Annecy https://www.annecy.org/ Logo Annecy https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_annecy.png https://www.annecy.org/ en Copyright 2018, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:51:47 +0200 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:51:47 +0200 Richard Williams, the patron of the 2018 Mifa Campus https://www.annecy.org/news:a2115 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2115 With Richard Williams as its patron, the second Mifa Campus is promising to be highly anticipated once again this year!<br /><p>Following in the footsteps of Guillermo del Toro, it is the turn of <strong>Richard Williams</strong> to be the patron of the second <a title="More info about the Mifa Campus" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-campus:en" target="_blank">Mifa Campus</a>.</p> <p>He has been welcomed on numerous occasions at the Annecy Festival and was notably a jury member in 2008. During the 2015 Festival, two of his films were screened: <em>The Thief and the Cobbler</em> as a screening event, and the short film <em>Prologue</em> during the closing ceremony.</p> <p>Richard Williams, a three-time Oscar winner, is a true reference in the world of animation. He has won <strong>more than 260 prizes</strong>, including three British Academy Awards and an Emmy Award. He is known for successful animated films such as <em>Who Framed Roger Rabbit</em> (1988), which won awards at the Oscars for its animation.</p> <p>Because of his masterclasses given internationally, his successful handbook <em>The Animator’s Survival Kit</em> which is considered the bible of animation, a 16-DVD box set and iPad application, Richard Williams has been able to influence many of today’s best animators.</p> <p>This day of events on Tuesday 12th June has the aim of gathering together students, emerging professionals and experts in animation around the themes of training, the creative process and recruitment.</p> <p>As the patron of the Mifa Campus, it is only natural that Richard Williams will give a "<strong>Conversation with</strong>" to the young talents in animation, which is a unique moment for this generation searching for references and experiences to be shared.</p> <p>Richard Williams is delighted to be the patron of the 2018 Mifa Campus, and he has personally addressed a message to you ahead of the meeting on <strong>Tuesday 12<sup>th</sup> June</strong>. Get accreditation now in order to avoid missing out!</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eco67UDGwZk" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0200 Mifa Pitches published online! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2114 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2114 The complete list of projects selected to take part in the sessions for Mifa Pitches and Animation du Monde Pitches have been announced!<br /><p>The sessions for Mifa Pitches are a springboard for young talents and they are the opportunity for professionals to exclusively see new and promising original creations.</p> <p>This year, the Annecy International Animation Film Market received <strong>468 projects</strong>, including <strong>121</strong> for Animation du Monde, which was a record figure!</p> <p>In the end, <strong>37 have been selected</strong> by the different <a title="Check out the expert panels" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/panels-of-experts" target="_blank">expert panels</a> to be presented at the Mifa on 13<sup>th</sup>, 14<sup>th</sup> and 15<sup>th</sup> June 2018.</p> <p>See the list of <a title="Check out the selected projects" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/projects-pitched" target="_blank">selected projects</a>.</p> <p>Mifa Pitches schedule:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Feature Films</strong>: Wednesday 13<sup>th</sup> June 2018, from 9:00 am-10:30 am </li> <li><strong>Short Films</strong>: Wednesday 13<sup>th</sup> June 2018, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm </li> <li><strong>Animation du Monde</strong>: Thursday 14<sup>th</sup> June 2018, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm </li> <li><strong>TV Series and Specials</strong>: Thursday 14<sup>th</sup> June 2018, from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm </li> <li><strong>Interactive Creations & Transmedia</strong>: Friday 15<sup>th</sup> June 2018, from 9:30 am-11:00 am</li> </ul> <p><em>Please note</em>: this year, the Pitches will be divided between Salle de l’Europe and Rotonde de l’Europe at the Impérial Palace.</p> <p>Buyers, broadcasters, distributors, investors and producers can benefit from priority access. For more information, please contact <a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="mailto:geraldinebache@citia.org">Géraldine Baché</a>.</p> <p>Consult all the <a title="Consult the prizes and partners of 2018 Mifa Pitches" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/prizes-and-partners" target="_blank">prizes and partners</a> of Mifa Pitches and, to fill in the time until June, find out more about the changes to the different projects presented at Annecy in previous years with our pages "<a title="Visit What's the Lastest? page" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/what-s-the-latest" target="_blank">What’s the Latest?</a>" and "<a title="Visit the Spotlight page" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/spotlight" target="_blank">Spotlight</a>".</p> <p><em>The <a title="Visit SACD website" href="https://www.sacd.fr/" target="_blank"><strong>SACD</strong></a> is the official partner of the 2018 Mifa Pitches. </em></p> <p>In order to take part in the Pitches during the Annecy International Animation Film Market from 12<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> June 2018, don’t forget to <a title="Get your accreditation online" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/take-part" target="_blank">get accreditation onlin</a>e <strong>before 31<sup>st</sup> May 2018</strong>!</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200 DreamWorks @ Annecy https://www.annecy.org/news:a2113 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2113 DreamWorks Animation unveiled its programming lineup for this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival.<br /><h2>A sneak-peek</h2> <p>Attendees to the 42<sup>nd</sup> Annecy Film Festival will be given a sneak-peek into the making of the studio’s 2019 release, <em><strong>How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World</strong></em>, the highly-anticipated culmination of the Academy Award® nominated trilogy, directed by <strong>Dean DeBlois</strong> and produced by <strong>Brad Lewis</strong> and <strong>Bonnie Arnold</strong>.</p> <p>The presentation will take place on <strong>Thursday, June 14</strong>, in the festival’s main venue, the Bonlieu Theater (Bonlieu Grande salle). “<em>As well as being a major artist, Dean DeBlois is a longtime friend of Annecy. We are excited to welcome him this year and present his work in a context that will emphasize his great talent</em>,” said <strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, Artistic Director, Annecy Film Festival. "<em>The </em>How to Train Your Dragon<em> franchise is closely linked to our Festival and this is why we are eager to offer our audience the chance to preview footage from the film</em>."</p> <p><strong>       <br />About HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD</strong></p> <p>From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, <em><strong>How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World</strong></em>. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy, and in its thrilling end, Hiccup and Toothless discover their true destinies. As both man and dragon ascend to be leaders of their own kind, beloved characters will have their bonds tested as mythic mysteries and ultimate fates are revealed. Writer/director <strong>Dean DeBlois</strong> returns to bring the culmination of this beloved trilogy to the screen alongside the all-star cast led by <strong>Jay Baruchel</strong> and <strong>America Ferrera</strong>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Dean Deblois 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Art Gallery Event © ABImages" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/cp_dean_deblois_49637_7.jpg" alt="Dean Deblois" width="580" height="387" /></p> <h2>Two short films…</h2> <p><strong>European and World Festival Premiere…</strong></p> <p>This year, DreamWorks Animation announced its newly launched Shorts Program which will see the release of its first two titles in 2018 with <em><strong>Bird Karma</strong></em> and the upcoming <em><strong>Bilby</strong></em>. Designed to showcase artists within its own ranks, the program was created to identify and provide opportunities for emerging talent, hone creative and technology tools, and explore the limitless boundaries of imagination through animation. The two shorts have been given prestigious opening and closing night slots. </p> <p>"<em>DreamWorks is giving us the great honor of screening in Annecy the first two short films from their recently launched production initiative,</em>” adds Marcel Jean<em>. "</em><em>We are excited to open the festival with Bird Karma and close it with the screening of </em>Bilby<em>. Both short films reveal completely different facets of the creative strengths offered by a studio like DreamWorks.</em>"</p> <p><em>Bird Karma</em> had its World Premiere at the 2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival. Annecy marks the European Premiere for both shorts, and the World Festival Premiere for <em>Bilby</em>.</p> <p><strong>        <br />About <em>BIRD KARMA</em></strong></p> <p>Directed by <strong>William Salazar</strong> and produced by <strong>Jeff Hermann</strong>, the beautifully artistic 2D short film <em>Bird Karma</em> tells a delightfully lyrical and fully unexpected tale of a long-legged bird’s journey of blissful joy, inescapable greed and the accidental discovery of the consequences when too much is not enough.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Bird Karma ©DREAMWORKS ANIMATION" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/cp_bird_karma_20183144_1.jpg" alt="Bird Karma" width="580" height="326" /></p> <p><strong>          <br />About <em>BILBY</em></strong></p> <p>Directed by <strong>Liron Topaz</strong>, <strong>Pierre Perifel</strong> and <strong>JP Sans</strong>; produced by <strong>Jeff Hermann</strong> and <strong>Kelly Cooney Cilella</strong>. Threatened daily by the deadly residents and harsh environment of Australia’s Outback, a lonesome Bilby finds himself an unwitting protector, and unexpected friend, to a helpless (and quite adorable) baby bird.