2014, production completed in 2016 (Georgia)
  • Festive Wind, Marjolaine Perreten, winner in 2015, production completed in 2016 (Swiss – French coproduction)
  • The One Who Tamed Clouds, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin & Julie Rembauville, winner in 2015, production completed in november 2015 (France)
  • Los días de los muertos, Pauline Pinson, winner in 2014, production completed in 2017 (France)
  • 3Min.33 Before the End, Chenghua Yang, winner in 2014, production completed in 2017 (China)
  • Pépé the Walrus, Lucrèce Andreae, winner in 2014, production completed in 2017 (France)
  • Alphonse Gets Lost, Catherine Buffat and Jean-Luc Greco, winner in 2014, production completed in 2016 (France)
  • Tis, Chloé Lesueur, winner in 2013, production completed in 2016 (France)
  • Yùl and the Snake, Gabriel Harel, winner in 2013, production completed in 2015 (France).
  • Chez moi, Phuong Mai Nguyen, winner in 2013, production completed in 2014 (France).
  • The Little Quest of Petrovsky, Andres Montenegro, winner in 2013, production completed in 2014 (USA, France).

Feature films

  • Adama, Simon Rouby and Philippe Aigle, presented in 2012, production completed in 2015 (France)
  • Approved for Adoption, Jung and Laurent Boileau, winner in 2009, is due for release in 2012 (France)
  • The Great Bear, Ebsen Toft Jacobsen, winner in 2008, released in theatres in Denmark, Norway and France in 2011 (Denmark)

TV series and specials

  • I, Elvis Riboldi, Javier Galán, winner in 2014, set for completion in 2017 (Spain, France).

Interactive Creations & Transmedia

  • Super, Christophe Blanc, director, and Florent Guimberteau, transmedia project leader, winner in 2013, completed in 2015 (France).
  • The Reward: Tales of Alethrion, Mikkel Mainz and Kenneth Ladekjaer, directors, and Charlotte de La Gournerie, transmedia project leader, winner in 2014 (Denmark).

Animation du Monde

  • Roda Pantura, Hizkia Subiyantoro, director, and Chonie Prysilia, project leader, at the Animation du Monde Mifa Pitches 2015, completed in 2016 (Indonesia).

Short films


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The Pocket Man

Ana Chubinidze, director and Folimage Studio (France), Nadasdy Film (Switzerland) and Kvali XXI (Georgia), project leaders of The Pocket Man presented at the 2015 Mifa Pitches, production completed in 2016 (Georgia).

Selection
The short film was selected in more than 90 international festivals: USA, Canada, Great Britain, Morocco, France, Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria, Brazil, Poland, Cyprus, Italy, Croatia, Mexico, Japan, etc. Discover all the selections of the film

Awards

Screenings
The short film has been screened in 185 cinemas in France since 27th September 2017, during a period of more than three weeks.

News
The film continues to travel around the world collecting prizes along the way.

Tell us in a few words about your participation at the Mifa Pitches?
I am very happy to have had the chance to pitch the project at Annecy Mifa. After the pitches session a French studio, Folimage, showed their interest in the project and this is how the partnership began. I believe that the Mifa Pitches sessions during the Annecy Festival are the best place for finding a producer or a studio for your projects.

Find out more
Studio Wasia
Article from the Georgian Journal
Georgian Agenda


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Festive Wind

Marjolaine Perreten, director and project leader of Festive Wind, Ciclic Award at the Mifa Pitches in 2015, production completed in 2016 (Swiss – French coproduction).

Selection
The short film was selected in 31 festivals as soon as it was screened, with its first selection in Stuttgart in February 2017.

Screening
In July 2017 Romandy Television (TSR) screened the short film.

News
The short film is being screened in festivals for the next 18 months.

Find out more
Twitter: Marjolaine Perreten
Blog: Marjolaine Perreten


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The One Who Tamed Clouds

Nicolas Bianco-Levrin & Julie Rembauville, are the directors and project leaders of The One Who Tamed Clouds, SACD Award at the 2015 Mifa Pitches, production completed in November 2015 (France).

