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Melusine Productions

Created in 1998 by Stéphan Roelants, Melusine Productions is focused on developing and producing animation movies and TV shows, documentaries and live action movies with a constant search for quality.


We first pay high attention to the cleverness of the concept and the quality of the writing process. We then focus on the symbiosis of these elements with a graphical research in accordance to the subject and the artistic ambition of the movie. The quality of the various elements of cinematography is our constant concern in order to enable the audience and critics to appreciate productions with an on-going original tone.


Praised by festivals selections and prestigious awards, our company has at heart to serve original, well thought and unusual productions. With our partner studio, Studio 352, our crew, consisting of  renowned artists, bends to the purpose of every project with the concerned attention.


We favor durable and qualitative associations with partners such as Les Armateurs, Folimage, MotionWorks, Cartoon Saloon, The Big Farm or SuperProd.


Since 2004 Melusine participated as a co-producer on feature-length movies and TV series such as T'Choupi – The Movie, The Tell-Tale Heart, A Town Called Panic or The Storytelling Show. Among them, 2012 saw the release of the highly awaited The Day of the Crows and Ernest and Célestine. The latter being granted of an ideal prize list with selections in Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and New York, numerous awards such as for the Césars and an Oscar nomination.  


Up till today Melusine was involved in the production of Aunt Hilda, selected in the last Berlinale, My Mommy is in America, nominated at Césars 2014, and the beautiful Song of the Sea which was nominated at Césars and Oscars Academy Awards 2015. He is also developing its own projects as an animated cinematic production with Extraordinary Tales, based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, and helps young authors to direct their first concepts, such as Pachyderm in transmedia.

Palmares

SONG OF THE SEA

2015

  1. European Film Awards 2015 Winner For Best European Animated Feature Film.
  2. Oscars Academy Awards, Hollywood, USA- Award Nominee for Best Animated Movie
  3. Césars Academy Awards, France - Award Nominee for Best Animated Movie
  4. Tokyo Anime Award Festival, Japan - Grand Prize in Feature Film
  5. IAFS Annie Awards, Los Angeles, USA - Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature, Outstanding Achievement - Character Design, Outstanding Achievement - Directing, Outstanding Achievement - Music, Outstanding Achievement - Production Design, Outstanding Achievement - Writing, Outstanding Achievement - Editorial
  6. Festival de Cinéma pour Enfants de Québec, Canada - Winner for Best Directing; Public Choice Award
  7. Film Club's The Lost Weekend, USA - Winner for Best Story
  8. Gijon International Film Festival, Spain - Best Animated Film
  9. International Cinephile Society Awards, OnlineAward Nominee for Best Animated Film
  10. MONSTRA Film Festival, Portugal - Best Soundtrack; Jury Special Prize
  11. Providence Children's Film Festival, USA - Audience Choice Award - Behind the Voice Actors Awards - Award Nominee for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film; Best Female Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role (Fionnula Flanagan); Best Female Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role (Lisa Hannigan)
  12. Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA), Ireland - Best Film
  13. Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Germany - Special Mention for Best Animated Feature
  14. Anima Mundi, Brazil - Best Feature Film (awarded by the Sao Paulo Audience)
  15. Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland - Best Irish Feature Film
  16. International Online Cinema Awards - Best Animated Feature (3rd place)
  17. Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, Norway - EFCA Award
  18. Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia - People's Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature
  19. National Cartoonist Society, USA - Reuben Award, Feature Animation
  20. Shangai International Film Festival, China - Best Animation Film, Best Animated Film
  21. Sydney Film Festival, Australia - Award Nominee for Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature
  22. Festival du Film d'Animation de Meknès, Morocco - In selection

2014

  1. Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Kids - World Premiere
  2. Satellite Awards, USA - Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media

EXTRAORDINARY TALES

2015

  1. Annecy Internation Animated Film Festival, France Official Selection, Out of Competition
  2. Festival ANIMA Bruxelles, Belgium - Prix du Public
  3. Luxembourg City Film Festival - Prix Jury Jeune
  4. Tokyo Anime Award Festival, Japan - In selection
  5. FICAM, Maroc - In selection
  6. ANIFILM, Czech Republic - In selection
  7. Munich Film Festival, Germany - In selection
  8. Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Korea - In selection
  9. Fantasy Film Festival, Germany - In selection
  10. International Animation Film Festival, Fantoche, Switzerland - In selection
  11. Athens International Film Festival, Greece - In selection
  12. Helsinki IFF, Finland - In selection
  13. Haifa International Film Festival, Israel - In selection
  14. Bucharest International Animation Film Festival, Anim'est, Romania - In selection
  15. Sitges, Spain - In selection
  16. Gijon, Spain - In selection

