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  1. Short Films
  2. Feature Films
  3. TV Series & 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 2014.

Short Films

  • Hide, Daniel Gray, director and project leader, winner in 2019, filming completed in 2020 (United Kingdom, Hungary)
  • The Kindergarten Show, Loïc Bruyère, director and project leader, winner in 2017, filming completed in 2019 (France)
  • Purpleboy, Alexandre Siqueira, director and project leader, winner in 2017, filming completed in 2019 (Portugal)
  • Traces, Hugo Frassetto and Sophie Tavert Macian, directors, Sophie Tavert Macian, project leader, winner in 2016, production completed in 2019 (France)
  • Old Hag, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin and Julie Rembauville, directors and project leaders, winners in 2016, filming completed in 2019 (France)
  • Hide and Seek (My Grandpa Is Hiding), Anne Huynh, director, Jean Regnaud, project leader, winner in 2015, production completed in 2018 (France)
  • 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)
  • The Ogre, Laurène Braibant, winner in 2014, production completed in 2016 (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)

Feature Films

  • Funan, Denis Do, director, and Sébastien Onomo, project leader, presented in 2013, production completed in 2017 (France)
  • Tito and the Birds, Gustavo Steinberg, project leader and director, alongside Gabriel Bitar and André Catoto, presented in 2016, production completed in 2018 (Brazil)
  • The Last Fiction, Arman Rahgozar, Ehsan-Alireza Rahgozar and Ashkan Rahgozar, presented in 2013, production completed in 2018 (Iran)

TV Series & Specials

  • The Jolly Jesters, Paul Bourgois, Jérémy Boulard and Jérémie Malavoy, directors, Les Films Jack Fébus, project leader, presented in 2016, filming completed in 2019 (France).
  • Haenyo, the Women of the Sea, Éloïc Gimenez, director and Christophe Camoirano, project leader, winners in 2015, filming completed in 2017 (France)
  • Degolas, the Tiny Wood Elf, Jérémy Guiter, director, Claire Grimond, project leader, presented in 2014, production completed in 2016 (France)
  • Miru Miru, Haruna Kishi and Virginie Jallot, selected in 2011, completed in 2016 (France, Belgium)

Interactive Creations & Transmedia

  • Dreamin'Zone, Fabienne Giezendanner, director, Zéro de Conduite Productions, project leader, winner in 2019, filming completed in 2020 (France)
  • Sisters' Tale, Nazli Eda Noyan, director and project leader, presented in 2017, filming to be completed by 2022 (Turkey)
  • Nothing Happens, Michelle & Uri Kranot, directors, Uri Kranot, project leader, winner in 2017, filming completed in 2017 (Denmark)
  • 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

  • A Tiger with no Stripes, Raúl "Robin" Morales, director and project leader, winner in 2017, filming completed in 2018 (Mexico)
  • Island, Mengqian Chen, director and project leader, presented in 2016, filming completed in 2019 (France).
  • Riga's Lilac, Lizete Upīte, director and project leader, winner in 2016, filming completed in 2019 (Latvia)
  • The Pocket Man, Ana Chubinidze, presented in 2014, production completed in 2016 (Georgia)
  • Roda Pantura, Hizkia Subiyantoro, director, and Chonie Prysilia, project leader, at the Animation du Monde Mifa Pitches 2015, completed in 2016 (Indonesia)

Short Films


Hide

Hide

Daniel Gray, director and project leader of Hide, winner of the Ciclic Prize and the NEF Animation Prize 2019 at the Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2020 (United Kingdom, Hungary).

Selection
The film was selected at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Diffusion
The short film was distributed in Croatia.

A few words about your participation at the Mifa Pitches?
"It was great. Very useful for honing the pitch."

For more info
Dedicated page on Facebook


Le Spectacle de maternelle

The Kindergarten Show

Loïc Bruyère, director and project leader of The Kindergarten Show, winner of the Folimage Prize 2017 at the Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2019 (France).

For more info


Garçon pourpre

Purpleboy

Alexandre Siqueira, director and project leader of Purpleboy, winner of the Arte France Prize (2017) at the Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2019 (Portugal).

