Annecy Logo Annecy en Copyright 2018, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:31:11 +0100 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:31:11 +0100 Pixar@Annecy An Honorary Cristal, the France premiere of <em>INCREDIBLES 2</em> and many more surprises… Be there on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Annecy Festival for a day full of entertainment!<br /><h2>Brad Bird</h2> <p><strong>An Honorary Cristal to celebrate the filmmaker’s career</strong></p> <p>Every year, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival celebrates the achievements of a prominent personality from the world of animation with its special prize, the Honorary Cristal. This year, Annecy has chosen to honor the filmmaker <strong>Brad Bird</strong>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Brad Bird © Pixar Animation Studios" src="" alt="Brad Bird © Pixar Animation Studios" width="400" height="356" /></p> <p><strong>Brad </strong>has written and directed 3 major animated movies which unmistakably left their imprint on our culture: <em>THE IRON GIANT</em>, which won a BAFTA Award; and the Pixar films <em>THE INCREDIBLES</em>, which won the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award® and the Best Achievement in Sound Editing Academy Award®, and <em>RATATOUILLE</em>, which also won the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award®. Brad will be this year at the Annecy Festival to present his brand new film, <em>INCREDIBLES 2</em>. The film will be released on July 4, 2018 in France.</p> <h2>INCREDIBLES 2</h2> <p><strong>Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back!</strong></p> <p>In <em>INCREDIBLES 2</em>, Helen is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash and baby Jack-Jack – whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone by their side. That’s what makes this family so <em>Incredible</em>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="INCREDIBLES 2 © Pixar Animation Studios" src="" alt="INCREDIBLES 2 © Pixar Animation Studios" width="270" height="400" /></p> <p>Directed by <strong>Brad Bird</strong> (<em>THE IRON GIANT</em>, <em>THE INCREDIBLES</em>) and produced by <strong>John Walker</strong> (<em>THE INCREDIBLES</em>) and <strong>Nicole Grindle</strong> (<em>Sanjay’s Super Team</em> short, <em>TOY STORY 3</em> associate producer), <em><strong>INCREDIBLES 2</strong></em> bursts into French theaters on July 4, 2018.</p> <p><em>Note : Released in France on November 24, 2004, </em>THE INCREDIBLES<em> amassed more than 5,4 M admissions.</em></p> <p><strong>Discover the France premiere of <em>INCREDIBLES 2</em> at Annecy on Friday, June 15, 2018 (subtitled version), in the presence of the film’s producers and the director who will be awarded an Honorary Cristal.</strong></p> <h2>The Disney Art Challenge</h2> <p><strong>A competition to put the talents of tomorrow in the spotlight</strong></p> <p>This 6th edition of the <strong>Disney Art Challenge</strong> proposes to the students of the RECA Schools to imagine "the daily life of a family of superheroes", a theme directly inspired by <em>INCREDIBLES 2</em>. The announcement of the winners and the prize giving will be held in Annecy.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Relive the 2017 Annecy Festival! There is still time before the start of the 2018 Annecy Festival to make the most of the 2017 selection with the Best of Annecy 2017 and Annecy Kids 2017!<br /><p>While the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, taking place from 11th to 16th June, starts to unveil the first parts of its programme, there is still time to make the most of the selection from 2017.</p> <p>Are you part of a festival, association, cultural institution or any other organisation with a space for projecting films? Discover these two programmes from the 2017 Festival selection made available for you:</p> <p><strong>>> Best of Annecy 2017</strong><br /> A selection of prize-winning short films from the previous festival, in addition to the opening credits directed by students from GOBELINS, l’école de l’image.<br /> <a title="Download the Best of Annecy 2017 programme" href="">Download the programme</a><br /> <a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">Find out more about ordering the films</a></p> <p><strong>>> Best of Annecy Kids 2017</strong><br /> A selection aimed at the little ones (aged 5 years and above), composed of 9 funny, moving and poetic short films from the official selection and opening credits of the 2017 Annecy festival.