Annecy Logo Annecy 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 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:06:11 +0200 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:06:11 +0200 ANNECY 2020 – COVID-19 INFO The International Animation Film Festival has decided to postpone announcing part of its Official Selection scheduled for the coming days until April.<br /><p>In the current context, the International Animation Film Festival has decided to postpone announcing part of its Official Selection scheduled for the coming days until April: Short Films, Graduation Films and TV and Commissioned Films in order to have the best response to the selected works.</p> <p>Furthermore, the team is actively preparing Annecy 2020 via teleworking, therefore we suggest that you contact us exclusively by email or by <strong><a title="Contact-us!" href="" target="_blank"></a></strong></p> <p>We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you again soon!</p> <p>Good luck everyone, take care of yourselves<br /> #StayAtHome</p> <p>The management and team for the International Animation Film Festival and Market</p> Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100 André Gobeli has died André Gobeli, the celebrated photographer of the Annecy Festival since its very first edition, has died at the age of 99.<br /><p>It is with great sadness that the Annecy Festival team has learned of the death of one of its most iconic figures, the photographer <strong>André Gobeli</strong>. He was 99 years old.</p> <p>Photographer, he took his very first images in 1960 from the outset of the Festival. His photo reportages take on a new dimension from 1965 onwards until his official retirement in 1985. He will nevertheless continue to cover the event until 2011.</p> <p>With his faithful Leica camera he immortalised 50 years of the Festival and assembled an extraordinary collection that retraces almost the event’s entire history.</p> <p>In 1982 a collaboration was created between the event’s organisers and André Gobeli, to trace the event’s news and establish a true testimonial to it. Therefore, by virtue of his photography across such an extended period of time, a unique collection spanning 50 years of the Annecy Festival could be composed.</p> <p>The entire Annecy Festival team expresses its full support to his family and loved ones.</p> <p>"<em>We have learned with great sadness of André Gobeli’s death, legendary photographer of the Festival.<br /> From the 60s to the beginning of the 2010s, André Gobeli witnessed each development of the event. He leaves us a legacy of thousands of photos, fragments of a life, and fragments of a Festival and a city that he loved dearly.<br /> We extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.</em>"</p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong>Dominique Puthod</strong>, President of CITIA</p> Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100 New: Pass grand public! In 2020, and for the 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary, Annecy Festival is launching a Pass grand public reserved exclusively for residents in the Haute-Savoie region.<br /><p>With the desire to open up the world of animation to the general public and local residents, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival introduces the <a href=""><strong>Pass grand public</strong></a>.</p> <p>Reserved uniquely for <strong>Haute-Savoie residents</strong>, the Pass functions like an accreditation during the Festival week, which takes place from 15<sup>th</sup> to 20<sup>th</sup> June 2020, and also offers numerous advantages throughout the entire year.</p> <p>The Pass grand public, <a title="Purchase online the Pass grand public" href="">on sale online</a>, gives you access during the event to:</p> <ul> <li>One reservation per day using the online ticketing service, with privileged access to the Bonlieu theatres and Salle Pierre Lamy (<strong>access is only for badgeholders</strong>) </li> <li>Unlimited access to the third waiting line Badgeholders without reservation </li> <li>Discounts at the <a title="More info about the Boutique du Festival" href="">Boutique du Festival@BDfugue</a> on all the Festival merchandise </li> </ul> <p>Throughout the year benefit from advantages at numerous events:</p> <ul> <li>Reduced rates for the <a title="More info about the Winter Festival" href="" target="_blank">Hivernal Festival</a> screenings in December </li> <li>Reduced rates for the Annecy s’anime screenings </li> <li>Invitations to <a title="More info about the film premieres" href="" target="_blank">film premieres</a> </li> <li>Reduced rates for the <a title="Visit the Annecy Italian Film Festival website" href="" target="_blank">Annecy Italian Film Festival</a> </li> <li>Reduced rates on the concerts at <a title="Visit Le Brise Glace website" href="" target="_blank">Le Brise Glace</a></li> <li>And even more advantages to come </li> </ul> <p>The Pass costs <strong>EUR30 full price</strong> and <strong>EUR18 reduced rate</strong>*. It is available online <strong>until 31<sup>st</sup> May</strong> and you can collect it at the Festival Welcome Desk, <strong>on presentation of a proof of address (Haute-Savoie 74)</strong>. <br />From 1<sup>st</sup> to 9<sup>th</sup> June you will also be able to collect the Pass at the Festival Office Reception Desk.</p> <p>Purchase your <a title="Purchase your Pass grand public" href="">Pass grand public</a> now to take advantage of a week dedicated to animation during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and numerous other events throughout the year.<br />    <br /></p> <p>*<em>Reduced rates: for persons under the age of 25 (ID card required); unemployed; RSA claimants, disabled and pensioners benefits (justification dating less than 6 months). CinéPass Pathé, Bonlieu Scène nationale, L'Auditorium Seynod pass holders; subscribers to Mikado, Le Brise Glace, LCE and Le Groupement (current members or subscribers’ card).