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 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:44:52 +0200 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:44:52 +0200 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 Animation du Monde Goes To Ventana Sur 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="" 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="" target="_blank">animated features</a> and <a title="More info" href="" 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="" 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="" 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 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="" 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! 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="" 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="" 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="" 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 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="" 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 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="" 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="" target="_blank">See the press release</a>.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Animated Cake by Alexandre Dubosc 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="" width="790" height="444"></iframe></div> <p>Check out <a title="Check out Alexandre Dubosc's other work" href="" target="_blank">Alexandre Dubosc</a>’s other work.</p> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 An Animated Week, Illustrated! 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Erwann Surcouf</a></strong> in his original graphic style and <a title="Check out Cy website" href="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank"><span class="pict_acces"> </span> Check out Cy's illustrations</a></p> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Relive the Annecy 2016 Atmosphere Although the Festival is barely over, you can already watch the video of this animated week’s highlights!<br /><p>If you weren’t able to make it to the Festival or if you were there but miss it already, we’ve got the next best thing to take you (back) into this event with good vibes and lots of fun!</p> <p>Festival, Mifa, Meetings… Screenings, exhibitions, parties… An overview of Annecy 2016 can be found in this one video! </p> <p>So let this little film take you back into the magic world of animation one more time!</p> <br /> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="790" height="444"></iframe></div> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:02 +0200 Check out the Annecy 2016 Award Winners! The awards for the 2016 Annecy Festival were distributed at the traditional Closing Ceremony. Congratulations to all the winners!<br /><p>After an intense week of screenings and a really tough competition,<strong> the 2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival</strong> has revealed<strong> the winners</strong>!</p> <p>You can go online to find all the films in competition from the Official Selection that won awards.</p> <p>You can also see all the Special Prizes that were awarded the night before (Friday 17<sup>th</sup> June).</p> <p><strong>Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who participated in Annecy 2016!</strong></p> <br /> <p><a class="btn btn1" href="" target="_blank"> Découvrir le palmarès 2016</a></p> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Thanks to All! Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this year’s Annecy Festival a great success.<br /><p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market would like to<strong> thank you </strong>for making this year’s event a success. </p> <p>A big thank you to all the <strong>volunteers</strong> without whom the Festival, Mifa and Meetings could not exist.</p> <p>Thanks also to our <strong>service providers </strong>for their expertise and to our <strong>partners and sponsors</strong> for their support. </p> <p>Finally, thanks to all you <strong>Festivalgoers</strong> that make the event come alive and create an animated buzz throughout Annecy all week long! </p> <p>We look forward to seeing you again for next year’s Festival, Mifa and Meetings that will take place <strong>from 12<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June 2017</strong>!</p> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 The Annecy Festival Heads to Lyon Calling all Lyonnais! The Annecy Animation Festival will be screening several films from its latest edition at the Comœdia cinema.<br /><p>For those who weren’t able to go to Annecy for the International Animation Film Festival, or those who would just like to take the opportunity to see some of the films again, the Comœdia cinema will be offering some catch up screenings.</p> <p><strong>The feature film that wins the coveted Cristal Award </strong>at the end of the Annecy Festival will be screened <strong>Thursday 23<sup>rd</sup> June</strong> at Lyon’s arthouse cinema. The next screenings for the public will be of a selection of <strong>shorts</strong> from the Festival on <strong>26<sup>th</sup> June</strong>.</p> <p>Come and discover some of the award-winning films from the 2016 Annecy Festival!</p> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy’s Taking a Trip to the Forum des Images! So you weren’t able to make it to the last Festival? Lucky for you, like each year, on 29<sup>th</sup> and 30<sup>th</sup> June, award-winning films from the Annecy Festival will be shown at the Forum des images in Paris!<br /><p>This is your chance to discover some award-winning shorts on<strong> Wednesday 29<sup>th</sup> and</strong> <strong>Thursday 30<sup>th</sup> June at 7 pm</strong>. <strong>Yves Nougarède</strong>, in charge of selecting films and programming for the Annecy Festival, will be there for the occasion. A carte blanche from the <strong>Afca</strong> will also be offered later in the evening. </p> <div class="illustration"><img src="" alt="" width="307" height="450" /></div> <p>Another selection of award-winning shorts will be presented on <strong>Thursday 30<sup>th</sup> June at 7 pm</strong>. The feature film that takes home the Annecy Festival Cristal will close the event. </p> <p>The<strong> <a href="" target="_blank">Forum des images</a> </strong>welcomes the Annecy Festival to the capital, don’t miss your chance to see these award-winning short and feature films!</p> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200