Diffusion
The short film was distributed worldwide and screened at cinemas as well as on the TV.

For more info
See an extract on the director's website
Film presentation and review on the Zippy Frames web portal


Traces

Traces

Hugo Frassetto and Sophie Tavert Macian, directors, Sophie Tavert Macian, project leader of Traces, winners of the SACD Award 2016 at the Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2019 (France).

Selection
Traces was selected at 15 festivals including:

Award
Grand Prize of Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF), South Korea

Diffusion
The short film has been broadcasted on Arte in 2019.

A few words about your participation at the Mifa Pitches?
"The Mifa Pitches provide a packed house, compassionate comrades and a prime showcase for a project in the development phase."

For more info
The dedicated page on the production company's website


Traces

Old Hag

Nicolas Bianco-Levrin and Julie Rembauville, directors and project leaders of Old Hag, winners of the Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des festivals Prize (2016) at the Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2019 (France).

Diffusion
The film has been pre-bought by CANAL+ in 2019. It should be broadcasted in 2020.

For more info
See the trailer
The dedicated page on Nicolas Bianco-Levrin's website


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Hide and Seek (My Grandpa Is Hiding)

Anne Huynh, director, Jean Regnaud, project leader for Hide and Seek (My Grandpa Is Hiding), Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des festivals Award at the Mifa Pitches 2015, filming terminated in 2018 (France).

Selection
End of October 2018, this short film has already been selected at 17 international festivals:

Awards
The film has just won the Special Distinction Short Prize at the Bucheon International Animation Festival in South Korea.

Diffusion
At the cinema, the film is included in the programme Ta mort en short(s) that is diffused by Folimage, in theaters since 31st October 2018.  
It was broadcasted on TV by France 3 in November 2018.

News
The film was also screened as a premier for the Grave of the Fireflies by Isao Takahata in October 2018, to celebrate the Studio Ghibli Fest (which is symbolically superb!). It is currently starting its tour in festivals.

A few words about your participation in the Mifa Pitches?
"This is an excellent opportunity and a marvelous springboard to have the project seen by producers and other (future) possible collaborators, over a decent period of time. We were fortunate to meet Corinne Destombes (Folimage). For us this was a real boost! Thank you!”

More info
A page dedicated to the film is on the Folimage website


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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.

A few words about your participation in 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."


The Ogre

The Ogre

Laurène Braibant, director, plus Marie Le Gac, Richard Van Den Boom and Laurène Braibant, project leaders for The Ogre, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des Festivals Prize at the 2014 Mifa Pitches. Film completed in 2016 (France).

Official selection

Selected for numerous international festivals in 2017, and in the running for the 2018 César awards.

Prize list

Screenings
Since 2017, this short has been viewed at a plethora of international festivals.

Recent news
This short film has been selected for the 2018 César awards, is competing at the 2018 Anima in Brussels, the 2018 Jaipur International Film Festival, and the 2018 London Short Film Festival. Likewise, it is scheduled to be broadcast on CANAL+ soon.

A few words about your participationin the Mifa Pitches?
"I have very pleasant memories of the Pitches: a great opportunity for meeting other directors. I recall the day’s events as being seamless, with so many people attending."

Find out more
Laurène Braibant’s personal blog
Website of the studio which animated and composited the film


3min33

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


3min33

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


Tis

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.

A few words about your participation in 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

Feature Films

 

Funan

Funan

Denis Do, director, and Sébastien Onomo, project leader Funan, Ficam/Tomato Sound Factory Prize at Mifa Pitches 2013 and the Cristal Award for a Feature Film 2018, filming completed in 2017 (France).

Selection

A few words about your participation in the Mifa Pitches?
"It is without doubt because the Mifa Pitches takes place within the context of the Annecy Festival that this event is so important. It is really THE moment where a project is confronted for the first time with an audience from all over the world. The encounters that follow are very structuring. This event is really a pivotal point that is practically necessary for any animation project." Denis Do

For more info
The distributor’s website Bac Films

 

Tito et les Oiseaux

Tito and the Birds

Gustavo Steinberg is project leader and director, alongside Gabriel Bitar and André Catoto, for Tito and the Birds, that was presented at the Mifa Pitches 2016, at the Work in Progress in 2017 and in competition in the 2018 official selection. Filming was completed in 2018 (Brazil).

