Foreign Releases :
Zarafa In UK
Release of Zarafa in British theaters on October 9th.
Distribution : Soda Pictures.


Editions :
Enhanced digital book Zarafa in English
On the occasion of the USA and UK release of the movie, the enriched digital book Zarafa is available on the iBook Store of USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zeland.

mini site : www.primalinea.com/epubzarafa
download USA : https://itunes.apple.com

download UK : https://itunes.apple.com

Foreign Releases :
Zarafa in USA
Release of Zarafa in American theaters on July 3rd 2015.
National Premiere nationale on the occasion of the On the Green Festival in New York, friday June 26th, 20h30, Tompkins Square Park.
VOD release on October 27th, and DVD/BRD on November 10th.
Distribution : GKids.


Festivals schedule

• Mediterranean Film Festival Split (Hr), 6-14 June 2014
• 18th International Children's Film Festival, Mumbai (In), 14-20 Nov. 2013
(www.cfsindia.org) * Second Best Animation Feature
• Festival de San Sebastian (Sp), 19-27 Sept. 2013
• Regiofun, Katowice (Pl), 22-72 Oct. 2013
• Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival (TT), 16-30 Sept. 2013
• Kecskemet Animation Film Festival (Hu), 19-23 June 2013
• Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (Au), 9 May-6 June 2013
• AniFilm 04, Trebon (Cz), 3-8 May 2013
(www.anifilm.cz) Official selection, in competition
• BUFF Film Festival, Malmö (Se), 11-16 March 2013
• Prix Henri Langlois, Paris (Fr), 28 jan. 2013
(www.prixhenrilanglois.blogspot.fr) * Best Animated Film
• Voix d'étoiles, Port Leucate (Fr), 31 Oct.-4 Nov. 2012
(www.voixdetoiles.com) Opening film
• Kaohsiung Film Festiva (Tw), 19 Oct.-4 Nov. 2012
(www.kff.tw/2012/) Official selection
• Festival 16000 Toons, Angoulême (Fr), 19-21 Oct. 2012
(www.16000images.com) Closing film
• Cinekid, Amsterdam (Nl), 12-25 Oct. 2012
(www.cinekid.nl) Official selection
• Palo Alto Int'l film Festival (USA), 27-30 Sept. 2012
(www.paiff.festivalgenius.com) * Animation Award
• BUSTER - Copenhagen Int. Film Festival for Children and Youth (DK), 13-23 Sept. 2012
(www.buster.dk) Official selection, in competition
• World Festival of Animated Film in Varna (BD), 10-15 Sept. 2012
(www.varnafest.org) Official selection, in competition
• 14th International Animation Festival in Japan, Hiroshima (Jp), 23-27 Aug. 2012
• 16th Festival Fantasia, Montreal (Ca), 19 July.-9 Aug. 2012
(www.fantasiafestival.com) Opening movie of "My first Fantasia" - First national preview (21/07/12)
• Pula International Film Festival (Cr), 14-28 July 2012
(www.pulafilmfestival.hr) Official selection * Children's Jury Award
• Giffoni Film Festival (It), 14-24 juil. 2012
(www.giffonifilmfestival.it) Official selection, in competition (section 6+)
• Jerusalem Film Festival (Il), 5-14 July 2012
(www.jff.org.il) Section "Rendez-Vous"
• Festival du film français au Japon, Tokyo (Jp), 21-24 June 2012
• Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy, (Fr), 4-9 June 2012
(www.annecy.org) Official selection, in competition
• La cigogne volubile, Meknès (Ma), 11-13 May 2012
• 16th City of Lights, City of Angels (Col-Coa), Los Angeles (USA), 16-23 April 2012
• 17th Rendez-vous with French cinema, New York (USA), 1-11 March 2012
• 62th International Film Festival of Berlin (De), 9-19 Feb. 2012
(www.berlinale.de) Official selection, in competition (section "Generation Kplus")
• 29th Environnemental International Film Festival, Paris (Fr), 7-14 fév. 2012
(www.festivalenvironnement.com) Film d'ouverture, hors compétition
• 15th Festival International du Film de Comédie de l'Alpe d'Huez (Fr), 17-22 Jan. 2012
(www.festival-alpedhuez.com) Official selection, out of competition


Foreign Releases :
Zarafa In Spain
Release of Zarafa in Spanish theaters on July 19th.
Distribution : Sherlock Films.


Foreign Releases :
Zarafa in Brazil
Release of Zarafa in Brazilian theaters on July 5th.
Distribution : Imovision.


