Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2017, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:13:08 +0100 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:13:08 +0100 Meeting with Paco Roca The 20<sup>th</sup> and 21<sup>st</sup> January, come and meet Paco Roca, author of the graphic novel that inspired the feature <em>Wrinkles </em>(<em>Arrugas</em>), Special Distinction at Annecy 2012.<br /><p>CITIA is associating with <a title="Follow BD Fugue Café on Facebook" href="" target="_blank">BD Fugue Café</a>, the <a title="Visit MJC Novel website" href="" target="_blank">MJC Novel</a> and the <a title="Visit ADCH website" href="" target="_blank">ADCH</a> (Association pour la Diffusion de la Culture Hispanique) to invite you to meet <strong>Paco Roca</strong>.</p> <p>He is the author of the popular graphic novel <em>Wrinkles</em>, from which the animated feature of the same name and Special Distinction winner at Annecy 2012 was inspired. He was also character designer on the film.</p> <p>Programme over the two days:</p> <p><strong>> Friday 20<sup>th</sup> January, MJC Novel </strong></p> <ul> <li>7:00 pm: Meet and Greet </li> <li>8:00 pm: screening of <em>Wrinkles</em> </li> <li>9:45 pm: debate hosted by Camille Pouzol (PhD student in Latin American civilisation and comic books) </li> <li>10:30 pm: signing session</li> </ul> <p><strong>> Saturday 21<sup>st</sup> January, BD Fugue Café</strong></p> <ul> <li>3:00 to 7:00 pm: signing session</li> </ul> <p>Come and find out how this graphic novel was converted to the animated screen in a meeting with the author Paco Roca.</p> <p>Download the flyer for more info.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download for more information about Paco Roca meeting" href=""> <span class="icon20_pdf"> </span> Download </a></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Happy New Year! The team at CITIA, organisers of the Annecy Festival, Mifa and Forum Blanc, would like to wish you an excellent 2017!<br /><div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <p>A big thank you to the 3rd-year students at MOPA, École du film d’animation et de l’image de synthèse, who created this year’s greetings card for CITIA.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""><span class="icon20_voir"> </span> Check out the other cards too</a></p> <p><strong><a title="Visit MOPA website" href="" target="_blank">MOPA</a></strong><br />This 5-year course allows students to discover, assimilate and master the challenges of the world of animation. The course is centered on projects and practical work and learning the complete production chain, from conception to post-production and sound. Individual work is completed by teamworking, notably for a graduation film that is presented to an international jury and shown in festivals all over the world.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 10 Years by Your Side Thanks to all for celebrating CITIA’s 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary week with us.<br /><p>CITIA President Dominique Puthod, CEO Patrick Eveno, Managing Director, Head of Economic Development & Mifa Mickaël Marin and the CITIA team would like to thank everyone for their presence and interest during this week of festivities.<br /><br />To celebrate its 10<sup>th</sup> birthday, CITIA offered the world premiere of Sahara, two free screening sessions for a young audience and a special evening. Check out the week <a href="" target="_blank">in pictures</a>! </p> <p>Take a look back over 10 years of the Annecy Festival organised by CITIA, with the <a href="" target="_blank">retrospective film</a> made especially for the occasion. And watch the <a href="" target="_blank">film of the moving images sector and creative industries</a>, united by CITIA.</p> <p>There’s also a special edition of the French newspaper the Éco des Pays de Savoie devoted to CITIA.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download" href=""><span class="pict_pdf"> </span> Download</a></p> <p>Once again, thanks to the public and partners. See you in 2017 for some new events.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0100 A New Generation Game at the Forum! Igor Manceau, Creative Director at Ubisoft, will be at Forum Blanc to present <em>Steep</em>, the latest winter sports’ game that everyone’s talking about.<br /><p>With this year’s redesigned formula, the Forum Blanc is going beyond traditional media and taking a closer look at native digital media, including video games, with the presentation of <em>Steep</em>, a revolutionary game that is causing quite a stir at the moment.</p> <p>Igor Manceau, creative director on <em>Steep </em>at Ubisoft Annecy, will present this first open-world extreme sports’ game, which gives players the opportunity to ski and fly freely around the Alps. </p> <p>Ubisoft wanted to devise a real game dynamics with <em>Steep</em> that would allow players to be creative and show off their exploits to other players. This meant incorporating the notions of community, sharing and multiplayer mode into the game before production, which was a revolution in the creation process of video games.