Annecy https://www.annecy.org/ Logo Annecy https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_annecy.png https://www.annecy.org/ en Copyright 2019, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Fri, 24 May 2019 15:09:49 +0200 Fri, 24 May 2019 15:09:49 +0200 AGrAF Speed Dating at the Mifa https://www.annecy.org/news:a2514 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2514 Find AGrAF at the Mifa at their annual meeting between graphic artists and writers.<br /><p>Since its creation in 2003, the <a href="http://www.agrafanim.com/" target="_blank">AGrAF</a> – the French animation writers’ collective – develops artistic collaborations between the written world and animated images. To encourage the creation of original works the association is providing discussion sessions between animation writers in a <em>speed dating</em> format, with its annual meeting at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival!</p> <p>Whether you want to collaborate with a writer on a project, a graphic artist to put your ideas into pictures, or you want to develop a whole universe around your creations within a group, the AGrAF is inviting graphic artists, scriptwriters and directors to get together at the Mifa on 13<sup>th</sup> June 2019 from 4:30 pm onwards.</p> <p>On your marks, get set, Go! It’s speed dating time! Access for all badgeholders by invitation.</p> Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Gap Financing: Meet the Producers https://www.annecy.org/news:a2513 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2513 Appointments are open for meeting producers of animation films in their final phase of funding, selected by the Mifa.<br /><p>For the very first time in 2019, a selection of feature films in development, with at least 85% of their budget already secured, will be presented at the Mifa during a <a title="More info about the session" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/meet-the:en" target="_blank">Gap Financing: Meet the Producers session</a>, on <strong>Tuesday 11<sup>th</sup> June from 9:00 am</strong>- onwards. A unique opportunity for project leaders of these works in their final phase of financing to benefit from increased visibility to potential investors who are present at the International Animation Film Market.</p> <p>Are you a financer, distributer or sales agent? Discover the <a title="Check out the films selected" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001501356" target="_blank">eight animation films selected</a> now by the Mifa among the 17 projects received in total. If you would like to join the creative adventure of one of these films, don’t delay, take an appointment with the producers of your chosen project.</p> <p>For more information and appointment reservations contact <a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="mailto:geraldinebache@citia.org">Géraldine Baché</a></p> Mon, 20 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Goes to Cannes 2019! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2512 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2512 The Annecy Festival and the Marché du Film de Cannes create a new programme: Animation Day!<br /><p>This year the Annecy Festival and the Marché du Film de Cannes collaborated to create the Animation Day programme, uniting Annecy Goes to Cannes, a gathering hosted by animation film industry professionals and accompanied by a cocktail lunch.</p> <p>Within the context of Annecy Goes to Cannes, the Festival and its Market will present a selection of 5 animation feature films in production that were spotted at Annecy. For this occasion the selected directors will invite distributors, investors and sales agents present to join their projects.</p> <p>Animation Day will take place on Sunday 19<sup>th</sup> May 2019 from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, with:</p> <p><strong>9:30 - 11:15 am: </strong><br /> Annecy Goes to Cannes will reveal the first unseen images of:</p> <ul> <li><em><strong>DRAGONKEEPER </strong></em>– Spain/China – in production<br /> In the presence of Ignacio Ferreras (director), Jian-Ping Li (co-director), Manuel Cristobal (producer, Dragoia Media) and Weiwei Song (co-producer, China Film Animation)</li> <li><em><strong>ARCHIPEL </strong></em>– Canada – in production<br /> In the presence of Félix Dufour-Laperrière (director) and by Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière (producer, Embuscade films)</li> <li><em><strong>SAMSAM </strong></em>– France/Belgium – in production<br /> In the presence of Didier and Damien Brunner (producers, Folivari)</li> <li><em><strong>BOB SPIT – WE DO NOT LIKE PEOPLE</strong></em> – Brazil – in production<br /> In the presence of Cesar Cabral (director) and Ivan Melo (producer, Coala Filmes)</li> <li><em><strong>YAKARI </strong></em>– France/Germany/Belgium – in production<br /> In the presence of Xavier Giacometti (director) and Maïa Tubiana (producer, Dargaud Media)</li> </ul> <p><strong>11:30 am - 1:00 pm:</strong><br /> A meeting hosted by animation film industry professionals revealing tactics to adopt for successfully releasing animation films aimed at an adult audience.