Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2019, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:27:26 +0100 Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:27:26 +0100 The First Jury Members Announced The first 15 jury members’ names, who will have the mission of determining the Annecy Festival 2019 winners, have been revealed!<br /><p>During every edition of the Annecy International Animation Film festival the juries have the weighty task of determining the various Official Award winners. Discover the first 15 names, originating from 3 continents and no less than 9 countries, including eminent figures from the world of animation. Moreover, equality almost reigns over the jury, though women are the majority!</p> <p><strong>Feature Films</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Julie Gayet</strong> Producer – Rouge International – France </li> <li><strong>Yoshiaki Nishimura</strong> Founder, CEO & Producer – Studio Ponoc – Japan </li> <li><strong>Nora Twomey</strong> Partner & Creative Director – Cartoon Saloon – Ireland</li> </ul> <p><strong>Short Films</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Camélia Jordana</strong> Singer & Actress – France </li> <li><strong>Izabela Plucińska</strong> Director & Producer – ClayTraces – Poland </li> <li><strong>Koji Yamamura</strong> Director – Yamamura Animation, Inc. – Japan</li> </ul> <p><strong>Graduation Films and Off-Limits Short Films </strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Antonio Canobbio</strong> Senior Vice-president & Chief Creative Officer – Titmouse, Inc. – USA </li> <li><strong>Dean DeBlois</strong> Writer & Director – DreamWorks Animation – USA </li> <li><strong>Virginia Mori</strong> Director & Illustrator – Italy</li> </ul> <p><strong>TV and Commissioned Films</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Jinko Gotoh</strong> Producer – Netflix – USA </li> <li><strong>Vrej Kassouny</strong> Director – ReAnimania Int. Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan – Armenia </li> <li><strong>Judith Nora</strong> Producer – Silex Films – France</li> </ul> <p><strong>Contrechamp</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Anja Kofmel</strong> Director & Illustrator – Switzerland </li> <li><strong>Sébastien Onomo</strong> Producer – Les Films d’Ici/Special Touch – France </li> <li><strong>Gerben Schermer</strong> Curator Contemporary Art and Animation – Pays-Bas</li> </ul> <p>Explore the <a title="Check out the 2019 jury members" href="" target="_blank">jury members’ biographies</a> here, and see you on 15<sup>th</sup> June: the date they will be unveiling the complete Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019 Award Winners.</p> <p>Stay connected as more names will soon be revealed! In the meantime don’t forget <a title="Get your accreditation" href="" target="_blank">to get your accreditations</a> before the rates go up on 1<sup>st</sup> April 2019.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Gap Financing Call for Projects The Mifa is launching a new event for feature film producers: "Gap Financing: Meet the Producers", which starts with a call for projects!<br /><p>Year after year, the Annecy International Animation Film Market develops targeted meetings to increase its support for the various professional categories present at the event.</p> <p>In 2019 the Mifa launches a new event for feature film producers, <strong>Gap Financing: Meet the Producers</strong>.</p> <p>The Market would like to support producers of feature films in the final phase of development or production, having secured at least 85% of their budget, by giving them the opportunity to find new partners at dedicated meetings.</p> <p>To be able to organise these meetings, the Mifa is launching a call for projects for feature films. Producers, send your project now to benefit from these dedicated meetings and present your feature film to potential partners.</p> <p>You have until <strong>Friday 12<sup>th</sup> April 2019</strong> to send your registration document to the Mifa (<a title="Send your registration document to the Mifa" href=""></a>). The selected projects will be put online during the month of May 2019. If you are chosen, we will see you at the Annecy International Animation Film Market from 11<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""><span class="icon20_pdf"> </span> Regulations </a></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The First Short Films in Competition! A first portion of the Official Selection is revealed today. There are 80 short films in competition at the Annecy Festival 2019.<br /><p>The Annecy Festival reveals the first portion of the Official Selection in competition for the 2019 edition. This year it stands out due to the superior quality of the short films received, but, the average extended length of these shorts has resulted in many quality works being forced to one side, due to a lack of time available to screen them.