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Bilby – TM (c) 2018. DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved." src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/cp_bilby_20182605_1.jpg" alt="Bilby" width="580" height="240" /></p> <h2>Chris deFaria</h2> <p>"<em>Annecy has established itself as the premiere animation festival of the world, and we are extremely honored to be included in its line-up with our first two short films and work-in-progress footage from </em>How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World <em>this year</em>," said <strong>Chris deFaria</strong>, President, DreamWorks Animation Film Group. "<em>It’s always a thrill for our filmmakers and artists to show their work to Annecy’s knowledgeable and appreciative audience</em>."</p> <h2>The Prince of Egypt</h2> <p><strong>20<sup>th</sup> Anniversary</strong></p> <p>In addition, to commemorate the 20<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of DreamWorks’ <em>The Prince of Egypt</em>, Annecy will debut a fully remastered print of the Academy Award® winning film (schedule TBA). Released in December of 1998, and directed by <strong>Brenda Chapman</strong>, <strong>Steven Hickner</strong> and <strong>Simon Wells</strong>, the film received two Oscar® nominations and won the Oscar® for Best Original Song, <em>When You Believe</em>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Prince of Egypt ©DREAMWORKS SKG" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/cp_prince_egypte_983107_3.jpg" alt="Prince of Egypt" width="580" height="350" /></p> <h2>Mifa Campus</h2> <p><strong>A Conversation with Rodrigo Blaas</strong></p> <p>On Tuesday, June 12 (from 9:00-10:30 Impérial Palace, salon impérial), DreamWorks Animation Television will present "<strong>A Conversation with Rodrigo Blaas</strong>", as part of the Mifa Campus. The Emmy-winning director and executive producer of DreamWorks <em>Trollhunters </em>will share a behind-the-scenes look at bringing this epic series to life and the path that led him to DreamWorks. Blaas will also offer a sneak peek of the upcoming Netflix original series <em>3 Below</em>, the next chapter in Guillermo del Toro’s <em>Tales of Arcadia</em> trilogy.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Rodrigo BLAAS – Photo: All Rights Reserved / Trollhunters 'Becoming Part 1' ©DREAMWORKS ANIMATION" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/2018_actu_dragons_rodirgo_blaas.jpg" alt="Rodrigo BLAAS" width="680" height="220" /></p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0200 VR@ANNECY Official Selection https://www.annecy.org/news:a2112 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2112 The official selection of VR@ANNECY is online! Discover all the Short Films that will be presented out of competition this year.<br /><p>After the announcement of the <a title="Check out the official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank">Short Films In Competition and TV and Commissioned Films</a>, the Festival is revealing the <a title="Check out the VR@ANNECY selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/vr-annecy:en" target="_blank">VR@ANNECY</a> official selection out of competition today.</p> <p>This year, 75 virtual reality projects, coming from 18 countries, were submitted for the 2018 Festival.</p> <p><a title="Check out the Short Films in virtual reality selected" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:vr" target="_blank">See the list</a> of <strong>11 animated Short Films in virtual reality</strong> that have been selected!</p> <p>You will be able to discover a maximum of two of these VR projects per day in the salle de creation at Bonlieu. HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear headsets will be made available to badgeholders.</p> <p><strong>Google Spotlight Stories</strong> and <strong>Google VR</strong> are official partners of VR@ANNECY.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Google Spotlight Stories" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_google_spotlight_stories2.png" alt="" width="163" height="150" />  <img title="Google VR" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_google_vr_horizontal.png" alt="Google VR" width="250" height="83" /></p> <p>Think about <a title="Get accreditation!" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accreditation" target="_blank">getting accreditation</a> <strong>before 31<sup>st</sup> May 2018</strong> in order to take part in the Annecy International Animation Film Festival from 11<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June 2018.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Coming to Annecy https://www.annecy.org/news:a2111 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2111 Annecy Festival wishes to inform you of the industrial action taking place in France in the transport sector.<br /><p>A strike notice has been made for 12<sup>th</sup> and 13<sup>th</sup> June, then for 17<sup>th</sup> and 18<sup>th</sup> June 2018. The situation is susceptible to change in the meantime.</p> <p>Nevertheless, we would like you to plan your arrival at the Festival and International Animation Film Market (from 11<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June) by taking this information into consideration and examining alternative solutions (such as travelling by aeroplane to Geneva Airport or car-sharing).