<br /> <a title="Download the Best of Annecy Kids 2017 programme" href="">Download the programme</a><br /> <a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">Find out more about ordering the films</a></p> <p>The Best of Annecy 2017 and the Best of Annecy Kids 2017 are the best way of experiencing once again the 2017 Annecy Festival, or getting ready for the 2018 Festival!</p> <p>Don’t wait to <a title="Organise your screening" href="" target="_blank">organise your screening</a>! </p> <p>Contact <a title="Contact Laurent Million" href="">Laurent Million</a> to request further information</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 A new feature for 2018 – Market Screenings This year, the Mifa is organising Market Screenings aimed at producers, distributors and sales representatives.<br /><p>The Annecy International Animation Film Market is proposing Market Screenings this year in order to promote the circulation of content and put films on the map. The inaugural Market Screenings will initially identify the requirements of professionals before subsequently developing over the long-term.</p> <p>These Market Screenings are reserved for <strong>producers</strong>, <strong>distributors</strong> and <strong>sales representatives</strong>. Come and present your latest productions to an audience of professionals. Priority is given to feature films.</p> <p>The Mifa aims to broadcast more animated feature films in Europe and the world by organising these new screenings, which will take place at the Pathé Annecy cinema.</p> <p>If you would like to submit a production or find out more about how to apply, contact <a title="Contact Véronique Encrenaz" href="">Véronique Encrenaz</a> now.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 First Short Films selected Annecy Festival reveals the first part of its official selection for 2018 with 130 Short Films!<br /><p>This year Annecy International Animation Festival received <strong>3,053 films</strong> in all categories, coming from <strong>93 countries</strong> in the world.</p> <p><strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, Artistic Director, the Films & Programme Planning team, composed of <strong>Laurent Million</strong>, <strong>Yves Nougarède</strong> and <strong>Sébastien Sperer</strong>, and <strong>Peggy Zejgman-Lecarm</strong>, the director of La Cinémathèque de Grenoble, present <strong>130 Short Films in official selection</strong> in the following categories:</p> <ul> <li><a title="Check out the Short Films in Official Selection" href="" target="_blank"><strong>46 Shorts</strong></a> </li> <li><strong><a title="Check out the Off-Limits in Official Selection" href="" target="_blank">8 Off-Limits</a></strong>  </li> <li><a title="Check out the Perspectives in Official Selection" href="" target="_blank"><strong>18 Perspectives</strong></a> </li> <li><a title="Check out the Young Andiences Short Films in Official Selection" href="" target="_blank"><strong>10 Young Audiences</strong></a> </li> <li><a title="Check out the Graduation Films in Official Selection" href="" target="_blank"><strong>48 Graduation Films</strong></a> </li> </ul> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""><span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> Check out the official selection</a></p> <p>Congratulations to everyone who has worked on the selected Short Films!</p> <p>From now until the end of March, the Annecy Festival will continue to reveal its official selection, including TV and Commissioned Films. Feature Films in Competition and Out of Competition will be announced during a press conference at the end of April.</p> <p>    <br />Consider getting <a title="Get your accreditation online" href="" target="_blank"><strong>accreditation online</strong></a> to take part in the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival taking place from 11<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June 2018.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Shoot the Book Anim’ This year, the Mifa will host the inaugural Shoot the Book Anim’, thanks to a partnership established with the SCELF.<br /><p><a title="Visit the SCELF website" href="" target="_blank">The SCELF</a> (Société Civile des Éditeurs de Langue Française) launched Shoot the Book! several years ago as a way of promoting audiovisual adaptations of French editorial work to international producers.</p> <p>This year, the Annecy International Animation Film Market has joined forces with the SCELF to organise <strong>Shoot the Book Anim’</strong> for the first time and put in the limelight books that can be adapted into animated films. This session will allow authors to pitch their works to an audience of professionals in the animation industry.