The third edition of ‘Rencontres Animation Formation (Animation Training Conference)’ was held in Angoulême. These meetings allow Animation studios and schools to discuss the state of the profession and the evolution of this field. It is a chance to have frank and direct conversations in a friendly yet advancement-driven environment. This is also an occasion to make note of principal indicators within this sector. Here’s a summary of some of the key figures.


The Animation Market

– France is No. 3 worldwide and No. 1 in Europe.
– There are over one hundred societies which have activities in this field, employing 5,000 people.
– Animation is the leading French audiovisual export; accounting fo 46.1 million euros in exports (sales and pre-sales) and 1/3 of the French TV program sales in 2010.
– Animation represents 13.9% of the DVD film sales.
– The Animation equates to about 300 hours of TV programs and 3-10 annually produced feature films (In 2010, 9 animated films produced 92.57 million euros).
Source : Caroline Jeanneau (CNC) and Stéphane Le Bars (SPFA)



– Since 2006, more than 70 companies have been working in the fields of animation and visual effects.
– The overall salary within this sector exploded in 2005. Between 2005 and 2008 the growth remained strong (more than 9% per year on average). These companies were greatly augmented between 2004 and 2007 as the number of employees went from 3,500 to more than 5,000.
– The equivalent of 600 full-time employees(with fixed or indefinite term contracts) are declared each year by these companies.
– The annual revenue of animation and visual effects film production employees increased between 2004 and 2010.
Source : Carole Perraut (Groupe Audiens)


Animation Training Conference

A place of meetings, exchanges and sharing of information for animation schools, companies and associated institutions, the Animation Training Conference’s objective is to take stock of the job situation, training opportunites, the diversity of professional practices and the evolutions of techniques and organisational developments. These meetings are organized by the le Pôle Image Magelis, with the support of CNC,SPFA, CPNEF, l’Observatoire prospectif des Métiers et des Qualifications de l’Audiovisuel (the Advancement Observatory of Audiovisual Trades and Skills), l’Afdas, Groupe Audiens and la FICAM.


For more information

>> Pôle Magelis website
>> CNC website
>> SPFA website
>> Groupe Audiens website



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