CANAL+ lounge chairs sprawled out on la Plage: isn't that comfy?


Mifa Pitches prize giving session for TV series and specials

Ciclic Award
A Week with Shuteye
Claire Sichez, Claire Paoletti and Mai Nguyen, France

Disney Channel Award
Yo, Elvis Riboldi / I, Elvis Riboldi
Javier Galán, Daniel Cerdà Emery, Jaume Copons, Ramon Cabrera, Oscar Julve, Ivan Agenjo, Spain

The Mifa would like to thank Western Digital, partner of the Mifa Pitches, and Disney Channel, partner of the Mifa Pitches for TV series and specials

Prizewinners of the Espoirs de l’Animation 2014 on the topic of Monkey Business

Les Espoirs of the Professional Jury: 2 films have tied

Dans ma bulle
Matthieu Daures, Agathe Leroux, Paola de Sousa and Noémie Gauthier

Allo... Chloé ?
Reza Amirriahi

Les Espoirs of the viewers


Tatie Tango
Pierre Grillere, Noémi Gruner et Marion Ichard


Grégoire de Bernouis, Sacha Bricler, Baptiste Drapeau and Ulric Leprovost


Dans ma bulle
Matthieu Daures, Agathe Leroux,  Paola de Sousa and Noémie Gauthier


A selection of films to watch online!

Check out the films

Stop by the Boutique du Festival @ bdfugue at centre Bonlieu, 1 rue Jean Jaurès, Annecy

Online Boutique


Find the entire programme, ticketing, news and handy Festival info on the MyAnnecy14 app!


Check out the captions and photo credits from the slideshwo on Flickr.

Boulet's daily drawing



Yesterday's Shorts & Breakfast


"The Boxtrolls"


Trailer "Little from the Fish Shop"


"Longway North"


Teaser "Giovanni's Island"


Teaser "The Boy and the World"



Recrutement Mifa / Mifa Recruitment, Impérial Palace - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Cartoon Network Recruiting Session!


Join the team at Cartoon Network!

From 1:00 to 4:00 pm, come and meet the CN team at la Brasserie du Parc at the Impérial Palace. They are looking for the next generation of animation talent, who love new ideas and creator driven cartoons, to join their prestigious short form programme. Come with your work in hand, introduce yourself and make a good impression!

Please note that registration is required

Boutique du Festival @ bgfugue - Photo : F. Blin/CITIA

Souvenirs from the Boutique du Festival @ bdfugue


Don't leave the Festival without swinging by the official Boutique!

The Boutique du Festival @ bdfugue is located at centre Bonlieu, at the BD Fugue Café in the bookstore.

There, you will find various Festival 2014 items like books, DVDs, posters, T-shirts and much more.

The Boutique is also hosting some Signing Sessions throughout the week and is a great place to take a break, have a refreshment and flip through a book between screenings.

Make the animation magic last long after the Festival is over by stopping in at the Boutique du Festival.

Check out the programme of signing sessions


Dragons 2 / How to Train Your Dragon 2 © 2013 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

An exciting screening of "How to Train Your Dragon 2"

12 June (08:30 pm - 10:15 pm)


Let's travel back to the fantasy world of Hiccup and Toothless, who we met in the first film and are back again to save the lives of men and dragons.

The second chapter in the trilogy will be presented by director Dean DeBlois as a special exclusive screening before its release in France on 2nd July 2014.

With its amazing cast, you may hear some familiar voices in the film, an amazing animation that mixes suspense and comedy!

Come to the salle du haras at 8:30 pm

Le haras



Pitchs Mifa / Mifa Pitches, Impérial Palace - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Mifa Pitches for TV Series and Specials


Today, there will be 8 projects of TV series and specials to discover during the Mifa Pitches sessions at 3:00 pm.

  • Lila and the Giants, Marcus Kenyon, Lindsay Watson, John Lomas-Bullivant, Jonny Ford, Great Britain
  • Monster Anatomy, Anastasia Heinzl, Méryl Franck, Edouard Gibbes, France
  • Anton, Maria Rosario Carlino, Mattias Ferreyra, Tomas Campos, Carmen del Rosario Garzon, Nicolas Giecco, Pablo Spollansky, Argentina
  • A Week with Shuteye, Claire Sichez, Claire Paoletti, Mai Nguyen, France
  • Haïku, Christophe Queval, Philippe Aussel, Stéphanie Yang Chung, Thierry Huillet, France
  • Yo, Elvis Riboldi / I, Elvis Riboldi, Javier Galán, Daniel Cerdà Emery, Jaume Copons, Ramon Cabrera, Oscar Julve, Ivan Agenjo, Spain
  • Frogo and Frogrance, Vesselina Tomova, Yonko Donev, Borislav Scotchev, Aglika Moskovska, Bulgaria
  • Degolas, the Tiny Wood Elf, Jérémy Guiter, Claire Grimond, France
Territory Focus, Impérial Palace - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Come and participate in the Share With and Territory Focus sessions


At the Share With sessions, participate in exclusive meeting spaces, to know all about the needs of key investors concerning acquisitions or content co-productions.

