Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2021, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:41:24 +0200 Wed, 04 Aug 2021 11:41:24 +0200 Annecy Festival Residency: Apply Now for 2022! Be the next residents to join Annecy and benefit from a 3-month break dedicated to the visual development of your animation feature film!<br /><p>The Annecy Festival Residency will welcome 3 new projects from 4th April to 30th June 2022. The project leaders will benefit from a working environment conducive to exploration (at <a title="Visit The Papeteries – Image Factory website" href="" target="_blank">The Papeteries – Image Factory</a>), tailor-made mentors, and assistance from the CITIA teams to be able to develop the graphic universe of their feature film.</p> <p>Look back at the Annecy Festival Residency 2021:</p> <div class="blc blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <p>Do you have an animation feature film project in development and would like to apply? Read the terms and conditions for participating and submit your application <strong>before 10<sup>th</sup> September 2021</strong>.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please contact <a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="">Géraldine Baché</a>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img src="" alt="Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes" width="140" height="95" />        <img src="" alt="Haute-Savoie le département" width="140" height="95" />        <img src="" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></p> <p>For more information about the Annecy Festival Residency:<br /><strong>> <a title="Téléchargez la plaquette de présentation de la Résidence Annecy Festival 2022" href="">Download the presentation brochure</a><br />> <a title="More info about the Annecy Festival Residency" href="" target="_blank">Check out the dedicated page<br /></a></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 30px;">Check out <a title="Watch the videos" href="" target="_blank"><strong><em>The Annecy Residency</em></strong></a> webseries presenting the development of the 3 projects from 2021.</p> Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 2021 Report: The Annecy Festival’s Revival Passion, creation, reunions, and so much more! The 1<sup>st</sup> large international cultural event to welcome the public in France, Annecy 2021 made the city swing in rhythm to its Festival!<br /><p>As a reflection of our industry’s sector, which adapted to the exceptional situation we are experiencing with an agility that enabled both talents and the industry to continue the pursuit of their activity and current projects, we dreamed up this unprecedented event.</p> <p>The number of feature films in competition was historic, and the meetings programme was exceptional, both at the Festival and the Mifa. Professionals’ had renewed confidence, major studios reserved great premieres just for us, and the Village du Festival filled with events especially for the general public… Dynamics were restored!</p> <p><strong>Almost 8,500 badgeholders</strong> were present this year, 50% on-site and 50% online! <strong>The Mifa represented 2,336 badgeholders including 325 buyers, distributors and investors</strong>.</p> <p>In total, there were nearly <strong>240 screenings</strong> organised on-site and <strong>12,897 viewing hours</strong> were counted from our online badgeholders.</p> <p>An edition rich in content with close to<strong> 85 Mifa events</strong> presented online comprising 20 Pitch sessions, 8 Recruiters Talk sessions, 11 Focus sessions, 46 Meet the… sessions and 4 Press Conferences.</p> <p><strong>The Festival enjoyed more than 72 on-site and online events</strong> comprising 30 Conferences, 16 Work in Progress, 13 Studio Focus, 6 Demo Sessions, 4 Making of, 2 Masterclasses and 1 Keynote.</p> <p>To extend the pleasure of this year’s edition, 105 events (WIP, Pitches, etc.) are available on replay to badgeholders until 31<sup>st</sup> December 2021 and some programmes are available on replay to Mifa badgeholders until 31<sup>st</sup> December 2021.</p> <p class="illustration"><img src="" alt="" /></p> <p>And for the very first time in the history of the Festival, <strong>2 female directors received awards in the Feature Films category this year</strong>. In 60 years, films directed by women in the Official Selection have gone from 9% to nearly 45%.