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 Tue, 31 May 2016 07:03:19 +0200 Tue, 31 May 2016 07:03:19 +0200 Annecy + de Festival More and more screenings in Annecy! Enjoy animation to the max with screenings scheduled before and after the event!<br /><p>The week preceding the Festival, from 6<sup>th</sup> to 10<sup>th</sup> June, go to PATHÉ ANNECY to brush up on some animation classics. Each film will have two screenings per day, at 7:30 and 10:00 pm.</p> <p><strong>On the programme:</strong> <em>Finding Nemo</em>; <em>Despicable Me</em>; <em>Ernest & Celestine</em> (1:30 and 3:15 pm); <em>Coraline</em>; <em>Ice Age 4</em> and <em>The Lego Movie</em>.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="More info about the screenings at PATHÉ" href="" target="_blank"><span class="pict_plus"> </span> More info</a></p> <p>Then, right before the Festival kicks off, three special programmes will be playing at PATHÉ ANNECY on <strong>Sunday 12<sup>th</sup> June</strong>:</p> <ul> <li><a title="More info about the Programme" href="" target="_blank">After School – Guillaume Apollinaire</a> </li> <li><a title="More info about the Programme" href="" target="_blank">La Collection : dessine toujours ! from CANAL+</a>  </li> <li><a title="More info about the Programme" href="" target="_blank">Aardman Presents Wallace & Gromit</a></li> </ul> <p>Other local cinemas didn’t want to be left out, so they’ll be holding screenings of award-winning films from the Annecy Festival the day after it’s over. Come to the MJC Novel and La Turbine on <strong>Sunday 19<sup>th</sup> June</strong> to see the award-winning shorts, TV specials and commissioned films.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="More info about Award screenings" href="" target="_blank"><span class="pict_plus"> </span> More info</a></p> <p>Take advantage of these extra screenings to get your fill of animation!</p> Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 More and More Mifa Special Events! Several panel discussions about the status of the market and production with speakers from all over the world will be rounding out the Mifa Special Events programme this year.<br /><p>During the <strong>Mifa Special Events</strong>, organised as part of the International Animation Film Market, buyers representing broadcasters from Europe, North America and Latin America will come to deliberate over their views on the French animation market.</p> <p>China will be represented with a session dedicated to their animated market. Speakers from local businesses will identify their current market situation and inform the audience about financing and distribution opportunities in their country.</p> <p>To mull over the subject of international coproduction, the crew from Counterfeit Cat, an upcoming Disney/Teletoon series, will open up about how they were able to match the demands of the creatives with the requirements of the various producers.</p> <p>Check out the different topics to be addressed at the MIfa Special Events and keep up with today’s animation market! </p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the Mifa Special Events programme" href="" target="_blank">Check out the programme</a></p> Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Funding Opportunities for Project Leaders Meet the Funds is a private meeting at the Mifa reserved for the 35 project leaders selected for the Pitch sessions and representatives from regional and national funding organisations.<br /><p><strong>Meet the Funds</strong> is a new meeting on offer at the Annecy International Animation Film Market that was set up to bring regional and national funding organisations together with project leaders who were selected for the Mifa Pitches.</p> <p>This meeting will give the 35 project leaders the chance to learn about subsidies they might qualify for, as well as different production or writing grants they could take advantage of.</p> <p>Around 10 funding organisations are participating in this year’s Meet the Funds, such as Point Est, Wallimage, Film Cymru Wales and the Netherlands Film Fund.</p> <p>Meet the Funds is an event that the Mifa Pitch project leaders won’t want to miss.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="More info about the Meet the Funds programme" href="" target="_blank"> More info</a></p> Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Download the MyAnnecy Festival App! Grab your tablets and smartphones! The new version of the MyAnnecy Festival mobile app has been released! Download it to make the most of your time at the Festival and Mifa.<br /><p>The official <strong>MyAnnecy Festival</strong> application, free and bilingual, is available for tablets and Android/iOS smartphones. Download it now to get live updates about the Festival, Mifa and Meetings, and to have the entire 2016 programme in the palm of your hand.