Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2022, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Sun, 23 Jan 2022 13:20:48 +0100 Sun, 23 Jan 2022 13:20:48 +0100 2022 showcasing Swiss animation An entire week to enjoy the richness and diversity of Swiss animation, from 13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June 2022.<br /><p>Annecy is paying tribute to Swiss animation film, a cinematography that is rooted in cultural history while the father of printed literature – or if you prefer, the father of comic books – Rodolphe Töpffer, writes <em><strong>Les Amours de monsieur Vieux Bois</strong></em> in 1827 (in London printed in 1841 as <em>The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck</em>), and almost a century later, in 1921, Lortac and Cavé make an animated adaptation from it called <em><strong>Histoire de monsieur Vieux-Bois</strong></em>.</p> <p>This is the starting point of a cinematography that includes such admired authors as Gisèle and Nag Ansorge, Julius Pinschewer, and Georges Schwizgebel, and that since then reveals a plethora of different genres and styles. From brothers Sam and Fred Guillaume (<em><strong>Max & Co</strong></em>) to Claude Barras (<em><strong>My Life As a Zucchini</strong></em>), from Isabelle Favez (<em><strong>Apple Pie</strong></em>) to Marina Rosset (<em><strong>The Bear’s Hand</strong></em>), from Michaela Müller (<em><strong>Miramare</strong></em>) to Michael Frei (<em><strong>Plug & Play</strong></em>), and also Claude Luyet, Marcel Barelli, Claudius Gentinetta, Anja Kofmel, Zoltán Horváth and Maja Gehrig, Swiss animation is more vibrant and varied as ever.</p> <p>The Cristal for a Short Film awarded in 2021 to <em><strong>Peel</strong></em> by Samuel Patthey and Silvain Monney is an example of the exuberance we would like to enjoy.</p> <p class="illustration"><img src="" alt="" width="456" height="257" /></p> <p>As well as a historical overview of the production, the tribute to Swiss animation will include retrospective screenings dedicated to Claude Barras, Marcel Barelli and Isabelle Favez.</p> <p><strong>The Annecy Festival would like to thank the numerous Swiss institutions who collaborated on this tribute: Swiss Films, the Swiss Film Archive, Animatou, Fantoche, the Groupement Suisse du Film d’Animation (GSFA), and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU).</strong></p> <p><strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, Artistic Director</p> <br /> <p>Swiss animation will also be lighting up all the Festival theatre screens, as the <a title="Visit Nadasdy Film website" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Nadasdy Film</strong></a> studio was chosen to create this now unmissable trailer.</p> <p>For this occasion, <strong>Marjolaine Perreten</strong> from Nadasdy Film (Geneva) is collaborating with <strong>Frederic Siegel</strong> from Team Tumult (Zurich). This project brings together two of the Swiss linguistic regions, French- and German-speaking, through this couple of directors who met in 2016, at the Annecy Festival, where their graduation films were selected in competition.</p> <p>Nadasdy Film studio was set up in 2001 by Zoltán Horváth, animation film director-producer, and Nicolas Burlet, producer and administrator.<br /> This company specialises in animation film production, direction, and fabrication, to produce TV series, shorts and feature films.</p> <p>For 20 years, the studio has worked on creative and original projects using different techniques such as cartoons, CGI, stop-motion, and rotoscoping.</p> <p>The films produced have been selected by numerous festivals including Berlin, Venice, Cannes, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, and Annecy.</p> <p>As a premiere, Nadasdy Film unveils the synopsis and the first picture of the future Festival 2022 trailer:</p> <p><em>At the top of a snow-capped Swiss mountain, a bubble suddenly appears and disturbs a little insect that was hibernating. The noise it makes when it pops intrigues it even more! When a new bubble appears, it doesn’t hesitate for a second and follows the bubble as it floats off.</em></p> <p class="illustration"><img src="" alt="" width="456" height="257" /></p> <p>Stay tuned!</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Happy New Year 2022! The entire Annecy Festival and CITIA team wishes you a very Happy New Year 2022!<br /><p>This is animated by the desire to share our discoveries and our favourites, to support you in your projects, to present you with meetings with the most esteemed talents, and as always, to concoct surprises for you that we are addressing in the new year.And through an animated tribute to film masterpieces, we would like to wish you a very Happy New Year!