</p> <p>Do you want to take part in the event to present your book? Submit your synopsis in English before <strong>20<sup>th</sup> March 2018</strong>. It must be a project that can be adapted into an animated film (such as an illustrated children’s book, comic, graphic novel, or novel for young people or adults). Each publishing house can present a maximum of two works, one of which has been published after June 2017.</p> <p>In order to submit your work, complete the form with your synopsis in English and send it by email to <a title="Contact Véronique Encrenaz" href="">Véronique Encrenaz</a> and <a title="Contact Frécilia Zambaux" href="">Frécilia Zambaux</a>.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Download the form" href=""> <span class="icon20_dwnld"> </span> Download the form </a></p> <p>Your work will be examined by an international jury and the results of the selection process will be announced in Cannes on 16<sup>th</sup> May 2018.</p> <p>The Shoot the Book Anim’ session will then take place at the Mifa, on Wednesday 13<sup>th</sup> June at 2:00 pm and will be followed by a cocktail reception and a B2B meeting from 4:00 pm.</p> <p><a title="More info about the Mifa" href=""><img src="" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a>      <a title="Visit SCELF website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="165" height="95" /></a>      <a title="Visit Institut Français website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a>      <a title="Visit Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma website" href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="" width="140" height="95" /></a></p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Creators and Creatures CITIA is organizing a Cinema RDV, Thursday 22<sup>nd</sup> March at 7pm at the MJC Novel. A selection of short films showing the passionate and impassioned relationships of the animated world!<br /><p>CITIA, organizer of the Annecy Festival, invite you to short film screenings on the theme of "Creators and creatures, films showing the passionate and impassioned relationships of the animated world".</p> <p>A program full of gentle madness and creative anarchy, where you will discover creators, creatures, mises en abyme and love/hate synonyms…</p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Adam</strong></em> by Peter Lord </li> <li><em><strong>Instinct</strong></em> by Rao Heidmets </li> <li><em><strong>A Tale of Momentum & Inertia</strong></em> by Kameron Gates and Kirk Kelley </li> <li><em><strong>Tim Tom</strong></em> by Cristel Pougeoise and Romain Segaud </li> <li><em><strong>Shock</strong></em> by Zlatin Radey</li> <li><em><strong>A Girl Named Elastika</strong></em> by Guillaume Blanchet </li> <li><em><strong>Only a Kiss</strong></em> by Guido Manuli </li> <li><em><strong>Kungfu Bunny 3 – Counterattack</strong></em> by Zhiyong Li </li> <li><em><strong>Accidents, Blunders and Calamities</strong></em> by James Cunningham </li> <li><em><strong>Ossa</strong></em> by Dario Imbrogno </li> <li><em><strong>Stems</strong></em> by Ainslie Henderson </li> <li><em><strong>Overtime</strong></em> by Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland and Damien Ferrié </li> </ul> <p>Get ready, the revolt is rumbling in toon town!</p> <p>To see a sample of the richness and diversity of animated film, get yourselves down to the MJC Novel Thursday 22<sup>nd</sup> March 2018 at 7pm!<br /><em> All audiences. Ticket price 4€, first come, first seated.</em></p> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Join the team of volunteers! Annecy Festival and the Mifa are launching an appeal for volunteers. Join the team to experience the event from within.<br /><p>The success of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Meetings and Market is inseparable from the involvement of its many volunteers.</p> <p>Are you motivated, committed, passionate about the world of animation or film, or want to find out more? Are you full of energy? Are you interested in the development of the digital economy, images and the creative industry? Do you want to take part in an adventure with other people? If so, submit your application now to join the team of volunteers for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the Market and Meetings.<:p></p> <p>Your support, dynamism and positive attitude are crucial for the event to run smoothly! Don’t hesitate to join us and take part in the organisation of the Annecy Festival, taking place from 11<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> June, and the Mifa, from 12<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> June 2018!</p> <p>Download the application form.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href=""><span class="pict_zip"> </span> Download</a></p> <p>     <br /><strong>Are you looking for accommodation?