Nov.5th - 8th, 2021 New Chitose Airport Terminal, Hokkaido JAPAN

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival November 20th - 23rd,2020


Selection from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

As part of this year’s festival’s special focus on France, we present a program featuring the best films of 2019-2020 from the country’s one of the leading educational institutions, ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs). The following is an introduction to ENSAD’s Animation Department by faculty member Serge Verney.

“The educational concept of ENSAD is based on an interdisciplinary framework: in the first year, each student chooses one of ten specializations of general and specialized education. In the animated film section, students learn basic techniques, caricature, three-dimensional representation, direct animation, computer graphics, digital knowledge, and extended animation. Students are encouraged to experiment, invent techniques, and adapt existing techniques to suit their own expressive needs. The training then progresses in stages, gradually deepening the technical foundations of animation, directing, dramaturgy, narration, and directing. in the fifth year, students work more specifically towards the completion of their graduation project, which can be of any theme and duration. The themes of the works vary, with aspects of the fantastic, the dreamlike, the initiatory, and the dramatic. They are set in semi-fantastical places such as houses, forests, seaside, hospitals, museums, gardens, etc., where we move between the inner and outer worlds. Often, these works take us on a journey through memory.” (Serge Verney)

To the Dusty Sea

2019 / France / 0:12:30

Director : Héloïse Ferlay

The Discreet Song of Cardiograms

2019 / France / 0:07:07

Director : Raphael Lozano Maurel

The Storm

2019 / France / 0:06:00

Director : Astrid Guinet

Me and Us

2019 / France / 0:13:35

Director : Zhenzhen RAN


2019 / France / 0:06:30

Director : Juliette Laboria

Please Don't Touch

2020 / France / 0:09:15

Director : Capucine Gougelet


2020 / France / 0:07:41

Director : Romane Granger


2020 / France / 0:04:30

Director : Marilou Soller

助成:在日フランス大使館/アンスティチュ・フランセ日本  supported by Ambassade de France / Institut français du Japon
supported by Ambassade de France /
Institut français du Japon
*The Program is supported by Institut français du Japon.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Office
C/o Enleysha Co., Ltd.
Sapporo Tokeidai Bldg., 9F,
1, Nishi-2, Kita-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0001 JAPAN