Put to the test

A subjective history of animated films

The selection “Put to the test” is developed around the cinema option program for senior highschool students in France. More than 400 students from the whole country attend this selection each year. With The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit, 2016) being in the 2019 program, the festival collaborated with Xavier Kawa-Topor to offer the public a concise and subjective history of animated films. Seven international directors (Bill Plympton, Michael Dudok de Wit, Michel Ocelot, Jan Svankmajer, Sébastien Laudenbach, Florence Miailhe and Anca Damian) picked each one film that is to them a milestone in the history of animation. A graphic journey through experimental cinema will be presented by the FILM collection from Centre Georges Pompidou, Flavien Berger and Céline Devaux will host a masterclass on music composition for animated films, and Joel Grare a live music screening dedicated to the "Animation Primitives" (7 + 7 screenings + cartes blanches).