Foreign Releases :
Zarafa on the Italian screens
Release of Zarafa in Italian theaters on April 4th.
Distribution : Good Films.


Foreign Releases :
Zarafa in Korea and Portugal
Release of Zarafa in the cinema in Korea on February 14th and Portugal on February 28th.
Korea Distribution : Unikorea.
Portugal Distribution : Zon Lusomundo.


Awards :
Henri Langlois Prize
Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie received the Henri Langlois Prize for Animated Film for Zarafa on the occasion of the ceremony of 8th Henri Langlois Prizesto in the City hall of Vincennes yesterday.


Awards :
Nomination for the César 2013
Zarafa is nominated for the César Award of Best Animated Film, beside two feature films (Ernest and Célestine and Kirikou : Men and Women) and two short films (Edmond Was a Donkey and Oh Willy).
Results will be unveiled during the 38th Ceremony of the César, on February 22th.


Foreign Releases :
Zarafa on the Turkish screens
Release of Zarafa in Danish theaters on January 25th.
Distribution : Chantier Films.


Editions :
Price drop : Enhanced digital book of Zarafa
From Monday January 21st, and for two weeks, Zarafa is part of a special selection on iTunes Store and will be available at mid price.

mini site : www.primalinea.com/epubzarafa
download : www.primalinea.com/zarafa-epub-fr.html


Editions :
Zarafa, Best Digital Book 2012 on the French iBookstore
The enhanced, livened up, interactive and sound digital book Zarafa is placed at the top of the French ranking of iTunes "The best of 2012" in the category Books for children.

mini site : www.primalinea.com/epubzarafa
download : www.primalinea.com/zarafa-epub-fr.html


Foreign Releases :
Zarafa on the Danish screens
Release of Zarafa in Danish theaters on December 14th
Distribution : Angel Films.


Screenings :
Zarafa at Dapper Museum
The museum of Arts and cultures for Africa and the Caribs proposes to see or to see again Zarafa during 5 projections opento all, on Sundays, 14th, 21st and 28th of October, 4th and 11th of Novembre, at 3 pm.
35 bis, rue Paul Valéry - 75016 Paris
Free entrance. Booking recommanded: 01 45 00 91 75.


Foreign Releases :
Zarafa in German Theaters
Release of Zarafa in the cinema in Germany on October 11th
Distribution : Alamode Films.


Foreign Releases :
Zarafa on the Canadian screens
From next August 3rd, Quebecois will meet Zarafa in theaters.
Distribution: Les Films Seville and Les Films Christal (subsidiaries of Entertainment One).


Editions :
Enhanced digital book of Zarafa
Produced and realized by Prima Linea Editions, the enhanced, livened up, interactive and sound digital book Zarafa is available from today in download, exclusively on the Apple iBook Store.
A narrative of 71 pages writen by Vanessa Portal, with about forty interactivities to be discovered with the colored words, numerous images and animated extracts from the movie, 12 tracks of the soundtrack of the movie composed by Laurent Perez del Mar.
After The Fairy Herbarium by Benjamin Lacombe (co-published with Albin Michel Jeunesse), Prima Linea Editions pushes away the limits of the audiovisual enrichment and the interactivity of the ePub3 format.
Zarafa can be read on an iPad with iBooks, on an iPhone (3G or later version) or iPod Touch (2nd generation or later version).

mini site : www.primalinea.com/epubZarafa
download : www.primalinea.com/zarafa-epub-fr.html


Video :
Zarafa in DVD, blu-ray and VOD
Find Maki and his giraffe ZARAFA in every stores, in DVD and Blu-ray.
Also available in VOD !

Pathé website : www.pathefilms.com/dvd/zarafa

Music : Closing ceremony of Cannes 2012
Zarafa's theme on the red carpet
The title of the original soundtrack of Zarafa "Le départ de Marseille" accompanied the jury and all the artists at the final salvation of the closing ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
Composer Laurent Perez del Mar, edition Prima Linea Musica.

It's one of the tracks offered on the interactive digital book Zarafa soon available on the Apple iBook Store.


Books :
Signing of Zarafa's books at Paris Book Fair 2012
Jean-Christophe Lie will autograph Zarafa's books at the Paris Book Fair 2012, Saturday, March 17 from 15h30 to 17h.
Stand Nathan (H66)
Salon du Livre de Paris, Porte de Versailles – Pavillon 1, Boulevard Victor, 75015 Paris.


