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 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:43:08 +0200 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:43:08 +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 Take a Look Back Over Some Great Meetings The Shorts and Breakfast sessions and the three Keynote speeches are already online!<br /><p>Don’t worry if you missed the interview sessions with filmmakers and students, you can catch up with them on our YouTube channel. </p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the Annecy Festival YouTube Channel" href="" target="_blank"> Check out the Annecy Festival YouTube Channel</a></p> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy’s Not Over! Are you already getting nostalgic for the Festival?<br /><p>To live just one more day of the Annecy magic, there will be a screening of award-winning shorts on <strong>Sunday 19<sup>th</sup> June</strong> in two partner theatres. </p> <p>At the <strong>MJC Novel</strong>, winning shorts will be presented at <strong>4 pm</strong>, followed by winning TV and commissioned films.</p> <p>The same programme will be at <strong>La Turbine</strong>, but the other way around!<strong> At 5:30 pm</strong>, winning TV and commissioned films will be shown before the winning shorts.</p> <p><strong>So are you ready for some more Annecy Festival?</strong></p> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Live Get all the latest Festival, Mifa and Meetings news as it happens all week long on <a title="Suivez l'actualité du Festival" href="" target="_blank">Annecy Live</a><br /><br /> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Take a Journey with this Korean WIP Come to the WIP Feature session of the future Korean film "The Shaman Sorceress", inspired by the renowned 1936 novel.<br /><p>This feature film in the making, <em>The Shaman Sorceress</em>, will uncover the story of Mohwa, who lives alone with her deaf daughter Nang-Yi and has been practicing shamanism her entire life. One day, her son Wook-Yi returns home as a converted Christian. This sparks conflict between mother and son which ends in a terrible tragedy that leads Nang-Yi to create a mysterious painting.</p> <p><em>The Shaman Sorceress</em> is taken from the novel of the same name, written by <strong>Kim Dong-ni</strong> in 1936. Highly acclaimed worldwide and nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, it recounts the reigning chaos that took place during the modernisation of Korea with startling descriptions.</p> <p>Come and learn about a unique part of Korean history, presented in pictures during this WIP Feature, Wednesday 15<sup>th</sup> June at 11:15 am.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="More info about the Work in Progress Feature The Shaman Sorceress" href="" target="_blank">More info</a></p> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Cinesite Studios: The Special Effects Wizards Don’t miss Eamonn Butler’s Keynote about the exciting adventure and evolution of Cinesite Studios.<br /><p>Originally, <a title="Visit Cinesite website" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Cinesite Studios</strong></a> was a Kodak subsidiary, but over time the company has become a world leader in VFX and <strong>Eamonn Butler</strong> will tell you his version of its dazzling rise to fame.</p> <p>Eamonn Butler trained under David Brain, a veteran director at Disney, and worked on several Walt Disney Animation Feature classics in California. Following a successful career change into VFX in London, he became one of the founders of the animation feature film department at Cinesite Studios.</p> <p>Come and discover the incredible story of this company’s fascinating climb up the ladder at this Keynote, <strong>Wednesday 15<sup>th</sup> June 6:30 pm</strong>.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="More info" href="" target="_blank">More info</a></p> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200