</p> <p>We will keep you informed of all possible changes to the situation as well as any information that may facilitate your arrival in Annecy.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Goes to Cannes https://www.annecy.org/news:a2110 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2110 Annecy continues its collaboration with the Film Market.<br /><p>In partnership with the Cannes Film Market, the <strong>Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market</strong> will be present for the third consecutive year as part of the “<strong>Goes to Cannes</strong>” programme with five animated feature films that are works in progress.</p> <p>By continuing to support industry in the sector, Annecy provides the opportunity for a selection of films currently in production to report on their progress. The first exclusive images (such as animated sequences, trailers and artwork) are aimed at distributors, investors and sales representatives present in Cannes with the aim of encouraging participation in these films.</p> <p>Programme:</p> <ul> <li><em><strong>HEART OF DARKNESS</strong></em> – Brazil, France, Portugal. In pre-production <br />In the presence of Rogério Nunes (director, producer) and Sébastien Onomo (producer, Les Films d’Ici)</li> <li><em><strong>FLEE </strong></em>– Denmark, France, Sweden. In pre-production <br /> In the presence of Jonas Poher Rasmussen (director) and Monica Hellström (producer, Final Cut for Real) </li> <li><em><strong>SPYCIES</strong></em> – China, France. In production <br />In the presence of Benoit Luce (producer) and Quinshu Zuo (distributor, iQiyi Pictures) </li> <li><em><strong>KOATI</strong></em> – Mexico. In production <br />In the presence of Rodrigo Perez-Castro (director) and Anabella Sosa-Dovarganes (producer, Upstairs) </li> <li><em><strong>PACHAMAMA</strong></em> – France, Luxembourg, Canada. In production <br /> In the presence of Didier Brunner and Damien Brunner (producers, Folivari)</li> </ul> <p class="illustration"><img title="Flee Ⓒ FCFR- Sun Creature / Spycies ©LUXPOPULIPRODUCTION-2018 / Heart of Darkness ©KARMATIQUE TM / Koati © Koati TM / Pachamama © Folivari / 02B Films / Doghouse Films / Kaïbou Production Pachamama Inc / Blue Spirit Studio / Haut et Court Distribution" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/2018_annecy_goes_to_cannes_visuels_films.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="360" /></p> <p>See for yourself on <strong>Friday 11<sup>th</sup> May 2018</strong>, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Palais K - salle J.L. Bory</p> <p>Access upon presentation of Film Market badge or registration (subject to available places) by contacting <a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="mailto:geraldinebache@citia.org"><strong>Géraldine Baché</strong></a>, Head of Education & Projects Mifa.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download Annecy Goes to Cannes" href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/download.php?id=48200"> <span class="icon20_pdf"> </span> Download the flyer </a></p> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Exclusive screening of Hotel Transylvania 3! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2109 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2109 Attend the world exclusive screening of the non-finalised version of <em>Hotel Transylvania 3</em>, offered by Sony Pictures Animation in Annecy!<br /><p><a title="Visit Sony Pictures Animation website" href="http://www.sonypicturesanimation.com/" target="_blank">Sony Pictures Animation</a> are offering you the chance to attend a world exclusive screening of the non-finalised version of <em><strong>Hotel Transylvania 3</strong></em> at Annecy International Animation Film Festival.</p> <p><strong>Genndy Tartakovsky</strong>, the multiple award-winning director and producer (who was invited by Annecy Festival to host a Keynote speech in 2015), will present his new feature film about a family of endearing monsters who go on holiday and appeared in his previous films.</p> <p><em>Join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.</em></p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MTTqDcn2_dg" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <p>In order to join the family on their cruise, attend this exceptional screening of the non-finalised version of <em>Hotel Transylvania 3</em> in its original language with subtitles on <strong>Wednesday 13<sup>th</sup> June</strong> at 6:00 pm at Annecy International Film Festival (French release on 25/07/2018), with <strong>Genndy Tartakovsky</strong> (director) and <strong>Michelle Murdocca</strong> (producer).<br />     <br /></p> <p><strong><a title="Get your accreditation online" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accreditation" target="_blank">Get accreditation</a> online before 31<sup>st</sup> May 2018! </strong></p> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The death of Isao Takahata https://www.annecy.org/news:a2108 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2108 Isao Takahata, one of the greats of Japanese animated cinema and the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, died on 5<sup>th</sup> April at the age of 82.