Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2017, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:11:31 +0100 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:11:31 +0100 First Guests for the Meetings! Annecy reveals the first animation celebs confirmed to come and present during the 2017 Meetings cycle.<br /><p>Keynote speakers, Masterclasses, Work in Progress, Making of and Studio Focus sessions… The Annecy Festival’s Meetings programme is full of exciting happenings. Once again, big names from the animation industry, creatives and studios will be coming to host these sessions.</p> <p>As for the Keynote speeches, come and hear from <strong>Kristine Belson</strong>, President of <strong>Sony Pictures Animation</strong> and <strong>Eric Coleman</strong>, SVP Original Programming and General Manager at <strong>Disney Television Animation</strong>.</p> <p>Annecy has booked a Masterclass with two multi-talented gentlemen, the filmmakers <strong>Chris Lavis</strong> and <strong>Maciek Szczerbowski</strong> who are also animators, sculptors, collagists, screenwriters, actors and artistic directors. The duo is successful in whatever they undertake, whether it’s their shorts, films, illustrations, music videos, ads or comics.</p> <p>The Work in Progress sessions will take you behind the scenes of animation projects in the making, like the feature film <em><strong>The Breadwinner</strong></em>, directed by <strong>Nora Twomey</strong> and the TV series <em><strong>Ella, Oscar & Hoo</strong></em>, created by <strong>Michael Dudok de Wit</strong>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="The Breadwinner © Aircraft Pictures (Canada), Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), Melusine Productions (Luxembourg)" src="" alt="The Breadwinner" width="600" height="251" /></p> <p>Last but not least, during the Studio Focus sessions, <strong>Cartoon Network</strong>, <strong>Passion Pictures</strong>, <strong>The Foundry</strong>, <strong>Google</strong>, <strong>Ankama</strong>, <strong>Original Force</strong> and <strong>Pixar</strong> have already signed on to present at Annecy 2017.</p> <p>To attend these Meetings that will be taking place during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival from <strong>12-17 June</strong>, <a title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank">get your accreditation</a> now!</p> <p>Stay tuned to find what else gets added to the programme, coming soon!</p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 First Short Films in the Official Selection The Annecy Festival reveals a first part of the Official Selection: the shorts!<br /><p>Once again this year, the Annecy Festival has beaten its record for submissions with <strong>2,800 films received</strong> from <strong>95 countries</strong>.</p> <p>The team behind sifting through these films is made up of the Festival’s Artistic Director <strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, the Films and Programme Planning department, with <strong>Laurent Million</strong>, <strong>Yves Nougarède</strong> and <strong>Sébastien Sperer</strong>, and for the first time, the director of La Cinémathèque de Grenoble, <strong>Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme</strong>.</p> <p>Also, two new categories have been created this year; <strong>Perspectives</strong> and <strong>Young Audiences</strong> that carry two new special prizes, the City of Annecy Award and the Young Audience Award. <a title="More info about the new competition categories" href="" target="_blank"><br />More info</a></p> <p>After weeks of screening and deliberation, you can now discover this year’s Short Films in Competition in the Official Selection (excluding TV Series & Specials):</p> <ul> <li><a title="Check out the short films in official selection" href="" target="_blank"><strong>87 Short Films</strong></a>, including 11 Off-Limits Shorts, 21 Perspective Shorts and 10 Young Audience Shorts</li> <li><a title="Check out the Graduation films in official selection" href="" target="_blank"><strong>49 Graduation Films</strong></a></li> </ul> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the official selection" href="" target="_blank">Check out the Official Selection</a></p> <p>Between now and the end of March, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will unveil the last category for the Short Films in Competition: <strong>TV Series/Specials and Commissioned Films</strong>.</p> <p>Last but not least, the Feature Films in and out of Competition will be announced during the press conference!</p> <p><a title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank">Don’t forget to get your accreditation</a> to take part in the Annecy Festival and Mifa, <strong>special rates end on 1<sup>st</sup> April 2017</strong>! </p> <p><strong>See you from 12-17 June</strong> to see the whole Official Selection on the big screen!