Annecy Logo Annecy 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 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:54:55 +0100 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:54:55 +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 Film and Project Registration Opens The first stage of Annecy 2016 is the opening of registration for films and Mifa Pitches.<br /><p>If you would like to submit an animated film to compete in the Annecy 2016 Official Selection or submit an animated project to take part in the Mifa Pitch sessions, and maybe win a prize, registration is now open!</p> <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><span class="btn btn1"><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></span></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> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Happy (Animated) Holidays! Make the most of this half-term holiday in France to go and see <em>"Phantom Boy"</em>, "<em>Mune" </em>and "<em>Adama"</em>, three films shown at Annecy 2015.<br /><p>Three films presented at Annecy 2015 are now in French theatres.</p> <p><strong>From today, you can catch up with:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a title="More info about the screening event of Phantom Boy" href="" target="_blank"><em>Phantom Boy</em></a>, directed by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, produced by Folimage: presented in a WIP session at Annecy 2014 and screened as a sneak preview in 2015.</li> <li><a title="More info about Mune" href="" target="_blank"><em>Mune</em></a>, directed by Alexandre Heboyan and Benoît Philippon: first footage shown in a special screening event in 2014, before being in competition this year. </li> </ul> <p><strong>And from Wednesday 21<sup>st</sup> October</strong>, don't miss the release of:</p> <ul> <li><em><a title="More info about Adama" href="" target="_blank">Adama</a> </em>directed by Simon Rouby: a Festival favourite, presented in a WIP session in 2014, the feature was in competition this year and had a exhibition outside, showing photos of its production process. </li> </ul> <p><strong>An animated programme</strong> to keep you occupied during the holiday.</p> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Ankama Animation Contest Students or industry pros can take part in a contest initiated by Ankama to create an Advent calendar.<br /><p>To coincide with the release next year (February 3<sup>rd</sup>) of its first feature <a title="More info about the movie" href="" target="_blank"><em>DOFUS – Book 1: Julith</em></a> (first footage shown at Annecy 2015), <strong><a title="Visit Ankama website" href="" target="_blank">Ankama</a> is launching an animation contest</strong>.</p> <p>The studio invites you to choose one or more of the characters proposed and feature them in a very short film (between 10 and 50 seconds) about the <strong>upcoming winter</strong>, using whatever technique you fancy!</p> <p><strong>A jury will choose 25 projects</strong> to be incorporated in an interactive Advent calendar, which will be online in December.</p> <p><strong>Three prizes</strong> (jury, special jury and public) will be awarded in January 2016.</p> <p>Send in your films <strong>before 30<sup>th</sup> October</strong> to be part of this animated calendar for Advent and perhaps win one of the three Cintiq (Wacom) graphic tablets up for grabs!</p> <p><a title="Details and registration" href="" target="_blank">Details and registration</a></p> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Mifa 2015 Press Review Take a look back over this 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary edition of the Mifa with its very own Press Review.<br /><p>With a rise in the number of accreditations, exhibiting companies, buyers, distributors and investors, and visiting countries, Mifa 2015 was a resounding success!</p> <p>It was an exceptional year that you can rediscover by downloading the Press Review to catch up with the media coverage the event generated.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download the Mifa 2015 press review" href=""> Download</a></p> <p><strong>The Mifa looks forward to seeing you in Annecy, in 2016, from 15<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June.</strong></p> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 A successful start to the season for TFou With 23 % of the audience ratings for kids between 4 and 10, Tfou's new season of programmes seems to have won over its public.<br /><p><a title="Visit TFou website" href="" target="_blank">TFou</a>'s audience figures are proof that the channel's two new series for very young viewers, <em>Dora and Friends: Into the City!</em> and <em>Zoom the White Dolphin</em>, are a success.</p> <p><strong>Also coming up this season:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The screening of <em>Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat Noir</em></li> <li>Les Tutos fous de TFou with Bonaf to learn a hip-hop dance or some magic tricks</li> <li>Season 2 of the series <em>Mini Ninjas</em> in development</li> <li>New shows with heroes aplenty: <em>Mysterious Cities of Gold, Space Racers, Winx Club, Julius Jr</em> and <em>Zoom the White Dolphin</em>. </li> </ul> <p>All the above shows have been added to the existing offer bringing together more than 4,000 programmes for kids between 3 and 12 to watch and enjoy.</p> <p>Download TFou Flash for more info (in french only).</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download the PDF file" href=""> Download</a></p> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Focus on Animation Webzine Take a look back over the highlights of Annecy 2015 in the free webzine, created by Focus on Animation.<br /><p>The <a title="Visit Focus on Animation website" href="" target="_blank">Focus on Animation</a> webzine #4 on the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market 2015 is online. Film critics, interviews, conferences summaries and keynotes: take a look back over the highlights of the last edition! (In French only)</p> <br /> <iframe src="" width="790" height="450"></iframe> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0200 New TFou d’Animation competition At the most recent Annecy Festival, TFou revealed the new theme for its competition: "Le monde sera plus beau, si la Terre a moins chaud!" (The world will be a cool place, if Planet Earth can cool off!)<br /><p>Every year, the <a title="More info about the TFou d'animation competition" href="" target="_blank">TFou d’animation</a> competition is launched in order to unveil new talents, advocate awareness among children and thus back creativity while promoting a fun or public-spirited theme.</p> <p>After having declared Marie Manand’s film the top 2014 winner, dealing with the subject "Lire c’est délire" (Reading is wild!), the 2015 edition’s environmental theme was announced at Annecy: "<strong>Le monde sera plus beau, si la Terre a moins chaud!</strong>" (The world will be a cool place, if Planet Earth can cool off!)</p> <p>Applicants have until 30<sup>th</sup> September to hand in a scenario on this topic. After that, the winner will be chosen by a reading committee and awarded a prize of 1,000 € offered by the <a title="Visit SACD website" href="" target="_blank">SACD</a>. Production on the film will begin in January and be financed by the <a title="Visit TF1 group website" href="" target="_blank">TF1 group </a>up to 15,000 €. To top this off, the film will be premiered at the June 2016 Annecy Festival.</p> <p><strong>Would you like to give it a try? </strong>Read about <a title="More info about the TFou d'animation competition" href="" target="_blank">sign-up details</a> and send in your enrolment file before <strong>30<sup>th</sup> September</strong>.</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Summary of Annecy 2015 Conferences During the Annecy 2015 Meetings, 13 conferences were held for accredited pass-holders. Discover summaries of 5 of them.<br /><p>These Meetings – on a parallel with Work in Progress, Making Of, Masterclasses and Keynotes – provide 3 types of conferences: Creation, Production Organisation and Business Conferences.</p> <p>Led by animation industry specialists, these encounters address the sector’s present and future stakes not only from a creative viewpoint, but also from that of production, circulation and distribution.</p> <p>Thanks to the top-tier speakers and the excellent presentations, these events again proved to be huge crowd pleasers this year.</p> <p>Explore the summaries of 5 of these Annecy 2015 conferences.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the Annecy 2015 Conference Summaries" href="" target="_blank"> 2015 Conference Summaries</a></p> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy 2015 Ambiance Videos 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="" 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="" 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 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