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Animation Production Symposium

Posted by Team APATA | Aug 24, 2023

CAPA Conference – Valleys Deep, Mountains High

CILECT Asia-Pacific Association (CAPA) Symposium to be held September 21-22, 2023 at Griffith Film School, Brisbane, Australia

With a focus on Animation, this symposium aims to bring together practitioners and researchers to share their experiences and insights into animation production.

Papers and presentations that report on animation productions (completed or in progress) related to the six themes across entertainment, education, research, community, cultural and interdisciplinary applications.

WHEN:  21-22 September 2023, 9am – 6pm.

WHERE: Griffith Film School. 472 Stanley St, South Brisbane, 4101.

Register with Griffith


The Program will host panel discussions on

  • Innovative uses of New Technologies and Hybrid Forms in Animation
  • Animation and the Pre-Production Process
  • Creating Under Pressure – Creating Animation under Adversity
  • Animation as an Inter-Disciplinary practice
  • Animating and Identity
  • Animation from and about the Asia Pacific Region

With an Anim’Action Showcase to follow on the weekend.

Keynotes speakers are Nina Sabnani and Benoît Chieux

Nina Sabnani is an artist and storyteller who uses film, illustration and writing to inform and enlighten her audience. Her animated films are often rich collaborations with artists and folk fablers and have earned critical acclaim worldwide. Her film Hum Chitra Banate Hain won the National Award in 2016. In 2018 she received The Big Little Book award: a lifetime achievement award for Illustration at the Tata Lit Live Festival, Mumbai. In 2021 she was conferred with The Legend of Indian Animation award from Toonz Media Group. Nina’s research interests include exploring the dynamics between words and images in animated films and book illustrations. She is associated with IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, School of Design UPES, Dehradun and is Chair, of Immersive Learning at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art Design, and Technology, Bangalore. Nina currently lives in Chennai.

Benoît Chieux is a graphic designer for the TV series Ma Petite Planète Chérie (UNICEF Prize 1995, Fondation de France Award), screenwriter and graphic designer for the animated short film L’Enfant Au Grelot (Jury Prize, Stuttgart 1997, Golden Cartoon 1998), co-director with Damien Louche-Pélissier of TV movie Patate et le Jardin Potager (Golden Pulcinella 2001), Benoît Chieux has brought success to production company Folimage for years. He then creates the series Mica for Ricochets Productions.

From 2004, he is part of feature films Mia and the Migoo (2008, as artistic director and graphic designer) and Aunt Hilda! (2013, co-directed with Jacques-Rémy Girerd). He directs his first feature film Tigers Tied Up in One Rope in 2014, produced by Les Films de l’Arlequin (Jury Prize and Young Audience Award, SICAF 2015). Then, he directs two short films with Sacrebleu Productions, Le Jardin de Minuit (2018), nominated for a French Cesar, and Coeur Fondant (2019).

In 2021, he co-directs the animated documentary Coralie et les Escargots with Titouan Bordeau (Les Astronautes Productions), before resuming his collaboration with Sacrebleu Productions and producer Ron Dyens when directing Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds, which received the Audience Award at the 2023 Annecy Festival.

Supported by Alliance Francaise and the French Embassy Australia

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