<br /> This discussion will be accompanied by a cocktail lunch.</p> <p>The speakers present:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Yves Bouveret</strong>, CEO, ECRANS VO </li> <li><strong>Jan-Willem Van Eemeren</strong>, Manager, CINEMA CARTOON’S </li> <li><strong>Carole Baraton</strong>, co-founder, CHARADES </li> <li><strong>Edward Noeltner</strong>, chairman, CINEMA MANAGEMENT GROUP </li> <li><strong>Dave Jesteadt</strong>, chairman, GKIDS </li> <li><strong>Manuel Cristobal</strong>, producer, SYGNATIA</li> </ul> <p>See you at Cannes to discuss, discover and brainstorm together about the future of the animation film industry.</p> <p>Entry to the Annecy Goes to Cannes session is by presentation of the Marché du Film badge (first come first seated).</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/download.php?id=60873">Download the flyer</a></strong></p> Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 An inside look at 'Frozen 2' and new Disney short films https://www.annecy.org/news:a2511 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2511 Head of Animation Becky Bresee and Head of Effects Animation Marlon West Present "Frozen 2" Directors Brian Menz, Natalie Nourigat and Jerry Huynh Present New Shorts in World Premiere Screenings<br /><p>In what has become an annual tradition at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) returns with a Bonlieu Theater presentation showcasing the Studios’ latest projects, presented by the filmmakers themselves.<br />On Friday, June 14, Head of Animation <strong>Becky Bresee</strong> and Head of Effects Animation <strong>Marlon West</strong> take to the stage to give an inside look at the making of <a title="More info about the screening" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001501394" target="_blank"><em>Frozen 2</em></a>, and the directors of three new shorts — <em>Just A Thought</em>, directed by <strong>Brian Menz</strong>, <em>Exchange Student</em>, directed by <strong>Natalie Nourigat</strong> and <em>Jing Hua</em>, directed by <strong>Jerry Huynh</strong> — present their shorts in world premiere screenings at Annecy.</p> <p>The shorts are part of <strong>Short Circuit</strong>, the Studios’ experimental program that began in 2016 where anyone at Walt Disney Animation Studios can pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create an original short film with the support of the Studio and their fellow artists. The goal of this innovative program is to take risks in both visual style and story, surface new voices at the Studio and experiment with new technical innovation. The program has so far given 20 Disney Animation artists the opportunity to create their own short, most averaging 2:00 minutes in length. Last year’s award-winning Disney Animation VR short, Cycles, directed by Jeff Gipson, was created within the Short Circuit program as well.</p> <p>The short films within Short Circuit will be available Spring of 2020 in the US on Disney+, Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the press release" href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/communiques_presse/2019_CP_Disney_en.php" target="_blank"> Check out the press release </a></p> Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Last Chance to Get Your Accreditations! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2509 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2509 Look out! Only a few days left – until 29<sup>th</sup> May – to get your accreditations and attend the next edition of the Annecy Festival, the Mifa and the Meetings!<br /><p><strong>Get your accreditations!</strong><br /> Do you want to participate in the 2019 edition of the Annecy Festival? Get your accreditations now before the online deadline <strong>Wednesday 29<sup>th</sup> May</strong>!