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 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:02:06 +0200 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:02:06 +0200 The secrets of prize-winning short films! Discover the interviews of Annecy 2017 prize-winning short film directors, recorded during the Festival’s Shorts & Breakfast meets.<br /><p>Traditionally, each day of the Annecy Festival begins with <strong>Shorts & Breakfast</strong>, orchestrated by Marcel Jean, Artistic Director. These meet-ups are a rich opportunity to exchange with the directors of the competing short films, exploring their film-making secrets and intentions.</p> <p>We invite you to listen, or re-listen, to the interviews of several directors whose short films won prizes at this year’s Festival.</p> <p>On the menu for these Shorts & Breakfast:</p> <ul> <li>Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, for <em><strong>Negative Space</strong></em>: FIPRESCI Award and André-Martin Special Distinction for a French Short Film </li> <li>Katariina Lillqvist, for <em><strong>Radio Dolores</strong></em>: Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, sponsored by the SACEM </li> <li>Laurène Braibant, for <em><strong>L’ogre</strong></em>: Jury distinction and "Canal+ Creative Aid" Award for a Short Film </li> <li>Lucrèce Andreae, for <em><strong>Pépé le morse</strong></em>: Audience Award </li> <li>Sergiu Negulici, for <strong>Splendida Moarte Accident</strong>: "Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film </li> <li>Ayce Kartal, for Kötü Kiz: Jury Award </li> <li>Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, for <em><strong>Min Börda</strong></em>: Cristal for a Short Film </li> <li>Francis, for <em><strong>Dix puissance moins quarante-trois seconde</strong></em>: "Off-Limits" Award </li> <li>Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot, for <em><strong>Nothing Happens</strong></em>: Festivals Connexion Award – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / In partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma, and André-Martin Award for a French Short Film </li> <li>Cloud Yang, for <em><strong>Valley of White Birds</strong></em>: Junior Jury Award for a Short Film</li> </ul> <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> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Virtual Reality in Production Check out the video of the ‘Virtual Reality in Production’ conference held during the Annecy 2017 Meetings.<br /><p>At the most recent International Animated Film Festival virtual reality was the subject of choice for a conference within the Meetings sessions. <strong>Jérôme Mouscadet</strong>, <strong>Quentin Auger</strong> and <strong>Jean-François Ramos</strong>, respectively director, technical director and line producer at <a title="Visit Studio 100 Animation website" href="" target="_blank">Studio 100 Animation</a>, led a lively discussion on this technique.</p> <p>They focused more specifically on the production phase of projects, discussing how virtual reality tools can fit into a traditional linear production pipeline and how these tools may modify the design and drafting of a storyboard. All these questions need to be raised to determine whether the innovations engendered by virtual reality may eventually become the norms of the future.</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>This Annecy Festival conference was moderated by <strong>Marie-Pierre Journet</strong> and filmed and edited by <a title="Visit Canopé website" href="" target="_blank">Canopé</a>.</p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Mifa Expert Insights During the Mifa, a team ventured out to meet with professionals and ask them about their presence at the market and the current state of the animation industry.<br /><p>In June 2017 the International Animation Film Market welcomed over 3,000 professionals hailing from more than 70 countries. For this year’s edition, the Mifa expanded its floor space by 1,000 m2, extended its duration and set up a new structure, the Mifa Campus.</p> <p>An outstanding event during which animation professionals played the game by answering our questions, among them:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Kristine Belson</strong>, President of Sony Pictures Animation </li> <li><strong>Allison Abbate</strong>, Producer & EVP of Theatrical Animation at Warner Animation Group </li> <li><strong>Eric Coleman</strong>, SVP of Original Programming and General Manager at Disney Television Animation </li> <li><strong>Marge Dean</strong>, General Manager at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and <strong>Julie Ann Crommett</strong>, VP of Multicultural Audience Engagement at Walt Disney Company, both of them members of Women in Animation.</li> </ul> <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>Discover their expectations concerning the 2017 Mifa, their viewpoints on how the animation industry is doing and their projects… Enjoy the show!</p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The art of storytelling, from comics to anime Lewis Trondheim, Guy Delisle and Arthur de Pins led a Masterclass at the Annecy Festival on the ties between comics and animation.<br /><p>We’re offering you an integral viewing of this Leçon de cinema held during the 2017 Annecy Festival, part of the Meetings events. The theme of this masterclass was "<strong>The Art of Storytelling, from Comics to Animation</strong>".