</p> <p>Discover our greeting card, made especially by the students from the <a title="Visit Ecole des Nouvelles Images website" href="" target="_blank">École des Nouvelles Images</a>, with who we have been collaborating for several years:</p> <p class="illustration"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="456" height="240" /></a></p> <p>Discover the other creations from the 3<sup>rd</sup> year students.<br /><strong>> <a title="Regarder les vidéos" href="" target="_blank">Watch the videos</a></strong></p> Tue, 04 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0100 <br /> Thu, 16 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Giannalberto Bendazzi has Died It is with sadness that the Annecy Festival team has learned of the death of Giannalberto Bendazzi, the animation film and cartoon expert.<br /><p>We especially owe to <strong>Giannalberto Bendazzi</strong>, a regular at the Annecy Festival for many years, "Le Tour de l’animation en 80 films" retrospective, which was presented for the Festival’s 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary in 2000, and the co-publication with Dreamland of his book <em>Alexeieff. Itinéraire d'un maître – Itinerary of a Master</em> in 2001.</p> <p>"<em>It is with deep sadness that we learn of the death of animation film’s greatest historian, our friend Giannalberto Bendazzi. Everyone who writes about animation is indebted to this elegant man, who left his mark on the Annecy Festival in more ways than one. In 1985, Annecy collaborated in the French language publication of the first volume of his majestic history of animation film, published by the Grenoble publishing company, </em>La Pensée Sauvage<em>. On numerous occasions, Giannalberto Bendazzi collaborated in the Festival’s programming. His last visit to Annecy was in 2019, just before the pandemic. This is a great loss for us all.</em>"<br /> <strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, Annecy Festival’s Artistic Director</p> <p>The entire Festival team sends its sincere condolences to his loved ones and collaborators.</p> Wed, 15 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +0100 3 projects selected for the Annecy Festival Residency Congratulations to the animation feature film project leaders who were selected to join the second Annecy Festival Residency.<br /><p>Starting in April, three new project leaders will join the Annecy Festival Residency 2022 where they will be assisted in the graphic development of their animation feature films. Inside the Papeteries – Image Factory, they will benefit from a suitable working environment, a dedicated mentor, and assistance from our CITIA teams.</p> <p>Among the 30 projects received during the summer, 11 of which led by women, the selection committee comprising: <strong>Sara Wikler</strong> (Artistic Film Producer, Blue Spirit, Script Consultant), <strong>Damien Brunner</strong> (Producer, Folivari), <strong>Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec</strong> (Director), <strong>Laurence Petit</strong> (Distributor, Haut et Court) and <strong>Jérémy Clapin</strong> (Director), chose the following:</p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Deep Fake</strong></em> by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis (France). The story about a fictious virtual world, also known as a metaverse. </li> <li><em><strong>Dino Doom on Desert Planet</strong></em> by Zsuzsanna Kreif and Balázs Turai (Hungary). A catastrophic love story between a humanoid slave and a teenage meteor girl. </li> <li><em><strong>Hanta</strong></em> by Emilio Ramos (Mexico). The story about freedom seekers. It is also the story about those who are silenced, imprisoned, and killed.</li> </ul> <p>Congratulations to the directors of these feature films whose biographies and film synopses you can discover on the <a title="More info about the directors selected" href="" target="_blank">Annecy Festival Residency 2022</a> web page. <br />You can also discover their notes on what they intend to implement during the Residency to further their films’ graphic development. <br /><strong>> <a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">More info</a></strong></p> <p>The <a title="Visit Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes website" href="" target="_blank">Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes</a>, the <a title="Visit département de la Haute-Savoie website" href="" target="_blank">Département de la Haute-Savoie</a>, the <a title="Visit Drac website" href="" target="_blank">Drac</a> and the <a title="Visit CNC website" href="" target="_blank">CNC</a> continue supporting the Residency for this second edition, and this year they are joined by <a title="Visit Netflix website" href="" target="_blank">Netflix</a>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img src="" alt="" width="580" height="70" /></p> <p>In a few weeks’ time, the mentors, who will be providing tailor-made assistance to each of the projects, will be announced. Keep checking the <a title="More info about the Annecy Festival Residency" href="" target="_blank">Annecy Festival Residency page</a> to know more and rediscover the projects who were selected for the <a title="More info about the selected=">first edition</a>.