</p> <p>Thanks to all those who worked tirelessly alongside us for this edition’s success: film crews, project leaders, volunteers, badgeholders, service providers, institutional, media and private partners.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you on <strong>13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June 2022</strong> for the next edition, which will be celebrating <strong>Swiss animation</strong>!</p> Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0200 The Comœdia Lyon Hosts the 2021 Winners The Annecy Festival goes to Lyon to screen some of the 2021 award-winning films.<br /><p>For all those who could not come and discover the award-winning animation films at Annecy this year, these catch-up sessions are for you!</p> <p>The arthouse cinema Comœdia in Lyon invites you to enjoy some of the 2021 award winners this weekend.</p> <p>On the programme:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Saturday 26<sup>th</sup> June at 11:00 am:</strong> a programme of the 2021 Annecy Festival’s award-winning short films </li> <li><strong>Sunday 27<sup>th</sup> June at 11:15 am: </strong>The Crossing, Jury Distinction for a Feature Film </li> </ul> <p>Go to the <a title="Visit Comœdia website for more information" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Comœdia website</strong></a> to find all the information you need.</p> Thu, 24 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 A Special Annecy Programme at the Forum des images See this year’s winning works on the big screen in the capital city.<br /><p>Paris greets the Annecy Festival for 2 special days! <strong>The Forum des images</strong> is inviting the general public to discover the "best of" this year’s winning works. An event’s programme that will be unveiled <strong>in the presence of Yves Nougarède</strong>, the Festival’s Films and Programme Planning Manager.</p> <p>Take a look at the programme below:</p> <p><strong>Wednesday 30<sup>th</sup> June:</strong></p> <ul> <li>5:00 pm: screening of <em>The Crossing</em>, Jury Distinction for a Feature Film </li> <li>8:00 pm: Carte Blanche at <a title="More info about the screening" href="" target="_blank">Brefcinema</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Thursday 1<sup>st</sup> July: </strong></p> <ul> <li>2:30 pm: winning Short Films (1<sup>st</sup> part) </li> <li>5:00 pm: winning Short Films (2<sup>nd</sup> part) </li> <li>Screening of <em>Flee</em>, Cristal for a Feature Film </li> </ul> <p>For more information and to reserve your seats, go to the <a title="More info about the screening" href="" target="_blank">Forum des images</a> website.</p> Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Best of the 2021 Awards Free Screenings! For anyone who wants to discover (or rediscover) a wide range of works from the 2021 Official Selection, these sessions are for you!<br /><p>This week, the Festival invites you to discover a glimpse of this year’s shorts and feature films in competition and some prize-winners.</p> <p>Free, open to all, and accessible without reservation (subject to seating availability), the Awards Screenings will be held on Tuesday 22<sup>nd</sup> June and Saturday 26<sup>th</sup> June. Check out the programme below:</p> <p><strong>22<sup>nd</sup> June at L’Auditorium Seynod:</strong></p> <ul> <li>6:00-7:00 pm: <a title="More info about the screening" href="">a selection of short films suitable for all ages</a> (1h20)<br /><em>A Stone in the Shoe</em>, CANAL+ Junior Jury Award<br /><em>Kiko and the Animals</em>, Young Audience Award<br /><em>Vanille</em>, Cristal for a TV Production<br /><em>Mum Is Pouring Rain</em>, Jury Award for a TV Special</li> <li>8:30-10:30 pm: <a title="More info about the screening" href="">screening of selected short films for a more mature audience</a> (1h23)<br /><em>Peel</em>, Cristal for a Short Film,<br /><em>People in Motion</em>, Junior Jury Award for a Short Film,<br /><em>Butterfly Jam</em>, Jury Distinction "Outstanding Art Direction" in the Graduation Films category,<br /><em>The Awakening of the Insects</em>, Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, sponsored by the SACEM,<br /><em>My Friend Who Shines in the Night</em>, Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film,<br /><em>Easter Eggs</em>, Jury Award for a Short Film,<br /><em>Affairs of the Art</em>, Jury Distinction "Special Distinction