Résidence Jeune Public

Applications 2021

Refocussing on young audience animation films, FOLIMAGE, an animation studio based in Valence (South of France), is issuing a new call for projects :


The Artist-in-Residence program has been created to give authors an opportunity to make a personal five-minute animation film, that combines comedy and humour aimed at 5 to 7 year-olds, all animation techniques accepted excluding 3D.

*** DEADLINE : May 31st, 2021 ***

Selection of the projects

  • The application files must be received by Folimage before May 31st, 2021. The projects will be sent to the committee made up of the partners' representatives.
  • The final decision will be made in the Fall 2021.

Starting from the beginning of 2022, the winner will move to FOLIMAGE studio (Valence) for 8 months to a year, and make his/her film with the studio provided facilities. After its TV broadcast on CANAL+ Family, the film will also be included into a national program distributed in theaters by GEBEKA FILMS, and a regional program distributed by MÈCHE COURTE. A book for children will be published by BAYARD at the same time as the film comes out.

Selection of the projects


Applicants must submit a project with a real author’s point of view, develop original graphics and have already directed one or two short films (including films made in Art Schools). Projects can be developped together with an author or an illustrator, but the only resident will be the director.

This call for projects is shared broadly on our partner’s websites, animation studios, international animation schools as well as on websites dedicated to illustration and/or animation cinema.


Submit a project

Applications must include the following documents :

  • The application form, filled out, to be downloaded on www.folimage.fr
  • A CV along with an overview of previous projects (teaser or films)
  • A detailed description of the project : synopsis, script, statement of intent, storyboard extract, graphic design, technical process...
> A PDF version is to be sent to : contact(at)folimage.fr
> A printed version can be sent to the following address :

La Résidence jeune public
Palais consulaire - 3 place Simone Veil
26000 Valence (France)

25 years of our Artist-in-Residence program

Thanks to the Artist-in-Residence program, more than 25 young filmmakers, from around the world, have spent several months in the studio making their first professional short film as:
Mickael Dudok de Wit (The Netherlands), Zoïa Tromifova, Konstantin Bronzit and Iouri Tcherenkov (Russia), Hefang Wei (China), Sarolta Szabo and Tibor Banockzi (Hungary), Nicolas Brault (Canada), Regina Pessoa (Portugal), Sarah Saidan (Iran), Ana Chubinidze (Georgia), Krishna Chandran A. Nair (India), Raùl 'Robin' Morales Reyes (Mexico), Nina Bisiarina (Russia)...