Annecy https://www.annecy.org/ Logo Annecy https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_annecy.png https://www.annecy.org/ 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 Wed, 27 May 2020 11:06:18 +0200 Wed, 27 May 2020 11:06:18 +0200 A Festival of Meetings! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2597 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2597 Annecy, also means meetings! As it’s very popular in June, we decided to keep these special moments with over 30 different contents that will all be included in the Festival online offer.<br /><p>The <strong>Work in Progress</strong> sessions will bring to life the creative stages of feature films, XR works, animated TV series and specials currently in production.</p> <p><strong>Preview</strong>, is a new format that will take you to meet directors who were already present at the 2019 Work in Progress or Studio Focus that still have projects in production. They will reveal exclusive images of their films.</p> <p>Of course, the usual <strong>Making of</strong>; as for the <strong>Masterclasses</strong>, very soon we will reveal the names of the personalities from the animation world who will be joining us, the programme is rich and exciting! So watch this space!</p> <h2>Discover the Eagerly Awaited Work in Progress Sessions, 15<sup>th</sup> to 30<sup>th</sup> June!</h2> <p><img title="The Summit of the Gods © 2021 - Julianne Films - Folivari - Mélusine Productions - France 3 Cinéma - AuRA Cinéma" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/images/20208205_Sommet_des_Dieux_580px_VA.jpg" alt="Sommet des dieux" /></p> <p>For 15 days you can explore <strong>6 WIP entirely or partially produced in France</strong>, others in <strong>Japan, China, Columbia, Latvia, USA or in Canada</strong>.</p> <p>An array of works, all of them different, unique, using diverse techniques such as <strong>cut-out elements</strong> for <em>The Island</em>, <strong>puppets, live-action shots and photos</strong> for <em>No Dogs or Italians Allowed</em>, <strong>2D</strong> for <em>The Summit of the Gods</em> and <em>The Cuphead Show!</em> and <strong>drawings on paper</strong> for <em>Mum Is Pouring Rain</em>.</p> <p style="font-size: 20px; font-weight: 700; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: 30px; color: #0080c6;">WIP Features</p> <p><em><strong>No Dogs or Italians Allowed</strong></em> by Alain Ughetto<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Alexandre CORNU, Enrica CAPRA, Nicolas BURLET, Ilan URROZ, Jean-François LE CORRE, Manuel POUTTE<br /><strong>Distibution</strong>: GEBEKA FILMS<br />France, Italy, Belgium</p> <p><em><strong>The Summit of the Gods</strong></em> by Patrick Imbert<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Jean-Charles OSTORERO, Damien BRUNNER, Stéphan ROELANTS<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION<br />France, Luxembourg</p> <p><em><strong>My Love Affair with Marriage</strong></em> by Signe Baumane<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Roberts VINOVSKIS, Sturgis WARNER<br />Latvia, USA</p> <p><em><strong>Inu-Oh</strong></em> by Masaaki Yuasa<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Fumie TAKEUCHI, Eunyoung CHOI, Yuhai CHENG<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: ASMIK-ACE, INC.<br />Japan, China</p> <p><em><strong>The Island</strong></em> by Anca Damian<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Anca DAMIAN, Gregory ZALCMAN, Augusto ZANOVELLO, Mathieu ROLIN, Gina THORSTENSEN<br />Romania, France, Belgium</p> <p><em><strong>Len and the Song of the Whales</strong></em> by Joan Manuel Millán and Manuel Alejandro Victoria<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Julián Danilo LONDOÑO NAVARRO, Marcial QUINONES<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: LATIDO FILMS<br />Colombia, Argentina</p> <p><em><strong>Lamya’s Poem</strong></em> by Alexander Kronemer<br /><strong>Production</strong>: UNITY PRODUCTIONS FOUNDATION<br />USA, Canada</p> <p><em><strong>New Gods: Nezha Reborn</strong></em> by Ji Zhao<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Xi LU<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: ALIBABA PICTURES GROUP LIMITED<br />China</p> <p><em><strong>Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds</strong></em> by Benoît Chieu<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Ron DYENS<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: HAUT ET COURT<br />France</p> <p><img title="No Dogs or Italians Allowed © Foliascope - Les Films du Tambour de soie - Vivement Lundi ! - Graffiti Film - Nadasdy Film / My Love Affair with Marriage © The Marriage Project / The Cuphead Show! © NETFLIX" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/images/1_456px_220px_mosaique_emailing.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p style="font-size: 20px; font-weight: 700; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: 30px; color: #0080c6;">WIP Series</p> <p><em><strong>The Cuphead Show!</strong></em> by Dave Wasson and Cosmo Sergurson<br /><strong>Production </strong>and Distribution: NETFLIX<br />USA, Canada, Ireland</p> <p style="font-size: 20px; font-weight: 700; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: 30px; color: #0080c6;">WIP TV Specials</p> <p><em><strong>Mum Is Pouring Rain</strong></em> by Hugo de Faucompret<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Antoine LIETOUT, Ivan ZUBER, Emmanuèle PETRY SIRVIN, Jean-Baptiste WERY<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: DANDELOOO<br />France</p> <p style="font-size: 20px; font-weight: 700; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: 30px; color: #0080c6;">WIP XR</p> <p><em><strong>The Hangman at Home</strong></em> by Michelle and Uri Kranot<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Lana TANKOSA NIKOLIC, Katayoun DIBAMEHR, Avi AMAR, Emmanuel-Alain RAYNAL, Marc BERTRAND<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: ONF, MIYU DISTRIBUTION<br />Denmark, France, Canada</p> <p><strong>As well as the new immersive projects by Baobab Studios</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; font-family: 'Roboto Condensed', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: 30px; color: #0080c6;">Recordings from previous WIP editions to watch again, or discover for the first time:</p> <p><strong>WIP 2018</strong>: <em><strong>The Swallows of Kabul</strong></em> by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec<br /><strong>Production</strong>: LES ARMATEURS<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL<br />France, Luxembourg</p> <p><img title="Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal © Courtesy of Adult Swim" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/images/2_20198215_01.