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 Sun, 28 May 2017 08:05:35 +0200 Sun, 28 May 2017 08:05:35 +0200 Meet up with Joann Sfar Catch up with Joann Sfar at the Work in Progress session for "Little Vampire".<br /><p>As part of the Work in Progress session on the feature film <em>Little Vampire</em>, the Annecy Festival is thrilled to welcome French filmmaker and illustrator <strong>Joann Sfar</strong>.</p> <p>Along with producer <strong>Antoine Delesvaux</strong> and the CEO of Ateliers Granovsky, <strong>Dimitri Granovsky</strong>, Joann Sfar will chat with the audience about the progress he’s made on his upcoming film.</p> <p>A leading figure in France’s comic book scene, this accomplished artist owes his fame to his comic book series <em>The Rabbi’s Cat</em>, <em>Dungeon</em> and <em>Little Vampire</em>. His love for film naturally led him behind the camera with the animated adaption of <em>The Rabbi’s Cat</em>, but also with the very personal <em>Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life</em>, which he presented as being the transposition of his comic book world in the film "<em>with puppets, songs, poetry and costumes – to illustrate my personal vision of Gainsbourg’s fantasies</em>".</p> <p>Comic books, animated films, fictional features, Joann Sfar is fond of using diverse formats and genres. He’s recently started writing novels where he explores questions about religion, identity and philosophy.</p> <p>Before the upcoming release of <em>Little Vampire</em>, the Festival invites you to share an intimate moment with its director on <strong>Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> June at 11:15 am</strong>.</p> <p>Don’t miss this <a title="More info about the Work in Progress session" href="" target="_blank">Meeting</a> and reserve your seat soon.</p> Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Films in the Running for the André-Martin Award The features and short films in competition for the André-Martin Award have been revealed.<br /><p>Launched in 2015 from an initiative by <strong>Francis Gavelle</strong> and organised by the Annecy Festival and the AFCA, the <strong>André Martin Award</strong> pays tribute to the late film critic, animation filmmaker and one of the founding members of the Jica.</p> <p>Awarded by a <a title="Check out the André Martin Award Jury members" href="" target="_blank">jury of professionals</a>, the prize rewards a French animated feature and short film made in 2016.</p> <p>This year the films in the running are the following:</p> <p><strong>Feature films</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Ballerina</em> by Éric Summer and Éric Warin </li> <li><em>DOFUS – Book 1: Julith</em> by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis </li> <li><em>Iqbal, a Tale of a Fearless Child</em> by Michel Fuzellier and Babak Payami </li> <li><em>The Girl Without Hands</em> by Sébastien Laudenbach </li> <li><em>The Red Turtle</em> by Michaël Dudok de Wit </li> <li><em>Louise in Winter</em> by Jean-François Laguionie </li> <li><em>Long Way North</em> by Rémi Chayé</li> </ul> <p><strong>Short films</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>On the Horizon</em> by Izabela Bartosik Burkhardt </li> <li><em>Buddy Joe</em> by Julien David </li> <li><em>Charles</em> by Dominic Étienne Simard </li> <li><em>Liarmonds</em> by Chloé Mazlo </li> <li><em>Ten to the Minus Forty Three Seconds</em> by Francis </li> <li><em>Fierce</em> by Izù Troin </li> <li><em>Gusla or the Spirits</em> by Adrienne Nowak </li> <li><em>Iâhmès et la Grande Dévoreuse</em> by Claire Sichez and Marine Rivoal </li> <li><em>The Unicorn</em> by Rémi Durin </li> <li><em>Le Jardin de minuit</em> by Benoît Chieux </li> <li><em>The Pocket</em> Man by Ana Chubinidze </li> <li><em>The Ogre</em> by Laurène Braibant </li> <li><em>Lupus</em> by Carlos Gomez Salamanca </li> <li><em>My Man (Octopus)</em> by Stéphanie Cadoret </li> <li><em>Negative Space</em> by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata </li> <li><em>Nothing Happens</em> by Michelle and Uri Kranot </li> <li><em>Pépé le morse</em> by Lucrèce Andreae </li> <li><em>Time Rodent</em> by Ondrej Svadlena </li> <li><em>Old Bear</em> by Chen Chen </li> <li><em>Vilaine fille</em> by Ayce Kartal</li> </ul> <p>The winners will be announced during the Festival special prize ceremony at the Annecy Town Hall.</p> <p>You’ll be able to find out who will succeed from last year’s winners <em>Adama</em> by Simon Rouby and <em>Peripheria</em> by David Coquard-Dassault, on <strong>Friday 16<sup>th</sup> June</strong>.</p> Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Bernard Bosson Has Passed It was with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Bernard Bosson, former Mayor of Annecy.<br /><p>Bernard Bosson was deeply attached to the International Animation Film Festival. His father Charles Bosson presided over the Festival from its establishment in 1960 up until 1980, so he always followed the event’s evolution with great interest.