Résidence Jeune Public

Applications 2018

Refocussing on young audience animation films, FOLIMAGE, an animation studio based at La Cartoucherie (a center of excellence for the animation industry) in Bourg-lès Valence, 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.

Selection of the projets

  • The application files must be received by Folimage before May 4th, 2018. The projects will be sent to the committee made up of the partners’ representatives.
  • The final decision will be made in June 2018.
  • The chosen candidate will then follow a writer-in-residency in October 2018 at the Abbey of Fontevraud.
Starting from January 2019, the winner will move to Folimage studio (Valence) for a year, and make his/her film with the studio provided facilities.
The film will also be included into Mèche Courte program and screened in cinemas in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. A book for children will be published by Bayard at the same time as the film comes out.

Selection of the projets


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
  • 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
La Cartoucherie - Rue de Chony
26500 Bourg-Lès-Valence (France)

Previous Young Audience Residences

Since 2014, four short films were produced as part of our Artist-in-Residence program. While Funny Fish begins its life in festivals in 2018, let's note the success of the previous short films: One, Two, Tree, The Teeny-Weeny Fox and The Pocket Man won 35 awards and count more than 268 official selections in festivals!

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) or Ana Chubinidze (Georgia)…