2010: 50th anniversary

Annecy 2010 Poster

Musical identity

From the opening ceremony onwards, you'll be able to enjoy the vibrant piece of music created by Étienne Perruchon especially for the Festival.
Photo: © William Pestrimaux

A special 50th anniversary programme

Prizewinning shorts

5 programmes to enjoy (or enjoy again) films that have won the Special Jury Award or Cristal since 1960

The sixties

  • Monday 7th June, 10.15 pm, Musée-Château courtyard
  • Wednesday 9th June, 9.00 pm, Bonlieu Petite salle
  • Thursday 10th June, 9.00 pm, MJC Novel

The seventies

  • Tuesday 8th June, 10.15 pm, Musée-Château courtyard
  • Thursday 10th June, 9.00 pm, Bonlieu Petite salle

The eighties

  • Wednesday 9th June, 10.15 pm, Musée-Château courtyard
  • Friday 11th June, 9.00 pm, Bonlieu Petite salle
  • Saturday 12th June, 6.00 pm, La Turbine

The nineties

  • Tuesday 8th June, 9.00 pm, Bonlieu Petite salle
  • Thursday 10th June, 10.15 pm, Musée-Château courtyard
  • Saturday 12th June, 4.00 pm, MJC Novel

Les 2000s

  • Monday 7th June, 9.00 pm, Bonlieu Petite salle
  • Friday 11th June, 10.15 pm, Musée-Château courtyard
  • Saturday 12th June, 6.00 pm, MJC Novel

 

Nobody's Perfect, the ones that got away

Because anyone can make a mistake, here's a look at the films that were not screened at Annecy. Three programmes to make up for it!

Nobody's Perfect 1: Aesthetic pleasures

  • Monday 7th June, 2.00 pm, Bonlieu Petite salle
  • Thursday 10th June, 9.00 pm, Décavision 2

Nobody's Perfect 2: all jokes aside

  • Monday 7th June, 4.00 pm, Décavision 2
  • Wednesday 9th June, 4.00 pm, Bonlieu Petite salle

Nobody's Perfect 3: life and likes

  • Tuesday 8th June, 9.00 pm, Décavision 2
  • Saturday 12th June, 2.00 pm, Bonlieu Petite salle

 

Rétrospective: short Annecy prizewinning projects

  • Wednesday 9th June, 10.30 am, salle Pierre Lamy

 

25 years of Annecy "Openers"

  • Thursday 10th June, 10.30 am, salle Pierre Lamy

 

Don't Blink! Animation in 50 very short films

"Summing up the history of animation in 50 films, is already an exploit! Getting all these 50 in one programme, is completely crazy! A mad attempt at celebrating 50 years of the Festival in less than 70 minutes! Spark debates, get people talking, surprise and astound, all in 50 (very) short films? OK, off we go! Don't blink or you'll miss it!"
Marcel Jean

A retrospective of films from 21 different countries, orchestrated by Marcel Jean.

  • Tuesday 8th June, 9.00 pm, La Turbine
  • Wednesday 9th June, 9.00 pm, Décavision 2
  • Friday 11th June, 6.00 pm, Bonlieu Petite salle

The anniversary book

Créateurs et Créatures, le livre

Make the most of the exclusive opportunity to revel in a half-century of animation and creation thanks to the drawings and words of animation's creators.

Creators & Creatures - 50 years of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival,,

CITIA,

Éditions Glénat,

collection Beaux livres

Release date: 8th June 2010

Price VAT incl. France: 39 €

From cartoon to animation: a half century of creation

The biggest European festival after Cannes, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. For this special occasion, the organisers of the Festival, CITIA, are publishing a souvenir book presenting a visual panorama of the art of animation.

Creators & Creatures is the result of the collaboration with fifty personalities from the world of animation taking us behind the scenes of creation.

From the stars to the up and coming talents, some of the greatest French and international animators have come together for the project: Michel Ocelot (Kirikou), Nick Park (Chicken Run), Matt Groening (The Simpsons), Bill Plympton (Mutant Aliens), Raoul Servais (Nocturnal Butterflies), Jacques-Rémy Girerd (Raining Cats and Frogs)…

This graphic and visual book takes us into the fantastic world of these animated creators and creatures and gives us the opportunity to blow out the Festival's fifty candles over a visual experience of 256 pages spanning fifty years of animation.

A unique exhibition

Visit the Creatures & Creators exhibition which will be housed at the Musée-Château. Discover, amongst others, the creators of Shrek, Wallace & Gromit and Kirikou.

A collector's DVD boxset

Relive all the prizewinning shorts of the last 50 years!
You will find the collector's DVD box set on sale at Fnac stores from 20th July.
You can also order it from the publisher.

The YouTube competition

Win a week at the 2010 Annecy Festival by creating an animated film, of no more than 5 minutes, inspired by the three keywords: anniversary, 50 and Festival.
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