</p> <p>The Forum Blanc invites you to discover this sensational Alpine video game.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 A webzine devoted to Annecy 2016 This year, Focus on Animation has created another special Annecy 2016 webzine.<br /><p>Taking five months of intensive work, Focus on Animation has just put its 288-page webzine online that retraces this year’s Festival.</p> <p>Reviews of features in and out of competition, shorts in competition, Work in Progress and Making of sessions, screening events, masterclasses, keynote speeches and assorted interviews, the zine takes readers through the Festival as if they had been there!</p> <p>The webzine is free to download without a subscription directly from the <a title="Focus on Animation" href="" target="_blank">Focus on Animation</a> website.<br />Previous editions of the Annecy Festival webzine (since 2012) are also available.</p> <p>Thanks to <a title="Focus on Animation" href="" target="_blank">Focus on Animation</a>, with its team of avid fans, who over the past seven years have been sharing their passion for animation with numerous readers.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Winners of the Animation! Pitching Sessions Check out the winners of the Animation! Pitching Sessions at Ventana Sur, chosen by a professional jury including Mifa representatives.<br /><p>This year, for the first time, the <a title="Visit Ventana Sur website" href="" target="_blank">Ventana Sur</a> market held a pitch session for animation projects following a call for projects across Latin America.</p> <p>As part of the <a title="More info about Animation du Monde" href="" target="_blank">Animation du Monde</a> project, Mifa was associated with <a title="More info about these Animation! Pitching Sessions" href="" target="_blank">these sessions</a> and had two representatives on the jury to choose the winners for the market’s first venture into animation.</p> <p>Congratulations to the finalists, who are now invited to take part in the Animation du Monde Pitch sessions at Mifa 2017:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Joan Manuel Millán</strong> and <strong>Manuel Victoria</strong> for <em>Len and the Song of the Wales</em>, feature category (Colombia) </li> <li><strong>Daniel Jácome Muñoz</strong> for <em>Chakay, Master of Two Worlds</em>, TV series category (Ecuador) </li> </ul> <p>Considering the quality of the projects, the jury awarded special distinctions to three projects and accreditation to Mifa 2017 for the lucky recipients:</p> <ul> <li>Special Distinction for the best pitch to the project Mandinga (Argentina), TV series category </li> <li>Special Distinction in the feature category for the project The Metamorph (Chile) </li> <li>Special Distinction in the TV series category for the project Ioguis (Argentina)</li> </ul> <p>Congratulations to one and all and see you in Annecy from <strong>13<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June</strong>, at Mifa 2017!</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Rémi Pflimlin Dies Media professional and former President of France Télévisions, Rémi Pflimlin passed away on 3<sup>rd</sup> December following an illness.<br /><p><strong>Rémi Pflimlin</strong> passed away on Saturday 3<sup>rd</sup> December; he was 62 years old.</p> <p>After managing France 3 from 1999 to 2005, he took over the direction of France Télévisions from 2010 to 2015. It was in this capacity that the Film Market welcomed him in 2011 for France Télévisions’ customary press conference to present the channels editorial policy and line-up of productions.</p> <p>Apart from his work in the media, Rémi Pflimfin had also been a permanent member of the literary prize jury since 2011 and was also named president of the prix Italia in September 2012.</p> <p>The Festival and Market would like to associate with the many tributes paid to him.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 10 Shorts in the Running for an Oscar in 2017 6 of the animated shorts in competition for the Oscar in 2017 were shown or rewarded at this year’s Annecy Festival.<br /><p>After publishing the shortlist of features in the running for the Oscar in 2017, the animated shorts in competition have now been announced. Out of the 10 chosen, 6 stopped by at Annecy 2016:</p> <ul> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>Happy End</em></a>: in competition in the Official Selection </li> <li><a title="More info about the short" href="" target="_blank"><em>Inner Workings</em></a>: premiered as a Screening Event </li> <li><a title="More info" href="" target="_blank"><em>Pearl</em></a>: Virtual reality special programme </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>Piper</em></a>: premiered as a Screening Event </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>The Head Vanishes</em></a>: Cristal for a Short Film </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>Blind Vaysha</em></a>: Jury Award and Junior Jury Award for a Short Film</li> </ul> <p>Congratulations to all the film crews shortlisted. The <strong>5 nominated films will be announced on January 24<sup>th</sup></strong> and the <strong>short film Oscar winner on January 26<sup>th</sup></strong>.