Autour de Folimage
De la Cartoucherie à la Cour des Images
Since 2009 March, Folimage moved in La Cartoucherie, an historical building in Bourg-lès-Valence!
La Cartoucherie Pôle Image Sud Rhône-Alpes is specialised in animated film production based around the Folimage Studios, where this project was born. It combines production, training, casting, broadcasting as well as film education in order to foster meaningful quality individual artistic initiatives.
La Cartoucherie is one of the 4 pillars of the Imaginove competitive cluster based in The Rhône-Alpes region, along with CITIA (city of moving pictures in Annecy), the documentary activity park in Lussas in the Ardeche region and the PIXEL audiovisual and cinema centre (in Villeurbanne, near Lyon). It benefits from state funding throught the Rhône-Alpes Cinema and Regional Funding which supports audiovisual and film creations.
From powder to pictures
The old national bullet factory buildings were bought over by the Town of Bourg-lès-Valence in 1993 and renovation work took place for over 2 years. The challenge of this renovation project was to preserve the original features of this historical building while redeveloping it for a new use.
The outside architecture has been preserved with its numerous curved windows, its tall brick chimney which reminds us of the industrial past of this building and a public patio area turned into an open garden leading to the neighbouring area. While the inside of the building was adapted to the needs of the new occupiers, original features were also preserved such as the roof structure and the pillars made of cast iron.
La Cartoucherie Pôle Image Sud Rhône-Alpes is managed by the greater Valence council and around ten companies combining culture, creation and business can be found here :
- Folimag Studio,
- L’Equipée : it aims at raising interest among adults and youngsters about animated films and organizes professional training, meetings, film projections, workshops…
- La Poudrière : first animation film-directing school, La Poudrière offers a higher education course in film production, looking at animated films as a whole by providing a total control of the film production process.
- Les Ecrans : this association brings together the cinemas of the Rhône-Alpes Sud region in order to provide quality and encourage culture exchange.
- Cinéda : Drôme-Ardèche Film Commission encourages film shooting and post-production industries in the Rhône-Alpes Sud region.
- Fargo : an audiovisual production company which combines 2 activities.
- Les Films du Nord : this company is specialized in the production of animated short films by creating an economic model for the film makers and technicians.
- Les Tanukis : it’s a cross media studio specialised in the creation of online videogames, animated films and web design.
- Teamto : an animation studio which produces TV series and 3D films, with several for national and international channels.
Concentrée sur une mission tout à la fois culturelle et éducative, Folimage est aujourd'hui un lieu de réflexion, proposition et d'imagination.
L'école de la Poudrière et l'association l'Equipée en sont issues.
• La Poudrière
La Cartoucherie, Rue de Chony
Tél. 04 75 82 08 08 - Fax. 04 75 82 08 07
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La Cartoucherie, Rue de Chony,
Tél. 04 75 78 48 67 - Fax. 04 75 41 67 28
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