Services

Services

For Animation Filmmakers:

SHORT FILM SUBMISSION

  • Have an animation short to premiere/feature online, and need a comprehensive presentation (in the form of interview/review)? Zippy Frames is a trusted independent animation news website, which has featured a vast array of short animation films, from the more narrative to the outright experimental ones. Send us your film for consideration

⇒ Here's more info how to submit  

CONSULTANCY AND FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS FOR ANIMATION SHORTS

  • Animation festival submission seems both a laborious and a mindless process for independent animation filmmakers. We can make the process seem more structured, less laborious and more promising for your festival career of your film - handled by the same people who manage Zippy Frames (via Scheriaa Productions)

⇒ Here's more info

For Animation and Film Festivals & Events

FESTIVAL PROMOTION

  • Zippy Frames hosts an extended database of call for entries from animation festivals. A large part of its news roundup covers animation festivals and film festival news. However, not everything can be covered with the same depth and extent as it could (and should) have been. If you're interested in getting in talks and an offer for a festival promotion agreement, contact our Head Editor (vassilis AT zippyframes DOT com)

VIDEO REPORTS

  • For festivals, conferences, film promotions, companies and products related to the animation industry, we offer reviews, interviews or video reports that promote your services or products in a creative and friendly way. For more info, email: info AT zippyframes DOT com

 

Read More...

The first female animation director to win the Quebec’s highest prize for cinema.

Quebec animation filmmaker and frequent National Film Board of Canada  creative collaborator Michèle Cournoyer won the 2017 Prix Albert-Tessier—making her the first female animation filmmaker to receive this honour reserved for the highest honour in cineman.

Michèle Cournoyer  (b. 1943,Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel, Quebec) frequently explores the theme of metamorphosis and skillfully tackles difficult topics with an extraordinary sense of humour and tragedy in her black-and-white work.  

The NFB is delighted to see this prestigious prize awarded to a female animation filmmaker, a first in the history of the award. The award underlines the important role of animation in Quebec cinema and the contribution of Michèle Cournoyer as an artist whose ability to powerfully and eloquently express a woman’s point of view on personal subjects has served as a model for young women directors. This year, the Cinéaste recherché(e) competition, through which Michèle began her animation career at the NFB, is open to women only, in order to increase their numbers in the world of animation -  Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and NFB Chairperson.

 

In 1989, Cournoyer won the ninth Cinéaste recherché(e) competition, organized by the NFB French Program’s Animation Studio. Her first film,  A Feather Tale (1992), depicts a cruel game in which love is stripped of its golden glow. Using the rotoscoping technique, she followed up with An Artist (1994), which tells the story of a young girl who is totally devoted to music.

The Hat (1999), an unflinching look at incest,  (ink-on-paper gesture drawings) was screened at the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week. Accordion (2004) was presented in competition at the Cannes Festival, deals with romantic relationships in the era of technological mediation.

With Robes of War (2008), Cournoyer again explores a timely topic—female suicide bombers—from a decidedly feminine standpoint. Her film Soif (2014), which deals with alcoholism, was produced by Unité centrale and co-produced by the NFB. 

Cournoyer’s films have garnered awards at major film festivals around the world: Annecy, Chicago, Dresden, Hiroshima, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vienna and Zagreb. The Hat and Robes of War both won the Jutra Award for best animated short.

She also received a 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Watch an excerpt below:

 

 

 

Support Zippy Frames

Keep this professional animation journalism effort relevant and updated. Become a Zippy Frames patron