Nef Animation

pour le film

NEF Animation est financée par

Région Pays de Loire CNC Ministère de la culture

The international artist residency program

Among its missions, NEF Animation supports the writing and the creative research in the field of animated film by developping artist residency programs that encourage international mobility. The International Writing Residency for Animated Films is hosted and coproduced by the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, one of the most important sites of the Loire valley (France).

Vue de l'Abbaye de Fontevraud © Photo de Julien Bisaro

Vue de l’Abbaye de Fontevraud © Photo de Julien Bisaro


The International Writing Residency for Animated Films allows authors to immerse themselves one month into their work without caring about material constraints in a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere and enable them to meet and exchange with other artists in residency. Authors can apply with any personal projects of short, medium or full length animated films.


This residency program receives the financial support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, through the «Odyssée» program of the Association of Cultural Encounter Centres (ACCR). It also enjoys the partnership of Annecy Animated Film Festival, Meknes Animated Film Festival (Morocco), Angers European First Film Festival, Folimage Young Audience Residency and Cultureves Association (China).