Award : Cartoon Movie Tributes
Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie best directors of the year
The directors of Zarafa were recognized Best Directors of the year at the 2012 edition of Cartoon Movie in Lyon.
The aim of the Cartoon Movie Tributes is to reward outstanding achievements, companies or personalities that have had a positive and dynamic influence on the European animation feature film industry.


Music :
The original soundtrack on iTunes
Distributed by Naïve, the original soundtrack of the film, by Laurent Perez Del Mar, is now available everywhere for lawfull download, notably on iTunes.


Books :
The album Zarafa, best children books selling of February
The "small" album Zarafa is number one of children books sellinf of february, according to the monthly ranking of Livre Hebdo (n°899). In that top 25, we also find the large album and the novel, respectively the 15th and 21st place. Nathan reprint 10.000 copies of the album.

Complete Livre Hebdo ranking


French national release :
A very good start
Zarafa has attracted over 2,700 spectators at the time of the first screenings in Paris yesterday at 14h, taking the second place at the box office, behind La Taupe. Screened in 19 theaters of the Grand Paris, the film get the best average per copy for releases of the day.


Screenings/Theaters :
Zarafa available in audiodescription in theaters
After presenting on Jan. 3, to producers, directors and operators, audio-description in cinemas, at the preview screening of Zarafa at the Cinema des cinéastes (Paris XVII), in collaboration with the ARP, Pathé proposes to all operators who request them audio-describe version of the film via a specific KDM. This was made courtesy of Titra TVS. Each operator wishing to schedule screenings accessible to blind and visually impaired ccan do it, however if its room is equipped.


Books :
Publication of the book serie Zarafa by Nathan on January 26th
Rediscover the incredible story of Zarafa in the books of the film ! Books appropriate for each age group from 4 years:
- Zarafa - The puzzle book : a book of 5 puzzles of 35 pieces showing the beautiful illustrations of the film.

From 4 years. ISBN : 2092536435. 14,90 €.
- Zarafa - The little album : the story of Zarafa in a small album accessible to young people.
From 6 years. ISBN : 2092539663. 5,80 €.
- The extraordinary adventure - The novel of the film : the story of Zarafa as a novel accessible to the largest, with an 8-pages booklet documentary at the end of the book on the true journey of the giraffe.
From 7 years. ISBN : 2092536451. 8,00 €.
- Zarafa - The big album : a beautiful large format album to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the film.
From 6 years. ISBN : 2092536443. 13,00 €.