Selection
135 selections in national and international festivals.

Awards

Screenings
The short film was bought by Ciné+ for diffusion on the television, and was screened in at least ten national and European theatres.

News
The publishing house Les 400 coups will be printing the book, but the date has not yet been released.

Tell us in a few words about your participation at the Mifa Pitches?
"The Pitches have helped us three times. We have seen the impact of the Mifa Pitches for the last 5 years (for Merci mon Chien in 2010). This has often helped us for other projects in the making, most notably due to meetings with regional financial backers."


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Los días de los muertos

Pauline Pinson, director, and Marmitafilms, project leader of Los días de los muertos, SACD Award at the 2014 Mifa Pitches, production completed in 2017.

Selection

  • Carrefour du Cinéma d’animation du Forum des images, section "Coup de cœur", 2017, France

Screenings
Diffused on the TV (TV7 Bordeaux) and soon in cinema theatres.

Find out more
See the film index for the short film at Marmitafilms


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3Min.33 Before the End

Chenghua Yang, filmmaker and project leader of 3Min.33 Before the End, Abbaye de Fontevraud Award at the 2014 Mifa Pitches, production completed in 2017 (China).

Selection

Screenings
The short film has been submitted to international festivals and screened on the Internet since the beginning of 2017

Find out more
Demo Reel by Chenghua Yang
Instagram
Tumblr


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Pépé the Walrus

Lucrèce Andreae, director and project leader of Pépé the Walrus, ARTE France Award at the 2014 Mifa Pitches, production completed in 2017 (France).

Selection:

Awards:

Screenings
The short was screened on the ARTE TV channel and on their Internet site.

Tell us in a few words about your participation at the Mifa Pitches?
"The Pitch was very useful for me because it created the opportunity for me to work with ARTE, and encouraged me be to concise and clear when presenting my project."

Find out more
Tumblr of Pépé the Walrus


Tis

Alphonse Gets Lost

Catherine Buffat and Jean-Luc Greco, are the directors of Alphonse Gets Lost, Ciclic Award at the 2014 Mifa Pitches, production completed in 2016 (France).

Selection:

Awards:

News
The short film has been selected for 2018 César.

Find out more
Studio Wasia website


Tis

Tis

Chloé Lesueur, director and project leader of Tis, SACD prize at the Mifa Pitches 2013, completed in 2016 (France).

Prizes:

Broadcast
Mentioned in the RADI catalogue.


Yùl and the Snake

Yùl and the Snake

Gabriel Harel, short film project Yùl and the Snake, Ciclic and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma / Bourse des festivals prizes at the Mifa Pitches 2013, production completed in 2015 (France).

Prizes:

Screenings
The film has been shown at over 50 international festivals and selected for the international competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2016.

More info
Gabriel Harel's blog
Interview with Gabriel Harel

 

Chez moi

Chez moi

Phuong Mai Nguyen, short film projec Chez Moi (presented under the title Drôle d’oiseau), Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des Festivals prize Call for Projects 2013, production completed 2014 (France).

Prizes
The film is just starting out.

Broadcasts
Set to be shown on Arte, in festivals and cinemas via l’Agence du court métrage in 2015.

Comments
"Being able to rehearse and test the images before the real pitch was much appreciated. At the time there wasn't anyone to present and generate questions from the public like there is now."

More info
Website
Papy3D

 

The Little Quest of Petrovsky

The Little Quest of Petrovsky

Andres Montenegro, short film project The Little Quest of Petrovsky, Double Mètre Animation prize, Call for Projects 2013, completed in 2014 (USA, France).

Prizes
The film has just started out and has not yet received any prizes. It is registered at a number of festivals in 2015 and has been submitted to Annecy 2015.

Broadcasts
The project was presented to the Department of Visual Communication and Design at Indiana University/Purdue University (Fort Wayne). Teacher Chris Rutkwoski presented the film at Indiana University Bloomington, as part of a lesson in music composition for animation. The film was also shown on Channel 24 in Fort Wayne.