</p> <p>You can <strong>reserve your screenings and sessions online</strong>, get push notifications as reminders, <strong>organise your schedule</strong> and <strong>make up your own programme</strong> by using the "favourites" function. With the app, you can also <strong>vote for the Audience Award</strong> and <strong>chat with other participants</strong> with the integrated messaging system.</p> <p>Mifa badgeholders can consult the list of extracts from the Official Selection, as well as projects and productions that will be available to view at the Video Library.</p> <p>New in 2016, even when you’re offline, you can still use the MyAnnecy Festival app to look up the Festival, Mifa and Meetings programmes.</p> <p>Don’t wait to download the official app for the Annecy International Animation Festival!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download MyAnnecy Festival mobile app" href="" target="_blank"> Download</a></p> Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Meet up with DreamWorks at the Mifa! Take advantage of a special meeting with DreamWorks at the Mifa to learn about job opportunities at this famous American studio.<br /><p>Have you ever dreamed of working for DreamWorks? The American studio known for their big animation hits like <em>Madagascar</em>, <em>Kung Fu Panda</em> and <em>How to Train Your Dragon</em> is sending representatives to the International Animation Film Market.</p> <p>A meeting has been organized with their recruiters on Wednesday 15<sup>th</sup> June at the salon Berlioz A&B at the Impérial Palace (3<sup>rd</sup> floor), from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. Come and learn about their job perspectives and the best ways to apply.</p> <p>All badgeholders are welcome to come and there is no selection process.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 4 Territories Taking the Stage Discover 4 different territories in one place: The Mifa! Tokyo, Canada, Flanders and France will be the subjects of this year’s Territory Focus sessions.<br /><p>Four Territory Focus sessions will take place at the upcoming International Animation Film Market.</p> <p><strong>Flanders</strong> will get the ball rolling, this region in central Europe harbors talented creatives and studios that collaborate just as well on international co-productions as local projects.</p> <p>The <strong>Tokyo </strong>Metropolitan Government is coming for the first time to show its representatives’ animation work at the Mifa. They’ll also give participants information about co-production, distribution and licensing opportunities in Japan.</p> <p>A Focus on <strong>France </strong>has been organised through the intermediary of a presentation by Film France, who’s responsible for promoting post production and films being shot in France.</p> <p>Finishing things up is <strong>Canada</strong>, who thanks to its award-winning productions around the globe, has established itself as one of the world’s top co-production choices. Canadian filmmakers will be coming to present their own creations as well.</p> <p>Check out the Territory Focus programme and we’ll see you at these presentations <strong>from 15<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June</strong>.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the Territory Focus programme" href="" target="_blank"> Check out the programme</a></p> Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Pixar is hiring! Recruiters from Pixar will be at the Mifa to reveal job opportunities at their studio that could be yours for the taking.<br /><p>The International Animation Film Market is giving you the chance to meet representatives from the famous Pixar animation studios. Recruitment sessions will be open to badgeholders and they’re looking to fill a few different positions.</p> <p>Alongside these sessions, two days of meetings have also been organised on Monday the 13<sup>th</sup> and Tuesday the 14<sup>th</sup> June starting at 10:00 am in the Salon Prestige on the 4th floor of the Impérial Palace. These are great opportunities to ask all sorts of questions before applying to Pixar: How can you apply to the studio? How should you present your portfolio? What kinds of opportunities do they have? All badgeholders can come to these events, there’s not a selection process beforehand like for the recruitment sessions.</p> <p>Don’t miss out on the chance to apply to one of the most important animation studios, get your accreditation now!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank"> Get your accreditation</a></p> Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Films in Competition for the André Martin Award Check out the list of short films that have been shortlisted for the André Martin Awards that will be chosen during the Annecy Festival 2016.<br /><p>During the 2015 Festival, two awards were created on the initiative of <strong>Francis Gavelle</strong> and organised by the Annecy Festival and the Afca in tribute to <strong>André Martin</strong>, a famous film critic, animation filmmaker and one of the founding members of the Jica (the beginnings of the Annecy Festival).