<br /><p>Born in 1935 in Ise, Japan, <strong>Isao Takahata</strong> joined Toei Animation studio in 1959. In 1963, he met <strong>Hayao Miyazaki</strong>, with whom he had a true friendship. Together they directed their first animated film, The Great Adventure of <em>Horus, Prince of the Sun</em>, in 1968.</p> <p>They worked on several collaborations before working together again on the helm of <em>Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind</em> in 1984, which achieved considerable success and resulted them in creating Ghibli Studio in 1985. Around twenty other films and widespread recognition subsequently followed. <em>Spirited Away</em> was notably awarded an Oscar in 2003.</p> <p>The Annecy Festival welcomed him in 2014 and his film <em>The Tale of Princess Kaguya</em> was screened during the opening ceremony. <strong>The first Honorary Cristal of the Festival was awarded to him</strong> to celebrate all of his work and contribution to animated cinema, which includes <em>Grave of the Fireflies</em> (1988), <em>Pompoko</em>, Cristal for a Feature Film at the Annecy Festival in 1995, and <em>My Neighbours the Yamadas</em> (1999).</p> <p>Watch the interview with Isao Takahata from the 2014 Annecy Festival</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mv_fKgNjjI4" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Take part in the Sundance Festival Competition https://www.annecy.org/news:a2106 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2106 Registration for the 2018 SundanceTV Shorts competition for short films is open until 15th April. It is the opportunity for you to present your project to the whole world!<br /><p>Are you a producer or director of animated short films? Do you have a story to tell? Is the duration of your film below 15 minutes and is it in English (or subtitled)? If so, <a title="More info" href="http://www.sundancetv.com" target="_blank">have a go at entering the competition</a> organised by SundanceTV, an American channel dedicated to independent cinema and created by Robert Redford.</p> <p>The winner of the Grand Jury Prize will win a trip to London to see the film screened at a première at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, taking place from 31<sup>st</sup> May to 3<sup>rd</sup> June. The film will also be broadcast around the world on SundanceTV throughout the year.</p> <p><a title="More info" href="http://www.sundancetvshorts.com/" target="_blank">Find out more</a> about the competition</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Composers and directors – meet up! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2105 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2105 What would a film be without music? How does a composer make contact with a director, and vice versa? This is at the heart of the Meet the Composers meetings.<br /><p>As music is one of the themes honoured during the 2018 Annecy Festival, the International Animation Film Market is joining forces with <a title="Visit Sacem website" href="https://www.sacem.fr/en" target="_blank">Sacem</a> to organise the <strong>Meet the Composers</strong> B2B meetings. These meetings have the aim of encouraging exchanges between film score composers and professionals in animation, directors, and European and international directors.</p> <p>For any request for further information, contact <a title="Contactez Véronique Encrenaz" href="mailto:veroniqueencrenaz@citia.org">Véronique Encrenaz</a>, Head of Projects, Mifa. </p> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Exceptional meetings… https://www.annecy.org/news:a2104 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2104 Keynotes, Work in Progress and Studio Focus…discover the big names in the animation industry at the 2018 Annecy Festival.<br /><h2>>Keynotes</h2> <p>Hear from animation VIPs who have made names for themselves through their careers, hits and visions.</p> <p>This year, the Festival will welcome <strong>Christina Miller</strong>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Christina Miller – ™ & © Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved." src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/2018_actu_rencontres_christina_miller.jpg" alt="Christina Miller" width="500" height="303" /></p> <p><strong>Christina Miller</strong> is president of Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang and is responsible for leading all aspects of the business in North America as well as global oversight of content development, production, consumer products and franchise management. Her leadership also extends to overseeing the premium video subscription service, Boomerang.</p> <p>Prior to her current role, Miller served as general manager of NBA Digital and senior vice president of Turner Sports Strategy/Marketing/Programming as well as senior vice president of Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE). Before joining Turner, she was senior vice president of brand management and licensing for HIT Entertainment.</p> <p>She currently serves on the Boards of Refinery 29, Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta), Scratch, Shed and Funny or Die.</p> <h2>Work in Progress</h2> <p>This type of meeting provides the opportunity for exclusively discovering series or feature films in production.