Annecy https://www.annecy.org/ Logo Annecy https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/logo_annecy.png https://www.annecy.org/ en Copyright 2017, CITIA Site officiel du Festival, du Marché du film d'animation, des Conférences et du Carrefour de la Création d'Annecy. 1440 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:20:27 +0100 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:20:27 +0100 Animation! WIP – Ventana Sur https://www.annecy.org/news:a2047 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2047 New for 2017: the Latin-American WIP features chosen by Annecy will be screened during the Ventana Sur!<br /><p>After collaborating with <a title="Visit Ventana Sur website" href="http://ventana-sur.com/en/" target="_blank"><strong>Ventana Sur</strong></a> for <a title="More info about Animation! Pitching Sessions" href="http://www.animation.com.ar/?lang=en" target="_blank"><strong>Animation! Pitching Sessions</strong></a>, as part of the <a title="More info about the Animation du Monde Mifa Pitches" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/animation-du-monde:en" target="_blank"><strong>Animation du Monde</strong></a>, Mifa and the Ventana Sur’s film market are working on a new concept together: <a title="More info about Animation! Work in Progress" href="http://www.animation.com.ar/programa-especial-de-largometrajes/?lang=en" target="_blank"><strong>Animation! Work in Progress</strong></a>.</p> <p>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival team and its market have selected <strong>5 Latin-American feature films</strong>. <strong>Animation! WIP</strong> is the opportunity to show these films in production to professionals from the animation industry, sales representatives and distribution companies from all over the world.</p> <p>The selected films are:</p> <p><em><strong>Koati, the Movie </strong></em><br />Mexico <br />Director: Rodrigo Pérez Castro <br />Producer: Anabella Sosa-Dovarganes</p> <p><em><strong>Nahuel and the Magical Book </strong></em><br />Chile (Carburadores & Punkrobot)/Brazil <br />Director: Germán Acuña <br />Producers: Patricio Escala, Germán Acuña, Sebastián Ruz</p> <p><em><strong>Here Comes the Grump </strong></em><br />Mexico (Ánima Estudios) / UK (Primer Focus World) <br />Director: Andrés Couturier <br />Producer: Jessica Rovirosa</p> <p><em><strong>Dalia and the Red Book </strong></em><br />Argentina / Peru <br />Director: David Bisbano <br />Producer: Álvaro Urtizberea</p> <p><em><strong>City of Pirates </strong></em><br />Brazil <br />Director: Otto Guerra <br />Producers: Elisa Rocha, Erica Maradona</p> <p>Rendezvous <strong>29<sup>th</sup> November – 6.15pm, Cinemark Puerto Madero, at Ventana Sur</strong> in Buenos Aires to discover the films in production!</p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Submit your films or animation projects! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2045 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2045 Submissions are now open, for your films or animation projects, for the 2018 Annecy Festival!<br /><p>Are you the author of an animated film or project? Submit now and compete in the official selection of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, or to have it selected and presented at the Mifa Pitches.</p> <h2>Submit a film</h2> <p>Do you wish to compete in the 2018 Annecy Festival Official Selection (all categories in competition and feature films out of competition)? Submit your film in the corresponding category:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36212">Short Films</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36220">Feature Films</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36218">TV Films</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36214">Commissioned Films</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36216">Graduation Films</a></strong></li> </ul> <p>Deadline for submission is <strong>February 15<sup>th</sup> 2018</strong> for Short Films, Commissioned Films, TV Films, and Graduation Films. Deadline: <strong>March 15<sup>th</sup> 2018</strong> for Feature Films.<br /><em>VR Films, submissions will open at a later date.</em></p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Submit a film" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-film"> <span class="icon20_form"> </span> Submit your film online </a></p> <br /> <h2>Submit a film project</h2> <p>Are you working on an animation film project? Submit it now to take part in the Mifa Pitches and present it to industry professionals who can give you a boost to finish it. Enter your project in the corresponding category:</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36221">Short Films</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36221">TV Series or Specials</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36221">Feature Films</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36221">Interactive Creations & Transmedia</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=36222">Animation du Monde</a></strong></li> </ul> <p>Deadline for submissions: <strong>February 5<sup>th</sup> 2018</strong> for all categories.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Submit a project" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-project"> <span class="icon20_form"> </span> Submit your project online </a></p> <br /> <p>Do you want to be part of the 2018 Annecy adventure? Register now!