</p> <p>When he was deputy mayor, he was very involved in the event’s development and encouraged the creation of the Market in 1985. In 1997, he pushed for the event to become annual and promoted the CITIA project in 2006.</p> <p>We will always remember the support he showed throughout his pubic life and his unwavering contribution to the importance that the Annecy Festival holds in the world today.</p> <p>After retiring from politics, he still participated in the event and became a loyal visitor.</p> Tue, 16 May 2017 18:15:00 +0200 Conversation With Carlos Saldanha An intimate meeting with the tremendously successful director, Carlos Saldanha for a "Conversation With" during the new Mifa Campus forum.<br /><p>In an effort to meet the needs of animation students, professionals and experts, the Mifa has created the <a title="More info about the Mifa Campus" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Mifa Campus</strong></a>, a whole new day of events.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> June</strong> will be a very special day where badgeholders and students are invited to come and participate in different sessions aiming to show them the ropes of the sector and give them the opportunity to meet some animation greats.</p> <p>Speaking of greats, <strong>Carlos Saldanha</strong>, the Brazilian producer/director acclaimed for the unforgettable <em>Ice Age saga</em>, <em>Robots</em> and <em>Rio</em>, will share his time with students, entry-level professionals and even experts who want to come hear his "<strong>Conversation With</strong>" in the Tente impériale at 9:00 am.</p> <p>A regular at the Festival, Carlos already met up with festivalgoers when he held a Making of session for <em>Rio 2</em> in 2014 and several of his films have been shown on the Pâquier and other screening events.</p> <p>There’s no doubt that this successful creator will be dishing out some tasty pieces of advice to animation buffs hungry for ideas and inspiration!</p> Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Mifa & Variety’s Animation Personality of the Year Award The Mifa & Variety Animation Personality of the Year Award will be bestowed upon a duo of distributors: <strong>Marc Bonny</strong> from <strong>Gebeka Films</strong> and <strong>Eric Beckman</strong> from <strong>GKIDS</strong>.<br /><p>Created in partnership with <em>Variety</em> in 2015 for the Mifa’s 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary, this award is meant to showcase figures who have contributed to the evolution of the animation industry with their work, commitment and way of thinking.</p> <p>Following Chris Meledandri from Illumination Entertainment and Aardman founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton, two distributors will be receiving the award in 2017:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Marc Bonny</strong>, Founder and President of Gebeka Films, the company behind several animated hits (<em>Kirikou and the Sorceress</em>, <em>My Neighbor Totoro</em>, <em>Louise en Hiver</em>, <em>My Life As a Courgette</em>, etc.). </li> <li><strong>Eric Beckman</strong>, Founder and CEO of GKIDS, which has also contributed to the success of several films (<em>Ernest & Celestine</em>, <em>Approved for Adoption</em>, <em>Avril and the Extraordinary world</em>, etc.). </li> </ul> <p>Mickaël Marin, Head of Economic Development & Mifa, commends the work accomplished by these two distributors who have helped animation conquer new territories: "<em>In today’s world where the animation supply is overabundant and audiences are highly solicited, now more than ever, the role of distributors is about taking risks, backing filmmakers and supporting films from their project stage to when they hit theatres.</em>"</p> Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Cinéma d’animation La French Touch Arte Editions are celebrating animation with the book "Cinéma d’animation La French Touch" and a restored version of the René Laloux classic, "Fantastic Planet".<br /><p>Fans of French animation are going to be delighted on May 11<sup>th</sup> with the publication of <strong>Laurent Valière</strong>’s book <strong><em>Cinéma d’animation La French Touch</em></strong>.</p> <p>Laurent Valière is an animation expert and cultural journalist with France Info. His career includes presenting the weekly magazine show <em>Tous les Mickey du monde</em> on France Inter as well as the daily chronicle <em>Cartoon Story</em>; he has also produced several documentaries about animation for France Culture. His expertise in the field naturally led him to the Annecy Festival, where he moderated the immensely popular Work in Progress sessions.</p> <p>With this highly illustrated reference book, Laurent Valière pays a vibrant tribute to French animation. Published by Éditions de la Martinière and Arte Éditions, with support from the Gan Foundation for Cinema, <em>Cinéma d’animation La French Touch</em> takes the reader to the heart of the history and behind the scenes of French animation. A leading country in European animation, France has distinguished itself internationally with such productions as <em>Arthur and the Invisibles</em>, <em>Kirikou</em>, <em>Persepolis</em>, and more recently <em>My Life as a Courgette</em>, as well as attracting foreign productions to its talented pool of animators. A first of its kind, <em>Cinéma d’animation La French Touch</em> is sure to cause an animated stir.