</p> <p><em><strong>          <br />The Swallows of Kabul</strong></em> (WIP Feature)</p> <p>In the summer of 1998, Kabul is in ruins and occupied by the Taliban. Atiq and Mussarat have been married for years and now barely talk to each other. He can no longer stand his life as a guard in a women’s prison and she is in agony suffering from an incurable illness. Mohsen and Zunaira are young and love each other. Mohsen commits a foolish act which transforms destiny into tragedy.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="The Swallows of Kabul © Les Armateurs - Mélusine Productions - Close Up Films - ARTE France Cinéma - Mysteo - RTS - KNM 2018" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/cp_2018_wip_feature_Les-Hirondelles-de-kaboul_Zunaira_Mohsen.jpg" alt="The Swallows of Kabul" width="580" height="314" /></p> <p>Directed by <strong>Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec</strong> and <strong>Zabou Breitman</strong> and produced by Les Armateurs, this French feature film will be released in cinemas in 2019.</p> <p><em><strong>        <br />Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse</strong></em> (WIP Feature)</p> <p><strong>Phil Lord</strong> and <strong>Christopher Miller</strong> bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. <em>Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse</em> introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask...</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse ©2018 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/cp_2018_wip_spiderman_01.jpg" alt="Spider-Man" width="580" height="243" /></p> <p>It is an opportunity to discover the unique animation style partially inspired by the comic book printing techniques of the 1960s when <em>Spider-Man</em> was first created.</p> <p>This film from Sony Pictures Animation, directed by <strong>Bob Persischetti</strong>, <strong>Peter Ramsey</strong> and <strong>Rodney Rothman</strong>, will be released in December 2018.</p> <p><em><strong>         <br />Radiant </strong></em>(WIP TV)</p> <p>An apprentice sorcerer Seth embarks on a magical mission in search of the "Radiant" where the feared Nemesis are said to arise. Seth believes he can become the great sorcerer who exterminates the Nemesis. With his new friends, he battles powerful enemies and overcomes hardships – all the while under pursuit from the mysterious Inquisition.</p> <p>Inspired by a comic book published by Ankama, the series was directed by <strong>Seiji Kishi</strong> and <strong>Daiki Fukuoka</strong>, and produced by NHK.</p> <h2>Studio Focus</h2> <p>A unique opportunity to discover the creative and technological processes of the biggest animation studios and production studios, and to exchange with the talent and line-up of their latest creations.</p> <p>To date, the following companies have confirmed their attendance: <strong>Pixar</strong>, <strong>Cartoon Network</strong>, <strong>Google Spotlight Stories</strong>, <strong>Pearl Studio</strong>, <strong>Warner and Nickelodeon</strong>.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Demo Sessions – share your animation technology https://www.annecy.org/news:a2103 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2103 During the upcoming Mifa, there will be an emphasis in the Demo Sessions on the latest animation technology.<br /><p>These showcases, lasting 75 minutes, will allow companies specialising in the development of digital technology to present their work and tools to International Animation Film Market badgeholders.</p> <p>During the upcoming Mifa, <a title="Visit SideFX website" href="https://www.sidefx.com/" target="_blank">SideFX</a> and <a title="Visit Pixar Animation Studios website" href="https://www.pixar.com/" target="_blank">Pixar Animation Studios</a> will unveil their latest solutions for meeting the needs of animated film production. The professionals in attendance at <a title="More info about the Mifa" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/presentation:en" target="_blank">Mifa</a> will therefore be able to find out about all of the latest innovations.</p> <p><a title="Contact Frécilia Zambaux" href="mailto:freciliazambaux@citia.org">Contact us</a> to reserve a Demo Session</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 TV and Commissioned Films in Competition! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2101 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2101 Annecy Festival reveals another part of its official selection – TV and Commissioned Films in Competition!<br /><p>After announcing 130 Short Films in Competition, the Festival is offering you the chance to discover another part of its official selection – <strong>TV and Commissioned Films</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, Artistic Director, and the Films & Programme Planning team, composed of <strong>Laurent Million</strong>, <strong>Yves Nougarède</strong> and <strong>Sébastien Sperer</strong>, present to you 54 films selected in this category:</p> <ul> <li><a title="Check out the TV films in competition in Annecy 2018" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:tv" target="_blank"><strong>23 TV Films</strong></a></li> <li><a title="Check out the Commissioned Films in competition in Annecy 2018" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:cde" target="_blank"><strong>31 Commissioned Films</strong></a></li> </ul> <p><a class="btn btn1" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en"><span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> See the official selection</a></p> <p>The Out of Competition <strong>VR@ANNECY</strong> films will be published online in April. And it will be during the press conference on 23<sup>rd</sup> April 2018 when the <strong>Feature Films</strong> in Competition and Out of Competition will be announced.