Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2022, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Tue, 05 Jul 2022 11:28:39 +0200 Tue, 05 Jul 2022 11:28:39 +0200 The Annecy Award Winners are at the Forum des images! The Annecy Festival goes to Paris to present screening events of award-winning works from its 2022 edition.<br /><p>On 29<sup>th</sup> and 30<sup>th</sup> June, the Forum des images invite the general public to discover the 2022 award-winners of the short films, graduation films, TV and commissioned films and two award-winning feature films as premieres!</p> <p>The Parisian public will especially be able to discover the feature films that between them received the Cristal for a Feature Film, the Jury Award, and the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution:</p> <ul> <li><strong><em>Little Nicholas – Happy as Can Be</em></strong><br />On Wednesday 29<sup>th</sup> June at 4:00 pm (Cristal for a Feature Film)</li> <li><strong><em>Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens</em></strong><br />On Wednesday 29<sup>th</sup> June 9:00 pm (Jury Award and Gan Foundation Award for Distribution)</li> </ul> <p>To reserve your seats and discover the programme in detail, visit the <a class="link-underline" title="Book your screening!" href="" target="_blank">Forum des images</a> website.</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 "Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens" at L’Auditorium Seynod Take advantage of the catch-up screening to discover an award-winning film that didn’t win just one award, but two!<br /><p>The Festival invites you<strong> to L’Auditorium Seynod this Wednesday 22<sup>nd</sup> at 9:00 pm for a free screening</strong> of the film by Alain Ughetto, <em>Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens</em>. This film just won the Jury Award and the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution!</p> <p>Movie friends, if you missed its screening during the Festival week, it’s the dream opportunity to discover the film!</p> Tue, 21 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 "The Little Nicholas" at the Comœdia in Lyon The Annecy Festival heads to Lyon for a unique screening!<br /><p>The Festival packed up and left Annecy this Saturday 18<sup>th</sup> June, but didn’t disappear completely! For one night only, the Festival heads to Lyon with a treat from this 2022 edition, the film that scooped the Cristal for a Feature Film!</p> <p>This is the only opportunity to discover as a premiere screening <em>Little Nicholas – As Happy as Can Be!</em></p> <p><strong>On Sunday 26<sup>th</sup> June at 11:15 am, come over to the Lyonnaise Arthouse cinema the Comœdia</strong>.</p> <p>Visit the Comœdia’s website to reserve your seat: <a class="link-underline" title="Book your screening!" href="" target="_blank"><br />Little Nicholas – As Happy as Can Be! premiering at the Cinéma Lyon - Comœdia</a></p> <br /> Tue, 21 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 2022 Official Awards’ Winners The Annecy Festival announces the winners of all its Official Awards!<br /><p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s 46<sup>th</sup> edition is drawing to a close. This year, the public were ever more present for this return to a 100% on-site event! More than 13,000 badgeholders were here to celebrate the best in animation film. <br />A huge thank you to you all!</p> <p>We couldn’t be more excited about seeing you again next year, and we can already announce that Mexico will be taking centre stage for the Annecy Festival’s 47th edition, which will be held from 12<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June 2023!</p> <p>During this Festival’s Closing Ceremony the Official Awards’ winners were announced!  <br /><br /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Discover all the 2022 winners here!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="btn btn1" title="2022 winners" href="" target="_blank"><span>Discover all the 2022 winners</span></a></p> Sat, 18 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Many Thanks! Without them the Festival would not be what it is, thank you everyone!<br /><p>Volunteers, partners, service providers, badgeholders, and members of our team, the time has come to thank you all for your work in this 2022 edition.</p> <br /> <p><strong>Thank you to our volunteers</strong> whose enthusiasm and commitment every year make the Annecy Festival glorious.</p> <p><strong>Thank you to our partners</strong> for their loyalty and precious support. </p> <p><strong>Thank you to our service providers</strong> for their contribution and professionalism.</p> <p><strong>Lastly, thank you to our badgeholders</strong>, more than 13,000 in number for coming to celebrate animation film with us!</p> <p>Thank you for making the heart of the world capital of animation beat faster!</p> <br /> <div class="blc_iframe suggestions"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="390" height="219"></iframe></div> <p>We are so looking forward to seeing you all again at the Annecy Festival’s 47<sup>th</sup> edition. <strong>From 12<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June 2023, Mexican animation will be taking centre stage!</strong></p> Sat, 18 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy has Awarded its First Prizes At 6:00 pm today in the Bonlieu, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival just unveiled its 9 Special Prizes. Discover who won these Partners Prizes or complementary prizes to the Official Awards. Congratulations to all the winners!