</p> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Two Creatives Behind the Annecy Poster This year, the Annecy Festival 2017 poster was designed by two young French artists, Kevin Manach and Ugo Bienvenu.<br /><p>For the upcoming event, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market organisers called on <a title="More info about Kevin Manach" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Kevin Manach</strong></a> and <a title="More info about Ugo Bienvenu" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Ugo Bienvenu</strong></a> to create the official poster.</p> <p>Both alumni from GOBELINS, l’école de l’image, the young artists work as a duo most of the time. Their collaborations are easily recognisable thanks to their contemporary experimental style inspired by comic books from the 40s and 50s.</p> <p>Being illustrators, animators and filmmakers, these two talents express themselves just as well through music videos (<em>Jabberwocky</em>, <em>Renart</em>, <em>Agoria</em>), as through their award-winning short films (<em>Une île</em>, <em>Vésuves</em>, <em>Maman</em>…) and have recently ventured into the commercial world (Hermès, Marvel/Disney, etc.).</p> <p>Although they’re currently working on <em><strong>Domenica</strong></em>, a major feature film for Miyu Productions that’s still under development, they took the time to design and illustrate the poster for Annecy 2017.</p> <p>We asked Bienvenu & Manach about the source of inspiration behind their sweet and sticky creation, "<em>When we heard about this year’s highlighted themes (China as guest country and erotica), we immediately thought of Jade, Ugo’s wife who has Chinese roots.<br /> We stared at her through the bay window: she was eating a ham sandwich out back in the garden.<br /> We replaced the sandwich with an ice-cream cone, the garden with Lake Annecy, and voila!</em>"</p> <p>As for the poster’s typography, it was created by <strong>Christian Debbane</strong>.</p> <p>To see more of their work, check out their <a title="More info about their work" href="" target="_blank">agency’s website</a>.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Annecy 2017 Poster - Illustration : Ugo Bienvenu & Kevin Manach - Graphisme : Christian Debbane" href=""> Check out the poster</a></p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Congratulations to Suporn Decharin! Following the French-Thai Animation Appointments, Suporn Decharin has been chosen to take part in this year’s Mifa Pitch sessions with her project "Breakfast".<br /><p>The Mifa teamed up with the <strong>World Film Festival of Bangkok</strong> with its Animation du Monde for the French-Thai Animation Appointments.</p> <p>After a Call for Projects for short films launched all over Thailand, 6 animators were chosen to take part in the Animation du Monde Workshop from 23<sup>rd</sup> to 27<sup>th</sup> January in collaboration with the <a title="Visit French Embassy in Thaïland website" href="" target="_blank">French Embassy in Thailand</a> and the <a title="Visit World Film Festival of Bangkok website" href="" target="_blank">World Film Festival of Bangkok</a>.</p> <p>The project leaders were able to benefit from the experience of three experts, <strong>Corinne Destombes</strong> from Folimage, animator and illustrator <strong>Pierre-Luc Granjon</strong> and Mifa’s <strong>Géraldine Baché</strong>, who helped them through the construction of their scripts and storyboards and the preparation of their pitches.</p> <p>The pitch session took place after this workshop and <strong>Suporn Decharin</strong>, with her short film project <em>Breakfast</em>, was declared the winner. Participants were also given certificates rewarding the enormous progress they made over this short but intensive week.</p> <p>Suporn Decharin will be invited to present her project at the International Animation Film Market’s <a title="More info about Animation du Monde pitch sessions" href="" target="_blank">Animation du Monde pitch sessions</a>, here in Annecy this June.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Call for Volunteers for the Festival Join the team of volunteers for the Annecy Festival and Market and live the event from the inside!<br /><p>Every year the success of the Annecy Festival and Market is down to the commitment of the many volunteers.</p> <p>If you are motivated, committed, passionate about animation or film, have lots of energy and skills and can speak fluent French… why not apply right now to become a volunteer for the Annecy Festival, Market and Meetings?</p> <p>Welcoming the public in theatres, at parties, the Mifa and Conferences; ticketing; public information desk… Depending on your availability you will be given a pre-defined work schedule of a number of hours per day.</p> <p>Your support, energy and sunny disposition are indispensable for the smooth running of the event. So don’t hesitate to join us for the organisation of this international event.