Annecy http://www.annecy.org/ Logo Annecy http://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_annecy.png http://www.annecy.org/ 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, 05 Dec 2016 13:40:40 +0100 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:40:40 +0100 10 Shorts in the Running for an Oscar in 2017 http://www.annecy.org/news:a1685 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1685 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="http://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:film-20162173" target="_blank"><em>Happy End</em></a>: in competition in the Official Selection </li> <li><a title="More info about the short" href="http://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001500038#inner" target="_blank"><em>Inner Workings</em></a>: premiered as a Screening Event </li> <li><a title="More info" href="http://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001500229" target="_blank"><em>Pearl</em></a>: Virtual reality special programme </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="http://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:film_pse-20162690" target="_blank"><em>Piper</em></a>: premiered as a Screening Event </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="http://www.annecy.org/festival:en/awards/film-index-award-winner:film-20161975" target="_blank"><em>The Head Vanishes</em></a>: Cristal for a Short Film </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="http://www.annecy.org/festival:en/awards/film-index-award-winner:film-20161117" 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="http://oscar.go.com/" 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 http://www.annecy.org/news:a1683 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1683 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 http://www.annecy.org/news:a1680 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1680 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="http://oscar.go.com/" 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 http://www.annecy.org/news:a1676 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1676 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="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25376">short films</a>*</li> <li><a href="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25378">feature films</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25384">commissioned films</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25380">TV series and specials**</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25382">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="http://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-film" 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="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25372">Short films</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25372">TV series and specials</a> </li> <li><a href="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25372">Feature films</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25372">Transmedia projects</a> </li> <li><a href="http://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=25374">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="http://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-project" target="_blank">Submit your project online</a></p> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0100 New for 2017: Perspectives and Young Audience http://www.annecy.org/news:a1675 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1675 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 http://www.annecy.org/news:a1645 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1645 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="http://www.ambafrance-th.org/" 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="http://www.worldfilmbkk.com/index.php" 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="http://www.annecy.org/resources/download.php?id=25341">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="https://www.facebook.com/frenchthaianimation/" target="_blank">French-Thai Animation Appointments</a> and sign up by mail to <a title="Contact French Thaï Animation" href="mailto:frenchthaianimation@gmail.com">French Thai Animation</a> and <a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="mailto:geraldinebache@citia.org">Géraldine Baché</a>, before 15<sup>th</sup> October 2016.</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Pierre Tchernia Has Passed Away http://www.annecy.org/news:a1666 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1666 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="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DZWHKUODO80?rel=0" 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! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1647 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1647 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="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2016:en/official-selection/film-index:film-20160349" 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="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2016:en/official-selection/film-index:film-20160348" 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="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2016:en/official-selection/film-index:film-20160659" 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="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2016:en/official-selection/film-index:film-20161152" target="_blank"><em>Nœvus</em></a>, Samuel Yal: in competition at Annecy 2016 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2016:en/official-selection/film-index:film-20161260" 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="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2016:en/official-selection/film-index:film-20162118" target="_blank"><em>The Empty</em></a>, Dahee Jeong: in competition at Annecy 2016 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2015:en/official-selection/film-index:film-20152601"><em>Uncanny Valley</em></a>, Paul Wenninger: in competition at Annecy 2015 </li> <li><a title="See the film index" href="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2016:en/official-selection/film-index:film-20161975"><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="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2015:en/official-selection/film-index:film-20152266"><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 Animation du Monde Goes To Ventana Sur http://www.annecy.org/news:a1643 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1643 For the first time, the Mifa is teaming up with the Ventana Sur Market in Buenos Aires to present the Animation du Monde Pitch sessions.