</strong><br /> This year, the Festival has teamed up with <strong>OMyStay</strong> to help you look for accommodation. <a title="More info" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Look at the advertisements</strong></a> made by Annecy residents for renting a bedroom at preferential rates, reserved exclusively for volunteers!</p> <p>And if you have room to host a volunteer, you can also <a title="Submit your advertisement" href="" target="_blank"><strong>submit your advertisement</strong></a> online! </p> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 A new CEO for CITIA The board of directors of CITIA confirms the appointment of a new CEO: Mickaël Marin<br /><p>The board of directors of CITIA (the establishment organising the International Animation Film Festival, Mifa and Forum Blanc, and stakeholders in the development of the images sector and creative industry in Haute-Savoie) have unanimously appointed Mickaël Marin as CEO.</p> <p><strong>Mickaël Marin</strong>, who will assume the post on 1<sup>st</sup> July 2018, is currently CITIA Managing Director and Head of Economic Development & Mifa.</p> <p>"<em>I am delighted at the unanimous decision of the board. Mickaël Marin has the qualities to undertake ambitious projects for CITIA and to continue developing the work in all of the fields in which it is involved (culture, training and the economy). He is familiar with the animation sector and creative industry due to his prior participation in the success of all of CITIA’s activities. In addition, he knows all about dealing with institutional partners on a local, regional, national and European level, and he has always been involved in relations with CITIA’s international network. His humility, human nature and forward-looking perspective undoubtedly make him the man for the job.</em>" <br /><strong>Dominique Puthod</strong>, Chairman of CITIA</p> <p><strong>    <br />A look back at his experience</strong></p> <p>After graduating in Commerce and Sales at Savoie University (IAE Savoie Mont-Blanc), Mickaël Marin started out at the International Animation Film Centre (Cica) in 2001.</p> <p>From 2002 to 2004, he was Assistant to the Head of the Annecy International Animation Film Market; then in 2005, becoming Head of Sales and looking after the commercial development of Mifa.</p> <p>In 2009, he was made Head of Mifa, working closely with the General Management of CITIA to define the strategy of the Market, its influence on a national and international scale and its operational organisation.</p> <p>Since January 2011, he has also been Head of Economic Development & Mifa, and, along with his duties within the Market, he collaborates with CITIA CEO Patrick Eveno, in the development of the "Image et industries créatives" (Picture and creative industries) sector present in Haute-Savoie.</p> <p>While keeping his position as Head of Economic Development & Mifa, he also became CITIA Managing Director and consequently contributed to the strategic governance of CITIA alongside the President, Dominique Puthod, and Director, Patrick Eveno.</p> <p>On 1<sup>st</sup> July 2018, Mickaël Marin will assume the post of CEO of CITIA.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Animation du Monde – a prizewinner in Cameroon Alain Ngombe Babillon is the winner of a call for projects launched in Cameroon, awarded for his short film "Le Garçon des nuages".<br /><p>As part of Animation du Monde, the Annecy International Animation Film Market launched a call for projects in Cameroon.</p> <p>The creators of the projects took part in a three-day workshop in Yaoundé with the film director <strong>Clémentine Robach</strong>, Laïdak Films producer <strong>Ivan Zuber</strong>, and <strong>Géraldine Baché</strong>, Head of Education & Projects Mifa.</p> <p>After the presentation of the projects, <strong>Alain Ngombe Babillon</strong> was chosen as the winner for his short film <em><strong>Le Garçon des nuages</strong></em>.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Alain Ngombe Babillon © TOUS'ANIME" src="" alt="Alain Ngombe Babillon © TOUS'ANIME" width="290" height="400" /></p> <p>Congratulations to Alain Ngombe Babillon, who will present his project in Annecy at the Animation du Monde Pitch sessions taking place at Mifa in June.</p> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Annecy 2018 unveiled! The visual design of the next International Animation Film Festival and Market is revealed as being the creation of Pascal Blanchet.<br /><p>The Quebecois self-taught illustrator and graphic novel artist, awarded numerous prizes for his work, has been chosen to design the official poster for this year’s International Animation Film Festival and Market.