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The Cinémathèque québécoise unveils the 2023 cohort of its animation residency

March 22nd, 2023

From April 17 to May 24, the Cinémathèque québécoise will be hosting its sixth 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.


From Canada

  • Lukas Conway (Montréal, Québec)
  • Angie Richard (Moncton, New Brunswick)
  • Tracey Richard (Moncton, New Brunswick)

From Switzerland

  • Antonin Niclass (Lausanne)

From France

  • Stéphanie Destin (Rivière-Pilote, Martinique)
  • Soline Fauconnier (Annecy)

Mentors will be announced shortly.

Experience has demonstrated the success of this program: since its creation, 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), La passante by Hannah Letaïf (Belgium, resident 2017), Box Cutters by Naomi Van Niekerk (South Africa, resident 2018), La saison pourpre by Clémence Bouchereau (France, resident 2018), L'ombre des papillons by Sofia El Khyari (France, resident 2019), as well as the installation Monade, by Boris Labbé (France, resident 2019). Several other projects are currently in production.

It is worth noting that the last three titles, Box Cutters, La saison pourpre and L'ombre des papillons, are selected in the official short film competition of the upcoming Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

To learn more about the Cinémathèque's 2023 residents, visit

The Cinémathèque québécoise would like to thank the Consulat général de France à Québec, the Département fédéral des affaires étrangères (DFAE), acting through 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.