for Direction" for a Short Film</li> </ul> <p><strong>26<sup>th</sup> June at the Cinéma Novel:</strong></p> <ul> <li>6:00-7:00 pm: <a title="More info about the screening" href="">a selection of short films for a more mature audience</a> <br /><em>Peel</em>, Cristal for a Short Film,<br /><em>People in Motion</em>, Junior Jury Award for a Short Film,<br /><em>Butterfly Jam</em>, Jury Distinction "Outstanding Art Direction" in the Graduation Films category,<br /><em>The Awakening of the Insects</em>, Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, sponsored by the SACEM,<br /><em>My Friend Who Shines in the Night</em>, Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film,<br /><em>Easter Eggs</em>, Jury Award for a Short Film,<br /><em>Affairs of the Art</em>, Jury Distinction "Special Distinction for Direction" for a Short Film</li> <li>8:30-10:30 pm: <a title="More info about the screening" href="">screening of <em>Flee</em></a>, Cristal for a Feature Film</li> </ul> <p>Relive the thrills and excitement of the 2021 edition once again with these screenings, which will round off our programme with a bang!</p> Mon, 21 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 2021 Official Prize Winners After a week of competition, the winners are at last revealed!<br /><p>Thanks to the participants and partners who were present for this first ever hybrid edition! You were more than 8000 badgeholders to join us virtually or physically to celebrate both our 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary and African animation.</p> <p>The jury awarded the competition’s 20 official prizes during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 19<sup>th</sup> June.</p> <p>Find out who the 2021 winners are:</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">FEATURE FILMS</h2> <p><strong>> OFFICIAL</strong></p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Feature Film<br /><em>Flee</em><br /></strong>Jonas POHER RASMUSSEN<br />Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden<br />SUN CREATURE STUDIO, FINAL CUT FOR REAL, VIVEMENT LUNDI !, MER FILMS, MOST FILM</p> <p><strong>Jury Award</strong><br /><em><strong>My Sunny Maad</strong></em><br />Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ<br />Czech Republic, France, Slovakia<br />SACREBLEU PRODUCTIONS, NEGATIV S.R.O., BFILM, LTD.</p> <p><strong>Jury Distinction</strong><br /><em><strong>The Crossing</strong></em><br />Florence MIAILHE<br />Germany, France, Czech Republic<br />LES FILMS DE L'ARLEQUIN, BALANCE FILM GMBH, MAURFILM S.R.O., XBO FILMS</p> <p><strong>Gan Foundation Award for Distribution<br /><em>Flee</em></strong><br />Jonas POHER RASMUSSEN<br />Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden<br />SUN CREATURE STUDIO, FINAL CUT FOR REAL, VIVEMENT LUNDI !, MER FILMS, MOST FILM</p> <p><strong>> CONTRECHAMP</strong></p> <p><strong>Contrechamp Jury Distinction<br /><em>Bob Cuspe – Nós Não Gostamos de Gente</em></strong><em><br />Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People</em><br />Cesar CABRAL<br />Brazil<br />COALA FILMES</p> <p><strong>Mention du jury Contrechamp<br /><em>Archipel > Archipelago</em></strong><br />Félix DUFOUR-LAPERRIÈRE<br />Canada<br />EMBUSCADE FILMS</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">SHORT FILMS </h2> <p><strong>Cristal for a Short Film<br /><em>Écorce > Peel</em></strong><br />Samuel PATTHEY, Silvain MONNEY<br />Switzerland<br />DOK MOBILE</p> <p><strong>Jury Award<br /><em>Easter Eggs</em></strong><br />Nicolas KEPPENS<br />Belgium, France, The Netherlands<br />ANIMAL TANK, KA-CHING CARTOONS, MIYU PRODUCTIONS</p> <p><strong>Jury Distinction "Special Distinction for Direction" <br /><em>Affairs of the Art > L'Art dans le sang</em></strong><br />Joanna QUINN<br />United Kingdom, Canada<br />BERYL PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL LTD., ONF – OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA</p> <p><strong>"Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film<br /><em>Hold Me Tight</em></strong><br />Mélanie ROBERT-TOURNEUR<br />Belgium, France<br />VIVI FILM, LA CLAIRIÈRE PRODUCTION</p> <p><strong>"Off-Limits" Award <br /><em>Tunable Mimoid</em></strong><br />Vladimir TODOROVIC<br />Australia <br />HOOPSNAKE STUDIO</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS</h2> <p><strong>> TV FILMS <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Cristal for a TV Production<br /><em>Vanille</em><br /></strong>Guillaume LORIN<br />France, Switzerland<br />FOLIMAGE, NADASDY FILM SARL</p> <p><strong>Jury Award for a TV Series<br /><em>Japan Sinks: 2020 "The Beginning of the End"</em></strong><br />Masaaki YUASA<br />Japan<br />SCIENCE SARU INC.