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><strong>WIP 2019</strong>: <em><strong>Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal</strong></em> by Genndy Tartakovsky<br /><strong>Production</strong>: ADULT SWIM, LA CACHETTE<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: ADULT SWIM<br />USA, France </p> <h2>PREVIEW Sessions, we will be following the evolution of: </h2> <p><em><strong>Even Mice Belong in Heaven</strong></em> by Denisa Grimmová and Jan Bubeniček<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Vladimír LHOTAK, Alexandre CHARLET, Grzegorz WACLAWEK, Marek JENICEK<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: CHARADES, GEBEKA FILMS, CINEMART, M2 FILMS POLAND<br />Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, France</p> <p><em><strong>Dislocation </strong></em>by Veljko and Milivoj Popovic<br /><strong>Production</strong>: Veljko POPOVIC, Milivoj POPOVIC, Veronique SIEGEL<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: BONOBOSTUDIO<br />Croatia, France</p> <p><em><strong>Vanille </strong></em>by Guillaume Lorin<br /><strong>Production</strong>: FOLIMAGE, Reginald DE GUILLEBON, NADASDY FILM, Nicolas BURLET<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: FOLIMAGE<br />France</p> <p><img title="Even Mice Belong in Heaven © Fresh Films / Dislokacije © Prime Render Studios / Vanille © Folimage / Nadasdy Film" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/images/3_456px_220px_mosaique_emailing.jpg" alt="Souris" /></p> <h2>MAKING OF</h2> <p>Directors <strong>Tony Brancroft</strong> and <strong>Scott Christian Sava</strong> will tell us all about the <em><strong>Animal Crackers</strong></em> adventure, its production, premiere at Annecy in 2017, and the obstacles that followed meeting its audience.<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: NETFLIX<br />USA</p> <p>Lastly, GUTSY ANIMATIONS will draw us into Tove Jansson’s Moomin world, created for the first time in the 1940s and given a contemporary flavour in a new creative series: <em><strong>Moominvalley </strong></em>by <strong>Steve Box</strong>.<br /><strong>Distribution</strong>: PGS ENTERTAINMENT<br />Finland, United Kingdom</p> <p><img title="Animal Crackers © BLUE DREAM STUDIOS US / Moominvalley © GUTSY ANIMATIONS" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/images/4_580px_250px_mosaiquex2_emailing.jpg" alt="Crackers" /></p> <p><strong>Bonus!</strong><br />There will be <strong>live Q&A sessions</strong> all along the two weeks. All videos will either be in English, or original version with English and/or French subtitles.<br /><strong>> <a title="Check out the programme" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank">Check out the programme</a> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <h2>Festival Offer</h2> <p>Animation enthusiasts, amateurs, professionals or the general public, from 15<sup>th</sup> to 30<sup>th</sup> June, enjoy the best of creation with <strong>Annecy 2020 Online</strong>, <strong>at a price of 15 euros VAT incl.</strong></p> <p>All the content (<strong>Official Selection, Work in Progress, Masterclasses, Making of & Preview, animated surprises</strong>, and more) will be accessible on a special platform that will enable you to watch wherever you are!</p> <p><strong>Festival accreditations are available soon, stay connected!</strong></p> <p><strong>> <a title="More info about the Festival Offer" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival/festival-offer" target="_blank">More info<br /></a></strong></p> <br /> <h2>Mifa Offer</h2> <p><strong>And for business, for more information about the Film Market</strong>, so you can meet, exchange, network, negotiate and make acquisitions, <a title="More info about the Mifa Offer" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa/mifa-offer" target="_blank"><strong>come this way</strong></a>.</p> <p>Remember, the <strong>Mifa accreditation</strong> (110 euros VAT incl.) will give you access to the <strong>entire Festival content</strong>: Official Selection, exclusives, WIP, Making of, Masterclasses, and all this, <strong>for 15 days</strong>!</p> <p><strong>> <a title="Accréditez-vous !" href="https://www.annecy.org/accreditations:fr" target="_blank">Accréditez-vous !</a></strong></p> Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 The Annecy Festival reveals the final part of its Official Selection and its juries! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2596 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2596 For the very first time in its entire history, Annecy is doing an "Online" edition. Following up from the previous announcements concerning the Official Selection, here are the films that will make up the Feature Film categories – Official and Contrechamp – and the VR Works selection.<br /><h2>The Official Selection’s Feature Films</h2> <p>76 films were submitted to our selection committees and to the Artistic Director, Marcel Jean. 20 films are competing in our two competitive sections. Among them, and apart from the usual producer countries (France Japan, South Korea, Russia, etc.), you will notice there is a film from Chile, Mauritius and Egypt.</p> <p>The two French films are by <strong>Joann Sfar</strong> (Cristal for a Feature Film in 2011 for <em>The Rabbi’s Cat</em>) and <strong>Rémi Chayé</strong> (Audience Award in 2015 pour <em>Long Way North</em>).</p> <p>Another notable attendance is the Russian master <strong>Andrey Khrzhanovsky</strong> (winner in 1995 for <em>The Grey Bearded Lion</em>).</p> <p>We may find many female heroines in the scripts, but only one woman is at the helm in this selection: <strong>Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen</strong> with <em>My Favorite War</em>, based on the director’s personal story, who grew up in the USSR during the Cold War. <br />       <br /></p> <p><strong> 10 Feature Films in the Official competition L’officielle<br /></strong></p> <ul> <li><em><strong>The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks</strong></em> Andrey Khrzhanovsky (Russia) </li> <li><em><strong>Kill It and Leave this Town</strong></em> Mariusz Willczynski (Poland) </li> <li><em><strong>Little Vampire</strong></em> Joann Sfar (France) </li> <li><em><strong>Jungle Beat: The Movie</strong></em> Brent Dawes (Mauritius) </li> <li><em><strong>Lupin III The First</strong></em> Takashi Yamazaki (Japan) </li> <li><em><strong>7 Days War</strong></em> Yuta Murano (Japan) </li> <li><em><strong>Ginger’s Tale</strong></em> Konstantin Scherkin (Russia) </li> <li><em><strong>Bigfoot Family</strong></em> Ben Stassen, Jérémie Degruson (Belgium, France) </li> <li><em><strong>Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary</strong></em> Rémi Chayé (France, Denmark) </li> <li><em><strong>Nahuel and the Magic Book</strong></em> German Acuña (Chile)</li> </ul> <p>      <br /><strong>10 Feature Films in the Contrechamp competition</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><strong>On Gaku: Our Sound!