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11 June 2019 à 14:13

Miyu Productions wins the 5th UniFrance Export Prize

Today, June 11, 2019, just a few hours after the company picked up a prestigious prize at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (the Animation Trophy awarded by the magazine Le Film Français), the company Miyu was honored by UniFrance and the AFCA - Association Française du Cinéma d'Animation with the UniFrance Export Prize, given in recognition of the work undertaken by the company in the area of international distribution.

Credited with over seventy international film sales, forty-one festival selections, and seven awards at our partner festivals outside France in 2018, Miyu Productions takes over from last year's Export Prize winner Sacrebleu Productions to take the honors in 2019.

Miyu Productions was founded in 2009 by Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, with Pierre Baussaron joining the company as a partner in 2015. Initially known for its production of short films—a format that is still actively pursued by the company—Miyu has gained increasing renown over the past decade, growing to become a major player in the sector. The company recently acquired holding company status in order to bring together and expand its various activities: film production, distribution, the Miyu Gallery (which opened in 2018 and is the first European structure of its kind dedicated to animated filmmaking), and the Studio Miyu (aimed at promoting its technical expertise in 2D animation and film production capabilities to other French and international companies).
Ten years after its creation and three years after its first selection at the European Coproduction Market for Animated Feature Films in 2016 (for Domenica by Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach), Miyu's two associates presented three feature films at this year's Cartoon Movie pitching and coproduction event, in the role of executive producers, line producers, or both: Saules aveugles, femme endormie by Pierre Földes (coproduction executive producers), Journey to The West by Mirai Mizue (executive producers), and Linda veut du poulet! by Sébastien Laudenbach and Chiara Malta (line producers).

Of the three, the production at the most advanced stage of development is Saules aveugles, femme endormie, the debut feature by Pierre Földes which is an adaptation of six short stories by the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. For this co-production, Miyu is executive coproducer in association with Cinema Defacto, as well as line producer. The film is coproduced with the international partners micro_scope (Canada) and Proton Cinema (Hungary), in association with An Original Picture (Netherlands) and Studio Mairana (France). It has benefited from the "Avance sur Recettes" funding scheme in France and has been presold to the Arte television network, with distribution in France handled by Gebeka Films* and international sales handled by The Match Factory.
For the France Télévisions network, Miyu is currently providing support to two of the three 26-minute productions submitted to a call for projects on the theme of coming-of-age stories with a female lead: La Vie de château (Films Grand Huit), for which Miyu is coproducer and line producer), and Moules-Frites, for which Miyu is executive producer and line producer. In another vein altogether, the company is also currently creating the Cartoon Network series Elliott from Earth.

UniFrance's contribution to the award:
• Free membership to UniFrance for the production company in 2020
• A grant of €1,000.
• To honor the achievements of Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, and their staff, four outstanding films from the Miyu Productions portfolio will be available for viewing on the UniFrance website from June 12 through 19, 2019 (click on the film title, then on button "View film"):

The AFCA's contribution to the award:
• Free accreditation at the upcoming Rennes International Film Festival
• One night at a hotel during the festival
• Free membership to the AFCA

View the complete filmography of Miyu Productions here.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 12 June 2019 à 14:13 CEST

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AFCA - Association Française du Cinéma d'Animation

Activities external to film production :  Cultural/professional organization

An Original Picture

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography :

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Cinema Defacto

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : As Happy As Possible, , , ...

Films Grand Huit

Activities :  Line production, Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : La Vie de château, Adam’s Skirt, Brazil, ...

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Gebeka Films

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Executive Producer

Recent filmography : Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary, Even Mice Belong in Heaven, , ...

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Le Film Français

Activities external to film production :  Press

Micro scope media

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : , , Inch'allah, ...

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Miyu Productions

Activities :  Line production, Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : La Vie de château, , Egg, ...

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Proton Cinema

Activities :  Foreign production company

Recent filmography : , Bad Poems

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Sacrebleu Productions

Activities :  Co-production, Executive Producer

Recent filmography : And then the Bear, Mr. Mare, Marona's Fantastic Tale, ...

The Match Factory

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Foreign production company

Recent filmography : , , The Golden Glove, ...

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UniFrance

Activities :  Executive Producer

Activities external to film production :  Cultural/professional organization

Recent filmography : Jean-Paul Belmondo, 4 X D

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Annecy International Animation Film Festival - 2018

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : Animation

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Annecy International Animation Film Festival - 2019

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : Animation