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20 Oct 2016

France | International Writing Residency for Animated Films

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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). Authors of any nationality (apart from French) can apply with any personal projects of short, medium or full length animated films.

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.

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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.

Foreign candidates (from any nationality except French) must apply before October 20th 2016, filling this form

The Abbey of Fontevraud is considered as the largest monastic city in Europe and one of the most important sites of the Val de Loire region, registered UNESCO world heritage. The Abbey is a “Cultural Meeting Center” and has specific residency programmes for animation, music and monumental work in situ. Read more about the programs here.