</p> <p>During the International Animation Film Festival’s Special Prize Ceremony, the André Martin Awards will be bestowed upon one short and one feature film produced in France in 2015, awarded by a <a title="Check out the André Martin Award Jury" href="" target="_blank">jury of industry professionals</a>.</p> <p>Here’s the list of features and shorts that will be competing for these awards:</p> <p><strong>Feature films </strong></p> <ul> <li><em>108 Demon Kings</em> by Pascal Morelli </li> <li><em>Adama </em>by Simon Rouby </li> <li><em>April and the Extraordinary World</em> by Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci </li> <li><em>Yellowbird</em> by Christian de Vita </li> <li><em>Magic Mountain</em> by Anca Damian </li> <li><em>The Little Prince</em> by Mark Osborne </li> <li><em>Les Moomins on the Riviera</em> by Xavier Picard </li> <li><em>Phantom Boy</em> by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol </li> <li><em>Why I Did (Not) Eat My Father</em> by Jamel Debbouze </li> <li><em>Mune, Guardian of the Moon</em> by Alexandre Heboyan & Benoît Philippon</li> </ul> <p><strong>Courts métrages</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>9, chemin des Gauchoirs</em> bu Lyonel Charmette </li> <li><em>Cold Coffee</em> by Stéphanie Lansaque & François Leroy </li> <li><em>He Who Has Two Souls</em> by Fabrice Luang-Vija </li> <li><em>Joint-Tenants</em> by Delphine Priet-Mahéo</li> <li><em>Corpus </em>by Marc Héricher </li> <li><em>Estate </em>by Ronny Trocker </li> <li><em>Ghost Cell</em> by Antoine Delacharlery</li> <li><em>Ghost Tracks</em> by Jérôme Boulbès </li> <li><em>Journal animé</em> by Donato Sansone </li> <li><em>The Bald Future</em> by Paul Cabon </li> <li><em>Mamie </em>by Janice Nadeau </li> <li><em>Marzevan </em>de Vergine Keaton </li> <li><em>Melting POP</em> by Alexandre Dubosc </li> <li><em>Nœvus </em>by Samuel Yal </li> <li><em>Peripheria </em>by David Coquard-Dassault </li> <li><em>Plein été</em> by Josselin Facon </li> <li><em>The Empty</em> by Dahee Jeong </li> <li><em>Totems </em>by Paul Jadoul </li> <li><em>Not Just Another Commute</em> by Lisa Matuszak </li> <li><em>The Head Vanishes</em> by Franck Dion</li> </ul> <p>If you’d like to find out who wins the André Martin Awards, come to the Special Prize Ceremony (invitation required) on <strong>Friday 17<sup>th</sup> June at 6:30 pm at the Annecy Town Hall</strong>.</p> Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 New Companies Recruiting at the Mifa! Are you looking for a job in animation? Take advantage of the Annecy International Animation Film Market to meet attending international recruiters!<br /><p>For over 30 years, the Mifa has been a gathering place for everyone in the international animation industry. Each year, the recruiting sessions are very popular and the number of companies searching for new talent just keeps rising.</p> <p>Today, 15 companies from 6 different countries have just been added to the list of the other 22 who are already signed up with several diverse job offers. Huevocartoon, Sacrebleu Productions, Mikros Image, Cybergroup Studios, Watt Frame, Animal Logic and Flying Bark and many others will be there. Don’t wait any longer to apply!</p> <p>Get your Festival, Meetings or Mifa accreditation to see all the job listings and apply online before 8th June. The recruiters will be in Annecy waiting for you from 15<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June 2016!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Accréditez-vous !" href="" target="_blank"> Get accreditation</a></p> Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Meet the Festival Programmers is Back! Meet the Festival Programmers is an event that was created in 2015 in order to bring together film institute representatives and festival programmers who are attending the Mifa.<br /><p>For the second time around, <strong>Meet the Festival Programmers</strong> is going even bigger with more participants joining. There will be 22 representatives from festivals and 17 from film commissions and institutes. This gathering is a great networking opportunity to meet up for mini-meetings.</p> <p><a title="More info about the Event" href="" target="_blank">Find out which festivals and film commissions or institutes</a> are participating at this year’s Meet the Festival Programmers which will take place within the Annecy International Animation Film Market. </p> <p>You can only participate if you’ve been invited by the Mifa beforehand, so if you’re interested, contact <a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="">Géraldine Baché</a>.</p> Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 The Animation du Monde Projects Are Online! Take a look at the 9 projects that were selected for the second edition of the <em>Animation du Monde</em> Mifa Pitch sessions.