</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LJjlgye6_7g" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The DISCOP Johannesburg winners https://www.annecy.org/news:a2046 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2046 The winners of the DISCOP Johannesburg animation pitches have been announced and they will be released during Mifa!<br /><p>At the beginning of the year Annecy Festival and its Market, the <a title="Visit DISCOP website" href="https://www.discop.com/" target="_blank">DISCOP</a> and the <a title="More info about African Animation Network" href="https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAnimationNetwork/" target="_blank">African Animation Network</a> (AAN) teamed up to launch a call for projects for a competition of African animation pitches.</p> <p>After several rounds of selection, two projects were crowned. The two winners therefore received automatic entry into the <strong><a title="More info about Animation du Monde" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/mifa-pitches/animation-du-monde:en" target="_blank">Animation du Monde</a></strong> programme set up by the Annecy International Animation Film Market and will present their projects during the Animation du Monde pitch sessions at Annecy 2018!</p> <p>Congratulations to:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Wendy Spinks</strong> and <strong>Cléa Mallinson</strong> for their short film <em><strong>Mumue</strong></em> – South Africa </li> <li><strong>Ingrid Agbo</strong> for the TV series <em><strong>L’Arbre à Palimpseste</strong></em> – Togo</li> </ul> <p>The Mifa also congratulates <strong>Brukty Tigabu</strong>, for her TV series <em><strong>Tibeb Girls</strong></em> (Ethiopia) that won the acclaimed Turner prize "Best Animated Series and Specials 2017".</p> <p>Annecy thanks the different jury members, Nick Wilson (African Animation Network), Ariane Suveg (Turner Broadcasting System), Candice Argall (Bugbox Studio), Alizée Dallemagne (Digital Lab Africa), Nuno Martins (The Animation School) and Géraldine Baché (CITIA); as well as the partners of the programme, African Animation Network (AAN), DISCOP and Turner/Cartoon Network.</p> <p><strong>Rendezvous 12<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> June 2018</strong> during the Mifa (the Annecy International Animation Film Market), to participate in the Animation du Monde pitch sessions and discover the two winning projects!</p> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Mifa showcased in Tokyo! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2044 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2044 Parallel to Tokyo’s International Film Festival, the Annecy Animation Film Festival, hosted by VIPO, will present its market on Monday, October 30<sup>th</sup>.<br /><p>On the occasion of Tokyo’s 30<sup>th</sup> <a title="Visit the Tokyo International Film Festival website" href="http://2017.tiff-jp.net/en/" target="_blank"><strong>International Film Festival</strong></a>, taking place <strong>October 25 to November 3, 2017</strong>, <a title="Visit VIPO website" href="https://www.vipo.or.jp/en/" target="_blank"><strong>VIPO</strong></a> (Visual Industry Promotion Organization) will organize a seminar to introduce the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market.</p> <p>On Monday, October 30<sup>th</sup> under the umbrella of <a title="Visit J-LOP4 website" href="https://j-lop4.jp/english" target="_blank"><strong>J-LOP4</strong></a>’s support program, you can meet <strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, Artistic Director of the Festival, <strong>Mickaël Marin</strong>, CITIA’s Managing Director, Head of Economic Development & Mifa, and <strong>Akira Yamaguchi</strong>, Representative in Japan of the Annecy Film Festival & Mifa. They will present the Annecy Festival and its market to Japanese companies wishing to export themselves internationally (service related activities, content, coproductions).</p> <p>The J-LOP4 program offers, eligible animation companies, subsidies to cover dubbing, subtitling costs and/or pay exhibition/booth registration fees in film markets similar to Mifa.</p> <p><strong>See you Monday, October 30<sup>th</sup> at Roppongi Academy Hills</strong>, during the Tokyo International Film Festival, to discuss the advantages of Japanese companies to take part in international markets such as the Mifa.</p> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 ANIMATION IS FILM announces 2017 Winners https://www.annecy.org/news:a2042 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2042 ANIMATION IS FILM announced the winners of its inaugural festival with "THE BREADWINNER" and "THE BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES".<br /><p><strong>GRAND PRIZE:</strong><br /><em>THE BREADWINNER</em> – NORA TWOMEY</p> <p><strong>SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: </strong><br /><em>THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES</em> – PATRICK IMBERT & BENJAMIN RENNER</p> <p><strong>AUDIENCE AWARD: </strong><br /><em>THE BREADWINNER</em> – NORA TWOMEY<br />  <br /></p> <p><strong>ANIMATION IS FILM</strong> announced the winners of its inaugural festival with <strong>THE BREADWINNER</strong>, directed by Nora Twomey, sweeping both top honors of <strong>The Grand Prize</strong>, selected by the festival jury, and the <strong>Audience Award</strong>, selected by festival attendees. Twomey co-directed the Oscar®-nominated "The Secret of Kells" from Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon, the animation studio behind the Oscar-nominated "Song of the Sea." Additionally, <strong>THE BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES</strong>, from Oscar-nominated Benjamin Renner ("Ernest & Celestine") and Patrick Imbert, took home <strong>The Special Jury Prize</strong>. The film was produced by Oscar-nominated Didier Brunner ("Kirikou and the Sorceress," "Triplets of Belleville," "The Secret of Kells," "Ernest & Celestine").