</p> <p><strong>Jury Award for a TV Special</strong><br /><em><strong>Mum Is Pouring Rain</strong></em><br />Hugo DE FAUCOMPRET<br />France<br />LAÏDAK FILMS, DANDELOOO</p> <p><strong>> COMMISSIONED FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Commissioned Film</strong><br /><em><strong>Kai "A Little Too Much"</strong></em><br />Martina SCARPELLI<br />USA</p> <p><strong>Jury Award for a Commissioned Film</strong><em><strong><br />Hjelp, vi har en blind pasient > Help! We Have a Blind Patient</strong></em><br />Robin JENSEN<br />Norway<br />MIKROFILM AS</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">FILMS DE FIN D'ÉTUDES</h2> <p><strong>Cristal for a Graduation Film</strong><em><strong><br />Hippocampus > Hippocampe</strong></em><br />Réalisateur<br />Zehao LI<br />China<br />CHINA ACADEMY OF ART</p> <p><strong>Jury Award<br /><em>Avant</em></strong><br />Marcell MOSTOHA<br />Hungary<br />MOME – MOHOLY – NAGY UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN</p> <p><strong>Jury Distinction "Outstanding Art Direction"</strong><br /><em><strong>La Confiture de papillons > Butterfly Jam</strong></em><br />Shih-Yen HUANG<br />France, Taiwan<br />ENSAD – ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">VR WORKS</h2> <p><strong>Cristal de la meilleure œuvre VR<br /><em>Replacements (Penggantian)</em></strong><br />Jonathan HAGARD<br />Germany, Indonesia, Japan<br />KAMPUNG AYU</p> <br /> <p>Congratulations to one and all, and a huge thank you to the <a title="Discover the 2021 jury members" href="" target="_blank">members of the jury</a>!</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you on 13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June 2022 for the Festival’s new edition, which will shine its spotlight on Swiss animation talents!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the 2021 Prize Winners" href="" target="_blank"><span class="pict_acces"> </span> Check out the 2021 Prize Winners</a></p> Sat, 19 Jun 2021 20:00:00 +0200 Thank You One and All! While the 2021 edition reaches its end, the entire Festival team would like to thank all those who contributed to its blinding success!<br /><p>Volunteers, partners, service providers, badgeholders, and all the members of our team, we take our hats off to each and every one of you, for your unrelenting support and enthusiasm that once again made this event a success!</p> <p><strong>Thank you to our volunteers</strong> for their support and faultless enthusiasm for taking part in this adventure!</p> <p><strong>Thank you to our partners</strong> who year after year continue to trust and provide us with their unflinching and precious support.</p> <p><strong>Thank you to our service providers</strong> who gave it their all and demonstrated exemplary efficiency.</p> <p><strong>Thank you to our participants</strong> who every year unfailingly choose Annecy to celebrate this common passion for animation.</p> <p><strong>Finally, thank you to all the organisation’s team</strong> for their devotion throughout the year.</p> <p>We very much look forward to <strong>seeing you on 13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June 2022</strong> for our 46<sup>th</sup> edition!</p> Sat, 19 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy 2021 Special Prizes <br /><p>This Friday 18<sup>th</sup> at 6:00 pm in Bonlieu, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival presented its 2021 Special Prizes. Congratulations to all the winners! And we thank our partners who chose to support these works.