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Visitez le site des Oscar" href="" target="_blank"><span class="icon20_plus"> </span> More info</a></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Something New for Mifa in 2017 After years of uninterrupted growth, the International Animation Film Market is continuing its development to adapt to the needs of professionals.<br /><p>The Mifa, whose attendance has been on the rise for the past ten years, is taking on a new dimension to keep pace with its development and improve reception and exchange conditions for participants.</p> <p>Three major changes for 2017:</p> <ul> <li><strong>A longer event</strong><br /> Mifa 2017 will last for 4 full days, from <strong>Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> to Friday 16<sup>th</sup> June</strong>. This way, delegates will have greater opportunities for business appointments and can also take advantage of the rich programme.</li> <li><strong>A bigger area</strong><br /> In order to host the ever-increasing number of participants in the best conditions, the Mifa area will have a <strong>new floor of over 1,000 m²</strong> to accommodate the welcome area and space for public organisations and schools, as well as areas for technical service providers and major recruiting studios.<br /> This reorganisation will also create a unifying space as the Conferences, previously held at the Chambre de métiers, will take up residence at the Impérial Palace with the Mifa. </li> <li><strong>Mifa Campus</strong><br /> Consistent with a continuing commitment to incite contact between industry professionals and emerging talent, the 2017 Market will inaugurate the Mifa Campus. Dedicated mainly to <strong>students </strong>and young <strong>talent </strong>from emerging countries in animation, this space will offer workshops and presentations to encourage a greater understanding of the industry and the possibility to meet up with its well-known names.<br /> Organised as a complement to the popular <strong>Recruitment sessions</strong>, the Mifa Campus confirms the Market’s position as the leading event for animation as well as a springboard and employment source for studios, by putting them in touch with the best profiles.</li> </ul> <p>You can take advantage of these new fixtures from January when accreditation opens and from 13<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June 2017 for the Mifa.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 27 in the Running for an Oscar Among the 27 films on the shortlist for next year’s Oscar are 7 French films or co-productions that were seen in Annecy.<br /><p>The shortlist for the <a title="Visit the Oscar website" href="" target="_blank">Oscar</a> for best animated feature has been announced, with a record 27 films in the running, including 7 French films or co-productions that were screened at the Annecy Festival:</p> <ul> <li><em>My Life as a Courgette</em>: Cristal for a Feature Film and Audience Award in 2016 </li> <li><em>The Red Turtle</em>: Annecy 2016 opening film </li> <li><em>April and the Extraordinary World</em>: Cristal for a Feature Film in 2015 </li> <li><em>Long Way North</em>: Audience Award in 2015 </li> <li><em>Phantom Boy</em>: presented in a WIP session in 2014 and premiered as a Screening Event in 2015. </li> <li><em>Mune, Guardian of the Moon</em>: in competition in the Official Selection in 2015 </li> <li><em>The Little Prince</em>: footage presented in 2014 as a Screening Event</li> </ul> <p>Many of the foreign films were also screened in full or footage shown at the Annecy Festival: <em>25 April</em>; <em>Ice Age: Collision Course</em>; <em>Bilal: A New Breed of Hero</em>; <em>Storks</em>; <em>The Secret Life of Pets</em>; <em>Finding Dory</em>; <em>Monkey King: Hero Is Back</em>; <em>Trolls</em>; Moana; <em>Snowtime!</em> and <em>Zootopia</em>.</p> <p>The 5 nominated films will be announced on the <strong>24<sup>th</sup> January 2017</strong> and you’ll be able to find out the winning feature on the 26<sup>th</sup> February 2017.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Submit your Animation Film or Project If you have an animation film or project, you can submit it to the Annecy Festival and Market right now!<br /><p>Submissions for Annecy 2017 are now open! You can send in your animation films or projects to run for the Festival Official Selection or take part in the Mifa Pitch sessions and try to be one of the winners!</p> <p><strong>> Submissions </strong><br /> To run for the Annecy 2017 Official Selection (all categories in competition and features out of competition), you can submit your film in the corresponding categories:</p> <ul> <li><a href="">short films</a>*</li> <li><a href="">feature films</a></li> <li><a href="">commissioned films</a></li> <li><a href="">TV series and specials**</a></li> <li><a href="">Graduation films</a></li> </ul> <p>Deadlines: <strong>15<sup>th</sup> February 2017</strong> for short films, commissioned films, TV series and specials and graduation films. <strong>15<sup>th</sup> March 2017</strong> for feature films.