</strong></em> Kenji Iwaisawa (Japan) </li> <li><em><strong>The Old Man – The Movie</strong></em> Mikk Mägi, Oskar Lehemaa (Estonia) </li> <li><em><strong>Lava </strong></em>Ayar Blasco (Argentina) </li> <li><em><strong>Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus</strong></em> Dalibor Baric (Croatia) </li> <li><em><strong>Beauty Water</strong></em> Kyung-hun Cho (South Korea) </li> <li><em><strong>My Favorite War</strong></em> Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen (Latvia, Norway) </li> <li><em><strong>The Shaman Sorceress</strong></em> Jae-huun Ahn (South Korea) </li> <li><em><strong>The Legend of Hei</strong></em> Ping Zhang (China) </li> <li><em><strong>True North</strong></em> Eiji Han Shimizu (Japan, Indonesia) </li> <li><em><strong>The Knight and the Princess</strong></em> Bashir El Deek, Ibrahim Mousa (Saudi Arabia, Egypt)</li> </ul> <p>"We would like to inform you that not all of the Feature Films in the Official competition and the Contrechamp category can be put online during the Annecy 2020. The financing conditions and session rights according to specific territories or markets prohibit certain films having unrestricted access. Therefore, in the event that certain films cannot be offered to all festivalgoers we have requested the producers provide a minimum 10-minute extract or to produce a short documentary presentation.<br /> The jury members will of course have access to the films in their entirety."<br /> The Festival Management <br />           <br /></p> <h2>7 VR Works selected</h2> <p>With 80 works received from 29 countries, the creativity and quality of international virtual reality production has been confirmed. After 2019 stood out with its dreamlike worlds, the 2020 selection seems to be the opposite, rooted in reality through stories (History even) and techniques (photorealism and stop motion especially). Out of the 7&nbps;films in competition, 2 of these films are directed by women, and a high French attendance that represents half the selection.</p> <p>Among the selected works:</p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Minimum Mass</strong></em> Raqi Syed, Areito Echevarria (France, New Zealand) </li> <li><em><strong>The Orchid and the Bee</strong></em> Frances Adair McKenzie (Canada) </li> <li><em><strong>Saturnism </strong></em>Mihai Grecu (France, Romania)</li> </ul> <p>More info about <a title="More info about VR Works" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:vr" target="_blank">VR Works</a></p> <p>In partnership with HTC Vive, and thanks to the support from the creators and producers of these works, some of this selection will be accessible on the Viveport platform.<br /><em> More information coming soon. </em></p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank"><span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> Check out all the Official Selection </a></p> <p> <br /> Discover who assists Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, in determining the 2020 Official Selection.<br /> > <a title="Find out the Selection Committees" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival/official-selection" target="_blank">The Selection Committees</a><br />     <br /></p> <h2>Feature Films and VR Works Juries</h2> <p>They will be choosing the Cristal and Awards for the Feature Film categories – Official and Contrechamp – and VR Works categories.</p> <p><strong>Feature Films</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Corinne DESTOMBES</strong>, Head of Development, Folimage, France </li> <li><strong>Benoit PAVAN</strong>, Journalist, Agence France-Presse, France </li> <li><strong>Dominique SEUTIN</strong>, Director, festival Anima, Belgium</li> </ul> <p><strong>Contrechamp</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Nicolas BLIES & Stéphane HUEBER-BLIES</strong>, Writer-Directors, a_BAHN, Luxembourg </li> <li><strong>Abi FEIJO</strong>, Producer, Director, Portugal </li> <li><strong>Joanna PRIESTLEY</strong>, Director, Priestley Motion Pictures, USA</li> </ul> <p><strong>VR</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Myriam ACHARD</strong>, Canada </li> <li><strong>Mathias CHELEBOURG</strong>, France </li> <li><strong>Brandon OLDENBURG</strong>, Chief Creative Officer, Flight School Studio, USA </li> </ul> <p><a class="btn btn1" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival/juries" target="_blank"><span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> Check out the juries </a></p> Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Mifa 2020 Online https://www.annecy.org/news:a2595 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2595 The Mifa will greet you on 15<sup>th</sup> to 30<sup>th</sup> June with an entire online programme. The key words of this very unique edition will be exchanges, discoveries, meetings, networking and of course, negotiations and acquisitions!<br /><p>Since announcing an online version of the Annecy Festival and its Market, the Mifa, an entire team has been busy preparing a 2020 edition that reflects all the richness, creativity, originality, specificity and profusion of the audiovisual and cinematographic production of animation works.</p> <p>Writers, producers, buyers and studios continue working so we can discover the next animation successes. Audiovisual production is facing a huge demand for content, which was already significant before the outbreak of Covid-19, and is intensifying all the more during this period of confinement.</p> <p><strong>In order to support animation professionals across the world and to contribute to the sector’s good health, the Mifa has prepared a 2020 edition rich in content and meetings.</strong> Let’s keep our good habits and meet up on 15<sup>th</sup> June 2020! From 6<sup>th</sup> May you can get your accreditations and start filling your diary with numerous screenings and meetings that we are in the process of setting up for you:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Virtual Stands</strong><br />Build your profile and meet professionals from other countries, either individually or reunited delegations such as <strong>Japan, China, Malaysia, Belgium, Chile, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, United Kingdom, South Africa</strong>, and more, and talk live with them via the live-chat. <br /><strong><a title="More info about Virtual Stand" href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/pdf/VirtualStand_Annecy2020online.pdf" target="_blank">More info</a></strong></li> <li><strong>Mifa Pitches / <a title="More info about Comics Mifa Pitches" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/comics-mifa-pitches" target="_blank">Comics Mifa Pitches</a> (new) / Territory Focus Pitching </strong><br />Take a one-to-one meeting with over 80 project leaders. There are: 38 projects as part of the Mifa Pitches and more than 30 projects in the Pitching – Territory Focus. Coming from: <strong>Latin America (La Liga), South East Asia (Southeast Asia Focus 2020), Japan, Russia</strong> and <strong>Africa</strong>.