<br /><h1 style="text-align: center;">SPECIAL PRIZES ANNECY 2022:</h1> <br /> <p style="margin-bottom: 0;"><strong style="font-size: 18px;">France TV Award for a Short Film</strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td class="intitule" style="vertical-align: top;" align="left" valign="top"> <h2><img class="pull-gauche" style="margin-right: 10px;" title="Amok" src="" alt="Amok" width="390" height="230" /> <strong><em>Amok</em></strong></h2> <p><strong>Balázs TURAI</strong><br /> Hungary, Romania <br />BODDAH, SAFE FRAME</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-top: 40px;"><strong style="font-size: 18px;">CANAL+ Junior Jury Award</strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td class="intitule" style="vertical-align: top;" align="left" valign="top"> <h2><img class="pull-gauche" style="margin-right: 10px;" title="La calesita" src="" alt="" width="390" height="230" /> <strong><em>La calesita</em></strong></h2> <p><strong>Augusto SCHILLACI</strong><br /> Argentina, USA <br />REEL FX ANIMATION</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-top: 40px;"><strong style="font-size: 18px;">Young Audience Award</strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td class="intitule" style="vertical-align: top;" align="left" valign="top"> <h2><img class="pull-gauche" style="margin-right: 10px;" title="The Queen of the Foxes" src="" alt="" width="390" height="230" /> <strong><em>The Queen of the Foxes</em></strong></h2> <p><strong>Marina ROSSET</strong><br /> Switzerland <br />MARINA ROSSET PRODUCTIONS</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-top: 40px;"><strong style="font-size: 18px;">Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, sponsored by the SACEM</strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td class="intitule" style="vertical-align: top;" align="left" valign="top"> <h2><img class="pull-gauche" style="margin-right: 10px;" title="The Queen of the Foxes" src="" alt="" width="390" height="230" /> <strong><em>The Queen of the Foxes</em></strong></h2> <p><strong>Rahel ZIMMERMANN</strong><br /> Switzerland <br />MARINA ROSSET PRODUCTIONS</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-top: 40px;"><strong style="font-size: 18px;">Best Original Music Award for a Feature Film, sponsored by the SACEM</strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td class="intitule" style="vertical-align: top;" align="left" valign="top"> <h2><img class="pull-gauche" style="margin-right: 10px;" title="Quantum Cowboys" src="" alt="" width="390" height="230" /> <strong><em>Quantum Cowboys</em></strong></h2> <p><strong>Howe GELB, Maciej ZIELINSKI</strong><br /> USA <br />FIT VIA VI, SWERVE PICTURES</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-top: 40px;"><strong style="font-size: 18px;">André-Martin Award for a French Short Film</strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td class="intitule" style="vertical-align: top;" align="left" valign="top"> <h2><img class="pull-gauche" style="margin-right: 10px;" title="Histoire pour 2 trompettes" src="" alt="" width="390" height="230" /> <strong><em>Histoire pour 2 trompettes</em></strong></h2> <p><strong>Amandine MEYER</strong><br /> France <br />MIYU PRODUCTIONS</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-top: 40px;"><strong style="font-size: 18px;">Festivals Connexion Award </strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td class="intitule" style="vertical-align: top;" align="left" valign="top"> <h2><img class="pull-gauche" style="margin-right: 10px;" title="Terra incognita" src="" alt="" width="390" height="230" /> <strong><em>Terra incognita</em></strong></h2> <p><strong>Pernille KJAER, Adrian DEXTER</strong><br /> Denmark, France <br />IKKI FILMS, INSOLENCE PRODUCTIONS, SUN CREATURE</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-top: 40px;"><strong style="font-size: 18px;">YouTube Award</strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td class="intitule" style="vertical-align: top;" align="left" valign="top"> <h2><img class="pull-gauche" style="margin-right: 10px;" title="The Invention of Less" src="" alt="" width="390" height="230" /> <strong><em>The Invention of Less</em></strong></h2> <p><strong>Noah ERNI</strong><br /> Switzerland <br />STUDIO UUUH!</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin-top: 40px;"><strong style="font-size: 18px;">City of Annecy Award</strong></p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td class="intitule" style="vertical-align: top;" align="left" valign="top"> <h2><img class="pull-gauche" style="margin-right: 10px;" title="Reparations" src="" alt="" width="390" height="230" /> <strong><em>Reparations</em></strong></h2> <p><strong>Wilson BORJA</strong><br /> Colombia <br />AUTOBOTIKA</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 17 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 2022 Mifa Pitches Prizes The winners of the Mifa Pitches 2022 edition have been revealed!<br /><p>Each year, almost 500 project leaders from around the world apply to the Mifa Pitches in the hope of presenting their project at Annecy to an audience of professionals seeking original content.</p> <p>This year, 32 projects were selected out of the 472 submitted. As the Mifa draws to a close, without further delay let’s discover the winners!<br /> Congratulations to them all!