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SILEX FILMS is a Paris-based independent film company founded in 2009 and run by Priscilla Bertin and Judith Nora, with an eclectic line up of features and series, dramas and creative documentaries. In 2014 SILEX FILMS founded SILEX ANIMATION, a studio based in Angoulême, France, where all of SILEX FILMS’ animation projects are produced.
In 2020 SILEX won the “French TV Producer of the year Award”, Animation Category, organized by Procirep. In 2024 SILEX was awarded the Trophée du Film Français, Animation category, presented at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

The latest features released in theaters are: THIS IS MY MOTHER (La vie de ma mère) by Julien Carpentier, released on March 6, 2024, starring Agnès Jaoui and William Lebghil, distributed by KMBO and sold internationally Be For Films, Audience Award at the Festival d’Angoulême 2023, and THE LOST BOYS (Le Paradis) by Zeno Graton, featuring Khalil Gharbia and Julien De Saint Jean, coproduced with Belgian company Tarantula, distributed by Rezo Films and sold internationally by Indie Sales, selected at Berlinale and Toronto TIFF 2023.

Soon in theaters: WILD DIAMOND (Diamant brut), directed by Agathe Riedinger, starring Malou Khebizi and Idir Azougli, distributed and sold internationally by Pyramide, in official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2024, will be released on November 20, 2024 in France.
Currently in production: IN WAVES, a 2D/3D animated feature adapted from AJ Dungo’s graphic novel (Nobrow, 2019), directed by Phuong Mai Nguyen and written by Fanny Burdino & Samuel Doux, distributed in France by Diaphana and sold internationally by Charades. The project won the 2021 CICLIC Animation Award for an animated feature at MIFA Pitches-Annecy IFF, it was also selected at Cartoon Movie 2022, and presented at the Cannes Film Market 2024 as part of the “Annecy Goes to Cannes Animation Showcase”.
Currently in development: SUMMER IN THE HOOD (Mon été à la cité), a 3D animated feature directed by Jean-Pascal Zadi and Louis Clichy, graphic design by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, which was presented at Cartoon Movie 2024.
In the last ten years, SILEX has produced several feature films including: ROSE by Aurélie Saada in 2021, starring Françoise Fabian, Aure Atika and Pascal Elbé, coproduced with Germaine Films, distributed by Apollo and sold internationally by Kinology, it won the Variety Piazza Grande Award at Locarno IFF 2021. In 2020 PASSED BY CENSOR by Turkish director Serhat Karaaslan, co-produced with Turkish company +90 Film Production and German company Departures Films. BAC Films handles French distribution and world sales. WITH THE WIND (Le Vent Tourne) by Bettina Oberli in 2018 (starring Mélanie Thierry, Pierre Deladonchamps and Nuno Lopes), co-produced with Swiss company Rita Productions, distributed by ARP Sélection and sold internationally by Be For Films, won the Variety Piazza Grande Award at Locarno IFF. THE PARISIAN BITCH, PRINCESS OF HEARTS (Connasse, Princesse des Coeurs) by Eloïse Lang and Noémie Saglio starring Camille Cottin, co-produced with LGM Cinéma & Gaumont in 2015, distributed in France and sold internationally by Gaumont. THE BIG TRIP (Le Grand’Tour) by Jérôme le Maire in 2013 (ACID -Cannes IFF). LAST WINTER (L’Hiver Dernier) by John Shank in 2012 (starring Anaïs Demoustier), co-produced with Belgian company Tarantula and distributed in France by Le Pacte (Venice Days -Venice Mostra and Magritte for Best Photography).

SILEX also produces scripted dramas, animated series and shortcoms for TV. Our latest animation TV shows include: THE MINIWHATS (Les QuiQuoi), a 52×7′ 2D animated series directed by Eugène Boitsov, based on the eponymous books by Olivier Tallec & Laurent Rivelaygue published by Actes Sud, in coproduction with Doncvoilà Productions (France), coproduced with Panique! (BE) and Melusine productions (LUX) and sold internationally by MIAM! Distribution, currently streaming on Okoo (france.tv) and broadcasted on France 3. In 2020 BRAZEN (Culottées), the 2D adaptation of Pénélope Bagieu’s international bestselling graphic novel (published in France by Gallimard in 2016, by Macmillan in the US in 2018; 2019 Eisner Award Winner). The series counting 30 short episodes directed by Phuong Mai Nguyen & Charlotte Cambon de Lavalette features the voice of actress Cécile de France; it was broadcasted on France 5 channel and streamed on france.tv. MIAM handles the international sales. In 2015 THE ADVENTURERS OF MODERN ART (Les Aventuriers de l’Art moderne) a 6×52′ series mixing archives and animation written by Dan Franck and directed by French César Award winner Amélie Harrault together with Pauline Gaillard and Valérie Loiseleux, co-produced with ARTE channel, was broadcasted prime time. It won many accolades and was sold in more than 30 countries by ARTE Sales.

Soon to be released: THE LEGENDS OF PARIS: A TALE OF THE 19TH CENTURY ARTISTIC SCENE (L’Armée des romantiques), a 4×52′ animated series portraying 19th century Parisian Art and literary scene, directed by Amélie Harrault, coproduced with ARTE, with the voice of Cécile de France as the narrator.
Currently in production with France Télévisions : IREN THE SIREN (S·irène·s), a 10×26 mins YA-adult comedy series in 2D, created and written by Iris de Jessey & Thomas Colineau, presented at Cartoon Forum 2023.
Concerning our “live” TV shows: STALK (season 1 and 2) a 10×26′ YA scripted original drama directed by Simon Bouisson for France Télévisions, is streaming on France Télévisions slash. Season 1 garnered two major prizes in France at Festival de la Fiction TV in La Rochelle in 2019 including Best Director and Season 2, released in October 2021, won the Awards for Best 26′ Series and Best Music at Festival de la fiction TV de La Rochelle 2021. World sales are handled by France Télévisions Distribution.

Also the sketch show CONNASSE (70×1,40’) starring Camille Cottin, was broadcasted prime time in 2013-2014 on Canal+ channel; it was a very big hit in France and is still streaming on Canalplus.com and YouTube.

As for documentaries, SILEX has recently produced two 12×7′ digital series directed by Jean-François Tatin, with ARTE channel: in 2019 FRENCH GAME about the history of French Rap music, streaming on arte.tv, and in 2016 FRENCH TOUCH (Touche Française) about the history of French Rap music. JUNGLE by Louise Mootz which received the Award for Best medium-length international documentary at Festival Visions du Réel 2020.