</p> <p><a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">More info online</a> or contact <a title="Contact Véronique Combe" href="" target="_blank">Véronique Combe</a>.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Best of Annecy and Best of Annecy Kids now available! With the Best of Annecy 2016 and Best of Annecy Kids 2016 programmes, you’ll find a great selection of winning films shown at the Annecy Festival.<br /><p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival offers you an overview of the animation screened during the event with its two programmes: <strong>Best of Annecy 2016</strong> and <strong>Best of Annecy Kids 2016</strong>.</p> <p>With <a title="More info about the Best of Annecy 2016" href="" target="_blank">Best of Annecy 2016</a>, your public will be able to enjoy a selection of some of the winning films at the Festival, to be used as a catch up session or to promote the genre to a bigger audience.</p> <p><a title="Download the Best of Annecy 2016 programme" href="">Check out the Best of Annecy 2016 programme</a></p> <p>   <br />This year, the Festival has added a <a title="More info about the Best of Annecy Kids" href="" target="_blank">Best of Annecy Kids</a> to its Best of collection to provide a programme especially for a younger audience, made up of 10 funny and poetic short films to delight kids from 5 years.</p> <p><a title="Download the Best of Annecy Kids programme" href="">Check out the Best of Annecy Kids 2016</a> programme</p> <p>   <br />These programmes cost 150 EUR VAT not incl. per screening, and can be used by festivals, associations, cultural institutions and any other structures with film screening space.</p> <p>Please send your requests to <a title="Contact Laurent Million" href="">Laurent Million</a>.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recruitment for the Annecy Festival Each year, as the Festival and Market approach there are a number of job vacancies to be filled.<br /><p>Each year as the Annecy Animation Festival and Market approach, the organising structure, CITIA, reinforces its work teams with various jobs, short-term contracts and internships within the different departments: Hospitality, Ticketing, Logistics, Meetings, Communication, Photo Library etc.</p> <p>Why not take part in an international event and find out how it ticks from the inside?</p> <ul> <li>Coordination of hospitality teams </li> <li>Data entry operator </li> <li>Press relations </li> <li>Transport </li> <li>Photo library management </li> <li>Meetings </li> <li>Logistics </li> </ul> <p>Check out the vacancies and apply to join the Festival and Mifa 2017 team.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the offers" href="" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_plus"> </span> Check out the offers </a></p> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Dismissal of Julien Deparis from MOPA CITIA would like to comment on the dismissal of Julien Deparis, Director of MOPA.<br /><p><a title="Visit CITIA website" href="" target="_blank">CITIA</a> and <a title="Visit MOPA website" href="" target="_blank">MOPA</a>, the school of CG animation, work closely together during the International Animation Film Festival and Market, and are partners for CITIA’s <a title="Check out the New Year's greeting cards by MOPA" href="" target="_blank">New Year’s greeting cards</a>.</p> <p>CITIA would like to express its concern over the future of the school following the dismissal of its director, Julien Deparis.</p> <p>MOPA is an example of excellence within French training in animation and we sincerely hope this will remain so for the future.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0100 Cinémino: the Children’s Festival The latest Cinémino, the local film event especially for the kids, is set to take place from 5<sup>th</sup> February to 12<sup>th</sup> March 2017.<br /><p>The best there is in animation for the young has been selected for the 16<sup>th</sup> <a title="Visit Cinemino website" href="" target="_blank">Cinémino</a>, and will be screened from <strong>5<sup>th</sup> February to 12<sup>th</sup> March</strong> in cinemas in Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Ain and Isère.</p> <p>Apart from screenings of some great animated films to delight, nourish and liberate these young viewers, the 5-week event also offers readings, creative workshops, games, snacks and exhibitions.</p> <p>This will be the second year that <strong>CITIA</strong>, organisers of the <a title="Visit the Annecy International Animation Film Festival website" href="" target="_blank">International Animation Film Festival</a>, has associated with event.</p> <p>This year, CITIA will be presenting <a title="More info about Annecy Kids programme" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Annecy Kids</strong></a>, a funny and poetic programme taken from the Official Selection of Annecy 2016, which is sure to delight the youngsters.</p> <p>Two shorts from Annecy Kids, <em>¡Hola Llamigo!