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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:52:07 +0100 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:52:07 +0100 Mifa to celebrate its 30 years <p>The International Animation Film Market will be celebrating its thirty years of existence in 2015.</p><br /><p>Mifa 2015 will be celebrating the evolution of the animation industry in France and abroad and will focus on the future outlook.</p> <p>This 30<sup>th</sup> birthday will be an opportunity to confirm the evolution of Mifa as a market for co-production and more recently sales and networking, and to continue to unite the animation industry.</p> <p>An opportunity also to herald a dynamic industry and be a driving force in its future.</p> <p><strong>We look forward to seeing producers, distributors, buyers and exhibitors from Wednesday 17<sup>th</sup> to Friday 19<sup>th</sup> June 2015!</strong></p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 7 films presented at Annecy in the running for the Césars <p>7 short films presented at Annecy are on the short list for the César 2015 for the best animated short film.</p><br /><p>Seven of the films out of the twelve chosen this year by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma to compete for the César for the best animated short film were seen at the Annecy Festival.</p> <ul> <li><em>Beach Flags,</em> Sarah Saidan: 3 prizes for the Call for Projects at Annecy 2012 and 2013</li> <li><em>The Christmas Log, </em>Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar: official selection Annecy 2014</li> <li><em>Encore des changements,</em> Benoit Guillaume and Barbara Malleville: 2 prizes for the Call for Projects at Annecy 2010</li> <li><em>Man on the Chair,</em> Dahee Jeong: Cristal for best short film, Annecy 2014</li> <li><em>Anatole's Little Saucepan,</em> Éric Montchaud: Audience Award, Annecy 2014</li> <li><em>The Sense of Touch,</em> Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo: official selection, Annecy 2014</li> <li><em>Tempête sur anorak,</em> Paul Cabon: prizewinner for the Call for Projects at Annecy 2011 and in the official selection in 2014</li> </ul> <p>The films nominated for the César 2015 for best animated short will be revealed at a special press conference on 28<sup>th</sup> January 2015.</p> <p>The Annecy Festival sends out good luck wishes to all the film crews!</p> <p><a title="Check out the complete short list on the César website" href="" target="_blank">Check out the complete short list</a> on the César website</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Take part in the Euro Connection forum <p>The next Euro Connection forum is set to take place Tuesday 3<sup>rd</sup> and Wednesday 4<sup>th</sup> February, as part of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market.</p><br /><p>French producers wishing to present a project for development as a European co-production can submit an application to Sauve qui peut le court métrage, before 24<sup>th</sup> October 2014.</p> <p>A panel of experts will then choose the French finalists, before a European jury selects 15 projects coming from the 23 participating countries.</p> <p>Winning producers will be invited to Clermont-Ferrand for the Euro Connection to present their projects and meet up with European production companies, financers and broadcasters.</p> <p>More info and downloadable submission files from the <a title="Visit Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival" href="" target="_blank">Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival</a> website.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Three films presented at Annecy up for the 27th European Film Awards <p>"Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart", "Minuscule –Valley of the Lost Ants" and "The Art of Happiness" are in the running for Best European Animated Feature Film 2014.</p><br /><p>This year, the <a title="Visit the European Film Academy website" href="" target="_blank">European Film Academy</a> that rewards European films and productions, has selected three films screened at the Annecy Festival:</p> <ul> <li><em>Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart,</em> by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla: sneak preview of extracts shown in 2013, open-air screening in 2014</li> <li><em>Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants,</em> by Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud: feature in official competition in 2014</li> <li><em>The Art of Happiness,</em> by Alessandro Rak: feature in official selection in 2014</li> </ul> <p>The prizewinner will be announced on 13<sup>th</sup> December at the <a title="Visit European Film Awards website" href="" target="_blank">European Film Awards</a> ceremony</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Check out the summaries of the conferences <p>13 conferences were proposed during Annecy 2014. You can now check out the summaries online.