<br /><p>Created last year, the Animation du Monde category within the Mifa Pitch sessions is back with a bang this year, with <strong>104 projects submitted from all over the world</strong> (compared to 39 last year).</p> <p>In the end, eight of them were selected to be presented during the Pitch sessions organized at the Film Market, taking place from 15<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June 2016.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the list of 2016 selected projects" href="" target="_blank"> Check out the selected projects</a></p> <p>The Mifa designed this new category in 2015 to promote talented animators from emerging markets or places where the animation industry hasn’t yet taken off.</p> <p>The 2016 Call for Projects received plenty of submissions thanks to the showcase’s branding as well as all the international networking that’s taken place the last few years during the MIfa. The proof lies in the first-time participation of countries including Algeria, Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana and China.</p> <p>The projects selected for this year’s Animation du Monde will be presented during the Mifa Pitch sessions on Thursday 16<sup>th</sup> June from 11:00 am-1:30 pm at the Impérial Palace, Ravel A&B.</p> <p>If you’d like to take part, you’ll need an accreditation!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank"> Get accreditation</a></p> Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Mifa: Special Rates for French Producers Producers of French short films can participate in the Annecy International Animation Film Market for only €248.<br /><p>Taking place from 15<sup>th</sup>-17<sup>th</sup> June alongside the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the Mifa is an opportunity for figures in the animation industry to meet up with other professionals in the sector.</p> <p>In partnership with the Afca (French Association for Animation Cinema), the Mifa is offering producers of French shorts the chance to <strong>get an accreditation at a reduced rate of €248</strong>.</p> <p>In order to qualify for this rate, production companies must comply with several conditions that are further explained in the press release (link below). If you already have accreditation but meet the requirements, you may request a refund.</p> <p><a title="Register online" href="" target="_blank">Register online</a> before 5<sup>th</sup> Mai 2016 to take advantage of this deal (in French only). </p> <p><a href="">Read the press release</a> (in French only)</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Check out the Annecy 2016 Official Selection! Feature and short films in and out of competition: the entire Annecy 2016 Official Selection is online!<br /><p>Once again, the Annecy Festival received a record-breaking number of submissions, almost 2,700 films were sent in from 85 different countries and 236 made the cut.</p> <p>The list of feature films in the Official Selection has now been released!</p> <p><strong>In competition:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>25 April</em> Leanne Pooley and Matthew Metcalfe (New Zealand) </li> <li><em>Snowtime! (Aka: Cleo)</em> Jean-François Pouliot and François Brisson (Canada) </li> <li><em>La Jeune Fille sans mains</em> Sébastien Laudenbach (France) </li> <li><em>My Life As a Courgette</em> Claude Barras (France, Switzerland) </li> <li><em>Nuts!</em> Penny Lane (USA) </li> <li><em>Psiconautas, the Forgotten Children</em> Pedro Rivero and Alberto Vázquez (Spain, France) </li> <li><em>Seoul Station</em> Sang-ho Yeon (South Korea) </li> <li><em>Sheep end Wolves</em> Maxim Volkov (Russia) </li> <li><em>Windows Horses</em> Ann Marie Fleming (Canada)</li> </ul> <p><a title="More info about the feature films in competition" href="" target="_blank">More info</a><strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Out of competition:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Bad Cat</em> Mehmet Kurtulus and Ayse Ünal (Turkey) </li> <li><em>Bilal </em>Ayman Jamal and Khurram H. Alavi (United Arab Emirates) </li> <li><em>Capture the Flag</em> Enrique Gato Borregán (Espagne) </li> <li><em>Gamba </em>Tomohiro Kawamura, Yoshihiro Komori and Yoichi Ogawa (Japan) </li> <li><em>Kai </em>Sung-gang Lee (South Korea) </li> <li><em>Manang Biring</em> Carl Joseph Papa (Philippines) </li> <li><em>Monkey King: Hero Is Back</em> Tian Xiaopeng (China) </li> <li><em>Pat & Mat, the Film</em> Marek Beneš (Czech Republic) </li> <li><em>Regular Show: The Movie</em> JG Quintel (USA) </li> <li><em>The Anthem of the Heart</em> Tatsuyuki Nagai (Japan) </li> <li><em>Un rêve solaire</em> Patrick Bokanowski (France)</li> </ul> <p><a title="More info about the feature films out of competition" href="" target="_blank">More info</a></p> <p>The selection of <a title="Check out the short films in competition" href="" target="_blank">short films</a>, <a title="Check out the TV series and specials in competition" href="" target="_blank">TV series and specials</a>, <a title="Check out the commissioned films in competition" href="" target="_blank">commissioned</a> and <a title="Check out the graduation films in competition" href="" target="_blank">graduation films</a> in competition as well as the short films out of competition was already revealed in March. <a title="Take a look at the official selection" href="" target="_blank">Take a look</a>!