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Festivals & events

16 December 2022 à 15:38

French animation in animation festivals: Fall 2022

France was well represented these past few months in animation festivals such as Animatou, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and Bucheon International Animation Festival in South Korea. 

Ottawa International Animation Festival

France was particularly prominent in Ottawa with a large selection of animated films. This year, we note the presentation of three feature films:

This selection was completed by 12 short films. At the end of the 2022 edition, French works received many awards:


Animatou in Geneva had its share of French works presented in competition in various sections, with 27 short films in total, and a number of prizewinners:


CINEKID Festival offered many French films to Amsterdam audiences during the 2022 edition. The lineup included three feature films:

And 10 short films:

The Cinekid Lion for Best Children's Film 2022 went to Yuku and the Flower of the Himalayas.


The Bucheon International Animation Festival welcomed 21 French works this year including 14 short films, four feature films, two audiovisual programs, and a virtual reality work. It was therefore a wide selection with 10 prizes awarded. No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto received the Grand Prize for a Feature Film in the International Competition. Nayola by José Miguel Ribeiro was awarded the COCOMICS Music Prize and DHL Diversity Prize. welcomed 21

In the International Competition (Short Film), Scale by Joseph Pierce received the Jury PrizeChristopher at Sea by Tom CJ Brown received a Special Mention, as did Two Sisters by Anna Budanova and El After del Mundo by Florentina Gonzalez. Canary by Pierre-Hugues Dallaire and Benoit Therriault was awarded the EBS Prize Short Film and  À cœur perdu  by Sarah Saidan received the cocone M Prize.
In the International Competition (TV) the Jury Prize went to Charlie Belin's Funny Birds

Animation Is Film Festival

Festivalgoers attending the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles were able to discover two French features and two shorts this year:

At the end of the event, Little Nicholas - Happy as Can Be was awarded the Grand Jury Prize.

Spark Animation

No less than 15 French creations, including 14 shorts and one feature film (Unicorn Wars by Alberto Vázquez) were presented at Spark Animation 2022. France once again reaped awards: Ice Merchants received Best in Show Boom a Special Mention - Comedy (Student Short), L'Autre Rive a Special Mention - Social Message (Student Short), and Little Things a Mention Special Mention - Technical Achievement.

Animation First

28 French works will be presented to the New York public during the Animation First festival organized from January 27 to 29 by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).

Among the feature film selection, Little Nicholas - Happy as Can Be will be screened on opening night, L'Île by Anca Damian  will be presented as part of a program dedicated to the director. The Black Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess by Michel Ocelot, Blind Willows, Sleeping Woman by Pierre FöldesUnicorn Wars by Alberto Vázquez, and No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto will complete this fine selection of French animated features.

18 French animated shorts are also on the festival's program, as well as four immersive works:


The Brussels' festival Anima has announced the short films selected for its 2023 edition and we are pleased to find a strong French presence with 50 short films in different sections.

selection will be revealed in the coming weeks, we can already announce that many French professionals will have the floor during the "Futuranima" professional meetings. Two French films in production will be presented: The Inventor, by Jim Capobianco, and Melvile, by Romain Renard. Amandine Fredon will also be there to present a making-of of Little Nicholas – Happy As Can Be.

Contact : Carla Negre

Latest update : 20 December 2022 à 15:38 CET

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Animatou - 2022

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : All films

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BIAF - 2022

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : Animation


Ottawa International Animation Festival - 2022

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : Animation