15th June 2013

  Marcel Jean’s closing words 

While this year's Festival is coming to an end, leaving behind it a batch of unforgettable films and meetings. While each and all are getting ready to head back home richer for this great shared experience. Here we are already making preparations for next year, taking advantage of the energy imparted by you all.

Annecy 2013 was marked by the Polish spotlight and the special Cristal awarded to Jerzy Kucia, by an exceptional programme of WIP sessions and conferences, by the conceptual excesses of the Animation Off-Limits cycle, by the numerous sneak previews and a diverse competition of quality films. The online programme of commissioned films heralds a virtual presence that will be more and more emphasised, expanding the community of festival-goers across boundaries.

So, by devoting next year to personal screens and honouring the technique of stop motion, Annecy 2014 looks forward to welcoming you once again.