</p> <p>You can also take a peek at a few other happenings in store for the <a title="Check out the Annecy 2016 programme" href="" target="_blank">Festival, Mifa and Meetings</a>.</p> <p>And to get the lowdown on everything Annecy 2016, <a title="Download the 2016 Press Kit" href="">download the press kit</a>.</p> <p>If you haven’t already done so, <a title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank">get your accreditation</a> so you can participate in the Festival, Mifa and Meetings!</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Inner Workings & Moana Never-before-seen footage from "Moana" with directors John Musker and Ron Clements<br /><p>Walt Disney Animation Studios brings the world premiere of their new short <em><strong>Inner Workings</strong></em> to the Annecy Festival, as well as never-before-seen footage from their upcoming feature <em><strong>Moana</strong></em>, presented by legendary directors John Musker and Ron Clements, 17<sup>th</sup> June at 10:30 am (Bonlieu, Grande salle).</p> <p><img title="Moana - ©Walt Disney Animation Studios" src="" alt="Vaiana, la légende du bout du monde / Moana" width="680" height="439" /></p> <p>Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival with the renowned filmmaking team of <strong>Ron Clements</strong> and <strong>John Musker</strong> (<em>The Little Mermaid</em>, <em>Aladdin</em>, <em>The Princess and the Frog</em>) to present a never-before-seen exclusive preview of the upcoming comedy adventure film, <em><strong>Moana</strong></em>, which features an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.</p> <p><strong>Clements </strong>and <strong>Musker </strong>will unveil new artwork and work-in-progress sequences from the film, and showcase the extensive research their team conducted to bring authenticity to their most ambitious production to date.</p> <p>"<em>Annecy is the world’s premier festival for animation lovers</em>", says Musker, "<em>and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share Moana with this crowd</em>.”</p> <p><strong>US Release Date: November 23<sup>rd</sup>, 2016</strong></p> <p><img src="" alt="Ron Clements et John Musker" width="680" height="348" /></p> <p><em>Moana </em>directors <strong>Ron Clements</strong> and <strong>John Musker</strong> made their writing-directing debut on the 1986 feature <em>The Great Mouse Detective</em>. They went on to write and direct beloved Disney classics, including the undersea adventure <em>The Little Mermaid</em> in 1989, the hilarious hit <em>Aladdin </em>in 1992, 1997’s epic comedy <em>Hercules</em>, <em>Treasure Planet</em> in 2002, and most recently, 2009’s <em>The Princess and the Frog</em>.</p> <p><strong><em>Inner Workings</em> World premiere</strong><br />Walt Disney Animation Studios will also showcase the world premiere of the all-new short film <em><strong>Inner Workings</strong></em>, presented by director <strong>Leo Matsuda</strong> (story artist, <em>Big Hero 6</em> and <em>Wreck-It Ralph</em>) and producer <strong>Sean Lurie</strong>.</p> <p><em><strong>Inner Workings</strong></em> is the story of the internal struggle between a man’s pragmatic, logical side and his free-spirited, adventurous half. Created by a small team at Walt Disney Animation Studios in a unique, fast-paced style that blends CG and traditional hand-drawn animation, the short explores the importance of finding balance in daily life.</p> <p>The film will be presented in theatres as an opening to <em><strong>MOANA</strong></em>.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Loïc Le Guen-Geffroy Dies It is with great sadness that CITIA and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival just learned that the founder of the EMCA, Loïc Le Guen-Geffroy, has passed away.<br /><p>After retiring last July, <strong>Loïc Le Guen-Geffroy</strong> has died of leukaemia. He founded the EMCA, (<a title="Visit EMCA website" href="" target="_blank">École des métiers du cinéma d’animation</a>), in 1999 and built it up to become one of the most reputable schools for animation in France today.</p> <p>In the beginning, he started the school in premises that were still under construction in Angoulême with a first class of 16 students. When he left, there were 140 students and each year around forty of them graduate.</p> <p>It is without a doubt that during his 16 years at EMCA, Loïc Le Guen-Geffroy helped to train animators of today and the future.</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200