</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>Three comic book artist-authors, all of whom had pursued animation at one point in their careers, discussed the ties which link these two graphic arts. What processes can be used to tell a story that targets both readers and viewers, what differences exist between these two vehicles, often subject to confusion among the public at large… Our panel of artists addressed these and many other questions.</p> <p>Explore the video recording of these exchanges between <strong>Lewis Trondheim</strong>, comic book author and publisher who tried his hand at animation; <strong>Guy Delisle</strong>, who after studying animation, began working on comics; and <strong>Arthur de Pins</strong>, illustrator and author, who has just adapted his <em>Zombillénium </em>comic book into an animated feature film.</p> <p>This Masterclass – moderated by <strong>Eric Libiot</strong> senior art and entertainment editor at <em>L’Express</em> – was shot and edited by <a title="Visit Canopé website" href="" target="_blank">Canopé</a>.</p> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0200 The students had their say, through Anima-J! 'Gokurōsama' took both the 2017 Schools and Colleges Prizes, within the Anima-J program.<br /><p>Because one of the aims of CITIA is to teach about images, every year it provides local students the opportunity to experience and partake of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. For these audiences special screenings of animated films are held, selected by a jury of teachers. Thanks to the Anima-J structure, no less than 200 different primary and secondary classes were able to participate this year.</p> <p>After the screenings, the floor is given to the students so that they can select their preferred short film. And this year the various sections elected a unanimous favorite.</p> <p><em><strong>Gokurōsama </strong></em>won both the <strong>Schools Prize</strong> and the <strong>Colleges Prize</strong> this year. Congratulations to Clémentine Frère, Aurore Gal, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli and Romain Salvini, directors of this short film.</p> <p><em>Gokurōsama</em>, a graduation film from the <a title="Visit MOPA website" href="" target="_blank">MOPA school</a>, takes place in a Japanese shopping mall when a shopkeeper suddenly finds herself paralyzed before opening hours. In a rescue effort, her young employee attempts to make her way across the mall with her.</p> <p>Congratulations to the graduates, and many thanks to the budding Anima-J jury members!</p> <p>To the region’s teachers: if you’d like your students to participate in next year’s event, please see the <a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">Anima-J participation conditions</a>.</p> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Apply for Funding Assistance! Take advantage of funding assistance to help you create your digital animation project in Haute-Savoie.<br /><p>Since 2006, CITIA has been in charge of the operational monitoring and implementation of <strong>funding assistance for digital audiovisual animation creation</strong>, set up by the Department of Haute-Savoie.</p> <p>Producers of animated TV series or specials and project developers of productions created totally or partly in Haute-Savoie can take advantage of this funding.</p> <p>Recently totalling 225,000 €, the Departmental Council has now increased the funding to <strong>300,000 €</strong>, which means that a second call for projects has now been launched and candidates have <strong>till 1<sup>st</sup> September</strong> to respond.</p> <p>Why not apply right now and join the winners of the first call for projects this year: <em>Paprika</em> from <strong>Xilam Animation</strong> and <em>La Cabane à histoires</em> (season 2) from <strong>Dandeloo</strong>?</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""><span class="pict_pdf"> </span><span> Download the rules and regulations</span></a> <a class="btn btn1" href=""><span class="pict_pdf"> </span><span> Download the application paperwork</span></a></p> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy, Like You Were Here! Relive the Festival highlights, the Annecy Festival and Mifa 2017 flashback video is now available!<br /><p>Come back and soak in the unique atmosphere found at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival with our official video! If you couldn’t make it or were sad to leave, you’ll definitely appreciate this video that revisits the six exciting days of Annecy 2017. You’ll see highlights from the Festival, Mifa, Meetings, exhibitions, screenings and even all the animated night life.</p> <p>Take a few minutes to come back to the shores of Lake Annecy! And while you’re at it, check out some other videos on our <a href="" target="_blank">YouTube</a> channel , it’s a true treasure trove!