The Sustainability Animation Residency (SAR) 2023

The Sustainability Animation Residency (SAR) 2023

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Arles, France
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Event Description:

SAR was set up to help amplify the urgency of environmental action with the powerful tools of animation. During the six-week SAResidency, the winner and chosen director will be able to develop a short film project tackling environmental topics in any chosen animation technique.

2023 Event Coverage

Call for entries (Archive)

Situated near Arles, SAR seeks to tap into the unique pool of a world-class animation industry based in and around Arles, and to support their talents in a global context.

The director will have the opportunity to engage in weekly meetings with either local animation professionals or international coaches online. The SAResidency covers travel, local transport, accommodation, a Per Diem, as well as a visit to the Annecy Animation Festival, and a final presentation at a celebratory evening. Applicants must be a graduate of a higher education art, film, or animation school and therefore qualify as a director or creative professionals. 

To apply you need:

  • A motivation letter why SAR is important for your project.
    ● A synopsis or treatment of your binding project proposal, containing a written description and outline, supported with graphics, and or sketches.
    ● The topic of sustainability: intentions, purpose, and possible impact of the project in an environmental context.
    ● A mood board and soundscape including musical cues, and ideally some technical notes.
    ● Your Curriculum Vitae
    ● Your Showreel and previous works, including student works.

Important dates for applicants: 

  • 1 November - 15 January 2023: Submissions
  • 13 February 2023: SAR Shortlist announcement
  • Mid-March 2023: SAR Winner announcement
  • 20 May – 1 July 2023: SAR Residency, St. Remy de Provence
  • 12 - 16 June 2023: 2 Days at Annecy Festival
  • 30 June 2023: Project Presentation at CinéSAR evening at the Residence

2022 Coverage

  • SAS Winner: Corentin Cholley The Vanishing of the Animals

Ori Goldberg, Glug
Marlijn Van Nuenen, Waterloos
YiYang, Sun Flowing
Camille Aigloz & Zé Hinga, The light and the toad
Corentin Cholley, The vanishing of animals

2021 Coverage

Selected Resident

  • Gabrielle Lissot Les Louves


- Pauline Gregoire for "Bombus"
- Gabrielle Lissot for "Les Louves"
-Victori Jalabert & Heloïse Courtois for the "Sandwich au poisson"
- Marlijn van Nuenen for "Randhanu River"


Event Dates

  • 30/06/2023



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