Upcoming news
Double Mètre Animation is starting to show The Little Quest of Petrovsky on TV channels in France this year. Now that the film is completed it will be submitted to different animation film festivals over 2015/2016.

Comments
"It was a wonderful experience. I really enjoyed the pitches. This event helped to solidify my career, and make my work available for distribution in France, the United States and Chile. I would love to take part in future events at Annecy and in France."

More info
The Little Quest of Petrovsky
News

Feature films

 

Adama

Adama

Simon Rouby (project leader and director) and Philippe Aigle (project leader) for the project Adama, presented at the 2012 Mifa Pitches, production completed in 2015 (France).

Selection:

Awards:

Screenings
Since 2015, the feature has been screened in cinemas, on television and on VOD platforms.

News
Screened within the context of the CNC "École et cinéma" and "Collège au cinéma".

Tell us in a few words about your participation at the Mifa Pitches?
"We thank Annecy Festival for their welcome and support year after year concerning the project, from the Pitch to WIP, up until the official selection."

Find out more
Facebook Adama, the film

 

Approved for Adoption

Approved for Adoption

Jung and Laurent Boileau, project Approved for Adoption (France). Prizewinner in 2009, is due for release in 2012.

Selections:

More info

 

The Great Bear

The Great Bear

Ebsen Toft Jacobsen, The Great Bear (Denmark). Prizewinner in 2008, released in theatres in Denmark, Norway and France in 2011.

Prizes

More info

TV series and specials

 

I, Elvis Riboldi

I, Elvis Riboldi

Javier Galán, I, Elvis Riboldi (Spain, France), Disney Channel prize, Call for Projects 2014, production set to be completed in 2017 (Spain, France).

Prizes

Broadcasts
Project selected at a number of festivals in 2014: Cartoon Forum, Animation Production Day, Cinekid and Anima’T.

Upcoming news
"Three of the most important majors have shown an interest in producing our project and we are currently in talks with them. We have joined forces with Télé Images Productions and Zodiak Kids to look for funding. We hope to close these deals over the next few months so we can start working on the production sometime this year."

Comments
"Our participation in the Mifa Pitches was providential, a real launch pad that helped us to give visibility to I, Elvis Riboldi. It was our very first chance to test the value of our project in front of the industry and it was very useful to give us a broad idea about what was working and what wasn’t. We are still applying everything we learnt in Annecy to improve and make our project the best it can possibly be.
An extraordinary experience without which I, Elvis Riboldi wouldn’t be at the hopeful stage it is today."

More info
Trailer

Interactive Creations & Transmedia

 

Super

Super

Christophe Blanc, director, and Florent Guimberteau, transmedia project leader of Super, France Télévisions nouvelles écritures prize at the Mifa Pitches 2013, completed in 2015 (France).

Selected:

Broadcast
On the France Télévisions web platform Studio 4, in 2015

News
We are currently looking for an international distributor to export the project.

 

The Reward: Tales of Alethrion

The Reward: Tales of Alethrion

Mikkel Mainz and Kenneth Ladekjaer, directors, and Charlotte de La Gournerie, transmedia project leader The Reward: Tales of Alethrion, CITIA prize at the Mifa Pitches in 2014 (Denmark).

Prizes

Screenings
Between 2014 and 2015, has been shown on internet, at different festivals and will soon be on TV.

What's happening with the project at the moment?
"We've been showing the first episode after getting funding from Kickstarter and we started a new Kickstarter for funding for the second episode, which has allowed us to start production for two more episodes. We're also working on the video game and we're preparing a Patreon crowdfunding page."

More info
The Reward: Tales of Alethrion on YouTube
Kickstarter

Animation du Monde

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Roda Pantura

Hizkia Subiyantoro, director, and Chonie Prysilia, project leader of Roda Pantura, at the Animation du Monde Mifa Pitches 2015, completed in 2016 (Indonesia).

More info
Roda Pantura’s blog

Comments
"It was a great honour and a challenge to see if our project would interest animation professionals. Mifa is the best place to find out."

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