</em></p> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Covid-19 The Annecy Festival is carefully monitoring the developments and the latest guidelines regarding the Coronavirus. As of today, it is still premature to express assumptions on an event scheduled in three and a half months.<br /><p>The Annecy Festival is carefully monitoring the developments and the latest guidelines provided by the local, national and international authorities regarding the Coronavirus. <strong>As of today, it is still premature to express assumptions on an event scheduled in three and a half months.</strong></p> <p>In due course, and depending on the occurrences, the Annecy Festival will naturally take all the necessary measures, aiming at ensuring the protection of all attendees and preserving their health during the event, under the responsibility of public authorities.</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Animation du Monde in Lebanon This year the Mifa has integrated a new country into its Animation du Monde sessions: Lebanon. Discover their first winners!<br /><p>The International Animation Film Market took its <a title="More information about Animation du Monde" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Animation du Monde</strong></a> sessions to <strong>Lebanon </strong>in the search of sensibility, creativity and potential from local animation writers.</p> <p>With this in mind an Animation du Monde workshop took place from 28<sup>th</sup> February to 2<sup>nd</sup> March 2020 in collaboration with <a title="Visit Beirut Animated website" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Beirut Animated</strong></a>, the <a title="Visit Institut français du Liban website" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Institut français du Liban</strong></a> and <a title="Visit Metropolis website" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Metropolis</strong></a>.</p> <p class="illustration"><a title="Visit Beirut Animated website" href="" target="_blank"><img title="Beirut Animated" src="" alt="Beirut Animated" width="140" height="95" /></a>         <a title="Visit Institut français du Liban website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a>        <a title="Visit Metropolis website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a></p> <p>Nine project leaders from the Arab world got together in Bayreuth for a four-day workshop, led by three animation experts: <strong>Sébastien Tavel</strong> (screenwriter), <strong>Ivan Zuber</strong> (producer, Laïdak Films) and <strong>Géraldine Baché</strong> (Head of Projects Mifa).</p> <p>As a result of these work sessions their short animation film projects had matured and had the opportunity to be challenged against one another in a real-life pitch exercise.<br /> The jury chose to reward the following projects, which you will discover during the Mifa Animation du Monde Pitch Sessions:</p> <ul> <li><em>For the Love of People</em>, <strong>Nicolas Fattouh</strong>, Lebanon </li> <li><em>Shadows</em>, <strong>Rand Beiruty</strong>, Jordan.</li> </ul> <p>A Special Distinction was also attributed to the project:</p> <ul> <li><em>Five Gold Coins</em>, <strong>Mazen Atallah</strong>, Egypt.</li> </ul> <p class="illustration"><img title="Animation du Monde Liban – Photo : G. Baché/CITIA" src="" alt="Animation du Monde Liban" width="500" height="325" /></p> <p>Congratulations to all our winners and see you in June at the Annecy International Animation Film Market to see them present their short film projects at the Animation du Monde Pitch Sessions.</p> <p><strong><a title="Get your accreditation!" href="" target="_blank">Remember to purchase your accreditations</a>!</strong></p> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100 The 60th Anniversary Poster is revealed! Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo and Simon Roussin designed the 2020 poster: an explosion of colours to celebrate animation from the African continent and the Festival’s 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary.<br /><p class="illustration"><a style="padding-right: 0;" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="Annecy 2020" width="500" height="705" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center; color: #000000; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Illustration : Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, Simon Roussin</p> <br /> <p><em>After our collaboration on the short film</em> Make it Soul <em>we wanted to create this poster together, a two-man labour of love.</em></p> <p><em>The challenge was daunting for this Festival’s 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary: the entire African continent is in the spotlight.</em></p> <p><em>The cultures, people and landscapes vary from one country to another, we chose to represent Africa across three generations of moving characters.</em></p> <p><em>And to blow out the sixtieth candle, what could be better than doing it while dancing!</em></p> <p><em>Pantsula – a traditional South African dance – captured our attention to symbolise a dynamic, united and strong Africa, so wild and free that it levitates above the lake!</em></p> <p><em>Happy birthday Annecy!</em></p> <br /> <p style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Biographies</strong></p> <p style="font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span>Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo</span></strong></p> <p>Born in 1984 in Lyon, Jean-Charles studied art house film at the école Émile Cohl and received his diploma in 2007 with the jury’s congratulations.</p> <p>His graduation film <em>The Heart is a Metronome</em> won the Debut Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in 2008.</p> <p>Drawing is his first love, but dance has always been an integral part of his means of expression.