</li> <li><strong>Share With Sessions </strong><br />Check out the list of buyers and, at the end of May, reserve a spot with the head buyers from the main channels, platforms and distribution companies (<strong>Hop !, Cartoon Network, Tencent, ZDF, France Télévisions, YLE, Super RTL</strong>, etc.).</li> <li><strong>Mifa Campus </strong><br />Event just for students and young talents combining technology with creation the artists’ points of view (Juan Pablo Zaramella; Disney, Nickelodeon, etc.) and guidance towards the working world (assistance with creation, behind the scenes of an animation studio, employment market overview, all via the CNC, RECA (list of animation schools), SVA (sound, video, animation, etc.). <br /><strong>Open access</strong>, Tuesday 16<sup>th</sup> June (then available on replay). <br />UNITY, official partner</li> <li><strong>Meet the… </strong><br />Attend meetings aimed at festival programmers (<strong>NYC Children Film Festival, Ottawa, Cinekid, Biaf</strong>, etc.), composers (in partnership with <strong>Sacem</strong>) and book publishers (in partnership with <strong>SCELF</strong>).</li> <li><strong>Industry Territory Focus </strong><br />Come and discover co-production opportunities with <strong>China, Japan</strong>, and others.</li> <li><strong>Video Library </strong><br />Producers, benefit from a viewing space for your finished content or a project. Registrations start on 18<sup>th</sup> May (1 Mifa accreditation = 3 films in the video library). Buyers don’t miss viewing before, during and after the Annecy Online, all the content is made available in this space from May 2020 to March 2021.</li> <li><strong>Press Conferences </strong><br />Live Q&A sessions organised, discover all the latest news from the main channels/platforms/professional organisations, such as <strong>France Télévisions</strong> (presentation of their animation line up), the <strong>M6 Group</strong> (the M6 Group and children’s animation), the <strong>SPFA </strong>and <strong>Digital Lab Africa</strong>, and more.</li> <li><strong>Mifa Special Events </strong><br />Tune in and appreciate the institutions’ talks. On the programme: <strong>European Film Forum</strong> ("The Audiovisual Sector in a Post-Pandemic World: Focus on Animation"), <strong>Unifrance </strong>and many more. <br /><strong>Women In Animation</strong> and <strong>Les Femmes s’Animent</strong> will also be presenting a conference. </li> </ul> <p>               <br /> "We look forward to welcoming the <strong>many professionals and talents from around the world</strong>. Together let’s make this Mifa 2020 online edition rich with meetings, exchanges, discoveries and of course acquisitions!"</p> <p><strong>Véronique Encrenaz</strong>, Head of Mifa</p> <p>   <br /><strong> > Do you already have an accreditation for Annecy 2020 (Press, buyers, etc.)? Great news: it is still valid for Annecy 2020 Online!</strong></p> <p><strong>> From 18<sup>th</sup> May you can connect to your Network using your access codes that you received when doing your accreditation online for Annecy 2020.</strong></p> <ul> <li> <strong> Journalists</strong>, remember to get your <a title="Get your accreditation!" href="https://www.annecy.org/press/take-part" target="_blank"><strong>accreditations</strong></a> (the same process as usual)</li> <li> <strong> Buyers</strong>, <a title="Get your accreditation!" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/buyers" target="_blank"><strong>accreditations</strong></a> under the usual conditions</li> </ul> <p>Remember that the <strong>Mifa accreditation</strong> (110 euros VAT incl.) also gives access <strong>to the entire Festival content: Official Selection, exclusives, WIP, Making of, Masterclasses</strong>… and all this <strong>for 15 days!</strong> <a title="Get your accreditation!" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa/mifa-offer" target="_blank"><strong>Get your accreditation</strong></a></p> <p><strong>> New Mifa Online: the annecyfestival app is evolving! </strong><br />Especially for the Mifa Online offer this year it has been totally redesigned to integrate the latest features, it will allow Mifa badgeholders to have easy access to all the tools everywhere.</p> Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Online Accreditations: Mifa https://www.annecy.org/news:a2593 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2593 The Mifa accreditations for the Annecy 2020 Online edition, to be held from 15<sup>th</sup> to 30<sup>th</sup>, June are open!<br /><p>This year, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market, the Mifa, will take place exclusively online: <strong>Annecy 2020 Online</strong>.</p> <p>Meetings, discoveries and discussions will all be on the menu, thanks to a redesigned and adapted website and tools, as well as the launch of a dedicated video platform.</p> <p>From today you can get your accreditations for the <strong>Annecy Online Mifa</strong> providing:</p> <ul> <li><strong>access to the platform</strong> including all the Festival content </li> <li><strong>access to the Network</strong> space reserved to animation professionals including: <ul> <li><strong>dedicated tools:</strong> virtual stands, discussions and video conferences in real-time, messaging system, video library</li> <li><strong>dedicated content:</strong> Pitches, Share With, Territory Focus, Mifa Special Events, Mifa Campus, Meet the, and Mifa Press Conferences.