Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2016, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:57:02 +0100 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:57:02 +0100 Mission Prospection Canada Take part in a business mission for companies connected to animation and transmedia in Montreal, from 20 to 22 April.<br /><p>With a number of audiovisual co-production projects facilitated by bilateral agreements between France and Canada, the country remains a key partner for French audiovisual production companies, and particularly those working in new technologies and transmedia.</p> <p>With this in mind, <a title="Visit Unterval website" href="" target="_blank">Unterval Inc.</a>, in partnership with <a title="Visit Alsago website" href="" target="_blank">Alsago</a>, <a title="Visit BCTQ website" href="" target="_blank">BCTQ</a> and the <a title="Visit SODEC website" href="" target="_blank">SODEC</a>, is organising a business mission in Montreal from 20 to 22 April 2016. The <a title="More info about Mifa" href="" target="_blank">International Animation Film Market</a> is also partnering the event, which is targeted to animation and transmedia companies wishing to develop internationally and particularly to work with Canada.</p> <p>The objective of the three days is to put French companies in contact with Canadian ones and combine skills and highlight complementarities to initiate and develop creative and financial partners.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the programme" href=""> Check out the programme (in French)</a></p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Cinémino for the Kids Give the kids a treat with Cinémino, a film event especially for the little ones, from 31st January to 8th March.<br /><p>The 15<sup>th</sup> <a title="Visit Cinémino website" href="" target="_blank">Cinémino</a>, based on an idea by the <a title="Visit MJC Novel website" href="" target="_blank">MJC Novel</a>, the <a title="Visit La Turbine website" href="" target="_blank">Turbine</a> in Cran-Gevrier, the <a title="Visit Auditorium website" href="" target="_blank">Auditorium</a> in Seynod, the <a title="Visit Le Parnal website" href="" target="_blank">Parnal</a> in Thorens-Glières and Écran mobile, will take place from 31<sup>st</sup> January to 8<sup>th</sup> March 2016.</p> <p>Each year, a number of movie theatres in Haute-Savoie, Savoie and Ain associate with the event to present a young public some great films that allow them to dream, grow and broaden their minds.</p> <p>The best in animated film is screened over the six weeks, along with visits from guests, presentations, creative workshops, games, snacks and exhibitions.</p> <p>This year, CITIA will also be taking part for the first time as a partner with <strong>CITIA fait son Cinémino</strong>, and presenting two short films screened in competition: <em>Wind</em> and <em>Cycloid</em>.</p> <p>The Cinémino programme includes:</p> <ul> <li>the screening of <em>Phantom Boy</em> (Official Selection, Annecy 2015), with <strong>Alain Gagnol</strong> and <strong>Jean-Loup Felicioli</strong> in attendance, and an exhibition at the Turbine;</li> <li>the screening of <em>Long Way North</em> (Audience Award, Annecy 2015), with <strong>Rémi Chayé</strong>;</li> <li>the screening of <em>April and the Extraordinary World</em> (Cristal for Best Feature, Annecy 2015), with <strong>Benjamin Cocquenet</strong> in attendance, and an exhibition at the Turbine.</li> </ul> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download the full programme" href=""> Download the full programme</a></p> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Launch of NEF Animation NEF Animation, the first French professional associative platform devoted to writing and animation, has just been launched.<br /><p>Initiated by <strong>Xavier Kawa-Topor</strong>, founder of the residence for writing at <a title="More info about Fontevraud Abbay" href="" target="_blank">Fontevraud Abbey</a> and presided by <strong>Marie-Anne Fontenier</strong>, founder of the Supinfocom school and group, NEF Animation is an associative platform for projects and a place for both reflection on animation as an art form and focusing on initiatives.</p> <p>Missions include:</p> <ul> <li><strong>helping with writing and creative research</strong> within the field of animated film, through writing residences to promote young talents on an international level</li> <li><strong>contributing to experience-swapping</strong>, training, passing on expertise and ideas’ discussions, through professional meetings and masterclasses </li> <li><strong>promoting French studies and research in animation</strong> by organising conferences and training days and publishing critical texts for a wide distribution</li> <li><strong>building up resources</strong> (particularly digital) on animated film and writing for/about it and showing this material/information through exhibitions, in publications and at meetings to promote animation as an art form.</li> </ul> <p>NEF Animation will be involved in a range of activities during 2016 to create a professional ecosystem devoted to writing for and about animation structured around three major areas: <strong>creation, training and research</strong>.