Selection
This film has already been screened at several festivals, and will be at many more to come:

Awards
Award for Best Children’s Film, Festival Anima Mundi

Diffusion
The film will be diffused in March 2019.

A few words about your participation in the Mifa Pitches?
"The Annecy Festival has been crucial for our film. It has brought inspiration, knowledge, motivation, contacts and help for promoting our film."

For more information:
Tito and the Birds website

 

The Last Fiction

The Last Fiction

Arman Rahgozar, Ehsan-Alireza Rahgozar and Ashkan Rahgozar, stakeholders in the project The Last Fiction, under the direction of the latter. A feature film completed in 2018 (Iran)

Selection
A feature film presented during the 2013 Mifa Pitches and Annecy Goes to Cannes in 2016.

Update
The film became more well-known in Iran, their native country, after news agencies and internet reference sites such as Cartoon Brew and Castuka wrote about the project. The presentation of the film at the Annecy Festival and Annecy Goes to Cannes was reported extensively, thus contributing to its fame. 14 famous Iranian personalities lent their voices to the project, which was also a factor for its popularity.

A few words about your participation in the Mifa Pitches?
"I believe that the Mifa Pitches are an amazing opportunity to get to know indie animation producers like us. I remember when we had no idea what an international animation market was and the Mifa Pitches were our first experience of an international animation market. Before the Mifa Pitches, nobody in our country knew about our work and after that we became more famous. The publicity created by our presence at Annecy Festival helped us to start negotiating with investors and producers. We would never have had the sufficient funds without our presence at Annecy. I must add that the Mifa Pitches are not just about funds. They contribute to the positive image of the International Market and professionals associated with it."

To find out more
The website for the film

TV Series & Specials

Miru Miru

The Jolly Jesters

Paul Bourgois, Jérémy Boulard and Jérémie Malavoy, directors, Les Films Jack Fébus, project leader of The Jolly Jesters, presented at the 2016 Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2019 (France).

Diffusion
The series should be broadcasted in 2020, on the new France Télévisions' youth platform, Okoo.

For more info
See the teaser
Visit the Okoo platform

Miru Miru

Haenyo, the Women of the Sea

Éloïc Gimenez, director and Christophe Camoirano, project leader of Haenyo, the Women of the Sea (presented under the title Weekend), winners of the Ciclic Prize 2015 at the Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2017 (France).

Selection
Haenyo, the Women of the Sea became a short film and was selected at many festivals in France and internationally. For example:

Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Animation category, at the Pentedattilo Film Festival 2019 in Italy.
  • Pre-selection for the Unifrance Prize for a Short Film 2019 in France

For more info
See an extract online
Read the dedicated page on the distribution company's website

Miru Miru

Degolas, the Tiny Wood Elf

Jérémy Guiter, director, Claire Grimond, project leader of Degolas, the Tiny Wood Elf, winners of the SACD Award, and France Télévisions New Writing Award at the Mifa Pitches 2014/2015, filming completed in 2016 (France).

Selection
Degolas, the Tiny Wood Elf has been selected at numerous festivals since 2016.

Diffusion
The project was diffused on France Télévisions online platform in 2016.

News
"We are thinking about doing a possible 2nd Saison."

For more info
See the episode online

Miru Miru

Miru Miru

Haruna Kishi and Virginie Jallot, directors, and Haruna Kishi and Mathilde Maraninchi, project leaders of the TV series Miru Miru, Mifa Pitches 2011, completed in 2016 (France, Belgium).

Broadcast
CANAL+ FAMILY

More info
Haruna Kishi’s website

Interactive Creations & Transmedia

Dreamin'Zone

Dreamin'Zone

Fabienne Giezendanner, director, Zéro de Conduite Productions, project leader of Dreamin'Zone, winner of the Ina Expert Prize 2019 at the Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2020 (France).

