Festival bags up for grabs, full of catalogues, flyers and goodies!
Find out how the medieval fantasy world of the role playing game DOFUS has been adapted for animation.
A must appointment for all fans of the game!
Check out the captions and photo credits from the slideshwo on Flickr.
A programme of films to enjoy online!
This year Annecy is offering you MyHomeFestival to discover a selection of free films online, accessible by all.
From 9th to 30th June 2014, you'll be able to watch:
With MyHomeFestival, Annecy is bringing animation closer to everyone by showing a taster of the films shown during the Festival.
The Annecy Festival and the NFB have collaborated on a special programme devoted to Norman McLaren, to celebrate the centenary of his birth.
To highlight McLaren's innovation and exploration, which is still being felt in contemporary work of today, discover:
In parallel, the Annecy museums are also celebrating Norman McLaren with:
A whole programme dedicated to celebrating this animation pioneer!
This 14-18 programme came about through the common desire of three animation festivals, Anima Brussels, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Stuttgart Trickfilm Festival, to pay tribute in their own way to the victims of this war.
The Annecy Festival invites you to discover several films in this special programme:
Check out the entire programme for this commemoration:
For the first time, the Mifa will host one of the semi-finals for the selection of the International Emmy Awards, in the "Kids Animation" category.
This selection day is co-organised with the Île-de-France Commission and its director Olivier-René Veillon, member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It is an opportunity to strengthen ties between decision makers from major large international groups and French industry professionals working in animation and digital creation.
The final International Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on the 25th November in New York.
Come and take a look at some extracts from these two highly awaited films!
Discover some first footage from Mune, by Alexandre Heboyan and Benoît Philippon, the story of a planet submerged in darkness after the sun and moon were stolen.
Some never-before-seen extracts from The Little Prince will also be shown! Adapted from the famous book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this 3D animation is creating quite a buzz.
Take advantage of this opportunity to be one of the first to see this footage!
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Walt Disney Animation Studios new short "Feast" makes its world premiere at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, following Disney’s Annecy world premieres of 2012’s Oscar®-winning short "Paperman" and 2013’s Oscar-nominated short "Get A Horse!"
Feast, a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, Paperman) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
A must-see world exclusive!
Walt Disney Animation Studios new big-screen adventure Big Hero 6, the studio’s follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning feature Frozen brings its fast-paced action to Annecy.
Join Academy Award® winning director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) for an exclusive introduction to his new film, Inside Out.
Coming to theaters in 2015, be one of the first audiences in the world to take a sneak peek into this wildly original idea. Inside Out takes audiences to the most extraordinary location Pixar has ever explored: inside the human mind. Pete Docter will treat the audience to never-before-seen materials, including original concept artwork and a work-in-progress sequence from the film, as he discusses the genesis of the idea and presents a look behind-the-scenes of this truly ambitious film.
Come and take part in the Pitches for the 6 selected feature film projects, all never-before-seen, in the first phases of development and looking for producers, distributors or funding.
On the programme:
Pick out the projects that spark your interest and meet their makers!
Imaginove is organising their "network cocktail" during Mifa and invites you to come and share a moment of exchanges!
The night before Mifa opens, come and enjoy the Festival atmosphere over drinks, outdoors, by the lake. Delegations from South Africa, Canada and Belgium will be there offering a great opportunity to meet people from around the world and also do a little networking.
Come to the Networking Lounge at 6:30 pm!
Open to all, but sign up with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each day during Mifa, major animation studios will be coming to the recruitment sessions!
On today's programme:
An amazing opportunity to present your portfolio and try to get scouted!
Please note: registration required
As part of the Production Organisation conferences, come and discover two major international animation studios: Aardman Animations and the LAIKA studio.
Peter Lord, Creative Director of the studio, will talk about the singular philosophy of the Aardman studios that over the years has helped to renew the miracle of an exceptional originality with mass appeal.
Mark Shapiro, Head of Entertainment Brand Marketing, will come to tell you all about LAIKA, an American studio behind several hit animated features.
Two new and enriching meetings!
Chambre de métiers
As a part of the Work in Progress sessions, Sony Pictures Animation is coming to present the advancements of their upcoming feature "The Smurfs Movie" (working title).
This fully computer-animated feature will be closer to Peyo's original Smurfs artwork and not a sequel of the other Smurfs films. It tells the story about how everything began for our beloved little blue creatures.
Kelly Asbury and Bob Osher will explore how the character designs, environments and world created by Peyo were translated into CG, and the inspiration behind this brand new Smurfs project.
The unique opportunity to discover how a film is born and developed.
Salle Pierre Lamy
Once again, Disney takes you to an enchanted world for the coolest comedy adventure ever!
Come and discover or rediscover the enchanted world of Disney through the coolest adventure that will carry you away to a land of towering peaks and snowy valleys to encounter rowdy trolls, joyful snowmen and remarkable reindeer. All that right in the middle of the Pâquier, in karaoke version!
Come to watch and listen to a surprising performance at the Musée-Château: a cine-concert paying tribute to Norman McLaren.
Rolling Over "Blinkity Blank" is Pierre Hébert's tribute to Norman McLaren and his precursory and radical films. A true performance, this multidisciplinary improvisation will combine the musical talents of Andrea Martignoni with film scratching and digital installations to highlight McLaren's pioneering work in film and animation.
Find out all about this extraordinary event
Château d'Annecy, musée lacs et montagnes
Annecy is offering you a rare moment to share with Isao Takahata (the 2014 Honorary Award recipient).
Since Isao Takahata is coming to Annecy, it's the perfect opportunity for the legendary filmmaker to speak publicly with Xavier Kawa-Topor, Director of the Abbaye de Fontevraud and founder of the Nouvelles Images du Japon Festival (1999-2003) at the Forum des images. He was responsible for setting up the first retrospective dedicated to Takahata in Paris, 1999.
The translation of the interview will be carried out by Ilan Nguyên, specialist on Takahata's work and also responsible for the organisation of Nouvelles Images du Japon.
A unique occasion to get up close to this master of animation!
Each day, plenty of events will animate the Festival! Here is a taste of a few key moments that shouldn't be missed!
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:
Orange supports creation and is offering an original digital operation!
This creative experience will be described before the open-air screening on the Pâquier. Two graphic designers will be put to the test to improvise and create an animated character by following directions from the audience. The whole thing will be interactive and seen on the social networks!
It will be the spectators themselves who will choose the future character's features and the audience will vote for their favourite via Twitter by using the hashtags #Orange and #annecyfestival.
Starting tomorrow, you can find the two improvised characters on the online Daily Newsletter, then vote for your favourite via Twitter using the #Orange and #annecyfestival hashtags to elect the best creation.
Voting will be open until Friday 13th June at 4 pm and the winner will be announced the next day on the Daily Newsletter.
Participate in this interesting experience! A tweet will be selected at random and the lucky tweeter will win a fun prize!