</p> <p>The platform is supported by the SPFA, AFCA, CNC, the DRAC from Pays de la Loire and the Pays de la Loire region, as well as a sponsor committee of producers, writers and industry institutionals: Serge Bromberg, Didier Brunner, Jacques Colombat, Marc du Pontavice, Patrick Eveno, Jacques-Rémy Girerd, Laurence Herszberg, Marcel Jean, Jean-François Laguionie, Michel Ocelot, Claude-Éric Poiroux and Michel Reilhac.</p> <p>The <a title="Visit NEF Animation website" href="" target="_blank">NEF Animation website</a> is currently under construction but if you would like to be informed of future activities, you can sign up for the newsletter.</p> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Discover the 3D Character Animator Training Course GOBELINS invites you to an open day Saturday, 6th February, from 9:00 am, to find out more about the 3D Character Animator course.<br /><p>GOBELINS, l’école de l’image, who has just been ranked number one in a <a title="Check out the list of the best animation schools in the world" href="" target="_blank">list of the best animation schools in the world</a>, is organising an open day. <br /> Come along on <strong>Saturday, 6<sup>th</sup> February, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm</strong>, to find out about the <a title="More info about 3D Character Animator" href="" target="_blank">3D Character Animator</a> course that takes place in Annecy in partnership with CITIA.</p> <p>The 3D Character Animator training programme is based around practical exercises to develop skills in staging, movement and acting, with courses hosted by international industry experts, along with the production of an individual demo reel, a professional internship and written report.</p> <p>The course is targeted to students with a degree in 3D CG and professionals with at least two years’ experience in the field. A good working knowledge of 3D software (Maya, 3DSMax, XSI) and both French and English are also required.</p> <p><a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">Check out the details</a> (in French) of this open day at GOBELINS, l’école de l’image, Annecy, Saturday, 6<sup>th</sup> February, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.</p> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Accreditation for Annecy 2016 is Open! Online Festival, Mifa and Meetings accreditation to take part in Annecy 2016, from 13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June, is now open.<br /><p>You can now get accreditation online to take part in the next International Animation Film Festival (13<sup>th</sup>-18<sup>th</sup> June), the associated Meetings (13<sup>th</sup>-17<sup>th</sup> June 2016) and the film Market (15<sup>th</sup>-17<sup>th</sup> June).</p> <p><strong>Topics for 2016</strong><br /> This year French animation will be in the spotlight, with international creatives and industry professionals sharing their vision of the French touch! <br /> The Festival will also be focusing on animation in advertising, and to mark the year celebrating Korea in France, there will also be a programme of Korean animation on the bill.<br /> <a title="More info about topics for Annecy 2016" href="" target="_blank">More info</a></p> <p><strong>Accreditations</strong><br /> <a title="Choose your profile" href="" target="_blank">Depending on your needs and profile</a>, you have three types of accreditation to choose from:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a title="More info about Annecy Festival" href="" target="_blank">Festival</a>:</strong> with a Festival accreditation you can attend a maximum number of screenings over the six days to discover the best in current animation production. You can also take part in the Shorts and Breakfast meetings, the Students’ Snack Time sessions and the Feature Films out of Competition Discussions to find out just how these films found their way to the screen! <br /> <a title="Get accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Get accreditation</strong></a></li> <li><a title="More info about Meetings" href="" target="_blank">Meetings</a>: a Meetings accreditation takes you behind the scenes of animation. Apart from the screenings, you will also be able to attend the Conferences, Work in Progress and Making of sessions, Masterclasses, Keynote speeches, and, new for this year, the WIP TV sessions.<br /> <a title="Get accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Get accreditation</strong></a></li> <li><strong><a title="More info about Mifa" href="" target="_blank">Mifa</a>:</strong> your Mifa accreditation gets you into the leading market for the animation industry and its associated events: Share With, Territory Focus, Focus Studio, Pitch and recruitment sessions, stands… The Mifa is an unmissable event to network with industry decision-makers. <br /><a title="Check out the Mifa in video" href="" target="_blank">Take a look at what it’s all about</a> with the following video made for the Market’s 30<sup>th</sup> birthday last year.