</p> <p>Let’s not wait any longer, here are the winners:</p> <p><strong>Festivals Connexion Award </strong><br /><em>Bestia > Beast</em><br />Hugo COVARRUBIAS <br />Chile<br />TREBOL 3 </p> <p><strong>Junior Jury Award for a Short Film</strong><br /><em>People in Motion</em><br />Christoph LAUENSTEIN, Wolfgang LAUENSTEIN<br />Germany<br />LAUENSTEIN & LAUENSTEIN FILMPRODUKTION</p> <p><strong>Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film</strong><br /><em>My Friend Who Shines in the Night</em><br />Grégoire DE BERNOUIS, Jawed BOUDAOUD, Simon CADILHAC, Hélène LEDEVIN<br />France<br />GOBELINS, L'ÉCOLE DE L'IMAGE</p> <p><strong>Young Audience Award </strong><br /><em>Kiko and the Animals </em><br />Yawen ZHENG <br />France, Suisse<br />FOLIMAGE, NADASDY FILM SARL</p> <p><strong>Prix du jury junior CANAL+</strong><br /><em>A Stone in the Shoe</em><br />Éric MONTCHAUD<br />France, Switzerland<br />XBO FILMS, NADASDY FILM SARL</p> <p><strong>FIPRESCI Award </strong><br /><em>Angakuksajaujuq > The Shaman's Apprentice</em><br />Zacharias KUNUK <br />Canada<br />TAQQUT PRODUCTIONS INC., ISUMA</p> <p><strong>Best Original Music Award for a Feature Film, sponsored by the SACEM</strong><br /><em>Flee</em><br />Uno HELMERSSON<br />Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden<br />SUN CREATURE STUDIO, FINAL CUT FOR REAL, VIVEMENT LUNDI !, MER FILMS, MOST FILM</p> <p><strong>Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, sponsored by the SACEM</strong><br /><em>The Awakening of the Insects</em><br />Denis VAUTRIN<br />France<br />OFFSHORE</p> <p><strong>André-Martin Award for a French Feature Film</strong><br /><em>Marona's Fantastic Tale</em><br />Anca DAMIAN<br />Romania, France, Belgium<br />APARTE FILM, SACREBLEU PRODUCTIONS</p> <p><strong>André-Martin Award for a French Short Film</strong><br /><em>Maalbeek</em><br />Ismaël Joffroy CHANDOUTIS<br />FILMS GRAND HUIT, FILMS À VIF</p> <p><strong>City of Annecy Award</strong><br /><em>Clara with a Mustache</em><br />Ilir BLAKCORI<br />Kosovo<br />MOLOS</p> <p><strong>YouTube Award </strong><br /> <em>Wochenbett > Postpartum</em><br />Henriette RIETZ <br />Germany<br />Henriette RIETZ</p> <br /> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the 2021 Special Awards" href="" target="_blank"><span class="pict_acces"> </span> Check out the 2021 Special Awards</a></p> Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 2021 Mifa Pitches Awards Discover all the winners of the 2021 Annecy Festival’s Mifa Pitches!<br /><p>As part of this Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s hybrid edition, the Mifa Pitches project leaders once again gave their best in the form of video pitches.</p> <p>Among the 433 projects submitted, 36 were selected by our expert committees and benefitted from remote coaching. As the Mifa draws to a close, discover the winners of the 2021 Mifa Pitches below:</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Short Films</h2> <p><strong>Arte France Prize</strong><br /><em>Gigi</em><br />Cynthia CALVI<br />France</p> <p><strong>Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des festivals Prize</strong><br /><em>Signal</em><br />Mathilde PARQUET, Emma CARRÉ<br />France</p> <p><strong>Ciclic Prize</strong><br /><em>Margarethe</em><br />Lucas MALBRUN<br />Germany, France</p> <p><strong>Ciclic Prize</strong><em><strong> </strong></em>(Animation du monde)<em><strong><br /></strong>Pasos para volar</em><br /><em>Steps to Fly</em><br />Nicolás CONTE<br />Argentina</p> <p><strong>NEF Animation Prize</strong><br /><em>Rajskie Ptaki<br />The Birds of Paradise</em><br />Tomek DUCKI<br />Poland</p> <p><strong>Open Workshop Prize </strong><br /><em>"two ice creams, please"</em><br />Jasmine ELSEN<br />Belgium</p> <p><strong>SACD Prize</strong><br /><em>Sulaimani</em><br />Vinnie BOSE<br />France</p> <p><strong>Prix Folimage</strong><em><strong> </strong></em>(label Animation du monde)<br /><em>Zanadrano</em><br /><em>Enfant de l'eau</em><br />Ridha ANDRIANTOMANGA<br />Madagascar</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">TV Series and Specials</h2> <p><strong>Ciclic Prize<br /></strong><strong>TitraFilm Prize</strong><br /><em>Pour exister<br />What It Takes</em><br />Fabien CORRE, Kelsi PHUNG<br />France</p> <p><strong>Ciclic Prize</strong><em><strong><br /></strong>Papa et moi<br />Dad and I</em><br />Olesya SHCHUKINA<br />France</p> <p><strong>Studios Alhambra Prize<br />TitraFilm Prize</strong><br /><em>L'Ourse et l'Oiseau<br />Bear and the Bird</em><br />Marie CAUDRY<br />France</p> <p><strong>Disney+ Prize for a New Series</strong><em><strong> </strong></em>(Animation du monde)<br /><em>Kuttan the Medicine Boy</em><br />Anand BABU<br />India</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Digital Experiences</h2> <p><strong>SACD "Interactive" Prize</strong><br /><em>Empereur<br />Emperor</em><br />Marion BURGER, Ilan COHEN<br />France</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Feature Films</h2> <p><strong>Ciclic Prize</strong><br /><em>In Waves<br /></em>Phuong Mai NGUYEN<br />France<em><br /></em></p> <p><em>Porcelain Birds<br />Les Oiseaux de porcelaine<br /></em>Max PORTIER, Ru KUWAHATA<br />France</p> <p><strong>Cristal Publishing Prize</strong><br /><em>Flow</em><br />Gints ZILBALODIS<br />France, Latvia</p> <p><strong>TitraFilm Prize</strong><br /><em>Sidi Kaba et la Porte du retour<br />Sidi Kaba and the Gateway Home</em><br />Rony HOTIN<br />France</p> <p>We would also like to thank all our partners who awarded these projects as well as the SACD, the 2021 Mifa Pitches official partner.