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <div class="tab_accred_wrapper"> <table class="tab_accred"> <tbody> <tr> <th> Event / Type of accred </th> <th class="fest"> Festival </th> <th class="mifa"> Mifa </th> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Festival</td> <td colspan="2"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Official Selection – In Competition</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Work in Progress</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Making of</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Masterclasses</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Preview</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Mifa</td> <td colspan="2"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mifa Pitches</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif" colspan="2"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Share With</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Territory Focus: Pitching Territory Focus & Industry Territory Focus</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mifa Campus</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mifa Special Events</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Meet the</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mifa Press Conferences</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Annecy Network Services</td> <td colspan="2"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>List of Participants</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Virtual Stands</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Real-time Discussion</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Real-time Video Conference</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Messaging Service</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Online Video Library</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Platform Usage</td> <td colspan="2"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Viewing numbers per film</td> <td class="actif">2</td> <td class="actif">2</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Maximum amount of viewing hours</td> <td class="actif">60 h</td> <td class="actif">60 h</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Number of devices connected simultaneously</td> <td class="actif">1</td> <td class="actif">1</td> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Prices</td> <td class="mifa">Festival</td> <td>Mifa</td> </tr> <tr class="tarif actif"> <td>Accreditations open until midday 29<sup>th</sup> June 2020</td> <td class="actif">€15 VAT incl.</td> <td class="actif">€110 VAT incl.*</td> </tr> <tr class="tarif actif"> <td>Accreditations open until midday 29<sup>th</sup> June 2020</td> <td class="actif"> </td> <td class="actif">€91.66 VAT not incl.*</td> </tr> <tr class="actions"> <td> </td> <td><!-- <a class="btn btn-tab-accred fest" href=""> <span class="pict_edit"> </span>Je m'accrédite </a>--></td> <td><a class="btn btn-tab-accred mifa" href="https://network.annecy.org/en/take-part/mifa-online"><span class="pict_edit"> </span>Get your accreditation </a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p>*According to the legislation in force, only French professionals and organisations will be invoiced with VAT included.</p> <p>Consult the <a href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/download.php?id=77125">General sales terms and conditions for 2020 Mifa Accreditations</a></p> <p>Consult the <a title="Consult the legal notices and terms and conditions of the platform" href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/download.php?id=77122">legal notices and terms and conditions of the platform</a></p> <p>Check out <a title="More info about the formats online" href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/2020_contenu_Online_en.php" target="_blank">all the formats in detail online</a>, and the Mifa content will be revealed from next week.</p> <p><strong>Festival accreditations will open soon!</strong></p> Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Mifa Pitches, Comics Mifa Pitches, Territory Focus Pitching: see all the selection online https://www.annecy.org/news:a2592 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2592 From 15<sup>th</sup> to 30<sup>th</sup> June, Annecy is supporting original creations online!<br /> Producers, broadcasters, distributors, investors, here is the perfect opportunity to discover the current best international projects and be the first to position yourself.<br /><p><strong>2020 Mifa Pitches: record registrations!</strong></p> <p>Among the <strong>631 </strong>projects submitted, <strong>38 </strong>have accessed the Official Selection. A cutting-edge selection, reflecting the current international creativity with a programme of projects from South Africa, Argentina, Canada, Chili, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, United Kingdom, and more.</p> <p><strong>Don’t delay, check out the <a title="Check out the 2020 Mifa Pitches selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa/mifa-pitches/projects-pitched/projects" target="_blank">2020 Selection today</a>!</strong></p> <p>More motivated than ever, project leaders will give their best via video! Attend their presentations on <strong>D-Day or on replay</strong> until 30<sup>th</sup> June.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Tuesday 16<sup>th</sup> June:</strong> Digital Experiences 11 am-12:15 pm </li> <li><strong>Wednesday 17<sup>th</sup> June:</strong> Feature Films 9:30-10:30 am, Short Films 11 am-12:15 pm </li> <li><strong>Thursday 18<sup>th</sup> June:</strong> TV Series & Specials 9:30-10:45 am, Animation du Monde 11 am-12:15 pm</li> </ul> <p>And <strong>to extend the meeting and networking</strong> you will be able to register for a scheduled meeting, after the first time the Pitches are broadcast.</p> <p>Animation professionals, stay connected and discover future projects!</p> <p><em><strong>Accessible with a Mifa accreditation</strong></em></p> <p>All projects are competing for the <a title="Check out the 2020 Mifa Partners prizes" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa/mifa-pitches/prizes-and-partners" target="_blank"><strong>partners prizes</strong></a></p> <p><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/images/logos_sacd_disney-plus.png" alt="" width="456" height="88" /></p> <p><a title="Check out the 2020 selected projects" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa/mifa-pitches/projects-pitched/projects"><strong>Check out the selected projects</strong></a></p> <p>       <br /><strong>Comics Mifa Pitches – New for 2020</strong></p> <p>For the first time ever, the Mifa is joining forces with the major comic book festivals to collect works, free of rights, so the graphic universe can influence future films!</p> <p>Animation film producers look outside the box and imagine collaborations with the 5 selected works and pitch during the Annecy 2020 Online edition! See you on <strong>Tuesday 16<sup>th</sup> June, 9:30-10:00 am</strong> or <strong>on replay until 30<sup>th</sup> June.</strong></p> <p>This scheme is supported by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Livre et Lecture.</p> <p><a title="Check out the Comics Mifa Pitches selected" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/comics-mifa-pitches" target="_blank"><strong>Check out the Comics Mifa Pitches selected</strong></a></p> <p>       <br /><strong>Territory Focus Pitching</strong></p> <p>The territories support their talents!</p> <p>Producers, broadcasters, distributors, investors: additional content for online Pitches to discover those 100% local gems.</p> <p><strong>More than 30 projects</strong> spread between <strong>6 sessions</strong>, each one true to their territory.</p> <p>They will be there: Latin America (La Liga), South East Asia (Southeast Asia Focus 2020), Japan, Canada, Russia and Africa.</p> <p>The projects from South East Asia were selected as part of the International Mifa Campus, a support programme for talents led by the Mifa.</p> <p><em>Full programme online soon</em></p> <p>         <br /><strong>Important: Mifa Online accreditations open tomorrow!</strong></p> <p>Access: all the Festival accreditation content and all the Mifa formats and "areas". <a title="More info about Mifa Accreditations" href="https://www.annecy.org/news:a2591" target="_blank"><strong>More info</strong></a><br />Price: €110 VAT Incl.</p> <p><strong>This accreditation also gives access to the online video library until 31<sup>st</sup> March 2021.</strong></p> Tue, 05 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 The International Animation Film Festival and Market Specify the Details of their Digital Offer https://www.annecy.org/news:a2591 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2591 As previously announced, from 15<sup>th</sup> to 30<sup>th</sup> June, Annecy looks forward to meeting animation professionals and enthusiasts, not next to the lake this time but online, to discover the content that makes it such a resounding success.<br /><p>This is an <strong>unprecedented experience</strong> that we are offering but that will recreate the conditions for meetings, exchanges, and indispensable discoveries in our industry.</p> <p>Likewise, you will have access to most of the Festival, Meetings and Mifa proposals that you would usually find on-site, not forgetting a few bonuses…</p> <p>Here is a broad outline…</p> <p>Via <a title="Visit Annecy Festival Website" href="https://www.annecy.org/home">www.annecy.org</a> and a dedicated video platform, you will have access to:</p> <p><strong>At the Festival</strong></p> <ul> <li>Programmes of the films in competition </li> <li>Exclusive and original content </li> <li>Work in Progress (Features, Series, Specials and XR) </li> <li>Masterclasses </li> <li>Making Of</li> </ul> <p><strong>At the Mifa       </strong><br />In order to support animation professionals across the globe and contribute to the sector’s good health the film Market’s edition will be in a connected space, rich in content and meetings!</p> <ul> <li>Pitchs Mifa</li> <li>Pitching – Territory Focus</li> <li>Mifa Campus</li> <li>Meet the...</li> <li>Industry Territory Focus/Mifa Special Events</li> <li>Sessions Share With</li> </ul> <p>     <br /><strong>Two accreditation options for Annecy 2020 Online at exceptional rates! </strong></p> <p><strong>Festival accreditation:</strong> <br />Access: the entire 2020 Official Selection, Work in Progress, Masterclasses and Making Of, not including the film Market (Mifa) and Annecy Network. <br />Price: €15 VAT incl. <br />Open: mid-May</p> <p><strong>Mifa accreditation: </strong><br />Access: all the content provided by the Festival accreditation and all the Mifa formats and "areas". <br /><strong>Important: the accreditation also gives access to the online video library until 31<sup>st</sup> March 2021 </strong><br />Price: €110 VAT incl. <br />Open: from 6<sup>th</sup> May 2020</p> <p><strong>Press and Buyers:</strong> please refer to the usual terms and conditions</p> <div class="tab_accred_wrapper"> <table class="tab_accred"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Event / Type of accred</th> <th class="fest">Festival</th> <th class="mifa">Mifa</th> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Festival</td> <td colspan="2"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Official Selection – In Competition</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Meetings</td> <td colspan="2"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Work in Progress</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Making of</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Masterclasses</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Preview</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Mifa</td> <td colspan="2"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mifa Pitches</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif" colspan="2"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Share With</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Territory Focus: Pitching Territory Focus & Industry Territory Focus</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mifa Campus</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mifa Special Events</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Meet the</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mifa Press Conferences</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Annecy Network Services</td> <td colspan="2"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>List of Participants</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Virtual Stands</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Real-time Discussion</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Real-time Video Conference</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Messaging Service</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Online Video Library</td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ko actif"> </span></td> <td class="actif"><span class="pict_ok actif"> </span></td> </tr> <tr class="catevent actif"> <td>Tarifs</td> <td class="mifa">Festival</td> <td>Mifa</td> </tr> <tr class="tarif actif"> <td> </td> <td class="actif">15 € TTC</td> <td class="actif">110 € TTC</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p><br /><strong>More info about <a title="More info about Annecy 2020 Online" href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/2020_contenu_Online_en.php" target="_blank">Annecy 2020 Online</a></strong></p> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy Reveals its Selection and All Their Latest News https://www.annecy.org/news:a2588 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2588 The Annecy Festival announces the first portion of the Official Selection in competition for the 2020 edition, and also the jurys.