Lunanime is a film production company created within the Lumière Group in 2008 and focuses mainly on fiction and animation projects. The animation projects are produced in-house in our animation studio StudioLumière.
Lunanime produced several feature films, such as Vanja d’Alcantara’s debut film BEYOND THE STEPPES, OFFLINE by Peter Monsaert. Furthermore, Lunanime co-produced films as DE ROUILLE ET D’OS (Rust and Bone) by Jacques Audiard and A CAT IN PARIS (Une Vie De Chat) by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, a co-production with Folimage which was honored with an Oscar nomination in the category ‘best animated feature’ (in 2012). In 2014-2015, Lunanime co-produced the second feature film by this directors duo: PHANTOM BOY.
LES COWBOYS, the debut by Thomas Bidegain (screenwriter of Un Prophète and De Rouille et d’Os) was a co-production by Lunanime and Les Productions Du Trésor and premiered in Cannes 2015. Another co-production with Trésor is MAL DE PIERRES (Nicole Garcia, starring Marion Cotillard) which premiered in Cannes 2016.
Furthermore, Lunanime (co-)produced several animation shorts, such as: JAZZED, THE SWIMMING LESSON, BETTY’S BLUES, VOL AU VENT, THE EDUCATION, THE TIE, RAPSODIE EN ROSE, TANK, COCKROACH AND THE SEA, TOTEMS, UN PLAN D’ENFER,…
Lunanime also produces TV series. In 2014-2015 we co-produced THE TEAM, an international police series starring Lars Mikkelsen, Veerle Baetens and Jasmin Gerat (co-production with Network Movie, Nordisk and Super Films).
Lunanime recently finished the production of LE CIEL FLAMAND, the 2nd feature film by Peter Monsaert. The film had its world première at Toronto (TIFF 2016), and has started a promising festival career with selections at San Sebastian, BFI London, Amiens, Zagreb, Goteborg,… LE CIEL FLAMAND has been released theatrically in Belgium and the Netherlands in November 2016.
In 2010 Lunanime started an animation studio (StudioLumière) for the production of A Cat in Paris. Both the studio and the company are located in the heart of Ghent, near the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
The animation studio is specialized in 2D animation and offers great possibilities for young animators in the form of projects, internships and employment.