Nef Animation

pour le film

NEF Animation est financée par

Région Pays de Loire CNC Ministère de la culture

What is NEF Animation ?

NEF Animation is a non-profit association dedicated to research and creation in animation. It gathers professionals from a wide range of disciplines: authors, directors, producers, distributors, students, teachers, cultural mediators and institutions.


Its missions include :

  • providing aid for creation and the emergence of young talent (through international residencies)
  • sharing experiences and ideas (through workshops, professional gatherings, masterclasses…)
  • fostering the study and research of animation (through symposiums…)
  • collecting and providing resources for a better knowledge of animated film


Its creation is based on the experience conducted by Xavier Kawa-Topor at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, from 2006 to 2015.


NEF Animation receives support from the CNC (French National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image), the French Ministry of culture and communication and the French Region Pays de la Loire. It also benefits from a broad commitment of various partners.