</em> and <em>Viikset</em> (<em>The Moustache</em>), will also be screened at certain sessions throughout the festival.</p> <p>Check out the Cinémino programme details (in French)</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Découvrez le programme du festival Cinémino 2017" href="" target="_blank"><span class="icon20_pdf"> </span> Download the programme</a></p> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Annecy 2017: Accreditation Opens Online accreditation is open to take part in the Annecy Festival, Meetings and Market, from 12<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June 2017.<br /><p>You can now get accreditation to take part in the <strong>Annecy Festival</strong> (Monday 12<sup>th</sup> to Saturday 17<sup>th</sup> June 2017), the <strong>Meetings </strong>(Monday 12<sup>th</sup> to Friday 16<sup>th</sup> June 2017) and the <strong>Mifa </strong>(Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> to Friday 16<sup>th</sup> June 2017) and take advantage of the special rates!</p> <p>Two of this year’s topics have already been announced: <strong>China </strong>as <a title="More info about Chine, Guest Country" href="" target="_blank">guest country</a> and a series of programmes about erotic animation.</p> <p>Two new competition categories have been created <a title="More info about the new competition categories" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Young Audience</strong> and <strong>Perspectives</strong></a>, with their own awards: the Young Audience Award and the Ville d’Annecy Award.</p> <p><a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">Mifa</a> is continuing for an additional day in a bigger space with another <strong>floor of 1,000 m²</strong> and the <strong>Mifa Campus</strong> has been created for students and professionals new to the industry.</p> <p>Choose the accreditation that responds to your needs!</p> <p>- <strong>Festival Accreditation</strong>: from Monday 12<sup>th</sup> to Saturday 17<sup>th</sup> June, attend screenings in the Official Selection (in and out of competition), Screening Events, Special Programmes, open-air screenings, Shorts and Breakfast sessions, feature films in competition press conferences, exhibitions and signing sessions… <br /> <a title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Get accreditation</strong></a></p> <p>- <strong>Meetings Accreditation</strong>: from Monday 12<sup>th</sup> to Friday 16<sup>th</sup> June, all the Festival accreditation advantages + access to the Conferences, Keynotes, WIP and Making of sessions, Masterclasses and Focus Studio.<br /> <strong><a title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank">Get accreditation</a></strong></p> <p>- <strong>Mifa Accreditation</strong>: from Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> to Friday 16<sup>th</sup> June, all the advantages of the Meetings accreditation + access to the Exhibition, Training Institutes, New Technologies and Organisations areas, the Chill Out, Mifa Pitches, Share With and Territory Focus sessions, Mifa Campus, Mifa Special Events, Mifa Press Conferences, video library, Recruitment… <br /><a title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Get accreditation</strong></a> <br /><em> Please note that the deadline for Mifa Early Bird rate is 28<sup>th</sup> February</em></p> <p><strong>Deadlines for 2017:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>1<sup>st</sup> February 2017</strong>: Mifa Pitches and Animation du Monde </li> <li><strong>15<sup>th</sup> February 2017</strong>: film submissions except features</li> <li><strong>28<sup>th</sup> February 2017</strong>: Mifa Early Bird accreditation rate</li> <li><strong>15<sup>th</sup> March 2017</strong>: feature film submissions </li> </ul> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Meeting with Paco Roca The 20<sup>th</sup> and 21<sup>st</sup> January, come and meet Paco Roca, author of the graphic novel that inspired the feature <em>Wrinkles </em>(<em>Arrugas</em>), Special Distinction at Annecy 2012.<br /><p>CITIA is associating with <a title="Follow BD Fugue Café on Facebook" href="" target="_blank">BD Fugue Café</a>, the <a title="Visit MJC Novel website" href="" target="_blank">MJC Novel</a> and the <a title="Visit ADCH website" href="" target="_blank">ADCH</a> (Association pour la Diffusion de la Culture Hispanique) to invite you to meet <strong>Paco Roca</strong>.</p> <p>He is the author of the popular graphic novel <em>Wrinkles</em>, from which the animated feature of the same name and Special Distinction winner at Annecy 2012 was inspired. He was also character designer on the film.</p> <p>Programme over the two days:</p> <p><strong>> Friday 20<sup>th</sup> January, MJC Novel </strong></p> <ul> <li>7:00 pm: Meet and Greet </li> <li>8:00 pm: screening of <em>Wrinkles</em> </li> <li>9:45 pm: debate hosted by Camille Pouzol (PhD student in Latin American civilisation and comic books) </li> <li>10:30 pm: signing session</li> </ul> <p><strong>> Saturday 21<sup>st</sup> January, BD Fugue Café</strong></p> <ul> <li>3:00 to 7:00 pm: signing session</li> </ul> <p>Come and find out how this graphic novel was converted to the animated screen in a meeting with the author Paco Roca.