<br /><p>The Festival has received more than 3,000 films, all categories together, from 94 countries (the most represented are: France, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, China, and South Korea)</p> <ul> <li>The Short Films in competition: <strong>38 </strong>films in the Official and <strong>12 </strong>in the Off-Limits category, <strong>19 </strong>in the Perspectives section, <strong>10 </strong>in the Young Audiences section</li> <li>The competition Graduation Films: <strong>44 </strong>films</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 15px;">The competition TV and Commissioned Films: <strong>21 </strong>TV Films and <strong>35 </strong>Commissioned Films</li> </ul> <p>"<em>On the whole the 2020 Selection is less serious, and funnier, than the previous few years. We still find several films dealing with current themes, in particular ecology, migration and gender identity. Some films</em> – Empty Places <em>by Geoffroy de Crécy,</em> The Physics of Sorrow <em>by Theodore Ushev and</em> Something to Remember <em>by Niki Lindroth Von Bahr – even appear to anticipate the present situation.</em></p> <p><em>We are particularly proud of the quality and variety of the Off-Limits selection, which testifies to the vitality of experimental approaches. In addition, six of the twelve films from this section were <strong>directed by women</strong>, which represents the level of <strong> equity </strong>that characterises the selection in the diverse categories of the Short Films. We are also thrilled with the <strong>diverse countries</strong> where the selected films come from, there are works from <strong>Iceland</strong>, the <strong>Democratic Republic of Congo</strong>, <strong>Egypt </strong>and <strong>Indonesia</strong>, countries that are rarely represented at Annecy. </em></p> <p><em>The Graduation Films revealed a very high level of productions from the Lodz School in Poland, where three films from this educational institution were selected. Meanwhile the programmes destined for television indicate that this sector is going through a great era with so many audacious and ambitious productions targeted to diverse audiences.</em>"</p> <p><strong><span>Marcel Jean, Artistic Director</span></strong></p> <p>        <br />The list of <strong>Feature Films</strong> and <strong>VR Works</strong> in the Official Selection will be announced <strong>mid-May</strong>.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the 2020 Official Selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/official-selection">Check out the official selection</a></p> <p>        <br />The Annecy 2020 Official Selection is carried out by the Artistic Director, <strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, the Films & Programme Planning team, <strong>Laurent Million</strong>, <strong>Yves Nougarède</strong> and <strong>Sébastien Sperer</strong>, as well as:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme</strong>, Director of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble</li> <li><strong>Marie-Pauline Mollaret</strong>, Chief Editor of the magazine EcranNoir.fr</li> <li><strong>Clémence Bragard</strong>, Independent Events Manager specialized in animation film, Programmer of the National Animation Film Festival for the Afca</li> <li style="margin-bottom: 30px;"> <strong>Isabelle Vanini</strong>, Programmer of the Forum des images (Carrefour du cinéma d’animation…) and "animation expert" for the CNC, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, Ciclic and the César</li> </ul> <p class="illustration"><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/images/2020_montage_comite_selection_hommes_femmes.jpg" alt="" /></p> <br /> <p><strong>THE 2020 JURIES</strong></p> <p>Whoever says Official Selection, says prize-winners: here are those who have the tough task of bestowing the Cristal awards. We specifically thank them for accepting our invitation.</p> <p style="margin-top: 20px;"><strong>Short Films</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Matt KASZANEK</strong>, Director, Animation Is Film Festival, USA</li> <li><strong>Naomi VAN NIEKERK</strong>, Director, Dryfsand, South Africa</li> <li><strong>Denis WALGENWITZ</strong>, Director, France</li> </ul> <p style="margin-top: 20px;"><strong>Graduation Films & Off-Limits Short Films</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Signe BAUMANE</strong>, Director & Producer, <em>My Love Affair With Marriage</em>, Latvia</li> <li><strong>Jeanette BONDS</strong>, Festival Co-Founder & Director, GLAS Animation – Director & Producer, B&B Pictures, USA</li> <li><strong>Thomas RENOLDNER</strong>, Director & Head of Selection, Animation Avantgarde at Vienna Shorts Filmfestival, Austria</li> </ul> <p style="margin-top: 20px;"><strong>TV & Commissioned Films</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Marco DE BLOIS</strong>, Artistic Director, Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Canada</li> <li><strong>Dahee JEONG</strong>, Director & Producer, Between The Pictures, South Korea</li> <li><strong>Diane LAUNIER</strong>, Managing Director, Art Ludique Le Musée, France</li> </ul> <p>                       <br />We can confirm: Annecy 2020 will be a digital version from <strong>15<sup>th</sup> to 20<sup>th</sup> June 2020</strong>.</p> <p>If part of the Festival programme has been carried over to 2021 (60<sup>th</sup> anniversary and the tribute to animation from the African continent), most of the best of 2020 animation will be available on the platform we are currently in the process of developing.</p> <p>Other unique and exclusive content are being considered, based on our usual formats that make the <strong>Festival</strong>, <strong>Market (Mifa)</strong> and <strong>Meetings </strong>a resounding success!</p> <p>Developing <strong>Annecy 2020 Online</strong> is both a technical and human challenge, which seemed an obvious choice to us: our event plays an indispensable role in the entire animation film sector, and is even more reason why we should be here during this unique situation.</p> <p>Discover, view, communicate, exchange, launch new projects, new partnerships, spot talent, content, and so much more. This is the unique online experience with the unbeatable Annecy trademark that we will be providing especially for you.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><strong>More information about Annecy 2020 Online coming soon</strong> (content, terms of access, etc.)</p> <p class="illustration"><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/emailings/images/Annecy_2020_ONLINE_456x300px.jpg" alt="" /></p> <br /> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the 2020 Official Selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/official-selection">Check out the official selection</a></p> Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200 INFORMATION: Between Re-programming and a New Form https://www.annecy.org/news:a2587 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2587 It is with tremendous disappointment that we are resigned to cancelling the Annecy 2020 edition.