<br /><p>The Animation du Monde project gives the Mifa the possibility to continue its policy of helping to show off the potential and creativity of filmmakers from countries new to animation.</p> <p>This year, <strong>Annecy is teaming up with the <a title="Visit Ventana Sur website" href="http://www.ventanasur.com.ar/en/" target="_blank">Ventana Sur Market</a> in Buenos Aires</strong>, and giving animators the chance to get themselves known. A Call for Projects for <a title="More info" href="http://www.ventanasur.com.ar/en/animation-registration-of-feature-films/" target="_blank">animated features</a> and <a title="More info" href="http://www.ventanasur.com.ar/en/animation-registration-of-tv-series/" target="_blank">TV series</a> was recently launched across the whole of Latin America.</p> <p><strong>Six projects will be chosen</strong> from each category giving their creators the opportunity to take part in a Pitching Training Workshop, on 29<sup>th</sup> and 30<sup>th</sup> November, hosted by an international pitching expert.</p> <p>The projects will then be pitched at the Ventana <a title="More info" href="http://www.ventanasur.com.ar/en/animation/" target="_blank">Animation! Pitching Sessions</a> on December 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup>. <strong>Two projects</strong> (one from each category) <strong>will be selected</strong> by the jury to go on to take part in the Animation du Monde Pitches in June at Mifa 2017.</p> <p><a title="Sign up" href="http://www.ventanasur.com.ar/en/animation/" target="_blank">You can sign up online</a> <strong>before October 3<sup>rd</sup></strong> to take part in these Animation! Pitching Sessions.</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Edouard Nazarov has Passed Away http://www.annecy.org/news:a1641 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1641 The well-known Russian animator Edouard Nazarov passed away on 11<sup>th</sup> September at the age of 74.<br /><p>Born in Moscow in 1941, <strong>Edouard Nazarov</strong> joined Soyuzmultfilm animation studio when he was just 17 to begin a career totally invested in the animated art form. Working as an animator, artistic director, illustrator and teacher, he also lent his voice to a number of animated characters, drew scripts and directed.</p> <p>He was often rewarded at festivals all over the world for his extensive filmography including such films as <em>Balance of Fear</em>, <em>LittleHippo</em>, <em>Once Upon a Time There Lived a Dog</em> and <em>Travels of an Ant</em>.</p> <p>His <a title="More info about the film" href="http://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/1983:en/award-winners/film-index:film-830282" target="_blank"><em>Once Upon a Time There Lived a Dog</em></a> received a Special Jury Award at Annecy 1983, and he was also a member of the short and feature films jury here in 1995.</p> <p>The next Annecy Festival will pay tribute to him by screening some of his films in The Big Sleep programme.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Announcing the Anima-J award winners! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1633 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1633 For the Anima-J awards, the region’s secondary school students picked their favorite short film from a 2016 Annecy Festival short list.<br /><p>Every year, as part of its work in spreading the images culture, CITIA elicits local teachers and their pupils to participate in the Anima-J program, exploring a slate of short films drawn from the most recent official Annecy festival selection.</p> <p>A panel of teachers first concocts three programs of short films and then they are proposed to primary and secondary school pupils in Annecy and the Haute-Savoie département. Once the short films are screened, the students are asked to vote for their favorites.</p> <p>For this year’s 2016 edition, the students awarded:</p> <ul> <li>the Prix des Ecoles to <a title="Check out the film index" href="http://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:film-20160125" target="_blank"><em><strong>Château de sable</strong></em></a> by Quentin Deleau, Lucie Foncelle, Maxime Goudal, Julien Paris and Sylvain Robert;</li> <li>a joint Prix des Collèges, tied between <a title="Check out the film index" href="http://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:film-20160125" target="_blank"><em><strong>Château de sable</strong></em></a> by Quentin Deleau, Lucie Foncelle, Maxime Goudal, Julien Paris and Sylvain Robert and <a title="Check out the film index" href="http://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:film-20160094" target="_blank"><em><strong>The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse</strong></em></a> by Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jourdan, Marie Pillier and Kevin Roger. </li> </ul> <p>Our warmest congratulations go out to the winners, and our special thanks to the students who played along with Anima-J, allowing them to learn more about moving images and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 ANDIMATION http://www.annecy.org/news:a1632 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1632 Discover ANDIMATION, the program for developing animation projects exclusively originating from five Latin American countries.