Alan Bidard (or Alain Bidard in french) is an award-winning animation film producer/director from the French island of Martinique in the Caribbean. During the two last decades, he has produced and directed animated feature and short films, animated series, documentaries, and live-action films which won more than 140 awards and 400 nominations in festivals worldwide.
In 2015, Alain Bidard made history in releasing the first animated feature film ever made in Martinique — “Battledream Chronicle”, awarded by 24 awards and 70 nominations worldwide. Then in 2018, he created the first Caribbean animated TV series awarded by 30 awards and 130 nominations worldwide.
As for now, Alain Bidard is the only Caribbean animation film director who won that many recognitions.
On December 4th 2021, Bidard released his second animated feature film, “Opal”, an afrofantasy tale with its world premiere in the Animae Caribe Animation Festival in Trinidad and Tobago. So far, OPAL has won 70 awards and 120 nominations worldwide.