</p><br /><p>In 2014, the Annecy Festival decided to expand the number of conferences as follows:</p> <ul> <li><strong>3 Creation conferences,</strong> dealing with the first stages of making a film: writing, music and sound design, pre-production...</li> <li><strong>7 Production organisation conferences,</strong> dealing with optimising production, emerging tools, animation studio strategies...</li> <li><strong>3 Business conferences,</strong> dealing with funding, broadcasting strategies for new markets, marketing... </li> </ul> <p>Browse through the summaries of the conferences online to (re)discover a selection of stand-out events from this year's Meetings.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the 2014 Conference Summaries" href=""><span>Check out the 2014 Conference Summaries</span></a></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy at the Animator festival <p>A best of Annecy 2014 soon to be screened in Pozna? (Poland), during the Animator festival.</p><br /><p>As in previous years, once the Annecy Festival is over, a best of selection of films is made and shown in several other festivals around the world.</p> <p>A best of Annecy 2014 will be screened during the most important international animation film festival in Poland: the Animator festival, which will be held in Pozna? from 11<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> July.</p> <p>Check out the <a title="Check out the Animator Festival programme" href="" target="_blank">Animator festival programme</a></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Results of the Anima-J vote <p>After the Annecy Festival, a selection of short films was recently presented to school children in elementary schools and colleges in Haute-Savoie.</p><br /><p>A jury of teachers got together to compile three programmes to give local youngsters the opportunity to discover a few of the short films from Annecy 2014's official selection.</p> <p>After the screenings, children from the 138 classes were asked to vote for their favourite short.</p> <p>The Elementary School Award went to the Brazilian filmmaker Augusto Bicalho Roque for <a title="More info about the film" href="" target="_blank"><em>Fuga Animada</em></a>.</p> <p>The College Award went to Australian filmmaker Felix Colgrave for <em><a title="More info about the film" href="" target="_blank">The Elephant’s Garden</a></em>.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 An illustrated thanks <p>Claire Sichez and Claire Paoletti, winners of a Mifa Pitch session, decided to thank the Festival and its partner Ciclic with illustrations!</p><br /><p>Claire Sichez and Claire Paoletti submitted their project <a title="More info about the project" href=""><em>A Week with Shuteye</em></a> for the Mifa Pitches 2014 under the TV Series and Specials category.</p> <p>They won the <a title="More info about the prize" href="">Ciclic Award</a>, which will provide them with 25,000 € in aid for the development of their project as well as a two month animation residence in Château-Renault.</p> <p>The two women took the opportunity to thank the Mifa and <a title="Visit Ciclic website" href="" target="_blank">Ciclic</a>, the partner of these Pitches, for this generous award.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Revisit the highlights from Annecy 2014 <p>Browse through the <em>Annecy 2014 Replay</em> online to discover a selection of stand-out events from this year's Festival.</p><br /><p>Are you already wishing you could go back to Annecy 2014 or were you unable to make it?</p> <p>Then check out the <a title="Check out the Annecy 2014 Replay" href="" target="_blank">Annecy 2014 Replay</a>, where you can relive highlights from the Festival, Mifa and Meetings, get the scoop on what happened at the Screening Events, Conferences or parties, and watch some exclusive interviews.</p> <p>Here's your chance to revisit the Annecy Festival 2014!</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Recap of the prizewinning films at the Forum des images <p>On the 25<sup>th</sup> and 26<sup>th</sup> June, the Forum des images in Paris is offering some catch up screenings of Annecy 2014 award-winning films.</p><br /><p>For those who weren't able to make it to the Annecy Festival, the Forum des images is presenting three programmes made up of the 2014 prizewinning films, complimented with a programme of international shorts put together by the Agence du court métrage.</p> <p>Mark your calendars:</p> <ul> <li>25/06 at 6:30pm: Award-winning shorts from the Annecy Festival Part 1</li> <li>25/06 at 9:00 pm: Carte blanche to the Agence du court métrage</li> <li>26/06 at 6:30pm: Award-winning shorts from the Annecy Festival Part 2</li> <li>26/06 at 9:00 pm: Feature and winner of two awards, The Boy and the World (O menino e o mundo)</li> </ul> <p>The short opening sequences created for the Annecy Festival by the students from the Gobelins (l'école de l'image) will be shown before each screening.