</p> <p>Download the flyer for more info.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download for more information about Paco Roca meeting" href=""> <span class="icon20_pdf"> </span> Download </a></p> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Happy New Year! The team at CITIA, organisers of the Annecy Festival, Mifa and Forum Blanc, would like to wish you an excellent 2017!<br /><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>A big thank you to the 3rd-year students at MOPA, École du film d’animation et de l’image de synthèse, who created this year’s greetings card for CITIA.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""><span class="icon20_voir"> </span> Check out the other cards too</a></p> <p><strong><a title="Visit MOPA website" href="" target="_blank">MOPA</a></strong><br />This 5-year course allows students to discover, assimilate and master the challenges of the world of animation. The course is centered on projects and practical work and learning the complete production chain, from conception to post-production and sound. Individual work is completed by teamworking, notably for a graduation film that is presented to an international jury and shown in festivals all over the world.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 10 Years by Your Side Thanks to all for celebrating CITIA’s 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary week with us.<br /><p>CITIA President Dominique Puthod, CEO Patrick Eveno, Managing Director, Head of Economic Development & Mifa Mickaël Marin and the CITIA team would like to thank everyone for their presence and interest during this week of festivities.<br /><br />To celebrate its 10<sup>th</sup> birthday, CITIA offered the world premiere of Sahara, two free screening sessions for a young audience and a special evening. Check out the week <a href="" target="_blank">in pictures</a>! </p> <p>Take a look back over 10 years of the Annecy Festival organised by CITIA, with the <a href="" target="_blank">retrospective film</a> made especially for the occasion. And watch the <a href="" target="_blank">film of the moving images sector and creative industries</a>, united by CITIA.</p> <p>There’s also a special edition of the French newspaper the Éco des Pays de Savoie devoted to CITIA.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download" href=""><span class="pict_pdf"> </span> Download</a></p> <p>Once again, thanks to the public and partners. See you in 2017 for some new events.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0100 A New Generation Game at the Forum! Igor Manceau, Creative Director at Ubisoft, will be at Forum Blanc to present <em>Steep</em>, the latest winter sports’ game that everyone’s talking about.<br /><p>With this year’s redesigned formula, the Forum Blanc is going beyond traditional media and taking a closer look at native digital media, including video games, with the presentation of <em>Steep</em>, a revolutionary game that is causing quite a stir at the moment.</p> <p>Igor Manceau, creative director on <em>Steep </em>at Ubisoft Annecy, will present this first open-world extreme sports’ game, which gives players the opportunity to ski and fly freely around the Alps. </p> <p>Ubisoft wanted to devise a real game dynamics with <em>Steep</em> that would allow players to be creative and show off their exploits to other players. This meant incorporating the notions of community, sharing and multiplayer mode into the game before production, which was a revolution in the creation process of video games.</p> <p>The Forum Blanc invites you to discover this sensational Alpine video game.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 A webzine devoted to Annecy 2016 This year, Focus on Animation has created another special Annecy 2016 webzine.<br /><p>Taking five months of intensive work, Focus on Animation has just put its 288-page webzine online that retraces this year’s Festival.</p> <p>Reviews of features in and out of competition, shorts in competition, Work in Progress and Making of sessions, screening events, masterclasses, keynote speeches and assorted interviews, the zine takes readers through the Festival as if they had been there!</p> <p>The webzine is free to download without a subscription directly from the <a title="Focus on Animation" href="" target="_blank">Focus on Animation</a> website.<br />Previous editions of the Annecy Festival webzine (since 2012) are also available.</p> <p>Thanks to <a title="Focus on Animation" href="" target="_blank">Focus on Animation</a>, with its team of avid fans, who over the past seven years have been sharing their passion for animation with numerous readers.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100