</p> <p><a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accreditation" target="_blank">Choose the accreditation</a> that suits your particular needs:</p> <ul> <li>10<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> June for the Annecy International Animation Film <a title="Get your Festival accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/take-part" target="_blank">Festival</a> </li> <li>11<sup>th</sup> at 14<sup>th</sup> June for the Annecy International Animation Film <a title="Get your Mifa accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/take-part" target="_blank">Market</a> </li> <li>10<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup> June for the <a title="Get your Meetings accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/meetings/take-part" target="_blank">Meetings</a></li> </ul> <p><a title="Check out the programme 2019" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank">Check out the programme</a> to see what’s happening in this edition.</p> <p><strong>Book your accommodation! </strong><br /> Also, remember to <a title="Reserve your accommodation" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accommodation" target="_blank">reserve your accommodation</a>! <br /> Rooms are still available in and around Annecy, and to facilitate moving around a shuttle service will be running, morning and evening, to stop near the following listed accommodation!</p> <ul> <li><strong>Right side of the lake</strong> (Talloires – Menthon – Veyrier – Annecy-le-Vieux): <br /> Le Cottage, L’Abbaye, Camping du Lac, Le Lanfonnet, La Chapelle Saint-Claude, Le Camping L’Horizon, La Florimontane, Le Palace de Menthon, La Résidence Saint-Bernard, Le Pavillon des Fleurs, Beauséjour, Le Clos Don Jean, La Villa du Lac, Yoann Conte, Hôtel Acacias, Hôtel Ancore, Impérial Palace</li> <li><strong>Left side of the lake</strong> (Doussard – Duingt – Saint-Jorioz – Sevrier): <br /> Le Lac Bleu, La Nublière, L’Auberge 4 Saisons, L’Arcalod, La Ferme de la Seraz, Le Verger Fleuri, Camping L’Idéal, Camping La Ferme, Camping Les Fontaines, Camping Le Taillefer, Camping La Ravoire, Auberge du Roselet, La Baie des Voiles, Le Clos Marcel, Les Champs Fleuris, Le Familial, Ternelia, Camping international du Lac, Camping Europa, Camping Univers, Les Tilleuls, Le Villard Chabot, Le Solitaire du Lac, Auberge le Semnoz, Le Cretoux, Les Châtaigniers, Les Terrasses du Lac, Lac Bleu, Hôtel Résidel, Cœur du Lac, Les Balcons du Lac, Carrefour de l’Amitié, Apparthôtel Côte Ouest, Le Verger, The Original Beauregard, Auberge de Letraz, Hôtel des Marquisats, Impérial Palace</li> </ul> <p>Shuttle timetables available soon <a title="More info" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/getting-around-annecy" target="_blank">on the website</a>.</p> Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The Composer Étienne Perruchon has Died https://www.annecy.org/news:a2508 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2508 The Annecy Festival team have just learned with great sadness of the death of local composer Étienne Perruchon, on 14<sup>th</sup> May 2019.<br /><p>Famous local composer, <strong>Étienne Perruchon</strong>, died on Tuesday 14<sup>th</sup> May, at the age of 61, following a long illness.</p> <p>Étienne Perruchon was notably known for his collaborations with the director Patrice Leconte, for whom he composed several soundtracks for his films, such as <em>Les Bronzés 3</em>, and especially <em>The Suicide Shop</em>, which opened the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2012.</p> <p>In 2010 the Festival forged an even stronger link with the composer, as he composed an original score exclusively for the Festival’s 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary, which was broadcast during the opening ceremony.</p> <p>Unquestionably the work that will remain his best known is <em>Dogora</em>, a piece for the choir and orchestra commissioned by the Chambery School of Music, to celebrate the turn of the century, 2000.</p> <p>The Annecy Festival team sends heartfelt thoughts to his family and loved ones.</p> Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Companies Recruiting at the Mifa https://www.annecy.org/news:a2506 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2506 Do you want to join the best French and international animation studios? Mifa is where it’s at!<br /><p>Calling all today and tomorrow’s talents, the Annecy International Film Animation Market is the unmissable meeting place to explore opportunities offered by the industry! All regrouped under the same roof, a convergence of animation professionals from around the world, it is the ideal place to meet recruiters from the most reputable studios.</p> <p>A genuine professional springboard, the <a href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-recruitment" target="_blank">Mifa</a> gives access to an ever-growing panel of recruiters every year. To name a few, Blue Sky Studios, Framestore, Ilion, Laika, JAM Media, Brown Bag Films, Jellyfish, Studio 352, TAT Productions, Netflix and Watch Next Media, will all be at the Mifa <strong>11<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019</strong>, ready to welcome the most motivated candidates.