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The Oscar nomination for "A Cat in Paris," a delicately drawn but noirish 2D cartoon produced by Folimage, is just the latest recognition for the thriving filmmaking scene in Gaul's Rhone-Alpes region. Already strong in animation, the area is now working to expand its media production into other sectors.
Distributor Marc Bonny already had roots in Rhone-Alpes when he set up kid-focused Gebeka Films in Lyon in 1997. Since then, he's seen local production mushroom, occasionally taking a co-producer credit for himself.
In Valence, to the south, Folimage has expanded and attracted like-minded companies. "I call it the Folimage galaxy," …