</p> <p>His graphic style can be recognised in the poster, which borrows themes and colours from Brazil, honoured this year at the Festival.</p> <p>"<em>Creating the Annecy poster is a superb opportunity, even more so as it evokes the classic travel posters and seaside resorts of the 1930s. <br /> Everything was in place, with the superb lake, the spectacular mountains and the all-white Imperial Palace.<br /> This poster is an immense honour for me.</em>" <br /><strong> Pascal Blanchet</strong></p> <p>         <br />Pascal Blanchet is – in his words – "<em>a Quebecois illustrator, poster designer and author of graphic novels living among the polar bears in Montreal</em>". He has worked for <em>The New Yorker</em>, Wes Anderson and Pierre Lapointe among many others, and is currently directing a short animated film with the National Film Board of Canada.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="See the poster Annecy 2018" href=""> <span class="icon20_oeil"> </span>See the poster</a></p> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 WIA to receive the Mifa Animation Industry Award The organisation Women in Animation will receive the Mifa Animation Industry Award during the 2018 festival<br /><p>Created in 2015 for the 30th anniversary of the Annecy International Animation Film Market, this award aims to highlight the people who have contributed to the changes in the animation industry through their achievements, investments and reflections.</p> <p>For the first time, this year the <strong>Mifa Animation Industry Award</strong> will be given to an organisation – <strong>Women in Animation (WIA)</strong>.</p> <p>The Festival decided in 2015 to put women at the top of the bill, with an entirely female jury, the design of the official poster was done by a well-known female artist, and much of the programme was composed of films by female directors. In 2016, Michèle Lemieux created the poster and 7 of the 12 members of the jury were women. As for 2017, Mifa hosted the first Women in Animation World Summit involving the organisations Women in Animation and Les Femmes s’Animent.</p> <p>It is in this context that the wish to support women who share the same passion has resulted in Women in Animation being chosen this year.</p> <p>"<em>After the 2015 Festival put the spotlight on women in animation, we are delighted to give this prize to Women in Animation and, through this association, to all organisations who work for the equal status of women in the animation sector. This award is once again a demonstration of Annecy’s engagement to raise awareness and put into practice a real sense of equality within organisations</em>”. <br /><strong>Mickaël Marin</strong>, CITIA Managing Director, Head of Economic Development & Mifa</p> <p>“<em>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival/Mifa is the most important global gathering of the entire animation industry. It is a tremendous honour for Women in Animation (WIA) to be recognized by Annecy for our work in opening the doors of our industry to all people with a focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging. Mifa's continued support of WIA and our Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy have played a key role in our growth and influence as an organisation.</em>”<br /> <strong>Marge Dean</strong>, President</p> <p>It will be during the International Animation Film Market, taking place from <strong>12 to 15 June 2018</strong>, when the <strong>Mifa Animation Industry Award</strong> will be given.</p> <p><strong><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out the press release about Mifa Animation Industry Award" href="" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> Check out the press release </a></strong></p> <p><a title="Get your accreditation online" href="" target="_blank">Consider getting accreditation online</a>.</p> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 All new at Mifa 2018! Innovative programs, a special umbrella space for Europe, a representative in China, a digitized video library: find out all about Mifa’s latest additions!<br /><p>The Annecy International Animation Film Market – from Tuesday June 12 through Friday June 15, 2018 – is expanding again, now revealing the first of its innovations and gems!