L'Equipée de Folimage
|An exhibition on Folimage, the creators of the 1999 Cartoon d'Or
winner "L'Enfant Au Grelot" ("Charlie's Christmas"), among other award winning
productions. The Folimage exhibition will be presented at the
Annecy Museum, Annecy, France, June 3-October 31, 2000. The Annecy festival
will also present a retrospective of the studio's world-famous work.
The animation studio, Folimage, was created in Valence, in 1984, by Jacques-Rémy Girerd. The Studio produces shorts and featurettes, series, TV specials, and educational films. Folimage has received more than 50 awards, including a Cesar, in 1996 for "The Monk and the Fish," The Cartoon d'Or for "Charlie's Christmas," in 1998, and the CNC best quality award for "The Great Migration," in 1997.
Folimage is certainly an exceptional studio, for its aesthetic and intellectual quality productions for both a young and adult audiences. In spite of the commercial strength of Japanese and American productions, Folimage has been able to retain autonomy in manufacturing. All stages of creation, from the writing of the script to coloring, music composition to final editing, and production to broadcasting are all carried out in the Valence studio. Folimage's policy favors authors and invention rather than commercial logic. This can be seen through the setting up, in 1993, of the "Permanent residence for European animation film directors" project, which makes it possible for two artists to come and produce their own film each year.
In October 1999, Folimage also created a school, "La Poudrière, Animated Film School" to teach talented young European students how to make animated films.
The 107-page Folimage exhibition catalog is available in the AWN store for $13.50
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