<br /> Discover in the video the reasons why they chose these projects:</p> <div class="blc blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <p>Congratulations to all, and we look forward to seeing these projects finalised and screened at a future Annecy Festival edition!</p> <p>Mifa badgeholders can look at the Pitches until 31<sup>st</sup> December 2021 in our Video Library.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the 2021 Mifa Pitches Awards" href="" target="_blank"><span class="pict_acces"> </span> 2021 Mifa Pitches Awards</a></p> Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Bruno Bozzetto Receives the Honorary Cristal As part of the Annecy Festival’s 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary and the rescreening of the short film "An Award for Mr. Rossi", Marcel Jean presented the 2021 Honorary Cristal to Bruno Bozzetto.<br /><p>"<em>In 1960, Bruno Bozzetto was already present at Annecy with his film </em><strong>An Award for Mr. Rossi</strong><em>, and at the young age of 22 he had the opportunity to meet filmmakers in competition alongside him whose names are now legendary: Břetislav Pojar, Friz Freleng, John Halas, Dušan Vukotić, Norman McLaren, etc.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>Winner of the Winsor McCay Award presented by the ASIFA-Hollywood in 1982, the Short Film Golden Bear award in Berlin for </em><strong>Mistertao</strong><em> in 1990, the Animafest Zagreb's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and Oscar-nominated in 1991 for </em><strong>Grasshoppers</strong><em>, Bruno Bozzetto duly became Italy’s most iconic animation filmmaker, his feature film </em><strong>Allegro non troppo</strong><em> rose to the rank of being an ultimate classic in the history of animation.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>It is with great emotion that the Annecy International Animation Film Festival presents him with the Honorary Cristal as part of the event’s 60th anniversary.</em>"</p> <p><strong>Marcel Jean</strong><br /> Artistic Director</p> <p>After <strong>Jean-François Laguionie, Isao Takahata, Florence Miailhe, and Brad Bird</strong>, it’s Bruno Bozzetto’s turn to join the list of prestigious animation figures who have received the Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s Honorary Cristal.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Cristal d’honneur 2021 / Honorary Cristal : Bruno Bozzetto - Photo : ANNECY FESTIVAL/E. Perdu" src="" alt="Cristal d’honneur 2021 / Honorary Cristal : Bruno Bozzetto" width="500" height="667" /></p> Tue, 15 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The Annecy Festival’s 2021 Edition is Open! We officially declare the Annecy Festival’s 45th edition and its very 1st hybrid format open!<br /><p>This very first hybrid edition that is sporting the 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary colours kicks off today and lasts until 19<sup>th</sup> June.</p> <p>For the occasion this year, the Annecy Festival and Mifa team is thrilled to offer you numerous on-site events (screenings, exhibitions, signing sessions, etc.) but also online with masses of unpublished and exclusive content. An exceptional opportunity to take part in the Festival and enjoy animation’s best wherever you may be!</p> <p>The general public are also invited to enjoy the Village du Festival set up in the centre of the haras d’Annecy. The programme includes: open-air projections, an XploR Zone for all ages to experience VR, beginners’ animation workshops, etc.</p> <p>Our tools are available to help you organise your week as best as possible and make the most of everything the Festival has to offer you.