In Montpellier, Iconic or a feast of animated images

Iconic, the new event led by the Métropole de Montpellier, is preparing to celebrate the image.

Not the still image, but animated. The one found in video games, animation, cinema, audiovisual… Accompanied by sound. Everything that we gather in the term cultural and creative industries » (ICC). The ICCs are developing more and more in the Métropole de Montpellier, this sector has a lot of creativity, but the general public does not know it… », says an actor from the Metropolis in the economic development of this sector. Josep, the animated film directed by Aurel, comes from the territory, for example. Employees from Ubisoft Montpellier worked on the very funny game of Rabbids. The video game Arcaneadapted as an animated series released on Netflix, is partly the result of the work of the Fortiche teams in Montpellier…

Iconic aims to make this sector visible (with 850 establishments active in the Metropolis, 2 500 jobs, and 300 million euros in cumulative turnover) with the general public, so that they become aware of everything that is being created in the area. Iconic is the extension of the MICC, Montpellier Cultural and Creative Industries, launched in April 2018 and reserved only for professionals. All appointments are free.

Mapping on old stones

Started on November 18 with a Mini Iconic, dedicated to children, Iconic will, with Cœur de ville en lumière, on November 25 and 26, amaze us. Ten emblematic sites of Montpellier, the Water Temple, the prefecture, the Fabre museum, the Opéra Comédie, the Hôtel d’Aurès, the Arc de Triomphe, the Saint-Roch church, the Agora theatre, the courtyard of the Agora and the Saint-Pierre cathedral will see their facades transformed into a giant screen. Mapping, or projection of animated images, to the nearest millimeter », will dress the old stones *. After two years without, the novelty this year is that the event has drawn on the exceptional pool of young talents of the territory for these creations (the creative campus, located on the former site of the School of Infantry Application in Montpellier, includes for example the schools Esma, Ipsa…, and 900 students). To the pros have been grafted more than 200 students from 6 digital schools of excellence in the region “. Heart of the city in lights is done in a spirit of energy sobriety, underlines the Metropolis (energy-saving projectors in particular).

On November 27, addicts to the Arcane series have an appointment at the Gaumont cinema from 11 a.m. for 3 sessions of 3 episodes (registration required for each session on

Until 1er December, the Halle Tropisme, 121, rue Fontcouverte in Montpellier, offers the exhibition “Fabcaro or the zaï zaï zaï attitude”. Before the days devoted to professionals, on December 1 and 2, professions in the film and animation sectors will be presented to young people at the Halle Tropisme.

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In Montpellier, Iconic or a feast of animated images

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