</p> <p><strong>On the program side </strong><br /> In addition to the usual programs, this year you’ll also be able to partake of:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Market Screenings</strong>: the top place for producers, distributors and sellers to present professionals with their latest productions. </li> <li><strong>Shoot the Book Anim’</strong>: pitch sessions on books, to promote screen adaptations of French literary works. </li> <li><strong>Demo Sessions</strong>: a special showcase where professionals can push their works and technological solutions. </li> <li><strong>Meet the Composer</strong>: B2B encounters streamlining contacts between film score composers and European/worldwide directors and producers. </li> </ul> <p><strong>Creative Europe MEDIA Umbrella Stand</strong><br /> This year for the first time Mifa will host a Creative Europe MEDIA umbrella stand, to enhance and distribute some European audiovisual content. An area of more than 100 m², emblematic of the European Commission’s determination to back the animated film industry. Independent European professionals, producers and distributors, <a title="More info" href="" target="_blank">check us out on line</a>!</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Stand MEDIA Europe Creative à Berlin © Sylvia Berlogea" src="" alt="Media" width="500" height="292" /></p> <p><strong>A new representative in China</strong><br /> Chloé Rui Guo has joined the team of international Mifa representatives and will cover China. An audiovisual consultant and art agent well versed in the French-Chinese market, Chloé Rui Guo also started up her own company, Chloé G. Culture, specialized in consulting and artistic representation. <a title="Contact Chloé Rui Guo" href="">Contact her</a> for your requests. </p> <p><strong>An extended video library</strong><br /> In order to match today’s new uses, the <a title="More info about Mifa Video Library" href="" target="_blank">Mifa video library</a> will be accessible on line only. From now on, all films submitted within the 2018 official selection will be viewable during one year. With each Mifa accreditation you get access to the video library. Make the most of this opportunity to promote your projects or productions. </p> <p><strong>Special rates</strong><br /> To enjoy all these new advantages of the Annecy International Animation Film Market, <a title="Get your accreditation online" href="" target="_blank">sign up for accreditation</a> on line and <strong>until February 28, 2018</strong> benefit from our early-bird price. </p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The death of Didier Lockwood It is with great sadness that the team from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival have learned of the sudden death of Didier Lockwood, the famous French jazz violinist.<br /><p>Didier Lockwood was passionate about the violin from the age of 6 years old. After studying at the Conservatoire de Calais, Didier Lockwood demonstrated his talent as an excellent jazz violinist.</p> <p>In parallel with his thousands of concerts in France and abroad, Didier Lockwood received many awards, which included the Victoire de la musique, the Prix SACEM and Jazz Academy, and the Prix Django-Reinhardt. He was awarded the Légion d’honneur, the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the Ordre National du Mérite.</p> <p>He composed the original score for the animated films <em>The Rain Children</em> and <em>Princess of the Sun</em>, both directed by Philippe Leclerc. Lockwood also appeared at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival for the release of <em>The Rain Children</em> in 2003.</p> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The death of Inni Karine Melbye It is with great sadness that the management of Annecy International Film Festival have learned of the death of Inni Karine Melbye, who was a passionate animation artist and dedicated supporter of the Festival for many years.<br /><p>She described herself in these words:</p> <p>"Inni Karine Melbye. I was born in the year of Snow White, in Oslo, Norway and of course the first animated film I admired was "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". I was educated in Copenhagen, Denmark in Graphic Art and Design. My first job was with Norwegian Television, NRK, where I worked in the first TV graphic design unit, back in 1963. I studied engraving and etching for two years at Atelier 17 in Paris, as well as at the Sorbonne, where I learned to cope with French language and culture, I became a – Francophile – for life.</p> <p>I came to Canada in 1966, where I was a designer in the graphic arts section at The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Montreal for eleven years. It was a great inspiration for me to be educated in animation for television by Hubert Tison, who directed the design section for Animated spots and interludes for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the seventies. 