</p> <p>How do you participate in the recruitment sessions?</p> <ol> <li>Begin by <strong>getting your accreditation online before 29<sup>th</sup> May</strong> (candidatures have access with a <a href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/take-part" target="_blank">Mifa</a> accreditation, but also a <a href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/take-part" target="_blank">Festival</a> or <a href="https://www.annecy.org/meetings/take-part" target="_blank">Meetings</a> accreditation). </li> <li>Log in to the <a href="https://www.annecy.org/network/" target="_blank">Annecy Network</a> to consult the job offers available online <strong>from May</strong>. </li> <li>Apply to the ads that interest you <strong>before 5<sup>th</sup> June</strong> to have a chance of getting a meeting during the Mifa. </li> <li>If your applications are successful, <strong>see you between 11<sup>th</sup> and 14<sup>th</sup> June</strong> for your interviews! </li> </ol> <p>Apply to those ads!</p> <p>Studios and recruiters, do you want to meet tomorrow’s talents? Contact <a title="Contact Elsa Tournier" href="mailto:elsatournier@citia.org">Elsa Tournier</a>.</p> Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy 2019, a Festival for Everyone! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2507 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2507 The Annecy Festival continues to reach out to the general public with a rich programme full of highlights and open to everyone.<br /><p>Young and old, professionals and amateurs, newcomers and fans, not just for badgeholders and bigwigs, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its organiser CITIA, ensure that animation is accessible to everyone. This 2019 edition is no exception, the programme is overflowing with events for all the Annecy locals!</p> <p><strong>VR Dome </strong><br /> An entirely new place dedicated to virtual reality and free access throughout the festival week will be set-up at the haras! An exclusive space to discover animation like you have never experienced it before and escape from the real world for a fleeting moment.</p> <p><strong>Annecy s’anime</strong><br /> A selection of eagerly awaited screening events for festival-goers will be on the Pathé Annecy cinema’s billing from Wednesday 12<sup>th</sup> to Saturday 15<sup>th</sup> June, at a €5 flat rate per screening! A programme dreamed up exclusively for the general public, come discover premieres such as <em>Toy Story 4</em>, <em>Playmobil: The Movie</em> and many more.</p> <p><strong>Exhibitions</strong><br /> Animation won’t just be screened during the Festival but will also be exhibited all over the city! Get down to the haras to discover behind the scenes of the <em>How to Train Your Dragon</em> trilogy, at the Volière de l’Impérial you can catch a glimpse of the acrobatic animals of <em>Athleticus</em>, and at the Médiathèque de Bonlieu come learn everything there is to know about stop-motion.</p> <p><strong>Open-air Screenings</strong><br /> And not forgetting the traditional nocturnal rendezvous on the Pâquier, where delights such as <em>Ratatouille </em>and <em>Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse</em>, are waiting for you this year. Other glorious discoveries and true classics will also be showing at the parvis du Château d’Annecy, the haras, La Turbine, and the Parc des Vignières Pommaries.</p> <p>Check out the <a href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank">full programme online</a>!</p> <p>Check out the <a title="Download the press release" href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/download.php?id=60732">press release</a> (in french only)</p> Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Films Eligible for the André-Martin Award 2019 https://www.annecy.org/news:a2504 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2504 The list of short and feature films nominated for the André-Martin Award is revealed. Find out who they are and see you on 14<sup>th</sup> June to discover the winners.<br /><p>In 2015, <strong>Francis Gavelle</strong>, a film journalist and critic, <strong><a title="Visit CITIA website" href="https://www.citia.org/home" target="_blank">CITIA</a></strong> and the <strong><a title="Visit AFCA website" href="https://www.afca.asso.fr/" target="_blank">AFCA</a></strong> (French Association of Animation Film) jointly created the <strong>André-Martin</strong> Award to pay tribute to this film critic and animation film director. André-Martin was also one of the founding members of the Jica, (Journées internationales du cinéma d’animation).