Event: Sylvain Chomet

Date: November 10
Born November 10, 1963 at Maison Laffitte, a small town located in the department of Yvelines, near Paris in France.

In 1986, at the age of 23, he published his first comic book, Secrets of the Dragonfly. In 1988 he moved to London and began working as an animator for the Richard Purdum Studio. In the same year he opened a freelance.

In 1992 he wrote the text for the science fiction comics The Bridge In Mud.

In 1993 he moved to Canada and between 1995 and 1996 he completed the animated short movie La vieille dame et les pigeons, whose work had begun in 1991. The short movie, produced by the BBC, was released in 1998. The film gets numerous awards (including an Annecy Crystal Award, a BAFTA Awards and also a Cartoon d'Or) and is nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Aweards.

In 2003 he made his second job, this time a feature film, Les triplettes de Belleville, which gets the nomination for two Oscars.

A few years later he moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where with his wife he founded the Django Films, a production company with which he work on his film The Illusionist.

In 2020 he open his personal Animation School in Bayeux, Northern France, close to UK coast, where he offer a three-year course in english and france language.

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