Annecy http://www.annecy.org/ Logo Annecy http://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_annecy.png http://www.annecy.org/ en Copyright 2015, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:58:30 +0200 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:58:30 +0200 Annecy 2015 Ambiance Videos http://www.annecy.org/news:a1259 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1259 Watch the Ambiance videos from the 2015 Annecy Festival, and get an idea of what happened during this colourful and emotional week!<br /><p>Altimax put together the 2015 Annecy Festival ambiance video! You can get a glimpse of the highlights from the 39th Festival in just a few minutes. You can see the big names who showed up as well as the ambiance from the Festival, Mifa and meetings with the Conferences, Work in Progress, Keynote, Masterclass, and Making of sessions! Who knows, you might even spot yourself in the crowd amongst all the other animation-crazed fans!</p> <p>The ambiance video was shown at the Closing Ceremony and is now online on the <a title="Watch the Annecy Festival ambiance video on YouTube" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxK1wkdlaJw" target="_blank">Annecy Festival's YouTube channel</a>.</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PxK1wkdlaJw?rel=0" width="720" height="405"></iframe></div> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 A few words from some of the awarded people at Annecy 2015 http://www.annecy.org/news:a1258 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1258 This year the juries of the Annecy Festival have attributed 17 prizes and 11 special prizes. Some of the happy prizewinners wanted to share their feelings about that.<br /><p><strong>A word from Michel Gondry</strong>, Director of <em>Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky</em>, <strong>André Martin Award for a French Feature Film</strong>:</p> <p>"<em>Thank you, thank you, thank you dear Annecy Festival.<br /> I've always loved animation, even before I loved film. <br /> It allowed me to express my feelings and to tell little stories; sometimes it was quite a mess.<br /> I say this because my first little films were never selected here. But I understand that compared to the masterpieces I've seen at Annecy, they must have seemed quite amateur. <br /> So you can imagine my surprise and joy to have received this award tonight. The award and being accepted by the animation community mean a great deal to me. This film is dedicated to a genius, to Noam Chomsky's integrity and ideas. He stimulated, motivated and inspired me during the long moments I passed drawing at my animation table with my 16 mm Bolex. <br /> I'd like to thank Georges Bermann who tolerated this project and Sheilac who fought to distribute it. Thanks again.</em>"</p> <p><strong>A word from Frank Zerban and Olaf Taranczewski</strong>, composers of the film <em>Dissonance </em>which received the <strong>Best Original Music Award sponsored by the SACEM</strong>:</p> <p>"<em>It would be such a pleasure to be there with you right now!<br /> We are SO honored to receive this very special Award!<br /> Working on the score for </em>Dissonance <em>took us two years and pushed us beyond our musical limits.<br /> But it was such a blast!<br /> Thank you Till Nowak for creating this strangely-beautiful 'state of mind' and giving us the opportunity to shape it into music.<br /> Thank you to the SACEM & Annecy!</em>"</p> <p><strong>A word from Till Nowak</strong>, Director of <em>Dissonance</em>:</p> <p>"<em>I am amazed. This award belongs to the two composers of the music of </em>DISSONANCE<em>, Olaf Taranczewski and Frank Zerban. They put a lot of effort into producing the music over two years. To compose a piano concert for a rotating piano with wave-like octaves, and to solve the musical interpretation of a psychotic state of mind somewhere between beauty and disaster, between reality and fantasy, between analogue and electronic worlds, was quite a challenge and I am very proud and thankful for their work. And of course I thank the jury and the Festival for this great honour. I was in Annecy in 2006, when I received the award for the "Best First Film", but this year unfortunately I could not make it. I wish you all a great evening and look forward to meeting you all in the future!</em>"</p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 'Variety' is covering the 2015 Festival! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1207 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1207 <p>The daily from <em>Variety</em>, partner of the Annecy Festival, is online. <a title="Check out the daily from Variety" href="http://link.variety.com/public/4585379" target="_blank">Check out their coverage of the event</a>.</p><br /> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 'Le film français' is covering the Festival! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1217 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1217 The last "Quotidien" from <em>Le film français</em>, partner of the Annecy Festival, is online. <a title="Check out the daily from Le film français" href="http://lefilmfrancais.eole-emailing.net/m.php?q=RC1sRnk3kk2O25mrTCmLig%3D%3D" target="_blank">Check out their coverage of the event</a>.