</p> <p>During the Annecy Festival’s Special Awards ceremony an animation short and feature film will be awarded following the <a title="Check out the jury members" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/juries">professional jury</a>’s vote.</p> <p>For this 2019 edition, the nominated films are:</p> <p><strong>Feature Films</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Asterix </em>– <em>The Secret of the Magic Potion</em> by Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier </li> <li><em>White Fang</em> by Alexandre Espigares </li> <li><em>Dilili in Paris</em> by Michel Ocelot </li> <li><em>Le Procès contre Mandela et les autres</em> by Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte and Oerd Van Cuijlenborg </li> <li><em>Mutafukaz</em> by Run and Shojiro Nishimi </li> <li><em>Pachamama</em> by Juan Antin </li> <li><em>Samouni Road</em> by Stefano Savona and Simone Massi</li> </ul> <p><strong>Short Films</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Bavure</em> by Donato Sansone </li> <li><em>Cœur fondant</em> by Benoît Chieux </li> <li><em>Flow</em> by Adriaan Lokman </li> <li><em>Je sors acheter des cigarettes</em> by Osman Cerfon </li> <li><em>The Common Space</em> by Raphaële Bezin </li> <li><em>L’Heure de l’ours</em> by Agnès Patron </li> <li><em>Le Mans 1955</em> by Quentin Baillieux </li> <li><em>Mémorable</em> by Bruno Collet </li> <li><em>My juke-box</em> by Florentine Grelier </li> <li><em>My Generation</em> by Ludovic Houplain </li> <li><em>Per Aspera Ad Astra</em> by Franck Dion </li> <li><em>Per tutta la vita</em> by Roberto Catani </li> <li><em>Riviera</em> by Jonas Schloesing </li> <li><em>Roughhouse</em> by Jonathan Hodgson </li> <li><em>Under the Canopy</em> by Bastien Dupriez </li> <li><em>Symbiosis</em> by Nadja Andrasev </li> <li><em>Têtard</em> by Jean-Claude Rozec </li> <li><em>The Juggler</em> by Skirmanta Jakaite </li> <li><em>Oncle Thomas</em> by Regina Pessoa </li> <li><em>Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves</em> by Chintis Lundgren</li> </ul> <p>Rendezvous on Friday 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019 at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival to find out who the winners are during the Special Awards ceremony.</p> Tue, 07 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Filmmaker Bruce Bickford Dies https://www.annecy.org/news:a2503 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2503 It is with great sadness that the Annecy Festival team learned of the death of Bruce Bickford on 28<sup>th</sup> April 2019.<br /><p>Animation filmmaker, writer and jury member at the Annecy Festival in 2000, <strong>Bruce Bickford</strong> died on 28<sup>th</sup> April 2019, aged 72.</p> <p>Born in 1947 in Seattle, USA, at the age of 17 he experiments with stop-motion clay animation with 8mm film. Following his military service, he will continue on a 16mm format and finally release his first animation film in 1970.</p> <p>From 1974 to 1980 he works on projects for the musician Frank Zappa such as <em>A Token of His Extreme</em> and <em>Baby Snakes</em>, in which he will integrate animation on celluloid.</p> <p>In 1987 he finishes the film <em>Prometheus’ Garden</em> and three years later, Frank Zappa releases <em>The Amazing Mr. Bickford</em>, with animated sequences produced between 1971 and 1974.</p> <p>More recently in 2015 he releases his last animation feature film in stop-motion clay: <em>CAS’L’</em>.</p> <p>Bruce Bickford also devoted much of his time to writing, notably numerous stories at various stages of completion and adaptable for cinema.</p> <p>His works will be diffused during the Annecy Festival 2019 as part of The Big Sleep, screenings that pay tribute to filmmakers who have passed away in the past year.</p> Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy 2019 – The VR Competition is unveiled! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2502 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2502 The Annecy Festival reveals its selection of Virtual Reality works!<br /><p>This year, within the context of the transversal <a title="More info" href="https://www.annecy.org/xr-annecy:en" target="_blank"><strong>XR@Annecy</strong></a>, the VR Works have entered into competition status, amongst over 90 projects from around thirty different countries. According to the <a title="Check out the selection committee" href="https://www.annecy.org/zoom-2019:en" target="_blank">selection committee</a>, there is a particularly strong focus on gaming and interactive projects where the spectator rarely sits back and relaxes!