Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2014, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:38:09 +0200 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:38:09 +0200 Annecy is welcoming Isao Takahata <p>Isao Takahata, one of the greatest masters of Japanese animation, will grace the Annecy Festival with his presence.</p><br /><br /> <p><strong>Festival's Opening Ceremony</strong></p> <p><em>The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,</em> the latest film by Isao Takahata, will be screened in his presence during the Festival's opening ceremony on 9<sup>th</sup> June.</p> <p>For his new production with a particular artistic look, Isao Takahata has adapted a founding text of Japanese literature that tells the story of a tiny princess, Kaguya, "the shining princess", who is found in a bamboo stalk. She quickly turns into a beautiful young woman, who is coveted by the greatest princes ready to face impossible challenges to win her hand.</p> <p>The film was produced by Studio Ghibli, a key player in Japanese animation, founded by Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki and the Tokuma Shoten company, which has been the source of many masterpieces, for example, <em>Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, The Wind Rises,</em> etc.</p> <br /> <p><strong>Special Cristal Award 2014</strong></p> <p>On this occasion, the Annecy Festival will award <strong>Isao Takahata with the Special Cristal Award</strong> for a Career to celebrate his many contributions to the world of animation, notably for his works like <em>Grave of the</em> <em>Fireflies </em>(1988), <em>Pom Poko</em> (1994) and <em>My Neighbours the Yamadas</em> (1999).</p> <p>This opening ceremony will be full of emotions and will add a splash of colour to the 2014 Festival; the first of many animated surprises.</p> <br /> <p><a title="Get accreditation!" href="">Get your accreditation</a> now and check out the entire programme for the Annecy Festival 2014, online at the end of this month.</p> <br /> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Motion Factory Exposition at la Gaîté lyrique <p>From 24<sup>th</sup> April until 10<sup>th</sup> August, visit the Motion Factory exposition: Discover the other side of the image and explore some animation trade secrets.</p><br /><br /> <p><a title="Visit La Gaîté lyrique website" href="" target="_blank">La Gaîté lyrique</a> invites you to take a sneak peek behind the scenes of tactile animation and discover some of the craziest fantasy lands of a generation who makes filmmaking look like a magic trick.</p> <br /> <p>Fifteen international artists are exposing the steps involved in directing their stories (sketches, storyboards, working models, figurines, etc.) and uncover some of today's top animation trade secrets (tips and tricks, scale and light play, etc.).</p> <br /> <p>Reconnect with wonder and surprise thanks to this <a title="More info about the exhibition" href="" target="_blank">Motion Factory exposition</a>!</p> <br /> <p><em>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival is a partner of this event.</em></p> <br /> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 A Richer Conference Programme <p>To respond to the needs of professionals from the film, TV and multimedia industries, Annecy is providing a series of conferences with topics that are spread across the board.</p><br /><br /> <p>Annecy has expanded its range of conferences to analyse the production of a film and its organisation, and the creation of its content and diffusion to provide a clear vision of the market and its future.</p> <br /> <p><strong>Creation Conferences</strong></p> <p>This series of conferences decrypts the important stages of pre-production like writing and developing the screenplay or the music and sound design.</p> <p>Check out current <a title="Check out the programme details" href="">programme details</a></p> <br /> <p><strong>Production Organisation Conferences</strong></p> <p>These conferences decode the secrets to a successful production. Subjects discussed include: optimising production, studio strategies, stop-motion animation, VFX and emerging tools.</p> <p>Check out current <a title="Check out the programme details" href="">programme details</a></p> <br /> <p><strong>Business Conferences</strong></p> <p>These conferences focus on three formats (short films, features and TV series) with topics including funding, marketing and broadcasting/distribution strategies.</p> <p>Check out current <a title="Check out the programme details" href="">programme details</a></p> <br /> <p>To take part in these conferences, you can organise <a title="Get accreditation!" href="">accreditation online</a> up to 28<sup>th</sup> May. Please note that only <a title="Get accreditation!" href="">Conferences</a> or <a title="Get accreditation!" href="">Mifa</a> accreditations give you entry to the conferences.