Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2017, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:12:57 +0200 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:12:57 +0200 Annecy, Like You Were Here! Relive the Festival highlights, the Annecy Festival and Mifa 2017 flashback video is now available!<br /><p>Come back and soak in the unique atmosphere found at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival with our official video! If you couldn’t make it or were sad to leave, you’ll definitely appreciate this video that revisits the six exciting days of Annecy 2017. You’ll see highlights from the Festival, Mifa, Meetings, exhibitions, screenings and even all the animated night life.</p> <p>Take a few minutes to come back to the shores of Lake Annecy! And while you’re at it, check out some other videos on our <a href="" target="_blank">YouTube</a> channel , it’s a true treasure trove!</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="720" height="405"></iframe></div> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Look Back at Annecy Look back at Annecy 2017 with pictures and figures<br /><p class="illustration">Click on the picture to download the PDF file<br /> <a title="Download the PDF file" href=""><img src="" alt="" width="500" height="684" /></a></p> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy 2017: Award Winners from the 41st Festival The closing ceremony has just revealed the winners for Annecy 2017. Who’s been crowned? Check out the list right now! <br /><br /><p>To wind up these six days of intense screenings, rich in discoveries and emotions, the annual closing ceremony has just revealed the much awaited winners of Annecy 2017. Alternating between prizes and surprises with exclusive screenings of such shorts as the world premiere of <strong>Genndy Tartakovsky</strong>’s <em>Puppy!</em> or <strong>Jean-Pierre Jeunet</strong> and <strong>Romain Segaud</strong>’s <em>Two Snails Set Off</em>, the evening rewarded a host of short films and features.<br /><br /><strong>Some 30 films ended up crowned</strong> with the much valued Festival awards. And who followed in the footsteps of the two Cristal winners, <em>My Life as a Courgette</em> and <em>The Head Vanishes</em>? Check out the list right now!<br /><br />The entire Annecy International Animation Film Festival team would like to warmly congratulate all this year’s winners!</p> <br /> <p><strong>OFFICIAL PRIZES</strong></p> <p><strong>TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>> Commissioned Films <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Jury Award</strong><br /><em> Moby "Are You Lost in the World Like Me?" </em><br /> Steve Cutts<br /> STEVE CUTTS<br /> USA, UNITED KINGDOM</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Commissioned Film </strong><br /><em> Material World</em><br /> Anna Ginsburg<br /> STRANGE BEAST<br /> United Kingdom</p> <p><strong>> TV Series and Specials</strong></p> <p><strong>Special Distinction for a TV Series</strong><br /><em> BoJack Horseman "Fish Out Of Water"</em><br /> Mike Hollingsworth<br /> TORNANTE PRODUCTIONS, LLC<br /> USA</p> <p><strong>Jury Award for a TV Series</strong><br /><em> The Man-Woman Case "Wanted"</em><br /> Anaïs Caura<br /> MY FANTASY / 2 P2L, FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS NOUVELLES ÉCRITURES<br /> France</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a TV Production</strong><br /><em> Revolting Rhymes Part One</em><br /> Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, Bin-han To<br /> MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES<br /> United Kingdom</p> <br /> <p><strong>GRADUATION FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>Jury Distinction</strong><br /><em> Pas à pas</em><br /> Charline Arnoux, Mylène Gapp, Léa Rubinstayn, Florian Heilig, Mélissa Roux<br /> ESMA (ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES MÉTIERS ARTISTIQUES)<br /> France</p> <p><strong>Jury Award</strong><br /><em> Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight</em><br /> Sawako Kabuki<br /> TAMA ART UNIVERSITY<br /> Japan</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Graduation Film</strong><br /> <em>Sog</em><br /> Jonatan Schwenk<br /> HFG – HOCHSCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG OFFENBACH AM MAIN<br /> Germany</p> <br /> <p><strong>OFF-LIMITS SHORT FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>"Off-Limits" Award</strong><br /><em> Dix puissance moins quarante-trois seconde</em><br /> FRANCIS<br /> MIYU PRODUCTIONS<br /> France</p> <br /> <p><strong>FEATURE FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>Audience Award</strong><br /> The talented <strong>Jean-Pierre Jeunet</strong> bestowed the Audience Award upon <strong>Dorota Kobiela</strong> and <strong>Hugh Welchman</strong> for <strong>Loving Vincent</strong>. The film has been a great success since its world premiere on Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> June. <br /> TRADEMARK FILMS, BREAKTHRU PRODUCTIONS<br /> Poland, United Kingdom</p> <p><strong>Jury Award</strong><br /><em> In This Corner of the World </em><br /> Sunao Katabuchi<br /> MAPPA (MARUYAMA ANIMATION PRODUCE PROJECT ASSOCIATION), GENCO, INC.