• 40 Years of GOBELINS, l’école de l’image

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    For the 40th anniversary of the GOBELINS School, a collection of shorts and opening films will be presented at the Festival to pay tribute to several generations of teachers and students.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – 21st Century French Animation

    Gerben Shermer was entrusted with the mission of putting together a programme dedicated to French animation post 2000.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – The Longing of Michaël Dudok de Wit

    A portrait of the talented Dutch filmmaker and animator Michaël Dudok de Wit, best known for his short "Father and Daughter" which won the 2002 Oscar for Best Animated Film, is on the programme this year.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Animation in France 1: Cartoons After Paul Grimault

    As part of Annecy’s tribute to France, this documentary on the nation’s animation scene puts the spotlight on its fast-paced and changing industry.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Animation in France 2: Studios and Schools

    As part of Annecy’s tribute to France, this documentary on the nation’s animation scene puts the spotlight on its fast-paced and changing industry.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Animation in France 3: Films with Endless Possibilities

    As part of Annecy’s tribute to France, this documentary on the nation’s animation scene puts the spotlight on its fast-paced and changing industry.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – The Classics' Classics

    Come and discover a retrospective of seven French animation shorts that have become classics since they made their marks on the animation world between 1908 and 1999.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – All for the Family

    As part of the cycle dedicated to French animation, Matilda Tavelli decided to compile a programme of shorts for children.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – 2016: A Prolific Year

    The Annecy Festival receives an ever-increasing number of short films each year, which makes the selection process a difficult task that also means leaving out a great quantity.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – The Invisible Child

    Ironically, given its title, André Lindon’s 1983 feature The Invisible Child hasn’t been widely seen.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – The Best from Schools

    Head of International Outreach at DreamWorks, Shelley Page has extensive knowledge of French graduation films, which is why she was cut out for the job of creating this programme.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Le Rêveur éveillé

    Jean-Paul Mathelier’s documentary Le Rêveur éveillé, about writer and filmmaker Jean-François Laguionie will be screened as part of the tribute to French animation.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Rhythm, Chaos and the Universe

    Wiktoria Pelzer, Film Programmer at Crossing Europe Film Festival, has composed a selection of sounds and images to pay homage to her favourite art, animation.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Small Screen Giants

    French animation became known beyond its borders during the 1960s, through TV series for kids.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Animated Scores

    Composer Andrea Martignoni has prepared this programme that highlights the importance music plays in French animated shorts.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Specials

    The Annecy Festival’s tribute to French animation wouldn’t be complete without a programme dedicated to their unusual TV specials.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – An Unexpected Account of French Animation

    Marco de Blois, curator and programmer at the Cinémathèque québécoise, set himself the task of seeking out and putting together a programme of rare pearls to celebrate French animation.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – Eastern Wind

    Filmmakers from Eastern Europe have played a crucial role in the history of French animation, which is one of the longest and richest in the world.

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  • French Animation: The Mirror Effect – View from Hollywood

    American producer Ron Diamond was chosen to put together a programme for the Festival about how French animation as is seen from the hills of Hollywood.

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  • Canal J, les Espoirs de l'animation

    Three youth channels have given young animators the chance to prove themselves through an educational exercise for the 15th year in a row.

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  • Animation in Advertising: A True Art Form – Aardman Animations & Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

    For the 75th anniversary of animated commercials, the Annecy Festival is taking a close look at some studios who excel in this field: Aardman, founded by two Englishmen, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, based in Cali. The thing they have in common is that they’ve both been specialising in stop-motion animation since their beginnings.

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  • Animation in Advertising: A True Art Form – Eddy & Psyop

    To celebrate the 75th anniversary of animated commercials, the Annecy Festival is giving prominence to ad savvy studios like Psyop and Eddy. Ever since their creation, they’ve been producing a variety of impressive styles and techniques, always executed in sophistication.

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  • Animation in Advertising: A True Art Form – Global Mechanic & Acme Filmworks

    The Annecy Festival is highlighting animation in advertising for its 75th anniversary. Two studios that stand out in this domain will be given pride of place in this programme: Global Mechanic and Acme Filmworks.

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  • Animation in Advertising: A True Art Form – The Art of the Spot

    To celebrate the 75th anniversary of animation in advertisements, the Museum of Animated Commercials is presenting some of the most outstanding ads to be seen around the world.

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  • Animation in Advertising: A True Art Form – Virgilio Villoresi: What if Méliès Had Worked in Advertising?

    Virgil Villoresi has been described as the worthy successor to George Méliès. He may be a bit of a magician, but so far he’s distinguished himself in the world of advertising.

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  • La Grenadière

    Using a new animation concept, Japanese filmmaker Kôji Fukada adapted La Grenadière, the short story of the same name written by Honoré de Balzac.

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  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep pays tribute to filmmakers who have passed away over the past year: Colin Low, Jane Aaron, Pascual Perez, Robert Balser and Giuseppe Maurizio Laganà.

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  • Korean Animation in the 21st Century 1

    As part of the Year France-Korea, a special programme is dedicated to the evolution of Korean animation production.

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  • Korean Animation in the 21st Century 2

    As part of the Year France-Korea, a special programme is dedicated to the evolution of Korean animation production.

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  • Virtual Reality & Animation: 'Pearl' and 'Allumette'

    Come and live an experience in 360°! An Annecy Festival exclusive, three days dedicated to virtual reality have been organised. Pearl and Allumette are on the programme of the day!

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  • Virtual Reality & Animation: 'Rain or Shine' and 'Minotaur'

    Come and live an experience in 360°! An Annecy Festival exclusive, three days dedicated to virtual reality have been organised. "Rain or Shine" and "Minotaur" are on the programme of the day!

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  • Virtual Reality & Animation: 'Tilt Brush Demo'

    Come and live an experience in 360°! An Annecy Festival exclusive, three days dedicated to virtual reality have been organised. Tilt Brush Demo is on the programme of the day!

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  • Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Animation Programme/Festival

    Yet another chance to catch up with this incredible adults-only extravaganza of toons concocted by Spike!

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