</p> <br /> <p><a title="Get accreditation!" href="">Open to students</a>, on a first come, first seated basis.</p> <br /> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Network opens <p>You can now access Annecy Network. Reserved for delegates with accreditation, this resource can be used to organise and optimise your visit to Mifa.</p><br /><br /> <p>Mifa accredited delegates can now log on to their Network space to take advantage of the different features:</p> <ul> <li>complete personal and company profiles for Le Guide Mifa and announce your visit</li> <li>organise recruitment sessions at Mifa</li> <li>register projects at the Mifa video library</li> <li>check out the list of attending companies to programme appointments (from mid-April)</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Take advantage of these features by logging on to your <a title="Log on to Annecy Network" href="">Annecy network</a> space using the codes received in your accreditation confirmation mail.</p> <br /> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 D-4 for accreditation at special rates! <p>Think about getting your accreditation sorted before 31<sup>st</sup> March if you want to attend at special rates!</p><br /><br /> <p>Take advantage of accreditation at reduced rates for the Annecy International Film Market by registering right now.</p> <br /> <p>Your personal and non-transferable Mifa accreditation gives you access to:</p> <ul> <li>all Mifa areas</li> <li>the video library</li> <li>the "<a title="Check out the Business Conferences" href="">Business</a>" and "<a title="Check out the Creation Conferences" href="">Creation</a>" conferences at Mifa, and the "<a title="Check out the Production Organisation Conferences" href="">Production Organisation</a>" conferences at the Chambre de métiers</li> <li>Festival events</li> </ul> <p>It also includes:</p> <ul> <li>access to <a title="Log on to Annecy Network" href="">Annecy Network</a></li> <li>a listing in <em>Le Guide Mifa</em> and on Annecy Network</li> <li>a project or production listing at the Mifa video library and in <em>Le Guide Mifa</em></li> <li>the publications</li> </ul> <p><strong><a title="Get accreditation!" href="">Get accreditation</a> before 31<sup>st</sup> March</strong> to make the most of these special rates.</p> <br /> <p>You can also check out the different options for <a title="Reserve a stand" href="">reserving a stand</a> or <a title="Organise your Mifa event" href="">organising an event</a> to get yourself noticed at Mifa!</p> <br /> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Access your Annecy Network space <p>Annecy Network and its various features can now be accessed by all Annecy 2014 accreditation holders.</p><br /><br /> <p>Festival, Conferences and Mifa accreditation holders can now log on to their Network space to prepare their visit to the upcoming event.</p> <br /> <p>Your Network space enables you to:</p> <ul> <li>complete your personal profile to get yourself known before the event</li> <li>use your personal mailbox to get in contact with other delegates</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Mifa delegates can also use the Network to:</p> <ul> <li>complete company profiles and appear in <em>Le Guide Mifa</em></li> <li>check out the list of attending companies to programme appointments (from mid-April)</li> <li>organise recruitment sessions at Mifa</li> <li>register projects at the Mifa video library</li> </ul> <br /> <p>Take advantage of these features by logging on to your <a title="Connectez-vous au Network !" href="">Annecy network</a> space using the codes received in your accreditation confirmation mail.</p> <br /> <p><strong>Please note that there are only a few days left to take advantage of special accreditation rates (deadline 31<sup>st</sup> March)!</strong></p> <p><strong><a title="Get accreditation!" href="">Get accreditation!</a><br /></strong></p> <br /> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Check out the official selection for 2014 <p>The Annecy Festival is pleased to reveal its official selection for 2014.</p><br /><br /> <p><strong>After over 350 hours of screening the 2,293 films received,</strong> coming from 88 different countries, Artistic Director, Marcel Jean, and the team from the Film and Programme Planning department, have chosen 212 that will be shown during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival running from 9<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup> June 2014.