</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Big Bad Fox and Other Tales ©FOLIVARI, PANIQUE !, STUDIOCANAL" src="https://www.annecy.org/resources/interface/2017_actu_animation_is_film_renard_20172857_4.jpg" alt="Big Bad Fox and Other Tales" width="600" height="338" /></p> <p>Speaking on behalf of the entire jury, festival jury chair <strong>Peter Debruge</strong>, said "<strong><em>The Breadwinner</em> is not just an incredibly important film, but one that reminds us of the power of animation to communicate serious issues in the world.</strong> Transforming hardship into a warm and moving story, the movie represents a triumph by its director, Nora Twomey, in terms of script, voice acting, design, music and editing. The films in competition this year illustrated the many techniques and possibilities of animation, but <em>The Breadwinner</em> was a clear favorite among our jury. <strong>Special Jury Prize goes to Big Bad Fox and Other Tales</strong>, a comedy that celebrates the joys of traditional cartoon animation."</p> <br /> <h2>A selection of twelve new animated feature films in competition métrages d'animation en compétition</h2> <p>The inaugural edition of <strong>ANIMATION IS FILM</strong> took place October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. The Festival presented a selection of <strong>twelve new animated feature films in competition</strong>, with selections from Asia, Europe, South America and North America, and filmmakers attending for most screenings.</p> <p>Additionally the festival presented studio events, special screenings, short film programs, and a VR lounge, with the majority of screenings selling out.</p> <p>The festival was presented by <strong>GKIDS, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety</strong>, and <strong>ASIFA Hollywood</strong>, with major sponsors LA Times, IndieWire, Cartoon Brew, Fathom Events and Google.<br />Full 2017 film lineup is available at <a title="Visit Animation is Film Festival website" href="https://animationisfilm.com/" target="_blank">AnimationIsFilm.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>ANIMATION IS FILM</strong> fills a gap in the market by establishing a world class animation festival in the US, with its home in the world capital of filmmaking. The Festival embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form on par with live action filmmaking and will be vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.</p> <br /> <h2>2017 ANIMATION IS FILM JURY</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Peter Debruge</strong>, Chief film critic, Variety, jury chair </li> <li><strong>Allison Abbate</strong>, EVP Theatrical Animation, Warner Brothers Pictures; Producer of <em>The Iron Giant</em>, <em>Fantastic Mr. Fox</em>, <em>The Lego Movie</em></li> <li><strong>Bonnie Arnold</strong>, DreamWorks Animation; Producer of <em>Toy Story</em>, <em>How to Train Your Dragon</em> </li> <li><strong>Brenda Chapman</strong>, Oscar®-winning director of <em>Brave </em></li> <li><strong>Carolyn Giardina</strong>, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter </li> <li><strong>Jorge R. Gutiérrez</strong>, Director of <em>Book of Life</em> </li> <li><strong>Charles Solomon</strong>, Film critic and historian </li> <li><strong>Mabel Tam</strong>, Head film buyer, Landmark Cinemas </li> <li><strong>Anne Thompson</strong>, Editor-At-Large, IndieWire </li> </ul> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 ANIMATION IS FILM: inaugural edition launches! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2028 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2028 The Festival is being produced by GKIDS in partnership with Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety, starts tomorrow!<br /><p>On June 16, 2017, during the Annecy Festival, GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety announced the creation of <strong>ANIMATION IS FILM</strong>, a Los Angeles-Based Animation Film Festival.</p> <p>This ambitious project around animation now comes into being and takes place <strong>October 20-22, 2017</strong> at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater, Hollywood.</p> <p><strong>ANIMATION IS FILM</strong> announced the line-up and jury members for its inaugural edition. The Festival will present a selection of animated feature films from Asia, Europe, South America and North America, with both juried and audience prizes.</p> <p>The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.</p> <p>Check out the full festival line-up at <a title="Check out the full festival line-up at Animation is Film website" href="https://animationisfilm.com/" target="_blank">animationisfilm.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>The Festival is being produced by GKIDS in partnership with Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety</strong>, joined by ASIFA-Hollywood and additional sponsors and media partners: Google, IndieWire, Cartoon Brew, Fathom Events, Unifrance, Women in Animation...