</p> <p><a title="Submit your film" href="" target="_blank">Submit your film online</a></p> <p>*Please note that this year there is no longer an out of competition category for short films.<br /> **Please note that this year pilots for TV series or episodes of a series already selected in a previous year will not be accepted.</p> <p><strong>> Submissions for film projects</strong><br /> If you are working on a project for an animation film, you can send it in to the Mifa Pitches to be presented to a public of professionals and help get the project off the ground:</p> <ul> <li><a href="">Short films</a></li> <li><a href="">TV series and specials</a> </li> <li><a href="">Feature films</a></li> <li><a href="">Transmedia projects</a> </li> <li><a href="">Animation du Monde projects</a></li> </ul> <p>Deadline: <strong>1<sup>st</sup> February 2017</strong> for all categories.</p> <p><a title="Submit your project" href="" target="_blank">Submit your project online</a></p> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0100 New for 2017: Perspectives and Young Audience The Annecy Festival is launching two new competitive sections for short films, which will be rewarded with two new special prizes.<br /><p>As submissions for Annecy 2017 are about to open, the Festival is announcing a few changes to the short film programme with the creation of two new sections, <strong>Perspectives</strong> and <strong>Young Audience</strong>, and two new prizes, the <strong>City of Annecy Award</strong> and the <strong>Young Audience Award</strong>.</p> <p>As from June 2017, the three out of competition short film programmes will be replaced by two new sections: the first devoted to films for a <strong>Young Audience</strong>, and the second, <strong>Perspectives</strong>, focusing on helping new creatives, emerging films and those produced in collaboration or offering a singular perspective on the world we live in and the state of animation.</p> <p>"<em>We felt that it was essential to give films for a young audience more space.</em>" explained Festival Artistic Director Marcel Jean. “<em>We think it’s important to select more films for this audience and show them in their own programme so as to offer the best overview of this type of production.</em>"</p> <p>The creation of this Young Audience section will go together with the creation of a new special prize, which will be presented at the Annecy Town Hall on 16<sup>th</sup> June. Marcel Jean went on to say, "<em>Through this prize we would like to recognise the vitality of films for young people and encourage more production.</em>" The <strong>Young Audience Award</strong> will be given by a Junior Jury.</p> <p>"<em>The term perspective, meanwhile, can be defined in many ways, but we are using it to denote notions of representation and looking at something, as well as possible changes. It’s a wide-ranging concept, which is moving forward and calls the future.</em>"</p> <p>Perspectives will also have its own special prize, the <strong>City of Annecy Award</strong>, which will be presented at the ceremony of 16<sup>th</sup> June. The jury for this award will be made up of three young Art students who will provide a new and contemporary look on the two programmes in this new section.</p> <p>2017 is the 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the friendship agreement between Annecy and Sainte-Thérèse in Canada. For this occasion, it has been decided that the three members of the City of Annecy Award for 2017 will be students from cégep of Sainte-Thérèse. The City of Annecy is the proud partner of this initiative.</p> <p>"<em>All the short films shown at the Festival are worthy of being in the spotlight. It’s impossible to have nine or ten screening sessions, but by adding these new sections we are showing off the films and recognising them through awarding some of them prizes</em>," concluded Marcel Jean.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 French-Thai Animation Appointments Following the death of Thailand’s king Bhumibol Adulyadej, the World Film Festival of Bangkok’s workshop has been postponed until the 23<sup>rd</sup> to 27<sup>th</sup> January 2017.<br /><p>The Mifa is teaming up with the World Film Festival of Bangkok with its Animation du Monde Pitches for the French-Thai Animation Appointments.</p> <p>For the first time, the <a title="Visit the French Ambassy in Thaïland website" href="" target="_blank">French Embassy in Thailand</a> is working alongside the Annecy Festival and Market by organising a development programme for animation projects.</p> <p>A Call for Projects for animated short films was recently launched all over Thailand. The International Animation Film Market will select 5 submissions and the project creators will be invited to take part in a 5-day workshop, from 23<sup>rd</sup> to 27<sup>th</sup> January 2017 during the <a title="Visit World Film Festival of Bangkok website" href="" target="_blank">World Film Festival of Bangkok</a>.