</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> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Look Back at Annecy Look back at Annecy 2017 with pictures and figures<br /><p class="illustration">Click on the picture to download the PDF file<br /> <a title="Download the PDF file" href=""><img src="" alt="" width="500" height="684" /></a></p> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy 2017: Award Winners from the 41st Festival The closing ceremony has just revealed the winners for Annecy 2017. Who’s been crowned? Check out the list right now! <br /><br /><p>To wind up these six days of intense screenings, rich in discoveries and emotions, the annual closing ceremony has just revealed the much awaited winners of Annecy 2017. Alternating between prizes and surprises with exclusive screenings of such shorts as the world premiere of <strong>Genndy Tartakovsky</strong>’s <em>Puppy!</em> or <strong>Jean-Pierre Jeunet</strong> and <strong>Romain Segaud</strong>’s <em>Two Snails Set Off</em>, the evening rewarded a host of short films and features.<br /><br /><strong>Some 30 films ended up crowned</strong> with the much valued Festival awards. And who followed in the footsteps of the two Cristal winners, <em>My Life as a Courgette</em> and <em>The Head Vanishes</em>? Check out the list right now!<br /><br />The entire Annecy International Animation Film Festival team would like to warmly congratulate all this year’s winners!</p> <br /> <p><strong>OFFICIAL PRIZES</strong></p> <p><strong>TV AND COMMISSIONED FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>> Commissioned Films <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Jury Award</strong><br /><em> Moby "Are You Lost in the World Like Me?" </em><br /> Steve Cutts<br /> STEVE CUTTS<br /> USA, UNITED KINGDOM</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Commissioned Film </strong><br /><em> Material World</em><br /> Anna Ginsburg<br /> STRANGE BEAST<br /> United Kingdom</p> <p><strong>> TV Series and Specials</strong></p> <p><strong>Special Distinction for a TV Series</strong><br /><em> BoJack Horseman "Fish Out Of Water"</em><br /> Mike Hollingsworth<br /> TORNANTE PRODUCTIONS, LLC<br /> USA</p> <p><strong>Jury Award for a TV Series</strong><br /><em> The Man-Woman Case "Wanted"</em><br /> Anaïs Caura<br /> MY FANTASY / 2 P2L, FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS NOUVELLES ÉCRITURES<br /> France</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a TV Production</strong><br /><em> Revolting Rhymes Part One</em><br /> Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer, Bin-han To<br /> MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES<br /> United Kingdom</p> <br /> <p><strong>GRADUATION FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>Jury Distinction</strong><br /><em> Pas à pas</em><br /> Charline Arnoux, Mylène Gapp, Léa Rubinstayn, Florian Heilig, Mélissa Roux<br /> ESMA (ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES MÉTIERS ARTISTIQUES)<br /> France</p> <p><strong>Jury Award</strong><br /><em> Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight</em><br /> Sawako Kabuki<br /> TAMA ART UNIVERSITY<br /> Japan</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Graduation Film</strong><br /> <em>Sog</em><br /> Jonatan Schwenk<br /> HFG – HOCHSCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG OFFENBACH AM MAIN<br /> Germany</p> <br /> <p><strong>OFF-LIMITS SHORT FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>"Off-Limits" Award</strong><br /><em> Dix puissance moins quarante-trois seconde</em><br /> FRANCIS<br /> MIYU PRODUCTIONS<br /> France</p> <br /> <p><strong>FEATURE FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>Audience Award</strong><br /> The talented <strong>Jean-Pierre Jeunet</strong> bestowed the Audience Award upon <strong>Dorota Kobiela</strong> and <strong>Hugh Welchman</strong> for <strong>Loving Vincent</strong>. The film has been a great success since its world premiere on Tuesday 13<sup>th</sup> June. <br /> TRADEMARK FILMS, BREAKTHRU PRODUCTIONS<br /> Poland, United Kingdom</p> <p><strong>Jury Award</strong><br /><em> In This Corner of the World </em><br /> Sunao Katabuchi<br /> MAPPA (MARUYAMA ANIMATION PRODUCE PROJECT ASSOCIATION), GENCO, INC.<br /> Japan</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Feature Film</strong><br /><em> Lu Over the Wall </em><br /> Masaaki Yuasa<br /> SCIENCE SARU INC<br /> Japan</p> <br /> <p><strong>SHORT FILMS</strong></p> <p><strong>Audience Award</strong><br /><em> Grandpa Walrus</em><br /> Lucrèce Andreae<br /> CAÏMANS PRODUCTIONS<br /> France</p> <p><strong>Jury Distinction</strong><br /><em> The Ogre</em><br /> Laurène Braibant<br /> PAPY3D PRODUCTIONS<br /> France</p> <p><strong>The "Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film</strong><br /><em> The Blissful Accidental Death</em><br /> Sergiu Negulici<br /> ABIS STUDIO<br /> Romania</p> <p><strong>Jury Award</strong><br /><em> Kötü Kiz > Wicked Girl</em><br /> Ayce Kartal<br /> LES VALSEURS<br /> France, Turkey</p> <p><strong>Cristal for a Short Film</strong><br /><em> Min Börda > The Burden</em><br /> Niki Lindroth Von Bahr<br /> MALADE AB<br /> Sweden</p> <p>After the 2017 Festival hit the milestone with <strong>10,000 accreditations</strong> (11% more than in 2016), we’ll see you in Annecy <strong>from 11<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June 2018</strong> to pay tribute to Brazilian animation!</p> <br /> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the 2017 Awards" href="" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_cristal"> </span> 2017 Awards </a></p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:00:00 +0200 THANK YOU! A big thank you to all of you who contribute to the Festival’s success each year!