<br /> <a title="Get accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Get accreditation</strong></a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Deadlines</strong>:</p> <ul> <li>Call for Projects for all categories: <strong>12<sup>th</sup> February 2016</strong></li> <li>Film submissions (excluding feature films): <strong>15<sup>th</sup> February 2016</strong></li> <li>Early Bird rates for Mifa accreditation: <strong>29<sup>th</sup> February 2016</strong></li> <li>Animation du Monde Call for Projects: <strong>4<sup>th</sup> March 2016</strong></li> <li>Feature film submissions: <strong>15<sup>th</sup> March 2016</strong></li> </ul> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Last Chance to Submit Films and Projects! <p>You only have a few days left to try and take part in Annecy 2016 by submitting your films and projects.</p><br /><p>The deadline is looming to compete in Annecy 2016! Don't delay, if you would still like to submit a film for this year's Official Selection or a project for the Mifa Pitch sessions.</p> <br /> <h2>Film registration</h2> <p>You can now register your film for the Annecy 2016 Official Selection (in and out of competition), in the following categories:</p> <ul> <li><a title="Download regulations for short films" href="">short films</a></li> <li><a title="Download regulations for feature films" href="">feature films</a>*</li> <li><a title="Download regulations for commissioned films" href="">commissioned films</a></li> <li><a title="Download regulations for TV series and specials" href="">TV series and specials</a></li> <li><a title="Download regulations for graduation films" href="">graduation films</a></li> </ul> <p>Deadlines: <br /><strong>15<sup>th</sup> February 2016</strong> for short films, commissioned films, TV series and specials and graduation films. <strong><br />15<sup>th</sup> March 2016</strong> for feature films.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Register your film for Annecy 2016 official selection" href="" target="_blank"> Register your film</a></p> <p><em>* Remember that only feature films that have not been commercially exploited (before and after the official release date of the film) in France before the end of the Festival (8<sup>th</sup> June 2016), are authorised to compete.<br />  </em></p> <h2>Registration of film projects</h2> <p>If you are still working on your film, you can submit is to take part in the Mifa Pitch sessions and present it to an audience of professionals:</p> <ul> <li>short films</li> <li>TV series and specials</li> <li>feature films</li> <li>transmedia projects</li> <li>new in 2015: <a title="More information about Animation du Monde Pitches" href="" target="_blank">Animation du Monde</a> to spotlight projects from countries with a low production capacity.</li> </ul> <p><a title="Download the regulation for 2016 Mifa Pitches" href="">Download the regulation</a> for 2016 Mifa Pitches</p> <p><a title="Download the regulation for 2016 Animation du Monde Pitches" href="">Download the regulation</a> for Animation du Monde Pitches</p> <p>Deadlines: <strong><br />12<sup>th</sup> February 2016</strong> for short films, TV series and specials, feature films and transmedia projects. <br /><strong>4<sup>th</sup> March 2016</strong> for the Animation du Monde category.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Register your project for 2016 Mifa Pitches" href="" target="_blank"> Register your project</a></p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Meeting Dominique Puthod Come along to the Prefecture on Tuesday 19<sup>th</sup> January at 7:30 pm, to meet with Dominique Puthod, author of "Festival d’Annecy : 50 ans d’une histoire animée".<br /><p>The Histoire d’en parler association has been presenting literary and philosophical meetings since 1999 and has set up this event at the Prefecture in Annecy to meet up with <strong>Dominique Puthod</strong>, CITIA President and author of the book <em>Le Festival international du film d’animation : 50 ans d’une histoire animée</em>, on Tuesday, 19<sup>th</sup> January at 7:30 pm.</p> <p>Dominique Puthod is a Lecturer in Management Sciences at the Savoie Mont Blanc University and has been President of the International Animation Film Festival since 1997. It was under his responsibility that the event became annual in 1998 and the organising association was turned into an établissement public de coopération culturelle (EPCC) in 2006. These and other events led him to consider writing the history of the Annecy Festival.</p> <p><em>Free admission, open to all. (Presentation in French)</em></p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="En savoir plus sur la rencontre avec Dominique Puthod" href="" target="_blank"><span class="pict_plus"> </span> More info</a></p> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Two animators have left us in 2016 At the beginning of this new year, the world of animation is mourning the loss of Giuseppe Laganà and Robert Balser.