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  2012 Call for projects' partners

Abbaye de Fontevraud Abbaye de Fontevraud Prize
The Abbaye de Fontevraud, a writing residence unique in Europe, is honoured to be associated with the short film Call for Projects for the fourth consecutive year. It offers a one-month residency and provides professional support for the winning project.

Arte ARTE France Prize
Since its creation, Arte France has been supporting animated short film as co-producers, buying or pre-purchasing projects by young or established creative artists.
Partner of the Call for Projects since its inception, ARTE France encourages young talent by buying first or second film projects, for future broadcast on the channel's Court-circuit show.

Ciclic Ciclic Prize
For the fifth consecutive year, Ciclic, l’Agence régionale du centre pour le livre, l’image et la culture numérique (formerly Centre images), is associating with the Creative Focus and will present its prize on Wednesday 6th June for a short film project. The candidates of this excellent 2012 intake have shown even more creativity and talent. This partnership opens up new artistic horizons.

Cine-Regio Cine-Regio Prize
Cine-Regio is an association for 37 regional film funds in Europe. We act as a lobby and network organisation encouraging interregional cooperation. This year the film funds Baden-Württemberg, Rhône-Alpes Cinema, and Wallimage are proud to sponsor the first ever Cine-Regio Prize. Encouraging original content by supporting the extensive animation talent base presented at Creative Focus is central to the members of Cine-Regio. For us, animation is a vibrant cultural form which promotes and embraces the youth and vitality of Europe’s cultural mindset.

Cube Creative Prize
Call for Projects for Annecy Festival!
Each year, this important event gives producers and broadcasters a chance to find scriptwriting jewels. Cube, which has assisted in mounting the overall production of the film (technically and artistically) for four years now, is pleased to continue to encourage the production of short films made by young talent from the best animation schools.

France TV nouvelles écritures France Télévisions Nouvelles écritures Prize
France Télévisions has embarked on an ambitious digital creation and transmedia programme. In this regard, we want to encourage new narratives, transmedia worlds and the hybridisation of genres. This prize is part of this initiative and hopes to bring the winning project to maturity through a development agreement.

Folimage "La Résidence©" de Folimage Prize
"La Résidence©" de Folimage, a programme created in 1992 aimed at animation film directors looking for producers, wants to open its doors to all those involved in animation research in order to share cultures and professional skills and practices and to interact and advance in a mutually respectful environment. To date, seventeen films have benefited from the programme.
"La Résidence©" is supported by several partners: Rhône-Alpes region, the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Arte and CANAL+ TV channels who undertake to distribute the films produced, and the National Film Board of Canada.
La Poudrière and CITIA are now joining these established partners.

Rhône-Alpes cinéma Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des Festivals Prize
For the fourth year running, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma is partnering the Call for Projects through its Bourse des festivals, created by the CNC to allow feature film producers to use its support fund to provide financial assistance to a short film. This gives the Bureau des auteurs de Rhône-Alpes Cinéma the opportunity to support an animation short film director.

For the last 23 years, SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques) has been awarding a prize to a short film project at the Creative Focus. This private-copy prize of 5,000 EUR is judged by a panel of authors and given to French short film project scriptwriters.
Benjamin Legrand, Animation Administration Representative