</p> <p><strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, Artistic Director, Films & Programming, <strong>Laurent Million</strong>, <strong>Yves Nougarède</strong> and <strong>Sébastien Sperer</strong>, as well as <strong>Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme</strong>, Director of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, chose 80 shorts. Amongst these 40% were directed or co-directed by women, the second highest proportion in the history of the Festival! Geographically speaking 15 shorts are from Asia, which is a record figure for this region.</p> <p>Marcel Jean outlines the short films selection that will compete at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019:</p> <p><strong> > <a title="Check out the Short films in official selection" href="" target="_blank">40 Short Films</a> </strong><br /> "<em>Here Annecy Cristal Award winners rub shoulders with award winning filmmakers who were students, regular competitors, and unique discoveries that we can’t wait to show you. <br /> If the state of the world is once again discernable within the selection, over all it is far less severe than we have seen in previous years, and some of these films will bring a smile to your lips.</em>"</p> <p><strong>> <a title="Check out the Off-Limits Animation short films in official selection" href="" target="_blank">8 Off-Limits</a></strong><br /> "<em>The Off-Limits Animation category has the same finding, where some great names in experimental film (Pierre Hébert, Thorsten Fleisch, Thomas Renoldner, and Max Hattler) rub shoulders with new revelations such as Raphaële Bezin from France and the German, Felix Dierich.</em>"</p> <p><strong>> <a title="Check out the Perspective short films in official selection" href="" target="_blank">23 Perspectives</a></strong><br /> "<em>The 2019 selection is distinguished by the presence of several films describing personal and intimate experiences: Andrea Martignoni reveals a portrait about his recently deceased mother; Jordan Wong films the patterns on his mother’s clothes; Benjamin Hall co-directs a short film with his son Robin, aged 6; and lastly JoAnne Salmon presents a dramatic and touching self-portrait.</em>"</p> <p><strong>> <a title="Check out the Young Audience short films in official selection" href="" target="_blank">9 Young Audiences</a> </strong><br /> "<em>This year the selection process has allowed us to discover that filmmakers were mostly preoccupied with the question of how to deal with fear. We have developed a programme that is a kind of progression, the first films address preschool, and the last films address pre-adolescents</em>."</p> <p>Discover all the 80 Short Films in the Official Selection!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out all the official selection" href="" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> The Official Selection </a></p> <p>Congratulations to all the teams of the first selected short films!</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The director Rosto has died It is with great sadness that the Annecy Festival team has learned of the premature death of Rosto, at the age of 50, 8th March.<br /><p>Author, director, illustrator and musician, Rosto passed away this Friday 8th March, and he was in the throes of his first feature length animation film.</p> <p>Born 14<sup>th</sup> February 1969, his writing began a series of rock’n’roll songs for his group, <em>Thee Wreckers</em>. At the same time he founded the Rosto A.D. Studio where he started producing and directing short animation films.</p> <p>Between 1998 and 2014 he published the transmedia project <em>Mind My Gap</em>, an online serial graphic novel combining drawings, photographs and musical creations. This in turn inspired an animated short film trilogy: <em>Beheaded</em>, (<em>The Rise and Fall of the Legendary</em>) <em>Anglobilly Ferverson</em> (selected at Annecy in 2002) and <em>Jona/Tomberry</em>.</p> <p>A regular at Annecy Festival where several of his films were screened, he was a member of the selection committee for the short and feature films in 2004, alongside Régina Pessoa and Lolo Zazar, and was awarded the Sacem Prize for Best Original Music in 2013 for his short film <em>Lonely Bones</em>. Last year his short films were part of a Special Programme within the context of the theme <em>Music and Film Animation</em>, and he was speaker at the Animators and Musicians Masterclass.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Jurys 2004 ® A. Gobeli/CITIA" src="" alt="Jurys 2004 ® A. Gobeli/CITIA" width="650" height="325" /></p> <p>Nicolas Schmerkin (Autour de Minuit), Rosto’s loyal partner, prepared a few words after his death: "<em>But, before being a genius with images, a talented composer and a world figure in animation, he was first and foremost an exceptional being, a heart of gold in a rocker’s jacket, an unparalleled classy punk who made an impression on anyone he came across on his worldly travels. He became a friend and a brother, a companion whose journey stopped way too soon. He had just finished his musical tetralogy, of which the last piece, </em>Reruns<em>, in hindsight resounds like a testament.</em>"</p> <p>Marcel Jean, Artistic Director of the Annecy Festival, also gave tribute: "<em>My friend Rosto left in the great Splintertime ambulance yesterday. He was an immense artist, who contributed to renewing the creativeness of animation film, he made an impression on so many other artists, and fascinated thousands of moviegoers over the last 20 years. He was also, and especially, a great man, a kind of punk prince whose class, kindness and generosity was in stark contrast with his rocker’s elegant aloofness, his unique look drew attention as soon as he walked into a room. Rosto was attentive, brilliant and had extraordinary courtesy.</em>"</p> <p>All our sincere thoughts from the Annecy Festival team go to his family and loved ones. A screening will be devoted to him in the upcoming edition, as part of The Big Sleep.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The Looney Tunes world premiere! Monday 10<sup>th</sup> June 2019, Warner Bros. Animation will screen Looney Tunes Cartoons as a world premiere during the Annecy Festival opening ceremony on the open air big screen!<br /><p>Bugs Bunny! Daffy Duck! The Looney Tunes are back! The classic characters, from Warner Bros. Animation, return in <strong><em>Looney Tunes Cartoons</em></strong>, a series of new shortform cartoons, debuting at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June 2019. The next chapter of the iconic Looney Tunes story, featuring a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling, will have <strong>its world debut on Monday, 10<sup>th</sup> June</strong>, as part of the Opening Ceremony festivities, with <em>Looney Tunes Cartoons</em> shorts playing in front of the previously announced opening film, <em>Playmobil: The Movie</em>.</p> <p><em>Looney Tunes Cartoons</em> shorts will also be a part of the <strong>open-air screenings on Monday, 10<sup>th</sup> June</strong>, so the general public can also enjoy the fun with Bugs Bunny and his pals.</p> <p>But wait, thththat’s not all folks, Warner Bros. Animation’s presence to showcase the most ambitious Looney Tunes content initiative to date continues on Wednesday, 12<sup>th</sup> June, during a Looney Tunes Cartoons session, when <strong>Peter BROWNGARDT</strong> (<em>Looney Tunes Cartoons</em> Executive Producer), <strong>Alex KIRWAN</strong> (<em>Looney Tunes Cartoons</em> Supervising Producer), <strong>Audrey DIEHL</strong> (Vice President, Series, Warner Bros. Animation) and <strong>Sam REGISTER</strong> (President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series) will screen more shorts and present a behind-the-scenes look inside the production of one of the studio’s most iconic franchises.</p> <p><strong><em>LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS</em>: Series Description</strong><br /> Looney Tunes Cartoons is a series of new short form cartoons starring the iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters. With a crew of some of the premiere artists working in animation today, each "season" will produce <strong>1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation</strong> that will be distributed across multiple platforms — including digital, mobile and broadcast.</p> <p><em>Looney Tunes Cartoons</em> echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts, with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other marquee Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven and visually vibrant stories. Each cartoon will vary from one to six minutes in length and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be "written" and drawn by the cartoonists, allowing their own personality and style to come through in each cartoon.</p> <p><em>Looney Tunes Cartoons</em> is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members including Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) and Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa) serve as executive producers.</p> <p>Get ready for the Looney Tunes comeback and their crazy gags, set-up by Warner Bros. Animation at various times during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.</p> <p>Remember to <a title="Get your accreditation" href="" target="_blank">get your accreditation</a> so you don’t miss anything all week!</p> <p><br /> <a class="btn btn1" title="Read the press release" href="" target="_blank"><span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> Read the press release</a></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Japanese Animation is in the Spotlight After announcing that Japanese animation will be in the spotlight for the 2019 edition, Annecy Festival reveals a few of the programme highlights.<br /><p>This year the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market chose to showcase Japanese animation. After the unveiling of the poster designed by Charlotte Gastaut, it is time to take a glimpse at some of the programme.<br /><strong> </strong></p> <h2>Yôichi Kotabe: guest of honour</h2> <p class="illustration"><img title="KOTABE Yôichi – Photo : NAMIKI Takashi" src="" alt="KOTABE Yôichi – Photo : NAMIKI Takashi" width="250" height="250" /></p> <p>He is one of his country’s most brilliant animators, a privileged witness to the golden age of cartoons, sidekick to Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki as early as <em>Prince of the Sun</em>, the <em>Great Adventure of Horus</em>, and director of the animation <em>Panda! Go Panda!</em> and <em>Chie, the Brat</em>, as well as the <em>Heidi </em>and <em>Marco </em>series.<br /><strong> </strong></p> <h2>Yoshiaki Nishimura & Koji Yamamura: jury members</h2> <p class="illustration"><img title="NISHIMURA Yoshiaki, YAMAMURA Koji – Photos : DR" src="" alt="NISHIMURA Yoshiaki, YAMAMURA Koji – Photos : DR" width="650" height="300" /></p> <p>These two eminent Japanese figures will be jury members at the Festival. The first is founder, CEO and producer at Studio Ponoc, and the second is director for Yamamura Animation, Inc. Both have had one or several of their films nominated at the Oscars.<br /><strong> </strong></p> <h2>Screening of <em>Modest Heroes</em>: French premiere</h2> <p>A screening event will be devoted to <em>Modest Heroes</em>, a collection of three short films from Studio Ponoc: <em>Kanini & Kanino</em> (written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi), <em>Life Ain’t Gonna Lose</em> (written and directed by Yoshiyuki Momose) and Invisible (written and directed by Akihiko Yamashita).<br /><strong> </strong></p> <h2><em>Venus War</em>: a tribute to a legendary film</h2> <p>A 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary screening of <em>Venus War</em>, by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, a film that is an integral part of Japanese animation history.</p> <p><strong>Also:</strong><br />An <strong>exhibition</strong>, programmes that include <strong>historical shorts</strong> and <strong>classic films</strong>, a Japanese delegation and a 150m² stand at Mifa.</p> <p>"<em><strong>In 1999 the Annecy Festival honored Japanese animation, making this cinematography the first to receive such a distinction.</strong> At that time the great authors of Japanese animation were just emerging to the European audience and the craze for Anime was gaining popularity with young moviegoers. </em><br /> <em>20-years later Annecy is placing Japanese animation in the spotlight once again. This is because there is still so much to say about this cinematography where vitality has never waned, and despite the enormous audience it sustains there are still many hidden treasures: there are several works that have rarely been shown, entirely or in part, in the West, and <strong>we long to share these discoveries to a much wider audience.</strong></em></p> <p><em>With our gathered expertise and close affiliations with several prominent players in the Japanese animation industry, Annecy 2019 will provide an unprecedented view of this complex cinematography. One that has marked international contemporary cinema in more ways than one. <strong>So, we invite you to this remarkable rendezvous to discover a whole new side to Japanese animation!</strong></em><strong>"</strong></p> <p><strong>Marcel Jean, Artistic Director <br />      </strong></p> <p>Japanese animation invites you to Annecy from 10<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> June 2019!</p> <p>For more information, check out our webpage <a title="More info about Annecy 2019" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Zoom 2019</strong></a> or the related <a title="Read the press release" href="" target="_blank">press release</a>.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Congratulations to the Singaporean winners! Animation du Monde continue their pitch sessions and two new winners were chosen in Manilla in the Philippines: Jerrold Chong and Mark Wee.<br /><p>For the very first time an Animation du Monde workshop was held at the Alliance Française de Manille in the Philippines, 18<sup>th</sup> to 22<sup>nd</sup> February 2019. The aim was to go in search of local talented animators, to enable them to present their projects at the Annecy International Animation Film Market in June.</p> <p>Following a call for projects six were selected to participate in a workshop, followed by a pitch session in front of three experts: Claire Fouquet (author, director), Ron Dyens (producer, Sacrebleu) and Géraldine Baché (Head of Animation Education & Mifa Projects, CITIA).</p> <p>In the end it was <em><strong>The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye</strong></em>, by <strong>Jerrold Chong</strong> and <strong>Mark Wee</strong> that was the winning project. The two authors will be invited to present their project during the Animation du Monde Pitches at the Mifa, Annecy in June.</p> <p>Congratulations to the winners!</p> <br /> <p class="illustration"><a title="Visit Embassy of France in Manilla website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="120" height="117" /></a>      <a title="Visit the ACPI website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="150" height="96" /></a>       <a title="Visit FDCP website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="72" height="120" /></a>       <a title="Visit DTI website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="120" height="120" /></a></p> <p>During their visit, CITIA also held an animation educational workshop at the Saint Jude College. <a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">Discover the stop motion film</a> produced by the pupils!</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Animation Education is being exported For the very first time, as part of its animation education mission, CITIA went to meet some Filipino children in Manilla to introduce them to stop motion animation.<br /><p>CITIA are developing educational infrastructures aimed at young pupils to enable them to understand moving image techniques. For the very first time a workshop was held in Manilla in the Philippines, at the Saint Jude College, from 19<sup>th</sup> to 22<sup>nd</sup> February. <strong>Géraldine Baché</strong>, the Head of Animation Education at CITIA, and <strong>Claire Fouquet</strong>, author and director, intervened for three afternoons with a class of 25 children aged 9 to 12.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Photo : G. Baché/CITIA" src="" alt="" width="650" height="500" /><br /> <br /><img title="Photo : G. Baché/CITIA" src="" alt="" width="650" height="153" /></p> <p>With the pupils, a story was imagined around a song, a storyboard was built, the sets and characters made, and thanks to their stop motion course initiation, they produced a short film <em>Friendship</em>. The opening title sequence was then created on Cintiq, thanks to Wacom loaning the equipment.</p> <p>Discover the finished film!</p> <div class="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>This workshop would not have been possible without the <a title="Visit French Embassy in the Philippines website" href="" target="_blank">French Embassy in the Philippines</a>, the ACPI (<a title="Visit the ACPI website" href="" target="_blank">Animation Council of the Philippines</a>), Mrs Leonides Mascarenas, the Grade 6 Advisor of the Saint Jude College and her class.</p> <p>A great first time success that no doubt will be repeated!</p> <p class="illustration"><a title="Visit French Embassy in the Philippines website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="120" height="117" /></a>               <a title="Visit the ACPI website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="150" height="96" /></a></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 New edition, new poster! The illustrator Charlotte Gastaut has designed the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival edition’s visual identity.<br /><p>This year <a title="More info about Charlotte Gastaut" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Charlotte Gastaut</strong></a>, French illustrator, has created the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market poster.</p> <p>She explains her creative process for this poster: <br /> "<em>The idea was to harmonise the themes of this year’s Festival (Japan, cuisine), Annecy and animation, all within one image.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>I worked on my design by adopting the Japanese printing codes: colour graduation, mist and space. I conjured up the sense of animation with the movement of the floating leaves, the time passing with day and night. Cuisine is brought to life through the acidulous colours and the rice grain print on her clothes. Annecy, with the lake, and the mountains reflected in the water. Just like that, the poster was born!</em>"</p> <p>Born in April 1974, Charlotte Gastaut grew up in Marseille, the city that defines her, and later moved to Paris graduating in 1996 from the ESAG graphic design school. She illustrated for newspapers, advertising agencies and trend agencies before illustrating her first book in 2001, at Albin Michel Editions, <em>Les Trois Arbres de la vie</em> by Giorda.</p> <p>In 2004 her encounter with Charlotte Moundlic, at the Groupe Flammarion publishing house, will subsequently produce works including <em>Le Grand Voyage de mademoiselle Prudence</em>, <em>Poucette </em>and <em>Peau d’Âne</em>.</p> <p>Currently, Charlotte Gastaut has many diverse clients counting Fendi, Diptyque, L’Occitane, Van Cleef & Arpels, Godiva and Hermès. She recently launched her own brand of illustrated silk scarves, <em>Charlotte Gastaut Collections</em>. The beginning of a new chapter.</p> <p>Discover the poster <br /> <a class="btn btn1" title="See the poster Annecy 2018" href=""><span class="icon20_hd"> </span> Download</a></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:57:00 +0100 World premiere of Playmobil: The Movie The film will be premiered at the opening ceremony at Annecy, Monday 10<sup>th</sup> June. An event that will kick off the week’s festivities dedicated to animation!<br /><p><em><strong>Playmobil: The Movie</strong></em>, was presented at the Work in Progress during the 2018 Festival. Directed by <strong>Lino DiSalvo</strong>, who worked almost 17 years at Disney, known especially for his role as Head of Animation for the Oscar winning feature length film: <em>Frozen</em>. <em>Playmobil</em> tells the story of Marla, who goes in search of her little brother Charlie when he disappears into the Playmobil® universe.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Playmobil © 2019 – 2.9 Film Holding – Morgen Production" src="" alt="Playmobil © 2019 – 2.9 Film Holding – Morgen Production" width="338" height="500" /></p> <p>The film is produced by the studio <strong>ON Animation Studios</strong> (Montréal), part of the ON Kids & Family group, based in Paris and managed by Aton Soumache, who is recognised for producing the feature film <em>The Little Prince</em>.</p> <p><strong>Synopsis</strong><br /> When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, unprepared Marla (Anya Taylor Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home.<br /> As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) and many more.<br /> Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!</p> <p><strong>Learn more about Lino DiSalvo</strong><br /> Lino DiSalvo is an American film director and writer. After graduating from Vancouver Film School he fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became one of the youngest animators to join Disney’s coveted animation ranks.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Lino DiSalvo © ON Animation Studios" src="" alt="Lino DiSalvo © ON Animation Studios" width="500" height="240" /></p> <p>DiSalvo spent almost 17 years at Disney Feature Animation and served as Head of Animation on Disney’s <em>Frozen</em>, which went on to earn over $1.2 billion at the global box office and win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. His other credits include: Supervising Animator; <em>Tangled </em>and <em>Bolt</em>, Animator; <em>Meet the Robinsons</em>, <em>Chicken Little</em>, <em>102 Dalmatians</em> and <em>Reign of Fire</em>.</p> <p>DiSalvo served as Creative Director for Paramount Animation before joining Paris-based, ON Animation Studios (Producers of 2016’s <em>The Little Prince</em>) as Head of Creative. His directorial debut, <em>Playmobil: The Movie</em> is based on an original story of his and set for release in August, 2019.</p> <p>DiSalvo is currently developing his next animated feature, The Badalisc, which is inspired by Italian folklore and draws heavily from his cultural heritage.</p> <p>The world premiere screening is Monday 10<sup>th</sup> June in the presence of the producers and the director Lino DiSalvo.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:00:00 +0100 Annecy 2019 accreditations are open! Festival, Meetings, Mifa: accreditations are open. Browse the offers and take your pick. The perfect opportunity to discover Annecy’s new image!<br /><p>Online accreditations are officially open for Annecy 2019 edition. You have already discovered this year’s two themes: <strong>Japanese Animation</strong> and <strong>Gastronomy</strong>. A rich and varied program awaits you in June, discover it online over the coming months!</p> <p>This year the <strong>Annecy International Animation Film Festival</strong> will be held from Monday 10<sup>th</sup> to Saturday 15<sup>th</sup> June 2019, the Meetings from Monday 10<sup>th</sup> to Friday 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019 and the <strong>International Animation Film Market (Mifa)</strong> from Tuesday 11<sup>th</sup> to Friday 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019.</p> <p>Choose the accreditation that best suits your needs and expectations:</p> <p>- <strong>Festival Accreditation:</strong> enjoy the complete Official Selection, with the new arrivals VR works in competition and the Contrechamp selection, enhanced with Screening Events, Special Programs, as well as Exhibitions, Signing Sessions, Open Air Screenings, and more! <br /><strong><a title="Get your accreditation" href="" target="_blank">Register here for the Festival accreditation!</a></strong> </p> <p>- <strong>Meetings Accreditation:</strong> complement the Festival accreditation access with Conferences, Making Of, Keynotes, Work in Progress, Masterclasses and Studio Focus. The Meetings Accreditation enables you to listen and discuss with numerous animation geniuses and experts. <br /><strong><a title="Get your accreditation" href="" target="_blank">Register here for the Meetings accreditation!</a></strong></p> <p>- <strong>Mifa Accreditation:</strong> have even more access with the Mifa accreditation. It groups together the Festival and Meetings offers and also opens the doors to the Market where you will discover the Mifa Pitches, Mifa Campus, Share With, Demo Sessions, Territory Focus (Pitching & Industry), Meet the, Mifa Special events, and where you will find the Stands & Pavilions, Training Institutes, Recruitment, New Technologies, VR Areas and more. <br /> > Take advantage of the early bird price before the 28/02!<br /> <a title="Get your accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Register here for the Mifa accreditation!</strong></a></p> <p>Accreditations devised for <a title="Get your accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Students and Training Institutes</strong></a>, the <a title="Get your Press accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Press</strong></a>, <a title="Get your accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Professionals</strong></a> and <a title="Get your accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Buyers</strong></a> are also open!</p> <p><strong>Information not to be missed:</strong></p> <ul> <li>You still have a few days left to submit your short films (15/02), feature films (15/03) and VR works (15/04)! <br /><a title="Submit your film" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Submit a film</strong></a></li> <li><a title="Reserve your accommodation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Reserve your accommodation</strong></a> now for the month of June!  </li> <li>Contact <a title="More info about My Mifa Concierge" href="" target="_blank"><strong>My Mifa Concierge</strong></a> services to organise your visit for you! </li> <li>Lastly, browse the brand-new Annecy website, and discover its fresh new image!</li> </ul> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Annecy 2019: the Mifa is always trailblazing! This indispensable annual gathering continues to evolve whilst consistently fulfilling everyone’s needs!<br /><h2>Redesigned spaces to optimise "your Mifa"</h2> <ul> <li><strong>A new marquee, on the steps of the Impérial Palace</strong> sheltering the Mifa Welcome Area. There will also be a new Press Room with a terrace, in order to upgrade your welcome and simplify your access to the Market.</li> <li><strong>A larger and more enhanced VR area</strong></li> <li><strong>A 1,500m² platform on the lake</strong> (700m² in 2018), which, for the first time, will host stands with terraces, a new conference room seating 300, and as usual the Chill Out Area.</li> <li><strong>The private Plage du Mifa</strong> (Mifa Beach) allows you to plan appointments, lunches and even cocktail parties, with complete peace of mind, in addition to enjoying the Chill Out Area on the lake!</li> </ul> <p><img src="" alt="" width="585" height="422" /></p> <h2>Increased support</h2> <p><strong>Buyers</strong><br /> <strong>The creation of a Buyers’ Club.</strong> Right at the heart of the Mifa there will be a new area entirely dedicated to buyers, to assist them in their appointments and facilitate access to: 6 viewing units, private tables and a privileged welcome throughout the week.</p> <p><strong>Operators </strong><br /> For the first time at the Mifa, there will be an afternoon of screening feature films in the last stages of production dedicated to operators, in partnership with the AFCA, to give support to adult animation feature films.</p> <p><a title="More info about the Gap Financing: Meet the Producers" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Gap Financing: Meet the Producers</strong></a><br /> The Mifa supports producers of feature films in the final phase of funding (85% secured), by allowing them to showcase their projects and have dedicated appointments.</p> <br /> <p><em>“At the beginning of 2019, the Mifa once again wishes you the very best and announces their new year’s resolutions!</em></p> <p><em>Faced with constant evolution, whether for the Mifa or the animation sector in general (AVMS Directive of the European Parliament, CNC Animation Plan, Audiovisual Reform, etc.), new measures are needed. In order to take into account the numerous changes announced the Mifa is evolving, developing new infrastructures and setting up new meeting formats to accompany animation at all levels: a larger number of meeting areas at the heart of the Mifa, to facilitate discussions and to improve all badgeholders’ welcome, support producers in financing feature films, support buyers, sellers, distributors and operators for improved film diffusion, support project leaders, develop VR, etc.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Welcome and support</strong> will be the Mifa 2019’s catchphrase!”</em></p> <p><strong>Véronique Encrenaz,</strong> Head of Mifa</p> <h2>And also</h2> <p>The renewal of the <strong><a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">"Creative Europe MEDIA" Umbrella</a>, international meetings with women in animation organised by Women in Animation and Les Femmes s’Animent, Mifa Campus, etc.</strong></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Happy New Year 2019! The entire team at CITIA, organisers of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Mifa, wish you an excellent 2019!<br /><p>New projects, enriching encounters and overflowing creativity: CITIA wishes you a marvelous 2019, devoted to animation!</p> <div class="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>CITIA are thrilled to renew their collaboration with the students at the École des Nouvelles Images, who are responsible for this animated greeting card.</p> <p>Check out the other five greeting cards created by the students for the same promotion.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Voir les vidéos" href="" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> Watch the videos </a></p> <p>Stay connected to receive all the latest news that we have in store for 2019!<br /><strong>     </strong></p> <p><strong><a title="Visit Ecole des Nouvelles Images website" href="" target="_blank">The École des Nouvelles Images</a>  </strong><br /> The École des Nouvelles Images provides higher training of excellence in Avignon. Over a period of 5-years of studies the students learn about all the animation and computer graphics professions.<br /> The greeting cards were created by the 3<sup>rd</sup> year students. This team exercise is the first project of the year (using any choice of techniques). Then, during the second trimester a 3D creative exercise is organised. <br /> From script writing to the movie theater, students validate their knowledge through all the stages of 3D production. Intense and structuring, the École des Nouvelles Images reveals the characters of each individual and faces them up to the realities of the professional world.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Mifa 2019 – Our International Representatives The Annecy International Film Animation Market is all over the world!<br /><p>The Mifa is the largest international market dedicated to animated film. It is organized alongside the Annecy International Film Animation Festival, and will take place <strong>from 11<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019</strong>.</p> <p>To help your participation run smoothly and answer any questions you may have we are working with the official representatives from all the continents.<br /> Please contact them for information or to organize your trip in the best possible way.</p> <p><strong>Japan: <a title="Contactez Akira Yamaguchi" href="">Akira Yamaguchi</a></strong></p> <p><strong>South Korea: <a title="Contactez André Lee Seung-wook" href="">André Lee Seung-wook</a></strong></p> <p><strong>India & South East Asia: <a title="Contactez Anand Gurnani" href="">Anand Gurnani</a></strong></p> <p><strong>USA: <a title="Contactez Heather Kenyon" href="">Heather Kenyon</a></strong></p> <p><strong>China: <a title="Contactez Chloé Rui Guo" href="">Chloé Rui Guo</a></strong></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Annecy: official festival partner with the Annie Awards™ Annecy joins the Ottawa, Hiroshima and Zagreb festivals by becoming a partner of the Annie Awards™, that are organised by the ASIFA-Hollywood, International Animated Film Society.​<br /><p>As part of these partnerships, ASIFA-Hollywood has allowed the festivals’ grand prize winners to submit their work for Annie Award™ consideration at no charge. This year, there are 10 festival grand prize winners who have submitted for an Annie Award™. The hope is that these festival partnerships will help to expand the scope of the Annie Awards™ internationally.</p> <p>When asked about this festival initiative, <strong>Frank Gladstone</strong>, ASIFA-Hollywood's executive director remarked, "<em>For years, we have been trying to enlarge the scope of the Annie Awards to include more international productions. Adding Annecy and the other major animation festivals as Annie partners is another way to bring an expanding world-wide scope to both our event, as well as giving well- deserved industry attention to so many more worthwhile projects.</em>"</p> <p>"<em>We are thrilled to collaborate with ASIFA-Hollywood in promoting artistic animated creations.<br />This is an additional opportunity to support films and directors by giving them improved visibility competing at the prestigious Annie AwardsTM, who give genuine acknowledgment to animation professionals.</em>"<br /><strong>Mickaël Marin</strong>, CEO, CITIA</p> <p><strong>ASIFA-Hollywood</strong><br /> ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international ASIFA organization, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, Animation Educators Forum, animated film preservation, special events, scholarships and screenings.</p> <p>For more information: <a title="Visit ASIFA-Hollywood website" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:00:00 +0100