<br /><p>Two great names in the animation world left us within a few days of each other:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Giuseppe Laganà, renowned animator, illustrator and printer, born in Italy in 1944, passed away on Sunday 3<sup>rd</sup> January. </strong><br /> A prolific animator wih Bozzetto Film, he worked on some of the studio's most important feature films. <br /> He also created films and commercials, <em>Preghiera della notte</em> (1972 with Giannalberto Bendazzi), <em>L’Homme sauvage</em> (Annecy 1975), <em>Pixnocchio</em> (Annecy 1983); TV series including <em>Lupo Alberto</em>, as well as posters, illustrations and comic books.<br /> Alongside this, he taught the techniques of animation at the European Institute of Design in Milan, was on the Executive Board of ASIFA-Italy, and was part of Annecy's selection committee in 1985 and TV jury in 2005.</li> <li><strong>Robert Balser, well-known animator, born in the USA in 1927, passed away on Tuesday 5<sup>th</sup> January.</strong><br /> An early achievement was the animated title sequence for <em>Around the World in 80 Days</em> and he also worked on different documentaries and information films in Hollywood. After his first film, <em>The Good Air</em>, he travelled before settling in Spain, where he made several advertising films with the Moro studio and directed his first TV series <em>Mac and Mic</em>. While in London, he was animation director on George Dunning's <em>Yellow Submarine</em>. <br /> He then founded and was creative director of Pegbar Productions, where he made TV series for numerous countries. In 1980, he was awarded an Emmy for the CBS special <em>The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe</em>.<br /> He was also long-time President of CARTOON and part of the selection committee at Annecy 1987. </li> <li><strong>We would also like to take time out to mention the passing of Pascual Perez, on 29<sup>th</sup> December 2015.</strong><br /> Born in Spain in 1967, he started his animation career in 1998, before joining Aardman Animations, where he worked on many productions including the 2006 Oscar winning short <em>Wallace & Gromit: the Curse of the WereRabbit</em>. He made his first personal short, <em>Història d’Este</em>, in 2011, which walked away with the Jury Junior award at Annecy 2012.</li> </ul> <p>The Festival will spotlight these three animators in the Big Sleep special programme, which pays tribute to filmmakers who have recently left us.</p> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Happy new year! The whole Annecy Festival and Mifa team wish you all the best for 2016!<br /><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> <p>This CITIA 2016 animated greeting card was created by 3rd-year students from <a title="Visit MOPA website" href="" target="_blank">MOPA School of CG Animation</a>. </p> <p><a title="Watch the videos" href="" target="_blank">Check out the 7 other videos</a> made by the rest of the class!</p> <p><strong>MOPA School</strong><br /> The five-year degree course allows each student to explore, master and appropriate the issues and challenges in the world of animation. The pedagogy focuses on project and practice, the learning of the complete production chain from conception to sound and image post-production. Individual work is complemented with team working experience, especially regarding the graduation film presented before an international jury and programmed in festivals all around the world.</p> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Animated Gifts for Christmas! Still looking for gift ideas for Christmas? Check out the Boutique du Festival @ bdfugue at Bonlieu!<br /><p>Why not keep the magic of animation going during this festive period and take a look at the selection of goodies connected to the Annecy Festival at the official Boutique du Festival @ bdfugue?</p> <p>Books, DVDs, posters, T-shirts and other animated collectibles will make a great Festival souvenir for family and friends and an original gift to put under the tree!</p> <p>Check out the <a title="Check out the Boutique du Festival @ bdfugue website" href="" target="_blank">Boutique du Festival @ bdfugue</a>, the BD Fugue Café at centre Bonlieu, 1 rue Jean Jaurès in Annecy, and if you're not in Annecy, you can find the products at the <a title="Check out the online Boutique" href="" target="_blank">online boutique</a>.</p> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Carrefour du cinéma d’animation Animation fans have a date at the Forum des images in Paris from 3<sup>rd</sup> to 6<sup>th</sup> December for the 13<sup>th</sup> Carrefour du cinéma d’animation.<br /><p>One of the major events on the <a title="Visit Forum des images website" href="" target="_blank">Forum des images</a>' calendar is the <a title="More info about Carrefour du cinéma d'animation" href="" target="_blank">Carrefour du cinéma d’animation</a> devoted to frame by frame, which takes place in Paris at the beginning of December.</p> <p>These three days bring together international guests, sneak previews, innovating shorts and school films, screenings for the family and retrospective programmes.