Young Audience Program
A Cat in Paris

Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11am
Introduced and followed by a Q&A with Hsiang Chin Moe,
Chair of Animation at School of Visual Arts
Grades 2–8 • 65 min • In French with English subtitles
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

This Academy Award–nominated animated film from directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol is a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the Paris’s shadow-drenched alleyways.

Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with Nico—a slinky cat burglar with a big heart—whose fluid movements are poetry in motion as he evades captors and glides from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline.

A unique mix of film noir, coming-of-age story, comedy, and a touch of fantasy A Cat in Paris is a warm and humorous love letter to adventure films, with a jazz soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday.

Committed to creating long-lasting experiences for students, FIAF provides educators with a free study guide with detailed content about the film as well as recommended pre- and post-event activities.

  • Hsiang Chin Moe
    • Hsiang Chin Moe is an artist and educator with experience in higher education, production, technology and management. She began her career in advertising, VFX and animation and navigated her paths to education where she is now the inaugural BFA Animation Chair at School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. She is an active member of the global animation community, working with animation executives, artists and recruiters to foster talent from all over the world by organizing and moderating talent panels at major conferences and festivals. She spends most of her time outside of SVA working to support Women in Animation, a non-profit organization, where she is a board member. She serves as the Chair of Education Program as well as co-lead of the New York City chapter. She works alongside the industry’s leading artists, filmmakers and recruiters to create an equal and supportive platform for everyone in the creative industry.