</p> <ul> <li><a title="Check out the programme" href="" target="_blank">Find the full programme</a> on our website. </li> <li>To access our online content, go to our <a title="Access to the Viewing Platform" href="" target="_blank">Viewing Platform</a> </li> <li>And as usual, the <a title="Sign up to Annecy Network" href="" target="_blank">Annecy Network</a> is especially for badgeholders to make discussions and connections between professionals and enthusiasts easier.</li> </ul> <p>And now, let’s go and celebrate animation film: enjoy the Festival everyone!</p> Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Live 2021: is Live! Do you want to follow all the latest Festival news in real time, and have it all together in one spot? We did it just for you, here’s the Annecy Live platform!<br /><p>Whether you are attending on-site or online, whether you have an accreditation or you are part of the general public, <strong>Annecy Live provides access to all the Festival’s latest daily news</strong>.</p> <p>In just a couple of clicks you can check out all the highlights, exclusives, atmosphere, etc. It’s the perfect tool to keep you updated daily, so you don’t miss any of the Festival info or major events.</p> <p>It is also the place to share your Festival with the general public and professionals! <strong>By tagging the #annecyfestival on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram publications</strong>, you too can participate in the platform’s entertainment for the festivalgoers, and complement the official announcements!</p> <p>Check out the <a title="Visit Annecy Live website" href="" target="_blank">Annecy Live</a> site now!</p> Mon, 14 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Discover Our 2021 Collection of Exclusive Products Now! Once again this year, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival has all their official products available for you to enjoy during, and after the Festival, to extend that animation magic!<br /><p>Excited to celebrate the Festival’s 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary, and showcase the African continent this year, we have prepared some collectors’ items inspired by retro chic and vibrant colours:</p> <p>Organic cotton <strong>tote bag</strong> with all the names of the Annecy Festival’s short and feature film winners since the event’s creation; <strong>sketch book</strong> made with paper from sustainable forests; the <strong>official 2021 poster</strong> illustrated by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo; <strong>postcards </strong>of black and white photos from the Festival's archives; <strong><span>thermal bottle</span></strong> with an elegant design; <strong>certified category 1 mask</strong> to keep in with the current situation; souvenir <strong>magnet</strong> and <em>mug</em>, as well as collections from previous years!</p> <p class="illustration"><img src="" alt="" /></p> <p>You can find all these products in our physical official shop in Annecy (BD Fugue Café, Centre Bonlieu), or <strong><a title="Find all these products in our physical official shop in Annecy" href="" target="_blank">online</a></strong>.</p> <p style="margin-top: 30px;">Remember to get your accreditation to enjoy a non-stop animated week!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Get your accreditation!" href="" target="_blank"><span class="pict_acces"> </span> Get your accreditation!</a></p> Sat, 12 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 D-3 before the Festival! While the final preparations are underway for the 2021 edition, find out what Mickaël Marin, CEO, CITIA, and the Chairman of CITIA, have to say!<br /><p><strong>As from tomorrow at midday, the Village du Festival welcomes you to the Haras d’Annecy</strong> with masses of entertainment accessible to everyone! In particular on the programme are the <a title="Check out the Apen-air Screening programme" href="">open-air screenings</a>, which will begin this Sunday. A taster of the festivities that will be happening throughout the week in the city. After a year online, we are thrilled to once again be able to share all these animated moments.</p> <p>"<em>To meet again</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>With this single goal in mind, for nearly a year the CITIA team has been rallying to welcome the animation film community, betwixt lake and mountains. Since the 2019 edition and its impressive turnout, the path forward has been long and bumpy, and in spite of everything is still strewn with uncertainty.