</p> Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Submissions are Open for Projects In 2022, we hope to see many of you here for the great animation party! See you on 13<sup>th</sup> June to 18<sup>th</sup> June for an edition that will showcase Swiss animation.<br /> Register now, to try your luck at having your projects selected at the Mifa Pitches!<br /><p><strong>Do you have an animation film project in development?</strong><br /> If it is selected, you will take part in the Mifa Pitches 2022, which provide the opportunity to find the necessary partners and funders to achieve your project!</p> <p>The deadline for submissions is <strong>8<sup>th</sup> February 2022</strong> for the following categories:</p> <ul> <li>Short Films </li> <li>Feature Fi</li> <li>lms TV Series & Specials </li> <li>Digital Experiences</li> </ul> <p><strong>Important:</strong><br /> Since 2021, projects from territories where animation is just emerging can compete in any category. If selected, they will receive Animation du Monde status and special support.<br /> The webseries projects can compete in the TV Series & Specials category.</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> <a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="">Géraldine Baché</a>, Head of Projects Mifa</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""> Submit a project</a></p> <p>A few months after the 2021 Mifa Pitch sessions, find out where some of the projects presented are at, with the <a title="Check out the Spotlight" href="" target="_blank">Spotlight</a>.</p> Tue, 16 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Submit your Film for Annecy 2022 Registrations to submit your film to compete in the official selection at the Annecy Festival 2022 are now open!<br /><p>The next edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will take place on <strong>13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June 2022</strong> and this year, Switzerland will be in the spotlight.</p> <p><strong>Are you a director</strong> and you’d like to take part in this world-renowned animation event by presenting your film to an audience of enthusiasts and professionals?<br /> Registrations to enter the official selection and participate in the competition are now open!</p> <p><strong>Submit your work</strong> now in the corresponding category:</p> <ul> <li>Short Films </li> <li>TV Films </li> <li>Commissioned Films</li> <li>Graduation Films </li> <li>Feature Films </li> <li>VR Works</li> </ul> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""> Submit a film</a></p> <p><strong>Deadlines:</strong> you can register your shorts, TV, commissioned, and graduation films until <strong>15<sup>th</sup> February 2022</strong>, your feature films until <strong>15<sup>th</sup> March 2022</strong>, and your VR works until <strong>6<sup>th</sup> April 2022</strong>.</p> <p>Register now and see you in Annecy on 13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June 2022!</p> <p><strong>Are you a project leader</strong> of an animation film and would like to present it at the Pitch sessions during the Annecy International Animation Film Market (Mifa)? Submissions are opening soon, stay tuned!</p> Tue, 26 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <br /> Mon, 18 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 <br /> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 The Best of 2020 is already available! Read all about "Best of Annecy 2021" and "Best of Annecy Kids 2021", to discover a concentrate of the very best of animation.<br /><div> <p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival traverses the world far and wide with its "<strong>Best of Annecy 2021</strong>" program combining a selection of shorts, mainly winning films from the latest Festival with two tailor-made opening sequences by second year students from the GOBELINS, l’école de l’image.<br /> <a title="Check out the program" href="">Check out the "Best of Annecy 2021" program</a>.</p> <p>In order to please all viewers, the Annecy Festival offers an adapted version of its "Best of".<br /> The "<strong>Best of Annecy Kids 2021</strong>" is a mix of funny, emotional and poetic short films that will delight the children! Films from the Official Selection as well as a tailor-made 2021 Annecy opening sequence by the students of GOBELINS, l’école de l’image, will make up the program designed to enchant children from the age of 6 and upwards.<br /> <a title="Check out the program" href="">Check out the "Best of Annecy Kids 2021" program</a>.