Networking on Lady Jersey May 16

Lady Jersey will be our host for the Animation Day networking function

May 16 12:00 – 14:00


The Mission

A Musivision FILMS / ANIMAZE   – Production

Founded  by  Laurie Gordon (Montreal International Animation Film Festival  – Animaze Festival founder) and  Bruno Chatelin ( co founder and Major Buzz Factory consulting founder curator of the BEST FOR FESTS film selection for the circuit).

The objective of the Animation Day in Cannes is to facilitate the promotion of Animation during the Cannes Film Festival which does not traditionally offer a window for animators besides the likes of Pixar or Disney.

Animaze – Le Miaff and decided in 2015 to take on this mission and provide a place for networking, fun, and promotion.

No food or drink on the boat sorry…just animation and animators


Welcome and introduction words by Laurie Gordon (Montreal International Film Festival) and Bruno Chatelin (

Animation Financing conversation: What’s the Catch Whats the Difference?

From grassroots to government institutions, the art of film financing is personal and strategic. ADIC presents this lively panel on the various financial models from the UK, Nordic countries. This is an  open discussion encouraging audience participation.

Panelists: Sally Griffith (Director of Cinema at Chapter (Cardiff) and BFI Film Hub Wales) and Peter Vähäkylä of Finn Animation and other surprise guests moderated by Laurie Gordon director of Animaze Montreal International Animation Festival.

A few other unformal presentations and focuses with interaction from the audience.

Animation that Matters Award to Yellow Submarine

Another strong element in our DNA was the desire to focus on films that matter. Our panels have been focused each past years on this question ‘will animation save our world? This film gives us a g=few answers: All you need is love…

In 2016 we presented BILAL  by Ayman Jamal from Barajoun Entertainment (Dubai) the first Animation that Matters Award.

In 2017 we delivered three Animation that Matter Awards to Iqbal by Michel Fuzellier and Babak Payami, Junod by Shinichiro Kimura, Release from from Heaven by Ali Noori Oskouei.

These prizes recognise the positive values and messages in movies that matter and make us grow as human beeings. The inspiration came to Bruno Chatelin from his Columbia TriStar days (Sony) when David Puttnam initiated that catch line for the Studio he was running.
“Bruno Chatelin commented: listening to David’s vision, it struck me a lot at this time, and I think that today’s world needs even more films of these calibers. I am also impressed to see Cannes welcome such initiatives as Positive Cinema week, Better World Forum, Festival Sacred for Beauty, with Wim Wenders in town last yearwith Mgnr Dario Vigano (prefect of communication for Vatican) coming to Cannes with a message from the pope and returning this year with his finished film on Pope Francis.”

Yonathan Parienti  ( CEO) , Laurie Gordon (Founder of Montreal International Animation Film Festival co founder of and Animation Day in Cannes) and Bruno Chatelin (founder of and Animation Day in Cannes) will remit the prizes

The accolade will be remitted for the film to Gerald Potterton on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the film release.

Best of Fests Accolade to Loving Vincent

Last year’s accolades went to My life as Zucchini  by Claude Barras and Seoul Station by Yeon Sang-ho

The “ADIC Accolades” ‘are paintings designed specifically for each film by french Artist PAB


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