Previews :
All French previews

MARSEILLE 3 Palmes - 7 January 11h (Zarafa Tour)
ANGOULEME Mega CGR - 7 January 14h
NIMES Kinepolis - 8 January 10h45
NIMES Forum centre-ville - 8 January 10h45
ST JULIEN LES METZ Kinepolis - 8 January 10h45
LOMME Kinepolis - 8 January 10h45
NANCY Kinepolis - 8 January 10h45
MULHOUSE Kinepolis - 8 January 10h45
THIONVILLE Kinepolis - 8 January 10h45
AVIGNON Pathé Cap Sud - 8 January 11h (Zarafa Tour)
LYON Pathé Bellecour - 11 January 11h (Zarafa Tour)
PARIS Pathé Wepler - 15 January 10h30 (Zarafa Tour)
PARIS Gaumont Parnasse - 15 January 14h
PARIS Gaumont Champs-Élysées - 15 January 14h
PARIS Gaumont Aquaboulevard - 15 January 14h
PARIS Gaumont Opéra - 15 January 14h
BOULOGNE Pathé - 15 January 14h
IVRY Pathé Quai d'Ivry - 15 January 14h
LIEUSAINT Pathé Carré Senart - 15 January 14h
THIAIS Pathé elle Épine - 15 January 14h
CONFLANS Pathé - 15 January 14h
MARNE LA VALLEE Gaumont Disney - 15 January 14h
RENNES Gaumont - 15 January 14h
NANTES Gaumont - 15 January 14h
SAINT HERBLAIN Pathé Atlantis - 15 January 14h
ROUEN Pathé Docks - 15 January 14h
ANGERS Gaumont Saint-Serge - 15 January 14h
ORLEANS Pathé Charpenterie - 15 January 14h
AMIENS Gaumont - 15 January 14h
VALENCIENNES Gaumont - 15 January 14h
EVREUX Ciné Zenith - 15 January 14h
REIMS THILLOIS Gaumont - 15 January 14h
MONTATAIRE Pathé - 15 January 14h
LIEVIN Pathé - 15 January 14h
BRUMATH Pathé - 15 January 14h
BELFORT Cinéma des Quais - 15 January 14h
BESANCON Marché Beaux-Arts - 15 January 14h
LE HAVRE Gaumont Docks Vauban - 15 January 14h
CAEN Pathé Lumière - 15 janvier 14h
COQUELLES Gaumont - 15 January 14h
BREST Celtic - 15 January 14h
AMNEVILLE Gaumont - 15 January 14h
LYON Pathé Bellecour - 15 January 14h
LYON Pathé Vaise - 15 January 14h
LYON Pathé Carré de Soie - 15 January 14h
GRENOBLE ECHIROLLES Pathé - 15 January 14h
GRENOBLE Pathé Chavant - 15 January 14h
SAINT-ETIENNE Gaumont - 15 January 14h
ARCHAMPS Gaumont - 15 January 14h
VALENCE Pathé - 15 January 14h
MARSEILLE Pathé Madeleine - 15 January 14h
MARSEILLE Les 3 Palmes - 15 January 14h
MARSEILLE Plan de Campagne Pathé - 15 January 14h
NICE Pathé Massena - 15 January 14h
NICE Pathé Lingostière - 15 January 14h
TOULON LA GARDE Pathé Grand Ciel - 15 January 14h
TOULON Pathé Liberté - 15 January 14h
AVIGNON Pathé Cap Sud - 15 January 14h
MONTPELLIER Gaumont Multiplexe - 15 January 14h
MONTPELLIER Gaumont Comédie - 15 January 14h
TALENCE Gaumont - 15 January 14h
TOULOUSE Gaumont Wilson - 15 January 14h
LABEGE Gaumont - 15 January 14h
CAMPBON Victoria - 18 January
ST MALO DE GUERSAC Malouine - 18 January
LA ROCHELLE CGR Dragon - 21 January 11h (Zarafa Tour)
ALPE D'HUEZ Le Palais - 21 January
BRIGNAIS Méga CGR - 21 January
BRON Les Alizés - 25 January
TOURCOING Les Écrans - 29 January 16h
BUXEROLLES Méga CGR - 29 January 11h15
ROUBAIX Duplexe - 29 January 16h
VALENCE Pathé - 31 January
PARIS Gaumont Ambassade - 1 February 14h
VITRY SUR SEINE 3 Robespierre - 4 February 18h30
ARGENTEUIL Figuier Blance - 5 February 16h30
PAU Méga CGR - 5 February
TOULON LA GARDE Pathé Grand Ciel- 5 February 11h


Events :
Zarafa superstar of La Rochelle
The "Zarafa tour" end his presentation of previews in La Rochelle, the city where now remains Zarafa. To celebrate this event and encourage the public to come and see the "star" at the museum, the City Council and the Natural History Museum of La Rochelle offers many activities around the famous giraffe from January 17: exhibition, conferences, shows, guided tours ... A real girafomania !
Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de La Rochelle, 28 rue Albert 1er 17000 La Rochelle. Tél: +33 5 46 41 18 25.
Email : museum.info@ville-larochelle.fr
Mairie de La Rochelle, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, 17000 La Rochelle. Tel : +33 5 46 51 51 51.



Contest : classes of CP/CE1 et CE2
The Gazette of Zarafa
For children learning to read and for those who can already read, Editions Nathan organize a contest in which the heroine is Zarafa, and whose goal is to create, in 5 fun and educational activities of drawing and writing, the title page of a newspaper which traces the odyssey of the giraffe.
To register and access the activities corresponding to their grade level, teachers must connect to the website of La Gazette, under "je m'inscris".

From November 3, 2011 to February 26, 2012. Results will be announced March 20.


Exhibition :
Zarafa's trail at the Zoo of Parc de la Tête d'Or in Lyon
On the occasion of the next release of the film, this exhibition was designed and built in collaboration with the BioParc Zoo de Doue la Fontaine, the Association for the Protection of Giraffes of Niger, the Friends of the Zoo de Lyon, Prima Linea Productions, Pathé Production, France 3 Cinéma, the agency Mercredi, Group Pierre Frey, Claire Harpet and Olivier Lebleu.
Very loosely based on real events, the film Zarafa is a reinterpretation of the original and poetic voyage of the most famous giraffe France. The opportunity for the Zoo to talk about giraffes in captivity, the threats to this species in nature conservation projects carried out in the field and to tell the true story of the first giraffe in France who stayed in Lyon the nineteenth century.

From November 10, 2011 to March 5, 2012, from 6h30 to 20h30. Free entrance.