A graduate from Sciences Po Paris Doctoral School in 1992 and from the University of London, Birkbeck College, in Change Management, in 2003. Since February 2012, Cécile has been the Head of International Relations for Gobelins, l’école de l’image, Paris. After spending 5 years in the audiovisual industry as a makeup artist specialized in prosthetics, Cécile decided to study and work in the field of cultural and art history. From 1989 to 1995 she has been a lecturer in Cultural History and an associate researcher for the National Foundation for Political Sciences in Paris and she taught at La Sorbonne and Science Po Paris. From 1995 to 2005 she taught as a lecturer in French and Cultural History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. Back in France in 2006, she oriented her career in International Relations in higher education institutions as Sciences Po Paris, HEC and GOBELINS.
'The Animation Market in France: French Touch or Not French Touch'
French Animation is the third animation market wordlwide. France produces around 10 features films per year and these films are successes (Despicable Me, Minions, The Little Prince, Astérix) praised for their high quality and originality. Animators coming out of French animation schools are sought for by studios everywhere and Gobelins has been ranked the first animation school in the world for two years in a row. What is making French animation so specific? Is there really a French Touch?