From April 19 to May 25, the Cinémathèque québécoise will be hosting its fifth Animation Residency for six young artists from here and abroad. Each artist will be associated with a mentor, chosen amongst the city's animation film professionals. They will be responsible for coaching them and providing them with inspiration. The residents will have over a month to develop their project thanks to the expertise available at the Cinémathèque, the vast animation collections of the institution as well as Montreal's cultural buzz.
The Cinémathèque québécoise would like to thank the Consulat général de France à Québec, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Montreal, SWISS FILMS, the National Film Board of Canada as well as the patrons Jean-Philippe Fauteux and Marthe Cousineau without whom this residency would not be possible.
Since the creation of this program, seven works have already been completed: Étreintes by Justine Vuylsteker (France, 2016 resident), Aérobie by Bastien Dupriez (France, 2016 resident), the Caresses magiques series, by Lori Malépart-Traversy (Quebec, resident 2016), Mouvements by Dahee Jeong (Korea, resident 2017), The Fourfold by Alisi Telengut (Quebec, resident 2016), La soupe de Franzy, by Ana Chubinidze (Georgia, resident 2018) as well as the installation Monade, by Boris Labbé (France, resident 2019).
Several other projects are currently in production.