<br /><p>ANDIMATION’s aim is to breathe fresh energy into the animation industry of <strong>Andean countries</strong>, by commingling various talents from the area’s sector. This three-tiered program is promoted by The Animation Workshop – VIA University College in Denmark, and backed by the Bolivian Simón I. Patiño foundation (Geneva), the La Paz (Bolivia) Danish Embassy and TIFA (Venezuela).</p> <p><strong>The first part</strong>, starting in October and lasting 3 months, involves 15 participants from 5 Latin American countries (Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela) who will come together in Viborg (Denmark) to develop an animated series idea for youthful viewers. The candidates can be young film directors, art directors, script-writers or else incipient producers with a distinct entrepreneurial penchant.</p> <p>In December 2016, during <strong>the second part</strong>, the teams will present their series’ designs before a jury of international professionals. Finally, during the third part from January to May 2017, the winning team will work in Bolivia to produce its pilot reel.</p> <p><a title="Visit ANDIMATION website" href="http://www.andimation.dk/" target="_blank">Find out the complete program details</a> and sign up on-line <strong>before July 15, 2016</strong>!</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 European Animation Awards http://www.annecy.org/news:a1630 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1630 The very first general meeting of the European Animation Awards association was held in Annecy during this year’s Mifa.<br /><p>The members of the <a title="Visit European Animation Awards website" href="http://animationawards.eu/" target="_blank">European Animation Awards</a> group convened on June 14, 2016 during the International Animation Film Market (Mifa). This first general meeting took place with the following members attending: <strong>Peter Lord</strong>, President; <strong>Didier Brunner</strong>, Vice-President; <strong>Ton Crone</strong>, Treasurer; <strong>Jean-Paul Commin</strong>, Secretary General; <strong>Olivier Catherin</strong> and <strong>Denis Walgenwitz</strong>, administrators; and <strong>Jamie K. Bolio</strong>, representative for the U.S.A.</p> <p>This association, inspired by the American Annie Awards, aims to reward and extol the diversity, expertise and excellence of European professionals and productions. The various prize categories are still being determined, with the first awards ceremony to take place in 2017.</p> <p>Several important decisions were established during this first general meeting:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Two members of honor were nominated</strong>, central figures of the animation industry: <strong>Patrick Eveno</strong>, director of CITIA, and <strong>Marc Vandeweyer</strong>, director of Cartoon Media.</li> <li><strong>The name chosen for the awards to be conveyed is "Emile"</strong>, in homage to both Emile Reynaud and Emile Cohl.</li> <li><strong>Another prize entitled "Lotte"</strong>, in tribute to Lotte Reiniger, will be awarded for honoring those whose careers have helped change animation.</li> </ul> <p>"<em>They did not know it was impossible, so they did it</em>." This quote by Mark Twain has now become the motto of the European Animation Awards.</p> <p>Next meet-up in 2017, to unveil the names of the first winners!</p> <p><a title="Check out the press release" href="http://us13.campaign-archive1.com/?u=74cfe2c33ed0c15523c0e4897&id=150ac6d057&e=66a786f4b9" target="_blank">See the press release</a>.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Animated Cake by Alexandre Dubosc http://www.annecy.org/news:a1625 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1625 Filmmaker and pastry chef Alexandre Dubosc has whipped up an animated cake especially for the Annecy Festival: Share France.<br /><p>The renowned filmmaker and pastry chef <strong>Alexandre Dubosc</strong> is an Annecy Festival regular and he’s made a special video for Annecy 2016 on the theme of French animation, which was put under the spotlight this year.</p> <p>It was revealed during the Closing Ceremony and now you too can discover this fun, foodie video filled with references to French culture (cheese, wine, blue, white and red) and to the Festival (paper planes, the famous "lapin" and virtual reality), all represented in good taste, yum! Time for dessert!</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/J3rgsmlMhGI?rel=0" width="790" height="444"></iframe></div> <p>Check out <a title="Check out Alexandre Dubosc's other work" href="http://alexandre-dubosc.com/" target="_blank">Alexandre Dubosc</a>’s other work.</p> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 An Animated Week, Illustrated! http://www.annecy.org/news:a1626 http://www.annecy.org/actualites:a1626 Go back and relive the Annecy Festival week with illustrations by Erwann Surcouf and Cyrielle Evrard.<br /><p>This year, the Annecy Festival called on two illustrators to draw their way through the event. Each day of the week, you may have spotted their illustrated chronicles on <a title="Check out Annecy Live" href="http://www.annecy.org/live2016:en" target="_blank">Annecy Live</a>.</p> <p>You can relive the week of festivities through their creations with this special album that collects the doodles by <strong><a title="Visit Erwann Surcouf website" href="http://erwann.surcouf.free.fr/" target="_blank">Erwann Surcouf</a></strong> in his original graphic style and <a title="Check out Cy website" href="http://www.cy-clone.fr/" target="_blank"><strong>Cyrielle Evrard</strong></a> (aka <strong>Cy</strong>) with her quirky sense of humour. So go ahead and browse through them, it’s a way to playfully prolong the Annecy magic.</p> <p>Check out Cy and Erwann Surcouf’s illustrations!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out Erwann Surcouf's illustrations" href="https://goo.gl/photos/ruLq7hu84ZxE3YVM7" target="_blank"><span class="pict_acces"> </span> Check out Erwann Surcouf's illustrations</a></p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out Cy's illustrations" href="https://goo.gl/photos/Qk2P6P3an7sqXTku5" target="_blank"><span class="pict_acces"> </span> Check out Cy's illustrations</a></p> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200