FIGURES OF THE DAY

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Festival bags up for grabs, full of catalogues, flyers and goodies!

AS IT HAPPENS

DOFUS Book 1 – Julith

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!

New!

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

MyAnnecy14

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

Photos

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

Boulet's daily drawing

VIDEOS OF THE DAY

 

Trailer "Mr Hublot"

 
 

Teaser "Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: a Rapid Love Story"

 
 

Teaser "Frozen"

 
 

Puppet Show, Behind the Scenes of Stop-Motion

 
 

Gobelins video: String

 

FOCUS ON

Vote en ligne / Vote online - Photo : K. Pauli/CITIA

MyHomeFestival

 

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:

  • the official selection of commissioned films in competition
  • three special programmes, shown exclusively online, presenting stop-motion animation (The Animated Dreams of Nukufilm 3), the McLaren legacy (Shapes) and Pierre Hébert at the NFB.

With MyHomeFestival, Annecy is bringing animation closer to everyone by showing a taster of the films shown during the Festival.

Dessin en direct / Drawing in live, Norman MCLAREN, ONF Canada

McLaren Now

 

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:

  • a selection of films by some of McLaren's heirs and filmmakers of today, shown on the NFB website
  • two similar programmes, shown as sneak previews during Annecy 2014
  • a programme of films shown exclusively online on MyHomeFestival

In parallel, the Annecy museums are also celebrating Norman McLaren with:

  • an exhibition at the Musée-Château: Norman McLaren Inheritance & Pierre Hébert
  • a cine-concert in the Musée-Château courtyard: with Rolling over "Blinkity Blank", Pierre Hébert will pay tribute to McLaren and to his radical and precursory films
  • a book about the artistic affiliation between McLaren and Pierre Hébert, co-edited with l'Œil publications
  • an open-air screening on the giant screen in the Musée-Château courtyard: La Plante humaine by Pierre Hébert, a key work that keeps in line with McLaren's films

A whole programme dedicated to celebrating this animation pioneer!

Lettres de femmes, Augusto Zanovello, PICTOR MEDIA, XBO FILMS

14-18, Animate the Great War

 

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:

  • Le Soldat méconnu, directed by Jérémie Malavoy and animated by Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach
  • The latest productions directed by Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef, Wendy Morris and Michael Palmers
  • Lettres de femmes by Augusto Zanovello, winner of the Audience Award at Annecy 2013
  • War Game by Dave Unwin, prizewinner for best TV Special at Annecy 2001
  • Le Jour de gloire... by Bruno Collet, in competition at Annecy 2007

Check out the entire programme for this commemoration:

The Horror of the Trenches

The Hopes of the Armistice

Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

The International Emmy Awards at Annecy!

 

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.

SCREENING EVENTS

"Mune" - 2014 Onyx Films - Orange Studio - Kinology

Exclusive first footage from "Mune" and "The Little Prince"

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

 

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!

Salle Pierre Lamy

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"Feast" ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

"Feast" – The New Short from Disney Animation Studios

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

 

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.

Le haras

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"Inside Out", Disney•Pixar

A Look Inside Disney•Pixar's "Inside Out"

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

 

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.

Le haras

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TALKING MIFA

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

Mifa Pitches, feature films

10 June (03:00 pm - 06:00 pm)

 

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:

  • Duck Fight by Juck Somsaman and Wanichaya Phraejunya (Thailand)
  • Tombés du nid by Cédric Lachenaud, Marine Lachenaud and Julien Rossire (France)
  • Coração das trevas by Rogerio Nunes, Sergio Nesteriuk, José Carvalho, Estella Piccin, Mica Farina, Amon Tobin, Victor Canela and Erasmo Alcantara (Brazil)
  • The Mango Brothers by Alvaro Ceppi and Carlos Bleycher (Chile)
  • Mysi patrí do nebe by Denisa Grimmová, Vladimír Lhoták, Noro Držiak and Alice Nellis (Germany, Czech Republic)
  • Hillbrow by Porteus Xandau, Herman Le Roux and Sven Harding (South Africa)

Pick out the projects that spark your interest and meet their makers!

L'Impérial Palace

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Apéro-rézo Imaginove - Photo : A. Simonnot/CITIA

A cocktail party devoted to the network thrown by Imaginove!

 

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 lgudgel@imaginove.fr.

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

Some of the biggest animation studios are recruiting!

 

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

TALKING MEETINGS

Conférence Chambre de métiers - Photo : D. Bouchet/CITIA

Presentations from 2 stop-motion animation studios

10 June (02:30 pm - 05:30 pm)

 

As part of the Production Organisation conferences, come and discover two major international animation studios: Aardman Animations and the LAIKA studio.

Anatomy of a studio: Aardman Animations

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.

Presentation of the LAIKA studio: "Coraline", "ParaNorman", "The Boxtrolls"...

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

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"Le Film des Schtroumpfs (titre provisoire) / The Smurfs Movie (temporary title)" - Kelly Asburi © 2014 Sony Pictures Animation. All rights reserved.

An update on the future Smurfs film

10 June (11:15 am - 12:30 pm)

 

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

"La Reine des neiges / Frozen", Kris Buck, Jennifer Lee © 2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Open-Air Screening of "Frozen"

10 June (10:15 pm - 12:00 am)

 

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!

Le Pâquier

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Pierre Hébert, Courtesy Animator Festival

An Exclusive Performance: Rolling Over "Blinkity Blank"

10 June (08:30 pm)

 

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

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Isao Takahata - Photo : F. Blin/CITIA

A Conversation with Isao Takahata

10 June (02:00 pm - 03:30 pm)

 

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!

Cinéma Pathé

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L'essentiel du jour / Daily appointments

Daily appointments

 

Each day, plenty of events will animate the Festival! Here is a taste of a few key moments that shouldn't be missed!

9:00 am

  • Shorts & Breakfast, Festival Bar, haras

9:30 am

  • Work in Progress of DOFUS Book 1 – Julith, salle Pierre Lamy
  • Recruitment session with the Disney Channel EMEA, Impérial Palace, Brasserie
  • Production Organisation conference, Mixed Images and Transgenre Programmes, Chambre de métiers
 

10:00 am

  • Creation conference, The Creative Process: How to Develop and Produce a Creator-Driven Global Hit Property, Impérial Palace, Ravel A&B

10:30 am

  • Feature film, in competition Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: a Rapid Love Story, salle du haras
  • Feature film, out of competition Truth Has Fallen, Décavision 3

12:00 pm

  • Talkabout Folimage and its 2014 Residence, Impérial Palace, Ravel A&B

12:30 pm

  • Screening Event, A Look Inside Disney•Pixar's "Inside Out", salle du haras

2:00 pm

  • Masterclass, A Conversation with Isao Takahata, 2014 Honorary Award recipient, Décavision 2

2:30 pm

  • Production Organisation conference, Anatomy of 2 Stop-motion Animation Studios: Aardman Animations and LAIKA, Chambre de métiers

4:00 pm

  • Screening Event, Mune (first footage) and The Little Prince (extracts),salle Pierre Lamy
  • Screening Event, "Feast" – The New Short from Disney Animation Studios, salle du haras
  • Feature film, out of competition Justin and the Knights of Valour, Décavision 4

8:30 pm

  • Screening Event, Free Birds, salle du haras

10:15 pm

  • Open-air screening, karaoke version, of Frozen, le Pâquier
Conférence de presse longs métrages en compétition / Press Conference Feature Films in competition - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

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:

Le Pâquier - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Orange, a partner of creation and animation

 

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!