• Oscars 2010 animated short film for Logorama
  • César 2011 for best short film for Logorama
  • Prix Export Unifrance 2015 and 2021
  • Best European Producer Cartoon Tribute 2016
  • Unifrance Best distributor Award 2019 & 2023
  • Eurimages co-production Development Award 2021
  • 3 Goya, 2 Magritte, 1 Cartoon d’Or, 1 Cristal TV Annecy
  • 9 nominations to César
  • More than 500 prizes at festivals
  • More than 3 000 selections including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Sundance, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand…

Autour de Minuit is a film production company created in 2001 by Nicolas Schmerkin to support projects with innovative forms and impertinent contents, giving pride of place to new technologies and sound creation. Over time, the editorial line opened up to other genres and audiences, such as documentaries, music videos, fiction or animation for kids and families.

The company now has a team of eight permanent staff, as well as two studios, in Paris and Angoulême, which can accommodate up to 60 people.

Hybridization of techniques, media and genres, at the heart of the artistic approach of most of the works carried out by the company, allows him to explore plastic and sensory territories that are still virgin. The company has produced more than 80 short ones including the classics Plays, Flesh, Carlitopolis, Babioles, periphery, Decorated, Burr, Panic in the village and Logorama.

Autour de Minuit has also been dedicated since 2004 with world distribution of animation, series and special formats with a catalog of more than 400 films. The company has been producing or co-producing since 2012 projects for TV, for instance the hybrid series for adults Babioles (Canal+), three TV specials Panic in the village : The Christmas Log, Back to school, The County Fair and The summer break (Canal + and France Televisions), the kids series No-No (52×7' for 4-6 year olds, on Piwi + since 2018), of which three 26’ specials were also available on Piwi+ : Rising Waters in Underwood Springs! ! (released in theaters in France with Cinéma Public Films), No-No Shrinks!, and No-No in Space. The company also produced the first season of Jean- Michel Super Caribou (52×11' for 6-8 year olds) available on Okoo and France 5 since February 2020.

Autour de Minuit also produces and develops teen/adult series projects like Freaked out (20×2’ on Canal+), the serial adaptation of Théo Grosjean’s comic strip The most freaked out man in the world in co-production with Kyan Khojandi's company FKLG, but also fucking cat.

Autour de Minuit also affirms its passage over time : the company, which was associate producer of the first Spanish animated feature film for adults Psiconautas directed by Alberto Vazquez (Greenpeace Price at San Sebastian 2015, Goya 2017 for Best Animated Feature), the company completed its second feature film, Unicorn Wars, Goya 2023 for Best Animated Feature, selected in competition at the Annecy festival 2022 and released in theaters on 28 December 2022. Two other feature projects are in development : The Midnight King (an animated musical with original songs by Patrick Watson) and Ada et Uzu (based on the graphic novel Shadows by Vincent Zabus and Hippolyte published by Dargaud) which retraces with sensitivity and poetry in the form of a tale the odyssey of two children following in the footsteps of their father, in search of a land of asylum.