</p> <p>   <br />Consider <strong><a title="Get accreditation!" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accreditation" target="_blank">getting accreditation</a></strong> in order to take part in the upcoming Annecy International Animation Film Festival, taking place from <strong>11<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June 2018</strong>.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0200 Record-breaking figures for 2018! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2100 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2100 Based on the first figures released, the 2018 Annecy Festival and Market is already promising to be exceptional!<br /><p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Mifa recently closed their different appeals for projects and submissions for films. Based on these figures, the 2018 Festival is going to break the records set in previous years!</p> <p>   <br />Films:</p> <ul> <li><strong>3,078 films</strong> have been submitted, compared to 2,800 in 2017.</li> </ul> <p>    <br />Call for projects for <a title="More info about Mifa Pitches" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches" target="_blank">Mifa Pitches</a>:</p> <ul> <li><strong>468 projects</strong> have been submitted, compared to 325 in 2017.</li> <li><strong>121 of these projects</strong> were submitted to the <a title="More info about Animation du Monde category" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/animation-du-monde:en" target="_blank">Animation du Monde</a> category </li> <li><strong>4 countries</strong> submitted projects to Animation du Monde for the first time: Jamaica, Guatemala, Nigeria and Montenegro.</li> </ul> <p>    <br />The inaugural <a title="More info about Shoot the Book Anim'" href="https://www.annecy.org/news:a2094" target="_blank">Shoot the Book Anim’</a>:</p> <ul> <li>More than <strong>50 projects</strong> were submitted.</li> </ul> <p>    <br />Consider getting accreditation online to take part in the upcoming Annecy International Animation Film Festival, taking place from 11<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June 2018 and the International Animation Film Market, from 12<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> June 2018!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Get Accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accreditation" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_go"> </span> Get accreditation</a></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Shoot the Book Anim’ https://www.annecy.org/news:a2094 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2094 This year, the Mifa will host the inaugural Shoot the Book Anim’, thanks to a partnership established with the SCELF.<br /><p><a title="Visit the SCELF website" href="https://www.scelf.fr/" target="_blank">The SCELF</a> (Société Civile des Éditeurs de Langue Française) launched Shoot the Book! several years ago as a way of promoting audiovisual adaptations of French editorial work to international producers.</p> <p>This year, the Annecy International Animation Film Market has joined forces with the SCELF to organise <strong>Shoot the Book Anim’</strong> for the first time and put in the limelight books that can be adapted into animated films. This session will allow authors to pitch their works to an audience of professionals in the animation industry.</p> <p>There have been many submissions of projects for the inaugural Shoot the Book Anim’. In total, <strong>we received 54 projects</strong> and they will be examined by an international jury. The results of the selection will be announced in Cannes on <strong>16<sup>th</sup> May 2018</strong>.</p> <p>The Shoot the Book Anim’ session will then take place at the Mifa, on Wednesday 13<sup>th</sup> June at 2:00 pm and will be followed by a cocktail reception and a B2B meeting from 4:00 pm.</p> <p>For further information, contact <a title="Contact Véronique Encrenaz" href="mailto:veroniqueencrenaz@citia.org">Véronique Encrenaz</a> and <a title="Contact Frécilia Zambaux" href="mailto:freciliazambaux@citia.org">Frécilia Zambaux</a> by email.</p> <p><a title="More info about the Mifa" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa/presentation:fr"><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_mifa_2018.png" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a>      <a title="Visit SCELF website" href="https://www.scelf.fr/" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_scelf_165px.png" alt="" width="165" height="95" /></a>      <a title="Visit Institut Français website" href="http://www.institutfrancais.com/fr" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_institut_francais.png" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a>      <a title="Visit Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma website" href="http://www.rhone-alpes-cinema.fr/" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_auvergne_rhone_alpes_cinema.png" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a></p> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100