<br /> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Discover the 2015 Award-winners! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1252 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1252 The awards for the 2015 International Animation Film Festival have been announced! Congratulations to all the winners!<br /><p>Awards distributed at the 2015 Closing Ceremony:</p> <p><strong>SHORT FILMSS</strong></p> <ul> <li>Cristal for a Short Film: <em><strong>We Can't Live Without Cosmos</strong></em> by <strong>Konstantin Bronzit</strong></li> <li>Jury Award: <em><strong>The Master</strong></em> by <strong>Riho Unt</strong></li> <li>"Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film: <em><strong>Guida </strong></em>by <strong>Rosana Urbes</strong></li> <li>Jury Distinction: <em><strong>World of Tomorrow</strong></em> by <strong>Don Hertzfeldt</strong></li> <li>Audience Award: <em><strong>World of Tomorrow</strong></em> by <strong>Don Hertzfeldt</strong></li> <li>"Off-Limits" Award: <em><strong>Mynarski Death Plummet</strong></em> by <strong>Matthew Rankin</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>FEATURE FILMS </strong></p> <ul> <li>Cristal for a Feature Film: <em><strong>April and the Extraordinary World</strong></em> by <strong>Franck Ekinci</strong> and <strong>Christian Desmares</strong></li> <li>Jury Award: <em><strong>Miss Hokusai</strong></em> by <strong>Keiichi Hara</strong></li> <li>Audience Award: <em><strong>Long Way North</strong></em> by <strong>Rémi Chayé</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>TV FILMS </strong></p> <ul> <li>Cristal for a TV Production: <em><strong>Hello World! "Long-Eared Owl"</strong></em> by <strong>Éric Serre</strong></li> <li>Jury Award for a TV Series: <em><strong>Rita and Crocodile "Fisherman"</strong></em> by <strong>Siri Melchior</strong></li> <li>Jury Award for a TV Special: <em><strong>The Mitten</strong></em> by <strong>Clémentine Robach</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>COMMISSIONED FILMS </strong></p> <ul> <li>Cristal for a Commissioned Film: <em><strong>Rotary "Fateline"</strong></em> by <strong>Suresh Eriyat</strong></li> <li>Jury Award: <em><strong>NSPCC "Lucy and the Boy"</strong></em> by <strong>Yves Geleyn </strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>GRADUATION FILMS</strong></p> <ul> <li>Cristal for a Graduation Film: <em><strong>My Dad</strong></em> by <strong>Marcus Armitage</strong></li> <li>Jury Award: <em><strong>Edmond </strong></em>by <strong>Nina Gantz</strong></li> <li>Jury Distinction: <em><strong>Brume, cailloux et métaphysique</strong></em> by <strong>Lisa Matuszak</strong></li> </ul> <p><a title="Check out the 2015 award winners " href="http://www.annecy.org/festival:en/awards" target="_blank">You can also look up the winners of the special prizes</a></p> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy 2015 Comes to an End! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1257 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1257 The International Animation Film Festival is closing its curtains, and we'd like to thank you for participating!<br /><p>The International Animation Film Festival is over! This year was a big hit, and it's all thanks to you! The Festival team is very grateful to all of you who came to celebrate animation: fans, volunteers and professionals. In the end, there were over 8,250 accreditations and 125,000 participants came to visit the beautiful city of Annecy.</p> <p>We'll see you in 2016, from 13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June, for the 40<sup>th</sup> Annecy Festival, with France in the spotlight.</p> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Last Day of Screenings! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1250 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1250 Come on Sunday 21<sup>st</sup> June to a screening of prizewinning films from Annecy 2015!<br /><p>Tomorrow you can enjoy free screenings of the films that won awards the night before at the Closing Ceremony in 3 of the Festival theatres.</p> <p><strong>Bonlieu Grande salle</strong><br /> <strong>2:30 pm:</strong> award-winning shorts<br /> <strong>4:30 pm:</strong> award-winning TV and commissioned films<br /> <strong>6:30 pm:</strong> award-winning shorts</p> <p><strong>Pathé 1</strong><br /> <strong>11:00 am:</strong> award-winning TV and commissioned films<br /> <strong>6:00 pm:</strong> award-winning shorts</p> <p><strong>La Turbine </strong><br /> <strong>5:00 pm:</strong> award-winning shorts</p> <p>Doors open 30 minutes before the screening. No reservations or tickets required, first come first seated.</p> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Check out the Exhibitions! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1251 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1251 The 2015 Annecy Festival is over... but the exhibitions are still happening!<br /><p>For those of you that didn't have the time to check out the Exhibitions during the Festival, a few of them are still open even after the event.</p> <p><strong>Focus on Les Films de l'Arlequin</strong><br /> Until 31<sup>st</sup> December at the CITIA Exhibition, you can explore the original visual world of this French production company.