<br /> Japan</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Feature Film</strong><br /><em> Lu Over the Wall </em><br /> Masaaki Yuasa<br /> SCIENCE SARU INC<br /> Japan</p> <br /> <p><strong>SHORT FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>Audience Award</strong><br /><em> Grandpa Walrus</em><br /> Lucrèce Andreae<br /> CAÏMANS PRODUCTIONS<br /> France</p> <p><strong>Jury Distinction</strong><br /><em> The Ogre</em><br /> Laurène Braibant<br /> PAPY3D PRODUCTIONS<br /> France</p> <p><strong>The "Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film</strong><br /><em> The Blissful Accidental Death</em><br /> Sergiu Negulici<br /> ABIS STUDIO<br /> Romania</p> <p><strong>Jury Award</strong><br /><em> Kötü Kiz > Wicked Girl</em><br /> Ayce Kartal<br /> LES VALSEURS<br /> France, Turkey</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Short Film</strong><br /><em> Min Börda > The Burden</em><br /> Niki Lindroth Von Bahr<br /> MALADE AB<br /> Sweden</p> <p>After the 2017 Festival hit the milestone with <strong>10,000 accreditations</strong> (11% more than in 2016), we’ll see you in Annecy <strong>from 11<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June 2018</strong> to pay tribute to Brazilian animation!</p> <br /> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the 2017 Awards" href="" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_cristal"> </span> 2017 Awards </a></p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:00:00 +0200 THANK YOU! A big thank you to all of you who contribute to the Festival’s success each year!<br /><p>This year’s Festival was another great success, and it’s all thanks to you!</p> <p>The team at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers for their relentless enthusiasm and positive energy, as well as the service providers for their loyal commitment and efficiency.</p> <p>We would also like to thank our partners whose precious support is vital to our event each year. To all the badgeholders, thank you for being a part of this amazing Festival and for spreading the word about it well beyond the French Alps!</p> <p>We hope to see you all next year, with all your passion, <strong>from 11-16<sup>th</sup> June 2018</strong>, for another round paying tribute to Brazilian animation this time!</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0200 Annecy’s Back for a Day! Even when there’s none left, there’s (still) some more! Take advantage of the free screenings to catch up on some of the highlights of the Festival.<br /><p>It aint’ over till it’s over! The Annecy Festival is playing extra time in the town’s theatres for another day, to the delight of anyone already feeling nostalgic or any latecomers.</p> <p>Take advantage of free screenings to discover the winning films that were so popular during Festival week. Come along to our partner theatres: <a href="" target="_blank">La Turbine</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">Rabelais</a> and the Grande Salle at to soak up the Festival atmosphere before it’s too late!</p> <p>Check out the <a href="" target="_blank">programme</a> for the day</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 19:00:00 +0200 Annecy Heads to Paris Bye-bye French Alps, hello City of Lights! The Annecy Festival is going to the Forum des Images for five screening events!<br /><p>Our friends in Paris will be pleased, the Annecy Festival’s leaving the mountains behind to make its yearly expedition to the capital at Le <a href="" target="_blank">Forum des Images</a>!</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Agence du court métrage</a> and "<a href="" target="_blank">Court-circuit</a>" (Arte’s short film programme) will present a selection of shorts from the Festival on <strong>28<sup>th</sup> and 29<sup>th</sup> June</strong>. It’s a chance for Parisians to enjoy the wide-range of artistic expression found in these productions that came in from all over the globe.