</p> <p>Festivals, associations, cultural organizations and any other structures with a screening space, you can already order "Best of Annecy 2021" and/or "Best of Annecy Kids 2021".<br /><br /> Price: 150€ VAT not incl. per screening<br /> <a title="Check out the program" href="">Find the Best of program online</a>.</p> </div> Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Apply for the Annecy Festival Residency 2022 You have until 10<sup>th</sup> September to submit your application to qualify for the Annecy Festival Residency dedicated to animation feature film.<br /><p>As the application deadline for the next <a title="More info about the Annecy Festival Residency" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Annecy Festival Residency</strong></a> draws near (10th September 2021), the CITIA teams reveal the panel that will be in charge of choosing the next writers to be invited to Annecy in April 2022 to work on the graphic development of their animation feature films.</p> <p>Variety, gender diversity, and prestige are the guiding principles of the 2022 selection committee, who will tackle their reading roles very soon. The selection committee members are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec</strong>: Director </li> <li><strong>Sara Wikler</strong>: Artistic Film Producer, Blue Spirit, Script Consultant </li> <li><strong>Damien Brunner</strong>: Producer, Folivari </li> <li><strong>Laurence Petit</strong>: Director of Distribution, Haut et Court </li> <li><strong>Jérémy Clapin</strong>: Director</li> </ul> <p>Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Sara Wikler and Damien Brunner ensure continuity (they were present in the 2021 commission), Laurence Petit and Jérémy Clapin will inject a new spark. There’s no doubt that these animation-sector personalities will be able to combine their respective vision and experience to choose the most legitimate projects that will join the Annecy Festival Residency 2022.</p> <p><a title="Download the Annecy Festival Residency presentation brochure" href=""><strong>Download the Annecy Festival Residency presentation brochure</strong></a> for all the application requirements and submit your application form <strong>before 10<sup>th</sup> September 2021</strong>.</p> Tue, 07 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0200 Annecy at Dubai World Expo A selection of short films by Annecy International Animation Film Festival to be screened at France Pavilion at Dubai World Expo.<br /><p>The <a title="Visit the France Pavillon at Dubai World Expo" href="" target="_blank"><strong>France Pavilion</strong></a> at Dubai World Expo, due to be held from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022, is delighted to welcome the Annecy International Animation Film Festival as an institutional partner. During the six-month long mega event, the Annecy Festival will present an exceptional selection of short films for each thematic fortnight of the Pavilion.</p> <p>"<em>I am delighted to welcome the Annecy Festival as an Institutional sponsor, which will contribute with a selection of short films made specially to cope with each thematic fortnight. The festival’s valuable resources will enhance French creativity and innovative ideas in all topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals.</em>"<br /><strong> Erik LINQUIER</strong><br /> Commissioner General for France at Expo 2020 Dubai, and Chairman of Cofrex</p> <p>"<em>We pride ourselves on being part of the France Pavilion’s events, and its unifying project that highlights French creativity, talent, businesses and savoir-faire.<br /> This is truly the very core of the Annecy Festival, and we are eager to showcase, through the different events, the richness of the animation industry that we regard as the cinema of universality and diversity</em>."<br /><strong> Mickael MARIN</strong><br /> CEO CITIA/Annecy Festival</p> <p><strong>> <a href="">Download the full press release</a></strong></p> Tue, 07 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Festival Residency: Apply Now for 2022! Be the next residents to join Annecy and benefit from a 3-month break dedicated to the visual development of your animation feature film!<br /><p>The Annecy Festival Residency will welcome 3 new projects from 4th April to 30th June 2022. The project leaders will benefit from a working environment conducive to exploration (at <a title="Visit The Papeteries – Image Factory website" href="" target="_blank">The Papeteries – Image Factory</a>), tailor-made mentors, and assistance from the CITIA teams to be able to develop the graphic universe of their feature film.</p> <p>Look back at the Annecy Festival Residency 2021:</p> <div class="blc 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>Do you have an animation feature film project in development and would like to apply? Read the terms and conditions for participating and submit your application <strong>before 10<sup>th</sup> September 2021</strong>.