</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Short Film Pitches</h2> <p><strong>Studios Alhambra Prize</strong> (Animation du monde)<strong><br />Folimage Prize – Young Talent Booster </strong> (Animation du monde)<br /><em>The Little Hot-Water Bag</em><br />Yuliana Paula BRUTTI<br />Argentina</p> <p><strong>NEF Animation Prize</strong><br /><em>The Little White Queen</em><br />Mathieu GEORIS, Théo HANOSSET<br />Belgium</p> <p><strong>Open Workshop Prize</strong><strong> </strong>(Animation du monde)<br /><em>Petra and the Sun</em><br />Stefania MALACCHINI, Maria Luisa FURCHE<br />Chile</p> <p><strong>SACD Prize<br />Arte France Prize</strong><br /><em>The Day I Smoked a Cigarette with My Father</em><br />Robin VOUTERS, Sameh MORSY<br />France, Egypt</p> <p><strong>Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des festivals Prize</strong><br /><em>Supersilly</em><br />Veronica MARTIRADONNA<br />France, Italy</p> <p><strong>Ciclic Prize</strong><br /><em>The Sunflowers' Sorrow</em><br />Léa KRAWCZYK<br />France</p> <p><strong>Ciclic – Shortway Prize</strong><strong></strong><strong> </strong>(Animation du monde)<br /><em>Arbor</em><br />Valentino LASSO<br />Mexico</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">TV Series & Specials Pitches</h2> <p><strong>Ciclic Prize</strong><br /><em>Grandpa and Grandma Made the Revolution</em><br />Agnès PATRON, Sophie NIVELLE-CARDINALE<br />France</p> <p><strong>Prix Ciclic </strong>(label Animation du monde)<br /><em>Jupiter's Cogitations</em><br />Moumouni SODRÉ, Sébastien GODARD<br />Burkina Faso, France</p> <p><strong>TitraFilm Prize</strong><br /><em>Polo sans bobo</em><br />Sophie CASTAIGNEDE, Fabrice RAVIER<br />France</p> <p><strong>Disney+ Prize for a New Series</strong> (label Animation du monde)<br /><em>My Super Hero Husband</em><br />Alex TAGALI, Michaela  KAKARIDI DELIGIANNI<br />Greece</p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Feature Film Pitches</h2> <p><strong>Cristal Publishing Prize</strong><br /><strong>Ciclic Prize</strong><br /><em>Le Cœur à danser</em><br />Pierre LE COUVIOUR, Amine EL OUARTI<br />France</p> <p><strong>TitraFilm Prize</strong><br /><em>Happy End</em><br />Marie AMACHOUKELI, Vladimir MAVOUNIA-KOUKAFrance</p> <p style="margin-top: 10px;"><strong>> <a class="link-underline" title="Check out the Mifa Pitches Prizewinners 2022" href="" target="_blank">Check out the Mifa Pitches Prizewinners 2022<br /></a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <p>We would like to thank our partners who rewarded these projects!<br /> We would also like to thank the <strong>SACD</strong>, official partner of the Short Film Mifa Pitches; <strong>Disney+</strong>, partner of the Series & TV Specials Pitches; and <strong>Unity</strong>, partner of the Digital Experiences Pitches.</p> Thu, 16 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Look Out, Additional Screenings! Extras! A gift to festivalgoers and the general public from Annecy: 3 films which were in great demand will have an extra screening on Saturday, for the lucky ones around!<br /><h2>Saturday 18<sup>th</sup> June</h2> <ul> <li><em><strong>The Sea Beast</strong><strong><br /></strong></em><strong>Bonlieu Petite Salle</strong>, 9:00 am<br />Admission on presentation of your badge, subject to seating availability<em><strong><br /><br /></strong></em></li> </ul> <ul> <li><em><strong>The Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess<br /></strong></em><strong>Pathé 1</strong>, 1:30 pm <br />Admission on presentation of your badge, subject to seating availability <br />Or by purchasing single admission tickets (reservation at <a class="link-underline" title="Book your screening!" href="" target="_blank">Pathé Annecy</a>)<em><strong><br /><br /></strong></em></li> </ul> <ul> <li><em><strong>No.7 Cherry Lane<br /></strong></em><strong>Bonlieu Petite Salle</strong>, 7:00 pm<br />Admission on presentation of your badge, subject to seating availability<em><strong><br /></strong></em></li> </ul> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Festival Residency: Call for Applications 2023 Become the next Annecy Festival Residents and dedicate 3 solid months to the graphic development of your animation feature film!<br /><p>With the support of the <a class="link-underline" href="" target="_blank">Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes</a>, <a class="link-underline" href="" target="_blank">Département de la Haute-Savoie</a>, the <a class="link-underline" title="Visit Drac website" href="" target="_blank">Drac</a>, the <a class="link-underline" href="" target="_blank">CNC</a> and <a class="link-underline" title="Visit Netflix website" href="" target="_blank">Netflix</a>, <a class="link-underline" title="Visit CITIA website (French only)" href="" target="_blank">CITIA</a>, organiser of the <a class="link-underline" title="Visit Annecy Festival website" href="" target="_blank">Annecy International Animation Film Festival</a> supports creation through a residency for animation feature film graphic development.</p> <p>As the 2022 <a class="link-underline" title="More info about Annecy Festival Residency" href="" target="_blank">Annecy Festival Residency</a> draws to a close on 30<sup>th</sup> June and the 3 selected projects <em>Deep Fake</em>, <em>Dino Doom on Desert Planet</em> and <em>Hanta</em>, will be showcased at the Mifa as part of the <a title="More info about the Press Conference" href="" target="_blank">Annecy Festival Residency press conference</a>, it’s now time to submit your application to take advantage of this support in 2023!</p> <p>Dedicated to animation feature film graphic development, on 3<sup>rd</sup> April 2023 the Residency will welcome <strong>3 new projects</strong> and for a period of 3 months their project leaders can take advantage of a work space conducive to exploration (at the <a class="link-underline" title="More info about the Papeteries – Image Factory" href="" target="_blank">Papeteries – Image Factory</a>), of a mentor suited to their project, and assistance from the CITIA teams. </p> <p>Do you have an animation feature film in development? <strong>From now and until 9<sup>th</sup> September 2022 you can apply to join the Annecy Festival Residency in 2023!</strong></p> <p>­If you would like more information please contact <a class="link-underline" title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="">Géraldine Baché</a> ( or come to <strong>stand D.04</strong> at the <a title="More information about the Mifa" href="" target="_blank">Mifa</a>!</p> <p><a title="Download the 2023 Annecy Festival Residency brochure" href="">Download all the information</a></p> <p>Check out <a title="Check out the Annecy Residency webserie" href="" target="_blank">The Annecy Residency web series</a> here, showing the journey of the 3 projects from 2021.</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><a title="Visitez le site de la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="Auvergne Rhône-Alpes" /></a></td> <td> <p><a title="Visitez le site du Département de la Haute-Savoie (74)" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="Haute-Savoie" /></a></p> </td> <td><a title="Visitez le site de la Drac" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" /></a></td> <td><a title="Visitez le site du CNC" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td colspan="2"><a title="Visitez le site Netflix" href="" target="_blank"><img title="Netflix" src="" alt="Netflix" /></a></td> <td> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 10 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Accreditations Closing From 6:00 pm on Saturday 11<sup>th</sup> June 2022 only Mifa accreditations will still be available to purchase online.<br /><p>It’s just few days before the Annecy International Animation Film Festival opens and we are very excited! Thousands of you are due to join us next to Annecy Lake and once again celebrate animation film.</p> <p>Due to this success and to be able to provide the best experience possible when accessing the theatres, please note that from <strong>6:00 pm on Saturday 11<sup>th</sup> June 2022, only Mifa accreditations will still be available to purchase</strong> (Festival, Festival+ and Students accreditations are closing). <br />Online purchase only, payment by credit/debit card, until Friday 17<sup>th</sup> June at 12 midday. There will be an Accreditation Kiosk available at the Mifa Welcome Area throughout the week to enable you to get your accreditation online.</p> <p>We can’t wait to welcome you from Sunday 12<sup>th</sup> June on Le Pâquier for an early start to the Annecy Festival opening with a screening of <em>The Bad Guys</em>!</p> Wed, 08 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Arte’s "Court-circuit" is in the Festival Colours! Join Arte on Saturday 11<sup>th</sup> June to discover a programme dedicated to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival!<br /><p>Arte, cultural channel and Annecy Festival partner, is offering a fresh new <a class="link-underline" title="More info" href="" target="_blank"><em><strong>Court-circuit edition</strong></em></a>, a magazine on short films that will be devoted to animation and the Annecy Festival.</p> <p>This year, no less than 10 films in competition at the Annecy Festival have been supported or co-produced by Arte.</p> <p>Discover 4 of them from this special edition:</p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Scale</strong></em> by Joseph Pierce, followed by Writer Simon Liberati deciphering the film. </li> <li><em><strong>Pachyderme</strong></em> by Stéphanie Clément, followed by a discussion with the Director. </li> <li><em><strong>Letter to a Pig</strong></em> by Tal Kantor, followed by Marie-Édith Agostini, coordinator of the temporary exhibitions at the Mémorial de la Shoah, who will decipher the film. </li> <li><em><strong>Yugo</strong></em> by Carlos Gómez Salamanca, followed by a discussion with the Director. </li> </ul> <p>Just before the Festival kicks off, these short films are a must-see. Join us on Saturday 11<sup>th</sup> June on Arte to watch Court-circuit, and find the programme on replay on <a class="link-underline" title="More info" href="" target="_blank"></a> available until Saturday 18<sup>th</sup> June.</p> <p>To keep you excited until then, check out the trailer for the Court-circuit magazine Annecy special!</p> <div class="blc_iframe suggestions"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="" width="390" height="219"></iframe></div> Tue, 07 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Screening of 5 Films at the Canadian Cultural Centre Thursday 9<sup>th</sup> June, attend the screening of the programme "Saying, Affirming, Revealing: Five Films of Cultural (Re)Appropriation" in conjunction with National Indigenous History Month.<br /><p>As part of the National Indigenous History Month, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival is partnering a programme "Saying, Affirming, Revealing: Five Films of Cultural (Re)Appropriation" to be screened on 9<sup>th</sup> June at the <strong>Canadian Cultural Centre</strong>, Paris, in collaboration with the <strong>Montreal Sommets du cinéma d'animation</strong>.</p> <p>The screening will be presented by <strong>Marco de Blois</strong>, animated films programmer and curator at the Cinémathèque québécoise.</p> <p><em>"For the past few years, Indigenous directors and producers have been using animation to convey their values, concerns, and imagination. Furthermore, the disastrous consequences of colonialism are more and more often, and rightly so, denounced in noteworthy films.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>This programme of five short animation films lets us appreciate the extent of this new boom, which is increasing animation film’s spectrum with strong, unique, and committed voices."</em></p> <p>The programme (58 minutes):</p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics</strong></em>, Terril Calder, Canada, 2021, 19 min </li> <li><em><strong>Premonition: On the Eve of Signing Treaty 6</strong></em>, Barry Bilinsky, Canada, 2021, 4 min </li> <li><em><strong>Angakuksajaujuq – The Shaman’s Apprentice</strong></em>, Zacharias Kunuk, Canada, 2021, 21 min </li> <li><em><strong>Kapaemahu</strong></em>, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Daniel Sousa, USA, 2020, 8 min </li> <li><em><strong>Annah the Javanese Girl</strong></em>, Fatimah Tobing Rony, Indonesia, 2020, 6 min</li> </ul> <p>See you at the Canadian Cultural Centre on Thursday 9<sup>th</sup> June at 8:00 pm!</p> <p><a class="link-underline" title="More information" href="" target="_blank"><strong>For more information about the programme and to reserve my seat</strong></a> (free entry, reservation required)</p> Mon, 06 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Talents and Exclusives from Netflix in Annecy! Never-before-seen footage, animation talents, premieres: catch up with Netflix at the Annecy Festival!<br /><p>Netflix and their stars, such as <strong>Guillermo del Toro</strong>, <strong>Chris Williams</strong>, <strong>Chris Nee</strong>, <strong>Nora Twomey</strong> and many others will be at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival this year with an outstanding programme!</p> <p>Discover:</p> <ul> <li><a class="link-underline" title="More info about the Masterclass" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Masterclass: The Power of Inclusive Storytelling, by Chris Nee</strong></a><br /><strong>Chris Nee</strong>, Director, Executive Producer, and award-winning Screenwriter, will share her thoughts on the power of inclusive storytelling. <strong>Karissa Valencia</strong>, Creator of <em><strong>Spirit Rangers</strong></em>, will join her to talk about this upcoming series.</li> <li><a class="link-underline" title="More info about the Studio Focus" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Studio Focus: Sony Pictures Animation Presents "Agent King" & "Young Love"</strong></a><br />As part of the Studio Focus, discover the animated series for adults <em><strong>Agent King</strong></em>, in the presence of <strong>Fletcher Moules</strong>, <strong>Robert Valley</strong> and <strong>Antonio Canobbio</strong>. </li> <li><a class="link-underline" title="More info about the Work in Progress" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Work in Progress: <em>My Father’s Dragon</em></strong><em> </em></a><br />The Oscar-nominated Director <strong>Nora Twomey</strong>, from Cartoon Saloon, will present a Work in Progress on her next film <em><strong>My Father’s Dragon</strong></em>, inspired by the children’s book by Ruth Stiles Gannett. </li> <li><a class="link-underline" title="More info about the Sreening Event" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Screening Event: The Netflix Animation Showcase</strong></a><br /><strong>Guillermo del Toro</strong> will be here in person to present exclusive footage of his next feature film <em><strong>Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio</strong></em>. <br />You will have a first sneak peek at <em><strong>Entergalactic</strong></em>, created by <strong>Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi</strong> and <strong>Kenya Barris</strong> (Executive Producer). This animation project for adults is based on the next graphic novel of the same name by Kid Cudi. <br />Next up will be a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the shooting of <em><strong>Bad Travelling</strong></em>, directed by <strong>David Fincher</strong>, who is featured in Volume 3 of the series <em><strong>Love, Death + Robots</strong></em> created by <strong>Tim Miller</strong>. <br />These discussions will be followed by films and series including <em>The Sea Beast</em> (Chris Williams), <em>Wendell & Wild</em> (Henry Selick), <em>My Father’s Dragon</em> (Nora Twomey), <em>The Magician’s Elephant</em> (Wendy Rogers), <em>Drifting Home</em> (Hiroyasu Ishida), <em>Nimona</em> (Nick Bruno and Troy Quane), <em>Spirit Rangers</em> (Chris Nee and Karissa Valencia), and <em>My Dad The Bounty Hunter</em> (Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin). </li> <li><a class="link-underline" title="More info about the Sreening Event" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Screening Event: <em>The Sea Beast</em></strong></a><br />Come and see the premiere screening of the film <em><strong>The Sea Beast</strong></em>, in the presence of its Director <strong>Chris Williams</strong>. </li> <li><a class="link-underline" title="More info about the Making of" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Making of: <em>The Sea Beast</em></strong></a><br />Director <strong>Chris Williams and his team</strong> take you into uncharted waters to reveal the secrets of filming <em><strong>The Sea Beast</strong></em>. </li> <li><a class="link-underline" title="More info about the Work in Progress" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Work in Progress: <em>ONI: Thunder God's Tale</em></strong></a><br /><strong>Daisuke "Dice" Tsutsumi</strong>, <strong>Sara K. Sampson</strong>, <strong>Robert Kondo</strong>, <strong>Mari Okada</strong>, and <strong>Kane Lee</strong> from Tonko House will present a Work in Progress about the series <em><strong>ONI: Thunder God's Tale</strong></em>. </li> <li><strong>Screenings of TV Films in the Official Selection in Competition<br /></strong>Don’t miss the screenings of <em><strong>Arcane</strong></em>, <em><strong>The Cuphead Show!</strong></em>, <em><strong>The House</strong></em>, <em><strong>Human Resources</strong></em>, <em><strong>Robin Robin</strong></em> and <em><strong>We the People</strong></em>. </li> </ul> <p>To discover the catalogue of upcoming animation films and series on Netflix and meet all its talents, see you at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June 2022!</p> Wed, 25 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Professional Meetings 2022: Inspirational Annecy Annecy’s Professional Meetings are one of the major pillars of the world’s largest gathering dedicated to animation. Over 50 events are being held this year in this context, which is more important than ever for this 2022 edition as it revives the professionals’ return in full force.<br /><h2>The Conferences: a real hub of ideas</h2> <p>From pre-production to distribution, from production processes to funding works, the Annecy Conferences are a real hub of ideas.</p> <p>The aim is to benefit from privileged discussions concerning current and upcoming challenges, four Conferences are organised this year under three themes: XR, Creation and Business.</p> <ul> <li><strong>XR<br /> Back to the Future of XR</strong><br /> <em>Tuesday 14<sup>th</sup> June, 9:00 am</em><br /> Reviewing 4 challenges for the XR industry’s future: funding, traditional animation, real-time, training courses. </li> <li><strong>CREATION<br /> Unleashing Talents and Creation: A Key Issue for Animation</strong><br /> <em>Thursday 16<sup>th</sup> June, 9:00 am</em><br /> In an extremely competitive industry, producers, platforms and studios vie with ingenuity to attract and keep hold of the best talent. As creative freedom is more than ever the core focus, how is the animation industry adapting and anticipating the future? <br />The morning will be introduced by a Keynote by <strong>Jennifer Lee</strong>, Creative Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Screenwriter and Director of<em> Frozen</em>, who this year will receive an Honorary Cristal.</li> <li><strong>BUSINESS<br /> Animation's New Growth Influences</strong><br /> <em>Friday 17<sup>th</sup> June 9:00 am</em><br /> For the last several years, the animation sector has been experiencing an exceptional impetus, accelerated by the platforms incessant hunger. In this favourable context, how do we structure ourselves and create new alliances to sustainably support this growth and better respond to future challenges? Where it will be a question of intellectual property, NFT, etc.</li> </ul> <p><strong><a class="link-underline" title="Check out the programme to see our conferences" href="" target="_blank">Check out the programme with all the Conferences and speakers listed</a>!</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Making of: back to creation</h2> <p><strong><em>The Sea Beast</em> (Netflix)</strong><br /> <em>Thursday 16<sup>th</sup> June 2:00 pm</em><br /> Director Chris Williams and his team take us into uncharted waters and reveal the secrets of filming <em>The Sea Beast</em>.</p> <p><strong><em>Star Trek: Prodigy</em> (Paramount)</strong><br /> <em>Friday 17<sup>th</sup> June, 4:30 pm</em><br /> The talented team of <em>Star Trek: Prodigy</em>, Nickelodeon’s hit series, shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes and reveals the unique process of its creation.</p> <p><strong><a class="link-underline" title="Check out the programme to find more about Making Of" href="" target="_blank">Check out the information on the Making of and speakers</a>!</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Masterclasses: creators take to the stage</h2> <p>Guillermo del Toro, Isao Takahata and Composer Bruno Coulais have already participated in Annecy’s Masterclasses, generously hosting a discussion about a film, a cinematographic genre, or about a studio’s working environment.</p> <p>There are three new hosts on the programme this year:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Chris Nee</strong>, Director, Executive Producer, award-winning Scriptwriter, VR Annecy 2022 jury member, will share his vision about the power of inclusive storytelling (Monday 13<sup>th</sup>, 5:00 pm).</li> <li>Canadian <strong>Robert Valley</strong>, artist, director, graphic artist, designer and animator, has an order book that is always overflowing (<em>Love, Death and Robots, Invicible, Apex Legends "Metamorphosis"</em>, etc.). At Annecy he will present exclusive first footage of <em>Permanent Damage</em>, the new short film he is currently developing (Wednesday 15<sup>th</sup> at 3:00 pm).</li> <li>Lastly, representatives of the new generation of animation talents will discuss a genre which is experiencing a strong resurrection of interest, <strong>science fiction: future animation or the future of animation</strong>? (Thursday 16<sup>th</sup>, 11:00 am).</li> </ul> <p><strong><a class="link-underline" title="Check out the Annecy Festival Masterclasses" href="" target="_blank">Find more information on the Masterclasses</a>!</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Studio Focus: meet the studios making the news</h2> <p>The Studio Focus sessions are the opportunity to discover creative processes and upcoming projects of the world’s leading animation studios. About 12 of them will be participating this year: Disney, WarnerMedia, Warner Bros., Passion Pictures, the NFB, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Animation, Triggerfish, DNEG, Paramount, DisneyTV/Disney Junior, etc.</p> <p><strong><a class="link-underline" title="Check out the Studio Focus' programme!" href="" target="_blank">Check out the programme</a>!</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Demo Sessions: solutions for creation</h2> <p>Showcases to discover the power and potential of technological tools and solutions for animated creation.</p> <p>This year, around ten sessions give the floor to RenderMan, SideFX, Unity, Adobe, The Foundry, and Wacom.</p> <p><strong><a class="link-underline" title="Check out the Demo Sessions' Programme" href="" target="_blank">Check out the programme</a>!</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Partners’ Conferences: outlooks on the animation world</h2> <ul> <li>In the limelight this year: Women in Animation inspirational day </li> <li>Presentation of the feature film <em>Ozi</em> by Rodrigo Blaas and Mikros Animation</li> <li>A conversation on animation’s future with Epic Games</li> <li>The CNC conference talking figures </li> <li>Unifrance’s thoughts on distributing and promoting French animation internationally </li> <li>A glimpse at <em>Encanto’s</em> art and a discussion with Jason Hand from Walt Disney Animation Studios </li> <li>NextLab discusses disruptive technologies in the animation industry</li> </ul> <p><strong><a class="link-underline" title="Check out the Partners' Conferences programme!" href="" target="_blank">Check out the programme</a>!</strong></p> <h2 style="margin-top: 30px;">Works in Progress</h2> <p>Recently announced, the 15 Work in Progress sessions at this 2022 edition once again invite you to dive right to the core of the creative process of unique projects, which include features, short films, series, and VR works currently in production.</p> <p><strong><a class="link-underline" title="Check out the Work in Progress' programme" href="" target="_blank">Check out the programme</a>!</strong></p> Wed, 18 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200 A Spotlight on the Screening Events The animation Festival is fast approaching and the acclaimed Screening Events are eagerly awaited for this 100% on-site edition! Here’s a little taster to whet your appetite…<br /><p class="Textbody" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;">Premieres, directors on stage, and plenty of surprises! The Screening Events are exceptional and often unforgettable moments at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.</span></p> <p class="Textbody" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;">This year, and for the Festival’s monumental 100% on-site comeback, the festivalgoers will have the honour of discovering the first images of worldwide highly-anticipated films and to enjoy the presence of illustrious personalities from the animation industry!</span><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;"><br /></span></p> <p class="Textbody" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;">If you have browsed through the programme on our website, you already know that the Festival programming will be dense, explosive, and very diverse. Let’s check out what surprises are in store for you!</span></p> <br /> <br /> <ul> <li><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;">The very first images of <em><strong>Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)</strong></em>, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson<br />Are you a tireless fan of Spider-Man’s adventures? Have you already watched the trailer broadcast by Sony over and over again and you’re eager to see more? Head over to the screening!</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;">The very first images of the film <em><strong>Puss in Boots: The Last Wish</strong></em>, directed by Joel Crawford from DreamWorks <br />The most famous cat is back! He’s used up 8 of his 9 lives… "Live every adventure as if it was your last."</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;">The very first images of <em><strong>Ernest and Celestine, a Trip to Gibberitia</strong></em>, directed by Jean-Christophe Roger and Julien Chheng from Folivari <br />The gruff bear and the mischievous smiley mouse are back together again for a musical adventure!  Their new pastel-coloured escapade is a must-see!   <br /></span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;"><strong>A dive into the amazing universe of Strange World from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and an Honorary Cristal presented to Jennifer Lee</strong> (the Studios’ Creative Director, Oscar-winning Director and Screenwriter of Frozen and Frozen 2)<br />Strange World is the latest gem from Disney, release date planned for November 2022. Set off to explore mysterious unchartered territory, and look out for some fantastical creatures along the way. For this special occasion, come and meet the esteemed Jennifer Lee.<strong><br /></strong></span></li> <li><strong><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;">Netflix’s animation showcase <br /></span></strong><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;">Join Netflix’s creators and talents while they celebrate and present their diverse animated stories for all ages. Dive into the list of upcoming animation series and films, from preschool and family-oriented programmes to adult anime and productions. <br />Hear from their creators as they reveal never-before-seen shots of upcoming titles, including Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, a stop-motion reworking of the classic Italian tale.  <br /></span><strong><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &amp;amp;"><br /></span></strong></li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>Check out all the feature films!<strong></strong></strong></p> <strong></strong> <ul> <li><strong><em>Perlimps</em></strong>, directed by Alê Abreu<br />In 2014, the Brazilian director received the Cristal for a Feature Film and the Audience Award for <em>The Boy and the World</em>. His new feature film <em>Perlimps</em> looks very promising from the first images with its striking style. Are you a nature lover? Do you adore its dense and mysterious forests that seem to suck you into the screen? You’d almost feel the fresh breeze tickling the back of your neck. Magic is everywhere.<strong><em><br /></em></strong></li> <li>The feature film <em><strong>Les Secrets de mon père</strong></em> by Véra Belmont<br />This adaptation of the comic book <em>Deuxième génération : ce que je n'ai pas dit à mon père</em> by Michel Kichka focuses on two brothers’ point of view whose father bears the heavy secret that he is a Holocaust survivor.  </li> <li>Premiere screening of <strong>Lightyear</strong> by Disney•Pixar, in the presence of the film’s Director Angus MacLane and Producer Galyn Susman<br />Did you think he was just a toy? The real story behind the legendary Space Ranger is coming to the Festival! Who are his sidekicks? Some young recruits and an adorable robot cat.</li> <li><em><strong>The Sea Beast</strong></em>, directed by Chris Williams (Vaiana, Big Hero 6) and produced by Netflix Animation<br />If premieres make a mark in the Festival’s history each year, Jacob Holland and Maisie Brumble are making a mark in history by navigating on unchartered waters! Calling all sea monster fans!<em><strong><br /></strong></em></li> <li><em><strong>The Black Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess</strong></em>, in the presence of Michel Ocelot<br />The director will receive an Honorary Cristal as acknowledgement for his distinguished career. Be there to meet him and discover his latest film, which is a triptych fairy tale.<em><strong><br /></strong></em></li> <li><em><strong>Dounia et la Princesse d’Alep</strong></em>, directed by Marya Zarif and André Kadi<br />After an animated series (Dounia, 2020) and an illustrated comic book (Dounia, 2021), in this feature film the director tells the epic story of a Syrian child that the war forced into exile. A touching story about a family’s strength and the emigrants conditions when fleeing in search of a new home.<em><strong><br /></strong></em></li> <li><em><strong>Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai</strong></em>, directed by Tze Chun (Gotham), Brendan Hay, Joe Dante<br />Don’t expose it to daylight, don’t get it wet, don’t feed it after midnight…<br />Meet Sam Wing again (the old apothecary) back when he was 10 years old and he met the cutest ever Gremlin: Gizmo!<em><strong><br /></strong></em></li> <li><strong><em>INU-OH</em>,</strong> directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Japan Sinks: 2020)<br />During this Screening Event, the director, and the Mifa Campus’ new patron, will present his new film INU-OH, adapted from the book Le Roi chien by Hideo Furukawa. The director wasn’t lacking in inspiration. Expect a cinematic UFO with a combination of graphic styles, mixing animated film, musical comedy, rock 'n' roll, and the 14<sup>th</sup> century. Join the dance and discover Japan as you’ve never seen it before.<strong><br /></strong></li> <li><em><strong>N°7 Cherry Lane</strong></em>, directed by Yonfan<br />A combination of slow, haunting rhythms, melancholy tones, and tortured love stories, all set against a revolutionary backdrop. The film toured all the major festivals and notably received the Best Screenplay Award at the 76<sup>th</sup> edition of the Venice Film Festival in 2019.<em><strong><br /></strong></em></li> <li><em><strong>Sing a Bit of Harmony</strong></em>, directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura<br />This feature film about a popular AI and high-school students won the Japan Academy Film Prize for Animation of the Year in 2022. The quest for happiness and the means to attain it are highlighted in this pure gem of Japanese animation. Would music make her happy? And what about the friendship?<em><strong><br /></strong></em></li> <li><strong>Opening Ceremony – <em>Minions: The Rise of Gru</em> (invitation only)<br /></strong>To kick off the Annecy Festival is the world premiere screening of <em>Minions: The Rise of Gru</em>, prequel of the Despicable Me saga. Travel back in time to the 70s and meet the young and already scheming Gru, along with his Minions.<strong><br /></strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>> <a class="link-underline" title="Find out more about Screening Events" href="" target="_blank">Find out more about Screenings Events</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <p><strong>See you on 18<sup>th</sup> June for the Closing Ceremony of the 46<sup>th</sup> edition (invitation only)</strong> of the Annecy International Animation Film festival. The Festival will present its winners with a few surprises still in store for you!</p> <p>We hope we’ve caught your attention! See you on 13<sup>th</sup> June for the start of the festivities!</p> Thu, 12 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200