</p> <p>The Festival is organising an eponymous <strong>exhibition</strong> for the publication of the book, which you’ll be able to discover<strong> from 12<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June on the Pâquier</strong>.</p> <p>Arte Editions is also releasing a DVD and Blu-ray of a restored version of <em>Fantastic Planet</em>. <strong>René Laloux</strong> made this animation classic with its futuristic graphic style in 1973 and the film went on to win the <strong>Special Jury Prize at Cannes</strong>. An exhibition devoted to the filmmaker entitled <a title="More information about the exhibition" href="" target="_blank">Animation by René Laloux</a> presents original material from his films and can be visited at the Château d’Annecy, musée lacs et montagnes up until July 2<sup>nd</sup> 2017. A great way for Annecy locals and festivalgoers to take a trip into this animation legend’s universe.</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Volunteers Wanted! Enjoy a unique experience by joining the volunteer team at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Mifa!<br /><p>Each year at the Festival, volunteers play a vital role in making sure everything runs smoothly and they represent a major and essential part of our team. This year, we’re looking for motivated and dynamic people to give CITIA a hand in their annual event, taking place from 12<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June 2017.</p> <p>Take an immersive trip into the world of animation and find out what goes on behind the scenes at an internationally renowned festival that attracts thousands of professionals, fans and amateurs each year.</p> <p>There are several different positions to choose from depending on your availability: Greeter (in theatres, at parties, conferences, Mifa), ticket desk, information desk, etc.</p> <p>Your smile, good mood and energy are invaluable to us, join our team now!</p> <p><a title="Find all the information about our volunteer missions" href="" target="_blank">Find all the information</a> about our volunteer missions on our website.</p> <p>Any questions about transportation, accommodation or anything else about your stay during the event? Annecy volunteers have their own Facebook page, <a title="Join the Annecy volunteers on Facebook" href="" target="_blank">join them</a>!</p> <br /> Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The Entire Annecy 2017 Official Selection ! The feature films in and out of competition top off the list of shorts (already announced) that will be competing in the Official Selection !<br /><p>This year, the Annecy International Animation Festival received 2,850 films, setting a new record. After a few hundred hours of screening time, the selection committee has revealed the feature films in and out of competition in the Official Selection !</p> <p><strong>   <br />Feature films in competition at Annecy 2017:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Animal Crackers</em> by Tony Bancroft and C Scott Sava (USA)</li> <li><em>A Silent Voice</em> by Nako Yamada (Japan)</li> <li><em>Big Fish & Begonia</em> by Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang (China)</li> <li><em>In This Corner of the World</em> by Sunao Katabushi (Japan)</li> <li><em>Ethel and Ernest</em> by Roger Mainwood (United Kingdom)</li> <li><em>Have a Nice Day</em> by Jian Liu </li> <li><em>Lu Over the Wall</em> by Masaaki Yuasa (Japan)</li> <li><em>Loving Vincent</em> by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (Poland, United Kingdom)</li> <li><em>Tehran Taboo</em> by Ali Soozandeh (Austria, Germany)</li> <li><em>Zombillenium</em> by Arthur de Pins (France)</li> </ul> <p><strong>   <br />Feature films out of competition at Annecy 2017:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>1917 – The Real October</em> by Katrin Rothe (Germany)</li> <li><em>Ancien and the Magic Tablet</em> by Kunihiko Yuyama and Kenji Kamiyana (Japan)</li> <li><em>Ana y Bruno</em> by Carlos Carrera (Mexico)</li> <li><em>Deep</em> by Julio Soto (Spain)</li> <li><em>In the Forest of Huckybicky</em> by Rasmus A. Sivertsen (Norway)</li> <li><em>I’ll Just Live in Bando</em> by Yong Sun Lee (South Korea)</li> <li><em>Lost in the Moonlight</em> by Hyun-Joo Kim (South Korea)</li> <li><em>Little Heroes</em> by Juan Pablo Buscarini (Venezuela)</li> <li><em>Richard the Stork</em> by Reza Memari and Toby Genkel (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway)</li> <li><em>Rudolph the Black Cat</em> by Kunihiko Yuyama & Motonori Sakakibara (Japan)</li> <li><em>Tad, the Lost Explorer, and the Secret of King Midas</em> by Enrique Gato Borregan and David Alonso (Spain)</li> <li><em>Tea Pets</em> by Gary Wang (China)</li> <li><em>The Man Who Knew 75 Languages</em> by Anne Magnussen and Pawel Debski (Norway)</li> </ul> <p><br />The selection of shorts, TV series & specials, commissioned and graduation films was already announced in March. You can find the entire <a href="" target="_blank">list online</a>.