</p> <br /> <p>The competition programme:</p> <ul> <li>55 short films, including12 Off-Limits </li> <li>29 TV films </li> <li>36 commissioned films </li> <li>56 graduation films</li> </ul> <p>Out of competition:</p> <ul> <li>36 short films</li> </ul> <p>Great Britain is back with a bang this year and is one of the three countries leading the selection with France and Canada, along with an increase in the number of films from Asian countries. There are also more films directed or co-directed by women this year.</p> <br /> <p>The Annecy Fetival will soon be revealing the feature film selection in and out of competition.</p> <br /> <p><a title="Check out the official selection for 2014" href="">Check out the official selection for 2014</a></p> <br /> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 René Borg has passed away <p>The director of the first season of the Shadoks and the father of Oum the white dolphin and Nono the little robot passed away on March 6<sup>th</sup>. He was 80 years old.</p><br /><br /> <p>Co-creator, film director, character designer, animation director, artistic director and corrector/examiner at CFT Gobelins, René Borg greatly influenced both French and international animation with his varied projects.</p> <br /> <p>He was also a member of the Annecy Festival Board of Directors and Organising Committee.</p> <br /> <p>The Festival will be paying tribute to him this year in The Big Sleep programme.</p> <br /> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="790" height="593"></iframe></div> <br /> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Screening of the Best of Annecy in Argentina <p>After New York and Beijing, it's the turn of the Pantalla Pinamar festival in Argentina to screen a Best of 2013.</p><br /><br /> <p>The Best of selection of films from the Annecy Festival is continuing its international travels. After being shown at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the University of Communication in Beijing, the films are soon to be screened in Argentina.</p> <br /> <p>If you're visiting Pantalla Pinamar 2014, the Argentine-European Film Encounter, from 8th to 15th March, you'll be able to catch up with the Best of Annecy 2013.</p> <br /> <p><a title="Visit Pantalla Pinamar festival website" href="" target="_blank">Pantalla Pinamar 2014 programme details</a></p> <br /> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Two films shown at Annecy rewarded at the Césars <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span lang="en-GB">The Annecy Festival would like to congratulate the crews from </span><span lang="en-GB"><em>"Loulou, the Incredible Secret"</em></span><span lang="en-GB"> and </span><span lang="en-GB"><em>"Mademoiselle Kiki and the Montparnos",</em></span><span lang="en-GB"><span style="font-style: normal;"> prizewinners at this year's César awards. </span></span></p><br /><br /> <p><em>Loulou, the Incredible Secret</em> directed by Éric Omond and presented in a Work in Progress session at Annecy 2013, received the César for best animated feature.</p> <br /> <p><em>Mademoiselle Kiki and the Montparnos</em>, directed by Amélie Harrault and screened in the official selection at Annecy 2013, received the César for the best animated short.</p> <br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Submit your feature film before 15th March! <p>You have until 15<sup>th</sup> March, 2014 to submit your feature film for official selection of the upcoming Festival in Annecy.</p><br /><br /> <p>The deadline is approaching quickly for you to submit your feature films (completed after 1<sup>st</sup> of January, 2013) and to try your luck at the official selection of Annecy's 2014 International Animation Film Festival.</p> <br /> <p><strong>Registration deadline for feature films: Saturday 15<sup>th</sup> March 2014</strong></p> <br /> <p><a title="Register your feature film online" href="">Register your feature film online</a></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Franck Dion signs the 2014 poster <p>The Annecy Festival called on a well-known animation artist Franck Dion to create the 2014 poster.</p><br /><br /> <p>Celebrated filmmaker, producer and illustrator, Franck Dion has participated many times in Annecy's Festival, especially in 2012 when he was recognised for the Special Jury Award for his film <em>Edmond Was a Donkey.</em> It seemed very fitting that the Festival asked him to design the poster for this new edition.</p> <br /> <p><em>"I feel that the strength and unique quality of his graphic world, combined with his deep knowledge of our event, puts him in the perfect position to transpose the cheerful atmosphere of the Festival into his own style and the enchanting setting of Annecy",</em> explains Marcel Jean, Artistic Director of the Festival.</p> <br /> <p>While making the poster, Franck Dion had wanted to pay tribute to stop-motion animation, the technique highlighted this year and used for his first film, <em>Phantom Inventory,</em> which won the Junior Jury Award at the Festival in 2004.