1970 marked a turning point for my interest animation. I saw the Beatles production "Yellow Submarine" and realized that animation would become my cup of tea!</p> <p>At the Annecy Film Festival in 1975, I was asked by John Halas to join the Asifa Board. It was Woman’s Year and as a result I became the second woman to enter this exclusive men’s Club of animation. In 1976, Asifa-Canada brought for the first time, the international world of animation to Canada. It was a fantastic festival attracting prominent guests such as Alexandre Alexeieff, Lotte Reiniger, Norman McLaren to our very first Asifa workshop in North-America.</p> <p>I came back to Europe and became a post-graduate student at the London School of Art and Design. The animation department was directed by a master in British animation, Bob Privett. I was invited to Atelier aaa in Annecy, to participate in a workshop directed by Nicole Salomon. This was my very first experience in teaching filmmaking to children. The experience encouraged me to organize film-workshops in Scandinavian countries. In Odense one hundred children participated in the making of moving fantasy.</p> <p>During the last few years as a freelance designer and filmmaker, I have worked in France on Michel Ocelot’s film production "Ciné Si". I really appreciate the cooperation involved on account of its quality and craftmanship. I have designed and directed one film and a series of animated interludes for television in Scandinavia. In my opinion the art of animation has two main pillars: passion and patience."</p> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Training courses are up and running in the Papeteries GOBELINS, CCI Formation and Campus Numérique in the Alps, have officially inaugurated their new premises at the Papeteries, where their training courses will be held.<br /><p class="illustration"><a class="zoom aff_modale" href=""><img title="Inauguration at Papeteries – Image Factory – Photo : S. Matter/CITIA" src="" alt="Inauguration formations Papeteries" width="650" height="430" /></a></p> <p>Since the start of January 2018, a part of the new premises in the Papeteries – Image Factory in Cran-Gevrier, a unique hub for imaging and digital creation, has been coveted by new training courses related to this sector and therefore strengthening the links between the various players in this creative domain.</p> <p>The following training courses are already set-up on the premises which were inaugurated yesterday:</p> <ul> <li><strong>3D Character Animator</strong> – GOBELINS – CITIA </li> <li><strong>I.T. Developer-Designer Bachelor’s</strong> – CCI formation – GOBELINS </li> <li><strong>Design and management of interactive innovation</strong> – CCI formation – GOBELINS </li> <li><strong>Multi-platform I.T. developer Licence pro</strong> (vocational bachelor’s) – CCI formation – Annecy IUT </li> <li><strong>Master’s in digital communication strategy</strong> – CCI formation – IAE </li> <li><strong>Training: I.T. analyst-developer</strong> – Campus Numérique in the Alps</li> </ul> <p>Find full details concerning the different courses at the <a title="More information about the courses" href="" target="_blank">Papeteries – Image Factory</a> website, and if you are inspired, come down to the <a title="Come down to the Open Day" href="" target="_blank">Open Day</a> Saturday 3<sup>rd</sup> March to check them out first hand.</p> <br /> <p class="illustration"><a class="zoom aff_modale" href=""> <img title="Inauguration des 600 m² dédiés aux formations #digitales et #numériques au cœur des Papeteries – Image Factory. Discours des officiels locaux – Photo : S. Matter/CITIA" src="" alt="" width="320" height="212" /> </a>      <a class="zoom aff_modale" href=""> <img title="Inauguration des 600 m² dédiés aux formations #digitales et #numériques au cœur des Papeteries – Image Factory – Photo : S. Matter/CITIA" src="" alt="" width="320" height="213" /></a></p> <p class="illustration"><a class="zoom aff_modale" href=""> <img title="Inauguration des 600 m² dédiés aux formations #digitales et #numériques au cœur des Papeteries – Image Factory – Photo : S. Matter/CITIA" src="" alt="" width="320" height="213" /></a>      <a class="zoom aff_modale" href=""> <img title="Inauguration des 600 m² dédiés aux formations #digitales et #numériques au cœur des Papeteries – Image Factory – Photo : S. Matter/CITIA" src="" alt="" width="320" height="213" /></a></p> <p class="illustration"><a class="zoom aff_modale" href=""> <img title="Inauguration des 600 m² dédiés aux formations #digitales et #numériques au cœur des Papeteries – Image Factory – Photo : S. Matter/CITIA" src="" alt="" width="199" height="300" /></a></p> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100