</p> <p>Look up the <a title="Check out the programme" href="" target="_blank">Forum des images' programme</a> (in French only) and rediscover the <a title="Check out the Annecy 2014 Awards" href="">Annecy 2014 awards</a>.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Free screenings for anyone and everyone on Sunday! <p>Locals and festivalgoers who haven't yet left Annecy, come and enjoy some last screenings!</p><br /><p>The Festival has organised various free screenings of prizewinning films throughout the day.</p> <p>Come on Sunday to:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Décavision at 3:00 pm:</strong> a selection of short films</li> <li><strong>La Turbine at 5:00 pm:</strong> a selection of short films</li> <li><strong>Décavision at 6:30 pm:</strong> a feature film</li> </ul> <p>Take in these last screenings before next year's Festival!</p> <p>Doors will open 30 minutes before each screening. No reservation or ticket necessary, upon available seating.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 An awareness clip from Ecoprod <p>During the Festival and its Market, Ecoprod is going to broadcast a promotional clip to raise awareness about eco-friendly approaches to filmmaking.</p><br /><p>Nicolas Deveaux directed the film <em>La Girafe et le Pique-bœuf</em> (The Giraffe and the Oxpecker), produced by Cube Creative Productions featuring a giraffe and an oxpecker who discuss filmmaking before bringing up the topic of eco-production.</p> <p>With the support of the Mifa, a visibility campaign will be organised for the <a title="Visit Ecoprod website" href="" target="_blank">Ecoprod</a> clip during the Annecy Festival, with the goal of spreading awareness about eco-friendly approaches and to convince professionals in the audiovisual sector to change some of their old habits.</p> <p>Find the clip during the week of the Festival on screens, and then online!</p> <p>Download <a title="Download the press release" href="">Ecoprod's press release</a>.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 A Masterclass is cancelled <p>Bill Damaschke has informed us that he will not be able to attend the Festival.</p><br /><p>We must therefore cancel the Masterclass "Bill Damaschke Talks About DreamWorks", originally scheduled for Thursday 12<sup>th</sup> June at 2:00 pm (Décavision 2).</p> <p>It will be replaced by the presentation of the amazing documentary about Studio Ghibli by Sunada "<a title="More info about the programme" href="">The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness</a>". Given unlimited access to the studio for about a year, Sunada followed around those who "make" Ghibli ? director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki and the "other" elusive director, Isao Takahata ? while the studio was hustling to complete two highly awaited new films, Miyazaki's <em>The Wind Rises</em> and Takahata's <em>The Tale of the Princess Kaguya</em>.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Enjoy the MyHomeFestival! <p>New this year, the Annecy Festival will put a selection of films online for all the world to see.</p><br /><p>MyHomeFestival was created to allow everyone to watch a selection of films online. With or without accreditation, at the Festival or not, anyone will be able to watch these films for free to get an idea of the 2014 programme.</p> <p>Discover the MyHomeFestival films, available 9<sup>th</sup> - 30<sup>th</sup> June 2014:</p> <ul> <li>the entire official selection of commissioned films in competition</li> <li>3 special programmes broadcast exclusively online with stop-motion themes and the legacies of McLaren and Pierre Hébert.</li> </ul> <p>Visit <a title="More info about MyHomeFestival" href="">MyHomeFestival</a> and enjoy our online Festival.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 Visit the Festival Bar <p>Stop by the Festival Bar and share a pleasant moment while enjoying a refreshment.</p><br /><p>The Festival Bar invites you to come and mingle in its relaxing atmosphere, nestled in the haras gardens, from Monday 9<sup>th</sup> through Saturday 14<sup>th</sup> June. Open to badgeholders and volunteers, this lively space is the perfect spot to take a break and have a drink or a snack. The Bar will also host some of the Signing Sessions throughout the week and a band will play a show there on Friday night at 10:30 pm.</p> <p>The Festival Bar is ready to serve plenty of festivalgoers a drink, a snack or an enjoyable moment. Open every day from 11:00 am-6:00 pm and again from 9:00 pm-1:00 am.</p> <p><em>Private space from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for the Partners' Club. Invitation required to enter.</em></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200