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>If Annecy 2020 was the epitome of resilience, Annecy 2021 will be that of combat. And is there any more noble battle than fighting to reposition Culture at the core of our existences? Is there any more illustrious hope than that of extolling works and their authors again, under the best possible conditions? Annecy seems thoroughly determined to stand its ground as animated cinema’s radiating center.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>All hail to those like us who never gave up and placed their trust in this project. We’re thinking of the CITIA team, of course, and their resolve to see Annecy and its cinemas once again thrumming with life. We’re also thinking of our partners, both institutional and private, steadfast at our sides even when the going is rough.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>But we send our regards, as well, to all professionals and artists worldwide who with their many expressions of support have encouraged us so much these past few months. This invisible thread binding generations of animation lovers has never snapped, and this unprecedented crisis might even – who knows – have reinforced the "yearning for Annecy". </em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>Lastly, if today Annecy is the world animation film capital that we know, let’s not forget the pioneers who, in 1960, cradled the destiny of this infant festival in the "Venice of the Alps". And we must also remember those who strove one after another, year after year, to turn this festival into an annual and unmissable event.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>Annecy 2021 will be an opportunity to thank them and to wander down memory lane through this singular history that owes nothing to chance but is the fruit of a far-reaching cultural policy and vision. While this past both honors and enthralls us, we are also turned toward the future with – for the first time – a tribute to African animation and especially to the young talents raising it up.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>May this edition of the Festival and Mifa – the very first hybrid one – allow us to meet again and to glory in all the things we have missed so dearly. </em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>Long live animation cinema, long live Annecy!</em>"</p> <p><strong> Chairman, CITIA</strong><br /> <strong>CEO, CITIA</strong>, MICKAËL MARIN</p> Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy’s Screening Events are Back! After a blackout year, Festivalgoers will be ecstatic that these events are back!<br /><p>The Screening Events have not lost their power of attraction with a programme that is once again full of masterpieces, each of them more eagerly awaited than the next! Check out the list of screenings:</p> <ul> <li><a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Looking for Magical DoReMi</em></a></li> <li><a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Wolfwalkers</em></a></li> <li>Opening Ceremony: <a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Josee, The Tiger and the Fish / Tomorrow’s Leaves</em></a></li> <li><a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Spirit Untamed</em></a></li> <li><a title="see the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Annecy, 60 Years and Still Animated!</em></a></li> <li><a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Even Mice Belong in Heaven</em></a></li> <li><a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>The Mitchells vs The Machines</em></a></li> <li><a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Luca</em></a></li> <li><a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko</em></a></li> <li><a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Coppelia</em></a></li> <li><a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon</em></a></li> <li>Closing Ceremony: <a title="See the programme" href="" target="_blank"><em>Jung & Restless / Boy Oh Boy / Flight / Blush / Us, Again</em></a></li> </ul> <p>In order to not miss out on any delights, browse the full programme here:</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the Sreening Events programme" href="" target="_blank"><span class="pict_acces"> </span> Check out the programme</a></p> Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200