</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YjoPsMc3UqU" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <br /> <h2>2017 FILMS IN COMPETITION</h2> <p><strong>THE BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES</strong> (US Premiere)<br /><strong>Saturday, October 21<sup>st</sup> at 1:30pm</strong><br /><strong> Followed by Q&A with directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert</strong><br />Directors Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert, France, 2017<br /><em> Benjamin Renner was Oscar nominated for Ernest & Celestine</em><br /><em> Premiere, 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival</em></p> <p><strong>BIG FISH & BEGONIA</strong> (North American Premiere)<br /><strong> Sunday, October 22<sup>nd</sup> at 11:00am</strong><br /> Directors Xuan Liang, Chun Zhang, China, 2016<br /><em> Feature film in competition, 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival</em></p> <p><strong>BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN</strong> (Los Angeles Premiere)<br /><strong>Saturday, October 21<sup>st</sup> at 4:15pm<br /></strong><strong> Followed by Q&A with directors Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero</strong><br /> d. Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vázquez, Spain, 2015<br /><em> Best Animated Feature 2017 Goya Awards</em><br /><em> Feature film in competition, 2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival</em></p> <p><strong>THE BREADWINNER</strong> (US Premiere)<br /><strong>Friday, October 20<sup>th</sup> at 7:00pm</strong><br /> <strong> Followed by Q&A with director Nora Twomey</strong><br />d. Nora Twomey, Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg, 2017<br /><em> Nora Twomey was co-director of Oscar Nominated </em>The Secret of Kells<br /><em> WIP, 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival</em></p> <p><strong>FIREWORKS, SHOULD WE SEE IT FROM THE SIDE OR THE BOTTOM </strong>(North American Premiere – Opening Night Film)<br /><strong> Friday, October 20<sup>th</sup> at 9:30pm</strong><br /> d. Akiyuki Shinbo, Noboyuki Takeuchi, Japan, 2017</p> <p><strong>LU OVER THE WALL</strong> (North American Premiere)<br /><strong> Sunday, October 22<sup>nd</sup> at 2:15pm</strong><br /><strong> Followed by Q&A with director Masaaki Yuasa</strong><br /> d. Masaaki Yuasa, Japan, 2017<br /><em> Cristal Award Winner, 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival</em></p> <p><strong>MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER</strong> (Los Angeles Premiere)<br /><strong> Sunday, October 22<sup>nd</sup> at 5:15pm</strong><br /><strong> Followed by Q&A with director Hiromasa Yonebayashi</strong><br /> d. Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan, 2017<br /><em> Hiromasa Yonebayashi was Oscar nominated for </em>When Marnie Was There</p> <p><strong>MUTAFUKAZ </strong>(West Coast Premiere)<br /><strong> Saturday, October 21<sup>st</sup> at 7:00pm</strong><br /> d. Guillaume Renard, Shoujirou Nishimi, France/Japan, 2017<br /><em> Premiere, 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival</em></p> <p><strong>NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL</strong> (US Premiere)<br /><strong> Sunday, October 22<sup>nd</sup> at 8:00pm</strong><br /><strong> Followed by Q&A with director Masaaki Yuasa</strong><br /> d. Masaaki Yuasa, Japan, 2017</p> <p><strong>TEHRAN TABOO</strong> (North American Premiere)<br /><strong> Sunday, October 22<sup>nd</sup> at 5:15pm</strong><br /><strong> Followed by Q&A with director Ali Soozandeh</strong><br /> d. Ali Soozandeh, Germany, 2017<br /><em> Official selection, 2017 Cannes Film Festival</em><br /><em> Feature film in competition, 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival</em></p> <p><strong>TROPICAL VIRUS</strong> (World Premiere)<br /><strong> Saturday, October 21<sup>st</sup> at 7:00pm</strong><br /><strong> Followed by Q&A with director Santiago Caicedo</strong><br /> d. Santiago Caicedo, Colombia/Ecuador, 2017</p> <p><strong>ZOMBILLENIUM </strong>(North American Premiere)<br /><strong> Saturday, October 21<sup>st</sup> at 4:15pm</strong><br /><strong> Followed by Q&A with director Alexis Ducord</strong><br /> d. Arthur de Pins, Alexis Ducord, France, 2017<br /><em> Special Screening 2017 Cannes Film Festival</em><br /><em> Opening night film and feature film in competition, 2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival</em></p> <p>Check out the full program (films in competition, special screenings, events...) on <a title="Check out the full programme on Animation is Film website" href="https://animationisfilm.com/" target="_blank">animationisfilm.com</a>!</p> <h2>2017 JURY</h2> <p><strong>Peter Debruge</strong><br /> Chief film critic, Variety (jury chair)</p> <p><strong>Allison Abbate</strong><br /> EVP Theatrical Animation, Warner Brothers Pictures<br /> Producer (The Iron Giant, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Lego Movie)</p> <p><strong>Bonnie Arnold</strong><br /> DreamWorks Animation<br /> Producer (Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon)</p> <p><strong>Jorge R. Gutiérrez</strong><br /> Director (Book of Life)</p> <p><strong>Charles Solomon</strong><br /> Film critic and historian</p> <p><strong>Mabel Tam</strong><br /> Head film buyer, Landmark Cinemas</p> <p><strong>Brenda Chapman</strong><br /> Oscar-winning director of Brave</p> <p><strong>Carolyn Giardina</strong><br /> Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter</p> <p><strong>Anne Thompson</strong><br /> Editor-At-Large, IndieWire</p> <br /> <p>"<em>The Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market are excited to be working together with Variety and GKIDS. Animation Is Film is a wonderful opportunity to radiate animation and all its diversity in the heart of Hollywood and is a very important step in our expansion abroad. The festival is another occasion, following Annecy Goes to Cannes and before the Annecy Asia International Animated Film Festival in Seoul, to promote films and artists from all over the world to an even wider audience.