<br /><p>Over the past few weeks, driven by our passion and our enthusiasm, despite the confinement constraints we were nevertheless hoping to maintain the exceptional edition that we had in store for you. We were so looking forward to greeting you as we do every year in June, in Annecy, the animation film capital of the world.</p> <p>But today, the rationale and the international situation compel us to act with lucidity and responsibility. To show our respect and our deep gratitude to the health care providers, as well as all those who choose solidarity and the public interest.</p> <p>Annecy is a party, a "family gathering". We cannot bring ourselves to celebrate animation and our 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary when some amongst you would not be able to attend.</p> <p>We took the decision not to move the Festival to a later date. The necessary facilities and the regular events’ calendar, as well as scheduled postponements of other events, do not provide us with a reasonable option.</p> <p>For several weeks, our founding members, partners, suppliers, professionals and creators have been sending us their full support, and for this we are immensely grateful. These encouragements motivate us to offering an Annecy 2020 online version that would give access to exclusive works and original content, despite the current circumstances.</p> <p>The Official Selection will be announced on <strong>15<sup>th</sup> April</strong>; we will then disclose an offer that will be elaborate and up to the expectations of our festivalgoers and loyal Mifa professionals.</p> <p>The team is mobilised on this project, so see you in the forthcoming days, and <strong>from 14<sup>th</sup> to 19<sup>th</sup> June 2021</strong> to finally celebrate, as it should be, the <strong>Festival’s 60<sup>th</sup> anniversary</strong>, and African animation, in Annecy.</p> <p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market team</p> <p style="margin-top: 15px;"><strong><a title="Check out the FAQ" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/annecy-2020-faq-modifications">Check out the FAQ</a></strong></p> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0200 ANNECY 2020 – COVID-19 INFO https://www.annecy.org/news:a2585 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2585 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="mailto:info@citia.org" target="_blank">info@citia.org</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 https://www.annecy.org/news:a2583 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2583 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! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2580 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2580 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="https://www.annecy.org/general-public"><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="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/take-part">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="https://www.annecy.org/about/boutique:en">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="https://www.citia.org/culture/annecy-s-anime/l-hivernal-festival" 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="https://www.citia.org/culture:fr/annecy-s-anime:fr/les-avant-premieres" target="_blank">film premieres</a> </li> <li>Reduced rates for the <a title="Visit the Annecy Italian Film Festival website" href="https://annecycinemaitalien.com/fr/bienvenue/" target="_blank">Annecy Italian Film Festival</a> </li> <li>Reduced rates on the concerts at <a title="Visit Le Brise Glace website" href="https://www.le-brise-glace.com/" 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="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/take-part">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 https://www.annecy.org/news:a2581 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2581 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 https://www.annecy.org/news:a2579 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2579 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="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/animation-du-monde:en" 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="https://www.beirutanimated.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Beirut Animated</strong></a>, the <a title="Visit Institut français du Liban website" href="https://institutfrancais-liban.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Institut français du Liban</strong></a> and <a title="Visit Metropolis website" href="https://www.metropoliscinema.net/page/home/" target="_blank"><strong>Metropolis</strong></a>.</p> <p class="illustration"><a title="Visit Beirut Animated website" href="https://www.beirutanimated.com/" target="_blank"><img title="Beirut Animated" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_beirut_animated.png" alt="Beirut Animated" width="140" height="95" /></a>         <a title="Visit Institut français du Liban website" href="https://institutfrancais-liban.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_institut_francais_liban.png" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a>        <a title="Visit Metropolis website" href="https://www.metropoliscinema.net/page/home/" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_metropolis.png" 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="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/2020_actu_animation_du_monde_Liban-2.jpg" 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="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accreditation" target="_blank">Remember to purchase your accreditations</a>!</strong></p> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100 The 60th Anniversary Poster is revealed! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2577 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2577 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="https://www.annecy.org/resources/images/affiche_210x297mm_verticale.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/images/affiche_210x297mm_verticale.jpg" 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="https://www.annecy.org/resources/download.php?id=76611"> <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 https://www.annecy.org/news:a2575 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2575 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