</p> <p>We couldn’t think of a more fitting place to host these screenings than the Forum des Images, a prestigious cultural institution that many film buffs consider their happy place.</p> <p>For more information, check out their <a href="" target="_blank">website</a></p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The Annecy Festival Crashing in Lyon The Festival invites you to a catch-up screening at the Comœdia in Lyon on 22-23<sup>rd</sup> June.<br /><p>Heads up to our neighbours in Lyon, the Annecy Festival is coming to the <a href="" target="_blank">Comoedia</a> on 22-23<sup>rd</sup> June to treat you to a few screenings.</p> <p>You’ll be able to see an award-winning feature and a selection of shorts that were hand-picked just for you by the Annecy Festival.</p> <p>It’s shaping up to be a great programme, giving those who have come and gone the chance to feel the magic again by reliving this year’s highlights and for those who couldn’t make it the opportunity to discover the best of the 2017 programme!</p> <p>Check out the <a href="" target="_blank">Comœdia</a>’s website for more info.</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The Festival’s Back Again in Drawings! Take a look back over the Festival in drawings with our illustrators Cy and Boulet!<br /><p>Annecy 2017 was very lucky to have the two illustrators <strong>Cyrielle Evrard</strong> and <strong>Gilles Roussel</strong>, better known as <strong>Cy</strong> and <strong>Boulet</strong>, visiting for the week</p> <p>Perhaps you’ve been following their respective trials and tribulations at the Festival in their Annecy Live strips? Full of irony and fun, we’ve certainly seen Annecy 2017 from a different angle with the drawings of this talented pair (<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Cy</strong></a> and <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Boulet</strong></a>)!</p> <p><a title="Check out all their drawings on Annecy Live" href="|dessin">Check out all their drawings</a> and take a look back over the magic of Annecy!</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The Exhibitions Continue! Many of the exhibitions are still open, they’re a great opportunity to extend Annecy 2017 a bit more!<br /><p>The Annecy Festival isn’t completely over, you can still get your fill of animation culture by wandering through several exhibitions that were set up all over town.</p> <p>Although some of them bowed out at the same time as the rest of the festivities, many others are sticking around through the summer, or even until the end of the year. So go ahead and sneak behind the scenes of the hit animation series <em>Once Upon a Time… Life</em> to take a stroll through evolution with Maestro, or discover China’s animation industry, René Laloux’s work or the secrets that hide within Sacrebleu Productions.</p> <p>Check out our <a href="" target="_blank">programme</a> to learn more about the exhibitions that are still open to visitors and soak up some more animation knowledge!</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy distributes the first awards:special prizes The Special Prize Ceremony was held today at the Annecy Town Hall. Here is a list of the award-winning films, congratulations to all the winners!<br /><p>Festivals Connexion Award – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / In partnership with Lumières <br /> Numériques & Pilon Cinéma <br /> <em><strong>Nothing Happens</strong></em> <br /> Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot <br /> DANSK TEGNEFILM, MIYU PRODUCTIONS <br /> Denmark, France</p> <p>Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film <br /> <em><strong>What a Peaceful Day</strong></em> <br /> Eden (Kai-Hsun) Chan <br /> TAIPEI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS <br /> Taiwan</p> <p>Junior Jury Award for a Short Film <br /> <em><strong>Valley of White Birds</strong></em> <br /> Cloud Yang <br /> WOLF SMOKE ANIMATION STUDIO <br /> China</p> <p>Young Audience Award <br /> <em><strong>Hedgehog's Home </strong></em> <br /> Eva Cvijanović <br /> ONF, BONOBOSTUDIO <br /> Canada, Croatia</p> <p>FIPRESCI Award <br /> <em><strong>Negative Space</strong></em> <br /> Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata <br /> IKKI FILMS, MANUEL CAM <br /> France</p> <p>Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, sponsored by the SACEM <br /> <em><strong>Radio Dolores</strong></em> <br /> Katariina Lillqvist, Kusti Vuorinen <br /> FILM COOPERATIVE CAMERA CAGLIOSTRO <br /> Finland</p> <p>Gan Foundation Award for Distribution <br /><em><strong>Little Vampire</strong></em> <br /> Joann Sfar <br /> AUTOCHENILLE PRODUCTION <br /> France</p> <p>"CANAL+ Creative Aid" Award for a Short Film <br /><em><strong>The Ogre</strong></em> <br /> Laurène Braibant <br /> PAPY3D PRODUCTIONS <br /> France</p> <p>André-Martin Award for a 2016 French Feature Film <br /> <em><strong>La Jeune Fille sans mains</strong></em> <br /> Sébastien Laudenbach <br /> LES FILMS SAUVAGES, PELLEAS FILMS <br /> France</p> <p>André-Martin Award for a French Short Film <br /> <em><strong>Nothing Happens</strong></em> <br /> Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot <br /> DANSK TEGNEFILM, MIYU PRODUCTIONS <br /> Denmark, France</p> <p>André-Martin Special Distinction for a French Short Film <br /> <em><strong>Negative Space </strong></em><br /> Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata <br /> IKKI FILMS, MANUEL CAM <br /> France</p> <p>City of Annecy Award <br /> <strong><em>Maacher Jhol</em></strong><br /> Abhishek Verma <br /> JAMUURA <br /> India</p> <br /> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out 2017 Awards" href=""> <span class="icon20_cristal"> </span> Palmarès 2017 </a></p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 International Co-Production for Animated Short Films Come along to find out what our speakers have to say about the rise in short film co-productions.<br /><p>The Festival invites you to come along to a conference focused on the increase in short film co-productions on <strong>Thursday 15<sup>th</sup> June at 2:00 pm</strong>.</p> <p>Talking about this newsworthy subject will be <strong>Jean-François Le Corre</strong>, producer at <a href="" target="_blank">Vivement Lundi !</a>, <strong>Nicolas Burlet</strong>, producer at <a href="" target="_blank">Nadasdy Film</a> and <strong>Guadalupe Arensburg</strong>, Head of short film acquisitions at <a href="" target="_blank">Movistar+</a>. The growing number of co-productions, especially in Europe, has opened numerous doors for production companies, giving them possibilities of long-lasting work partnerships. Other issues up for debate will be co-financing, the effect this has on creatives and development prospects in new territories, as well as reflection by these visiting specialists on such questions concerning today’s new co-production challenges and setting up a permanent network.</p> <p>Check out the webpage for <a href="" target="_blank">more info</a>.</p> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 GOBELINS Class of 2017, Coming Soon to a Studio Near You! Students from GOBELINS, the world’s top-ranked animation school according to <a href="" target="_blank">Animation Career Review</a>, will soon be joining the workforce!<br /><p>All week long, students from GOBELINS, l’école de l’image will be at several different events.</p> <p><strong>Speed Recruiting </strong><br /> Come and scout out these future 2017 graduates from the 3D Character Animator and 2D/3D Interactive Designer and Developer programmes.</p> <p>Thursday 15th June, 5:30-8:00 pm, Impérial Palace, Verdi A&B (3rd floor) <br /> Allée de l’Impérial – 74000 Annecy</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Sign up</a> online now</p> <p>Y<strong>ou’ll also find GOBELINS… </strong><br /> … at their MIfa stand <br /> Staff and students from GOBELINS, l’école de l’image will also be at the Mifa from Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th June (GOBELINS stand: 3.020).</p> <p>… under the Tente impériale <br /> <strong>Moira Marguin</strong>, Head of the Animation Department, will give a speech entitled "3D Character Animator: A Career of the Future, Sponsored by the GOBELINS-CITIA Pedagogical Partnership". <br /> Tuesday 16th June, 2:00-2:30 pm</p> <p>… and in theatres <br /> Keeping with tradition, second-year students from the GOBELINS’ Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking Master’s programme have made a series of shorts that evoke the Festival’s "Guest Country: China". Every day during the Festival, you’ll see their opening sequences before each screening.</p> <p>Get <a href="" target="_blank">more information</a> online</p> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0200 What Kind of Economy Exists for "Adult" Animated Features? In an industry dominated by films made for young viewers, what kind of a market exists for "adult" animated features?