The Animation School has announced an exciting new partnership with the acclaimed Emile Cohl School of Art in Lyon, France, involving a teacher exchange program between the two schools. The Animation School will benefit from Emile Cohl’s 32-year track record in traditional art and 2D animation, while Emile Cohl will welcome The Animation School’s 3D experts to their Lyon campus.
Nuno was recently in Annecy along with a South African delegation that packed a lot of punch for its weight, with three films in competition, including one of The Animation School’s own offerings in the Graduation Films category: ARID, directed by Charl van der Merwe.
Check out our interview with Nuno, where he discusses this exciting development and tells us more about what it was like to be in Annecy this year.
The new partnership will complement existing relationships with Gobelins l’Ecole de l’Image and Alexandre Heboyan, acclaimed director of the French 3D animation feature MUNE.
The fruits of these investments are certainly showing: the Official Selection at Annecy is just the latest in a string of successes for last year’s crop of student films, which have produced wins at New York Film Festival, the SAFTAs and Cape Town International Animation Festival. We look forward to seeing what this new partnership yields!
IMAGE: Emile Cohl’s Alice Riviere and Nuno Martins (credit: The Animation School)