</p> <p>Some of the first programmes for the Festival, Mifa and Meetings are also <a href="" target="_blank">available online</a>.</p> <p>To find out more about the 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Market and Meetings, check out the <a title="Check out the Press Package page" href="" target="_blank">Press Package page</a> and download the press kit.</p> <p>And don’t forget to get your <a title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank">accreditation online</a> before 31<sup>st</sup> May to take part in the Festival from 12<sup>th</sup> to 17<sup>th</sup> June and the Mifa from 13<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June 2017.</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Check out the Juries for Annecy 2017 ! The names of the jury members who will have the mission of awarding the different prizes at the Annecy Festival 2017 have been revealed !<br /><p>It’s up to 12 people, split up into four different categories, the jury members for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will have the delicate task of bestowing the 17 official awards at Annecy 2017.</p> <p>This year, the jury members are:</p> <p><strong><br />For the feature film category:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Céline Sciamma</strong>, Director, France <br /><em>President</em></li> <li><strong>Mohammed Beyoud</strong>, Artistic Director of the Meknès International Animation Film Festival (FICAM), Morocco</li> <li><strong>Alberto Vázquez</strong>, Animation Director, Artistic Director and Graphic Novelist, Spain</li> </ul> <p><strong>  <br />For the short film category:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Fred Seibert</strong>, Producer, USA <br /><em>President</em></li> <li><strong>Maryam Kashkoolinia</strong>, Director, Iran</li> <li><strong>Stephan Roelants</strong>, Producer, Belgium</li> </ul> <p><strong>  <br />For the graduation film and Off-Limits short film category:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Philippe Caza</strong>, Illustrator, France <br /><em>President</em></li> <li><strong>Jean-Baptiste Garnero</strong>, In charge of research and the promotion of film collections, CNC, France</li> <li><strong>Chao Wu</strong>, Artist, China</li> </ul> <p><strong>  <br />For the TV and commissioned film category:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Anna Serner</strong>, CEO, Swedish Film Institute, Sweden <br /><em>President</em></li> <li><strong>Ying Huang</strong>, Animation Director and Associate Professor, China</li> <li><strong>Thomas Meyer-Hermann</strong>, Animation Professor, Director and Producer, Germany</li> </ul> <p>Come on Saturday 17<sup>th</sup> June 2017, to the Annecy Festival’s Closing Ceremony to find out which films they award !</p> <p>You can also find out about the jury members for the Special Prizes: FIPRESCI Award; André-Martin Award; Festivals Connexion – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Award / In partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma; Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, sponsored by the SACEM; Junior Jury Award; City of Annecy Award.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""><span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> Check out the juries </a></p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Honorary Cristal for Georges Schwizgebel This year, the Annecy Festival will be awarding the Honorary Cristal to Georges Schwizgebel, one of Switzerland’s animation greats.<br /><p>Each year, during the Closing Ceremony, the Annecy International Animation Festival awards its Honorary Cristal to celebrate the work of a leading figure in the animation world. This year, the Festival has decided to give it to <strong>Georges Schwizgebel</strong>.</p> <p>After studies in Graphic Design at l’École supérieure des beaux-arts and l’École des arts décoratifs in Geneva, Georges Schwizgebel discovered animation at the Annecy Festival.</p> <p>In 1970, he founded the <a href="" target="_blank">GDS Studio</a> (commissions and personal work) with Claude Luyet and Daniel Suter, and started producing and making animated short films.</p> <p>Since <em>The Flight of Icarus</em> (1974) to <em>Erlking</em> (2015), he has made a score of films with virtually all winning international prizes (Cannes, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Stuttgart, Ottawa, Espinho…). Two of them, <em>78 Turns</em> (1985) and <em>The Ride to the Abyss</em> (1992), can be found in the list of the 100 best animation films.</p> <p>He has been to Annecy many times, including twice as a jury member in 1983 and 2000 and the Festival also rewarded one of his films, <em>The Subject of the Picture</em>, with the CANAL+ award in 1989.