</p> <p>He joined the Stylistik Company in 2008. In June 2012, Jean-Charles learned sign language to write and direct <em>The Sense of Touch</em> under the friendly gaze of Emmanuelle Laborit. His second short film combining the beauty of dance and sign language receives more than 20 international awards, among more than 60 official festival selections.</p> <p><em>Les Mots</em>, Jean-Charles’ first choreographed show – a solo for two performers – is released at the beginning of 2017. It is a continuation of his work concerning non-verbal communication.</p> <p>His last film, <em>Make it Soul</em>, whose graphical genius is attributed to Simon Roussin, pays tribute to the essence of black American music reinjecting life into Solomon Burke and James Brown.</p> <p><em>Make it Soul</em> is nominated for the César for Best Animation Short Film 2020.</p> <p style="font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: 40px;"><strong><span>Simon Roussin</span></strong></p> <p>Simon Roussin is a writer-illustrator, a graduate from the Strasbourg École supérieure des arts décoratifs in 2011. He is most well-known for writing <em>Lemon Jefferson et la grande aventure</em>, <em>Heartbreak Valley</em> (2024), <em>Le Bandit au colt d'or</em> (Magnani), <em>Barthélemy l'enfant sans âge</em> (Cornélius) and <em>Xibalba</em> (2024).</p> <p>He commands the narrative alternating classic line, felt-tip drawings and serigraphy-inspired solid colours. He regularly works for the media, publishing companies and cultural institutions.<br /> A collection of his drawings for his felt-tip films, <em>Ciné-club</em>, is released in October 2015 by Magnani publishers. He also publishes screen-printed books and posters to pay tribute to his cinema heroes.</p> <p>Since 2017, he regularly exhibits series of his oil paintings (at Fotokino, Arts Factory, Tator Gallery).</p> <p>In 2018, he is the graphic author of a short animated film: <em>Make it Soul</em> by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo (Kazak Productions), nominated at the César 2020.</p> <br /> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""> <span class="icon20_hd"> </span> Download the Annecy 2020 poster</a></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Wes Anderson is at Annecy for the International Animation Film Festival’s 60th anniversary The filmmaker Wes Anderson (<em>Grand Budapest Hotel</em>) will be at Annecy this June to talk about his relationship with animation.<br /><p>Let’s remember that <strong>Wes Anderson</strong>’s film work includes two feature film animations, <em>Fantastic Mr. Fox</em> (Cristal for a Feature Film at Annecy in 2010) and <em>Isle of Dogs</em> (2018). Wes Anderson will be joined by his collaborators <strong>Jason Schwartzman</strong> and <strong>Roman Coppola</strong>, co-screenwriters of his most recent film, The French Dispatch.</p> <p>For <strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, the Festival’s Artistic Director, <em>"Wes Anderson has had an exceptional influence on the revival of stop-motion animation over the past decade. His elaborate dramaturgical vision, his sophisticated and all-encompassing conception of direction has been imitated and has inspired many young filmmakers. His visit to Annecy is the pinnacle of a long love story and admiration for his work. This is a true gift for us to offer our festivalgoers as part of the Festival’s 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary!"</em></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100 International Workshop For the first time ever the Annecy International Animation Film Market is exporting its French expertise internationally through a training programme.<br /><p>Mifa chose to set-up its first training workshop in Jerusalem from 28<sup>th</sup> to 30<sup>th</sup> January 2020. In the framework of the <a title="More info about Animation du Monde" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Animation du Monde</strong></a> and to answer to the rising demand for support the Annecy International Animation Film Market developed a tailor-made programme in Jerusalem.</p> <p>This scheme created hand-in-hand with the <a title="Visit Israel Institut français website" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Israel Institut français</strong></a> and the <a title="Visit Jerusalem Film Fund website" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Jerusalem Film Fund</strong></a>, provided the opportunity for eight Israeli writers to benefit from three days of intensive training, led by <strong>Bastien Dubois</strong> (director) and <strong>Delphine Nicolini</strong> (consultant and ex-producer).</p> <p class="illustration"><a title="Visit Israel Institut français website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a>         <a title="Visit Jérusalem Film Fund website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="250" height="186" /></a></p> <p>Following this three-day workshop, a pitch session nominated four winners, who will come to Mifa this June to present their short films in development at the Pitching – Territory Focus: <em>Israel Spot Light on Jerusalem: Animation Projects & Co-Production Opportunities</em>.</p> <p>Congratulations to the winners for their projects and see you in Annecy 18th June 2020 to discover:</p> <ul> <li><em>Leave the Lights On</em> – <strong>Dafna Englander </strong></li> <li><em>Glug </em>– <strong>Ori Goldberg </strong></li> <li><em>Pisces </em>– <strong>Lee Dror & Omer Hamawy</strong> </li> <li><em>Your Bad Animals</em> – <strong>Ido Shapira & Amit Cohen</strong></li> </ul> <p>Remember to get <a title="Get your accredidation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>your accreditations</strong></a> to attend the Annecy International Animation Film Market from 16<sup>th</sup> to 19<sup>th</sup> June 2020, and benefit from the <strong>early bird rates until 3<sup>rd</sup> March!