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).
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 FOCAL Foundation, Annecy Animated Film Festival, Meknes Animated Film Festival, Angers European First Film Festival and Folimage Young Audience Residency.
- The call for applications for 2017 has been launched in august 2016. Foreign candidates (from any nationality except french one) have to apply before October 20th 2016.
- The call for applications through FOLIMAGE (for authors/directors with a young audience short-film project) is opened until may 5th 2017.
- The call for applications through FOCAL Foundation (for swiss authors/directors) is opened until may 15th 2017.