MA MAMAN EST EN AMERIQUE

2014

  1. Future Film Festival, Bologne, Italie - Platinum Grand Prize
  2. FICAM, Maroc - En compétition
  3. Césars Academy Awards, France - Nominé comme Meilleur film d'animation
  4. Festival Discovery Zone, Luxembourg - Opening Movie
  5. Festival Anima Bruxelles, Belgium - Special Screening

2013

  1. Festival Graines des Toiles de Gerardmer, France - Prix Jeune Public
  2. Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Erevan (Reanimania 13), Arménie Grand Prix du Meilleur Film
  3. Festival Voix d'Etoiles de Port Leucate, France - Coup de coeur du jury
  4. Lucas Film Festival de Francfort, Germany - Best European Film Award
  5. Annecy Animation Festival, France - Cristal for Special Distinction
  6. Poznan International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino, Poland In Competition
  7. Festival International de Cine de Gijon, Spain - In Competition

TANTE HILDA !

2014

  1. Future Film Festival, Bologne, Italie - Platinum Grand Prize
  2. FICAM, Maroc - Meilleur long-métrage d'animation
  3. Festival Anima Bruxelles, Belgium - Film de clôture
  4. Festival International du Film de Berlin (Berlinale), Génération KplusIn Competition

2013

  1. Festival Graines de Toiles, Gerardmer, France - Prix du public
  2. Festival Voix d'Etoiles, Leucate, France - Meilleure voix féminine
  3. Festival International du Film d'Environnement, Paris, France - Ouverture
  4. Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, France - Séance spéciale
  5. Annecy Animation Festival, France - Out of Competition, Special Screening

ERNEST ET CELESTINE

NOMINATED

  1. Nominated in Best Animated Feature.
  2. Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) (Cannes – France, 2012) - Europa Cinema Award, Fipresci Award Art Cinema Award and Illy Award 
  3. Annie Awards (Los Angeles-California-USA, 2014) - Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation in a Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement in Writing in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement in Editorial in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement in Production Design in an Animated Feature Production and Best Animated Feature 
  4. Motion Picture Sound Editors (Los Angeles-California-USA, 2014) - Nomination for Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in an Animation Feature Film 
  5. Online Film & Television Association (USA,2014) - Best Animated Picture 
  6. Satellite Awards (Los Angeles-California-USA, 2013) - Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media 
  7. Village Voice Film Poll (New York-New York-USA, 2013) - Best Animated Feature Film

WON

  1. Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)  (Cannes – France, 2012)SACD Special Mention
  2. Cinekid  (Amsterdam - The Netherlands, 2012) - Best International Film
  3. Mon Premier Festival (Paris - France, 2012) - Audience Award  
  4. Sarlat Film Festival (Sarlat-France, 2012) - Young Jury’s Best Film
  5. BUSTER Copenhagen international film festival for children and youth (Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012) - International Jury’s Special Mention 
  6. Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Lund - Swden, 2012) Audience Award for Best Feature 
  7. Dubai International Film Festival (Dubai - United Arab Emirates, 2012) - People's Choice Award            
  8. International Film Festival in Abitibi-Témisamingue (Rouyn-Noranda -Canada, 2012) Animated RNC Media Award 
  9. Ale Kino!  International Young Audience Film Festival (Poznan- Poland, 2012) - Golden Poznan Goat for Best Animated Film for Children 
  10. César Awards (Paris-France, 2013) - Best Animated Film 
  11. Castellinaria International Festival of Young Cinema (Bellinzona – Switzerland, 2013) - Mini Castellinaria Award 
  12. Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart - Festival of Animated Film (Stuttgart- Germany, 2013) - AniMovie Award for Best Animated Feature 
  13. Seattle International Film Festival (Seattle – Washington – USA, 2013) - Films4Families Youth Jury Award
  14. Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (Los Angeles-California-USA, 2013) - Best Animation 
  15. International Children's Film Festival (Hyderabad-India, 2013) - Golden Elephant Trophy for Best Animation Feature 
  16. Luxembourg Filmpräis, 5th Edition (Luxembourg-Luxembourg, 2014) - Best Animation Feature in Coproduction
  17. Magritte Awards (Brussels-Belgium, 2014) - Best Film, Best Director, Best Sound   
  18. Academy Awards (Los Angeles-California-USA, 2014) - Nomination for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year 
  19. Munich Film Festival (Munich-Germany, 2013) - Kids Audience Award 
  20. New York International Children's Film Festival (New York-New York-USA, 2013) - Grand Prize Feature
  21. Galway Film Fleadh  (Galway City – Ireland, 2013) - 2nd place Audience Award for Best International Feature
  22. International Cinephile Society Awards (2014) - Best Animated Film
  23. Golden Trailer Awards (Beverly Hills – California – USA, 2014) - Best Foreign Animation/Family Trailer 

THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR

2014

  1. Festival Discovery Zone, Luxembourg - Special Screening


THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

2013

  1. Oscars Academy Awards, Hollywood, USAPre-selected for best animated short film
  2. Festival Discovery Zone, Luxembourg - Special Screening
  3. Festival Anima Bruxelles, Belgium - Special Screening

LE JOUR DES CORNEILLES

2014

  1. Lëtzebuerger Filmpraïs, 5th edition, Luxembourg  - Best Feature Film
  2. CineMagic International Film Festival For Young People, UK
  3. Buster Film Festival, Denmark - Audience Award Competition
  4. Fantoche Film Festival, Switzerland
  5. Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
  6. BAFICI, Argentina
  7. Indianapolis Film Festival, Australia
  8. Irish Film Institute - French Film Festival, Ireland
  9. Boston French Film Festival, USA
  10. Sheffield Young's People Film Festival, UK
  11. Festival du Fillm Français de Tokyo - Unifrance, Japan
  12. Kecskemet Animation Film Festival - Hungary
  13. Animafest Zagreb, Croatia
  14. New Taipei City Film Festival, Taïwan
  15. Trebon International Festival of Animated Films, Czech RepublicBest Film Award
  16. Stockholm International Film Festival Junior, Sweden
  17. Ciné-Jeune Film Festival, France
  18. Festival du Film Français d'Athènes, Greece
  19. Richmond French Film Festival, USA
  20. Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico - Section Europe New Trends
  21. New-York Children Film Festival, USA
  22. Glasgow International Film Festival, UK
  23. Institut Français du Sénégal, Senegal
  24. A Film in Your Backpack, Italia

2012

  1. Sottodiciotto Film Festival, Italia
  2. RDV du Cinéma Français, Singapure
  3. French Cinepanorama, Honk-Kong
  4. Wien International Kinder Film Festival, Austria
  5. Gijon Film Festival, Spain
  6. Chicago International Film Festival, USA
  7. Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, Iran - Golden Butterfly Prize for Best Animation
  8. San Sebastian, Spain
  9. Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy, France World Premiere

THE CONGRESS

2014

  1. Tokyo Anime Award Festival, Japan - Grand Prize
  2. Lëtzebuerger Filmpraïs, 5th edition, Luxembourg - In Competition
  3. My French Film Festival - Unifrance, France

2013

  1. European Film Awards - Best Animated Feature Film
  2. Festival Paris Cinéma, France - Avant-première
  3. Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes, France - Ouverture

ALLEZ RACONTE !

Selections

  1. Annecy Festival June 2010
  2. Montreux Comedy FestivalDecember 2010
  3. Anima Festival BruxellesMarch 2011
  4. Stockholm International Film Festival Junior - April 2011
  5. Meknès International Festival of Animation Cinema Overture April 2011
  6. MFA Museum of Fine Arts BostonApril 2011
  7. Stuttgart Animation FestivalMay 2011
  8. New York Children’s Film Festival / Festival du film d’enfants de New YorkMarch 2011
  9. Best of of NYICFF touring program in US - 2011
  10. Kecskemét Animation Film Festival June 2011

Awards

  1. Best Movie Award - Buenos Aires BAFICITO Festival - April 2011

PANIQUE AU VILLAGE

2009

  1. Lëtzebuerger Filmpraïs, 4th edition, LuxembourgBest Animation Movie
  2. Cannes Film festival France - Official Selection out of Competition, Midnight Screening
  3. International Fantastic Film festival - Lund Méliès d'Argent++
  4. IFF Catalonia, Sitges, ANIMA'T Gertie Award Best Animated Feature Film for Kids
  5. International Animated Film festival, Cinanima Best Animation Movie
  6. Annecy Animation Film Festival France - Ouverture

2010

  1. Césars, France - Best Animation Movie Nomination

Other Awards

  1. Animafest, Zagreb,
  2. European Cinema Summit,
  3. European Film promotion, New York,
  4. Karlovy Vary International Film festival, Midnight Screenings,
  5. Echoes of Karlovy Vary,
  6. Sarajevo film festival new currents,
  7. Norwegian International Film Festival at Haugesund, Special Scrennings,
  8. Toronto International Film Festival, Midnight Madness,
  9. Rio International Film festival, Midnight Movies,
  10. Fantastic fest In Austin,
  11. Haifa International film festival, Midnight Madness,
  12. Warsaw International FF Fantastic in competition,
  13. Animation Nation, Singapore,
  14. Festival Ciné Jeune de l'Aisne Int'l, competition,
  15. Sao Paulo, IFF,
  16. Seoul, International Ramily FF, opening Film,
  17. Mumbai, World Cinema,
  18. Big Cartoon Festival,
  19. Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Animation,
  20. Ljubljana Int'l Film Festival, Panorama of World Cinema,
  21. Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival, Independence Days,
  22. Oulu International Childrens Festival, Competition, 
  23. Tallin Black Nights PÖFF'S Vitamin Boost, Ventana Sur, Buenos Aires