</em>" Patrick Eveno, CITIA CEO</p> <br /> <p><strong>ANIMATION IS FILM</strong> aims to fill a gap in the market by establishing the first world class animation festival in the US, with its home in the world capital of filmmaking. The Festival embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form on par with live action filmmaking and will be vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Exhibition: La Joie https://www.annecy.org/news:a2034 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2034 Discover the unique experience of the innovative "La Joie" show, in AR (augmented reality), in the heart of the Papeteries – Image Factory, from October 15 to November 03.<br /><p>The <a title="Visit MNSTR website" href="https://www.mnstr.com/en/" target="_blank"><strong>MNSTR</strong></a> communications and marketing agency partnered with 12 talented artists from different domains to design "<strong>La Joie</strong>", a highly atypical production. Now after its initial showing during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, CITIA is again letting you come try it out, at the <a title="Visit Les Papeteries – Image Factory website" href="http://en.lespapeteries.com/" target="_blank">Papeteries – Image Factory</a>. </p> <p>What’s so special about "<strong>La Joie</strong>" is that it’s an AR or <strong>augmented reality</strong> exhibition. The artists’ showcased works, in reality simple realizations, take on a life of their own in AR, thanks to a specially-dedicated mobile app. Pick up your smartphones or tablets, download the app (<a title="Download the mobile App on the App Store" href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/la-joie-by-mnstr-friends/id1242964511" target="_blank">Appstore</a> or <a title="Download the mobile App on Google Play" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mnstr.lajoie" target="_blank">GooglePlay</a>) and "La Joie" will draw you into a singular world of exclusive art where you’ll wend your way between paper and screen, stills and animation.</p> <p>Photographers, illustrators, graphic artists, typographers… you’ll discover no fewer than 12 artists in this event: <a title="Visit Playground Paris website" href="http://playgroundparis.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Playground Paris</strong></a>, <a title="Visit Kashink website" href="http://www.kashink.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Kashink</strong></a>, <a title="Visit Tyrsa website" href="http://www.tyrsa.fr/" target="_blank"><strong>Tyrsa</strong></a>, <a title="Visit Nicolas Barrome website" href="http://nicolasbarrome.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Nicolas Barrome</strong></a>, <a title="Visit Romain Laurent website" href="http://www.romain-laurent.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Romain Laurent</strong></a>, <a title="Visit Charlotte Smith website" href="http://charlottesmith.fr/" target="_blank"><strong>Charlotte Smith</strong></a>, <strong><a title="Check out the Instagram of Valentine Reinhardt" href="https://www.instagram.com/valentinereinhardt/" target="_blank">Valentine Reinhardt</a></strong>, <a title="Visit Swindler & Swindler website" href="https://swindlerandswindler.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Swindler & Swindler</strong></a>, <a title="Check out the Instagram of Emmanuel Cossu" href="https://www.instagram.com/emmanuelcossu/" target="_blank"><strong>Emmanuel Cossu</strong></a>, <a title="Visit Jon Burgerman website" href="https://jonburgerman.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Jon Burgerman</strong></a>, <strong><a title="Visit ELMØ website" href="http://elm0.tv/#1" target="_blank">ELMØ</a></strong> and <a title="Check out the Instagram of Brokovich" href="https://www.instagram.com/brokovich/" target="_blank"><strong>Brokovich</strong></a>.</p> <p>The time and place: <strong>Sunday Oct. 15, 14 to 17</strong>, and from <strong>Monday Oct. 16 to Friday Nov. 03, 9 to 5</strong> (from Monday to Friday), at the Papeteries – Image Factory in Cran-Gevrier. Come to experience something quite out of the ordinary.</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The Nippon Nordic stars finally revealed! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2037 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2037 As part of the Nippon Nordic, the Annecy Festival selected a prize-winning project whose creative talents will get to present it at the June Mifa Pitches.<br /><p>A few months back, the Annecy Festival put out a project call, launched by <a title="Visit The Animation Workshop website" href="http://www.animwork.dk/en/" target="_blank">The Animation Workshop</a>, for interested Japanese and Danish artists, with the top prize being a three-week intercultural residency at <a title="Visit Nippon Nordic website" href="https://www.nippon-nordic.com/" target="_blank">Nippon Nordic</a>, in Viborg (Denmark).