Mill Paris | Mill creative collaboration ‘Sumo’ nominated by the Annecy International Animation Festival

News March 31, 2022

For more than 60 years, the Annecy Festival has established itself as the world’s leading event dedicated to animation, bringing together the industry’s leading professionals and celebrating the creativity and diversity of animation styles and techniques.

As every year, several films are selected and this year our work on ‘Sumo’ for France Télévisions has been shortlisted. ‘Sumo’ was directed and produced out of our Parisian Studio in close collaboration with MullenLowe France for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

The jury was influenced by its traditional 2D animation style and a graphic universe marked by Japanese culture. The spot took inspirations from the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai and his iconic painting ‘The Great Wave Off Kanagawa’.

Want to know more about ‘Sumo’? Read the full case study here. You can also get in touch with our animation team about your upcoming project via our contact page.


Direction, production & post production
The Mill Paris:
Director / Art Director / Story-board & animatic: Geoffroy Barbet-Massin
Executive Producer: Hugues Allart
VFX Producers: Stéphanie Mollet, Marie-Cécile Juglair et Benjamin Cathala
VFX Supervisors: Geoffroy Barbet-Massin, Vincent Venchiarutti
Artistic Advisor: Shaun Severi
Character design: Stephane Levallois
Background designs: Alix Penon, Geoffroy Barbet-Massin
Lead Animation: Antoine Antin
Animation: Mathias Lachal, Lucile Dufau, Sandrine Han Jin Kuang
Compositing and Motion design: Caroline Mistral, Yohann Leroy
Planning: Annabel Akerboom
MullenLowe France: