Annecy https://www.annecy.org/ Logo Annecy https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_annecy.png https://www.annecy.org/ en Copyright 2020, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:56:13 +0100 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:56:13 +0100 Don’t delay registering your projects! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2569 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2569 Do you have a project in its first phase of development and you want to see it made? Don’t delay! Registrations end 05/02!<br /><p><strong>Opportunities:</strong></p> <ul> <li>take part in the Mifa Pitches and present your project to an audience of over 200 professionals</li> <li>benefit from tailored support through the Training Workshop to practice pitching (<a title="More info about the 2019 sessions" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/training-workshop:en" target="_blank">more info on the 2019 sessions</a>)</li> <li>compete for a partner’s award (SACD – official partner –, Disney Channel, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Open Workshop, etc.)</li> <li>receive a Mifa accreditation</li> </ul> <p><strong>Please note:</strong><br /> The Webseries projects can compete in the TV Series & Specials categories.<br /> New forms of innovative artistic creations can compete in the Digital Experiences’ category.</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Géraldine Baché (<a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="mailto:geraldinebache@citia.org">geraldinebache@citia.org</a>)<br /> Head of Education & Projects Mifa</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-project" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_go"> </span> Register a project </a></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 2nd Edition for the Gap Financing https://www.annecy.org/news:a2568 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2568 After a successful first edition during the 2019 Mifa, the Gap Financing: Meet the Producers is back! Quickly register your animated feature films to take part.<br /><p>Launched during the 2019 International Animation Film Market, the <strong>Gap Financing: Meet the Producers</strong> event is back for a second edition.</p> <p><strong>Producers and directors</strong> register your feature-length animation films in their final phase of development to have the opportunity of finding news sources of funding during the Mifa. You will benefit from one-to-one meetings with key decision-makers from the sector to convince them to support your film.</p> <p>Are you a <strong>distributor, seller, in public or private funding, a platform or bank</strong> or part of <strong>a post-production industry</strong>? Take part in the Mifa to discover international feature films that have secured 85% of their budget and in search of final funding. A unique opportunity to capitalize on the future animation successes!</p> <p>To be selected to present your feature film during the Gap Financing: Meet the Producers 2020, submit your application before <strong>Monday 9<sup>th</sup> March 2020.</strong></p> <p>Read the application registration regulations online.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Règlement et conditions d'inscriptions pour le Gap Financing: Meet the Producers" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/meet-the:en" target="_blank"><span class="icon20_go"> </span> Application registration regulations </a></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Annecy 2020, always evolving to keep satisfaction higher than ever! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2567 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2567 Adaptation, services and support will once again be the key words for this anniversary edition!<br /><p>After another increase in participation (12,300 badgeholders), we have taken it to heart to maintaining a high level of excellence by improving access into the theatres to guarantee the best possible experience for badgegholders.<br />     <br /></p> <h2>Modifying the seating capacity</h2> <p><strong>26% increase in the number of seats</strong></p> <p>In 2020 there will be <strong>21,700 extra seats</strong> available for festivalgoers.</p> <p><strong>New venues, new theatres and 10 additional screenings per day</strong> starting from 8:30 or 9:00 am (at the Bonlieu Grande salle and Petite salle for example), creating the opportunity to satisfy a greater number of festivalgoers.</p> <p><strong>Morning screenings</strong> will be useful for professionals wishing to attend screenings before meetings, early-birds, and of course animation fans!</p> <p><strong>The salle Pierre Lamy</strong> opens its doors as soon as 7:00 pm directly after the WIP.</p> <p>Also worth noting, the 2 new cinema theatres that will programme the Festival: <strong>the Auditorium Seynod</strong> and <strong>Le Rabelais, Meythet</strong>.</p> <p>Lastly, <strong>badgeholders will have exclusive and privileged admission to Bonlieu</strong> for all the screenings.</p> <p><em>"Along with Dominique Puthod, President of CITIA, and Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, our priority is to enable each festivalgoer to access the theatres in the best possible conditions. For the 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary, and in order to respond to the significant growth of the last editions, we wanted to considerably increase our seating capacity. Annecy 2020 will offer more screenings, more theatres for a Festival that must address the next decade with the ambition of sustainable growth that puts the comfort of the festival-goer at the heart of its policy."</em></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong>Mickaël Marin, CEO</strong></p> <p>The 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary will be an exceptional edition and we hope that it will be a fantastic experience for you!</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Happy New Year 2020! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2566 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2566 The entire team at CITIA, organisers of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Mifa, wish you an excellent 2020!<br /><p>2020 marks <strong>60 years of the Annecy Festival</strong>, and we have a festive edition in store! We hope you will join us to celebrate this event together.</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rW4vXA8XUbE" width="720" height="405"></iframe></div> <p>Until then we wish you a successful, creative, and most importantly, a year filled with animation projects!</p> <p>CITIA has once again reached out to the students at the École des Nouvelles Images to create their 2020 animated greeting cards. Through seven short films they invite you to travel through 60 years of animation, and also offer a glimpse into the coming animated decade!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Watch the videos" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLii1z_2zfLz4JUeL6Ar8Y4uvHsOjUD8QO" target="_blank"><span class="icon20_go"> </span> Watch the videos </a></p> <p>Happy new year everyone and stay connected to receive all the latest news that we have in store!<br />    <br /></p> <p><strong><a title="Visit Ecole des Nouvelles Images website" href="https://nouvellesimages.xyz/" target="_blank">The École des Nouvelles Images</a> </strong><br /> The École des Nouvelles Images in Avignon provides a higher training of excellence. Over a 5-year study period the students learn about all the animation and computer graphics professions. The greeting cards were created by the 3rd 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 theatre, students validate their knowledge through all the stages of 3D production. Intense and structuring, the École des Nouvelles Images reveals each individual’s character and faces them up to the realities of the professional world.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Annecy 2020 – Africa 2020 https://www.annecy.org/news:a2565 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2565 The Institut français, organizer of the Africa2020 Season, which will take place across France from June to mid-December, agreed favorably to the Annecy Festival’s request for branding.<br /><p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market have officially received confirmation of their <strong>"Annecy 2020 – Africa 2020"</strong> project along with branding from the Franco-African Programming Committee. The special features included in the Festival will figure in the Season’s official programme.</p> <p>The <a title="More info about Africa2020 Season" href="https://www.pro.institutfrancais.com/en/programmes-and-projects/africa-2020" target="_blank">Africa2020 Season</a> was initiated by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and brought to fruition by the <a title="Visit Institut français website" href="https://www.pro.institutfrancais.com/en" target="_blank">Institut français</a>, and will take place throughout France, from 1<sup>st</sup> June until mid-December. This extraordinary multidisciplinary pan-African project will present the views of the African civil society and its recent diaspora. It will be focused on the innovations within the arts, sciences, technologies, entrepreneurships and the economy.</p> <p>In the coming weeks the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will reveal the programme elements linked to this <strong>Africa2020 Season</strong>.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The 1st African Animation Studio to Set Up in France https://www.annecy.org/news:a2563 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2563 Afrika Toon, the 1<sup>st</sup> 2D/3D animation studio on the Ivory Coast is moving into Les Papeteries – Image Factory, with a dream: "to become an animation studio with worldwide renown".<br /><p>Afrika Toon is a team of impassioned professionals led by Abel Kouamé sharing a common dream: <em>"to become an animation studio with worldwide renown"</em>. Their first step to reaching their goal is to set up an Afrika Toon filial at CITIA’s unique hub in Annecy, <a title="Visit Les Papeteries – Image Factory website" href="https://www.lespapeteries.com/" target="_blank">Les Papeteries – Image Factory</a>.</p> <p><strong>From Abidjan to Annecy</strong><br /> <a title="Visit Afrika Toon website" href="https://afrikatoon.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Afrika Toon</strong></a> is one of a few animation studios in West Africa. Its main aim is to remake the African legends in 3D. Abel Kouamé has directed and produced four feature films including <em>Pokou, princesse ashanti</em>, produced entirely on the Ivory Coast, and several animation series such as <em>Conte-nous !</em> and <em>La Petite Pokou</em>.</p> <p><img src="https://www.citia.org/resources/interface/2019_actu_afrika_toon_1.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="380" /></p> <p>Having a subsidiary in France has two aims: to have commercial representation and a team dedicated to co-producing animated series, feature films and R&D.</p> <p>According to <strong>Abel Kouamé, CEO of Afrika Toon</strong>, <em>"this new installation turns a brand new page for the studio and is most certainly the beginning of a successful era."</em> Accompanied by the Business France system, the studio had already explored other territories in France.</p> <p>They finally decided upon Les Papeteries – Image Factory in Annecy, for its dynamism and activities for the animation sector due to CITIA’s presence, who organise the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Annecy is a dynamic region for production and there is immense potential for developing this sector and other expansion projects.</p> <p><strong>Mickaël Marin, CEO, CITIA:</strong> <br /> <em>"I can only rejoice at Afrika Toon studio’s installation in Les Papeteries – Image Factory, which merely reinforces that Annecy is the place to be par excellence for animation and the creative industries.<br /> This move is all the more symbolic as the creation of a subsidiary African animation studio is a first in France!<br />Abel Kouamé is bringing an ambitious project: CITIA and its partners will be alongside him to guarantee its success."</em></p> <p><a title="More info" href="https://www.citia.org/resources/communiques_presse/CP_2019_Afrika_Toon_en.php" target="_blank"><strong>More info</strong></a></p> <p>The entire CITIA team hopes they settle in well and enjoy a future full of exciting projects.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100 South African Winners! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2560 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2560 The winners of the Animation du Monde Pitches in South Africa were announced during the Johannesburg DISCOP. Congratulations everyone!<br /><p>Once again this year the Annecy International Animation Film Market, in partnership with the <strong>African Animation Network</strong> and the <strong>DISCOP markets</strong>, launched a Pan-African <a title="More info about Animation du Monde" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/animation-du-monde:en" target="_blank">Animation du Monde</a> Pitches competition.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Johannesburg DISCOP – Photo : CITIA" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/2019_actu_laureats_afrique_du_sud_3.jpg" alt="DISCOP de Johannesburg / Johannesburg DISCOP" width="600" height="300" /></p> <p>Following the workshop that took place in Johannesburg on 20<sup>th</sup> to 22<sup>nd</sup> November, the project leaders participated in the Pitch sessions to present their future animation films.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="The project leaders of the Animation du Monde Pitches in South Africa – Photo : CITIA" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/2019_actu_laureats_afrique_du_sud_2.jpg" alt="Afrique du Sud" width="600" height="300" /></p> <p>Congratulations to all the winners:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Sitraka Randriamahaly</strong> (Madagascar) for his TV Series project <em><strong>Mora Mora</strong></em> </li> <li><strong>Matthew Brown</strong> (South Africa) and <strong>Harrison Yinfaowei</strong> (Nigeria) for their Feature film project <em><strong>The Oil of Amadi</strong></em>.</li> </ul> <p>These project leaders are invited to participate in the Mifa Animation du Monde Pitches in June 2020.</p> <p>A special mention was also awarded to:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Kabelo Maaka</strong> (South Africa) for her TV Series project <em><strong>The Fam</strong></em>.</li> </ul> <p>The jury, made up of Mike de Sève, Olivier Catherin, Ariane Suvek, Thomas Viju and Géraldine Baché, rewarded these three projects for their innovative and artistically rich local content.</p> <p><strong>See you on 16<sup>th</sup> to 19<sup>th</sup> June</strong>, at the Annecy International Animation Film Market’s Animation du Monde Pitch sessions to discover the winners’ projects.</p> <p>This is also the perfect opportunity to learn more about African animation because the continent will be placed in the spotlight as part of the Institut français Africa2020 Season.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Yves Jeanneau has died https://www.annecy.org/news:a2557 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2557 The entire Annecy Festival team wishes to pay tribute to Yves Jeanneau, a giant within the French documentary industry, who died on 14th November at the age of 69.<br /><p>Yves Jeanneau, CEO of <a title="Visit Sunny Side of the Doc website" href="https://www.sunnysideofthedoc.com/" target="_blank">Sunny Side of the Doc</a>, died on Thursday 14th November. He was both a strong advocate of French documentary film and also one of the pioneers of international co-production.</p> <p>He started out as a documentary director, then a producer and co-founder of Films d’Ici from 1984 to 2000. He then managed the documentary department at France 2. After returning to documentary production at the Telfrance Group, he fully invested himself in the Sunny Side of the Doc, a festival and event specialising in documentary, that he created in 1989; and in Asian Side of the Doc, created in 2010.</p> <p>His career as a producer was highlighted by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s <em>Murder on a Sunday Morning</em>, that won an Oscar for Best Documentary Film in 2002.</p> <p>As a cultural event, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s team would like to acknowledge Yves Jeanneau’s great professionalism, and to show our full support to the Sunny Side of the Doc team, his family and loved ones.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Register your Film or Project for Annecy 2020! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2553 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2553 Registrations for submitting your animation films or projects for the Annecy Festival 2020 and its Mifa are now open!<br /><p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival will be celebrating its 60th anniversary from 15th to 20th June 2020. You can take part in this exceptional edition by submitting your animation film or project now.</p>   <h2>Film Submissions</h2> <p>Animation film directors, seize the opportunity of getting your film screened at the Annecy Festival, to an audience of enthusiasts and professionals. Submit your film into its corresponding category to have a chance of it competing in the official selection.</p> <ul> <li>Short Films</li> <li>Feature Films</li> <li>TV Films</li> <li>Commissioned Films</li> <li>Graduation Films</li> <li>VR Works</li> </ul> <p><strong>Deadline:</strong> you can submit your Short Films, TV, Commissioned and Graduation Films until <strong>15<sup>th</sup> February 2020</strong>, your Feature Films until <strong>15<sup>th</sup> March 2020</strong>, and your VR Works until <strong>6<sup>th</sup> April 2020</strong>.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-film" href="https://www.annecy.org/participer/inscrire-un-film" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_form"> </span> Register your film online </a></p> <br />  <h2>Film Project Submissions</h2> <p>Are you an animation film project leader? The Annecy International Animation Film Market is the perfect place to be noticed by professionals, but also by partners or financial investors. Submit your project to be able to present it at the Mifa Pitches.</p> <ul> <li>Short Films</li> <li>Feature Films</li> <li>TV Series & Specials</li> <li>Digital Experiences</li> <li>Animation du Monde</li> </ul> <p><strong>Deadline: </strong>submit your project online before <strong>5<sup>th</sup> February 2020</strong> in your chosen category.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Register your film project online" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-project" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_form"> </span> Register your film project online </a></p> <p>The Annecy Festival will be celebrating its 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary in 2020 and will also be spotlighting animation from the African continent. This will be an International Animation Film Festival and Market not to be missed! <strong>See you from 15<sup>th</sup> to 20<sup>th</sup> June 2020!</strong></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Animation du Monde: a new season! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2549 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2549 With its increasing success the Mifa Animation du Monde once again this year opens in new territories, including Lebanon and Mexico.<br /><p>Since 2015, the Annecy International Animation Film Market has integrated <strong><a title="More info about Animation du Monde" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/animation-du-monde:en" target="_blank">Animation du Monde</a></strong> into its Pitch Sessions. Its focus is to showcase film projects from countries where animation is just emerging.</p> <p>A Call for Projects was launched and followed with teams from Mifa and animation professionals who deployed workshops and pitch sessions in these countries and identify the most promising projects. Those representing the highest potential were then selected and their creators invited to come and present their projects to professionals during the Animation du Monde Mifa Pitch Sessions in Annecy in June.</p> <p>On this year’s programme:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Animation du Monde in Lebanon</strong><br /> Organised in collaboration with <a title="Visit Beirut Animated website" href="https://www.beirutanimated.com/animationdumonde/" target="_blank"><strong>Beirut Animated</strong></a>, the <a title="Visit Institut français in Lebanon website" href="https://institutfrancais-liban.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Institut français in Lebanon</strong></a>, the <a title="Visit AFAC website" href="https://www.arabculturefund.org/" target="_blank"><strong>AFAC</strong></a> (Arab Fund for Arts & Culture) and <a title="Visit Metropolis website" href="https://www.metropoliscinema.net/page/home/" target="_blank"><strong>Metropolis</strong></a>, a call for projects for short films was launched in Lebanon and to the entire Arab world. 10 projects were selected to participate in a workshop, 29<sup>th</sup> October to 3<sup>rd</sup> November, led by <strong>Ckaude Barras</strong> (director, Hélium Films), <strong>Ivan Zuber</strong> (producer, Laïdak Films) and <strong>Géraldine Baché</strong> (head of projects, Mifa).</li> <li><strong>Animation du Monde in Africa</strong><br /> Following a partnership with the <a title="Visit African Animation Network website" href="https://africananimation.net/annecy-animation-du-monde/" target="_blank"><strong>African Animation Network</strong></a>, several call for projects (in all formats) were launched for the various African DISCOP and DISCOMICS, enabling the opportunity to disperse throughout the continent. The final step, that will establish the winners, will take place during the <a title="Visit DISCOP Johannesburg website" href="https://www.discop.com/johannesburg#about-johannesburg" target="_blank"><strong>DISCOP Johannesburg</strong></a>, 19<sup>th</sup> to 22<sup>nd</sup> November, in the presence of animation professionals. </li> <li><strong>Animation du Monde in Mexico </strong><br /> In partnership with <a title="Visit Pixelatl website" href="https://pixelatl.com/es-MX" target="_blank"><strong>Pixelatl</strong></a>, a call for projects for short animation films, Short Way, was launched in Mexico and all Latin American countries. <a title="More information about Short Way" href="https://pixelatl.com/es-MX/contenidos/1E062750-D46E-4329-B075-6B72D0823577/Que_es_Short_Way.html" target="_blank"><strong>Registrations are open</strong></a> until 18<sup>th</sup> December. The 10 selected projects will participate in a bootcamp during the month of March that will identify the winner who will be invited to present their project during the Mifa 2020.<br />>> <a href="https://www.forumblanc.org/resources/download.php?id=61373">Regulations in spanish</a><br />>> <a href="https://www.forumblanc.org/resources/download.php?id=61371">Regulations in english</a></li> </ul> <p>Stay tuned to find out the different winning projects that will be chosen to be presented during the Annecy International Animation Film Market Animation du Monde Pitch Sessions, <strong>16<sup>th</sup> to 19<sup>th</sup> June 2020</strong>.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 CITIA is back to school with the pupils https://www.annecy.org/news:a2547 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2547 The new school term has started and CITIA has launched its 2019 animated moving image education framework to new classes.<br /><p>CITIA has developed special educational material in its mission to teach primary and middle school pupils an understanding of the techniques used to produce animated moving images.</p> <p>The courses are adapted to each age group and were launched at the start of the school term.</p> <p><strong><a title="More info about Parcours animés" href="https://www.citia.org/training-education/parcours-animes:en" target="_blank">Parcours animés</a> </strong><br />These classes were started from a cultural initiative by Annecy Town Council called <strong>Parcours culturels</strong> and focused on primary schools in the area. CITIA was entrusted with the operational set-up of the Parcours animés. In keeping with the expansion of the new Grand Annecy commune, two schools in Seynod will now be taking part.<br /> Pupils from 9 primary schools from Cep and Muraillons will produce a digital animated film on a subject of their choice during their school year.</p> <p><strong><a title="More info about Images de collégiens" href="https://www.citia.org/training-education/images-de-collegiens:en" target="_blank">Images de collégiens</a> </strong><br />During the course of the school year, and as part of the <strong>Chemins de la culture</strong>, with the support from the Haute-Savoie Departmental Council, 8 classes of middle school pupils will participate in the Images de collégiens.<br /> There are two options available: an initiation in stop motion animation, or a directing course to deepen their knowledge, with a shared end of producing a digital animated film on a chosen subject.</p> <p>And, at the end of the year, all the works will be shown at a special dedicated screening, so that they can see their films on a big screen!</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The Best of 2019 is already available! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2545 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2545 Read all about “Best of Annecy 2019” and “Best of Annecy Kids 2019”, to discover a concentrate of the very best of animation.<br /><div> <p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival traverses the world far and wide with its "<strong>Best of Annecy 2019</strong>" program combining a selection of shorts from the latest festival with two tailor-made opening sequence by the students of GOBELINS, l’école de l’image.</p> <p><a title="More info about the Best of Annecy 2018 program" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/best-of-annecy:en" target="_blank">Check out the "<strong>Best of Annecy 2019</strong>" program</a>. </p> <p>In order to please all viewers, the Annecy Festival offers an adapted version of its "Best of". The "<strong>Best of Annecy Kids 2019</strong>" is a mix of funny, emotional and poetic short films that will delight the children! This programme consists of films from Annecy 2019's official selection or trailers, and is aimed at children from 6 years up.</p> <p><a title="More info about the Best of Annecy Kids 2018 program" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/best-of-annecy:en" target="_blank">Check out the "<strong>Best of Annecy Kids 2019</strong>" program</a>.</p> <p>Festivals, associations, cultural organizations and any other structures with a screening space, you can already order "<strong>Best of Annecy 2019</strong>" and/or "<strong>Best of Annecy Kids 2019</strong>".</p> <p><strong>Price:</strong> 150€ VAT not incl. per screening</p> <p><a title="More information about Best of Annecy 2018 programs" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/best-of-annecy:en" target="_blank">Find all information online</a>.</p> </div> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The world of the animation is in mourning https://www.annecy.org/news:a2544 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2544 This past June the Annecy festival celebrated Japanese animation with great honours...This morning we have learned of the terrible fire which has torn through the Kyoto Animation Studios, with unfortunate loss of life for some.<br /><p>The Kyoto Animation studio has a team of 160 employees.</p> <p>In particular this studio produced the <em><strong>A Silent Voice</strong></em> anime (in competition at Annecy 2017) which was received with great critical and public acclaim worldwide, as well as <em><strong>Liz and the Blue Bird</strong></em> (Annecy 2018 out of competition).</p> <p>Here at Annecy the festival team sends its warmest support and sincerest backing to the studio's team members and to the families of those impacted by this tragedy.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy s’anime the Summer! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2542 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2542 At the heart of the Haras come and enjoy Annecy s’anime’s open-air screenings, provided by CITIA and Annecy Town Hall, and discover animation under the stars!<br /><p>CITIA, International Animation Festival organiser, and <a title="Visit Annecy Town Hall website" href="https://www.annecy.fr/" target="_blank">Annecy Town Hall</a> invite you to attend two <em><strong>Annecy s’anime</strong></em> open-air screenings at the heart of the Haras’ tree-lined park. An opportunity to discover, or rediscover, two French animation masterpieces, at nightfall.</p> <p>Friday 26<sup>th</sup> July at 10:00 pm: <em><strong>Azur et Asmar</strong></em> by Michel Ocelot<br />Azur is blond with blue eyes, Asmar has brown hair and black eyes. As little boys they fight and love each other like brothers. As adults they become ruthless rivals, in search of the Fairy of the Djinns, in medieval Maghreb, which is full of danger, magic and wonder.<br /><em>Screening French version, English subtitles </em></p> <p><strong>Trailer</strong></p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uStyOlhGd9Y" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <p>    <br />Friday 23<sup>rd</sup> August 10:00 pm: <em><strong>Ernest & Celestine</strong></em> by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier<br />The unlikely friendship between a big bear, who wants to be a performing artist, and a little mouse who doesn’t want to become a dentist.<br />Screening French version, English subtitles</p> <p><strong>Trailer</strong></p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2rI2vLs7fYg" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <p>      <br />Open to all, these screenings will take place at the Haras, 19 rue Guillaume Fichet, in Annecy!</p> <p><em>Free entry, 300 seats available.<br /> Screening will be cancelled in the event of bad weather.</em></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The Annecy 2019 Highlights in Videos https://www.annecy.org/news:a2541 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2541 Interviews with the winning directors, Shorts & Breakfasts replays, and the flashback film. Relive the 2019 Annecy Festival on our YouTube channel!<br /><p>Do you want to re-live the best moments of the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival? Check out our official YouTube channel for 100% animation themed videos!</p> <p>You will find:</p> <ul> <li><a title="Watch the interviews with major directors" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs3Yp0_HhfXX9T5QByYnQ-PAfpJSM6Q9p" target="_blank"><strong>Interviews with major directors</strong></a> of shorts, features and VR, <strong>Bruno Collet</strong> to <strong>Jérémy Clapin</strong>, including <strong>Lorenzo Mattotti</strong>, <strong>Lino DiSalvo</strong> and <strong>Jan Kounen</strong></li> <li>Thoughts and advice from animation professionals with the <a title="Watch the Mifa expert Insights" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs3Yp0_HhfXXdVI7BlW7fjBrQzB8Q2Fhc" target="_blank"><strong>Mifa Expert Insights</strong></a>, with <strong>Marc du Pontavice</strong>, <strong>Julie Gayet</strong>, <strong>John Derderian</strong> and <strong>Ben Lumsden</strong></li> <li>The <a title="Watch the Shorts & Breakfast" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs3Yp0_HhfXUJzSnBGyw3ZVA1A2YVEBot" target="_blank"><strong>Shorts & Breakfast</strong></a>, each morning welcoming directors of short films in competition diffused the day before at Annecy </li> <li>The <a title="Watch the opening sequences created by the students from GOBELINS, l'école de l'image" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7B1B234FAFDCB132" target="_blank"><strong>unique opening sequences</strong></a> created by the students from <strong>GOBELINS, l'école de l'image</strong>, whose theme this year was Japanese animation </li> <li>The playlist of the <a title="Watch the playlist of the commissioned films in the 2019 official selection" href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs3Yp0_HhfXUZ41MIv6Fps1uzIjMtP4z-" target="_blank"><strong>commissioned films in the 2019 official selection</strong></a> (available until 10<sup>th</sup> July) </li> <li>Not forgetting the <strong>2019 Annecy flashback video</strong> to enjoy a recap of this animated week!</li> </ul> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/73iXxA6eOLk" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <p>Happy viewing!</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200