</p> <p><strong>Alexeieff/Parker, Shadow Tamers</strong><br /> At the Musée-Château until 5<sup>th</sup> October, this exhibition takes you inside the dreamlike aesthetic of the pinscreen.</p> <p><strong>"Yellowbird": Behind the Animated Scenes</strong><br /> You still have two weeks to come and see some animation tricks from this 2014 feature. Stop by the Bonlieu library before 4<sup>th</sup> July.</p> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Festival Volunteers http://www.annecy.org/news:a1253 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1253 The Annecy Festival would like to give a special thanks to the volunteers, without whom this event couldn't take place.<br /><p>A big thank you to all the volunteers, of which there were <strong>over 300 this year</strong>. You were a critical part in the International Animation Film Festival, Meetings and Market's success in 2015!</p> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 The Annecy Festival in images! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1254 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1254 Relive the Annecy Festival highlights with these videos, available on our YouTube channel!<br /><p>On the <a title="Visit Annecy Festival YouTube Channel" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/annecyfestival" target="_blank">Annecy Festival YouTube channel</a>, you can find videos from the event, like the partners' trailer, the Mifa's 30th birthday messages from animation studios, recordings of the Meetings (Keynotes, interviews, etc), the Festival ambiance video and more. <br />You can also watch all the videos from the Shorts & Breakfast and Students' Snack Time sessions.</p> <p>It's a great way to check out Annecy 2015, whether you were there or not!</p> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 A Selection of Annecy 2015 Film at the Forum des images http://www.annecy.org/news:a1255 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1255 On 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> July, prizewinning films from the Annecy Festival will be screened at the Forum des images in Paris.<br /><p>Two day screenings will be held on 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> July 2015 at the Forum des images in Paris. These screenings are organised by the Annecy Festival, the Forum des images and the Agence du court métrage. It's a great opportunity for those of you who coulnd't make it to Annecy to see the prizewinning films from 2015.</p> <p>Detailed programme will be published on 26th June: - Prizewinning short films (part 1) - A film selected by the Agence du court métrage - Prizewinning short films (part 2) - Prizewinning feature film</p> <p>For more information, go to the <a title="Visit Forum des images website" href="http://www.forumdesimages.fr/les-films/les-programmes/reprise-festival-film-animation-annecy-2015" target="_blank">Forum des images website</a> (in French only).</p> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 The Annecy Festival 'Dailies' http://www.annecy.org/news:a1256 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1256 Read up on Festival news with Variety, Le film français and Première.<br /><p><em>Variety </em>and <em>Le film français</em> rose to the challenge of covering the 2015 Annecy Festival on their websites. Check out their day-to-day reports on the main events that took place during the event. <br />See <em><a title="Visit Le film français website" href="http://lefilmfrancais.eole-emailing.net/m.php?q=yN9jUaUJ5%2BPgNJhWEj7FTA%3D%3D" target="_blank">Le film français</a></em>  and <a title="Visit Le film français website" href="http://link.variety.com/public/4578832" target="_blank"><em>Variety</em></a></p> <p>Première also participated, <a title="Visit Premiere website" href="http://www.premiere.fr/" target="_blank">check out their coverage</a> of the event.</p> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Première is covering the 2015 Festival! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1206 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1206 <p>The daily from Première, partner of the Annecy Festival, is online. <a title="Check out the coverage of the event from Premiere" href="http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1861ebb103f63b58c4cdb5203&id=cfbd2798ea&e=3c35156d35" target="_blank">Check out their coverage of the event</a>.</p><br /> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Operation Orange is over! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1241 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1241 Orange's digital game has now finished. Thanks to all who took part and congrats to the latest winner <a title="Check out the tweet from Caroline BUFFET" href="https://twitter.com/carolinebuffet/status/611627387579695104?s=02" target="_blank">Caroline BUFFET</a>, who has won tickets for an amusement park.<br /> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Winners of the Transmedia Mifa Pitches http://www.annecy.org/news:a1243 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1243 Congratulations to the winners: <em>Dégolas the Tiny Wood Elf</em>, SACD Award and France Télévisions Nouvelles écritures Award; <em>Super French Cooker</em>, Ina EXPERT Award; <em>Cindy Paper Style</em>, CITIA Award and Western Digital Award.<br /> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200