<br /><p>This year’s Festival was another great success, and it’s all thanks to you!</p> <p>The team at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers for their relentless enthusiasm and positive energy, as well as the service providers for their loyal commitment and efficiency.</p> <p>We would also like to thank our partners whose precious support is vital to our event each year. To all the badgeholders, thank you for being a part of this amazing Festival and for spreading the word about it well beyond the French Alps!</p> <p>We hope to see you all next year, with all your passion, <strong>from 11-16<sup>th</sup> June 2018</strong>, for another round paying tribute to Brazilian animation this time!</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:00:00 +0200 Annecy’s Back for a Day! Even when there’s none left, there’s (still) some more! Take advantage of the free screenings to catch up on some of the highlights of the Festival.<br /><p>It aint’ over till it’s over! The Annecy Festival is playing extra time in the town’s theatres for another day, to the delight of anyone already feeling nostalgic or any latecomers.</p> <p>Take advantage of free screenings to discover the winning films that were so popular during Festival week. Come along to our partner theatres: <a href="" target="_blank">La Turbine</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">Rabelais</a> and the Grande Salle at to soak up the Festival atmosphere before it’s too late!</p> <p>Check out the <a href="" target="_blank">programme</a> for the day</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 19:00:00 +0200 Annecy Heads to Paris Bye-bye French Alps, hello City of Lights! The Annecy Festival is going to the Forum des Images for five screening events!<br /><p>Our friends in Paris will be pleased, the Annecy Festival’s leaving the mountains behind to make its yearly expedition to the capital at Le <a href="" target="_blank">Forum des Images</a>!</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Agence du court métrage</a> and "<a href="" target="_blank">Court-circuit</a>" (Arte’s short film programme) will present a selection of shorts from the Festival on <strong>28<sup>th</sup> and 29<sup>th</sup> June</strong>. It’s a chance for Parisians to enjoy the wide-range of artistic expression found in these productions that came in from all over the globe.</p> <p>We couldn’t think of a more fitting place to host these screenings than the Forum des Images, a prestigious cultural institution that many film buffs consider their happy place.</p> <p>For more information, check out their <a href="" target="_blank">website</a></p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The Annecy Festival Crashing in Lyon The Festival invites you to a catch-up screening at the Comœdia in Lyon on 22-23<sup>rd</sup> June.<br /><p>Heads up to our neighbours in Lyon, the Annecy Festival is coming to the <a href="" target="_blank">Comoedia</a> on 22-23<sup>rd</sup> June to treat you to a few screenings.</p> <p>You’ll be able to see an award-winning feature and a selection of shorts that were hand-picked just for you by the Annecy Festival.</p> <p>It’s shaping up to be a great programme, giving those who have come and gone the chance to feel the magic again by reliving this year’s highlights and for those who couldn’t make it the opportunity to discover the best of the 2017 programme!</p> <p>Check out the <a href="" target="_blank">Comœdia</a>’s website for more info.</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The Festival’s Back Again in Drawings! Take a look back over the Festival in drawings with our illustrators Cy and Boulet!<br /><p>Annecy 2017 was very lucky to have the two illustrators <strong>Cyrielle Evrard</strong> and <strong>Gilles Roussel</strong>, better known as <strong>Cy</strong> and <strong>Boulet</strong>, visiting for the week</p> <p>Perhaps you’ve been following their respective trials and tribulations at the Festival in their Annecy Live strips? Full of irony and fun, we’ve certainly seen Annecy 2017 from a different angle with the drawings of this talented pair (<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Cy</strong></a> and <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Boulet</strong></a>)!</p> <p><a title="Check out all their drawings on Annecy Live" href="|dessin">Check out all their drawings</a> and take a look back over the magic of Annecy!</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The Exhibitions Continue! Many of the exhibitions are still open, they’re a great opportunity to extend Annecy 2017 a bit more!<br /><p>The Annecy Festival isn’t completely over, you can still get your fill of animation culture by wandering through several exhibitions that were set up all over town.</p> <p>Although some of them bowed out at the same time as the rest of the festivities, many others are sticking around through the summer, or even until the end of the year. So go ahead and sneak behind the scenes of the hit animation series <em>Once Upon a Time… Life</em> to take a stroll through evolution with Maestro, or discover China’s animation industry, René Laloux’s work or the secrets that hide within Sacrebleu Productions.</p> <p>Check out our <a href="" target="_blank">programme</a> to learn more about the exhibitions that are still open to visitors and soak up some more animation knowledge!</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200