"Les Espoirs de l'Animation" provides a valuable space for expression and creation for budding new talents. Discover the 2018 prizewinners!
Set up by TiJi, Gulli and Canal J, in partnership with the SPFA, CNC, SACD, the Les Espoirs de l'Animation competition is proposed to animation schools in the whole of France (La Poudrière in Valence, l'école Émile Cohl in Lyon, l'EMCA in Angoulême, l'ESSAT in Roubaix and l'école Estienne in Paris) centred around a real pedagogic exercise in which students are immersed in a professional situation while making a commissioned piece of work.
For the 17th year of the competition, the students were asked to give free rein to their creativity in order to illustrate this year's theme: "There are thousands of reasons for liking or respecting disabled people, but certainly not just because they are disabled". This sentence is from the children's book Nos cœurs tordus written by Séverine Vidal and Manu Causse (Bayard Jeunesse), which won the Gulli du roman prize in 2017.
In response to the commission, 34 new short films have been directed this year and the prizewinner will be announced at the Mifa during the Lagardère Active Press Conference on Thursday 14th June.