Jeremy Clapin

Jérémy Clapin studied at the Paris École des Arts Décoratifs. Graduating in 1999, he began working as a graphic artist/illustrator as well as directing advertisements and music videos. At the same time, he began directing animation shorts that progressively lead him to a leading position in contemporary animation. BACKBONE TALE (Une Histoire Vertébrale) in 2004, SKHIZEIN in 2008 which obtained unprecedented success (over 90 prizes in festivals including those of Cannes Annecy and Clermont). Then came PALMIPEDARIUM in 2012, produced by Papy3D Productions which he joined as an associate. In 2012, he started work on his first feature-length animation film, I LOST MY BODY (J’ai perdu mon corps). In 2019, this became the first feature-length animation film to win the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is having an exceptional career: public prize and the Crystal for feature films at the Annecy Festival, 3 ANNIE awards, a nomination for the Oscars 2020 and two Cesar for the Cesar 2020. Jeremy Clapin is now just releasing his first live action movie MEANWHILE ON EARTH (Pendant ce temps sur Terre). The film is selected at the Berlinale 2024.


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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