THE TELL TALE HEART

2007

  1. A night of Horror Shorts Film Festival, Sydney, AustraliaAward Winner for best Animation Short

2006

  1. Sacramento film festival, Sacramento USA Award Nominee for best Director - Award Nominee for best Latino Short - Award Nominee for best Animated Film - Award Nominee for best avant-garde-Music-Experimental - Award Nominee for best Visual Effects
  2. Rebel Planet, Hollywood Short film festival, Hollywood USA - Award Winner for best animated short film
  3. 39th annual World Fest Houston USA Remi Award Winner

  1. 48th Rochester Int. Film festival Rochester Usa Award Winner for best animation short movie on a Shoestring
  2. Riveredge film Festival, Kentucky, USAJury Award Winner for best animation short 
  3. IX Festival de Cortometrajes de Vila-Real, Castellon de la Plana, SpainAward Winner for best short film 
  4. 32th Festival Internacional Filmets, Badalona, Spain Award Winner for best European Union Animation Short
  5. California Independent Film festival, Califormia, USAAward Nominee for best Animation Short
  6. Alcorto Short film Festival, Alicante, Spain - Award Winner for best Animated Short
  7. Escorto, El Escorial, SpainAward Winner for best visual Effects and Animation
  8. Escorto, El Escorial, SpainAward Winner for best short film

2005

  1. XII edition International film festival Granada SpainAward winner for the best short film
  2. XII edition International film festival Granada SpainAward winner for the best Director
  3. VI Semena Internacional de Cine fantastico y de Terror Estepona, SpainAward winner for the best short film
  4. Art Futura Barcelona Spain Special Jury Award winner
  5. Animacor Cordoba Spain - Award Winner for the best audiovisual work
  6. Animadrid Madrid SpainAward winner for the best spanish animated film
  7. Miami Short film festival, Miami USAAward Nominee for the best animated short
  8. Oscars Academy Awards, Hollywood, USA - Pre-selected for best animated short film

LIBERTY'S KIDS

2003

  1. Televisions Critics AssociationsAward Nominee for Outstanding Achievment in Children's Programming
  2. Humanitas PrizeAward Nominee for Children's Animation Category
  3. Daytime Emmy AwardsAward Nominee for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program 

2004

  1. Daytime Emmy Awards Award Nominee for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program

Contact Us

8-10 rue de l'étang 

L-5326 Contern, Luxembourg

Phone : +352 40 13 20 1

Fax : +352 40 13 20 308

Stéphan Roelants

Stéphan Roelants

Producer - CEO
studio352@studio352.lu

Stéphan Roelants was born in Mons, Belgium, onDecember 1965. He has a degree in law, journalism and applied economics. In the same time he becomes a fiction and script author, and takes a lot of jobs which all point to the same connection: the audiovisual field, as an agency photographer, screenwriter for institutions, commercial documentaries director,etc. He also takes part as a supervisor of various organization committees ofBelgian festivals during a few years and starts producing movies.

 

Professionally active since more than 25 yearsin the audiovisual, Stephan began his career in Belgium in production companiesfocused on short and feature-length movies and documentaries. He arrives bychance in Luxembourg the first time in 1993 as a director for historical programs, and he settles as a line producer for documentaries. He takes advantage of a London experience in Films Ltd. to expand his knowledge with taking care of distribution and production management.

 

Back in Luxembourg in 1996 he creates Studio352, an animation studio with a fixed crew of 45 peoples whom the supervisors and lead artists are still on the studio job today. In 1998 he opens his ownproduction company, Melusine Productions, which is mainly dedicated to animation and documentary.

 

He creates a studio in Paris, Seahorse Prod.,from 2000 to 2003, and a development and production company in Los Angeles, Neptoon Productions, where he lives during four years, achieving his formation in script-writing and script-doctoring.

 

Today he is a producer and a co-producer of movies such as A Town Called Panic, Ernest & Celestine, and Song of the sea or Extraordinary Tales.  Melusine was nominated twotimes for the Academy Awards and for the French Cesars four times among many great festival selections. He continues to develop and produce projects with an editorial line focusing on script value and high concepts linked to original visuals. The last ones are Ethel and Ernest, The breadwinner or the Summit of the Gods based on the internationally acclaimed novel from Jiro Taniguchi.

Fabien Renelli

Fabien Renelli 

Production Coordinator

f.renelli@studio352.lu

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