</strong></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100 David Kessler has Died David Kessler, Orange Content Director and previous high-ranking official occupying the post of cultural and communications advisor at the Élysée, died on Monday 3<sup>rd</sup> February.<br /><p>David Kessler, Orange Content Director, died on Monday 3rd February at the age of 60. His professional career regularly gave him the opportunity to attend the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.</p> <p>Cultural and communications advisor to Lionel Jospin (1997-2001), and more recently media and cultural advisor to François Hollande (2012-2014), David Kessler was also Director of the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel (1996-1997), the CNC (2001-2004) (<em>National Centre for Cinema</em>), France Culture (2005-2008), and Chairman of the Forum des images.</p> <p>In 2014, he joined the private sector by taking over the management of Orange Content. He was in charge of the operator’s content sector, which brings together the production subsidiary "Orange Studio" and OCS (TV channel).</p> <p>As Director of the CNC or Orange Content (Orange being a Festival partner), he attended several editions of the Annecy Festival.</p> <p>All of the Annecy Festival team’s thoughts go to his family, collaborators and loved ones.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100 2020 Accreditations are Open! Annecy Festival is celebrating its 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary this year! An exceptional edition is in store and online accreditations are now open!<br /><p>The International Animation Film Festival, its Meetings and Market are expecting you from 15th to 20th June 2020 in Annecy to attend this memorable edition that is celebrating <strong>60 years of the event</strong>.<br /> A week which will also honour animation from the African continent that you will be able to enjoy through various events in the programming, also linked to the <a title="More info about Africa2020 Season" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Africa2020 Season</strong></a>, an Institut français initiative. </p> <p>As from today, you can choose the accreditation that corresponds best to your needs and benefit from special rates until <strong>31<sup>st</sup> March 2020</strong>.</p> <p>If you are primarily interested in the <strong>film screenings</strong>, including the official competition (Feature and Short Films; Graduation, TV and Commissioned films; VR Works), the screening events, special programmes, open-air screenings, etc.<br /> <a title="Get your Festival accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Get the Festival accreditation!</strong></a></p> <p>If in addition to all the film screenings you would like to deepen your animation knowledge and decode all the <strong>production secrets</strong> revealed at the conferences, Keynotes, Making of, Work in Progress, etc. <a title="Get your Meetings accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong><br /> Get the Meetings accreditation!</strong></a></p> <p>If the screenings and Meetings sessions interest you, but you would also particularly like to <strong>meet the animation professionals</strong>, you should attend the International Animation Film Market, the biggest international meeting place in this sector in the world.<br /><strong> <a title="Get your Mifa Accreditation" href="" target="_blank">Get the Mifa accreditation!</a></strong><br /><strong> Early bird rates until 03/03!</strong></p> <p>Annecy Festival also offers accreditations especially for <a title="More info about Student Accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>students</strong></a>, <a title="More info about Press Accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>journalists and press officers</strong></a>, <a title="More info about Accreditations" href="" target="_blank"><strong>professionals</strong></a> and <a title="More info about Buyer Accreditation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>buyers</strong></a>.</p> <p><strong>Important information:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a title="Reserve your accommodation" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Reserve your accommodation</strong></a> as soon as possible.</li> <li>Take advantage of <a title="More info about My Mifa Concierge" href="" target="_blank"><strong>My Mifa Concierge</strong></a> services to prepare your visit.</li> <li><strong>Registration deadline:</strong> 05/02 for Mifa Pitch projects, 15/02 for Short Films, Graduation Films, TV and Commissioned films, 15/03 for Feature Films, and lastly, 06/04 for VR Works. </li> </ul> <p>Last but not least, remember the dates: The Annecy International Animation Film Festival 15<sup>th</sup> to 20<sup>th</sup> June 2020, the Meetings 15<sup>th</sup> to 19<sup>th</sup> June 2020 and the Mifa 16<sup>th</sup> to 19<sup>th</sup> June 2020.</p> <p>See you in June, in Annecy!</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Don’t delay registering your projects! 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="" 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=""></a>)<br /> Head of Education & Projects Mifa</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href="" 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 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="" 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! 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! 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="" 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="" 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="" 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 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="" 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="" 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