</p> <p>At the end of the workshop, they will be guided by animation professionals for another three months before taking part in a Pitch session at the beginning of April to find a winner, who will be invited to the Mifa Animation du Monde Pitch session next June.</p> <p><a title="Download the PDF file" href="">Download the pdf info</a> to submit your animated short film project to the <a title="More info about the French-Thaï Animation Appointments" href="" target="_blank">French-Thai Animation Appointments</a> and sign up by mail to <a title="Contact French Thaï Animation" href="">French Thai Animation</a> and <a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="">Géraldine Baché</a>, before 15<sup>th</sup> October 2016.</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Pierre Tchernia Has Passed Away Pierre Tchernia, aka Monsieur Cinéma, passed away on Saturday 8 October. He was 88 years old.<br /><p>Pierre Tchernia, one of the pioneers of the televisual adventure in France and someone who shared his passion for the TV and the cinema equally, passed away on October 8th. Throughout his career, he was able to anticipate trends and engrave his talent in the history of both the small and big screen.</p> <p>Filmmaker, journalist, presenter and producer, Pierre Tchernia contributed to 60 years of television history, from the RTF to the TNT. His name is associated to an impressive list of TV shows including <em>Cinq colonnes à la une</em>, <em>La Piste aux étoiles</em> and <em>L’Ami public n° 1</em>. In 1966, he introduced a new genre by creating the film news programme with shows like <em>7<sup>e</sup> Art – 7<sup>e</sup> case</em>, <em>Monsieur Cinéma</em>, <em>Mardi Cinéma</em> and <em>Notre télévision</em>.</p> <p>At the same time, he worked behind the scenes as screen and dialogue writer and adapter, as well as directing his own features like <em>Les Gaspards</em>, <em>La Gueule de l’autre</em> and <em>Bonjour l’angoisse</em> with Michel Serrault, Pierre Arditi and Jean-Pierre Bacri.</p> <p>On the animation side, he was honorary president of the AFDFA (l’Association française pour la diffusion du film d’animation), the original structure of the Assises du film d’animation français at the institut Lumière in 1983.</p> <p>The Annecy Festival was honoured to welcome him on several occasions, including honorary president of the event in 1999.</p> <p>You can check out the interview he made during his first visit here in 1979.</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="720" height="405"></iframe></div> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 10 Films in Competition in Annecy in the Running for the Césars! The short films chosen to run for the French César award has just been announced. Ten of these films were shown at the Annecy Festival.<br /><p>12 films have been chosen by the French Academy of Arts and Film Techniques to compete for the César for best animated film, in the short film category. Ten of these films were in competition at the Annecy Festival.</p> <ul> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>Cold Coffee</em></a>, Stéphanie Lansaque and François Leroy: in competition at Annecy 2016 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>He Who Has Two Souls</em></a>, Fabrice Luang-Vija: in competition at Annecy 2016 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>Journal animé</em></a>, Donato Sansone: in competition at Annecy 2016 </li> <li><em>Marzevan</em>, Vergine Keaton: in competition for the André-Martin Award Annecy 2016 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>Nœvus</em></a>, Samuel Yal: in competition at Annecy 2016 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>Peripheria</em></a>, David Coquard-Dassault: Audience Award and the André-Martin Award for a French short film winner at Annecy 2016 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>The Empty</em></a>, Dahee Jeong: in competition at Annecy 2016 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href=""><em>Uncanny Valley</em></a>, Paul Wenninger: in competition at Annecy 2015 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href=""><em>The Head Vanishes</em></a>, Franck Dion: <strong>Cristal for a Short Film</strong> Award at Annecy 2016 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href=""><em>Yùl and the Snake</em></a>, Gabriel Harel: André-Martin Award and Special Distinction for a French Short Film at Annecy 2015</li> </ul> <p>The other two films in the running are:</p> <ul> <li><em>Iâhmès et la Grande Dévoreuse</em>, Claire Sichez and Marine Rivoal </li> <li><em>Jukai</em>, Gabrielle Lissot</li> </ul> <p>The 4 films nominated for the César 2017 for best animated short will be announced at a pre-award press conference, <strong>Wednesday, 25<sup>th</sup> January 2017</strong>.</p> <p>Good luck to all the film crews!</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200