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please contact <a title="Contact Géraldine Baché" href="">Géraldine Baché</a>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img src="" alt="Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes" width="140" height="95" />        <img src="" alt="Haute-Savoie le département" width="140" height="95" />        <img src="" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></p> <p>For more information about the Annecy Festival Residency:<br /><strong>> <a title="Téléchargez la plaquette de présentation de la Résidence Annecy Festival 2022" href="">Download the presentation brochure</a><br />> <a title="More info about the Annecy Festival Residency" href="" target="_blank">Check out the dedicated page<br /></a></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 30px;">Check out <a title="Watch the videos" href="" target="_blank"><strong><em>The Annecy Residency</em></strong></a> webseries presenting the development of the 3 projects from 2021.</p> Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 2021 Report: The Annecy Festival’s Revival Passion, creation, reunions, and so much more! The 1<sup>st</sup> large international cultural event to welcome the public in France, Annecy 2021 made the city swing in rhythm to its Festival!<br /><p>As a reflection of our industry’s sector, which adapted to the exceptional situation we are experiencing with an agility that enabled both talents and the industry to continue the pursuit of their activity and current projects, we dreamed up this unprecedented event.</p> <p>The number of feature films in competition was historic, and the meetings programme was exceptional, both at the Festival and the Mifa. Professionals’ had renewed confidence, major studios reserved great premieres just for us, and the Village du Festival filled with events especially for the general public… Dynamics were restored!</p> <p><strong>Almost 8,500 badgeholders</strong> were present this year, 50% on-site and 50% online! <strong>The Mifa represented 2,336 badgeholders including 325 buyers, distributors and investors</strong>.</p> <p>In total, there were nearly <strong>240 screenings</strong> organised on-site and <strong>12,897 viewing hours</strong> were counted from our online badgeholders.</p> <p>An edition rich in content with close to<strong> 85 Mifa events</strong> presented online comprising 20 Pitch sessions, 8 Recruiters Talk sessions, 11 Focus sessions, 46 Meet the… sessions and 4 Press Conferences.</p> <p><strong>The Festival enjoyed more than 72 on-site and online events</strong> comprising 30 Conferences, 16 Work in Progress, 13 Studio Focus, 6 Demo Sessions, 4 Making of, 2 Masterclasses and 1 Keynote.</p> <p>To extend the pleasure of this year’s edition, 105 events (WIP, Pitches, etc.) are available on replay to badgeholders until 31<sup>st</sup> December 2021 and some programmes are available on replay to Mifa badgeholders until 31<sup>st</sup> December 2021.</p> <p class="illustration"><img src="" alt="" /></p> <p>And for the very first time in the history of the Festival, <strong>2 female directors received awards in the Feature Films category this year</strong>. In 60 years, films directed by women in the Official Selection have gone from 9% to nearly 45%.</p> <p>Thanks to all those who worked tirelessly alongside us for this edition’s success: film crews, project leaders, volunteers, badgeholders, service providers, institutional, media and private partners.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you on <strong>13<sup>th</sup> to 18<sup>th</sup> June 2022</strong> for the next edition, which will be celebrating <strong>Swiss animation</strong>!</p> Thu, 24 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0200 The Comœdia Lyon Hosts the 2021 Winners The Annecy Festival goes to Lyon to screen some of the 2021 award-winning films.<br /><p>For all those who could not come and discover the award-winning animation films at Annecy this year, these catch-up sessions are for you!</p> <p>The arthouse cinema Comœdia in Lyon invites you to enjoy some of the 2021 award winners this weekend.</p> <p>On the programme:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Saturday 26<sup>th</sup> June at 11:00 am:</strong> a programme of the 2021 Annecy Festival’s award-winning short films </li> <li><strong>Sunday 27<sup>th</sup> June at 11:15 am: </strong>The Crossing, Jury Distinction for a Feature Film </li> </ul> <p>Go to the <a title="Visit Comœdia website for more information" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Comœdia website</strong></a> to find all the information you need.</p> Thu, 24 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200