<br /><p>European animation features for children do rather well at the box office. Although the market is saturated, the high quality of the films continues to draw in the crowds. But what about animation films for grown-ups? Come to the conference on Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> June at 2 pm to find out more from speakers like <strong>Vanessa Ode</strong> (programme planner at <a href="" target="_blank">Cap’Cinéma</a>), <strong>Manuel Cristobal</strong> (producer at <a href="" target="_blank">The Glow Animation Studio</a>) and moderator <strong>Denis Walgenwitz</strong> (filmmaker and President of the <a href="" target="_blank">French Animation Association</a>).</p> <p>Set up like a panel discussion, the conference will examine the potential success of animated features for a more mature audience. The latest projects that have taken on this feat will be used as examples, from their financing strategies to distribution obstacles, as well as the support they received throughout the whole process.</p> <p>Check out our page on the event for <a href="" target="_blank">more information</a></p> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 "From Playing to Watching" Conference Develop your toy or video game brand thanks to our experts!<br /><p>In a highly competitive industry, toys and video game brands are constantly innovating in order to keep up. To learn how to boost their international appeal and reach new consumers, come to the conference entitled "From Playing to Watching: How can toys and video game based properties be successfully adapted into exciting entertainment for a wide audience?" on <strong>Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> June at 2 pm</strong> (Meetings or Mifa badge required).</p> <p>Marketing specialists and renowned producers like <strong>Guillaume Hellouin</strong> (CEO and founder of <a title="Visit TeamTO website" href="" target="_blank">TeamTO</a>), <strong>Nick Van Dyk</strong> (Co-President of <a title="Visit Activision Blizzard studios website" href="" target="_blank">Activision Blizzard</a> Studios), <strong>Rich Magallanes</strong> (Senior VP at <a title="Visit Saban Brands website" href="" target="_blank">Saban Brands</a>), <strong>Irene Sparre</strong> (Executive Producer at <a title="Visit Wil Film website" href="" target="_blank">WIL FILM APS</a>) and <strong>Rob Hudnut</strong> (Executive Producer at <a title="Visit Mattel website" href="" target="_blank">Mattel Inc.</a>) will give precious advice about developing an international brand, specifically through creating affiliated content (TV series, specials or feature films) in order to attract new audiences.</p> <p><a title="Check out our page on the event for more information" href="" target="_blank">Check out our page on the event</a> for more information.</p> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach Present Ant-Man Participate in the WIP TV about the Ant-Man series with the young and talented French animating duo.<br /><p>With the Ant-Man series currently in production, the Annecy Festival invites you to take part in a Work in Progress TV session with the directors Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach on <strong>Friday 16<sup>th</sup> June at 2:00 pm</strong>.</p> <p>Adept at putting their heads together, this duo, who the Festival called upon <a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">to create this year’s poster</a>, may not be attached at the hip but they’ve done some pretty amazing work together. Hailing from GOBELINS, l'école de l'image, <strong>Ugo Bienvenu</strong> and <strong>Kevin Manach</strong> have since established themselves on the audiovisual scene. In addition to highly praised music videos for the electropop band <strong>Jabberwocky</strong> (<em>Lunar Lane</em>, <em>Fog</em> and <em>Holding Up</em>), the two creatives have used their recognisable style to make some very promising shorts such as <em>Une île</em>, <em>Vésuves</em> and <em>Maman</em>. Boosted by the enthusiastic reception their work has received, Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach are currently working on their first feature, Domenica, which is in development at Miyu Productions.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Kevin Manach & Ugo Bienvenu - Photo : DR" src="" alt="Kevin Manach & Ugo Bienvenu - Photo : DR" width="542" height="348" /></p> <p>Now firmly grounded in the industry, the French duo has recently been approached by Marvel Animation to direct the TV adaptation of the famous hero <strong>Ant-Man</strong>. The series follows the adventures of Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, whose job it is to protect the world from an assortment of criminals and evasions from miniature aliens, along with The Wasp and Hank Pym.</p> <p><a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">Check out the web for more info</a></p> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200