Biography: Rémi Bezançon was born in France in 1971. He studied at the film school École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA) in Paris and the École du Louvre. He made his first short film Little Italie in 1997. Made in 2008, his second feature film Le Premier Jour du reste de ta vie, was a huge success and was nominated for two César Awards (the French Oscars). Zarafa (2012) marked his first animated project.
Biography: Jean-Christophe Lie was born in France in 1970. He studied at the art school École des Beaux-arts in Toulouse and at the film school CFT des Gobelins in Paris and subsequently worked as an animator at Walt Disney Studios in Montreuil. In 2008 he made his first short animation film, L’Homme à la Gordini, which was screened in Cannes, was nominated for a César (the French Oscars) and won two awards at the Annecy animation film festival.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Little Italie (1997 – Rémi Bezançon);
Vikings (2001 – Rémi Bezançon);
Paraboles (2003 – Rémi Bezançon);
Ma vie en l’air (2005 – Rémi Bezançon);
Le Premier Jour du reste de ta vie (2008 – Rémi Bezançon);
L’Homme à la Gordini (2009 – Jean-Christophe Lie);
Un heureux événement (2011 – Rémi Bezançon);