</p> <p>16 projects were accepted during this residence with Annecy's International Animated Film Market (Mifa) active participation. Pursuant to the workshop, pitch sessions were held and then Mifa picked the winning project.</p> <p>The prize went to <em><strong>Kirinko</strong></em>, the animated webseries promoted by <strong>Julia Ai Sai</strong> & <strong>Nicolás Guarín</strong>.</p> <p>The two project promoters are invited to present their series at the Mifa pitch sessions to be held in Annecy, within the TV series slot, at the International Animated Film Festival in June 2018.</p> <p>Congratulations to the two prize-winners – we’ll be there in June to preview their animated project!</p> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Andean Call – Ecuador 2018 https://www.annecy.org/news:a2033 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2033 Opening of a new call for projects for the Andean states, part of the Mifa Animation du Monde pitch sessions!<br /><p>Always keeping to the same intent: to unveil the sensitivity, creativity and potential of project bearers from emerging countries in the sphere of animation, the <a title="More info about Animation du Monde" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa/mifa-pitches/animation-du-monde" target="_blank">Animation du Monde</a> structure is addressing the Andean states this year.</p> <p><strong><a title="Visitez Andean Call website" href="http://andeancall2018.com/" target="_blank">Andean Call</a>, Animation du Monde Ecuador 2018</strong> concerns animators from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Open until <strong>October 29, 2017</strong>, this call for projects applies to all animation projects, whether they involve <strong>TV series</strong> or <strong>full-length features</strong>.</p> <p>Once the projects have been turned in, pre-selection will begin with a specific jury in each country, joined by several Annecy International Animation Film Market team members: 10 projects will emerge on a short-list, with 5 projects selected in each of the two categories. The results are to be announced on November 20.</p> <p>The chosen project owners will be invited to attend the <strong>Mifa Animation du Monde Workshop – in Quito</strong>, January 15-19, 2018. This workshop will be overseen by:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Olivier Catherin</strong>, head of the animation fund at Pictanovo </li> <li><strong>Frédéric Mege</strong>, film director </li> <li><strong>Géraldine Baché</strong>, head of Mifa projects at CITIA</li> </ul> <p>Following that, a pitch session will help to winnow out the two winners – one per category – who will be invited to travel to Annecy and present their projects there in June 2018, part of the Mifa Animation du Monde pitch sessions.</p> <p>Please explore the following link for <a title="More information about the Andean Call" href="http://andeancall2018.com/" target="_blank">all information concerning the Andean Call</a>, Animation du Monde Ecuador 2018 call for projects and sign-up directly on line at this dedicated site.</p> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Lumière lights up animation https://www.annecy.org/news:a2032 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2032 A stellar event – "Spotlight on Classic Animated Films" – will be held during the October 14-22 Lumière Festival in Lyon (aka Grand Lyon Film Festival).<br /><p>As part of the 5<sup>th</sup> edition of the <a title="Visit the MIFC website" href="http://www.festival-lumiere.org/le-marche-du-film-classique/pr%C3%A9sentation.html" target="_blank">International Classic Film Market</a> (MIFC) of this <a title="Visit Grand Lyon Film Festival website" href="http://www.festival-lumiere.org/en/" target="_blank">Grand Lyon Film Festival</a>, and in partnership with the Annecy Festival and International Animation Film Market, an encounter centered around heritage animation is scheduled for <strong>Wednesday October 18, 10 am. to noon</strong>.</p> <p>During this round table, the various speakers will discuss the subject "<a title="Check out the MIFC programme" href="http://www.mifc.fr/en/programm/the-detailed-program.html" target="_blank"><em>Spotlight on Classic Animated Films</em></a>". Preservation, restoration, circulation: what are the specific requirements, the stakes, and who are the players in heritage animation work?</p> <p>Led by <strong>Nicolas Thys</strong>, an academic and reporter, the speakers will include:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Jean-Baptiste Garnero</strong>, CNC – Direction du Patrimoine </li> <li><strong>Marco de Blois</strong>, programmer-curator, movies, TV and new media – animation, Cinémathèque québécoise </li> <li><strong>Frédéric Monnereau</strong>, distribution and marketing manager, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures France </li> <li><strong>Sylvie Brevignon</strong>, CEO of AllTheAnime </li> <li><strong>Jean-Paul Commin</strong>, author of the book <em>20 ans de cinéma d’animation en France</em>.</li> </ul> <p>To attend this event (FR/ENG simultaneous interpretation) on <strong>Wednesday October 18, 10-12 am.</strong>, register for accreditation to the <a title="Get accreditation!" href="http://www.mifc.fr/en/registration.html" target="_blank">Lumière Festival’s MIFC</a>.</p> <p><a title="Check out the MIFC programme" href="http://www.mifc.fr/en/programm/the-detailed-program.html" target="_blank"><strong>Check out the detailed program</strong></a></p> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The race to the Césars is on! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2026 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2026 The animated short films chosen to run for the 2018 French César award has just been announced. Eight of these 12 films were shown at the Annecy Festival.<br /><p>Eight animated short films shown or awarded at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival have been chosen by the <a title="Visit the French Academy of Arts and Film Techniques website" href="http://www.academie-cinema.org/en/" target="_blank">French Academy of Arts and Film Techniques</a> to compete for the <strong>2018 César</strong>.</p> <p>Congratulations to the following film crews:</p> <ul> <li><a title="Check out the film index" href="https://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2014:en/mifa-2014:en/mifa-pitches-prizewinner/mifa-pitch-prizewinners-index:proj-20147004" target="_blank"><em><strong>Alphonse Gets Lost</strong></em></a> by Catherine Buffat and Jean-Luc Gréco <br />Ciclic Prize at the 2014 Mifa Pitches </li> <li><a title="Check out the film index" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival/awards/film-index-award-winner:film-20162147" target="_blank"><em><strong>Scenery</strong></em></a> by Alberto Vázquez <br />Festivals Connexion – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / In partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma award at the 2016 Annecy Festival </li> <li><a title="Check out the film index" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20170601" target="_blank"><em><strong>I Want Pluto to Be a Planet Again</strong></em></a> by Marie Amachoukeli and Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka <br />In official selection at the 2017 Annecy Festival </li> <li><a title="Check out the film index" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/awards/film-index-award-winner:film-20170969" target="_blank"><em><strong>The Ogre</strong></em></a> by Laurène Braibant <br />Jury Distinction and "CANAL+ Creative Aid" Award for a Short Film at the 2017 Annecy Festival </li> <li><a title="Check out the film index" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:film-20161795" target="_blank"><em><strong>The Bald Future</strong></em></a> by Paul Cabon <br />In official selection at the 2016 Annecy Festival </li> <li><a title="Check out the film index" href="https://www.annecy.org/about/archives:en/2012:en/2012-creative-focus/2012-selected-projects/project-index:proj-20127082" target="_blank"><em><strong>My Man (Squid)</strong></em></a> by Stéphane Cadoret <br />Creative Focus, 2012 Annecy Festival </li> <li><a title="Check out the film index" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/awards/film-index-award-winner:film-20171984" target="_blank"><em><strong>Negative Space</strong></em></a> by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata <br />André-Martin Special Distinction for a French Short Film and FIPRESCI Award at the 2017 Annecy Festival </li> <li><a title="Check out the film index" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/awards/film-index-award-winner:film-20171639" target="_blank"><em><strong>Grandpa Walrus</strong></em></a> by Lucrèce Andreae <br />Audience Award at the 2017 Annecy Festival</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/download.php?id=36137">Check out the full list</a> of preselected short films.</p> <p>Good luck to all! The 4 films nominated for the prestigious César 2018 for best animated short will be <strong>revealed on Wednesday, 31<sup>th</sup> January 2018</strong>.</p> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 European Animation Plan https://www.annecy.org/news:a2024 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2024 The animation sector has teamed up in order to find out the key objectives that will unleash the potential of European animation.<br /><p><strong>Creative Europe</strong>, mandated by the European Commission, through the management of the MEDIA programme, has been entrusted to implement a <strong>plan in favour of European animation</strong>, with the support of, inter alia, the <a title="More info about the Annecy International Animation Film Market (Mifa)" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/presentation:en" target="_blank">Annecy International Animation Film Market</a>, the <a title="More info about Cartoon Forum" href="http://www.cartoon-media.eu/cartoon-forum/cartoon-forum-2017.htm" target="_blank">Cartoon Forum</a> and the <a title="More info about Cartoon Movie" href="http://www.cartoon-media.eu/cartoon-movie-event/cartoon-movie-2017.htm" target="_blank">Cartoon Movie</a>.</p> <p>In June 2017, the Mifa had welcomed a bunch of well-known figures in the field in order to discuss that development plan for European animation. This week, a press conference was held during the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse to announce the key objectives to unleash the potential of the sector.</p> <p>The Animation Plan aims at:</p> <ul> <li>Fostering the global reach and appeal of EU animation; </li> <li>Making Europe a great place to work for European talent and talent from abroad; </li> <li>Making access to finance easier.