</p> <p>Consequently, the Annecy Festival will celebrate the work of this great Swiss animator, who is currently working on new projects, by rewarding him with the Honorary Cristal at the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 17<sup>th</sup> June.</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The Mifa Pitches Are Online! Check out the 34 projects that were selected for the 2017 Mifa Pitch sessions, and don’t miss their presentations in Annecy on the 14<sup>th</sup>, 15<sup>th</sup>, and 16<sup>th</sup> June.<br /><p>Out of the <strong>343 projects</strong> submitted this year, the selection of projects for the Pitch sessions at the Annecy International Animation Film Market brings you another representation of creation on a global scale, welcoming projects from countries like <strong>Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Malaysia, Palestine, Thailand</strong> and <strong>Tunisia</strong> for the first time.</p> <p>The Mifa Pitch sessions are another feature that makes the Mifa a springboard for young creatives and gives professionals the exclusive chance to spot tomorrow’s next original hits.</p> <p><strong><a title="Check out the list of selected projects" href="">Check out the list of selected projects</a></strong>!</p> <p><strong>Mifa Pitch schedule:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> June, 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Feature films </li> <li>Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> June, 2:00-3:30 pm: Short films </li> <li>Thursday 15<sup>th</sup> June, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: TV series & Specials </li> <li>Thursday 15<sup>th</sup> June, 2:00-3:30 pm: Animation du Monde </li> <li>Friday 16<sup>th</sup> June, 10:00-11:30 am: Transmedia</li> </ul> <p>You can also find the <a title="Check out the list of expert committee" href="" target="_blank">list of expert committees</a> for the different sessions and <a title="Check out the prizes and partners" href="" target="_blank">prizes to be awarded by partners</a> online.</p> <p>Don’t forget to <a title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank">get accreditation</a> to be able to attend these sessions, and between now and June, check out the evolution of the projects that were pitched in the past with the "<a title="Check out the Spotlight" href="" target="_blank">Spotlight</a>" and "<a title="Check out the Project updates" href="" target="_blank">Project updates</a>"  features.</p> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Guillermo del Toro, Patron of the Mifa Campus Guillermo del Toro is coming back to Annecy this year and to be the patron of the first-ever Mifa Campus!<br /><p>After giving a Masterclass and holding a signing session that gathered his biggest fans last year, <strong>Guillermo del Toro</strong> is coming back to Annecy.</p> <p>With his desire to share his career path with the talents of tomorrow, he will deservedly be the <strong>patron of this first <a title="More info about the Mifa Campus" href="" target="_blank">Mifa Campus</a></strong>! The day of Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> June will gather students, entry-level professionals and animation experts around themes relating to education, the creative process and recruitment.</p> <p>As the Mifa Campus patron, Guillermo del Toro will present these young creatives with a "<strong>Conversation With</strong>" session, a unique moment for this generation in search of references and sharing experiences.</p> <p>Guillermo del Toro made a memorable visit last year by giving an exclusive world premiere of extracts from his latest creation: the <em>Trollhunters</em> series (DreamWorks). This jack of all trades with eclectic taste is known as a master of storytelling and is the man behind rich and diverse works as a director, screenwriter, filmmaker, producer and author.</p> <p>His Netflix original series <a title="Check out the film index" href="" target="_blank"><em>Trollhunters</em></a> is also a contender in the Official Selection, in competition at the Annecy Festival 2017 in the TV series category.</p> <p>This meeting with Guillermo del Toro will be another highly-awaited event this year. Don’t miss this <strong>Conversation With</strong> session on Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> June from 2-3:30 pm, so <a title="Get accreditation!" href="" target="_blank">get your accreditation</a> now!</p> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Image par Images Festival 2017 Young filmmakers in the making are put in the spotlight during the Image par Images festival, organised by the MJC Novel.<br /><p>The <strong>Image par Images Festival 2017</strong>, organised by the <a title="Visit MJC Novel website" href="" target="_blank"><strong>MJC Novel</strong></a>, is back for the second year, from 19<sup>th</sup> to 21<sup>st</sup> May. Dedicated to video creations, the festival helps promote young talents from Haute-Savoie by supporting and encouraging local creation.