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07 March 2017 à 10:30

A French filmmaker selected for the Francophone Writing Residency in Meknes

The second Francophone Animation Film Writing Residency will take place March 13 through April 10, 2017 in Meknes in Morocco.

This year, Antoine Picoche ( will represent France.

Initiated in 2016 NEF Animation, the Institut Français in Meknes and Fondation Aïcha®, this program offers French-speaking writers a month's residency during which they can develop the written phase of an animated film project. The writers, selected from submitted applications, benefit from a writing grant, access to the Meknes Animation Film Festival (FICAM), and professional mentorship.

In 2017, the residency will receive partnership support from National Film Board of Canada, Festival Anima (with support from the Belgian SACD and Wallonie-Bruxelles Images (WBI), and the Instituts Français in Algeria, Ouagadougou, and Paris.

It will welcome 6 authors from the north and south: 

  • Nicolas Brault (Canada) with the "Télékinésium” project
  • Hiba Chaari (Morocco) with the “Le conte qui a perdu sa fin” project
  • Youcef Koudil (Algeria) with the “L’état et l’habitat” project
  • Sophie Markatatos (Belgium) with the “Rebelle & Rebelle” project
  • Lazare Sié Pale (Burkina Faso) with the “Dien Baro” project
  • Antoine Picoche (France) with the “Le Foyer” project

Moreover, a partnership with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will allow one of the African writers in residence the opportunity of presenting his or her film project during the festival's next edition, in the Mifa Pitches “Animation du monde” sessions, in June 2017.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 08 March 2017 à 10:30 CET

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