</p> <p>The programme includes:</p> <ul> <li>the screening of <strong>Rémi Chayé</strong>'s feature <em>Long Way North</em>, Audience Award winner at Annecy 2015</li> <li>special guest <strong>Adam Elliot</strong>, Cristal for a Feature Film winner at Annecy 2009 with <em>Mary and Max</em></li> <li>the screening of <strong>Mamoru Hosoda</strong>'s <em>The Boy and the Beast</em>, shown in a Work in Progress session at Annecy 2015</li> <li><strong>Anca Damian</strong>, visiting for <em>The Magic Mountain</em> (screened at Annecy 2015), who also received the Cristal for a Feature Film at Annecy 2010 for <em>Crulic – the Path to Beyond</em>.</li> </ul> <p>You can also catch up with <em>The Peanuts Movie</em>, <em>Possessed</em>, <em>Little from the Fish Shop</em> and many other films shown at the Annecy Festival.</p> <p><a title="Download the Carrefour du cinéma d'animation programme" href="">Download the programme</a>.</p> <p>An event not to be missed, <strong>3<sup>rd</sup> to 6<sup>th</sup> December, Forum des images, Paris</strong>.</p> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Ghislaine Pujol, Winner of the TFou Competition Congratulations to Ghislaine Pujol, who was rewarded with the TFou animation prize 2015, for her scenario Banki & Frost : la Banquise en pétard.<br /><p>TFou revealed the <a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">new topic for its competition</a> this year at Annecy 2015: "Le monde sera plus beau, si la Terre a moins chaud !", with the prize to be awarded to a project that would warn children about the problems of global warming.</p> <p>Out of the 50 projects submitted, <a title="Visit TFou website" href="" target="_blank">TFou</a> and the <a title="Visit SACD website" href="" target="_blank">SACD</a>, in partnership with <a title="Visit Ushuaïa TV website" href="" target="_blank">Ushuaïa TV</a>, selected the scenario written by <strong>Ghislaine Pujol</strong>, <em>Banki & Frost : la Banquise en pétard</em>.</p> <p>Congratulated for the quality and originality of her scenario, which looks at these serious and complex issues in a fun way, the author was rewarded with:</p> <ul> <li><strong>1,000 € from the SACD</strong> as part of their cultural aid initiative</li> <li><strong>15,000 € from the TF1 group</strong> for the production of the film</li> <li><strong>the film screened exclusively </strong>at the TFOU press conference at Annecy 2016.</li> </ul> <p>Congrats to the winner and we look forward to seeing the film at next year's Festival!</p> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 CITIA is reinforcing its management structure CITIA is reinforcing its management structure after the rousing triumph of this year's Annecy International Animation Festival and Market.<br /><p><strong>Marcel Jean</strong> will continue in his role as Festival Artistic Director for a further 3 years, which will enable him to continue the work initiated in 2012 and confirm the balanced and demanding editorial line that the success rate of recent years can largely endorse.</p> <p>While still conserving his title of Head of Economic Development and Mifa, as from 1<sup>st</sup> November, <strong>Mickaël Marin</strong> becomes Managing Director of CITIA and part of its strategic management team working in collaboration with President, Dominique Puthod and CEO, Patrick Eveno.</p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation The next <em>Sommets du cinéma d’animation</em> are set to take place in Montreal from 25<sup>th</sup> to 29<sup>th</sup> November.<br /><p>The <a title="Visit Sommets du cinéma d'animation website" href="" target="_blank">Sommets du cinéma d’animation</a> is an international festival dedicated to animation in all its forms, from heritage films to new media and current production. Over five days, Montreal moves to the rhythm of animation!</p> <p><strong>The best in animation from near and far will make up the festival programme:</strong> a selection of international films, student films, an overview of Canadian and Quebec production, retrospectives and screening for young audiences. The festival also hosts exhibitions, performances, discussion forums with filmmakers, workshops, film classes and festive evening activities.</p> <p><a title="Check out the trailer" href="" target="_blank">Check out the trailer</a> for the event <strong>organised by the Cinémathèque québécoise</strong>, where Annecy's Artistic Director <strong>Marcel Jean</strong> is the Executive Director, and during which our representative for Japan, <strong>Akira Yamaguchi</strong> will be a <strong>jury member</strong> for the international and Canadian competition.</p> <p><a title="Check out the programme of the Sommet du cinéma d'animation" href="" target="_blank">Programme details</a></p> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Solidarity and fraternity towards the victims In response to the horror caused by the tragic events in Paris, the CITIA team would like to express its solidarity and fraternity towards the victims.<br /><p>We strongly reaffirm our commitment to promote artistic creation and dialogue between cultures as a universal shield against obscurantism and attempts to silence differences.</p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100