</li> </ul> <p><a title="More information about the European Animation Plan" href="http://mailchi.mp/ed48f78b9c41/animationplanforeu?e=4315d9b589" target="_blank">More information about the European Animation Plan</a></p> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 The secrets of prize-winning short films! https://www.annecy.org/news:a2020 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2020 Discover the interviews of Annecy 2017 prize-winning short film directors, recorded during the Festival’s Shorts & Breakfast meets.<br /><p>Traditionally, each day of the Annecy Festival begins with <strong>Shorts & Breakfast</strong>, orchestrated by Marcel Jean, Artistic Director. These meet-ups are a rich opportunity to exchange with the directors of the competing short films, exploring their film-making secrets and intentions.</p> <p>We invite you to listen, or re-listen, to the interviews of several directors whose short films won prizes at this year’s Festival.</p> <p>On the menu for these Shorts & Breakfast:</p> <ul> <li>Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, for <em><strong>Negative Space</strong></em>: FIPRESCI Award and André-Martin Special Distinction for a French Short Film </li> <li>Katariina Lillqvist, for <em><strong>Radio Dolores</strong></em>: Best Original Music Award for a Short Film, sponsored by the SACEM </li> <li>Laurène Braibant, for <em><strong>L’ogre</strong></em>: Jury distinction and "Canal+ Creative Aid" Award for a Short Film </li> <li>Lucrèce Andreae, for <em><strong>Pépé le morse</strong></em>: Audience Award </li> <li>Sergiu Negulici, for <strong>Splendida Moarte Accident</strong>: "Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film </li> <li>Ayce Kartal, for Kötü Kiz: Jury Award </li> <li>Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, for <em><strong>Min Börda</strong></em>: Cristal for a Short Film </li> <li>Francis, for <em><strong>Dix puissance moins quarante-trois seconde</strong></em>: "Off-Limits" Award </li> <li>Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot, for <em><strong>Nothing Happens</strong></em>: Festivals Connexion Award – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / In partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma, and André-Martin Award for a French Short Film </li> <li>Cloud Yang, for <em><strong>Valley of White Birds</strong></em>: Junior Jury Award for a Short Film</li> </ul> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLs3Yp0_HhfXUrqLdKKhct84lKwb0Q0-nl" width="720" height="405"></iframe></div> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Virtual Reality in Production https://www.annecy.org/news:a2021 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2021 Check out the video of the ‘Virtual Reality in Production’ conference held during the Annecy 2017 Meetings.<br /><p>At the most recent International Animated Film Festival virtual reality was the subject of choice for a conference within the Meetings sessions. <strong>Jérôme Mouscadet</strong>, <strong>Quentin Auger</strong> and <strong>Jean-François Ramos</strong>, respectively director, technical director and line producer at <a title="Visit Studio 100 Animation website" href="https://www.studio100animation.net/" target="_blank">Studio 100 Animation</a>, led a lively discussion on this technique.</p> <p>They focused more specifically on the production phase of projects, discussing how virtual reality tools can fit into a traditional linear production pipeline and how these tools may modify the design and drafting of a storyboard. All these questions need to be raised to determine whether the innovations engendered by virtual reality may eventually become the norms of the future.</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/phQNpIdmAwY?rel=0?ecver=2" width="720" height="405"></iframe></div> <p>This Annecy Festival conference was moderated by <strong>Marie-Pierre Journet</strong> and filmed and edited by <a title="Visit Canopé website" href="https://www.reseau-canope.fr/" target="_blank">Canopé</a>.</p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Mifa Expert Insights https://www.annecy.org/news:a2022 https://www.annecy.org/actualites:a2022 During the Mifa, a team ventured out to meet with professionals and ask them about their presence at the market and the current state of the animation industry.<br /><p>In June 2017 the International Animation Film Market welcomed over 3,000 professionals hailing from more than 70 countries. For this year’s edition, the Mifa expanded its floor space by 1,000 m2, extended its duration and set up a new structure, the Mifa Campus.</p> <p>An outstanding event during which animation professionals played the game by answering our questions, among them:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Kristine Belson</strong>, President of Sony Pictures Animation </li> <li><strong>Allison Abbate</strong>, Producer & EVP of Theatrical Animation at Warner Animation Group </li> <li><strong>Eric Coleman</strong>, SVP of Original Programming and General Manager at Disney Television Animation </li> <li><strong>Marge Dean</strong>, General Manager at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and <strong>Julie Ann Crommett</strong>, VP of Multicultural Audience Engagement at Walt Disney Company, both of them members of Women in Animation.</li> </ul> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLs3Yp0_HhfXUwR_yBUAgnf47Wp0bAp4Uu" width="720" height="405"></iframe></div> <p>Discover their expectations concerning the 2017 Mifa, their viewpoints on how the animation industry is doing and their projects… Enjoy the show!</p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200