Diffusion
The short film has been distributed in Italy, France and Switzerland, shown in festivals and selected in VR competition at the 77th Mostra of Venice.

A few words about your participation at the Mifa Pitches?
"To be selected at the Mifa Pitches was a great support!"

For more info
See the teaser

Sisters' Tale

Sisters' Tale

Nazli Eda Noyan, director and project leader of Sisters' Tale, presented at the 2017 Mifa Pitches, filming to be completed by 2022 (Turkey).

Selection
At the end of 2019, the project was selected by the !fXIstanbul festival and the Antalya Film Forum (Pitching for Feature Films in Development).

Award
It received the !fXIstanbul Pitching Award.

Diffusion
The work should be broadcasted in 2022.

For more info
See the dedicated website
Visit the !fIstanbul festival's website
Visit the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival's website
The production company is Independent Forces (Istanbul).

Nothing Happens

Nothing Happens

Michelle & Uri Kranot, directors, Uri Kranot, project leader of Nothing Happens, winners of the Festivals Connexion Award – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / In partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma (2017) and the André-Martin Award for a French Short Film (2017) at the Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2017 (Denmark).

Selection
The Short Film Nothing Happens was selected at more that 80 festivals, including:

Diffusion
The film was screened in cinemas in 2018 and 2019.

Awards

  • International Prize, Anibar 2017
  • Best Director Prize, Tofuzi Festival 2017

For more info
See a presentation of the VR installation
The dedicated page on the distribution company's website

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).

Selection

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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A Tiger with no Stripes

Raúl "Robin" Morales, director and project leader of A Tiger with no Stripes, winner of the Ciclic Prize and the Prix de la Résidence Jeune Public de Folimage at the Mifa Pitches 2017, filming completed in 2018 (Mexico).

Selection
The Short Film A Tiger with no Stripes was selected at 79 festivals, including:

Diffusion
The film was distributed in numerous regions: France, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, Morocco, Northern Ireland, USA, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Kosovo, Brazil, Italy, Austria, Scotland, Switzerland, Spain, Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia, Greece, Slovenia, Poland... It was broadcasted on TV, SVOD and theaters in 2019.

Awards

  • Honourable Mention (Curtinhas competition), Festival Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal 2019
  • Audience Award for Best animated short film for children aged 4 to 8, Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (...y no tan niños), La Matatena, Mexico, Mexique 2019
  • Best Preschool Short Film, FAN Chile, Festival Audiovisual para Niños, Santiago, Chili 2019
  • Best Animation for Young Audiences (Preschool), Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada 2019

For more info
The dedicated page on the distribution company's website


Island

Island

Mengqian Chen, director and project leader Island, presented at the Mifa Pitches 2016, filming completed in 2019 (France).

Selection
The film has been selected in 2019 in various festivals, including Festival Court en Scène (Troyes, France) and FICBUEU – Bueu International Short Film Festival (Spain).

Awards

  • Jury Award, CIAFF – China Independent Animation Film Forum, Shanghai (China)
  • Prix Média de la Région Grand-Est du Meilleur film, Court en Scène, Troyes (France)

A few words about your participation at the Mifa Pitches?
"The selection at the Mifa Pitches was a great support."

For more info
See the trailer
The dedicated page on the production company’s website

 


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Riga's Lilac

Lizete Upīte, director and project leader of Riga's Lilac, winner of the Ciclic Prize 2016 at the Mifa Pitches, filming completed in 2019 (Latvia).

Selection

For more info
See the trailer online
A page dedicated to the film on the director's website


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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.

A few words about your participation in 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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Roda Pantura

Hizkia Subiyantoro, director, Chonie Prysilia, project leader of Roda Pantura presented at the Mifa Pitches 2015, filming completed in 2016 (Indonesia).

Selection
Roda Pantura has been selected at various festivals in 2017, 2018 and 2019:

A few words about your participation in the Mifa Pitches?
"It was a great honour and a challenge to see if our project would interest animation professionals. Mifa is the best place to find this out."

More info
The project's website
The distribution company's website

 

 

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