</p> <ul> <li><strong>47%</strong> of the projects submitted come from France or the USA; </li> <li>Among the projects submitted in the selection, <strong>more than 30%</strong> were directed or co-directed by women, and 2 of these are in competition; </li> <li>Among the selected works 4 were French directed or co-produced, testifying to VR’s dynamism in France!</li> </ul> <p>Discover the <a title="Discover the works in competition" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:vr" target="_blank"><strong>works in competition</strong></a> today!</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Meet the Festival Programmers & Meet the Composers https://www.annecy.org/news:a2501 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2501 Festival programmers, film institute representatives, directors and composers. Rendezvous on 11th June 2019 at the Mifa for two sessions of discussions between professionals.<br /><p><strong>Meet the Festival Programmers – 11:30 am</strong><br /> Launched in 2015, "Meet the Festival Programmers" will once again be a part of the Annecy International Animation Film Market this year.</p> <p>What’s the aim? To promote the distribution of productions from emerging countries alongside those countries that are already well established on the international animation scene. A unique opportunity for dozens of festival programmers and film institute representatives to meet in rapid-fire exchanges in the style of speed dating.</p> <p><strong>Meet the Composers – 4:30 pm</strong><br /> "Meet the Composers" would see the light of day last year, whilst music was one of the themes in the Festival’s spotlight. Once again in partnership with the Sacem, this event will be back again this year at the Mifa!</p> <p>It can be a complicated business for animation professionals to meet the composer who would know how to put their creations to music – and why not the other way around –, "Meet the Composers" is an invitation to share ideas and encourage artistic collaborations. The perfect opportunity to break down barriers and boundaries between music professionals and animation.</p> <p><a title="More info" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/meet-the:en" target="_blank">More info online</a> or write to Violaine Cormy (<a title="Contactez Violaine Cormy" href="mailto:violainecormy@citia.org" target="_blank">violainecormy@citia.org</a>)</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The 2019 Mifa Pitches are Online! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2499 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2499 Discover the best animation film projects emerging from the young international creative talents.<br /><p>Designed to bring young international filmmakers’ animation projects to the forefront, the Mifa Pitch sessions are a unique opportunity for these creators to obtain heightened visibility towards potential partners, and for the latter to identify the best projects to contribute to.</p> <p>Year on year the number of projects that the Annecy International Animation Film Market receives to participate in the Mifa Pitch sessions continues to grow. 2019 is no exception with a record number amounting to <strong>498 projects received</strong> from all over the world, and <strong>151 of these are for the Animation du Monde</strong>!</p> <p><strong>37 of them</strong> were selected by diverse expert committees (lien) and will be included in the Mifa Pitches programme <strong>11<sup>th</sup> to 13<sup>th</sup> June 2019</strong>:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001501360" target="_blank"><strong>6 Interactive & Transmedia Creations</strong></a> - Tuesday 11<sup>th</sup> June 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm </li> <li><a href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001501361" target="_blank"><strong>7 Feature Films</strong></a> - Wednesday 12<sup>th</sup> June 2019, 9:00 am to 10:30 am </li> <li><a href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001501357" target="_blank"><strong>6 Short Films</strong></a> - Wednesday 12<sup>th</sup> June 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm </li> <li><a href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001501358" target="_blank"><strong>8 TV Series & Specials</strong></a> - Thursday 13<sup>th</sup> June 2019, 9:00 am to 10:30 am </li> <li><a href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001501359" target="_blank"><strong>10 Animation du Monde projects</strong></a> - Thursday 13<sup>th</sup> June 2013, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm</li> </ul> <p>This year’s programme has two new features:</p> <ul> <li>The Pitch sessions are relocated and accessible<strong> by reservation only</strong> </li> <li>The Mifa Pitch prizes will be presented at a dedicated ceremony on 13<sup>th</sup> June </li> </ul> <p>Are you curious to know what you can expect to see at the Mifa Pitches? Browse through all the <a title="Check out the Mifa Pitches Prizes and Partners" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/prizes-and-partners" target="_blank">prizes and partners</a> online of this latest edition and find the diverse projects from previous years in the sections "<a title="Check out the section What's the Latest?" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/what-s-the-latest" target="_blank">What’s the Latest?</a>" and "<a title="Check out the section Spotlight on the Projects" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/spotlight" target="_blank">Spotlight on the Projects</a>"</p> <p>The <a title="Visit SACD website" href="https://www.sacd.fr/en" target="_blank">SACD</a> will once again be the official partner of the Mifa Pitchs in 2019.</p> <p>For the first time at the Mifa, a <strong>Gap Financing: Meet the Producers</strong> session will be held on Tuesday 11<sup>th</sup> June 2019 at 9:00 am. Among the 17 projects received a selection of feature films in the final phase of development, or already in production, will be presented in dedicated meetings. It is the opportunity for the teams of these animation films, with at least 85% of their budget already secured, to meet the latest partners who will join their creative adventure. For more information: <a href="mailto:gapfinancingmifa@citia.org">gapfinancingmifa@citia.org</a></p> <p>To attend the Pitch sessions during the Annecy International Animation Film Market, <strong>11<sup>th</sup> to 13<sup>th</sup> June 2019</strong>, as well as the Gap Financing: Meet the Producers <strong>11<sup>th</sup> June</strong>, remember to <a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/take-part" target="_blank">get your accreditation</a> online before 29<sup>th</sup> May 2019!</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Two Eagerly Awaited Films Join the Competition! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2498 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2498 As Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, mentioned during the press conference, the Official Selection has accepted two new Feature Films in competition.<br /><p><strong> <em>I Lost My Body</em>, by Jérémy Clapin</strong><br /> In Paris a young man’s cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to return to its body. As it scrambles through the perilous streets of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to, up until he met Gabrielle.</p> <br /> <p><strong><em>The Swallows of Kabul</em>, by Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec</strong><br /> Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.</p> <br /> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank"><span class="pict_acces"> </span>Check out the official selection</a></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 A New Dedicated Space for the Buyer’s Club https://www.annecy.org/news:a2497 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2497 The Annecy International Animation Film Market expands its reception facilities for buyers with this exclusive offer.<br /><p>In 2019, the Mifa continues to grow and evolve with the focus on how to best meet the participants’ needs, and facilitate meetings between badgeholders. New infrastructures, a larger surface area, exclusive meeting formats, and more.</p> <p>This year, Mifa introduces a new area specifically reserved to buyers: <strong>the Buyer’s Club</strong>. An exclusive tailor-made offer to enable you to better organize your professional meetings, and facilitate access to viewing material presented within the context of the Festival and the Market.</p> <p>Buyers will be able to benefit, amongst others, from the following:</p> <ul> <li>a dedicated lounge to organise on-site meetings; </li> <li>a private entrance; </li> <li>a viewing area with access to more than 400 works from this years’ productions available in the video library (the Festival’s Official Selection included); </li> <li>a reservation service for attending Market screenings; </li> <li>an on-site hostess to assist with any questions, taking appointments, reservations, etc. </li> </ul> <p>See you at the Market 11<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup> June to discover this tailor-made service.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200