</p> <p>A selection of short films will compete in the following four categories: <strong>fiction</strong>, <strong>animation</strong>, <strong>documentary </strong>and <strong>experimental</strong>, the most promising videos will be rewarded by a jury of professionals (City of Annecy Award, Audience Award, Jury Award) and/or could receive support from the MJC in their creative process.</p> <p>There are just a few days left to submit your creations and participate in the festival (<strong>deadline 24<sup>th</sup> April 2017</strong>).</p> <p><a title="More information about the Image par Images Festival" href="" target="_blank">Get more information</a> about the festival on the MJC’s website (in French only)</p> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 First Footage of 'Mazinger Z' with Go Nagai! Go Nagai is coming to Annecy to present first footage from Toei Animation’s upcoming feature Mazinger Z.<br /><p>At 4 pm on Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> June, the Annecy Festival invites you to come and discover first footage from the feature <em><strong>Mazinger Z</strong></em>, presented by <strong>Go Nagai</strong> during this Making Of.</p> <p><em>Mazinger Z</em>, Japan’s major manga series, is making its big comeback on the international animation scene. <strong>Toei Animation</strong> is producing a new opus of adventures for the famous robot. The manga written and illustrated by Go Nagai in the 70s was already adapted into an anime series, but this time it’s hitting the big screen as a feature film in Europe and around the globe.</p> <p>The film will add a new chapter to the adventures of the super robot. As the world faces a new threat, Mazinger aka "Iron Castle" stands up with all his might!</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Mazinger Z ©Go Nagai/DynamicPlanning-MZFilmPartners" src="" alt="Mazinger Z" width="300" height="448" /></p> <p>“<em>My beloved Mazinger Z is making a comeback. 45 years after its birth and 50 years since I started my career as a manga artist, this is truly a year to commemorate. I'm very glad that I'm able to bring Mazinger Z back. After all, it is beloved in different places all over the world. It's my sincere wish to bring this movie to the global audience with gratitude to all the fans who've supported Mazinger Z all over the world through the years. Now, onward to the global stage!</em>” <strong>Go Nagai</strong></p> <p>Go Nagai is one of Japan’s most famous manga artists, most well-known for <em>Grendizer</em>, <em>Devilman</em>, <em>Violence Jack</em> and <em>Cutie Honey</em>. He’s coming to Annecy to present first footage of <em>Mazinger Z</em> on <strong>Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> June</strong> at 4 pm.</p> <p>If you want to attend this event, don’t forget to <a title="Get your accreditation" href="" target="_blank">get your accreditation online</a> before 31<sup>st</sup> May!</p> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Goes to Cannes After last year’s success, Annecy is continuing its partnership with the Cannes Marché du Film and renewing Annecy Goes to Cannes!<br /><p>Once again this year, Annecy will be part of "<a title="More info about Goes to Cannes" href="" target="_blank">Goes to Cannes</a>", during the <a title="More info about Marché du Film de Cannes" href="" target="_blank">Marché du Film</a>, allowing the Festival and Mifa to continue supporting animated features.</p> <p>This session gives a selection of films, currently in production and originally spotted as projects at the Mifa Piches, the opportunity to report on their progress right at the heart of the Cannes Marché du Film.</p> <p>During <strong>Annecy Goes to Cannes</strong>, taking place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Friday 19<sup>th</sup> May, the spotlight will be on the following films:</p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Even Mice Belong in Heaven</strong></em>, presented by Vladimír Lhoták and Alexandre Charlet</li> <li><em><strong>Nuna: The Last Myth of the Wamani</strong></em>, presented by Stephanie Massart-Weit and Diego Lopez-Mobilia</li> <li><em><strong>Nimuendajú</strong></em>, presented by Tania Anaya, Bruno Hilário and Peter Ketnath</li> <li><em><strong>Tito and the Birds</strong></em>, presented by Gustavo Steinberg</li> <li><em><strong>Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas</strong></em>, presented by Carlos Fernandez de Vigo, Jordi Mendieta Vallve and Ángel de la Cruz Blanco</li> </ul> <p>This is a unique opportunity for these film directors to present some first exclusive footage of their films to visiting distributors, investors and sales reps and invite them to join in on their adventure!</p> <p>You can get into the <a title="Check out the Goes to Cannes programme" href="" target="_blank">Annecy Goes to Cannes session</a> by presenting a Marché du Film badge required to enter, or <strong><a title="Sign up" href="" target="_blank">sign up</a></strong> (limited seating).</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download the Annecy Goes to Cannes flyer" href=""> <span class="icon20_pdf"> </span> Download the flyer </a></p> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0200