GUEST PRODUCTION STUDIO: FOLIMAGE

        

Folimage studio specializes in creating stop motion animation films. Founded in 1981 by Jacques-Rémy Girerd, the company is now located in Bourg-lès-Valence, in the Drôme, France, and produces TV series, short films and feature films.

Folimage also focuses on the full spectrum of animation development. Since its establishment, one of its core aims has been to train young authors. In this spirit, in 1999 it founded La Poudrière, an animated film school and in 2004 L’Equipée, an association that promotes animation cinema.

The animation studio handles both production and distribution on the same site thereby giving them the same impetus. It strongly supports auteur films and has gained great notoriety thanks to a catalogue including over 45 shorts, as well as classic television series (Tidbits for Toddlers, My Little Planet, Hilltop Hospital), specials (Charlie’s Christmas, Spud and the Vegetable Garden, Leon in the Wintertime, Molly in the Springtime, Bonifacio in the Summertime) and feature films (Raining Cats and Frogs, Mia and the Migoo, Aunt Hilda!). One of the studio’s recent feature films, A Cat in Paris, was nominated for an Oscar in 2012, in the Best Animated Feature category.

Folimage studio is constantly evolving. Adventures continue with projects for several feature films, such as Phantom Boy by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli.

As its founder said, Folimage is “a centre for frame-by-frame creativity where almost anything is possible.ˮ