</p> <br /> <p>Regarding his choice of the Capricorn, Frank Dion justified as follows, <em>"It's the layout of Annecy, situated between lake and mountains, that inspired the idea of the <strong>Capricorn,</strong> this fabulous half goat, half fish animal that originates in ancient Mesopotamia where it was considered, by those that imagined it, as a sort of <strong>guardian spirit. <br /></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>One way of putting Annecy 2014 under the best possible auspices."</strong></em></p> <br /> <p>To discover the world of Franck Dion, <a title="Visit Franck Dion website" href="" target="_blank">browse through his different achievements</a></p> <br /> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Try your luck at the Nickelodeon Writing Program <p>Sign up for the International Nickelodeon Writing Program before the 28<sup>th</sup> February and land a job as a screenwriter.</p><br /><br /> <p>Developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, the Nickelodeon Writing Program is designed to attract, develop and staff writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences.</p> <br /> <p>The Program provides a salaried position for up to six months, with six weeks in Los Angeles, and offers hands-on experience with Nickelodeon’s team while working on different essential steps in the development of a show.</p> <br /> <p>Registration before the 28<sup>th</sup> February on the <a title="More info about Nickelodeon Writing Program" href="" target="_blank">Nickelodeon Writing Program</a> website</p> <br /> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Last few days for the Early Bird offer! <p>Get accreditation before 28<sup>th</sup> February to take advantage of the Early Bird offer and take part in the Festival, Mifa and Conferences at special rates!</p><br /><br /> <p>Get accreditation to take part in the next Annecy Festival (9<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup> June 2014), reserve your stand at the International Animation Film Market (11<sup>th</sup> to 13<sup>th</sup> June 2014) or attend the different conferences (10<sup>th</sup> to 13<sup>th</sup> June 2014).</p> <br /> <p>If you get accreditation before 28<sup>th</sup> February 2014, you can can take advantage of the Early Bird special rates.</p> <br /> <p>Take a look at the Instructions for accreditation page to find out what type of accreditation would suit you best: Festival, Mifa or Conferences.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="More info to get accreditation for Annecy Festival" href=""> More info</a></p> <br /> <p>On the Mifa pages you'll find all the different possibilities for reserving a stand, organising your own event or submitting a film project to the Call for Projects.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="More info about the Mifa" href=""> More info</a></p> <br /> <p>Don't forget that you have up to 7<sup>th</sup> February to submit a short film, TV or commissioned film or graduation film to the official selection, and up to 15<sup>th</sup> March for a feature film.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="More info about submit a film" href=""> More info</a></p> <br /> <p><strong>New for 2014</strong><br />A new competitive short film section, "Animation Off-Limits", is being launched this year, devoted to exploration, innovation and experimentation.</p> <br /> <p>Finally, 2014 is the year of stop motion with a programme of puppet and claymation films.</p> <br /> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 The Passing of Jimmy Teru Murakami <p>The famous director Jimmy Teru Murakami, two-time award winner at the Annecy Festival, passed away on the 16<sup>th</sup> February.</p><br /><br /> <p>80-year-old Jimmy Teru Murakami, American-Japanese animation film director and producer, passed away. He was born in California but he spent most of his career in Europe, between Dublin and London.</p> <br /> <p>Well-known by everyone in the business, he was nominated twice at the Oscars (<em>The Violinist</em> in 1959 and <em>The Magic Pear Tree</em> in 1969) and he received two awards at Annecy's Animation Festival (the Grand Prix in 1967 for <em>The Breath</em> and the Grand Prix for a feature film in 1987, <em>When the Wind Blows</em>).</p> <br /> <p>In 1975 and 2000, Jimmy Teru Murakami was also a member of the jury for the International Animation Film Festival in Annecy.</p> <br /> <p>Annecy will pay him tribute in 2014 during The Big Sleep screening which honours people in the animation world who have left us over the course of the past year.</p> <br /> <p>You may discover or rediscover <em>The Breath</em></p> <br /> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="790" height="593"></iframe></div> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100