On today's programme:

  • 9:30 am: Nickelodeon
  • 10:15am: CANAL+
  • 11:00 am: CANAL+
  • 11:45 am: TéléTOON – Corus Media
  • 12:30 pm: Aardman Animations
  • 3:15 pm: Cartoon Network
  • 4:00 pm: France Télévisions
  • 4:45 pm: RTVC Señal Colombia
  • 6:15 pm: Lagardère Active (Gulli – Canal J – Tiji)

Thanks to the Territory Focus sessions, you can explore new territories while discovering their talents, companies and productions.

On today's programme:

Speed dating for graphic and literary creatives!

12 June (04:30 pm - 05:00 pm)


An amazing opportunity organised by AGrAF, les Auteurs groupés de l'animation française (French Animation Filmmakers' Association).

AGrAF is offering an uncommon meeting concept as a part of the Mifa Special Events: a speed dating session for graphic artists and screen writers!

Are you a screenwriter looking for a graphic artist to visualise your ideas? Or a graphic artist looking for a screenwriter to collaborate with on a project or develop a whole new world using your creations?

Then don't miss this "date" that promises interesting encounters!

L'Impérial Palace


The Keys to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign with Ulule

12 June (10:00 am - noon)


Ulule is offering workshops to give you all the keys for a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The leading crowdfunding site in Europe and a partner of the Mifa, Ulule is in the best position to give you the best advice regarding strategies and challenges involved in this process.

Come to the Impérial Palace at 10:00 am, and gobble up all the information that Ulule has to offer!

An invitation-only event

L'Impérial Palace


Recrutement Mifa / Mifa Recruitment, Impérial Palace - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Major animation studios are recruiting


Each day at the Mifa, major animation studios will be attending the recruitment sessions.

On today's programme:

  • 9:30 am-12:30 pm: Mobiclic / Toboclic / Milan Presse
  • 9:30 am-12:30 pm: Ubisoft
  • 9:30 am-12:30 pm: Pôle emploi spectacles
  • 9:30 am-12:30 pm: Safari de ville
  • 1:00-4:00 pm: Illumination Mac Guff
  • 1:00-4:00 pm: LAIKA
  • 1:00-4:00 pm: Knightworks
  • 1:00-4:00 pm: Cartoon Network

An exceptional opportunity to show off your work and get scouted!

Please note that registration is required

Conférence de presse / Press Conference - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Press conferences with key players in animation


The biggest French broadcasters that offer youth programming have chosen to hold their press conferences at the Mifa and will present their recent changes.

Come to the press conference today:

  • 10:30 am: Baboon Animation
  • 11:30 am: Les Espoirs de l’animation 2014
  • 12:15 pm: The Lagardère Active youth channels: Gulli, CANAL J and TiJi co-productions
  • 2:30 pm: TFou d’animation
  • 6:00 pm: Youth Channels of the CANAL+ group


Les Rencontres - Annecy 2014

Animation by Phone: How Google Makes Movies

12 June (02:30 pm - 04:00 pm)


A Production Organisation Conference, hosted by interesting speakers that you won't want to miss!

A 3D but not linear animated film by Jan Pinkava, on a Google/Motorola smartphone. Another, by Glen Keane, in 2D and currently in production. Showing how a technological breakthrough radically opens new horizons in terms of narration and creation, and perhaps very shortly, of uses.

Come and learn some of Google's secret!

Chambre de métiers


Conférence Création / Creation Conference, Impérial Palace - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Music and Sound Design in Animation Series

12 June (10:00 am - 11:30 am)


As a part of the Creation Conferences, discover a presentation on the importance of music in an animated series.

Many issues will be discussed in order to answer the following questions: How can you define a character or set an atmosphere? How can you articulate the artistic relationship between the sound and the image, and the composer, sound designer and director? Do broadcasters have a say in this process and what about the economic aspects?

The conference will clear some things up about decisive creative decisions, organised in collaboration with the AGrAF

L'Impérial Palace



L'essentiel du jour / Daily appointments

Daily Appointments


9:00 am

  • Shorts & Breakfast, Festival Bar, haras

10:00 am

  • Creation Conference: Music and Sound Design in Animation Series, Impérial Palace, Ravel A&B
  • Territory Focus: Brazil and Chile, Networking Lounge

10:30 am

  • Screening of the feature film in competition Giovanni's Island, salle du haras

11:30 am

  • Espoirs de l'Animation 2014 Press Conference, Impérial Palace, Verdi A&B

2:30 pm

  • TFou d'animation Press Conference, Impérial Palace, Verdi A&B
  • Production Organisation Conference: Animation by Phone: How Google Makes Movies, Chambre de métiers

4:00 pm

  • Screening of the feature film in competition The Boy and the World, salle du haras

8:30 pm

  • Screening Event: How to Train Your Dragon 2, salle du haras

10:15 pm

  • Open-air screening: How to Train Your Dragon, the Pâquier
Conférence de presse longs métrages en compétition / Press Conference Feature Films in competition - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Two Press Conferences Feature films in competition


Every day, the screenings of features in competition will be followed by a press conference with the film's crew.

These conferences will be moments of discovery and bonding and will be hosted by a film journalist. Priority access to press badgeholders.

On today's programme: